Thursday, January 25

Radhasaptami (Paramannam, Vundrallu)

Most Important Festival Once in a Year i.e on 25th Jan 2007

This is the main festival of Lord Surya Narayana Swamy, celebrated in the month of January in this year. It is a belief that our country goes into light from darkness from this day every year. The winter season ceases and spring season starts. Our bodies will have a chemical reaction with the sun rays and we become healthy. Mythologocally, it is said to be Sun god's birthday. Special rays and vibrations are supposed to be present in the temple premises and it is also said that devotees taking Teertha Prasadams will be blesses with wealth and health. Lord Surya Narayana Swamy has a chariot with one wheel and there are seven horses representing the seven colors of light that is VIBGYOR. Lord Rama worshipped Surya before killing Ravana.

Radhasaptami Naivedyam : Vundrallu, Paramannam

Vundrallu (Rice Ravva Laddoos)

Paramannam ( Rice Kheer)

Serving : Paramannam, vundrallu with instant chutney (magaya perugu pachadi)

Monday, January 22

Ragda patties

This is One of my favourite ....

For Patties:

Potatoes boiled ,mashed - 4
salt, chilli powder
2 bried slices
oil - 3 tbsp
Mix all the above and make fine paste.Heat Tava .Make flat shapes with the paste and shallow fry.
For ragda:
2 cups white peas Soaked for 6-8 hrs and pressure cooked till soft
salt,chilli powder,turmeric
ginger garlic - grated-1tsp
tomatoes -1 big chopped
onion - 1 big chopped
oil - 1tbsp

Heat oil.Fry onions,ginger- garlic.Fry till onions turn transperant .Add tomatoes and fry for a minute. Now add turmeric,chilli powder and white peas. add salt and 1/2 cup of water.Cook on medium flame for 10 min. turn off the stove.

For garnishing:
Tamarind chutney
chopped onions

Serving method:
place 2 patties .pour ragda over with chopped onions ,tamarind chutney ,Sev.