Monday, March 8, 2010

Guest Post -1 on International Women's Day


Hi Friends "Happy Women's Day" to you all. From today, guest post is going to feature now and then in this blog. I have plans for making it as a regular feature soon. Just starting it with my family. Today, we have my sister Bharati with us. She is a Gold Medalist in MBA from one of the Universities of Tamil Nadu. She is interested in cooking, painting and poetry. Her few poems were featured in Thinnai, a non-profit e-magazine. Now, let us hear from her...

Nithu's Kitchen: Tell us something about you.
Bharati: A home maker and a mom to a cute little angel. Also, I'm in to my husband's construction business, share trading and an ABO in Amway.


Nithu's Kitchen: Guess, you should be busy throughout the day then. How do you relax yourself?
Bharati : I'm a great lover of art and poetry. My only way to get my self relaxed is painting or writing some poems.


Nithu's Kitchen: Apart from those, What are your other interests?
Bharati : Crossword, Sudoku and word games.


Nithus' Kitchen: When exactly did you start to cook and who is your role model in cooking?
Bharati : I don't remember the age but I started to cook during my school days. My mom is my role model, who is such a great cook. My sister and I learnt lot of things from her.


Nithu's Kitchen: Which dish is your family's favourite?
Bharati : We eat any vegetarian dish that is less spicy but I can tell you few which are most loved by my family. My whole family love Paneer Butter Masala , Butter Naan and Fried Rice.


Nithu's Kitchen: What is your daughter's favourite dish?
Bharati : She loves "Fruit Halwa". This is prepared by combination of many fruits.


Nithu's Kitchen: What recipe do have today to share with us?
Bharati: Fruit Halwa.


Nithu's Kitchen: Why did you select this? any speciality?
Bharati : As I told earlier, this is my daughter's favourite. Moreover today is women's Day, so sharing a sweet dish would be apt. Apart from that, this is highly nutritious as most of the fruits are included which are rich in vitamins and minerals.



Ingredients:

1. Banana - 1 (cut into small pieces)
2. Pineapple - 4 Round Pieces (cut into fine pieces)
3. Apple - 1 (cut into fine pieces)
4. Orange - 1 (peeled & deseeded)
5. Pomegranate - ½ cup
6. Plums - 4
7. Dates - 4
8. Cashewnuts- 8
9. Almonds - 8 ( blanched & peeled)
10. Raisins – 10
11. Sugar- 1 cup ( Adjust to your taste)
12. Ghee - 1 cup
13. Honey - 1 tsp

Procedure:

1. Fry Half of the Cashews, Grated Almonds and raisins in small quantity of ghee. Keep aside.
2. Take half of the quantity in all the fruits and remaining cashew, almond and raisin. Grind them all to a smooth paste.
3. Heat a non-stick pan and pour the ground fruit mixer into it.
4. Add the remaining cut fresh fruits to the pan and then add sugar.
5. Keep stirring for 2 minutes.Now, add half of the ghee and continue stirring.
6. When, ghee starts to separate and the halwa get thickens, add honey to it.
7. Remove the Halwa from heat. Garnish with fried cashews, almonds & raisins.
8. Serve hot /cold.

Note: You can make pieces by pouring the hot halwa in a ghee greased dish and spreading evenly with a greased knife. Once cooled, cut them in to your desired shape.

Hope you all loved reading about our guest and her sweet recipe. I would love to invite you all for the guest post in my blog. Interested people, please do mail me at nithuskitchen@gmail.com. Only with your help, I can make this as a regular feature. Catch you all soon with one interesting recipe.

30 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the post. I will think of something to send your way dear!

Bharathi said...

Thank You so much Nithu.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great idea Nithu, fruit halwa looks so delicious, good to know your sister and Happy Women's Day to you too....

shanthi said...

Yummy recipe. Congrats on being featured in ECs blog. Do visit my blog when time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

Daisy Blue said...

Nice way to start the series Nithu..congrats for being in the budding blogger in EC..

Rachana Kothari said...

yummy recipe and good to know a little about your sister:) Happy womens day to you 2:)

Gulmohar said...

Lovely post..Congrats to your sis ! Perfect way to celebrate women's day

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Nice one. Congrats!!! Happy Women's Day.

Yasmeen said...

Congrats to your sister,Gold medal is an honor.I love this all fruity dessert :D

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks you guys for your lovely response on my sisters post.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy Women's day to you and all the fellow blogger friends...

Deepa

Kalai said...

Lovely fruit dessert Nithu! My wishes to your sister.

Jagruti said...

Lovely recipe and great idea! nice to know about your sis...I'll send you an e mail...

Rujuta said...

Hi Nithu
Such a lovely post from your sis...
LOved reading abt her......the recipe is wonderful and so is the click....
Guest blog is an interesting feature...All the very best for that
Happy Women's Day.....Hope you have all the happiness and joy....God Bless You

nivedita said...

Hi Nithu,
I liked the interview, and happy to know about your sister and Good to know that she is a Gold Medalist in MBA.
Yes, it is good idea about starting this feauture. Waiting for more guests in this! May be I will be in here!!!
and loved the halwa.

Swapna Sree said...

delicious dessert,,,nice to know abt your sis...happy womens day..

Nivi said...

Hey Nithya...

This is such a great idea.. Nice to hear from Bharathi akka...

Happy Womens day !!!

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Fruit Halwa, looks really good tasty too. Nice to know about your sister.

Jyoti V said...

Hey Nitu,

Happy womans day..Recipe looks fab..its nice know abt your sis..
very nice idea of guest post..

Usha said...

Very lovely post Nithu! Nice to get to know your sister and the fruit halwa looks very inviting !

sangi said...

Lovely post Neethu!
Nice 2 know abt ur sister

Gita said...

Nice post Nithu...it was nice knowing about your sister..halwa looks very delicious :)

Uma said...

nice feature Nithu!! Thanks to your sis for introducing such a yummy halwa.

Sushma Mallya said...

Loved reading & knowing your bharati...and lovely day to start a guest post with nithu...halwa looks tempting...and a very happy woman's day to you both...

AdukalaVishesham said...

very interesting idea abt guest post... and nice to know abt ur sis too... and good recipe too

Tina said...

Nice post dear...

Padhu said...

Yummy recipe and nice idea to start this guest post

Sashi said...

Hi Nithu, First time here. Lovely blog. Happy to see guest post !! Drop @ ttp://sashirecipes.com when u find time.

Anu said...

Delicious and yummy recipe.. Lovely post dear..

deepti said...

Gr8 recipes 2 celebrate Woman's Day !! Hope u had a Gr8 DAY !!!!!!!