May 9, 2009


Matrudevobhava --- Mother is God
She is the navigator of my life. She took lot of pain to teach me about living in this beautiful world. She wake's up before we wake up and she goes to bed after we sleep, make our food and feeds us with her lovely stories. She is the person who helped me in my first step. When I put my first step she is the first one who holds my hand and show s me the right path. She is the first one who teached me the first word and when I first called her Amma, I can imagine how she feelt excited. She is the one who take care of my health. When I was ill how many sleep less nights she spent alone sitting next to my bed side, and praying God to give her child a very healthy life. When I got good marks in school she was the first one who gave me a big hug and appreciated me. She helped me in my studies. I remember that every thing what she had done for me. Even she used to read my lessons and she used to explain me after I came from my school. She is the first teacher of my cooking. She is the person who taught me how girls should behave. And I remember that day when I got married and coming to my in- law's place she just cried like a kid which I can just never never forgot. After some time I asked her Why amma you cried a lot that day and her answer was 'I feelt like some of my body part is going from my body and I couldn't bear that pain so I cried'. From my birth till now she is with me in my sad and happy movement s. she is my best friend. She is a pond of sacrifices and love. She played the character of saint in making us well educated and great human beings. This small post is not enough to write about mom. Every thing is a very small thing in front of her love. I have done some thing good in my previous birth so Lord Krishna blessed me with world s greatest mother (I know every mother is like this only, but my mother is the world s best mother for me). I don't know how many times I have to born in this world, but I would like to born as her daughter again and again. I pray god to bless me with this every day. She is my energy when ever I see in to her face I will get lot of energy in me. So many more to write about mom, yes this place is very small to write about my mom. If I do any thing for my mom that will be very small in front of what she had done for me, Thank you amma and Love you amma are very small words in front of her love. But still I love you so so much Amma.
My mom is a typical South Indian but I don't know how she likes some North Indian dishes like Kachori, rasmalai, Aloo paratha, pulao, jelabi and she likes mushroom curry very much oohh yes Gobi manchurian is her most favorite. I made some dal kachori s and Rasmalai. And here I am with my mom s favorite recipe……..
All purpose flour (Refined flour, maida) ---- 2 cups
Ghee ---- 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Heat ghee in apan, combine salt and flour and add ghee an rub with your hand till it become like bread crums, then add little water and make a semi-soft dough.
divide this dough in to equal parts and cover with a damp cloth and leave a side.
Moong dal (split green gram, pesara pappu) ---1/2 cup
Oil -- 3 tab sp
Cumin seeds -- 1 tea sp
Ginger and grean chili paste --- 1 tea sp
Red chili powder -- 1 tea sp (according to your taste)
Salt to taste
Asafoetida -- 1/4 tea sp
Garam masala --- 1/2 tea sp
amchur powder (dry mango powder) ---- 1/2 tea sp
1. Soak moong dal for an 1/2 hour - 1 hour and then drain the water.
2. Heat oil in a fry pan add cumin seeds, asafoetida and let them change the color then add the drained moong dal and fry for few sec.
3. now add ginger and green chili paste , red chili powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder and salt to taste and mix well and fry for 5 more min. remove from heat and let it cool.
4.Now roll out the each portion of the dough in to small circles
5. Place the filling in the center of the circle and slowly cover from all sides and Seal the ends tightly and remove the excess dough, and make like a ball.

6.then now roll each ball in to small circle again and make sure the filling does not spill out, and gently press the center of the Kachori with your thumb.
7. repeat the remaining dough and filling.
8. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and drop the Kachori s in to hot oil and deep fry in avery low heat till nice golden color both sides.The Kachoris should puff up like puries.
serve with meetha chutney or green chutney.
My mom likes them with hot green chutney.
This will stay for 1 week.
This is my entry for IVY s CELEBRATING MOTHER'S DAY at Kopiaste


Parita said...

Lovely post dear....brought tears in my eyes..i think every mom in the world does whatever it takes to keep their little angels safe and happy....wishing u a very happy mothers day :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Well told Rekha about Mom... We owe a tribute to our Mom... Dhal kachoris are looking very crispy and tasty...

lubnakarim06 said...

Mom's are always like that....Mom's love is always like that......Very beautifully written....Kachori looks simply yummy....Crisp and perfect.....Waiting for Rasmalai recipe....A very Happy mother Day to your mom......

CurryLeaf said...

Beautiful post.Moms are always like that.How good it was when we were kids.
The kachori looks too perfect.Happy Mothers Day

Anonymous said...

A very touching write up Rekha..
Happy Mothers Day ...
I love the way she love north indian dishes..she is so lovely..Thats so lucky to get such a mom who breaks the traditions of food..Kudos to her
Kachori looks fabulous as always.

Saritha said...

Lovely post rekha to mark the day :)

Hugs to ur mom :)

We know the sacrifies done to us only when we leave them,we don't appreicate them when we were with them :(((

sowjanya said...

I turned emotional after reading the post. Truly moms are a beautiful creation on this earth. Happy mothers day to your mom.

Jamie said...

First time to your blog. You have a wonderful collection of recipes here! Enjoyed reading your post about your mother too. I will definitely bookmark this blog, and check in regularly :)

chef and her kitchen said...

MOM's are the BEST....
Perfect Kachoris..

Unknown said...

Thanks Parita, ramya,lubna and sweatha

Unknown said...

Thanks Ann, Varunavi,and sowjanya
Thanks Jamie for droping in and for your lovely comment.
Thanks prathibha

Ivy said...

That was a lovely tribute to your mother Rekha and a lovely recipe as well. Thank you for your participation.

Pooja said...

Touching post rekha..Mom is the wonderful person in the worls..Happy Mothers Day Rekha!Between kachoris are looking perfect.

Ramya said...

Nice write up Rekha and Kachori is may fav too, its looking crunchy

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a lovely post Rekha...just love each n every words...Dal kachoris looks very crispy...yummy!

Unknown said...

Very lovely post. Very bright and excellent photos. Happy Mothers day.


Unknown said...

i couldn't read more than half of your post..very touching..miss my mom..

ST said...

Very touching post rekha:)....wishing u a very happy mothers day ...The kachori looks very perfect..

Unknown said...

Happy Mother's day!
This is a very lovely post,Rekha.We all owe a lot to our mom..
Kachoris look very crispy and yum!

Lisa Turner said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. She is blessed to have a daughter like you.

Vidhya said...

Nice post Rekha... Kachori looks crispy. Happy mothers day..

Lakshmi said...

Perfect kachoris yaar! Happy Mother's day to you too :)

Unknown said...

Great Post...I had tears in my eyes but the reason was personal...Wonderful recipes..Kudos

pravin said...

I’m so happy you did this. A small tribute goes a long way in expressing our boundless love and gratitude to our mothers. What matters is that heartfelt effort, that thoughtful gesture which means a lot more than any materialistic gift ever would. :)