Thursday, October 22, 2009

ZeeTV Episodes : Halloween Delicacies

Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Gaelic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones.
Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Ireland's Great Famine of the 1840s

The day is often associated with orange and black, and is strongly associated with symbols like the jack-o'-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, reading scary stories, and watching horror films.
The term Halloween, originally spelled Hallowe’en, is shortened from All Hallows' Even – e'en is a shortening of even, which is a shortening of evening. This is ultimately dervied from the Old English Eallra Hālgena fen.It is now known as All Saints' Day.

Because the holiday comes in the wake of the annual apple harvest, candy apples (known as toffee apples outside North America), caramel or taffy apples are a common Halloween treat made by rolling whole apples in a sticky sugar syrup, sometimes followed by rolling them in nuts.

One custom that persists in modern-day Ireland is the baking (or more often nowadays, the purchase) of a barnbrack (Irish "báirín breac"), which is a light fruitcake, into which a plain ring, a coin and other charms are placed before baking. It is said that those who get a ring will find their true love in the ensuing year. This is similar to the tradition of king cake at the festival of Epiphany.

Other foods associated with the holiday:
Apple cider (unfiltered apple juice) , Barmbrack (Ireland) , Bonfire toffee (Britain) , Candy apple , Candy corn (North America) , Caramel apple , Caramel corn , Cider , Colcannon (Ireland) , Popcorn , Pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread , Roasted pumpkin seeds , Roasted sweet corn , Soul cakes , Novelty candy shaped like skulls, pumpkins, bats, worms, etc.

Corn on the Cob with a twist
2 Corns
10 tablespoons butter
3-4 tablespoons corriander / dill / parsely

Mix the corriander / dill / parsley (whichever you have taken) with butter and apply it generously to the corn.
Cover the corn with its leaves and tie it with a thread if needed and roast the corns.
Serve hot!!!

You can view the video of this recipe on the following link:

Green Pea Soup

1 bowl of boiled peas mashed
1 spring onion chopped finely
2/3 cloves of garlic
salt and oregano to taste
some mozarella cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 bowl of vegetable stalk
1 tablespoon fresh cream

In a soup pot take some butter and add garlic and spring onion to it once its sauted add the mashed peas.
Add the stalk and let it boil.
Now cut the mozarella to small pieces and add it into the soup.
Let it cook for 5-10 mins and then add salt and oregano to taste.
Serve hot with a dollop of fresh cream.

You can view the video of this recipe on the following link:

Khate Raho
Amrutha Langs


  1. Hey Amu,
    Halloween in US is celebrated in every household.People who are celebrating this fest put small pumpkins outside their houses.The children of all ages visit such people for candies and chocolates.The bouquets,salads,clothes...pumkins are all over!Pumkin carving competitions,and pumkin related competions are organized by communities for kids.Its almost like Diwali here.
    chao,hope this is an useful info for your blog!

  2. Heyyy Manasi,
    I know that halloween is a very popular festival in diwali.
    Thanks for the added info.
    infact I had spoken about this on my cookery show last wednesday...
    thanks anywayz


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