Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Iftar dinner 1

 Iftar dinner is a meal (a grand dinner) that is traditionally prepared by Muslims during the Ramadan month. Last weekend we were invited by our friend Mr. Sunsih to have Iftar dinner along with friends and family. Kids started playing and we all sat and had some interesting conversations. We could get an understanding of this festival and the way fasting is observed.  We were all  amazed at his wife's dedication on cooking that elaborate meal even while fasting. Each and every dish tasted perfect (It's really a big mystery how Mrs. Shaila had managed to prepare everything without tasting).  I am sure it is her concentration and love for cooking  that  has made this elaborate feast a success. Here is the list of dishes she has prepared for the Iftar dinner (noting them down, as far as I remember....). That's a vast menu and we enjoyed it totally !
Iftar dinner

Mutton Biriyani in North Kerala style

On the Iftar table :
Variety of fruits like date, pineapple, watermelon, grapes.
Channa salad
Mango milkshake
Veg cutlet
Chicken cutlet
Mutton biriyani
White rice
King fish fry
Shrimp curry
chicken curry
Vegetable kuruma
Paneer masala
Onion raitha
A flavorful milk tea

Thanks to Mr and Mrs Sunish we all had a wonderful evening !
Happy Ramadan all !

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Beautiful words !

I saw this image in a link 'clipart kid' and found it beautiful .
It is a Bible verse and love the way the elephant smiles :)
This reminds me to pray for rain and a cool weather in India (especially Tamilnadu, as they are in need of water).
I wish everyone gets good rainfall and enough water !
We all need such beautiful words always !

Viki Xavier

Vazhaikkai Poriyal (Plantain stir fry)

This vazhaikai poriyal was a staple in our house as we had some (lot) of banana trees in our backyard. I have seen amma running there to pic...