Monday, March 30, 2009

Recipe posted in

Idly Fry - Receipe posted in by Jayasree Varadarajan (our sister)

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Chef: Jayashree Varadarajan
Idlis (well cooled) - 2 to 3 nos
Red Chilli powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 2 pinches
Tomatoes medium sized - 2 nos - cut to small pieces
Onion- 1 no - finely chopped
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 2 nos- chopped fine
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves finely chopped to garnish
Salt to tasteGaram masala- one pinch (optional)
Cooking oil to roast idli and make gravy.
Method: Cut the idli into small cubes. Pour about 5 teaspoon of oil in a kadai and pop mustard seeds. Then add the cut idli pieces, chilli powder. Roast it for about 5 minutes so that most of the pieces get a golden brown edge. Keep this aside. Again heat oil in kadai. Add urad dal and green chillies, after a minute saute onion pieces. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt. Keep on medium flame till tomatoes are cooked and all items blend intofine gravy. You may add water if required. Turn off the gas and add the fried idli pieces. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Letters to Editor - The Hindu

This letter was published in The Hindu dated 07-03-2009

Gandhian legacy

The incident highlights the need to initiate measures to collect and bring home the invaluable belongings of our leaders. By persuading well-known museums, auction houses and collectors and by seeking the cooperation of governments, India should ensure that national treasures are not commercially bought and sold. The personal belongings of patriots are an integral part of our nation’s legacy.

G. Gokul Kishore,
New Delhi