Apr 22, 2011

Divine Mercy Novena

"I desire that the Feast of Mercy be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. On that day, the soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment."Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy" (699) Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary of St. Faustina)

The Novena, in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday begins today (Good Friday). Following are the intentions dictated by Jesus himself to St. Faustina.


"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy forever and ever. Amen.


"Today bring to me, The Souls of Priests and the Religious and immerse them in My unfathomable Mercy.  It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion.  Through them, as through channels, My mercy flows out upon mankind."

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in us that we may perform worthy works of mercy, so that all who watch us may praise the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, cast Your merciful glance upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard - upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing.  For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless Mercy, for ages without end. Amen.


"Today bring to me, All Devout and Faithful Souls and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross.  They were that drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your Mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from it. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the Heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, cast a merciful glance upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son.  For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your unceasing protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless Mercy, for endless ages. Amen.


"Today bring to me, The Pagans and those who do not yet know me, I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart, Immerse them in the ocean of My Mercy."

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of pagans who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful Mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, cast a merciful glance upon the souls of pagans and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.  Draw them to the light of the Gospel.  These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You.  Grant that they too may extol the generosity of Your Mercy, for endless ages.  Amen.


"Today bring to me, The Separated Brethren and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.  During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart; that is My Church.  As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal, and in this way they alleviate My Passion."

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of our separated brethren. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to praise the generosity of Your Mercy.

Eternal Father, cast Your merciful glance upon the souls of our separated brethren, especially those who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their failings but upon the love Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion which He underwent for their sake, since they too, are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great Mercy, for endless ages. Amen.


"Today bring to me, The Meek and humble souls and the souls of Little Children and immerse them in My Mercy.  These souls most closely resemble My heart.  They strengthened me during My bitter agony.  I saw them as earthly Angels, who would keep vigil at my Altars.  I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace.  Only the humble soul is able to receive My grace, I favour humble souls with my confidence"

Most Merciful Jesus, you yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of Heart".  Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children.  These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the Heavenly Father's favourites.  They are a sweet smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God himself takes delight in their fragrance.  These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, cast a merciful glance upon meek souls, upon humble souls and upon little children, who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son.  Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne.  Father of Mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them; Bless the whole world that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your Mercy for endless ages. Amen.


"Today bring to me, The Souls who especially Venerate and Glorify My Mercy and immerse them in My Mercy.  These souls sorrowed most over My Passion and entered most deeply into My Spirit.  They are living images of My Compassionate Heart.  These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life.  Not one of them will go into the fire of hell.  I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death".

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your Mercy.  These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself.  In the midst of all afflictions and adversaries, they go forward, confident of Your Mercy.  These souls are united to You and carry all mankind on their shoulders.  These souls will not be judged severely, but Your Mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, cast a merciful glance upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless Mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their heart, overflowing with joy, sings a canticle of mercy to you, O Most High! I beg You, O God; Show them your Mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You.  Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them, that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless Mercy of His, He, Himself will defend as His glory. Amen.


"Today bring to me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory and immerse them in the abyss of My Mercy.  Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames.  All these souls are greatly loved by Me.  They are making retribution to My Justice.  It is in Your power to bring them relief.  Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My Justice".

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in purgatory, souls who are very dear to You and yet who must make retribution to Your justice.  May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of the purifying fire, that in that place, too the power of Your Mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, cast a merciful glance upon the souls suffering in purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus, I beseech You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus, Your Son and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred soul was flooded; Manifest Your Mercy to the souls which are under Your just scrutiny.  Look upon them in no other way than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son, for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.


Today bring to me, Souls who have become lukewarm and immerse them in the abyss of my mercy.  These souls wound My heart most painfully.  My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls.  They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from me, if it be Your will.' For them the last hope of salvation is to flee to My Mercy.

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring Lukewarm Souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart.  In this fire of Your pure Love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame.  O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your Mercy, and draw them into the very ardor of Your Love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, cast a merciful glance upon lukewarm souls, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.  Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son, and by His three-hour agony on the Cross; let them too, glorify the abyss of Your Mercy . Amen.

Feb 18, 2011

Paneer Tikka Masala

I am back again with a recipe after a  short break.  I'm posting Paneer Tikka Recipe as per my friends' requests.

Paneer - 200 gm
Bell Pepper - 1 no. cut into cubes
Onion - 1no cut into cubes
Onion - 1 big finely chopped
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1tsp
Maida - 1 tsp
Whole garam Masala
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tomato puree - 3 tbsp
Fresh cream as required
Salt to taste

Thick Yogurt (Curds) - 2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Kasuri Methi - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

1. Marinate the paneer, bell pepper and onion with the masala mentioned under Marination. Keep aside

2.  Heat oil in a pan, add whole garam masala. Now add the onions and fry till golden brown.
3. Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste fry for a minute. Add maida and fry well.
4.  Now add the tomato puree and fry well until oil leaves the sides of pan
5. Add one cup of water and let it cook on slow flame. Add salt to taste
6. On another pan or grill fry the marinated paneer mixture.
7. Now add this fried paneer mix to the sauce. Check the consistency let it not be too thick or thin.
8.  Cook over slow flame for few minutes.
9.  Add fresh cream as required and put off the flame after one minute.
10. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Yummy Paneer Tikka is ready... Enjoy..
Tip: If you want it to be red in color, add a pinch of color while adding water.
For the Tomato Puree you can use the store bought Puree or else grind one big tomato and use it.

Jan 27, 2011

Scrappy Crochet Square

Here is yet another loopy Granny square with a embossed flower. I have made this with all the scrap and "good for nothing" yarn that I had.

Crochet Slippers

Lots of chunky yarn, was wondering what could I use it for. Hubby wanted Crochet slippers too, so went on to do that. Here is what I came up with..

Cell Phone Pouch

Here is a Cell Phone Pouch that I crocheted for myself.  I have made a edging with the scrap yarn that I had. This can be very comfortably hung around the neck.

Jan 10, 2011

Crochet Beanie Cap

Just back from the yarn shop and I have bought  a whole big bag full of yarn!!! I just love all the colors and the quality of the yarn. Cant wait to start off and finish off all the yarn ..lol..

Since winter is here and my hubby wanted a Beanie for himself. So I have done a beanie cap according to how he wanted it to look like :-). I have used Chunky Yarn which keeps him when as he drives in the evening when its too cold here.

Here is the pic of the finished beanie cap.

Baby Crochet Dress

I had some baby yarn so thought of trying out a Baby Dress this time.  It came out well and I just love the yarn color.  Here is the outcome.. Made a little bow with the matching ribbon that I had.

Yet there was some yarn remaining so I thought of doing something to go with the dress.  I went on to make a  little beanie and there still more yarn remaining so I got to do the baby slipper or socks too. Now I have a whole set. 

Please do place a comment if you love what I do :-) ..Yes..I LOVE COMMENTS!!

Jan 4, 2011

Pork Chilli


Pork - 1 kg
Oil for deep frying

For the Batter

Egg - 1
All purpose flour (maida) - 2 tbsp
Cornflour - 2 tbsp
Red artificial colour - few drops (optional)
Salt - To taste

Sauce Ingredients

Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsps
Onion - 1 big (cut to quarters)
Green chilles - 5 (slit)
Capsicum - 1 (cut into quarters)
Red chilli sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
Soya sauce - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Red artificial colour - 5-6 drops
Coriander leaves - For garnishing
Spring onions - 2 stems. (cut to 1/2 inch pieces)
Salt - To taste


1.  Cut the pork into one inch square thin slices. Boil in little water until tender.  Drain and keep aside.
2.  Mix all ingredients listed under Batter and make a thick paste, using very little water.

3.  Dip the pork pieces in the batter until well coated and deep fry in oil. Keep this aside

4.  Heat oil in a pan.  Add Ginger Garlic paste, fry for few seconds.

5.  Add the onion and green chillies to this and fry. Add the color few drops and ½ cup hot water. Cook for few minutes.

6.  Now add the Red Chilli Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Soya sauce, sugar and color few drops. Cook for sometime.

7.  Now add the Fried pork pieces till soft.

8.  Garnish with spring onion and coriander leaves.

P.S: Please come back and post your comments after trying the recipe! Thnks.

Dec 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year 2011!!! May this year bring you all lot of happiness, peace and joy.  Do post your Resolutions for this New Year :-)

Dec 21, 2010

Christmas Season!!!! Kuswar!! Kuswar!! and Kuswar!!

Christmas is here!! I am back again with something for Christmas!!

For us Mangalorean's Christmas reminds of KUSWAR!! I am just done with a little bit of Kuswar and thought of sharing the pics and recipes... Will be enclosing the recipe links at the bottom.

Here are the Gulios or Rice Marbles.. and you need strong teeth to bite those :-)

Recipe Link:
Gulios/ Rice Marbles

Then comes the Tukdi's which is also known as Shankerpalli.. Thanks to my aunt who gave me tips to make it crispier and yummy.. It came out real good..

Here is the link to the recipe

There are very few Kidyo or Kulkulls that came for the photo session, LOL, so you can find only few shy Kulkuls in the plate..

Kulkul / Kidyo