lovely idlis to look at and taste.
Look at the great Indian Idlis on this World Idli Day-great to see
Greater to enjoy with coconut chutney and onion sambar!
In hotels always accompanied with pongal and vada on our order
Of course! At homes only idlis other than in festive occasions!
Made of boiled rice and black gram and salt made into a dough a day
Earlier for it to get fermented appropriately – can be used for dosa also!
Idli taken with sesame oil or ghee or curd for breakfast or after noon tiff in
Or night dinner- for that matter any time in the day as substitute
For regular food! Harmless food as not roasted in oil or boiled in oil
Boiled in water for children or elders or sickly people!
Green in memory, for more than a quarter of a century our break fast was
Only IDLI thanks to my beloved father’s insistence! he used to have
One or many days half an idli! On the day of his death in the year
Eighty seven at his age eighty seven he had half an idli as breakfast!
Bored of idlis, if any alternative made for us he should have only idli
Though half only! Memories green at my seventy nine!
Come on let us hasten to taste delicious idli only at home
As we cannot go out as the hotels are closed thanks to CORONA!
In Chennai HOTELS daily more than TWO LAKHS idlis are prepared according to a recent survey! Besides thousands of idlis in houses!!!
Sponge like Idlis with the flowery touch! Idli of ideal making!
Omnipresent,Omnipotent Omniscient Lord Almighty
In HIS compassion for peace and harmony in the Society
Has created Saints and Seers in all religions to guide for ever
We have many many whom we should respect; ignore never!
Seventeenth March today is the day of one such noble, great Saint
Saint Patrick’s day is today. the Feast of Saint Patrick , a cultural
And religious observation on Seventeenth March, the traditional
Death date of Saint Patrick- the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Let us on this holy and sacred day, host feast to all poor and
Destitute. Lord’s noble intention of keeping all in peace and joy
Will be fulfilled. Let us go to the old age homes and orphanages
And organize feeding with a festive mood . That is real service.
None can give greater tributes to the farmers and Farming other than Tamil Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar whose day was celebrated on 16th including a post in this Blog! The following ten couplets -chapter 104 of the Magnum Opus:
Farming though hard is foremost trade
Men ply at will but ploughmen lead kural 1031
Tillers are linch-pin of mankind
Bearing the rest who cannot tend. kural 1032
They live who live to plough and eat
The rest behind them bow and eat. kural 1033
Who have the shade of cornful crest
Under their umbra umbrellas rest. kural 1034
Who till and eat, beg not; nought hide
But give to those who are in need. kural 1035
Should ploughmen sit folding their hands
Desire free monks too suffer wants. kural 1036
Moulds dried to quarter-dust ensure
Rich crops without handful manure. kural 1037
Better manure than plough; then weed
Than irrigating , better guard. kural 1038
If landsmen sit sans moving about
The field like wife will sulk and pout. kural 1039
Fair good earth will laugh to see
Idlers pleading poverty. kural 1040
(English translation by Kaviyogi Sudhdhananda Bharathi)
A major Hindu festival with a lot of fervour in our country.
Is today the Fifteenth Of January “MAKARA SANKARANTHI”
Majorly observed in our holy Motherland and also by Indians
And Hindus around the world. Festival is a religious as well as
A seasonal observance and marks the winter solstice,
And the shift of the sun leads to ever-lengthening, longer days.
Also known as Maghi, a major harvest festival and dedicated
To the sun god Surya, marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara (Capricorn) .
Happy Makar Sankranti kite flying is an important aspect
Also known as Uttarayan as from the day of Makar Sankranti, the sun begins it’s northward journey.The harvest festival Is observed throughout India
Under different names and traditions. The festivities related to
Makar Sankranti have many names depending on the region observed.
North Indian Hindus and Sikhs, call Maghi Called Makara Sankranti
As Poush sôngkrānti in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal,
Karnataka and Telangana,Sukarat in central India,Magh Bihu by Assamese,Thai Pongal by Tamils.In Gujarat, kite flying is organised
As part of Makar Sankranti festivities. Happy Makara Sankaranthi!
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Milk indeed is the food for all irrespective of age and sex
God in HIS own wisdom gifted humanity the nectar from HIS
Yet another creation-animals- cows and all others feeding
Their young ones with milk nectar from the heaven ideal food for all!
National Milk day is today recalling its value,
No adulteration, no extra hydration, thank you
Producers for your sacred service to the Society
On this holy day the people salute you with piety!
When Mahatma refused to take cow’s milk on his own point
Doctors cornered him by asking him to take goat’s milk!
Man eats to live or lives to eat-anyhow one has to for life and living
Methods of eating are indeed many to suit the occasions for enjoying!
Squating on the ground, cross legged keeping banana leave or dinner plate in front
Seating in the dining chair around the dining table and enjoying another!
Customary methods are these!Today second January for Americans
It is National Buffet Day national dining destination
T buffet restaurant offers a variety of selections, making it possible
For every member of the family to find what they want to eat.
A buffet system serves several food choices in a central location.
Patrons easily view and select the food to serve themselves.
Buffets are useful for feeding large groups of individuals at one time.
Hotels, restaurants, and conventions offer buffets as a convenient way
Of providing services to their customers and hosting events.
In a lighter vein, buffet lunch is for survival of the fittest
In a big hall with hundreds of the guests, who are timid and weak
May be left with nothing at the end -unless they jump and grab
What are available out of so many items-about two dozens!!!!!!
Though said jocularly it has a meaning and merit all over
“Man living to eat or eating to live”=probably both are right for ever!
National Parfait Day is today the twenty fifth November
The Day kicks off breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert just right on this day!
This versatile dish serves up sweet or healthy in layers of goodness
Served in a specially styled glass, a parfait presents ingredients
In appealing layers. Fruit, yogurt or ice cream provide the basis
For transitions between nuts, chocolate or even whipped cream.
A French word that means “perfect” to describe a kind of frozen dessert.
In the United States, parfaits are served in the traditional French style
Ingredients such as parfait cream, ice cream, gelato or pudding are layered
In a clear tall glass. They’re then topped with whipped cream, fruit or liquor
“FOOD FOR ALL” important aim and endeavor of all Governments in the world
Most difficult goal to achieve- how indeed is a nagging question!- untold
Obstacles and difficulties in providing – leaving none to go to bed hungry
Need urgent is to eliminate hunger all over the world forever!
World Food Day is today the sixteenth October- action dedicated to
Tackling global hunger. people from around the world come together to commit
To eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime. Celebrating the creation
Of the Food and Agriculture Organization events organized in more than
One hundred and fifty countries across the world, making it the most
Celebrated days of the United Nations.to promote worldwide awareness
And action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure
Food security and nutritious diets for all. food basic and fundamental
Human right and need. several million people worldwide suffer
From chronic undernourishment, five million children under five die
Of malnutrition every day. Let us dedicate ourselves to implement
The theme for the year “Our actions are our future”!.
“Dishes sans salt deserves to be thrown into the dustbin”
”உப்பில்லாப் பண்டம் குப்பையிலே” goes the Tamil saying!
Saltless or salt less eatable satisfy not the taste buds
If salt is more than what is needed also deserves discard!
Twenty ninth of August today is MORE HERBS, LESS SALT DAY!
Put away the saltshaker and season your meals with herbs instead.
More Herbs, Less Salt Day. Substituting herbs for salt can increase
The flavor and health benefits in our meals.Use turmeric, fresh ginger
And fresh garlic for added flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Fans of savory flavors can add onions and garlic for a bit of kick.
Season your tomatoes, and green beans oregano.
Plus, fresh herbs can make your meal look and smell more appealing.
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