For Best Diwali Experience, Let’s be in Jaipur

31 10 2013

As Diwali is round the corner, the festive fervor is catching up in Jaipur. The city celebrates the festival in its own fashionable manner. As far as eyes could see, there is burst of lights in culturally vibrant Jaipur.

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There are signs of Diwali everywhere on the bustling streets of Pink City. Much of the beauty of Diwali comes from the warm glow of lamps and lights that are illuminating the complete city. Trust us; Jaipur is the best place to experience Diwali festivity where all the streets, shops and buildings are bathing in the magnificence of colorful lights and decorations. The whole Pink city is dazzling with lights and looking like a bride with makeup of lights, frills and colors. You will be marveled at the insanity of Diwali in the city.

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You can see locals indulged in plenty of last minute shopping for gifts, sweets and dry fruits, and other goodies ranging from Hindu idols to precious jewellery. Strands of roses and bright marigolds are sold in the streets.

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Women design exquisite rangolis depicting Ganesha outside their houses, decking them up with floral garlands. On the Day of Diwali, everyone is seen dressed up in their sparkly and colorful clothes. Diwali prayers are offered in temples, offices and business establishments On Diwali night, city go crazy on Diwali night with a constant stream of fireworks and firecrackers go off all night long.

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Johri Bazar, Jewelry market of Jaipur place would dazzle you with its spectacular decorations. In fact, it’s not just about ‘Johari Bazaar’. All the markets in Jaipur are well adorned and every year, the most brilliantly lit up market gets a prize. The time is also perfect for souvenir shopping and you can take your pick from amongst almost 2000 kinds of earthen lamps in the shape of animals, birds, and deities. Beauty of lit Jal Mahal is worth admiring.

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As Pink city is witnessing a wave of its marvelous and rich celebratory spirit, we invite you to see dazzling display of firecrackers and accompany Jaipur citizens in the celebration of festival of lights.

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So what you waiting for – Come down to Jaipur and celebrate this Diwali with a concord experience. For the best experience, make sure you stay at one of the best hotels of the city, Devraj Niwas. The Hotel locates just half kilometer away from Jaipur railway Station and one km from main bus-stand.

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Aloo Bukhara Kofta on World Vegetarian day

1 10 2013

Are you a kofta lover?? A dish that always does wonders to your taste buds. How about having the delicious dish of Aloo Bukhara kofta for dinner tonight?? Just keep reading and find out how to make this perfectly heavenly dish in some simple steps 🙂

Aloo Bukhara Kofta

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Ingredients

•Apricots,soaked and stoned – 8
•Potatoes,boiled, peeled and mashed – 3 medium
•Green cardamom powder – a pinch
•Cornflour/ corn starch – 1 1/2 tablespoons + for dusting
•Salt – to taste
•Tamarind paste – 2 tablespoons
•Oil – to deep fry
For gravy
•Oil – 2-3 tablespoons
•Onions, sliced – 2 medium
•Tomatoes, roughly chopped – 3 medium
•Cashewnuts – 10-12
•Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
•Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
•Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
•Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
•Salt – to taste
•Cream – 1/2 cup + for garnishing
•Garam masala powder – a pinch
•Green cardamom powder – a pinch
•Fresh coriander leaves – for garnish

Instructions

1. Mix together potatoes, green cardamom powder, cornflour and salt in a bowl. Stuff each aloo bukhara with ¼ tbsp tamarind paste.
2. Divide the potato mixture into 8 portions and roll into balls. Dust each ball with cornflour and shape it like a katori, place an aloo bukhara in the centre, gather the edges and seal. Shape them into koftas.
3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep fry the koftas in hot oil till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
4. To make gravy, heat oil in a non stick pan, add onions and sauté till golden. Add tomatoes and sauté till they turn pulpy.
5. Add cashewnuts, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and sauté. Add salt and mix well.
6. Transfer this mixture into a mixer jar and grind into a paste with sufficient water.
7. Transfer this paste into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add cream, garam masala powder, cardamom powder and mix well.
8. Place koftas in a serving bowl and pour the gravy over them. Garnish with some cream and coriander leaves and serve hot.

Cook and treat yourself and family with this yummy dish tonight or come over to Forresta Kitchen and Bar and let us serve you 😀








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