Yeah unlike the previous chimpanzee post, this (recipe) post is not attractive enough to extract a +1(Like) from my viewers. However I’m hopeful that after tasting it a few may like to comeback and give a +1(Like).
This recipe discusses how to make cow-peas beans into a curry at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/curries-1/bobbarluvepudukaaram
Enjoy good HEALTH!!!
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This is Kandi Podi - It is a recipe prepared from roasted pigeon peas. Recipes of this kind i.e PODULU are considered Emergency Recipes, which are kept in stock. Especially during rainy season when we find it difficult to go out and fetch a vegetable, these Emergency Recipes come handy
Spread hot rice, sprinkle this Kandi podi and put melted Ghee on the top of it. Thereafter gently mix the ingredients and enjoy it. Ofcouse one needs to be liberal in putting Ghee in this preparation.
Enjoy this recipe as shown at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/chutneys-and-aachars/kandi-podi
Brinjal & Tomato Chutney
If we are to make a chutney only with Brinjals we add tamarind. Instead if we add a few tomatoes, the taste is different.
When we have only a few Brinjals which are not sufficient for a Curry, attempt this combo Chutney as shown at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/chutneys-and-aachars/vankayatomatopachhadi
Don’t forget to leave your feedback for the benefit of others. Enjoy!!!
When I see an infant being brought to an orphanage, I wonder whether GOD exists and question how he could be cruel to make an innocent infant an orphan. I become an Atheist to conclude that no GOD exists.
Believing “Work is Worship”, when I work hard and succeed in a recipe, I boast myself as a “Karma Yogi” and thereafter declare Agnostic.
On a rainy day sitting in a rocking chair as I sip my coffee and draw my life’s Balance-Sheet, I feel blessed because I have been bestowed with more than what I deserve, because I see more virtuous and deserving not as comfortably placed as I am. At this juncture I thank GOD and become a Theist.
I believe, many other viewers at www.gayatrivantillu.com must be going through these oscillations often in their day to day life.
Added to these I also tend to become curious to investigate, if GOD exists, what form he must be having. Is it a human form, because I have seen images of Lord Krishna, Rama etc since childhood and imagine him to be in a human form. Then the rationalist within pokes a question what form would Elephants to Ants believe GOD to be. I conjecture, probably every living and thinking would believe GOD to be in their present respective forms.
I elevate myself to a big philosopher when I muse whether GOD exists in terms of ENERGY as worshiped in Gayatri Mantra or in terms of an Idol when “Annapurnastakam” is read.
At this point I rationalize that it’s a waste of time to delve on such high level of questions and decide to move on with the job on hand.
But, above questions do come-back again and again.
Recently I came across an interesting post by one of my viewers Raj StudentofVihe on Facebook. He put the dialogue between Maharaja Mangal Singh of Alwar and Swami Vivekananda on the issue of Idol worship. I reproduce the extract for the like-minded
The Maharaja, Mangal Singh of Alwar - opened the conversion on idol worship by saying “Well, Swamiji Maharaj, I have no faith in idol-worship.” Mischievously he smiled as he spoke to Swami.
Swami seemed slightly annoyed and exclaimed, “Surely you are joking.”
“No, Swamiji, not at all. You see, I really cannot worship wood, earth, stone or metal, like other people. Does this mean that I shall fare worse in the life hereafter?”
The Swami answered, “Well, I suppose every man should follow the religious ideal according to his own faith.”
The devotees of the Swami were perplexed at this reply, for they knew that the Swami sanctioned image-worship. But the Swami had not finished; he noticed a picture of the Maharaja which was hanging on the wall. He asked it to be brought and at his desire it was passed on to him.
Holding it in his hand he asked, “Whose picture is this?”
The Dewan answered, “It is the likeness of our Maharaja.”
A moment later they trembled with fear when they heard the Swami commanding the Dewan: “Spit on it.” He continued: “Any one of you may spit on it. What is it but a piece of paper? What objection can you have against doing so?”
The Dewan was thunderstruck, and all eyes glanced in fear and awe from Prince to monk, from monk to Prince. But the Swami continued to insist, “Spit on it, I say. Spit on it.”
The Dewan cried out, “What, Swamiji! What are you asking me to do? This is the likeliness of our Maharaja! How can I do such a thing?”
“Be it so,” said the Swami; “but the Maharaja is not bodily present in this photograph. This is only a piece of paper. It does not contain his bones and flesh and blood. It does not speak or behave or move in any way as the Maharaja does; yet all of you refuse to spit on it, because you see in this photo the shadow of Maharaja. Indeed, in spitting on the photo, you feel that you insult your master, the Prince himself.”
Turning to the Maharaja he continued, “See, Your Highness; though this is not you in one sense, in another sense it is you. That was why your devoted servants were so perplexed when I asked them to spit on it. It is a shadow of you; it brings you into their minds. One glance at it makes them see you in it; therefore they look at it with as much respect as they would have in looking at your own person. Thus it also is with the devotees who worship stone and metal images of gods and goddesses.
It is because an image brings to their minds their Ishta Daiva, or some special form and attributes of the Divinity, and helps them to concentrate, that the devotees worship God in an image.
They do not worship the stone or the metal as such. I have travelled in many places, but nowhere have I found a single Hindu worshipping an image, saying,
‘O Stone, I worship Thee. O Metal, be merciful to me.’
Everyone, including Maharaja, is worshiping the same one God who is the Supreme spirit, the Soul of Pure Knowledge. And God appears to all according to their understanding and their representation of Him. Prince, I speak for myself. Of course, I cannot speak for you.”
Mangal Singh, who had been listening attentively all this time, said, with folded hands,
“Swamiji, I must admit that looking at image-worship in the light you have thrown on it, I have never yet met anyone worshiping stone, or wood, or metal. Before this I did not understand its meaning. You have opened my eyes. Have mercy on me.”
The Swami answered,
“O Prince, none but God can be merciful to anyone; and He is ever-merciful! Pray to Him. He will show His mercy to you.”
I once again thank Raj StudentofVihe for his enlightening post.
The eagerly waited WEEKEND starts tomorrow and your family looks forward for something special. Why not give them a treat which in tangy, sweet, …..
Onion Ginger Chutney as served in Hotels and Restaurants makes a good choice to treat your family and friends. Try it out as shown at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/chutneys-and-aachars/onion-ginger-chutney
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Children when they leave home for higher studies and stay on their own, the first neglected item in food is curd. My personal experience with my son is no different. For all children of his ilk I host this simple recipe which enables them to prepare curd without fail.
Similarly thick curd is used in many other curd based recipes. This video also shows how to make Hung curd..
Having Curd at-least once in a day has many benefits. Enjoy this recipe as shown at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/basics/curd-yogurt-hung-curd
While in SBI when-ever I was over-stretched at work on a computer, I used to get spondylosis. Allopathic medicines and physiotherapy were no relief, till a colleague just applied acupressure on the middle finger, just above the nail. What a relief!! This made me believe that acupressure therapy is good for certain type of ailments and is remarkably safe, noninvasive, and free of dangerous side effects.
Acupressure is an oriental medical theory which believes that the nerve endings of various parts of our body terminate in hand and feet. By stimulating these nerve ends, we keep them active and healthy.
In the morning, at tea time, while we both spend some time to chat we also gently massage our hands with this wooden pyramid roller and wooden pyramid ball. We find it to be stimulating and relaxing. Thus we share our experience with you. Mark my words – a gentle massage, don’t overdo it to be painful.
Last but not the least – Why in India we ask our daughters and daughter-in-laws to wear bangles? Check in the picture to locate the stimulating points for Ovary and Uterus. A bangle or a bracelet on hand gently massages this part all through and would keep you productive. Same is the case in Sikh boys who wear karas.
Hope children who have abandoned bangles aping the west would get back to our basics and avoid visits to fertility clinics and other sorts. Believe, Indian tradition has a science too.
HEALTH is in your HANDS. Enjoy!!!
shahgarland1, a Gujarati, is a YouTube viewer. He and his wife Mrs Bhavana Shah leave a compliment on my Dhokla recipe (http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/chat-fast-food-corner/white-dhokla—-gujarati-favorite) as below:
“Thankyou Gayatrigaru miru ma gujarativollu kanna challa manchiga chesaru. memu vaka vastuvu add cheastam steam chesa mundu komcham chenge pappu vestam (chana dal). miru chasindi chala chala manchi ga undi. Na bhariya ku telugu radu kani mi prativakka recipe like cheasdi konni vastuvu cheasindi guda adi chala manchiga cheasindi. miku chala chala dhanyavadalu na bhariy (Bhavna Shah) tarufna na tarufna guda. Dallas texas.”
Its really great of this pair not only to appreciate but also leave a feedback in “Telugu”. That shows we are “PROUD INDIANS”.
Bhavananaji આપનો આભાર અને તમે બધા શ્રેષ્ઠ માંગો
I request my other viewers also to enjoy this recipe as shown at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/chat-fast-food-corner/white-dhokla—-gujarati-favorite
Traditional Vegetarian Recipes - Raw Banana spiked with Lemon
I desire to host at-least one recipe for each of the vegetable available. The list is long and I need to go a long way. To fulfill this desire your +1s in Google+ and likes in Facebook keeps me encouraging. Glad to see 10K mark on my website, which reflects your affection.
Following is the recipe for raw banana spiked with lemon. Enjoy this recipe as shown at http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/curries-1/aratikayanimmakayakoora
Would try to keep posting more and more tasty vegetarian food!!