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Happy Dushhera

Wishing u all a very very happy dushhera… Dusshera has traditionally been a day where all thru my childhood I have got up late… just chilled out thru the day and then towards the evening get ready to go see the Ravan burning and eat yummy channa dal rice and jalebi made my mom… somehow I am missing all this today…

Here in my inlaws this a time for Ayudh Pooja… something which is same as the Vishkarma day we celebrate so the pooja of all cars, bikes etc has happened since morning and I also made some Channa Dal rice that my mom makes… Why do all these things taste better when mom’s make it 🙂 🙂

I also did a small pooja in the house on Durga-Astami… ideally this is done by making Channa, Halwa and Poori and then calling lots of girls home and making them feed this.. memories from my childhood where we would go hoping one house to another the whole day and then in the evening be delighted on the money that has got collected are still fresh… these days kids are missing all these small pleasures of life I tell u… we dont get the girls here anyways so I did the pooja and then send the food to my maids house and some construction workers around…

I have always wanted to celebrate Ojas’s all first festivals properly but somehow my mind has not been in it due to my cousin being so serious the mood is just not upto it

Here’s the recipe of the yummy channa dal rice…

1 cup basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 mins
1/2 cup channa dal washed and soaked for 2 hours
3 medium onions sliced
2 medium tomatoes chopped
3 dry red chillies
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp biryani pulao masala
1/2 lemon
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp oil
2 cups water
salt to taste

1. Heat oil in cooker
2. Add cumin seeds wait till they turn brown
3. Add dry red chillies, green chillies and fry for 1 min
4. Add onions and roast till they turn golden brown
5. Add tomatoes fry for anothe 3 minutes
6. Add salt and biryani pulao masala and the water
7. Add dal, rice and the lemon juice
8. Close the cooker and let the pressure build… switch off on one whistle…
9. open after some time and enjoy 🙂

Happy ViajyDashmi once again

15 comments on “Happy Dushhera

  1. --xh--
    October 9, 2008

    Happy Dushhera to you nd family 🙂

  2. Mampi
    October 9, 2008

    Happy dushehra to everyone. May the forces of goodness and justice prevail.

  3. Manasa
    October 9, 2008

    happy Dasara to you too 🙂

  4. Joy
    October 9, 2008

    Happy Dushhera to you too. Hope your cousin gets better soon.

  5. phoenixritu
    October 9, 2008

    My Mom also made this. Thanks for the recipe. I am definitely going to try it.

  6. Renu
    October 10, 2008

    happy dussehra to u also!here also in Chennai..its celebrated as audh pooja on navmi, we used to do it on dashmi, doing a pooja for all weapons and books abnd then a fete in the evening:)

  7. Monika,Ansh
    October 10, 2008

    Happy Dusshehra to you too. I remember the Kanjak times so well of going from house to house, having yummy food & getting lots of gifts ::)

  8. phoenixritu
    October 11, 2008

    Cooked it today, its a winner 🙂

  9. HOBO
    October 11, 2008

    Happy Festivals !!!:)

  10. Monika
    October 12, 2008

    thanks everyone for the wishes :)@phoenixritu,thank u

  11. Gazal
    October 12, 2008

    happy dussera festivals are the kind they should when you arent with the family.nicely decorated puja ghar…thanks for sharing the rec…will try it out for sure

  12. Indian Home Maker
    October 12, 2008

    Happy Dusshera 🙂 All mother’s recipes taste much better when we are away from them! Am going to try this one.

  13. Monika
    October 13, 2008

    @gazal,ya u need ur family around u in festivals so much

  14. Aathira
    October 30, 2008

    I am gonna make that channa dal rice today 😀 Looks yum!

  15. Monika
    October 30, 2008

    @aathira,thanks… hope u like it 🙂

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