Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tiranga Pyara ~ Tri colour peda,awards and promise !

" Mera Joota Hai Japani, Ye Patloon Englistani, Sar Pe Lal Topi Roosi, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani"

15th August is just round the corner, India's Independence Day.....Wish every Indian all over the world a Very Happy Independence Day ! Keeping the spirit I made Tri colour peda, also goes to my event "Celebrate Sweets ~ Pedha " brainchild of Nivedita

You will need :-
  • 250 g Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup full fat milk powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup thick double cream
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • few saffron threads
  • 1/4 cup almond ground
  • 1/4 cup Pistachio ground
  • Few drops of Natural food colour-Green and orange

Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan, keep heat low and add cheese, milk powder and cream. Mix well and keep stirring so doesn't stick to bottom of the pan. Now add sugar and  and keep stirring till everything comes together and becomes a one mass. Mixture should be like cookie dough so you can roll or make it into a shape.  Now divide mixture into three equal parts.  In one part add almond powder, in second add saffron and orange colour, and in third add green colour and pistacheo powder..mix well.  let it cool, now add cardamom powder and mix well.  Take small amount of mixture and roll out with your palm into a sausage shape.  Do this with three mixture, now join together all three sausage like mixture and make it into a one sylinder shape.  Now cut them into a small pieces and make round peda..Enjoy as much as we did !

Awards :-
Mina of Aunthetic Vegetarian Recipes passed two awards to me...Mina, you are a sweetheart ! I am really honoured to receive an award from you, it means lot to me..each and every time when I receive an award a smile comes on my face:) Thank you very much Mina ! hey guys please do visit Mina's blog as she has such a wonderful blog and ohhhh, her typical gujarati dishes certainly make me crazy...
Ok now to keep this beauties I have to share 7 things about can see here

and I would like to share these award with all of you, I am supposed to choose only 15 bloggers but I couldn't, it was very Please all of you accept these two awards and place them on to your more thing, I know at the moment I am not very regular on posting recipes and visiting your blogs, I promise from September I'll be a regular and  will be visiting  your blogs...till take care and forget me not !

sending this to Akila's event : Celebrating Independence Day 2010 and Sanyukta's A visual Treat

Aparna's Sugar High Fridays brainchild of Jennifer

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Announcing an Event ~ Celebrate Sweets-Pedha and Home Remedies # 3 Round Up !!

Joyful and Thrilled  as always, announcing my 3rd event...Thank you very much Nivedita of Nivedita's kitchen in giving me this opportunity to host" Celebrate Sweets" event this soon as I saw Nivedita announced her event I decided that I want to host this event too, but what would be the theme?....Pedha !! or some call peda or penda....

Pedha is the king of all Indian sweets and and one of the most popular sweet amongst the Indian...It is a invitable sweet for any Indian, that is fun for them to make as well as it is eaten...any type of happy occasion and you want to share your happiness with others, Pedhas come first...if there is wedding announcement or a new arrival in the family..either you buy a new car or your family members gets an need pedha and so on...And if it celebration of Janmashtami, people definitely make this milk sweet dish as Lord Krishna loved milk, butter and milk products...or if you are a person like me, just to treat your tongue you eat pedha middle of the night...:D
Or you can just ask your hubby " Do you think is there any sweet shop open now?"

Peda or Pera (Urdu: پیڑا, Hindi: पेड़ा, pronounced [ˈpeːɽaː], Marathi: पेढा) is a sweet from the Indian subcontinent, usually prepared in thick, semi-soft pieces. The main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavorings, including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts and saffron. The color varies from a creamy white to a caramel colour. The word pera is also generically used to mean a blob of any doughy substance, such as flour or (in the case of the sweet) khoa.(source : Wikipedia)

So Come, lets Celebrate Sweets ~ Pedha.....make traditional or innovative pedha and enjoy the celebration with me by sending your entries with few guidelines...Here you can see recipe..

Guidelines for the Event :-

  • Leaving  the immagination and creativity to your recipes on your blog from today till 3rd Sepetmber 2010.
  • If you already have suitable entry archived, please update, repost and send it along linking back to this event page.  Send as many entries as you want !
  • Please link back to this announcement page and also to Nivedita's kitchen's page.

  • Placing the logo will be highly appreciated as it will be easy to spread the news about this event.
  • Email your entry to with a following details. or Joy of Cooking Form
  • Non bloggers can send their entries to my email.  Send your entirs with picture your name with the recipe before deadline.  
If you have any enqury regarding this event please leave a comment or send me an email. or Joy of Cooking Form


Hey guys I'm really sorry for rounding up this event very so busy with some other work ..:( but hey now exactly as promised here is the round up for Home Remedies # 3.  I had a joyful experienced guest hosting this event and I would like to thank Muskaan and Sadhanna of A2Z vegetarian cusine for giving me this opportunity, also I would like to thank all the bloggers who sent their entries to this event....

Shall we begin ?!

Jyoti of Veggi Hut sent us a Banana face maskpack for healthy and beautiful skin.

Jay of Tasty Appitite giving us Medicinal Kashayam for relief of cold and sore throat.

Sonal of Palate Corner suggesting us if you have a cold and cough, try this Haldi ka dudh

Akheela of Torview showing us benefits of Tulsi( Basil leaves) for Cold and Cough. also sent us a Hibiscus Tea.

Yasmin of Healthy Nut sending Apple Cider Vinegar Tea for Sore throat.

Kiran of Samudra  sending us a cooling drink Barley Jaava/Barley Kanji to beat the heat

So hey friends peep in to our friends place to see this beautiful entries..Really enjoyed hosting this event..