Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Dream Tag and Uddina Vada!!




Recipe source:Indian food Kitchen Blog
Uddina vada



"Dreams"





Rumination of My Dream..

I have been Tagged by the humourous and witty KK of Kays Brainwave who has a very lively Blog up there ! KK, It's an Interesting Tag & Thanks for the same :)

Since Time immemorial ,People have always been fascinated by their Dreams and these night time journeys into our subconsciousness are still enigmas with lot's of research still going on as to why we dream and what dreams really mean...I believe Dreams usually have an emotional component & it's all about discovering ourselves, subconsciously communicating with the conscious self.sometimes we get a sudden flash of insight into the hidden meaning of our dreams.( Interpreting in our own fun ways)

I don't get dreams often and when I do, I usually don't remember them after a while, In my growing days as a kid, I used to get pretty scary nightmares ,wouldn't want to scare you guys by jotting down in my Tag..;)

So, here it goes..A dream I had a long Time back, I usually have wonderful adventurous dreams and sometimes ,the following day I wonder what dreams are in store for me in the early hours of the day to follow.

I had a dream about searching for my friend who had set out with me to a hill station and we had ventured out biking into a nearby dense forest reserve on our own without thinking twice about all the pros and cons.It's out of nowhere suddenly when we get to face a herd of elephants rush in our direction ,we end up taking our own separate routes,riding the bikes in full speed without looking back, finally landing in an unknown territory and missing out on each other.For some strange reason, I was the only one around with no one in sight and was panicking as it was getting darker and the fear of elephants coming behind us still looming ,it was like a nightmare in a way but was more determined not to give up my search & was calling out for her louder and louder......till I got a louder ringing near my ears ;) that woke me up! that was the end of the dream;) It was "My alarm clock,which started beeping" and I was back to awareness and that was the day , I've really never been so glad to wake up in all my life!! safe and sound back at my place ;)) .


here's my little poem for this post...

Dreams can make you smile or make you cry,
when you wake up they still make you sigh !
Dreamship goes sailing every day in the moonlit night.
Making it a Joyful orTearful ride till the morning light!
Dreams can take you high and low , far and wide
Sometimes so beautiful like a wave turning into a powerful tide!
before it breaks onto the sand and slides away.
With a sink in blue or a float in cloud making it's way!



Happy Dreams to all of you :)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fish, Greens and Beans!!!

Tandoori Fish!



Fish Fillets or steaks marinated overnight in herbs & spices. The Traditional way of cooking Tandoori,is in a clay oven called a tandoor,however ,one can get to savour an authentic flavourful tandoori fish using your own barbecue grill or oven.

Ingredients:

Fish fillets or steaks (of your choice)

For the Marinade :

2 Tbsp lemon juice/vinegar
1 Tbsp Garlic and Ginger paste
1 Tbsp yoghurt
1 Tbsp Mustard oil/butter
salt as required
2 Tsp paprika /chilli powder
1/2 Tsp coriander powder
1/2 cumin Powder
a pinch of Asafoetida
Food colour (optional)

Add the above ingredients in a blender, except oil and blend the mixture to a smooth paste . Place fish in a large plate and pour marinade over, rubbing it well into the cuts and both the sides . Cover and leave to marinate overnight . Place the fish on a baking tray and broil for about 10-12 minutes. Turn the fish and keep brushing with oil to prevent burning until well browned on both the sides.


Spinach Greens with Dhal!



Ingredients:
1/2 cup Moong dhal cooked& mashed
1Bowl - Spinach, chopped
1Big Onion,chopped finely
1/2 tsp garlic chopped
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric
3 Red chillies
2-3 Tbsp oil

method:

Heat oil in a pan & add the mustard seeds, cumin and asafoetida. Later,add onions and red chillies & saute till the onions are translucent.Now add garlic , turmeric & salt. saute for few more mts & add the palak (chopped) saute till it's tender before adding the dhal and simmer for 5 mts till done. Serve hot with parathas.


Beans Foogath!


Foogath is a simple recipe with very few ingredients & the term is used for any vegetable side dish made with coconut and curry leaves.

Ingredients:

Bowl of french beans chopped as desired.
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chillies slit or chopped
curry leaves 2 sprigs
1 onion chopped fine
3 Tbsp of freshly grated coconut
Salt to taste
cilantro for garnishing
Method:

Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds ,when they start crackling add the curry leaves and green chillies and saute them for a while before adding the onions and fry till they are translucent.Now add the green beans, salt to taste and cook till they are done. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes before switching off the fire. Serve hot with rice .
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The Paradox Of Our Age:


We have bigger houses but smaller families;

more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense;

more knowledge but less judgment;

more experts, but more problems;

more medicines but less healthiness.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbour.

We built more computers to hold more copies than ever,

But have less real communication;

We have become long on quantity,

but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall mean but short characters;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It’s a time when there is much in the window

But nothing in the room.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Happy weekend to you all !!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Chayote with Channa dhal & Methi Bhurji!




Source: enveetusamayal.blogspot.com

Chayote with Channa dhal



METHI-EGG Bhurji!


Source:Bawarchi.com

MethiEggBhurji


Monday, February 05, 2007

Always Have A Dream!

A sublime expression of wisdom!



Forget about the days
when its been cloudy, but
don't forget your hours in the sun

Forget about mistakes
that you can't change now, but
don't forget the lessons
that you've learned

Forget about the times
you've been defeated, but
don't forget the victories you've won

Forget about misfortunes
you encounter, but
don't forget the times
your luck has turned

Forget about the days
when you've been lonely, but
don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen

Forget about the plans
that didn't seem
to work out right, but...

Don't forget to Always Have A Dream!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Planet Earth ! Spectacular Pictures!

Here are some spectacular pictures!!

Sharing some satellite pictures of our earth in all it's glory.....



Swiss Alps:



Iceland:








wishing you all "A Happy Weekend " ! :)