Instant Karathey Kismuri

Kismuri is salad type side dish prepared by Amchis that goes well with rice dalitoy combination or pej (red rice kanji), I already have a recipe for Karathey Kismuri which you can check here. Today's recipe is again on Karathey kismuri but this one is a fatafat/instant version. No grinding of masala is done in this recipe. You may substitute bittergourd pieces with vegetables such as beans, carrot, yam [Surna Kismuri] or red chilly papad (Happala kismuri). 

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Kaleidoscope: Life in Colors

Nature is full of colors. We find beautiful colors all around us even in the ordinary when we open our eyes that brings out the myriad emotions and rejuvenates our soul. 

Kaleidoscope: Life in Colors is a new section on flavorsn'colors dedicated to showcasing my love for capturing such colors and just the world in general!

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky" 
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Dadpe Pohe

Dadpe pohe is a simple and an easy to make Maharashtrian breakfast dish from flattened rice flakes. A quick recipe with almost no cooking involved except tadka/tempering, it is a variation to regular Kanda Poha or Batata Poha. We can have this as evening snack too. In this recipe, poha is mixed with coconut-onion mixture, covered and placed under pressure allowing the flavors to infuse very well. The process of keeping the mixture covered and under pressure is called 'Dadapne' in Marathi and mostly it is this action that led to the name of the dish as 'Dadpe Pohe'

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An Intro and Video Tutorial on Gond Art Work

" Creativity is intelligence having fun."
~Albert Einstein

The idea of sharing this creative fun popped up in my mind when few of my friends requested to post tutorials related to art and craft creations/ DIY projects which I usually carry over the weekends to wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life!

Happy to start with "Creative Colors" here on flavorsn'colors, a section listing all my colorful creative artworks/ DIY projects inspired from various sources. I will share my art and craft works as well as share video tutorials of these works or redirect you to the link which inspired me. Hope you like the section, get inspired and continue to shower your love and blessings!

Today's post is about my humble attempt at Gond Art work

I got to know about Gond Painting in an exhibition held in Bangalore last year. Gond Painting is a traditional art of the Gond tribes residing in Madhya Pradesh and each painting is associated with some folktale or day to day life (sounds similar to Warli art right?). These tribal people beautifully depict the tales using natural colors [that are derived from charcoal, plant sap, leaves, colored soil and cow dung] and through intricate patterns in the form of series of dots, curves and lines. If you are interested to know about different Gond patterns there is a book titled Signature ~ Patterns in Gond Art by Tara Books. Check here and here to read more about this  tribal art from MP.

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Rawa Payasu/Semolina Kheer

As we usher into the new year, I wish you all a Happy Nutan Samvatsara/Ugadi, Happy Gudi Padwa, Happy Navreh and Happy ChetiChand! 

So let's prepare a simplest sweet " rawa payasu" to welcome another blissful year. Payasu is konkani word for kheer. Rawe payasu is the kheer made from suji/semolina and other easily available ingredients at home.

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