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August 12, 2009

Krishnastami Recipes

Rava Kesari Bath

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup rava
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 5 Piece pistas, slivered
  • 5 Piece almonds, slivered
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 10 Raisins
  • 2 Pinches saffron, soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Few drops yellow colour
  • 2-1/2 Cups water
How to make Kesari Bath:

  • Take a large heavy pan and heat ghee in it.
  • Add rava and roast over low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes until aroma exudes, keep stirring.
  • Meanwhile, put water on medium-high heat, add sugar and bring it to a boil.
  • Add this water to the rava, little at a time, mix well.
  • Combine more boiling water with it if grain is hard.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except colour, save a little amount of almonds and pistas for garnishing.
  • Cover and simmer until ghee separates.
  • Combine colour with it, mix well.
  • Garnish Kesari Bhath with almonds and pistas.
Andhra Tamarind Rice(Chintapandu Pulihora)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cup rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup thick tamarind extract
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 15-20 fresh curry leaves
  • 6-8 green chillies slit in two
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • few curry leaves
  • 3 tblsp channa dal
  • 5 tblsp ground nuts

Method:

  • Heat the 1/2 Cup oil in a pan.
  • When hot add the channa dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves, green chillies, asafetida powder.
  • Fry until the dal is golden brown, add the salt, turmeric powder,grated ginger, ground nuts and fry for a few minutes on low flame.
  • Boil for 15 – 20 minutes. till the quantity reduces to 1/2 and thick.
  • Put the cooked rice in a dish, add required quantity of the tamarind mixture to the rice and stir well.
  • Keep covered until ready to serve.

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