Archive | January 31, 2014

what say?

I have to publish a post today for the sheer joy of reading the comments on my bed right after switching off the alarm. Got so obsessed with this daily post.

On an afterthought about the blogathon, shall we make this a tradition in coming years? I honestly felt this like a reunion. Like we reunite once a year that too in the beginning of the year to catch up on all that has been missed in the past year.

I know its tough, its hectic, it drains us out, it adds up so much pressure, it makes our loved ones (read as the husband) curse us, it drives us nuts hunting for topics in every move of others but isn’t it all worth the joy that we all are experiencing today? the joy of sharing, the joy of reading more, the joy of finding new like minded people, the joy of new friendship, the joy of connecting with old blog friends, the joy of nurturing our own special baby (read as the blog).

What say? Please cast your vote below!


Vaangi baath

Learned this recipe from Amma recently and this one pot meal will definitely make it as our weekend lunch often.

Onion – 4 medium sized
Tomato – 2 medium sized
Brinjal – 7 to 8 medium sized – cut to small pieces
Cinnamon sticks
Fennel seeds
Curry leaves
Rice – 3 cups

dry roast and grind
red chillies
coriander seeds
channa dal
fenugreek seeds
coconut – optional


1. Cook rice with salt and a spoon of oil. Once cooked, spread it in a pan and allow it to cool down.
2. Saute cinnamon sticks, fennel seeds, curry leaves, onion, tomato and brinjal in same order.
3. Once brinjal is well cooked, add the dry roast-ground masala powder.
4. Once the masala powder is well observed by the brinjal mix, add the cooked rice, mix well and serve

Goes well with onion raita or plain curd or boiled egg.

Now, make this and relish to celebrate the end of marathon.

The marathon gave me the opportunity to record all the incidents that would have otherwise remained unsaid forever.

Thanks to Maya and RM for this wonderful initiative and all my readers.