Friday, October 9, 2009

Must try foods of Indian States!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
When I read about the event  A Taste Of The Write Taste, hosted by sra of (when my soup came alive), I thought it is not my cup of tea, as I am far away from proper English to put my thoughts in to words and then in to blog!! I did not think about it much, But!! I think, the thought was always in the corner of my mind. Then suddenly, I remembered that, last month when I was browsing for my daughter's project work,(I was searching for only the out line of Indian map to take the print out)  I came through this blog, I kept it in my draft, so that I may use it in the future. As I am a very much food lover, and loves to try all the food on this earth!, I thought, If I go for All India Tour, I can take this map with me, and try all the dishes out there!!!
And here it is now!!  In this, the map is really very interesting and informative also. ( Zoom the map and check it out!!
HIMADVENTURES is trademark for safe and secure adventure and outdoor travel in Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul Spiti, Uttarakhand, Kashmir and Sikkim..... To read more,  click ,
There are several links where this map is shown, I could  not make out which is  the original source.
I hope, this  will not come into copycat category!
If any one knows about the original source of this! Please let me know, I will post it accordingly.
I hope this post will get through the rules of  the event!! 
So, here it is going to 

Keep smiling,

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chapatis and guessing game remixed for the event

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
For Sireesha's (Kidz Delight) event  "Announcing Cooking for Kids Event- Wheat", I thought of remixing my two recipes!!  As the event is for kids,I feel it is perfect entry. 
Cooking for kids event is authored by Sharmi of Neivedyam.
So after Food Remake, I have started the remixing (like bollywood remix of songs!!!!) of my recipes!!  
To prepare chapatis,

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.
Chapatis are ready.
Now the remix part!

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(For Recipe click 
Peanut chutney powder(Shenga Chutney))
(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)
Or you can use Mayonnaise also.

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 taking any trouble is served.
As I have written above,
On Going Event Cooking For Kids - Wheat

This is going to take part in Sireesha's (Kidz Delight) event  "Announcing Cooking for Kids Event- Wheat"

Keep smiling,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My daughter's corner

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,        
A lovely thought from Srivalli  of Spice your Life.
Having kids at home, makes you more creative and active. My daughter keeps me on toe, asking 100 questions at a time. She wants to participate in everything, let it be dance, singing, painting, Abacus and many more things. And it comes to me to see that she has to manage all the things with her studies. 

She has given many dance shows when she was just 5 years old. She participates  in all the cultural programs and competitions in the school. 

                        Rajul  drew and colored when she was in U KG. 


         Rajul's hand made card on  Teacher's day when she was in U KG.

        Rajul's sand work(I helped only to draw the flowers) with glittered  painting.

She loves to cook also, she prepared her first omelet when she was 6 years,(under my supervision!) 
I am posting few of her art works, which she did when she was in UKG(Now she is in 2nd grade). Now a days she is collecting coins from all the possible countries, and pasting them in a book with the country details. And she is more busy in playing outside,(Cycling, basketball, ring etc;) And she really takes good care of her little sister. 
Her sense of humor is also very good. (Check here, Life and Laugh again!Life and Laugh)
Am I  too proud of her??????
But I think she deserves it!!!!
When it comes to eating, she is little fussy about the food, but she loves to eat home made food and Ice cream. 

I am sending this to Srivalli's First Blog Anniversary with Kids Delight!

Keep smiling,

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Palak Dal

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All
It is so easy to prepare food, when some one is guiding you!! That's why I enjoy very much when ever I follow other blog and cook any dish. And I post it in 'Food Remake' label, as it is very common in Indian film industry to remake the movies from one language to the other. So even my food here is the remake one!!!

One more delicious dal from Maria of  Marias Menu for my Food Remake.

Check out the recipe here, 

I never prepared so tasty palak dal before!! 
I substituted the  milk and fresh cream for coconut milk. 

Enjoy with hot rotis, Chapatis or Rice!!!

Keep smiling,


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