Friday, October 21, 2011

Virtual Bridal Shower For Nithya - Sweet Corn Pulao,Cauliflower Pepper Korma & Parsi Peni

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

1cup Rice
1+1/2cups Corn
1no Onion
1no Bayleaf
1/2inch Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
2cups Water

To Grind:
1no Tomato
1tbsp Ginger
4nos Garlic pods
1/2cup Coriander leaves
3nos Green chillies
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4inch Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
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
2nos Tomato
1no Onion (large)
5nos Garlic pods
1/2inch Ginger
1tsp Pepper
1tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Chilly powder
2tsp Cornflour
1/2tsp Sugar

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..

Parsi Peni:
Recipe Source: Nithya

3cups Maida
1cup Powdered Sugar
1cup Milk
1/2cup Ghee
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:

AnamikaTaste 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


Zareena said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing recipes dear. She is so lucky to have a friend like you. I am so happy for her. Wishing her all the best for her future.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is such a teart to see Priya..all the dishes look inviting

Reva said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Priya this is superb... I am sure Nithya will be super delighted..:) Priya , U ROCK..:)

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic platter of 4th sense recipes!!! A nice gesture Priya..:)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sanctified Spaces said... Reply To This Comment

So nice of you Priya. All the dishes look fab.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Great dishes. They all look so delicious and sure Nithya will be amazed...

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a million.. thanks a ton. I am so dumbstruck. Totally in bliss. Amazing gesture from a very sweet friend :) Hugsssss dear :)

Your wishes and blessing are making me feel so good and happy :)

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

great- loved the fact that u did 3 dishes for the occassion- wishes n cheers

Sum said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dishes!

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious pulav..

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,awesome virtual Bridal shower party,all recipes are so nice!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Simply lovely! What a nice gesture of celebrating virtual bridal shower for Nithya! My best wishes to her for a very happy married life :)

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful pictures those traditional props here!

Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, that's such a sweet and thoughtful gesture to celebrate the happiness of a fellow blogger-- I'm touched. I had no idea about the wedding until I saw all these new posts with announcement. Gotta congratulate her. You have created a lovely spread and the pictures are remarkable, Priya!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!,Amazing recipes Dear.Corn Pulao,Gobi pepper korma and Parsi Penni.Nithya must be blessed to have friends like U.Luv it.

Prema said... Reply To This Comment

wow wonderful post priya,love the idea totally...Congrats to nithi...Dishes are too gud...

Alpana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.....awesome recipes & very well created.....Congratulations to Nithya.

Radhika said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely to see all the recipes Priya. Very ethnic clicks.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful mouth-watering dishes and all the best to Nitha:)

Suchitra Vaidyaram said... Reply To This Comment

Pics are gorgeous, lovely recipes and congrats to Nithya!

Vineetha Sush said... Reply To This Comment

Thats so sweet..Liked all the 3 dishes with beautiful backgrounds !

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

thats a wonderful treat for nithya - the sweet girl.mouthwatering recipes

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful idea to have a virtual bridal shower for your blogger friend. My best wishes to Nithya.

KrithisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow. that is a whole some feast Priya.. Awesome pics too... hey, I am also a part of the celebration.. can't see my name :(

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious recipes .. makes me hungry,Priya!!

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

What a sweet gesture and such delicious dishes... Awesome!

Gayathri NG said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipes n fabulous effort. Happy for Angel, i think she is flying in the sky
to enter into wedlock.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipes Lovely presentation.
I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Such a beautiful line-up of delicious and amazing recipes. I'm always in "awe" of gorgeous, and healthy Indian cuisine!
(just have to have one of you ladies to come to Florida to give me lessons)

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...Thats such a beautiful gift for a friend...Wishing all the happiness to Nithya...Priya the clicks are superb...I loved all the recipes...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow, amazing Priya, 3 dishes, cool and great presentation too.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely pictures Priya, what a lovely party.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow yummy recipes and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ....

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipes. I love especially the rice image.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Looks nice and what a party!!!!!!1

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect party dishes. Presentation looks stunning Priya.


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

lovely array of dishes...all equally yummy!