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Friday, September 4, 2009


Wondering what is this ..... it's a German dish, more or less, like our cream of Potato soup from HAN's;)

Wanted to participate in AWED-German event, hosted by my friend, Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles, which was started by DK.

To be frank, I browsed for recipes, but found few, more time consuming, and few needed me to buy few ingredients. Difficult to spend more time for cooking or shopping, with Thaswika around, nowadays its a difficult task. Hubby is also too busy and working late hours:(

So found this simple soup recipe here , just to give my entry for the event. But it came out well, MUST TRY:)

Potatoes - 2, medium sized
White Onions - 1, medium sized
Celery - 3/4 stalks with leaves
Bay leaf - 1
Butter - 2 tablespoon
Milk - 2 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Oil - 1/2 tablespoons

Wash, peel and cube potatoes. Chop onion and celery.

Heat oil in pan, saute onion, potatoes, celery for five minutes.

Add water to it, until the vegetables are covered.

Then add bay leaf and salt to it, boil until they are tender.

Drain the excess water, reserve it and allow it to cool for few minutes.

Mash vegetables in a mixer nicely, add it to the reserved stock.

In a pan, heat butter and add this to it. Thin soup by slowly adding milk.

Keep stirring for few minutes, but do not boil.

Tasty kartoffelsuppe is ready to serve.

Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves 4 persons

Now to an award and a tag....

Priya Raj(http://ennsamaiyal.blogspot.com/) passed me "HONEST SCRAP" award. Thank you for sharing it with me!!!

Rules are:
I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it
I must list 10 honest things about myself (THIS I DON'T LIKE;))
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

Thought so much writing this.....;)

1. Honest towards my work, whatever or whichever is allocated to me.
2. Simple, Caring, Trustworthy, Friendly, Lazy sometimes,
3. Can do anything for those who love me truly.
4. Avoid people who talk at the back, those who ditch, those who compare. Completely ignore them.
5. Hate, when people tell lies or cheat, as though I won't knew that it is a lie. Can't take it!
6. Love to travel and explore new places, but always avoid if any risk is involved while enjoying!
7. Won't trust people so easily and once I trust, I will be always for them.
8. GOD fearing. Think many times, before I have to do anything wrong;), that GOD won't punish me for that deed;)
9. Sometimes not bold to face problems. But, too cautious not to get them.
10. Very possessive towards that I own!

Would like to pass the award to

Priti - http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/
Shama - http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/
Lakshmi Venkatesh - http://delightsofcooking.blogspot.com/
LG - http://www.tasteofmysore.com/
Priya - http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/
Sripriya - http://www.srikarskitchen.org/
Vidhya - http://iyercooks.blogspot.com/

And LG http://www.tasteofmysore.com/ has tagged me for ABC's... so here it is

1) A - Available/Single ? Available, but to my husband only
2) B - Best Friend ? My hubby
3) C - Cake or Pie ? CAKE
4) D - Drink of choice ? Ice Lemon Tea
5) E - Essential item you use every day ? Tissues.
6) F - Favourite color ? Lavender
7) G - Gummy Bears or Worms ? Gummy Bears
8) H - Hometown ? Chennai
9) I - Indulgence ? Blogging and Facebook
10 ) J - January or February ? Jan
11) K - Kids and their names ? 1, Thaswika
12) L - Life is incomplete without ? Love
13) M - Marriage date ? July 6
14) N - Number of siblings? 1
15) O - Oranges or Apples ? Oranges
16) P -- Phobias / Fears ? When someone die near my place and I am alone at home
17) Q - Quote for today ?
"A heart breaking isn't always as loud as a bomb exploding.. Sometimes it can be as quiet as a feather falling.. And the most painful thing is, no one really hears it, except you.."
18) R - Reason to smile ? Anything funny
19) S - Season ? Winter
20) T - Tag 4 people ?
Priti -http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/,
Shama - http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/,
Priya - http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/,
Sripriya -http://www.srikarskitchen.org/
21) U - Unknown fact about me ? Let it be unknown ;)
22) V - Vegetable you don't like ? Broccoli
23) W - Worst habit ? Biting nails :D
24 ) X - X-rays you've had ? Someone wants them? What the hell ;)
25) Y - Your favourite food ? curd rice with tasty pickle
26 ) Z - Zodiac sign ? Scorpio


Priti said...

Looks gud..I still trying to pronounce that name !....fun reading your tag..n u r soo bad :(

Illatharasi said...

Don't cry, homework for the weekend!

Priti said...

I got better things to do...don't expect too mast ma :P

Illatharasi said...

Leave those better things, do this BEST thing!

Lakshmi said...

Wow!! Thks a lot for the entry. I do not have words to say more. Very first event I participated was urs.

Very happy to see ur entry.

Read ur tag. Felt like I was reading about me.

thks for passing it on to me. I already have tags pending.

Shama Nagarajan said...

congrats dear..yummy soup....nice to know more about u...thank u for tagging me

notyet100 said...

SOUP LOOKS SO GOOD,..hows tashika dng,..?/

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Congrats....nice to know about you...liked the answer for Available.So funny.Hey nice creamy soup.

Vidhya said...

congrats Vani for the awards and thanks for passing it to me... cream potato soup looks perfect and creamy...

sowmya said...

soup is very interesting..looks creamy and rich!!

Ivy said...

Vani it was great to hear from you after such a long time. Thanks very much for passing from my blog and sending me the link for Thaswika. Amazing story and I am glad that he is now keeping you very busy :)
The soup sounds delicious and great to learn more about you from your tags.

LG said...

German version of Potato soup looks creamy and delish. It was nice knowing more about you.

LG said...

Thanks for the award, I will do the tag as soon as possible.

Valarmathi said...

Congrats Vani. Soup looks creamy and yummy.

Chitra said...

It looks creamy & good..German dishes are new to me..Thanks for sharing.DO visit my blog at ur free time :)

SriLekha said...

happy to be here after my break
thaswika epidi iruka pa?
international dish ellam senju kalakuringey
its really so good

SriLekha said...

surprise awaiting for you at http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/09/moist-chocolate-cake-and-awards.html