Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,

Wishing every one a very 
Happy Makara Sankranti

ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿಯ 

Keep Smiling,

Frist award of the year!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
My first award of this year and that too so early! Thank you so much Malar of (Malar's Cuisine for making my day! 
Hope I will be loaded with many more from my sweet friends.(just kidding), but who will not love to accept the awards?(Of course, except Aamir Khan!!, hey I am a his one of  admirers rather than a  fan!, so Aamirians, do not get angry!)

Rules for accepting this award:

1) Thank the person giving the award

2) Copy the award to your blog

3) Place a link to their blog

4) Name 7 things people don't know about you

5) Nominate 7 bloggers

6) Place a link to those bloggers
7) Leave a comment letting those bloggers know about the award
It is a real test when you have to write about yourself., Check 7 things about me!(except which I already shared before)

1. I  am a confused person, I take time to decide about any thing.
2. I love eating.
3. I am very bad in dressing.
4. I can cook more than 3 dishes at a time with proper time management.
5. I am an introvert.
6. I love blogging.
7. I love nature and try my ways to protect it.

I hope,now,  you all know me better than before.
I want to share this award with my other friends,
priya  of Priyas recipes.
Lena Rashmin Raj of Lemon n Space
Swapna Raghu Sanand  of Petals!
SE(Denufood)  of Denufood
Malar Gandhi of Kitchen Tantra-tease your palate
Aruna Manikandan of Veggie Paradise..... and
Faiza Ali of Faiza Ali's Kitchen

Keep smiling,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ginger Pickle

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Simple but healthy, tasty and instant pickle. My daughter and me will eat it like sabji than pickle. We eat it with paratha, chapati, rice, upma and the list goes on. Some times just like that!!!

Here are the ingredients,
Ginger - 1/4 kilo
Lime juice - of 4 to 6 medium
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 3 to 4 tbsp
Haldi - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp, heat the oil and let it be cool
Soak the ginger in salted water for half an hour. Clean the skin and cut into thin long pieces.
Add in a glass jar with all other ingredients. Check the taste. Keep for an hour for immediate use. Try to preserve in the fridge as it may spoil if kept outside.
Keep smiling,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Plain green biryani rice

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
When I prepared this rice few weeks back, my daughter was like "wow mamma, only chicken pieces are missing in this" She was happy to have this rice after many months.

After coming to India, as I stopped preparing non veg, I totally forgot about this rice. As I have told before, my daughter loves to take rice for her lunch box, I am learning to make varieties. And suddenly this rice came in my mind. When in UAE, I used to make this rice  with  chicken or meat curry.
Now a days,  once a week, this rice is in her lunch box.
Here, I prepared plain with one small potato. If you want you can add Soya nuggets in this.

Coming to the recipe,
Any long grain rice - 1 cup, washed and kept aside.
Onion - 1 cut into long thin slices
Bay leaf - 1
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water to cook the rice
For grinding,
Fresh coriander - 1 small bunch or 1 cup
Green chilly - 2 to 3 as per your taste or depending upon chilly
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 1 small bulb, peeled
Jeera - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2" piece
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 1
Put all these in a grinder and make it into fine paste.

Heat oil in a cooker or kadai (I prefer cooker). When hot, add onion and cook till brown. Now add bay leaf and the ready paste and fry for 5 minutes. When you start getting aroma add rice and salt. Fry for a minute. Add water till the rice level. Close the lid and give two whistles.

You open the lid and the aroma will take you  in another world!!!

Keep smiling,

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