Showing posts from August, 2019

Oleander flower garland

Nerium oleander garland The traditional method of making a thick garland  with these flowers.  I have used pink oleander .  This method results in such a dense garland that it is a feast to the eyes.  I am sure you will love it.  Another close up view Tie flowers at the top and bottom at the centre  of a thread Turn  String goes round the flower placed , every time  Another view of the string going around Flowers are placed such that the stalk  rests on the string on the bottom side Another view of the string going around Cut off excess thread Tie both ends to hold all the flowers together We can add artificial flowers  also at the centre of the garland Oleander is called arali poo in Tamil or vice versa arali is called oleander in English.  This garland can be offered to deities in temples particularly Amman, Lakshmi  temples.  We can also use for Pooja decorations for Dasara and Varamahalakshmi Habba.  It can also be used fo

Jathi malli poo kattuvathu eppadi

Jadhi malli poo kattuvathu eppadi | Type of Jasmine | Mogra This method is for getting a thick garland .  I regularly purchase from Koyembedu flower market before going to any temple and tie them at home at night listening to devotional songs.  It gives a lot of satisfaction and mental peace.  I purchase for Rs.100 approximately depending upon the price .  I get 12 to 15 muzham ( as we say in Tamil ).  The garland is long enough to adorn God and Goddess deities in a temple This flower when tied as buds looks beautiful and when it blooms looks even more beautiful The top images after blooming and the bottom as buds I tie(string ) the flowers in pairs to get a thick garland Tie(string ) the first set at the  top and bottom at the centre of the string Place a pair of flowers with the stalks on  the bottom of the string as shown This gives a close up view Take the string around the flowers and bring it to the top on the right hand side This image gives

Egg less butterscotch cake My daughter's recipe

Eggless Butterscotch Cake- My Daughter's Recipe (For half kg or six-inch cake) FOR THE CAKE 1. Take 1/2 cup of curd in a large bowl. To the curd, add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and mix with a whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. 2. Place a sieve over the bowl and add 1 cup of all-purpose flour (maida), 1/2 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of baking soda and sieve it into the wet mixture. 3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients with a whisk until there are no lumps. 4. Add 1 tsp of butterscotch essence and mix in. Scrape the bowl with a silicone spatula to ensure the batter is thoroughly mixed. 5. Bake the batter at 180C by dividing it equally into 3 six-inch molds greased and lined with parchment paper. Or bake it in 1 six-inch mold and divide it into 3 equal layers after being baked. 6. You'll know the cake ready when a toothpick or a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. 7. Let the cake cool completely and

Apple Tarte Tatin - My daughter's recipes

How to prepare ! Add hundred gram sugar to a pan, heat on medium flame till it turns golden brown. Remove from the stove and whisk in 85g unsalted butter at room temperature. Put it back on the stove Whisk for one more minute.  Transfer the caramel formed to a nine inch pan for which I use a cake tin.  Then set it aside. . Peel, slice and core 6 apples and arrange beautifully  on the caramel as shown in the  picture above How to make puff pastry For  puff pastry take 1 1/2  cup refined wheat flour, add a teaspoon of salt , make a dough with COLD water and set it aside  Cover with a damp cloth for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle flour on the counter  knead the dough for about 1 minute . (a) Roll with a rolling pin into a rectangular shape. (b)Brush off any excess flour and apply room temperature butter on 2/3rd of the dough (c). Leave a gap of 1/2 inch on both sides. (d) Book fold the dough, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour . Repeat this process from (a)

Iruvatchi flower garland

Iruvatchi ( இருவாட்சி மலர்  ) in Tamil is a type of jasmine that is popular in Trichy and Srirangam.  A very beautiful variety of flower.  I got some flowers and immediately made a garland.   I offer these garlands to the pictures of Gods in our Pooja room or offer them to any temple I visit. That is quite frequent by God's grace. I am sharing easy rangoli through images in this blog.  Occasionally I share flower decorations , recipes, Puja related posts also. This is one of them.  Tie two flowers one at the top and one at the bottom at approximately the centre of the thread .  Tie two knots  Place the next flower such that the stalk rests on the thread below Bring the thread around the stalk and the string at the bottom Place the next flower with stalk on the string below Take the thread around to hold the flower These two images give a top view of  tying the flowers Traditional method of tying flowers through images  This is a type of mallig