Thursday, January 24, 2008

Patriotism in plate

I am virtually joining to celebrate Republic Day event hosted by Pooja for the Theme of the Month.


Little History to share

January 26 2008 – 59 th Republic Day


Back to my memories
Republic Day in India was another National holiday being a school kid. I remember our beach road blocked for the parade. The statue of Gandhi has been decorated with lights and flower garlands. The whole nation celebrates with spirit. This 59 th Republic Day will be celebrated with the Chief Guest- French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

As far as relating Food world and the History: The great spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi began a non-violence protest against the British for the Salt Tax .The event called Salt Satyagraha (Salt March) on March 12, 1930.
Recipe to share





I came out with a very simple recipe, may be eaten everyday in all Indian houses. Glad, it could be classified in my Dummies section!
The curd rice /yogurt rice got a smiley face or patriotic touch! It all depends how you view my art! I showed my kid the picture. He said 'wow funny face mummy' but as an adult I can interpret as a patriotic flag.

Sunny, rainy or snowy, my kid and I adore it. For sunny day, I cool it in the fridge before serving and freezing cold days, I just warm it in microwave. Curd rice and little pickle go a long way.

Curd Rice recipe:

Ingredient
Rice: usually left over or cooked rice
Yogurt: as much as u like
Milk: make it little thinner and not much tangier
Sour cream (optional): dollop
Salt: as per your taste
Seasoning:
Oil:1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds:1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: few
Green chilis:1 or 2
Ginger: grated ½ tsp
Hing: a pinch

Rice should be little soft or sprinkle little water and microwave a minute. Run your fork and mash it down, add plain yogurt, salt and dollop of sour cream (Creamier Version).
Heat oil in a pan and add the seasoning, pour in the rice and mix it.

Garnish with grated carrots, coriander leaves, and even grapes or fruit of your choice!
Some people call it Bhagala Bath too!
Not enough with the patriotic act , one more to go...............

Picture to share

Enjoy the Indian flag before I finish my salad :) Grated carrot- bean sprout and cucumber

Wish all the viewers Happy Republic Day!

4 comments:

Pooja said...

Wow !
Thats wonderful with all fresh colors.
You know what i like about such themes ? It help us to bring out the creative person hidden inside us somewhere.
Looks how creatively you have made that smile face :) . I love it , and its looking cute too !
Good that you dropped it in comment , I really didn't get your email . Can you resend it , with the pictures ? thanks Dear for being a part of this lovely celebration.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

A very good blog content. Passing for the first time but had to stop to read. Greetings to you from Botswana.

sorina said...

I’ll have to make a new rule for myself. Don’t come to your blog when I am hungry! Everything looks so delicious!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Thanks for reciprocation and words of encouragement..we will continue to see each other on each one's posts.