Archive for April 7th, 2013

Update: Concert by Padma Vibhushan Dr. M Balamurali Krishna

Like I mentioned earlier, we had been to the Concert yesterday. Below are some of the songs I could note down which Dr. M Balamurali Krishna sang. He is 82 years old, but his voice was unbelievable. We enjoyed every moment of this concert.

The first invocation song was on Lord Krisna, Ganapthi and Hanuman. It was called Sri Sakala Ganadhipa Palayamam, Aarabhi Raga.

http://music.raag.fm/Carnatic_Movies/songs-19093-Maestro_At_His_Best-Dr_M_Balamuralikrishna

The second song was again his own composition on Lord Hanuman. It was called Hanuma Anuma Oh Mana Ma. This song has just stuck in my mind, and I have been reciting this every since I returned from the concert.

The next two were pure Carnatic songs.

The 5th one was Pibare Rama Rasam. The song can be found here on youtube:

The next song he sung was composed just for the concert the day before. It was again on Lord Hanuman.

It was called ramanamave niku raksha, hanuma ni namave maku raksha. It was just awesome.

I tried noting down the songs, raaga but not knowing Telugu I had a hard time understanding them.

It was just an awesome evening we spent. One of the most memorable nights of my life thus far.

For those of you residing in the DC Area, just wanted to let you all know that next Saturday, there is a concert organized by SBAT.org. Padma Vibhushan Dr. M Balamurali Krishna is going to sing along with others.

It is by on Saturday April 6, 2013 at Greenbelt. This location is near Shiva Vishnu Temple. We just purchased to tickets for the event. The location is:

EleanorRoosevelt High School,

7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt, MD-20770

For more details check sbat.org.

Grilled Sandwich

Even though I like grilled vegetables, I never eat it anywhere outside here in the US. We had brought this Flat Top Grill/Griddle from Costco two years back for around $20. Anytime I go out shopping with my Family, they force me to buy stuff for the kitchen. I am not a shopping person, and they really have to convince me to buy anything new. I guess I am the one who saves a lot of money at home, and the other two spend a lot. 🙂

Anyway, the Flat Top Grill/Griddle has two sides, one side is the Griddle which I use to make Chapathis. For some reason, dosas never came well on this griddle.

griddle

The reverse side is the grill, which you can use to grill vegetables, fruits, breads, and buns. I never used this side at all. My Husband decided to prepare Burger and he used the reverse side to grill vegetables and buns.

grill

Attached below is the how he grilled and prepared the Sandwich.

Step 1: Peel and Slice Potatoes lengthwise. In a bowl, add some Olive Oil, salt, crushed pepper and crushed red chiili powder. Mix the Oil and coat all potatoes.

grilled-potatoes

After 2-3 minutes on one side, turn them over and grill on  the other side as well. Take out on a plate.

grilled-potatoes-done

Step 2:Slice capsicum lengthwise and as with potatoes, add olive oil, seasoning and grill them.

grilled-capsicum

Make sure they are cooked and tender, and take them also out on a plate.

grilled-capsicum-done

Step 3: Grill the bun and the Veggie Patties. We brought the ones you get at Trader Joes, Masala Indian Burger.

grilled-burger-bunStep 4: We also grilled the Lettuse Leafs for a few minutes.

griiled-lettuce

Step 5: Arrange all of them on the Burger bun, use any seasoning you like such as tomato ketchup, tomato sauce, salt and pepper.

arrange-veg-bun

Step 6: Close the bun, and enjoy the yummy and mouth watering grilled sandwich.

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P.S: You can grill onions, eggplant, and zucchini as well.

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