Thursday, October 9, 2008

HAPPY DUSSERA WITH GAARELU

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I still couldn't believe, when i look back at the lists of all the festive foods ,that i have prepared and that is being offered to the Devi maata.I have to admit that all the naivedhyam came out so well that when i tasted them after the pooja i really couldnt trust my tastebuds.So bloggers i have just linked up back tothose dishes below along with today's offering of Peasara Pappu Gaarelu.......Wishing you all Happy Dussera.......



Kobbari Laddo


Sunnunda


Besan Halva


Rava Kesari


Orange Kheer


Semiya Payasam


Wheat Rava Payasam

Now coming to today's menu , i wished to make a few more festive items but due to some other committments(like pooja,visiting temple,get- together) ,i had to limit my cooking to just gaarelu ,which is a must dish for Dussera
in my family.They tastes just wonderful with Venna/Indian butter or some other gravy-based dish.Hope you have wonderful time together......





INGREDIENTS:

Split Green Moong Dal/Pesara Pappu-------1 cups( measured of standard measuring cup)
Ginger------------------------------------------2" piece
Garlic-------------------------------------------5-6
Coriander Powder-----------------------------1Tbp
Green Chillies---------------------------------3-4
Curry leaves-----------------------------------few
Coriander leaves------------------------------chopped finely
Cumin seeds----------------------------------1 tbp
Salt------------------------------------------- to taste
Oil-------------------------------------------- to deep fry
Onions---------------------------------------1/2 cup finely chopped(optional)


DIRECTIONS:

1.Soak moong dal in water for about 2-3 hours. Dont soak it more than that.

2.Drain the water and refrigerate overnight (without any water).Or you can just skip this step if you soaked and made gaarelu on the same day.

3.Next day or the same day put it in the mixer or a processor , just lightly grind adding very little or no water ,so that some of the dal is ground finely but some of it remains partial.

4.Along with dal grind green chillies,ginger,garlic,cumin seeds in small batches.

5. Dont grind it too much and make it a smooth paste.It should be slightly tight enough to make gaarelu like vada consistency.This is important for the gaarelu to be crispy.

6..Now add coriander powder,salt,curry leaves,onions,coriander leaves to it.

7.Heat the oil in a kadai(wok). Make little rounds and fry them on a medium to medium-high setting until medium-light brown in color.Just fry to get this color.After removing from oil anyways they turn a bit dark.

8.When properly fried , place them on paper towel for the oil to be absorbed. Serve hot...... Enjoy !



22 comments:

Usha said...

Looks delicious....Happy Dasshera to you :-)

Divya Vikram said...

Read all your festive posts..Looks authentic n just delicious..

Laavanya said...

I'm always worried abt not tasting when preparing food for festivals... Nice to know that all yours turned out good.

Cham said...

Happy Dassera! All ur festiv are delicious

Nive said...

Ur festive posts are really gud. makes me want to try everything :)
So where do u live ( i rem u saying that u lived close by to Malibu)

Uma said...

ooh, garelu nooru vooristhunnayi Raaji! Happy dasara to you too.

Yasmeen said...

Happy Dussera Raaji.
Lovely silver ware. The Gaarelu and mithai look very festive. Hope you have a wonderful time:)

Sireesha said...

Gaarelu chaala chaala baagunayi nooru vooristhunnayi eepude teenali aani vundi...

Happy cook said...

WOw so delicious.
I don't know if i have ever seen split moong dal.
Is it the same one we use for making payasom.

Happy cook said...

Thyankyou so much for replying to my question in my place.
Will chek it out

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I seriously wish I was at your place for Dasera... I have seen my Aunts and My mom cook so much for the festive season everything looks awesome...

shwetha said...

Raaji gaarelu chaala baaga vachai...Dusera ante gaarelu tappakundaa chesukuntam memu kudaa..

G.Pavani said...

raaji ur pooja items are lovely.i liked it more n more...

rekhas kitchen said...

me puja plate chala bajundi mmm pesaragarelu nooruoooristunnayi belated happy dasera

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy Dashera Raaji!

Daily Meals said...

Happy Dasara to you Raaji! Pesara garelu look yummy...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

look who is talking about the presentation :) man.. i love your pics..glad i came to know about your blog.. will add u in my blogroll.. thx for the comments Raaji.. btw.. i am from LA too.. where do u live in LA?

DEESHA said...

delicious ... hope u had a good dussera

Ramya Bala said...

Hey u have made a lot raji...very delicious and very nice pics yaar

Gloria said...

Rajii love your blogs and recipes, nice ! Gloria

Suma Rajesh said...

looks delicicous...loved ur slver thali..looks very pretty

Purva Desai said...

Wow ur naivedyam looks really divine...
Wishing you Happy Dashera....
All the dishes are really lip smacking