June 2, 2008

CLICKing Fresh Yellow Turmeric and One Hot Chavli Amti!

I am Clicking a Yellow Fresh Turmeric for a very special fund raising edition of "Yellow for Briana" today for my entry to Jai and Bee of "Jugalbandi" blog this month. Thank you to all the judges and Bee for organizing and hosting this event!
In Jugalbandi's own words "Yellow signifies hope and enlightenment. Though the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, color Yellow has also come to signify the fight against cancer. Bri of Figs With Bri is one of the 5% of women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 30. That was two and a half years ago but her cancer returned. In addition to traditional medicine, she would like to try holistic alternatives for which her health insurance has turned down. Could we help her raise that amount?"
Please click on the link above to get all the details of how you can help. This fundraising also includes Raffle prizes and a PayPal "Chip In" convenience for donating the funds directly to Briana. Hope you will give as much as you can to help her. Thank you! :)

Fresh Turmeric Shoots:
I was fortunate to find some fresh Turmeric (Amba Haldi in Hindi) in Nashville at a Indian store when we were vacationing there last June and it was my first time tasting these too. Fresh turmeric is pleasantly mild and does not have a sharp bite of fresh ginger. It has a very bright deep Yellow-Orange color and a brownish skin. When used in dishes and pickles, it imparts a bright and beautiful yellow color!

Fresh Turmeric1
Dried and powdered Turmeric is used routinely in most Indian dishes and used in traditional Indian Festivals, in Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and Indian weddings.

Camera:
Canon SD300

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Chavli Amti/Black eyed peas curry from Nupur's blog is my contribution to "Tried and Tasted" , a event which is started by Zlamushka from "Zlamushka's spicy kitchen" blog. This month we are scouting Nupur of "One Hot Stove" blog looking for and cooking one of her recipes to appreciate her blog. Thanks for hosting Z, it's a fun event. Thanks to you too Nupur, loved the traditional dish and taste of Chavli Amti! :)

Chavli Amti:
I was planning to make this dish and link at FH next week anyway and then saw Z's choice of blog to cook from and was too happy to oblige! I haven't changed any of the masala ingredients in this dish except added half an Eggplant, a small cubed Potato with 1 can of Black eyed peas. Please click on the link above to go to the original site for the recipe. Enjoy!


Have a great week, see Y'all good people later!:)

73 comments:

Happy cook said...

Asha you are fast.
I didn't evenknow about the new tired and tested.
Not to mentioned you clicke too.
Picture looks beautiful.
Shyama still have her school till end of june. Her exams are only starting by 16th.
So wht was the surprise for trish in her school.

Purnima said...

Wonderful click n great looking chawli!!

bee said...

thank you dear asha, for your support, your donation, your friendship and your CLCIK entry. it means a lot to us.

ranji said...

It is really great what Jai and bee and their team is doing for Bri...Ur click has come out really good.I havent seen fresh turmeric for so many yrs..lucky u got hold of some.
Chavli amti is also really good...Love the flavor of chavli in a dish..very nutty..so yumm.great entries.

Asha said...

Excuse me for the late reply. Blogger is acting weird today, shows me 502 Error! like 100 times today, very frustrating!

F, Z started this last month, it's fun to cook from other blogs and easy to post because I don't have to type in recipe etc but just link!:D
Trisha got inducted to National Honor Society officially. I will post photos at FH!:)

Thank you Purnima, Chavli Amti is delicious, made it for dinner today!:)

TBC said...

I did not even know we were done with Cynthia's blog.:D

Nupur's blog is a good choice. I like what you have made, Asha.:-)

Asha said...

You are very welcome dear Bee. You are a gem and great a friend to have. Hugs to you!
Hope fundraising is going to collect well over the required amount!:))

That's true Ranji, I am sure fundraising goes very well. We have a great blogger community here for support!
This is the first time I tasted fresh Turmeric too, it's good. We can't use much og these in dishes except for pickling but pickle taste delicious with this!:))

kamala said...

Asha ji I love the fresh aroma from the turmeric.We used to tie fresh turmeric around the pot on the Pongal day.Chavli too looking good.Came here with excitement to read about Trisha!!!

sireesha said...

hi asha,Ur click has come out really good.Chavli amti is also really good and yuumy...Great entry.....

Saju said...

Looks so yummy! I have since fresh tumeric in the Indian Grocers, but never tried it, your pic makes me want to try it!

Kalai said...

Love the click, Ashakka! Looks really amazing. The chavli looks delicious, too. Will have to check that recipe out, too. :)

Asha said...

TBC, I was about to make Nupur's Chavli Amti anyway and then I saw Z's announcement Y'day and said YAY! :D

Kamala, fresh Turmeric aroma is really amazing, very earthy and such grand color!
I will link photos of Trisha's ceremony at FH on Wednesday, still need to upload there, will do tomorrow!:)

Thank you Sireesha. Chavli is very tasty, will be today's dinner!:))

Cham said...

Bee & friends are doing Click for good cause...
I find a lot Fresh turmeric but have no idea how to cook! Lovely click and about Nupur recipe event, i just came to know :) Delicious amti

Asha said...

Saju, I have a bottle of fresh Turmeric pickle called Amba Kaldi pickle, I love the taste!:)
I have chopped these into tiny pieces and frozen it.I add a bit with dishes , for taste and color, don't know if I like the whole dish made these, never tried it.
Great to see you btw!:))

Kalai, gravy is excellent, loved it. Hope you try!:))

Uma said...

What a fresh click for Bri! Looks awesome Asha! And the chavli amti is scrumptious. Way to go!

Asha said...

It is a great help for Bri Cham, she is so young and brave!:)
I didn't cook these like I usually do but pickled fresh Turmeric is wonderful. I add a bit of this while grinding the masala, haven't dared to make a whole dish out of these though. Gujaratis do I guess!:)

Thank you Uma. I suddenly remembered the YELLOW turmeric I had for this event, glad I did!:)
Chavli is delcious, try it.

Sangeeth said...

lovely click asha...great entry for T&T....

Srivalli said...

Ah...blogger seems to have gone nuts!...i didn't even know abt the event and you have already posted!...great entry and nice click..

zlamushka said...

Asha, thanks fr such a lovely entry. Wow, I barely announced it and there you were. You re impatient one ;-)
Great Chavli Amti.

Madhuram said...

Ashaji, the chawli looks delicious. I got fresh turmeric for the first time, when we went to New Jersey. I got it with the idea of planting it to have tumeric plant, for Pongal. But I don't have any idea if it will sprout. I have not tried it yet.

Asha said...

Thanks Sangeeth, it was fun!:)

Sri, I think I have a dented forehead today by slapping it so much!:D
Blogger has gone nuts, it makes me so slow this morning and holding me back from my housework too!
I saw the announcements last weekend, posted it today since I just have to post photos which makes me happy!:)

Asha said...

Hahaha! Z, enjoy the fastest entry ever recorded on Earth! It was fun. No need for me to type in the recipes, so I can go super duper fast!:))

Madhu, that's a great idea! I didn't think of planting. I think it will do very well.
I think you can cook with Turmeric leaves too. Too late for me, I already chopped them to little pieces to freeze!
If you get the plant, please post it. I will try and get fresh Turmeric next time and try too!:)

Suganya said...

I bought fresh turmeric too this weekend :)

Maya said...

Wonderful Click and Amti looks great Asha!! I just have to see ur blog if I have to know of events soon :)

Asha said...

Hope to see few dishes with it Suganya! Except adding a bit here and there and pickle, I don't have any recipes with these yummies!:))

Haha! Maya, I update the events on my sidebar as soon as they announce the events. It's great reference.
I have to take a Summer break soon, so I will post for as many events as I can before I go!:)
Amti is delicious, my kind of thick gravy!

Vanamala said...

Fantastic click ... lovely amti

Asha said...

Thank you Mala. Lovely color of that fresh Turmeric,isn't it? :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Fresh turmeric shoots?!?!?!! Had never seen them before.... noodokke shunti thara ne ide alwa?!?! indeed a fresh click!! :)

bhags said...

As yellow signifies hope and enlightenment, turmeric signifies healing...

P.S. this book makes me look was one of event, will be posting he round up soon

Mansi Desai said...

that looks great Amti asha! nice execution of the recipe:) I still have to decide what to choose for Nupur's blog as all her recipes are fantastic!:)

sunita said...

So nice to see fresh turmeric ...haven't seen them for ages...was a regular in our house...it has great medicinal and cosmetic properties :-)

...hope your day at T's school went well :-)

Pooja V said...

Asha wonderful pix. I loved it. :).

ranji said...

asha..really happy to know u are going to try thambale pudi tomo..i hope u and ur family love it ..thanks for trying it out:)

Asha said...

Ramya, shunti taraane kanatte, aadre vasane tumba chennagirutte, devasthanakke hodhahaage!:)
Such fab color, se if you can get some there, Turmeric pickle taste delicious with yogurt rice.
I made your yummy Uppu Huli dose today for dinner, will link next week!:)

Bha, that's true! We Indians use it beautify ourselves too, right? Facial, for weddings etc. Smells so good too.
One off! Bummer! I wanted to do more movies!:D

Asha said...

Mansi, I pounced on Amti straight away because I have tried Amtis before from other Konkani bloggers, it's excellent!:)

Thank you Pooja, I love the color too!:)

Ranji, I just made the pudi,already smells great. I will make the dish tomorrow with rice rotti for dinner, will link next week!:)

krystyna said...

Hi Asha,
so nice of you put inform. about need support.
I really understand this kind of situation. My little grandson has leukemia and we couldn't afford for holistic hospital.
God bless you Asha and your family.

Asha said...

Oh Krystyna, I am so sorry about the little guy. God bless him. My grandfather had Leukemia too, passed away when I was a teenager. Yes, insurance doesn't at all for unconventional medicine, it's a good thing we are all helping Briana in her struggle.
Thank you for your wishes Krystyna!:))

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Asha:
That was a nice click. Fresh turmeric looks great. Very rare ingredient in blog world. Chavli Amti from Nupur's Blog looks so good. YUM!. Lovely color.

Vani said...

Amti looks yum, ASha! You got fresh turmeric here? How nice! Nice picture for Click!

Asha said...

Sukanya, I love the smell of fresh Turmeric, it's like you are inside the temple! Chavli gravy is great, hope you try!:))

Vani, I had never ever seen these fresh Turmeric even in India girl!:D
There was a Gujarati store in Nashville, I couldn't believe when I saw them. Gorgeous color, loved the pickled Turmeric most, it's called Amba Haldi!:)

sowmya said...

tahts beautiful click..chawli amti looks delicious..

delhibelle said...

You picked a great recipe Asha, chavli amti looks delicious !

Hetal said...

Thats a lovely click dear..

Laavanya said...

Aah.. so that's the new tried and tested blog? I think you post even before they announce the events! :D hee hee.
That chawli looks so good.. and fresh turmeric reminds me of Pongal.

Suma Rajesh said...

turmeric pic looks great...gr8t idea...chavli amti is looking delicious and yum...will try this ..

jayasree said...

Lovely fresh click. Good choice of Amti from Nupur. Looks delicious. Waiting to see Trisha's pics at FH

Swati Raman Garg said...

what an entry... turmeric is best known for its healing effects also ... hope things go well with her.. am sure the event is going to raise much more than required...

Madhavi said...

Awesome click and i love chavli, urs looks tooo goooooood, delicious!!!

SMN said...

Ashakka Chawli is new to me.. nice click for the event..

Nupur said...

Ah, the fresh haldi looks amazing!
Thank you for trying the recipe, Asha, and I am so glad it worked :)

Asha said...

Thank you Sowmya!:)

It was delicious DB!:)

Thanks Hetal, beautiful color, huh? :)

LOL! Laavanya, if they tell me before, I would cook for them in advance for sure! Just posting photos are easier than typing in recipes, so there I am like a flash!:D

Asha said...

Suma, hope you try Chavli, love the gravy, adaptable to any beans and veggies too!:)

Jaya, thanks. I am working on the photos today after I come back home from a appointment, taking it easy today!See you tomorrow at FH:)

Swati, that's what I am hoping too! Whatever treatment Bri wants to get, she should be able to, Bee is a great friend!:))

Asha said...

Madhavi, thanks. Loved that Turmeric too!:))

Sushma, halasandekalu palya was always my fave dish, gravy tastes great too. Try it!:)

Hi Nupur, thank YOU for posting a wonderful recipe, always a pleasure try and enjoy the dishes from other blog, Z made a great choice!:))

easycrafts said...

Some years back, we had a small garden and were growing little turmeric. During dec-jan, we used to get fresh turmeric...ur snaps reminds me of that

Asha said...

EC, I never thought of burying some of these roots in the ground girl. I am sure they would grow nicely. May be next time. I am thinking of fragrant Turmeric leaves we would get, would be fun to use in dishes!:))

ranji said...

hey thats something a parent can be proud off..hearty congratulations to ur daughter.what a happy and exciting moment to cherish forever...have u posted the photos?didnt see it yesterday thr?
I am also happy to know u loved the pudi..its an all purpose pudi..try it simply with rice..a good substitution for pickles :).

Maheswari said...

Beautiful click for beautiful cause...chavli looks delicious ..adding extra veggies to this , nice idea.

Asha said...

Ranji, it makes me happy that kids don't need to be pushed, they work for their own goals, ask if they need help. That's a joy! I am uploading the photos today, I will publish and link to FH post tomorrow.You can both them!
Pudi smells great, I can imagine how many dishes I could make with that.Thanks for posting!:))

Mahesh, Blackeyed peas, Eggplants and Potato are a great combo, my mother used to make palya that way. This gravy masala is great too.
Hope we collect more than what Bri needs!:))

Sagari said...

turmuric looks beautifull ashaji

Asha said...

Thanks Sagari. Glad I kept the photo in the draft, I love it too!:))

Andhra Flavors said...

click has come out really good. andy yummy chawli too!!

Seema said...

Turmeric looks great! Nice photo...very natural.
Amti looks good too. Hope Ghassi came out good.. looking forward to post.

Jaya said...

Hi Asha,
Fresh haldi looks so Good Asha,
Nice click ..
and the Amti looks delicious ...
Its evening here and my little one is asking me to take her to Park to play , will catch up later with you I guess...
Hugs and smiles
Jaya

Asha said...

Thank you AF!:))

Seema, Chana Ghassi as yummy, even kids liked it. I will post next week!:))

sireesha said...

Hi Asha,
Award waiting for u at my blog...
Enjoy:)

Sunshinemom said...

Good shot - I don't miss fresh haldi in Mumbai but I wouldn't have thought of taking it for a shoot..very nice:). The amti looks good, and just whispered that it tasted well too:) I made Nupur's pithale today....yet to post!

Sunshinemom said...

Asha, could you pick up the award I have for you? It gave me so much pleasure to pass it on to you:)

Asha said...

Oh, my pleasure to have it from you girl,thank you. I will see you later ASAP!:)

Asha said...

Thank you Sireesha, I will pick it up!:)

We miss lot of things here Harini, almost EVERYTHING, specially Indian veggies!:D
I might try her Pithale too, thanks.

Mona said...

Turmeric is famous for its healing antiseptic properties. We use it in almost every dish we cook.

That dish sounds yum.

The picture of fresh turmeric is so beautiful!

Asha said...

Mona, that's true. We use it everyday too, the powder kind but fresh Turmeric is a great delight to have. Smells so good, earthy and color is so bright. Loved it!:))

Susan said...

Turmeric look so like ginger root, but what a vibrant interior. Someday I will try it fresh. Thanks for the peek inside, Asha!

BTW, Blogger has been a thorn in my side all week. Don't take it personally.

Asha said...

Susan, same here girl. I have to keep on retyping the comments, bugs me too. Don't worry about it.
I am blogging only 3 days a week, taking it easy rest of the days, my New Year's resolution which I am keeping it so far!:)