Saturday, July 11, 2009

Life and Laugh again!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Again from my daughter's corner!!

This happened when we were back in UAE. Taking care of my daughter's study was my responsibility. But my husband loved to take Moral Education for her as he loved stories from her book. (Now also, he loves to read Tinkle, Chanda mama, Amar Chitra Katha etc., other than big books!!)
One day he came very tired from the office. He was lying on the bed, and told my daughter Rajul to press his legs(dance on his legs rather). She was in playing mood. Instead of pressing the legs, she asked him the question "Pappa, last week you taught me a lesson in Moral Education no? Do you remember which one is that?"
My husband took a moment and happily told(he is very proud of his memory power)
"Yes! I do, we learnt "SELF HELP IS THE BEST HELP"!!!!

That's all!!! She saw his face, smiled and ran out of the house to play!!!!

Keep smiling,

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nivedita's Kitchen: Paapad Samosas

Nivedita's Kitchen: Paapad Samosas

Tried and tasted by Nivedita

Curd Rice Balls(ಮೊಸರು ಬುತ್ತಿ ಉಂಡಿ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,

Yesterday, after I posted the recipe for "Paapad Samosas" I was feeling guilty for those who are facing scorching heat. Now to make myself feel good, I am posting the recipe for curd rice balls(ಮೊಸರು ಬುತ್ತಿ ಉಂಡಿ).
This food was common in our house, for picnics. At least once in 2 months, My mother and her sisters and cousins always arranged for short picnics. There used to be so many relatives. And we were about 15 cousins. We always had great fun. There were variety of dishes prepared by our grannys, packed nicely and systematical. We visited fields, farm houses or temples. If nothing, we used to meet in some one's house at least. Those were the days!!!, I never wish to forget! This "curd rice ball" was common, as its was easy to give in our hand. We used to run and play while holding it in the hand and eating.
Now, for my daughter, its like a feast!
Here is the recipe,
Rice - 2 cups(cooked with more water)
Fresh curds - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Garlic - 3 to 4 flakes
(Optional, skip it if you do not like the garlic taste!!, but tastes great with garlic.)
Green chilly - 1
Fresh coriander - 1 hand full
Curry leaves - few
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mix ready rice, curds, milk, sugar and salt in a bowl.
Crush garlic, green chilly, fresh coriander and curry leaves together. Mix it with rice.
Adjust the quantity of curds and milk. After mixing, the rice should not be very watery, as we need to make balls. Keep aside for half an hour. Make balls and serve in the hands.
Great refresher for the summer!!

Keep smiling,

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Paapad Samosas

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,

Here It is raining continuously and too cold to keep the doors open. It is the perfect ti
me to eat some fried snacks with hot coffee!!
Sorry guys who are staying in the part of the world where the heat is on its height!!!
Now a days most of the cookery shows are full of fried food to compete with the weather.
So I too thought of posting the same.
This is the snack which has to be served immediately.
Here is the recipe,
Potato - 1 big(Boiled and mashed)
Carrot - 1 medium(grated)
Green chilly - 2 chopped finely
Coriander or Parsley - 2 tbsp (chopped)
Salt to taste
Amchur Powder(Dry mango powder) - 1pinch
Paapad - 4(big)
Oil to fry samosas.
Mix all the ingredients leaving paapads and oil.
Keep oil in a pan to hot. Cut the paapads in to four pieces with scissors. Take one piece and dip it in the water just for 3 seconds. keep it on the plate. Fill the ready masala in the middle. Fold the paapad carefully from all three sides. Close it applying the water on the sides. Fry immediately and serve hot with ketch up or sauce.
I am sending this to Shanti's (

Keep Smiling,

Monday, July 6, 2009

What would you like to call yourself?

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
Just a few days back I added a gadget in my blog for "Poll". And the question "If you are 'a stay at home wife' what would you like to call your self?"
This question came in my mind when I read "Ghettoised and forgotten...." in Vidya's( blog.
Do not think I am against men or working women. I was also a working mother till last year.I know the difficulties one has to face while handling both the office and the house.But my question here is "is a 'stay at home wife or mother' getting an equal respect or no"?
For many, to stay back home is wasting your life. Even many men think that woman at home do not have any work the whole day.
Does any one thinks how much energy and patience one needs to be at home and take care of the house? Don't they think one has to put so much effort to turn the house in to HOME? After managing everything ( supporting the family physically, morally and all the ways), her title is restricted to House wife!!!
If a husband is not working, have you heard anyone calling him 'house husband'? Even though he is unemployed, he will be recognized at least by his degree!!
My only question is what would you like to call yourself if the options are given. Please feel free to vote on my 'Poll' and share your opinion.

Can anyone suggest a better title for us???

Keep smiling,

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