Sunday, March 31, 2013

Going Chinese!!

Recipe: Easy Chinese Fried Rice




Some days can be quite a drag.... All you want to do is flop on a sofa and laze around the whole day, if you could help. But unfortunately, with a little girl to feed, that wonderful day dream almost always remains a dream :(
Now, yesterday was one such day and I just couldn't think about doing any elaborate cooking, cleaning or anything productive so to say. Breakfast went smooth with a bowl of cereal :). But as lunch time approached, and with no leftovers stocked in the fridge I was forced to drag myself off the sofa and into my kitchen.
 Rummaging through my fridge, I landed on a bowl of basmati rice. Hey, now that gave me lovely idea..... Fried rice, so easy to make and yet very scrumptious and my little one would have it with no much ado... Yippee perfect.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Salad for the Soul!!


Recipe: Pasta Salad


Pasta Salads of any kind are my usual pick at any salad counters. Though I do enjoy all kinds salads except the ones with sea food in them, my salad plate will always have a lions share of pasta salad, followed by coleslaw and potato salad. The usual green salads and stuffs take a regular  back seat, not that I detest them, just that I am highly partial towards the former ones.

Now, its at the salad bar that my husband and I have that rare and completely opposing preferences, well, he is more of a green salad lover and unfortunately intolerant to creamy, dressing coated salads.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

An all time Favourite!!

Recipe: Uzhunu Vada (Spiced Lentil Fritters)

                             

I don't  think these crispy, mildly spiced snack from down south of India needs any special intro. It's an any time hit with my entire family, but of course it's enormous calorie content prevents me from making it a frequenter a home. But I guess,some sporadic indulgences can be justified ;)
Who can really resist a platter of some hot, crispy vadas served with coconut chutney and sambar......... Not me anyways!! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Delightful Custard-Chocolate Combo :)

Recipe:  Custard Sponge Gateau (Adapted from Ria's Collection)


Early morning wakys were never ever my cup of tea and still never is ..... I had kind of long forgotten the 5 o clock and 6 clock wake up calls ever since post graduation.
While moving back to the Middle East after marriage my only big concern was the early morning wake ups that I did have to go through again..... But you could imagine my elation when I discovered that my hubby was one of those very rare lucky people out here who had to get to work only by 10 am. My life looked picture perfect for almost 3 years from then... 8 O clock alarms, a baby who would wake up only by 10 am, evening outings almost everyday.... What a life don't you think!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Healthy and Hearty

Recipe: Vazha Pindi and Vanpayar Mezhukkuparati (Plantain stem and Red Cow peas stir fry)



Its my little girls final assessment time. And that means, she will be moving on to her next grade in less than a month..... Man, that's fast...... Unbelievably fast.....I am still afresh about me feeling  overwhelmed about my girl moving away from preschool and now, she's already moving up the grades. Wish she wouldn't grow up so fast :(