Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nine things in the fridge

Tried and tasted by Nivedita

Hi All,

In "Nine and Mine" I am trying to share my 9 ideas or my 9 views on particular subject on many interesting things.
Why nine? Just like that! Because I like number "9". (It rhymes also!).
Sometimes, may be I will not be able to say all 9 things, or I may have more than 9 things to share, but I will try to take only 9 things.
As the name of this blog is connected with kitchen, lets start with the subject kitchen itself.
Today, I am sharing my ideas on,
"Which 9 things I do always have in my fridge"
1. Tomatoes
2. Paneer
3. Pudhina chutney(Mint and Coriander chutney)
4. Butter
5. Ginger
6. Eggs
7. Grated fresh coconut(Frozen)
8. Peas

9. Ice cubes(Must and should when you have babies and kids at home)

I hope, you all liked the idea!! Anyone wants to share more ideas, Please do it.

Next time, "9 things for ????" Guess!
Keep smiling,

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Simple, tasty Chapati Rolls with guessing game

Tried and tasted by Nivedita

Hi all,




(The chapati I have decorated here is only for photo purpose as I wanted to show the spreads altogether)
A very simple, tasty and easy rolls for kids. I like too. These rolls were, our (my brother Avinash and mine) favourites during school time. It was easy for my mother also.

Now I give to my daughter, but with little guessing game, and she loves to play it.



Chapatis - 6

sugar - 3 tbsp

Jaggery powdered - 3 tbsp

Peanut and dalia chutney powder -3 tbsp(Recipe in my chutney label)(If you don't have, no problem. You can use MTR READY CHUTNEY POWDER).

Ghee to apply for above.

Any jam - 3 tbsp

Butter - 1 tbsp

Chocolate spread - 3 tbsp(I use Nutella)

Cheese spread - 3 tbsp(I use Knorr cheese spread)

Take 3 chapatis on the plate.

Apply 2 tbsp ghee on each chapati.

Spread sugar on one chapati, jaggery powdered on another and chutney powder on the third.

Roll and keep ready.

These 3 rolls we used to have in childhood.

Next rolls I have added according to today's kids world.

Take 3 more chapatis on plate.

Apply butter on one chapati, and then spread jam. Spread Chocolate spread on other and cheese spread on the third one.

Roll and keep ready.

Now keep all the rolls on a big plate.


Here the guessing game starts. If you have more than one kid, its more interesting. Even your kid's friends can join.

Call the children and ask them to guess in which roll what is there. Whoever guesses correct, they will get reward.

What I do with my daughter is,
I take any three rolls, keeping in mind to make one chocolate roll in that.

I tell her to take two rolls, and if the chocolate roll is not there in that, as she loves to eat chocolate roll, all the three chapatis will disapear in to her stomach in no time. My purpose to give her chapatis without fuss is served.
I AM SENDING THIS RECIPE TO PJ'S Tasty Bites For Toddlers.

Keep smiling,

Soft Chapatis my way







Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all
Even though I am making chapatis since long time, my chapatis were always hard or torn into pieces after few hours. Now after trying umpteen times, I learnt making chapatis, which remains soft even the next day.
Usually (not always)soya flour to wheat flour as soya is good for health and as there is no change in taste, no need to force the children to get soya in other form.
Here is the recipe:
For Chapati
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Soya flour - 3/4 cup
Salt- 1 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp

For spread
Wheat flour -5 tbsp
Oil to make paste.

Mix wheat flour and oil to make paste to spread on the chapatis.

Add both the flours, salt and oil in a vessel and knead it with water to make dough. Keep it aside at least for half an hour.
While making chapatis, divide dough in to large lime size balls.
Take one ball, roll it puri size. Spread the paste. Sprinkle little flour. fold it to half. Again spread the paste and sprinkle flour and fold it to triangle.
Now roll chapati into desired shape (mine usually comes triangle shape, if I don't give attention while rolling).
Heat tawa in high flame, when frying chapatis, do on medium flame. Never fry chapatis on low flame, as it makes chapatis hard.
Repeat with other chapatis.
No need to put oil while frying.
Serve chapatis with subji, or make rolls or eat just like that.

Keep smiling,

Corn flakes chewda

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,

Here is the recipe for Cornflakes chewda. Very easy and fast to make. Children will love it. If they don't like to eat cornflakes with milk, this is the best way to give them.

Normal cornflakes - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Dalia (Puthani) - 2 tbsp
roasted peanut-2 tbsp
curry leaves few
chilli powder - 1 tsp
salt to taste
sugar - 1tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
salted cashew nuts -10 to 12
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera. Then add curry leaves, Dalia. Fry for one minute and off the gas.
After a minute, add roasted peanuts, cashew nuts, salt, sugar and chilly powder. Keep it aside. Once its cold add cornflakes. mix properly.
Good filler for kids and elders can enjoy with a hot cup of tea.

I AM SENDING THIS RECIPE TO PJ'S Tasty Bites For Toddlers



Keep smiling,

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Hindi Poem "TREE" by me

Hi All
I was so happy the day I wrote a poem in Hindi for my daughter who is in grade I. She had Hindi poem competition and she wanted to participate in that.(She always wants to take part in everything!!). First 15 days I did not take it seriously. Then when she started crying that I am not teaching her any poem, I searched for an easy poem with good message, I could not get one. I mean, either they were very big or they had difficult words which I was sure she will not be able to pronounce. And from that time, something was singing in my head, I wanted to give a try and write down and only thing coming in my mind was about tree. And I was thinking about easy words which she should be able to learn fast.
And one day, after Mahesh(My Hubby) went to drop my daughter to school bus stop, instead of making breakfast for him, I took pencil and paper and went on writing. And I was getting words without much thinking. I stopped writing after 12 lines. I was so happy and read it in front of Mahesh, not even realizing he is getting late to the office. Here is the poem:
                                           पेड़


पेड़ है मेरा नाम
मैं हूँ पक्षियों का धाम
मेरा फल सबको भाया
मैं देता हूँ सबको छाया
मैं बदलता हूँ रंग हर रुतु के संग
मुझसे बनता भी है घर
कर कर वार मुझ पर
अगर बचाना है यह संसार
मुझसे करलो प्यार
मत करो मुझ पर वार
मेरी सबसे बिनती है
लगाओ हर घर में एक पौधा
आगे होगा सबको सुविधा


File:Bright green tree - Waikato.jpg



(PEDH- TREE)


PEDH HAI MERA NAAM
MAIN HOON PAKSHIYON KA DHAM
MERA PHAL SABKO BHAAYA
MAIN DETA HOON SABKO CHAAYA



MAIN BADALTA HOON RANG
HAR RUTU KE SANG
MUJHSE BANATA BHI HAI GHAR
KAR KAR WAAR MUJH PAR



AGAR BACHANA HAI
YEAH SANSAR
MUJHSE KARLO PYAR
MAT KARO MUJH PAR WAAR



MERI SABSE BINATI HAI
LAGAO HAR GHAR MEIN EK POUDHA
AAGE HOGA SABKO SUVIDHA



My daughter got selected for the final competition and participate. But she was scared to say it louder on the stage and did not get any prize. But I was happy she learnt it so fast and participated in the competition.

Keep smiling,

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