Friday, August 10, 2012

Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations 2012

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Happy Krishna Jayanthi to all my readers.

Hope you all celebrated Krishna's birthday well just as we did.

This year my location of celebration has changed and the change was beautiful. We decorated the huge krishna & Radha idols beautifully and did pooja for the lord. :)

We made four prasadams for the lord this time. Sweet poha, Parsi peni, Spicy seedai and peanut balls. The gods would have enjoyed and yes, I enjoyed too :)

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Spicy Seedai version 2

Ingredients:

Rice flour - 4 cups
Roasted gram flour (Pottu Kadalai / Senigapappu) - 1 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 3
Lemon juice - 2 tblsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - for taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - for deep frying

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Method:

Take freshly ground rice flour (Wet flour) and dry roast it in a pan for 10 mins on low flame. Test it by taking a pinch of the flour and drawing a line on the flour. The line should fall clean and clearly. Keep this aside until it comes to room temperature.

Grind the roasted gram to make roasted gram flour. Grind the chillies into paste.

Take a mixing bowl and beat butter. Add both the flours, ground chilly paste and lemon juice, asafoetida and salt to the bowl. Take a tsp of oil in another pan and crackle mustard seeds and add it to the mixing bowl as well. Mix all this together by sprinkling some water to make a pliable dough.

Now pinch small portions of the dough and make balls or small cylindrical shape as I have done and place on a greased plate or lotus leaf.

Once you finish rolling all the dough, fry them in oil until it turns light brown and crispy.

Enjoying popping the tangy and spicy seedai into your mouth :)


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Peanut Balls (Store style)

Ingredients:

Peanuts - 2 cups
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp

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Method:

Dry roast the peanuts for five mins on medium flame and allow it to cool.

Take a heavy bottomed vessel and drop in the jaggery and water. Cook it on medium flame until the jaggery melts and becomes a thick syrup. Check by pouring one drop of syrup in a bowl of water, the drop shouldn't dissolve, it should form a ball.

Once it reaches that consistency, mix in the peanuts and mix well until all the peanuts are coated well.

Grease a large plate with some ghee and transfer the peanuts to the plate. Grease your hands with ghee and make balls quickly. Allow it to come to room temperature and store in air tight box.

Enjoy eating the peanut balls :)

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Written by: Nithya
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10 comments:

Kurinji said...

Beautifl clicks and nice seedai...u

Kadhyaa said...

happy janamsti to you and your family :) beautiful clicks :)

Devi said...

Beautiful!.. Happy krishna jayanthi!

Achu said...

Beautiful & Lovely :) Wish you and your family the same :) Could u please link the peanut balls to my entry host event by jagruti...http://tangymind.blogspot.com/2012/07/announcing-know-your-natural-sweetness.html

Awaiting to see your entries

Archana said...

beautiful pics. Happy Janmasthmi to you.
I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

DivyaGCP said...

Amazing clicks.. Janmastami wishes to you.

Az said...

great snaps!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Happy krishna jayanthi to you and your family..Lovely clicks..

Sowmya Karthy said...

Nice Clicks and new idea of using green chili in seedai. We usually do with red chili powder..

Sowmya
http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in

Spice up the Curry said...

Happy krishna jayanthi!..
peanuts ball looks amazing

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