Wednesday, September 06, 2006

SECOND DAY OF GANESH CHATURTHI IN PUNE....

The second day in Pune was the GANESH VISARJAN day, my vaini, Medha vaini was up early in the morning to prepare the days meal which was completely different from that served the day earlier . I was astounded to see the speed at which she went about her daily activities , I think that having Ganapaty at one’s house gives one the strength to do
Beyond ones capabilities and with full enthusiasm.
Goan meal has lots of spices, onions, garlic, ginger etc but during Ganesh Chaturti days food should be cooked without onions,garlic,and ginger. Hence it becomes more difficult to plan a menu which should be balancing at the same time tasty and she did it with great expertise.
Breakfast in the morning was poha but poha with green peas and without onions.


For lunch we had
RUSHICHI BHAJI – this is the most important item of the meal this is a mix vegetable which is extremely nutritious as it contains leafy vegetables along with many other vegetables (I will be giving you the recipe).
KELYACHE RAITE-(banana raita) – contains yoghurt with sugar and pieces of ripe banana added at the time of serving.
SHEVYACHI KHEER-(vermicelli kheer)-
MIX VEGETABLE BHAJI-(vegetable fritters)
DAL – BHAT –(dal bhat)
CHAPATIS-(wheat flour rotis)



BANANA RAITA


SHEVYACHI KHEER


MIX VEGETABLE FRITTERS


RUSHICHI BHAJI


PRASADACHE THALE

The meal was excellent , and I thoroughly enjoyed it for the efforts and the earnestness with which it was done


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mahek,
It is such a visual treat to see all the festive cooking. Being from Pune/Mumbai area but now living in USA, I do miss all festivities! Thank You so much for bringing back all those great memories of Ganpati celebration! Please do publish the recipes when you get a chance. BTW did you get a chance to enjoy the Pune Festival which takes place during this time?
Thanks
Shelly