Madhuram and Indira’s JFI: Raagi , gave my Memory cells some kick : how many Raagi (Nachna in Marathi) dishes do I know? One ; yeah I don’t recollect Mom preparing anything except Nachnyacha Dudh – Raagi Milk – Finger Millet Porridge. So obviously I will post what I know the best but I am eagerly looking forward for its roundup and would love to see what all can be prepared from this healthy grain.
The mentioned Porridge was a summer special drink at our place, every summer evening
we BRO and Me used to get this huge glass full of thick Porridge, not that we complained cos anything with season specialty always attracted us. With the innovative summer drinks coming in I will always cherish our traditional summer drink :)
This will give about 2 cups of porridge.
- Nachna (Finger Millet - Raagi) flour: 1 -2 tbsp
- Water: 1-2 cup
- Sugar: 3-4 tsp
- Milk: 1 cup
- Mix Finger Millet flour with water and bring it to boil. Stir in between so that no lumps are created.
- Once the color changes to transparent brown, add sugar and stir it.
- Later add the milk and bring the mix to boil. Done.
Serve hot as a thick drink in a cup or as porridge in a bowl.
Thank you so much Deepa , Malar and Faiza for this lovely award now about Seven interesting things about ME, I had already posted about it here. As I have already bored you enough with my 7 interesting things I will give 7 interesting sights around the city that I’m staying from last couple of years.
My last two weekends were totally busy with chilling –eating-playing @home with cousins and other with sightseeing my neighborhood with The Foodie’s relatives. So about my first weekend about chilling – cooking and eating I am posting about it turn by turn ; so thought of mentioning Seven Interesting highlights I saw during my last weekend. So here it goes:
Pune is famous of its surrounding Dams, so what if it doesn’t have beaches tourist and even locals visit these Dam as they go for Chowpatty. I clicked these local boys taking a dip in one of the most famous, pleasant and easily accessible Khadakwasala Dam.
I consider Sinhagad as the favorite Picnic Spot in Pune. Trekkers worship this but lazy person like me love the proud feeling of being at the top without much exercise :P. This is the prominent Tanaji Malusure point ; renowned Maratha warrior climbed this steep cliff with vertical rock face and fought to win this fort during which he lost his life. Famous lines by Shivaji - "Gad aala pan sinha gela" – “We won the FORT but Lost the LION”
All views from or around Sinhagad are exquisite but for Foodies like us this is the best view you can get. Kanda Bhajji – Onion Fritters also known as Khekda Bhajji (Crab style fritters); these are the typical Maharashtrian style fritters. The chill surrounding and the hot fritters- what else you want in life !
We find this huge Birla Ganpati Idol blessing all the people travelling from Mumbai – Pune J It is gigantic yet saintly.
Bushi is the popular dam made waterfall in Lonavala during rainy season. But now the waterfall was desiccated and you could find such lone survivors staring at the drying up water.
We always find such valley points at hill stations; Lion Point gives this scenic view.
We were keen to visit the ancient Buddhist architecture: Karla Caves, but these were closed so got this outside view.
So passing this lovely award to few others .. Rohini, Sushma, Pari, Ushnish Da, Shubha, SE and G … I know most of you must have received this award number of times, so do try to give more than your seven interesting things about you !! I’m totally looking forward to read on :)
P.S.:I am going on one small weekend trip; this time to Konkan part of the country so catch you with details of it soon :)
P.P.S.: I am back from Konkan beach trip, with more details later, couldn’t post this before the trip with packing and all… the trip was AWESOME !!