Friday, October 23, 2009

Many and more Veg. Sambhar

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I Love Vegetables and more vegetables, in any form. But my favorite is Veg. sambhar with hot rice and ghee.
And as I need to give nutritious food to my kids, I prefer to mix more than one food and give them in one time.
I am giving here two recipes for sambhar, only difference in both is the masala. First sambhar is without any masala, and the second one is with Godha masala. You can use any vegetables for both the sambhar.
I always prefer to mix maximum vegetables.
Recipe for  Plain Veg Sambhar

Vegetables : Any vegetables(you can see in the photo) or as per your taste.(wash, clean and cut the vegetables and keep aside)
Toor dal or moong dal -1/2 cup (boiled)
Tomato - 2 big chopped
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1 to 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Dhania (coriander) powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Haldi - 1 tsp
Water for sambhar

Veg Sambhar without masala
Heat oil in thick bottomed vessel. Add Methi seeds, when they change the color, add mustard seeds. When splutter, add jeera, curry leaves. Now go on adding, the harder vegetables(which takes more time to cook) and cook for sometime. Then add the softer vegetables. Add chopped tomatoes. After a minute, go on adding all the dry powders, jaggery  and tamarind paste. When vegetables are 3/4th cooked, add boiled dal. Mix properly and add water as per your requirement and taste. Boil it for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
Veg. Sambhar is ready to serve with hot rice and ghee.
Recipe for Veg Sambhar with Godha masala
You can choose any available vegetables.
The only difference in this recipe is add Godha masala 2 tbsp instead of Coriander powder and reduce the qty of red chilly powder to 1 tbsp.


Godha masala is mainly used in Maharashtra. It is having strong smell as more spices are used to make this powder. But when you add in any gravy or sabji or sambhar, the taste is really very tasty and the aroma will attract any one to the kitchen to check what's cooking???

Veg. Sambhar using Godha masala

Keep smiling,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My two year daughter's language

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,

Not yet come out of Diwali mood!! Still having sweets and meeting people. 

I always had one wish, that is to learn baby language! It is very cute and  innocent. But,  if we start to understand baby language, the joy will vanish. So it is better to guess their talks and enjoy.
My two year old daughter Phalguni, has not yet started talking full sentences. But, what ever she wants, she makes us understand by her actions. She has learnt few words properly and few words are her own language.
We really enjoy her talks. Just want to share few of her words!!!!
Mobile     she says         Badabad
Come       she says          Plum
Bye           she says          Baaaa
Car           she says          Caang
Ball          she says          Baam
Bowl        she says          Baam
Paratha  she says        Pathata
Apple      she says      Aappam
Book        she says     Boorrh
Pen          she says    Thaana
Moon       she says    Thaptha
Chappals or sandals   she says  pathapath

If she wants something more to eat, she says little tal(little star!!)
If she wants curds, she puts her forefinger on the tongue!!! and same for ice cream. I should understand according to situation!

She cannot pronounce e(ie)("इ" कार), so all the words which have "e" are pronounced as "aa"
for Eg,
Naani     is      Naana
Didi        is      Dada
Ajji         is      Ajjas
Mummy  is      mamma
Maami    is      maama
More funniest is,
Earlier, I used to give her Borunvita, and then started giving her Boost. Now when ever she wants to have milk, she comes to me saying, ' mamma, Boostpatha"(she has mixed boost and bournvita and made it as boostpatha).

More I will add, when she learns new words.

Keep smiling,

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