Saturday, October 1, 2011
Kobbri Sakkre is the most commonly prepared giveaway prasaadam in the Mysore region. Kobbri sakkre packed in butter paper covers are given to the visitors as a token of sharing joy,be it a naamakarana(naming ceremony) of a baby or just an auspicious Friday.
THIS IS A KONDAPALLI TOY GANESHA. KONDAPALLI TOYS ARE MADE IN ANDHRA AND THEY HAVE A PROMINENT PLACE IN DASARA KOLUS.THE VILLAGE TOY SET IS VERY POPULAR AND IS USED IN CREATING MODEL VILLAGES IN THE KOLU.
LIGHT SOFT WOOD, GLUE, SAW DUST AND THE PASTE OF TAMARIND SEEDS ARE USED TO MAKE THESE TOYS.
THE WAY IN WHICH THE DETAILS ARE CARVED IN THE DELICATE AND FRAGILE DOLLS IS AMAZING.
Navaraatri is a very busy festive season. Visitors pour in to each others houses to behold the kolus , to accept taamboolam and to invite each other to their respective kolus.Since they need to accommodate a number of kolu engagements on a given day,they tend to drop in at all odd hours of the day.
THIS MINIATURE GANESHA IS A KONDAPALLI BOMMALU (DOLL ) . HE IS HODING A VEENA AND RIDING A PEACOCK.THE BRIGHTLY PAINTED DOLL IS ONLY ONE INCH IN HEIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHING THIS TINY GANESHA WAS A DIFFICULT TASK .THANK YOU AKKI FOR THE LOVELY CLICK.
Kobbri Sakkre can be prepared with one swish of the mixer when you are caught unawares by the surprise visitors during the festival season.
Sugar - 2 cups
Roasted gram ( hurigadale )- 1 1/2 cups
Grated dry coconut ( copra ) - 1 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
1. Grind sugar and cardamom powder smoothly.
2. Add roasted gram and run the mixer for half a minute.
3. Add grated copra and again grind for half a minute.
Remove the kobbri sakkre in a bowl and blend the now slightly coarse mixture well. Offer this to Mother Goddess in the evening.
Remove the kobbri sakkre in a bowl and blend the now slightly coarse mixture well. Offer this to Mother Goddess.
Pack the Kobbri Sakkre in small paper packets to be given away to the visitors along with the tamboolam