There are very few moments as cherished, as beautiful as the day you embark the new journey of life. Holding someone's hand, with dreams in heart and sparkle in the eyes. The day she started dreaming for, even before she knew its’ meaning. The day she has visualized so many times, that by now every detail is clearly itched in her mind. Yes the day a girl becomes a bride, is like no other.
Very soon one of our friends, a great blogger and a gifted photographer, is going to live her dream. And since I'm sure you read the header before reading this, you all know who am I talking about...Yes Nithya of 4th Sense Cooking is getting married this November.
Thanks to the world of connectivity, distances have become a lesser shortcoming. Though nothing can reclaim the joy of celebration in person. Yet in absence of actually being with her during her most joyous period. here we are all, united, to wish her all the best. So today we are throwing this virtual bridal shower for Nithya to express our happiness and celebrate with her.
And what could be a better way to celebrate than with food, the subject, the emotion that binds us all...So we decided to cook it up, literally and that too Nithya's own dishes from her own blog - 4th Sense Cooking. Hope she likes the recreation of her own favouite dishes and gets a taste of it through the world wide wide.
I personally met Nithya during my last trip to India, we had a wonderful blogger meet organised at Priya of Priya's Feast super cozy home..I got a fabulous opportunity to enjoy her paneer skewers she prepared specially for our meet, she is one among a bubby and very friendly person i met during this meet..
Nithya, am wishing you a wonderful happy married life with more happiness,health and wealth, am damn sure that your hubby is definitely a lucky person to get a wonderful cook,bubbly wife and incredible photographer with a beautiful innocent smile...It wasnt that much hard for me to choose three dishes from her lovely collections, i choosed immediately her sweet corn pulao,cauliflower pepper korma and parsi peni..They turned out super delicious and we enjoyed thoroughly her beautiful dishes...
Sweet Corn Pulao:
Recipe Source : Nithya
1/2inch Cinnamon stick
4nos Garlic pods
1/2cup Coriander leaves
3nos Green chillies
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4inch Cinnamon stick
10no Cashew nuts
Wash rice and soak in water for a while,meanwhile chop the onions and grind all the ingredients given under the list to grind as fine paste by adding water and keep aside..Cook the corn and keep aside.
Heat enough oil in a cooker, fry the cinnamon stick,cloves and bayleaf, add immediately the onions and saute until they become transculent, now add the grounded paste and saute for few minutes, strain the water from the rice, add the rice and cooked corn, saute again everything for few minutes, finally add enough salt and 2cups of water,cook until 2-3whistles..Enjoy the flavourful sweet corn pulao with your favourite side dish..
Cauliflower Pepper Korma:
Recipe Source: Nithya
3cups Cauliflower florets
1cup Green peas
1no Onion (large)
5nos Garlic pods
1/4tsp Chilly powder
Cook the cauliflower and peas together, keep aside..powder the pepper and cumin seeds separately, meanwhile chop the tomatoes as small cubes and grind the ginger,garlic with onion as fine paste..
Heat enough oil,fry the tomato cubes until they turn tender, add the grounded paste and fry until the raw smell goes away, now add the cooked cauliflower and peas with pepper powder,cumin powder,chilly powder,sugar and salt, add enough water to make gravy and bring to boil..
Mix the cornflour with water and add to the gravy by stirring continously, this gives a slightly thick consistency to the gravy, serve hot with rotis or even with white rice..
Recipe Source: Nithya
1cup Powdered Sugar
1/2cup Powdered sugar for dusting
Beat the ghee and a cup of sugar together in a bowl, add the milk and mix well..Gradually add the maida and mix well until they turn as a poori dough consistency..
Make small balls from the dough and press them with a poori press or by rolling between two greased plastic sheets, heat oil for deepfrying, drop gently the rolled pooris and fry until they get a golden brown colour, dust the fried pooris immediately with the powdered sugar and arrange in an air tigtened box, continue the process until the dough gets finished..
Yummy parsi peni is ready..
Check out other food bloggers who joined their hand with me for making this incredible virtual bridal party for Nithya:
Anamika - Taste Junction
Priya Mitharwal - Mharo Rajasthan Recipes
Priya Mahadevan - Now Serving
Priya Sreeram - Bon Appetit
Radhika - Tickling Palates
Revathy - Kaarasaaram
Sanjeeta - Different Strokes
Vardhini - Zesty Palette