Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wishing a very happy Ugadi

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,

ಯುಗ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಕಳೆದರೂ
ಯುಗಾದಿ ಮರಳಿ ಬರುತಿದೆ
ಹೊಸ ವರುಷಕೆ, ಹೊಸ ಹರುಷವ
ಹೊಸತು ಹೊಸತು ತರುತಿದೆ....
Written by Shri. D R BENDRE, it is a beautiful song.

This was the song we learnt in the school on Ugadi. I dont remember the full song now, so writing only what I remember.


ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಉಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು

Keep smiling,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meals with mutton

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All

Non vegetarian food is not much common in our house. I do not prepare often.So whenever I plan to make, I will try to make at least 3 varieties at a time.
Here is the photo. Recipe will follow soon.

In the photo, you can see Green Mutton chops,Mutton curry and Mutton Biryani with salted and sliced onions.
It is a feast, if you have with Jowar rotti(Jolada rotti) and onion raita.
Keep smiling,

Monday, March 23, 2009

Meals veg sambhar banana fry

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all
One more "Food in photo".
Recipe for banana fry is posted, but please wait for veg. sambhar.
Keep smiling,

Meals dal and white kidney beans

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
This is only "Food in Photo"
Recipe will follow for WhiteKidney beans.I have already posted recipes for chapatis and dal.
In the photo, you can see,
Chapatis, Salted curds,alasandi(White Kidney beans) pallya,Jeera dal and hot rice and chilli pickle.
Anything else to wish when one is hungry?????

Keep smiling,

Happy birthday to me

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Today is my birthday and I want to wish myself.
Should I feel happy to celebrate my ** years birthday? Is there anything special to celebrate? What have I achieved in these years to celebrate?
A few questions to myself and with honest answers I may be able to say YES, I can celebrate my birthday.

Q.1 Have I kept my family happy?
A: Yes! According to my Hubby. He says I am his strength. He really loves me very much and he thanks God to have me as life partner.(I feel the same for him).
My elder daughter who is 7 yrs old, she says "I am the best mother in this world"
(Hehe, all children are like that!!!) But I feel proud when I hear that from her.
Waiting for second daughter who is 18months old, to say the same for me!! Too greedy no?

Q2.My parents?
A: I cannot say 100% yes, as I always went against my mother. But sure I made them feel proud at least few times. And it is not possible for me to achieve my mother's dreams. She is so full of life, enthusiastic and always positive minded and ever ready for anything to face in the life. Hats off to her. After being a mother of two kids, I know her value!

Q3.My brother and sister in law?
A: We too are always close and discuss anything under the sun. Till today, without asking my brother I have not taken any decision(even though my decision is final, sometimes!!)He is younger than me, but he is my guide and my critic.
Now my sister in law, she has brought us more close together. So happy to have her in our life.When their marriage was fixed, my brother told her alot about me, how I was so responsible and always took care of him and other cousins. That makes me happy!! So there is a reason to celebrate.

Q4.My relatives and my cousins?
A: Hey, definitely yes!!!! I am really lucky to have so wonderful family, everyone loves me and care for me. Thank you so much.

Q5. My friends?
A: I have very few friends and they are always supportive, caring and guiding. And we feel so happy whenever we talk over the phone.

Q6. Towards society?
A: Yes, I try not to waste water.I try to save energy. I try to water plants, when I am back in India. I am always ready to help needy. May be its not possible here, but once I settle down back in India, definitely will do something.

Hurray, YES!!! So many reasons to celebrate my birthday!!!!!!
Before I finish, I want to share few memories about my birthdays. I always celebrated my birthday in a big way. Thanks to mom!! She always kept surprise for me on my each birthday.
It was always a fun in my birthday party. I always got great gifts from my parents, especially mom.

Keep smiling,

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Burnt Jeera dal

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all

A simple dal recipe, it goes well with rice and even chapati. I like it both the ways. Here the jeera must be burnt and the flavour of burnt jeera with flavour of dal is toooooo good to resist!!!
Here is the recipe:
Toor dal or yellow moong dal - 1 cup(Boiled and mashed)
Tomato - 1/2 chopped length wise
Long dry red chillies - 4 to 5
Jeera - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp(you can skip this and add 2 tbsp oil)
Coriander - 2 tbsp to garnish
Heat the kadai, add jeera and let them become black or almost burnt.
Immediately put oil and ghee. After few seconds, and red chillies, haldi, salt and then red chillies.
now add tomato and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add toor dal or moong dal. Add little water and let it boil for a minute.
Check the salt and adjust according to your taste.
If you like, you can add 1 tsp lemon juice after you off the gas.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot rice and pickle with papad.

Keep smiling,

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