Saturday, August 25, 2007

Happy Onam 2007

Dear Samayalites,

Happy Onam.Enjoy your Onam Sadhya.

pic : googling

Onam is the harvest festival of Kerela,India.
The festival cherishes the memory of the legendary King Mahabali.

Onam wikipedia...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy 60th Independence Day 2007 and 1 yr anniversary

Dear Samayalites and friends,

Happy 60th Independence Day.Hats of to ARR for marking this 60th Independence day with all the famous voices of India.Listen..


Read more about indian flag

Also,Websamayal's was born on August 8 2006.

My first posts Myself,Tomato-Onion-Corriander chutney


I am not so consistent and dedicated to blogging like the pioneers Indiraji,Ashaji,VCuisine's Viji.They are so committed and a word about Ashaji who cares to leave a comment always.Ashaji, i guess your day has more than 24 hours.I sometimes wonder how you get time to manage everything.Thanks to all of the samayalites(fellow bloggers),friends for your valuable comments which inspires me to do more and more.

This blog is my cooking scrap book which i share with all of you.

Eventhough,my camera is piled up with photos from tried out recipes,i am not being a active blogger for more than 6 months now.Lots of things happening, my passion for cooking is still with me,but not able to share with you all.Today i was determined to write this post and i did .

Not best shots but good shots.......
Baked Buffalo Wings

Shrimp Briyani

Paneer Burji

Grilled Chicken Legs

I will try to post the recipes soon.

Monday, June 18, 2007

I am Back.........

Hello Samayalites and Friends,

I am happy to be back with you all.I was away for a project to Seattle,Washington.

I was visiting you'll now and then.Here are some of pleasant memories..

Read more about tulip town here.

Pictures from Tulip Festival,Seattle,Washington

Will meet you'll with some more........

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentines Day 2007

Happy Valentine's Day friends,samayalites


Friday, January 26, 2007

Happy Republic Day 2007

You can take a person
out of INDIA,but not INDIA out of a person

Happy Republic Day JAI HINDH.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Pongal 2007

Pongal Celebration pictures

kolam near the entrance
sweet pongal and kara pongal prasadh

Recipes later.I was lucky to get sugarcane this time as it is the most important ingredient for the offerings.

Happy Pongal samayalites.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Happy Pongal/Sankaranti

Dear Samayalites,Friends,Readers,

Hope that your Newyear has started with new wishes and dreams.May The Divine be with you all in all your endeavors.

My First post in this NewYear is starting with Pongal Wishes.Pongal or the Harvest Festival of South India-as i explain to my American friends as Indian Thanksgiving.We thank the SUN god(Surya Bhagavan) for giving a good harvest by cooking the newly harvest rice from fields and offering it to the God(it is done before Sunrise) and asking his blessing to continue the next year.It is celebrated as Pongal in TamilNadu and Sankaranti in other parts of India.Pongal is also called Farmer's Festival(Ulavar Thirunaal).

Read more here.

Back home Pongal mood is set the night before starting from choosing kolam/rangoli to decorate the front entrance/patio.

kolam / rangoli
Then the following morning,wake up before sunrise.The stage for Pongal pooja is set in the front of the home.All kinds of vegetables,sugarcane are placed as offering along with 3 brick/clay stones to be posed as Stove on which the pongal pot is placed.The newly harvest rice is cooked and offered to God.
pongal pot
Wish You all a Happy Pongal and Happy Sankaranti.Meet you all after Pongal with sweet pongal(sakarai pongal) dish.

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