Monday, July 26, 2010

Hi... m' back with some yum clicks....

No confessions on disappearing but will try being regular (No promises too...)!!!
These pictures were taken on the way to Ooty ( hill station in Tamilnadu). Yes, I have landed in Ooty finally for my Son's schooling. Will blog from here now on for I don't know how long:)
Lots of disaster has happened with my camera, so all these pics are from my iPhone (not bad right??). After the demise of 2 cameras, hubby strictly told me not to use my talent on the SLR:)

On the way to Ooty there is a place to stop by for very good tropical fruits, dry fruits, spices, snacks and nice hot chai ofcourse.

Snacks

Tropical fruits


Dry fruits and spices



Kids and my mom busy shopping and trying all the new fruits:)




A temple and a church





We celebrated my Son Jai's 6th B'day with a mickey Cake....



This Yummy spread is from my Sis's engagement..

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A visit to the Brahma Kumaris Kitchen in Mount Abu- part-1

I am happy to share that the Cooking for Kids Event is running successfully since a year now.
My hearty thanks to all the hosts and participants.
For the month of March- April the topic is Filling Breakfast by Bhagyashri of Taste Buds. Kindly send your entries to make the event successful.

While in mount Abu, we visited the Prajapita BrahmaKumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (also called Brahma Kumaris in short) which is a unique Vishwa Vidyalaya (university) and a well known spiritual value based educational institution which has gained global acceptance and unique international recognition.

Please read more about it here

This is a Roti making machine where the dough is fed on the top and the rest is taken care by the machine.
25 hot rotis come out at a time.


The sisters are making Karanjis



sweet stuffing being filled





ready to eat!!

dough ready for making biscuits

heart shaped

placed on baking trays



sisters help in cleaning Dal

stacked goodies!!

Gulab jamuns and ras gullas

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Ugadi wishes with 3rd Blog Anniversary!

I wish all my visiters a very Happy and prosperous Ugadi. It is also "Neivedyam's 3rd Birthday".
Thanks for all the support from Co-bloggers and friends, Visiters and sponsers. I hope to blog a lot in future with lots of new and delicious recipes.


I visited my Uncle's farm house in Haryana and it was quite a memorable trip. Here is a virtual treat of the farm.
My son was chasing all the Peacocks
Star fruit tree

My son touching star fruit

We were served yogurt in clay pots.

Chinese Orange trees were so beautiful I have no words to describe.







Mint Patches




Lettuce




Lemon

Cabbage


Star Fruit

Egg plant



Orange trees


Mint

Have a Healthy and colourful Ugadi! Will be back with more pictures

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Captured Moments- Mount Abu

Hi Friends!

Its been a long time since I visited my own blog!! We have moved to India and slowly in the process of settling here.
Things have been pretty hectic with the moving and kids.

In between all this, we had a short trip to Northern India. The pictures are of Mount Abu, Rajasthan. I captured some beautiful moments with my Son. These pictures were taken at a place called Sunset point. The view was too good, I cannot describe in words.




That's my finger :)

My Son's Hands! I was asking him to keep his hands like that and he did not understand what mommy was up to:)


My Son Jai.




Lake view
I want to share many more pictures with you so will be back soon. In between do let me know how you like these.




Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Methi Pachadi (Fenugreek Chutney)

These days I hardly find time to draft and blog. I have learnt lot many new and interesting recipes but have no time to sit and compose. Here is a short and spicy recipe from authentic Andhra -Menthi aaku Pachadi. These days my kitchen experiments are to try out new pachadis. The same procedure is used for making Palak (spinach) pachadi, Pudina (mint) Pachadi and kothmira (Coriander) pachadi.





Ingredients

Methi leaves -1 bunch
3 tbsp urad dal (husked)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of Asafoetida
4- dry red chillies
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

For tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1 tbsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida




Preparation

Remove the methi leaves from the stem, wash well, drain and keep aside. To a pan add oil, on medium heat add urad dal and cumin seeds, toast until golden. Add dried red chillies and asafoetida, saute for 2-3 seconds and remove from heat.
Transfer these ingredients to a plate. To the same pan add methi leaves and cook for 5 minutes till the leaves turn soft.
Transfer all the ingredients to the mixer/blender after they cool, add tamarind pulp and salt. Blend together into chutney.
Temper with the given ingredients and serve with warm rice or rotis.

This goes to Cooking For Kids- Leafy Greens Hosted by Pavani of Cooks's Hideout.