Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pink Mania

Recently "pink" has been a lot in the news here -
Firstly, the pink carpet event for the premiere of Pink Panther 2, all the hype the media created earlier when Aishwarya signed up and the flak she got after release about the length and nature of her role
and then the famous 'Pink chaddi campaign' in bangalore after some 'rama sene' people decided to take the moral policing in their own hands and went about hitting and abusing girls who wore 'western' clothes, spoke english and well, were employed, unlike the many 'ram sene' activists !

And on a happier note, there's also the FIC - PINK this month.

Got two entries to send across to FIC - Pink hosted this month by Priya. FIC or Food in colours is the brilliant idea of Harini, more famous as Sunshinemom

A simple and easy Beetroot Raita, which is an add on to a meal during the hot summers. Moms always tell you to eat this so you'll get pink cheeks :) and I do this to my son now, who shows me his cheeks after every bite of the beetroot raita and i have to tell him how pink his cheeks are :)


Strawberry flavoured yoghurt - this was the dessert I mentioned in Pasta Salad post

Here are the recipes -

Beetroot Raita

What you need -

2-3 beetroots
2 cups yoghurt / curds
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp chopped coriander leaves

What you do with it -

Cook the beetroots
Peel off the skin and chop into small pieces
Whick the yoghurt with jeera powder, sugar and salt
Mix the beetroot pieces into it
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Strawberry Yoghurt

What you need -

10-12 strawberries
1 ltr curds (6 cups or so i guess)
3 tsps sugar

What you do with it -

Tie the curds in a muslin cloth and hang the cloth, so that all the water drips away
You will need to keep this for an hour or longer
Meanwhile, wash the strawberries and take off the stems
Keep aside 2-3 to decorate on top
Chop the remaining strawberries into large pieces
Run in a blender with the sugar till its a smooth liquid
Once all the water in the curd has drained out, mix in the curd with the strawberry pulp
Beat to get a smooth consistency
Garnish with cut strawberries
Refrigerate at least for an hour before you serve


Asha said...

Both are perfect for Pink, aren't they? :)

Cham said...

The first one got an excellent pink hue! Great entries :)

Superchef said...

perfect pinks!!

Maya said...

Can't wait to try out the yogurt. Seems simple enough.

Trupti said...

both pink dishes looks delicious

Usha said...

Loved the color of both of them,never tried beetroot raita, sounds yum !

Red Chillies said...

Pretty pink Arch. Pin is my favorite color too. I made milkshake and yogurt too. Will post them soon.

Madhuram said...

I make a beetroot raitha too. We grind coconut, green chillies and ginger and mix it with the yogurt. Your recipe is simple and good.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely pink dishes! I loved your your strawberry yogurt in the FIC roundup!


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