"Besan-Cooking" Contest 2008 - Entries

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  1. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Friends,
    I request those who took part in this Besan Cooking contestin Feb 2008, to post your entries with photos in this thread.

    Please reduce the MBs of the photos before attaching.
    Love,
    Chithra
     
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    Chitra maam,should I post the other entries too beside the winning entry..Pls explain..Thanks..
     
  3. Chitvish

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    Dear MB,
    Yes, please post all entries.
    But please remember to reduce the size of the photos definitely.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Editor's Note : Congratulations Arunarc, this contribution has been selected as best of forums and featured here. Please do share it with your friends.

    Hi Chitra

    Tried to reduce the picture:hide:but was not able to do it so attaching it.

    Hello Ladies
    Here is the Diamond curry, it's recipe and picture

    DIAMOND CURRY

    Ingredients for the curry
    2 large onions, 1” ginger, 5- 6 garlic cloves(optional), 2 large tomatoes(pureed) or can use tomato paste 2 tbsp, 1 or 2 green chillies, 2-3 tbsp cooking oil,
    1/2tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, salt to taste, ½ tsp garam masala, water, ½ tsp sugar
    For making diamonds
    1 cup besan, 2 ½ cup of water, 1tsp oil, ½ tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of hing, coriander leaves, 2 green chillies, salt to taste
    METHOD
    Make pastes of Onion and, ginger and garlic in the mixie, Heat oil in a kadai put in onion paste and fry till light brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for some more time, put in tomato paste, green chillies(paste), turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt to taste, sugar then fry gently till fat separates, to make gravy add enough water you want. And bring it to boil
    For making diamonds
    Take 1 cup besan, add water and keep stirring, no lumps should form
    Heat oil in a kadai put in hing and cumin seeds roast little add besan batter and keep stirring so that it does not form lumps. Add finely chopped coriander leaves, finely chopped green chillies, and salt keep stirring till mixture starts leaving the sides of the kadai. Grease a thali put this batter into the thali and flat it with hand keep for a while say around 20 minutes. Cut into diamond shapes
    When the gravy is ready add these diamonds into it decorating it with coriander leaves Can be served with rice or chappaties
    Ladies the 1st picture is my contest one
    and the other one is which My Dear Chitra wanted to kiss me for..........Bow
     

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  5. Shanvy

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    hi mb

    where are your entries.

    Aruna,

    It looks yummy.

    So sweet. no wonder chitmam wanted to give you :kiss
     
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    Ok, Now this was my entry to the contest.

    Besan Idlis:

    Batter Ingredients:

    1cup - besan
    2 tblp- rava(sooji)-this gives a coarseness to the idli..as besan is too smooth.
    1/4 cup -curd.
    1tblsp- carrot grated
    1tblsp- finely chopped beans.
    1tblsp- finely chopped cabbage.
    1 - chilli finely chopped
    1/4in -grated ginger
    finely chopped coriander
    pinch of soda bi-carb
    salt to taste.


    In a bowl add besan, rava, Curd and water and soda bicarb.
    Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of idly consistency.
    Add salt and set aside for 2-3 hours covered with a lid.

    Stuffing:

    Grated cauliflower- 1tblsp.
    GratedPaneer - 1 tblsp
    Peas - 1 tblsp
    chopped onions - 1 tblsp
    chilli powder - apinch
    dhani powder - two pinches
    jeera powder - a pinch

    Saute the onions till translucent, then add the carrot, cauliflower and peas and saute.... add the three powders and salt.
    mix them well...(even if they are not fully cooked they will get cooked in the steaming...) but ensure there is no raw smell.


    To make the idlis:

    Now you can add all the finely chopped vegetables, ginger, coriander to the batter and mix it well.
    make idlis of your choice. either the mini, or the normal.
    For the stuffed ones..just fill 1/4 of the mould and then place a spoon of the stuffing, then cover the mould with batter

    Steam for 10 minutes as normal idlis.

    Serve hot with chutneys or sambhar of your choice.
     

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    Dear Arun

    Its looks very yummy.......name is also very rich...........but how nice if u cook for me and give.........then only i will give accept urs .........ok............then...y r u wasting time......send me tickets..........:tongue:tongue:goodidea:.
     
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    Dear shan.....same for u also...but u need not sponsor me........i will come one fine day informing u two days b4....since i want u to cook everything for me..and keep it ready......iam good eater.....so.be cautious........naaku muzha neelam.....so sapitu parthu dhan solluven...........
     
  9. Arunarc

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    Wow Shanthi
    looks yummy ya I will try this have copied in my recipe file

    Latha
    Don't worry in another few months I am in India ............then will come and have a feast with you as both us very well know we both love to eat...........Big LaughBig LaughBig Laugh
     
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    very bad dear............iam asking u to sponsor me....... u r saying u r coming to India............RantRant...........okok....let us fight with u in person..

    let us have gala time when u come here.........let me kill u by my cookiing
     

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