Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Spice Mix for a Spoonful of Christmas...


It had been quite a surprising discovery that a cute girl residing in Sweden has almost the same tastes of that of a lady who dwells in South India!!.The resemblances of these ladies are the love for chillies, spices, care for their sisters and more..So what if comes, if these attributes blend?...Care for the sisters, love for the spice mixes and sending them over as a gift?..

After having seen and read about the awesome Monday Spice Series , the collection of spice mixes, which the Swedish girl had prepared personally and gifted her sister for her wedding, the idea had been brewing up in me which had eventually turned out to reality now.


Even in her early teens my sister preferred homemade spice mixes and would remark,"when I start cooking, I am never going to get the store bought masalas or powders and will see to it that I make them personally, unadulterated!".

This is my gift to Nags , for her love of fresh spices ; my submission to A Spoonful of Christmas hosted by the sweet Zlamushka .

Sambhar masala or Sambhar powder had earned me the "greatest hit credit" among all the recipes blogged so far; the simple reason of choosing this ingredient to be gifted..



The recipe to make this "spice mix" is here and the "curry" which can be made out of this powder is here.

27 comments:

  1. Bharathy...Didn't see the Sambhar powder recipe earlier...What a nice color of the powder :-) I bookmarked the recipe dear :-)

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  2. Aaah...that's looks so good. Nothing can be equal to the homemade masala powders. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  3. thats purrr...fect gift bharathy. and through ur pic we got a glimpse of ur beautiful home too:)

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  4. Cool gift for your sis girl, looks like a great recipe. Thanks!:))

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  5. Wow why were you not my sister. Then i would have also had a pot like this send to me.
    But i am sure Nags will be overjoyed to recieve them. And love the teeny weeny part of you home i saw in the pic. It looks spotless :))))

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  6. wish u were my sister! he he ....
    u seem to have a beautiful house too!
    i am yet to try ur payasam ... my sishyas had to be content with the bondas...(too much pampering is not good rt?)but i will be trying ur payasam on a few guests on saturday for sure!;)

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  7. WOW!!! Thats a cool gift.Nags is lucky to get u :-) Homemade masala is perfect than anythg else....perfect gift for a food lover...

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  8. Oh, Bharathy, I am so touched to read all those nice things you wrote about me... and your favorite masala as a present for me? Hugs and kisses to you, my dear :-)

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  9. Sirisha,do try it out and let me know,dear.Many of my blogger friends have tried and given me the feed back :)..(How come you entered just after a second I clicked the publish button??:O ??)

    And you too Kribha,such prompt and early visits :O..surprise me..

    Thanks :D Sia..

    Thanks to you Asha :)

    Oh yes..to have such a great sister like me..he he

    Err--ahem..I had guests today my dear happy cook..:)..after this blogging business, I am not maintaining the house properly..:I..for the past one week I was busy cleaning and mopping evry nook and corner :)

    Wish I were Nandu's Sishya :)..I am lazy to make any snack :)..I made those for blogging and you made them twice.. for your kids and sishyas ...great!!

    Remya,I have to courier it soon,otherwise she will shout here and make a whole mess out of this place ;)

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  10. Love the greenery in yr house. Beautiful Bharathy!

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  11. bharathy that is so sweet of you...but it figures..you were so happy when people were posting for ur sister's cookbook event...

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  12. hai...thts an awesome pic...natural one....hey if possible plz send few more pic of ur home and also urs along with some newly recipess...i would luv to c....

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  13. waw Bharathy, what a awesome gift. I wish I get something like this;) BTW is that ur house at the background!! awesome!

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  14. Perfect pictures Bharathy...and this sambhar powder I too am still getting this from my MIL or mom...Dont have a wonderful sister like u..!!
    Seems like everybody here are enjoying your background of the photo...;D

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  15. great gift and a beautiful house! enikkum kurachu ayachu tharamo?

    by the way, please send me an email to lalfred10@yahoo.com. i will send you the details.

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  17. Aha, can smell the aroma of fresh spice mix:)..Lucky Nags. My mom is sending me some spice mixes from India. I'm waiting for them.

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  18. Beautiful! Love the setting too.

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  19. BOOOO HOO HOO..:(
    So...the house is all what interests you?? (Sob) (sob)...not my masala???Booooo..hoo..

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  20. Bharathy.....I am magical .....Yeee Haaaa Haaaa.......I have powers...and I can enter any moment......U understood....??? :D :D
    And hey is Nags ur own sis...????
    Shez not to be seen these days...I have been thinking a few days ago :-)
    I am going to try this powder and will tell u for sure dear :-)) Thanks again :-)

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  21. Surprised to know that Nags is ur sis!!! nice of u to make sambhar powder for her Bharathy..Unga veedu romba nalla irukku ..

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  22. parippu payasam undaakkiyatu nannayi.
    thank you...........

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  23. That is soo sweet, what a wonderful gift for your sis... and ahem... your house looks beautiful :)

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  24. Lovely post dear! Home made fresh powders are anyday better. afterall how much does it take?
    In fact I always grind fresh masala for sambhar everyday!:)) All your pictures are lovely!:))

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