Archive for June, 2013

Sweet Potato Mint Paratha

I prepared this healthy, easy Paratha with very few ingredients. If you don’t have sweet potato, use a regular potato. You can read all the benefits of Flaxseed in the link below:

The link to Sweet Potato Chapathi is posted here:

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato or Potato
  • 1 cup Mint/Pudina finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsps flaxseed powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Peel and Cook the sweet potatoes in microwave until soft as shown below in picture
  • Wash and finely chop Mint/Pudina and 1 green chilli
  • Mix whole wheat flour, salt, oil and 2 tsps Flaxseed Powder
  • Mix the dough. I didn’t need to add any water. If you need just add 1-2 tsp.
  • Make chapathis.
  • Serve with curd, pickle and any mixed vegetable.
  • Quick, easy, delicious and healthy.

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Ishtu Dina Ee Vaikunta Lyrics in English

Nethra darshnam with TulasiThe lyrics for Ishtu Dina Ee Vaikunta in Kannada has been posted here.

Below are the same lyrics in English.

iShTu dina I vaikuMTha

eShTu dUravo ennutalidde

dRuShTiyiMdali naanu kaMDe

sRuShtigIshane shrIraMgashaayi ||pa||

eMTu ELanu kaLedudariMde

baMTaraivara tuLidudariMde

kaMTakanobbana taridudariMde

baMTanaagi baMdeno shrIraMgashaayi ||2||

vana upavanagaLiMda

ghana sarOvaragaLiMda

kanaka gOpuragaLiMda

ghanashobhitane shrIraMgashaayi ||3||

vajra vaiDUryada tolegaLa kaMDe

prajvalipa mahaadwaarava kaMDe

nirjaraadi munigaLa kaMDe

durjanaaMtakane shrIraMgashaayi ||3||

raMbhe Urvashiyara mELava kaMDe

tuMburu muni naaradaranu kaMDe

aMbujOdbhava rudrara kaMDe

shaMbaraaripitane raMgashaayi ||4||

naagashayanana mUruti kaMDe

bhOgibhUShaNa shivananu kaMDe

bhaagavatara sammELava kaMDe

kaagineleyaadikEshava shrIraMgashaayi ||5||

Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru Lyrics in English

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Ms. Padma Rao has translated the very famous Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru lyrics in English. This is one of the most beautiful songs which I sing almost everytime I perform Sree Rayara seva. So, below is the lyrics in English for all of you to get the blessings of our beloved Rayaru.

Sri Raghavendra Gurubhajanam

Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guro
Thrahi Thrahi Gunasandra Guro
KanakaKashyapaputhanayamsha Guro
Janaka Jaapathipadabhakta Guro
Madhawa Mathambudhisoma Guro || 5||

Sadhvyshnava Paripala Guro
Vyasaraja Mounindhra Guro
Sudhindra Sukumarakya Guro
Budaavaalisamsevya Guro
Varamantrayalapuradi Guro ||10||

Suruchira Mandiragyda Guro
Tungabhadra Thatavasa Guro
Sangeetapriyanadha Guro
Kaavivastra Karadhanda Guro
Bhavashuddadi Dharisirpa Guro ||15||

Tapta Mudra Dharadeha Guro
Klupta Meeri Varaviva Guro
Karmaja Devateyada Guro
Karmandhigalarasenipa Guro
Mookana Vagmiya Gyda Guro ||20||

Makalatrana Nijadasa Guro
Kushtaroga Parihara Guro
Shishtajanara Uddari Guro
Andage Kangalaneeva Guro
Mandamathige Gnanaviva Guro ||25||

Bhootaprethanashaka Guro
Tha Taruniya Sakshidhake Guro
Sarvaroga Parihara Guro
Urveesurarabhimani Guro
Maayimathavanakutari Guro ||30||

Vayusuthamathavihara Guro
Sarveshapadhakranta Guro
Sarvarishtakruthantha Guro
Shodhisi Sachapastrartha Guro
Modadi Sulalitha Gyda Guro ||35 ||

Madhuvyriya Nijadhasa Guro
Sudhege Parimalavanitta Guro
Kumathigalanu Nee Gelide Guro
Sumathigalige Bodhiside Guro
Harinindhakaranu Sadhede Guro ||40||

Haribhakutara Nee Porede Guro
Vrindavanadolu Ninda Guro
Chandrikarya Raghavendra Guro
Papakadali Matanka Guro
Shapanugrahashakta Guro ||45||

Ramapadhakamalabringa Guro
Ee Mahimeyolu Prakyata Guro
Eidhondarigala Gelide Guro
Eidhondu Shastra Tilisuva Guro
Sharanara Palipa Namma Guro ||50||

Karuna Sagara Neene Guro
Tamasamathigala Kaleva Guro
Ramapadakamalabringa Guro
Enthadaru Smarisuvara Guro
Braanthignana Parihaaripa Guro ||55||

Sansarabdige Potha Guro
Kamsathakanijabhakuta Guro
Yogabhyasaastha Guro
Bhagirathigitabhakta Guro
Harisarvottamanenutha Guro ||60||

Meresi dangura Hoysiruva Guro
Vaayu Jeevottamanenutha Guro
Mayigalali Sthapisida Guro
Gananege Shakyave Mahime Guro
Manidu nuthipe Paalepudu Guro ||65||

Nudisidante Nudisiruve Guro
Jadamati Nanemballe Guro
Beduve Seragoddutali Guro
Needuvudenagide Varava Guro
Januma Janumadolalenage Guro ||70||

Ninna Namava Smarisiruvudhu guro
Harigurugala Drudabhakuti Guro
Karunise Kavudhu Emma Guro
Hanumayyana Nijadasa Guro
Ghanakarunanidhikalpatharu Guro ||75||

Mangala Sadguna Saandra Guro
Ghana Karunanidhi Kalpataru Guro
Jayamangala Raghavendra Guro
Shubha Mangala Raghavendra Guro ||80||

So, here is the link below for the pdf and also the video on youtube.

Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru – Shri Raghavendra Guru Bhajane

P.S: The last couple of months have been extremely busy for me at work and home. So, I have not been able to provide any time to the blog. I am extremely sorry about that. Hopefully, in the next few weeks you will be able to see more replies and posts as well.

Vegetable Pulav

Last week, we had Sneha’s friend visit us for Dinner. She is allergic to Gluten so I had to prepare food which was free of Gluten. I went online and found out that anyone allergic to Gluten is not supposed to eat any product which contains Wheat, barley,  and rye. Sneha wanted me to make my signature dish Vegetable Bath which has been posted several times. However, I was not sure how an American would like to eat all that spices in our vegetable bath. So, I decided to make a special dish just for the girls. It was just so delicious and was over in no time. Simple, quick and easy Vegetable Pulav.

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Ingredients:

  1. 2 and 1/2 cups basmati rice cooked.
  2. 1/2 cup peas
  3. 1/2 cup green beans
  4. 1 large onion finely chopped
  5. 2 small cloves of garlic finely chopped
  6. 1 inch grated ginger
  7. Spices such as Jeera, 4 cloves, 4 cardamom, 1 large bay leaf, 1 small cinnamon stick, crushed pepper
  8. 1 tsp Garam Masala
  9. salt to taste
  10. 3 tsp olive oil

Method:

  1. Wash, and cook the Basmati rice. Make sure the grains are seperate
  2. In a large pan, heat Olive oil or any oil you are using.
  3. Add all the spices. Let it fry for a few minutes
  4. Next, add finely chopped onion, garlic and grated ginger
  5. Cook the onions until they are soft.
  6. Add peas, and beans. I microwaved both of these vegetables. You can also use vegetable such as carrot, capsicum, potato and so on.
  7. When all the vegetables are soft, add the garam masala, salt
  8. Mix the rice softly.
  9. Serve with choice of Raita.

The girls enjoyed the dish very much. Both of them wanted me to post the dish on my blog so they could revisit it at a later time, and prepare when in College.

P.S: Onion and garlic are optional. However, all other spices should be used to get that fragrant rice aroma. Also a very good rice dish for lunch boxes.

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