Sunday, October 10, 2010

Navrathri Special!

Its fabulous fun to unpack the dolls from the attic and somehow create odd numbered steps.

The golu looks pretty much the same since last year.

Below are a few sundal recipies that you could use:

Paccha Payaru (Green Gram), Payatham Paruppu (Moong dal), Kadala Paruppu (Bengal Gram), Green Peas, White Channa Dal , Groundnut, Kaaramani (English?), Mocchakottai (Kidney beans), black channa dal. [Contact the mother-in-law for further details / help :-) ]

1.Soak any of the ingredients above for 2 hours.
2.Boil for a while. Drain the water.
3.And seasoning (mustard, curry leaves, green chilli) and the boiled dal/gram and saute with salt to taste.
4. Sprinkle Grated coconut and serve.

Also, if you are looking at a few simple gift ideas, you could buy a few Acrylic paints, a couple of brushes. Buy small clay diyas and paint them. It is not all that expensive, it is personalised and looks grand as well.

Here is a sample of the diyas I painted.

A Closer look at my favourite

And another view...

Wish you all a very happy navrathri! 


Bharathan said...

Where is the photo of this year's golu?

Vasumathi Sridharan said...

Need to copy from the camera and process... swalpa time it takes. Will update this post again in sometime. Did not want to hold it up in drafts for long, so published :-)

Madhumathi said...

Beautiful diyas Vasu...
Mind gifting your creations as well ;)

Santoshi said...

Creativity ... talk about it to Vasu these days ..good job dear!!

Gowri said...

Nice di... good art work.

Gowri said...

Nice di... gr8 art work.