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Aug 30, 2014

Fruit Salad for Ganpathy

This flavourful fruit salad is also made for Ganapathy Homam but with certain fruits (Havan performed for Lord Ganesha). It goes well as an offering, dessert and a nice fruit salad. You may add the fruits of your choice with the basic apple, sweetlime, Banana, Ghee, Flattened rice, Lemon juice and few Lemon pieces.



Ingredients :-

  1. Apple - 1 No. (medium size)
  2. Guava - 1 No. (Small size)
  3. Banana - 2 Nos. (small elaichi variety)
  4. Sweet Lime - 4 Pods (Mosambi)
  5. Pear - 1 No.
  6. Pomegranate- 1No.
  7. Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  8. Ghee - 1 tbsp
  9. Jaggery (shredded) - 2 tbsp
  10. Cardamom powder - less than 1/4 tsp
  11. Coconut pieces - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  12. Flattened Rice (poha) - 2 tbsp

Procedure :-
  • Chop the fruits (apple, pear, banana, sweet lime) and put them in a bowl. Add the pomegranate pearls, Lemon juice, Ghee, Shredded Jaggery, Cardamom powder, Finely chopped coconut, Flattened Rice. You can add even finely chopped lemon pieces to it as they make it more interesting with their citrus flavour when chewed on. Otherwise you can even add lemon rinds along with lemon juice.
  • Mix everything together.
  • Let it rest for  minimum 10 minutes, covered.
  • Mix and serve.
  • You may also serve this chilled as a dessert.


Enjoy!


Aug 29, 2014

Ganesh Chathurthi 2014

Om Gam Ganapathaye Nama:

Brought you Ganesh Chathurthi Prashad (Modak, Salt kozhukattai and Nei Appam). May the vignahartha bless you all with good health and prosperity.

Ganpathy Bapa Moraya! Mangal Murti Moraya!



Aug 26, 2014

Granny Square Drawstring Pouch © -Alluring Crochet

Hi,

Hope you are doing good. I am back with my first post for this month.

I took a break from crocheting as my eyes badly needed a break. Finally back with my hook last week. Yesterday I was working on a small project-a drawstring pouch. The first easiest design that came to my mind is 'Granny Square'.

©You can use this pattern and make things and sell it. But You cannot sell this pattern. 

Used Acrylic 4 ply yarn of charming yellow and varigated shade of green, 3.25 mm hook for this project.

Measures : 6.5" (h) and 5" (b)

Stretches upto 8" (h) and 6" (b) approx

An alluring Drawstring Pouch with my own version of the Pattern diagram on how I worked on it.Hope it will be use to you.




I have shared the diagram I have made while working on this.






For the drawstring, make 70 to 75 chains, weave them through Row-7, join ends. Attach a tassel at the end to each drawstring.

Granny Square pouch is ready!

You may add in more number of rows to get a bigger pouch. Accordingly the string length will vary. Lining is optional.

If you need any help, do drop in the comments section.

Happy Crocheting

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