Thursday, September 1, 2011

GANESH CHATURTI-2011

This is a festival celebrated by many of us in all the states.Before marriage i was in Mumbai where this festival is celebrated in a grand manner for 10 days.In Chennai,each house must be celebrating but not grand like mumbai.My husband usually does this pooja and i make all the neivediyamsand distribute to my neighbour.We always buy small coloured pillayar,wear dhoti decorate it with some ornaments and flowers.On the next day I drop it in the well.
The neivedyams which I made this year were,Sweet modakam,Ellu modakam,salt modakam,Appam,Vadai,Sundal,Idly,Payasam,
INGREDIENTS FOR MODAKAM.
Outer covering:
Rice -2cups
Oil-1tbsp
Pinch of salt
Water-2cups.
METHOD:
soak the rice for 3-4 hrs.Drain the water and grind it to smooth flour(dry).Microwave the flour for 2 minutes.This hint was given on t.v.and the dough turned out to be very well.Heat the water and add oil and salt,make it into asmooth dough.

Stuffing:
COconut scrapings -1cup
Jaggery-1/2 cup
Cardamom-2
Take the coconut and jaggery in a kadai and heat it on a medium fire till it becomes dry add the cardamom.Shape the dough in to modak shape and steam it.
Ellu stuffing:
Fry 1/2 cup of sesame seeds till it splutters.Add 1/4 cup jaggery and blend it into a powder.Add cardamom powder.Shape it to along shape and stuff this ,steam it.
Salt stuffing:
Urad dal-1/2 cup
Mustard-1tsp
Green chillies-2
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Oil-1tsp
Coconut-1/4 cup
Soak the urad dal for one hour and grind it  coarsely.Take a kadai add the oil,mustard.After it sputters,Add this mixture make it like usli.Add coconut.Make a round shape of the covering ,add the stuffing then close it like a triangel.steam it.
Payasam;
This is a recipe from my daughter.Archana.here is the link.http://archguru.blogspot.com/2011/08/dates-and-almond-payasam5-ingredients.html
Vadai
Urad dal-1cup
Green chillies -2
Curry leavesfew
Salt to taste
Oilfor frying
Soak the dal for 2 hrs and grind it to smooth batter,adding the chillies,hing,salt and curry leaves with out adding water.Make  round shape and fry it in oil.
Sundal:
Soak the black chana overnight and pressure cook it for 4 whistles.Drain the water and Take a kadai add one tsp of oil,add mustard,curry leaves,When it splutters,add the chana,salt coriander powder,chilly powder.hing.Add ition of coconut can also be done.
We make Idly with raw rice.Soak raw rice-2cups with one cup of urad dal and grind it to a smooth batter.Allow it to ferment and make soft idlies.







8 comments:

  1. Happy Ganesh Chathurthi Nirmala :)

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  2. Everything looks absolutely divine..Happy Ganesh CHathurthi wishes..

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  3. Your Ganesh Chaturthi spread looks superb! I did modak too today and will be posting my version later.. Thanks for stopping by :o)

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  4. Nice dishes. Hope u had a good time

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  5. You have a nice space with interesting recipes, enjoyed browsing through them. Chathurthi platter is too good. Glad to follow u :):)

    Chitchat

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  6. Looks like a delicious plate of food - Hope you had a wonderful Ganesh Chaturthi!

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