Feb 26, 2013

Blogging Marathon 25th Edition celebrations Day 3

Two days passed by . and this is the last day of our three days trip. Last two days we learnt a lot from differentworkshops which Vaishali had arranged .Now it was our turn to do some thing for Vaishali and her family. Whatever we do , we can never beat Vaishali's hospitality still I wanted to prepare some south Indian breakfast like Idli sambar and some rasam for break fast, but since it was difficult to get a wet grinder I changed my mind and made traditional Andhra break fast Pesarttu- Upma with chutney. While Valli decided to make her famous Tomato Kurma.
                                                   Making of Pesarattu- Upma
 We, myself and valli woke up at 5:30 in the morning got ready and went in to the restaurant kitchen. At that time kitchen staff was getting ready with breakfast menu. I asked a pantry boy for help (kitchen staff)as the restaurant gas stoves are different than the home ones. The staff came to help us.I started my work, grinded the pesarattu batter with green chillies and ginger mixed salt and kept a side. Then finished my upma and dished it out in to a serving bowl and kept aside, as I had to make pesarttu on a live counter.Valli also finished the Korma and we both came out,as the kitchen started getting very busy.
I made few pesarattus on live counter for our BM members and Vaishali's family. I hope they liked pesarttu upma, Along with this we had Dal Pakwan and Poha ragda for breakfast, of course how can we forget Srivallis tomato kurma. This kurma was so delicious and flavorfull.
After this delicious break session we had a demo session which was given by, Kamalika, Pradny and me. For this demo I made Andhra sambar power, Putnala podi (daliya powder), Kandi podi (tuvar dal powder) and Sunnudalu on popular request.
Kamalika made her flavor full and traditional sambar powder and garlic chilli powder.
Pradnya demonstrated us some easy salads, pretty table decorations. I really loved your cabbage salad Pradnya need the recipe please....
After these demos we again went for a shopping . you must be thinking what’s wrong with these ladies are they crazy or what. Yes we are crazy about shopping but htis time it was vegetable and fruit shopping , which means a lot to a food blogger. We went crazy over the different variety of fruits and vegetables available in Gujarat. After the shopping we had wonderful Vada pav and dabeli, which was our lunch for that day . Awesome lunch !!, Full of butter and spice.
I purchased some vegetables like fresh tuaer, hara chana, and some strawberries. Then we went to a Gujarati Farsaan shop, from there we picked up some snacks like fafda, khakra.
Now it was time to head back,we got back to rooms some how packed every thing because already we are geting late to catch our flights. And very sadly we left for the air port. Our Chennai batch and Archana had flights almost at the same time , so we came went to the air port with a heavy hearts, but with lots of memories to be treasured,.
This is my third post Under special theme of BM 25 th edition Celebrations... check the other BM members post s here


Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Chala enjoy chesi boledu memories moota kattukuni vaccharu. Chala santhosham, Rekha!!

Archana Potdar said...

Lovely post Padma.

Srivalli said...

Nicely written down Padma..it was great trip!

Foodiliciousnan said...

I loved all the pics in this post Padma. I'm glad you have some of yours cooking plus the vada pav and veg shop pics. Super post!

Priya Yallapantula said...

wow, sounds like a great time and delicious food.

Priya said...

Heard lot about ur pesarattu upma Padma, wish a day i'll get to taste them, beautiful post again;

Chef Mireille said...

sounds like such a memorable experience

Rajani S said...

The pesarattu was absolutely great Padma. I really loved it! The clicks of you in the kitchen looks good. I didnt see it anywhere else!