Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pranav says NO TO HOMEWORK

Today is sunday and tommorow is monday..back to school time... :(

Friday when I went to fetch Pranav from school, he gave me a book found a note in the book. The note goes this

"Dear Parents,

Can you guide Pranav to do this

exercise at home because he doesnt want to do at school.

Thank you....

From Teacher Faten :)"

When I saw this I was actually laughing, but wanted behave like a mom so went straight to the teacher and asked her what happend madam, she was so nice she said Pranav was not in the mood to do the exercise, So pls make him do this at home. ah ah ah...Its a very big task the teacher gave me..
Saturday we went out for shopping and came back only by 9:30 PM, so no time for home work...hahahahaha...
Sunday, my hubby decided to make pranav do his homework...He says...No appa, na paanamathain Pls appa ennaku ...he says he wants to sleep...and says I dont want to do any homework appa pls...
Appa says no pranav no TV. u have to do ur homework. all in the vain, My son goes to my MIL and says her Paati keelai povaveenam, Appa enna Home work panna sollara. Ennaku Home work NO.
Thats it Sunday is over now...and HOME WORK GOVINDA GONVIDA...

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Atlast did something nice. Cleared some certification. It was a bit difficult to study but no fear did some of my certification here goes the list
It was fun to study....but very much different in doing this certification loved it so perparing more and more and more....
1. Java - SCJP
2. IBM FileNet Administrator 4.0
3. IBM FileNet Adminstrator 4.5
4. IBM FileNet Prerequisite 4.0
5. IBM FileNet Prerequisite 4.5
Will update more..........Coming Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnn

Pavaka-Coconut Podi

Got some interesting chutteny podi, using Pavaka/Karela/Bitter Goudge. Its from my friend @ Taste of Mysore. U can get the receipe details from here
For my reference, just making a note of it. Here goes
Biter Gourd : 1 No
Dry coconut/kopara - 1 Cup
Dry Red Chillies - As per the spiece required
Salt - as required
Tamarind - 1 samll piece
Jaggery - Small piece (I didnt had this)
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric and Salt for soaking Bitter Gourd
1. Wash and Grate the Bitter Gourd and milk it with salt and Turmeric keep it aside for 1/2hr.
2. After 1/2 hr, squeeze out the water from the Bitter Gourd and add little water and squeeze our the water too.
3. Take 1/2 tsp of oil in a hot bottomed pan and fry the Red Chillies. Keep them aside, In the same pan fry the Grated Bitter Gourd till it is crips and then keep it aside to cool down.
4. Put off the stove and add the Dry coconut in the same Pan for sometime. After all these are cooled down.
5. In a mixer at the Red Chillie,BG,Dry coconut.Salt,Tamarid,Jaggery and powder it . Let it be a bit Coarse.
6. Serve it with hot Rice or For Dosa as chutney powder . ENJOY MAADI
Photo is not proper. Camera got some prb..Swapa Adjust MAADI PLS

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brinjal curry - Ghee Rice - Garlic Rasam

Brinjal curry/ Kathrika Curry - Ghee Rice and Garlic Rasam

I learned this from my sister in law..she is a great cook...lots of her recipe yet to be posted will post one by one..

Today special was Kathrika Curry with Ghee Rice and Garlic Rasam.

Here the recipe for Kathrika Curry.


Small sized Brinjal - 5 or 6 - cut them into 4 without taking the stem off
2 medium sized tomato
1 cup of grated cocunut
1 tsp of jeera
1 tsp of methi
2 medium sized onion
small peice of Ginger
2 to 3 garlic
a pinch of Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
salt as per ur taste


Grind the tomato's into a fine paste keep it aside

Fry jeera and methi separately and grind it to a smooth paste with Coconut

Take a pan, add some speices and then add ginger and garlic fry them and then add onion's fry then till they turn to brown, now add a bit of turmeric powder,

Add the tomato paste and the cocounut paste and fry wel, now add the chilli powder and the coriander powder, salt to it and fry for another 5 mins and then add the slit Brinjal to this gravy..let the Brinjal get cooked with the gravy..

Once the Brinjal is cooked, put off the stove and serve hot with Jeera Rice or Ghee Rice or with Chapati.

Ghee Rice - its the normal way of cooking but today we cooked Ghee Rice with cocunut Milk

Preparation of Ghee Rice

Wash the Basmati Rice and keep it aside

Take some Ghee in a pan, add some spieces to it, if u want u can even add Jeera and slited Green chilli, I just added Jeera today. Put the Rice in the pan add cocounut milk to it ( 1cup of Rice - 1.5 Cup of Coconut Milk abit diluted), add some salt as per ur taste. Pressure cook it for 2 wishtle and done..Ghee Rice is ready to eat.

Garlic Rasam


1 small tomato
2 to 3 garlic - Crushed
curry leaves
2 red chilli
Jeera and Peper powdered but not fine abit rough
Tamarid juice - 1 cup


Take a pan add some oil to it, put some mastured , curry leave, Red chili and the finely chopped tomato and curshed garlic to fry the above , after 2mins add Tamarid juice and mix wel, add salt turmeric powder,peper and jeera powder.

Leave it in slim for some time..Rasam is done - dont let the rasam boil with bubble..the taste of rasam will go if it boils..u have to let it pongivaranam (literally dont know wht to type in English) but it should be like the way milk is boiled :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Aval Upma/Avlaki/ Pooha

Pooha (Aval or Avul - Upma) / Avlaki

Ingredients :
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1
Ginger - small peice
Pooha (Aval) - 750 gms
Jeera - 1 tsp
Green chillies - as per ur taste
Groundnut - 2 to 3 tsp (i usaully add more)
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Lemon juice - from 1 fruit
shredded coconut - 2 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Aval/Flat Rice 1cup - blend it once in the blenderSoak the Pooha/Aval for 3 to 4 mins and wash it well in cold water and strain it
And let it dry in the strainer for about 15 minutes
Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds
Add some jeera and the dal, ginger and green chillies, groundnut,curry leaves
Then add the onions and fry them till they become golden brown
Then add the pooha and add little oil, and add the turmeric powder, salt.
Finally add the lemon juice,
when u serve Aval upam/ Pooha ,top it up with a bit of grated coconut and abit of grated carrot.

Serve them hot with chutnies

Aval upam/ Pooha is ready to eat.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ras Malai

The main Dessert Ras Malai...which i made for this deepavali...with no help from anyone at home....but i made a ISD cal (can u belive it) to talk to LG and bugged her with so many questions..anyway thanks LG for ur help...

Here goes steps how i made it..hopefully will get lots of comments to impove it, but it was yummy and came out so mil was immpressed..

1. 1/2lts of Milk
2. 1 cup of Sugar
3. Cardamon - 1tsp
4. Badam and pista finely chopped

1. 2lts of Milk
2. Vinegar - 2tsp

Tto cook the Malai
1. 1 cup of water
2. 1/2 cup of sugar.


In a pan add milk and bring to boil.

When it starts boiling add Vinegar and stir continuously until the milk curdles completely.

Let it cool and set completely. Drain using muslin or cotton cloth using as much strength.

and tie the cloth for abt 4hrs.

Note- there should be no water left else the panner balls will break when put in sugar water.

now slowly form small round balls out of the panner
Meanwhile in the pressure cooker add 1 cup of water along with 1/2 cup of sugar. When the sugar melts in the water add just 10 paneer balls keeping a good distance between each of them and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Repeat the process untill all is done adding little sugar and water as required for each batch. (If u add all the balls into it the shapes with changes , so its better to keep distance b/w each balls)
In another pan heat the evaporated milk with sugar ,saffron and Cardamon and bring it to boil.
To this add the above malai balls draining them from the sugar syrup.
Now add the finned chopped Badam and Pista
Chill for a few hours and enjoy.

Rava Ladoo

Another sweet made on Deepawali......
Here it goes

1. Rava 1 Cup
2. Sugar 1 Cup
3. Raisens
4. Cashews/Almonds
5. Ghee
* Heat 1 Tbsp of ghee in a wide saucepan and roast the rava in it for a few minutes. When you start getting the pleasant aroma of the rava, switch off the heat and let the rava cool. Do not let Rava turn brown .
* Once the rava is cooled, transfer it to a blender along with the sugar and cardamom seeds. Blend them for a few minutes so as to mix the sugar and rava well. But see to it that the rava does not become too fine (I made it too fine).

*Heat 1 tbsp of ghee and roast the raisins and cashews/almonds and allow to cool.
*Now in a small kadai melt the ghee, you can reduce the heat to the minimum amount so that the ghee remains in its liquid form until u are done with the laddoos.
*Take the rava+sugar mixture in a wide vessel or plate. Add required amount of ghee to form small ladoo's. Add the Dry fruits to the mixture

Rava Ladoo is Ready...:)
I am sending this to Sudeshna's Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth event