Monday, July 26, 2010

Guest Post - 21 : Today's Guest - Subhashini


Today, Subhashini from "Food, The Spice of Life" is with us. She is a home maker who loves to cook. She is interested in singing and writing. Now, let us hear from her...

Nithu's Kitchen : Tell us about you Subha.
Subhashini : I am a home maker with very loving and understanding husband and a 2 year old princess. My hobby includes cooking, singing and of course blogging.

Nithu's Kitchen : How did you get this interest in cooking?
Subhashini : I love cooking because my family loves eating. I see cooking as an art. It fills my heart every time it meets one’s appetite. I have taken interest in the same.

Nithu's Kitchen : When did you start to cook and whom you consider as your role model?
Subhashini : I started active cooking from my college days and my sisters are my first teachers and my inspiration.

Nithu's Kitchen : What are your interests apart from cooking?
Subhashini : I love listening to old Hindi songs, I do sing as well, write Hindi poems and also do stitching and knitting.

Nithu's Kitchen : Who encouraged you to start a blog?
Subhashini : The person behind my blog is my husband. He is the one who encouraged me to write a food blog.

Nithu's Kitchen : What talent of yours made you as the Best Daughter-in-law of your family?
Subhashini : After my marriage, I came to know that my in-laws love good food and from here I found the key for every one’s heart in family and it was my cooking talent which has made me the best daughter in law.

Nithu's Kitchen : Who is your best critic?
Subhashini : My Father-in-law is best judge to give his verdict about my dishes. Since he is very keen about the taste, he always give some suggestion to improve my cooking. So, success of my blog is dedicated to everyone in my family.

Nithu's Kitchen: What do you have today to share with us?
Subhashini: CHANDRAKANTHI

Nithu's Kitchen : Why did you select this?
Subhashini: During my visit to my mom place I learnt this dish from my eldest sister and this is one of her traditional dish. I loved the taste and it was somehow very new experience for me.

CHANDRAKANTHI

Preparation Time: 15 -20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes
Makes: 20 medium sizes

Ingredients :

Split Green Gram Dal- 2 cup
Raw Rice-1 cup
Salt- ¼ tsp
Sugar- (Just check in the step of method)
Ghee-2-3 tabs
Oil or Ghee- For deep frying




Method :

Wash and soak rice and dal together for at least 3 hours.
Then drain water and grind this in wet grinder or mixer to fine paste.
The batter should be like dosa batter.
Now measure the batter in one cup and mix the equal amount of sugar in batter.
Add salt and mix well.
Now add the same quantity of water into batter.
Shift batter to a wide heavy bottomed pan.
Now keep the pan in medium heat and keep steering it.
Slowly batter will start getting thick.
Now grease a plate with ghee and keep aside.
Once you get the batter thickness like burfi thickness then remove it to grease plate and tap the plate so batter gets spread equally to whole plate.
Allow it get cool down for 5 minutes.
Grease a knife with little ghee and cut the batter in square size.
The traditional size of this is 4 cm/4cm.
Once it is completely cool down then heat oil in pan for deep frying.
After oil is heat enough then take a one piece of this burfi and fry till golden brown colour.
Serve hot or cooled.

Nithu's Kitchen : Thank you so much Subha.

Friends, Hope you all love Subha's Chandrakanthi. If you are interested to be featured as Nithu's Kitchen's guest, please do mail me at nithuskitchen@gmail.com.

16 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Happy to know about u subha,thanks for sharing the recipe...

PJ said...

Nice to know more about Subha and thanks Nithu for introducing her to us :).Lovely recipe too,Subha..

Satya said...

nice to know more about subhasini...these chandra kanthis looks very delicious ...thanks for sharing this subha n thank q nitu for introducing her to us...

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Kairali sisters said...

Great to know more about Shubha and Thanks Nithu for introducing her to us...

Love
Kairali sisters

RV said...

Nice to know more about Subashini and the chandrakanthi looks delicious.

Kiran said...

Very nice to know more about you Subhashini and thank you for sharing the traditional recipe for making Chandrakantalu.They look very delicious.
As usual a wonderful intro Nithu.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

NIce to know about Subha..Loved the traditional recipe !!!

Jay said...

Wow...subha, very interesting recipe.
Glad to know more abt u.

Priya said...

Glad to know more about Subha, chandrakanthi looks fantastic..

Krishnaveni said...

glad to know more about subha, loved that dish, new to me, looks yummy again thanks nithu for this lovely post

shahana said...

Happy to know more about Subha.

aipi said...

nice 2 know more about Subhasini.. chandrakanti is new 2 me.. looks great.. nice post Nithu..

Panchpakwan said...

Nice to know more about Subhasini..
Looks so yuumy dish.
Nice post Nithu.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Great guest Nithu. I already follow Subhashini's blog and what a lovely chandrakantalu, I love them and mom makes them really well :)

divya said...

Nice to know more about Subashini and the chandrakanthi looks delicious.

Subhashini said...

Thanks alot Nithu to give me a wonderful opportunity to explore my self and also thanks to every one who appriciated with their nice comments