Archive for January, 2020

Update : Akanda Parayana for Sri Sri 1008 Sri Vishwesha Teertharu

The “Akanda Parayana” for 24 hours concluded today at the temple. Below are some pictures of the day we spent at the temple. We were truly blessed to do our part to Swamigalu.

There was also Madhu( Honey Abhishekha for Shree Anjaneya).

And our beloved Rayaru.


This coming Saturday January 4th 2020 to Jan 5th 2020 (24 hours) Sri Bhakthi Anjaneya Temple has planned “Akanda Parayana” for 24 hours. Attached below is the flyer. Each of us has a 2 hour slot. We are planning on being there on Sunday from 8 AM- 10 AM.  If you are in the DC area, please join anytime during the 24 hours.

You can signup for the slots here at the following link:

White & Moong Beans with Colored Capsicum Sabzi


A very interesting and super delicious and protein filled palya or sabzi which goes so very well with Chapathi. You can pick and choose any choice of beans and vegetables.


  1. 1 can white beans washed throughly
  2. 1 cup soaked and cooked moong beans ( hesaru Kalu)
  3. 1/2 green capsicum ( I used frozen ones from our garden)
  4. 1/2 red capsicum ( I used frozen ones from our garden)
  5. 1 firm tomato chopped
  6. 1 green chilli
  7. 1 tsp each red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Coriander leaves and lemon for garnishing
  10. Oil, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.


  1. Cook the moon beans (hesaru Kalu) in your pressure cooker
  2. Wash the white beans ( I used the can)
  3. Chop capsicum into 1 inch cubes, green chillies
  4. In a pan add oil, when its hot add mustard and cumin seeds
  5. Next, add the capsicum and tomatoes and fry for a few minutes
  6. Once you feel the capsicum is cooked, add all the dry masala like red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder
  7. Add the white beans and cooked moon beans. Add salt
  8. Adjust water and let them all cook for 4-5 minutes together
  9. Finally, switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice
  10. Serve with Chapathi along with Yogurt.

Some useful links on various white beans you can use for this dish:

  1. white beans


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