Saturday, September 5, 2015

Posted by Mala at 2:00:00 AM No comments

We all know the strong bondage and  friendship between Krishna and Sudhama, and how,  by giving just a handful of  Poha ( Flat rice), Sudhama was able to get all the riches of the world. 
                                      When Bhakthi enters Food                   
                                             It becomes Prasaadh.
Today is Gokulashtami, Janmashtami, Krishna it any is the great day when Lord Krishna was born...and in his own words, from Bhagavad Gita

Parithranaaya sadhunam, Vinaashaya chathushkruthaam
 Dharma samsthapanarthaya, Sambavami Yuge Yuge.."

" To root out  evil, to annihilate miscreants and to uplift good and the virtues, I am born again and again in every Yuga".
 I humbly dedicate this post to Lord Shri Krishna.


Poha  (I always buy thick poha only)- 1 cup
Tamarind paste - 3/4 tbsp (juice extracted from small lemon sized tamarind)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts, roasted in  microwave - 1/4 cup
Grated fresh coconut - 2 tsps
Curry leaves
Salt to taste

For seasoning
Gingely oil - 2 tsps
Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Broken Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 1, chopped
Red chillies - 2

 Roast and powder
Cooking oil - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds / til - 1/2 tsp
Methi / fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly - 1

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Tiffin variety
Prep time: 1 hour; Cooking time: 10 mts; 

Serves 2

 Poha soaked for 1 hour in hot water, poured to immerse poha.

.                                                        This is how it is after 1 hour .
In 1/4 tsp oil, roast the mentioned ingredients 

                                                          roasted ingredients  powdered

Add cooking oil, season the mentioned ingredients 
                         Then, add the soaked poha, give a gentle stir, add the roasted peanuts,                               coconut gratings, roasted powder and salt to taste 


                                                           The tasty Puli Aval, Tamarind Poha  is ready!

And, so, here is my humble offering Puli Aval and Vella Aval (follows), both his favourites. Again, Shri Krishna  says, if anyone offers, with genuine bhakthi, even a flower, a leaf or water, He will accept with great pleasure..


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