Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easy Appam Recipe


Raw rice(Pacchari) - 1 glass
Grated coconut - 1 - 1 1/2 handful
Cooked rice - 2 tbsp
Salt - 3/4 - 1 tsp
Sugar - 3 tsp
Yeast - 1/4 tsp

Preparation Method

Soak the rice for atleast  4 hours. Grind it with other ingredients. The consistency should be of that of DOSA.
Keep aside for fermenting. It will take 6 - 8 hrs to ferment.
Pour mix into a pre-heated Appa chatti and turn the chatti in a cirular motion so that the appams will make perfect round shape. Close the lid.
After the appam is done, transfer it into serving plate and repeat the process for other appams.

Vegetable Macroni Recipe

One of my favourite dishes. Try this for lunch/dinner or during tea time...


Macroni(cooked) - 200 gm
Vegetable oil
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion(chopped) - 1/2 cup
Green chilly(chopped) - 1 no
Vegetables(chopped) - 1 cup
(Carrot, Beans, Tomato and Green peas)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped) - 2 tbsp

Preparation Method 
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry onions and green chilly. 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. 
  • Add chopped vegetables and green peas and fry for few minutes. 
  • Add salt, garam masala and stir well. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of water. 
  • Reduce the flame and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add cooked macroni to this and mix well. 
  • Close the lid for 3 - 4 mins. 
  • Add tomato and soya sauce. Mix well. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves  & Serve hot.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alan's Farewell day in KG2

March 22nd was Alan's last day of the school year. They had a class party arranged in school. Usually on such party days, we-the mothers have to send 3 packets of snacks for our kid's friends. They will share it in school. Most probably Alan used to bring back home at least 2 packets each time complainig that there were enough snacks, nobody took more...

He was in the F-section of Indian school. Luckily he and his friends got the same teacher for their KG1 and KG2 - Ms. Subha Shetty. She is such a wonderful teacher... Alan & his dishum dishum friends used to trouble their mam a lot. Even then she loved and cared them very much. On the last day of their class, she was really upset and was in tears...

I sent with Alan a small handkerchief for his Mam as a humble gift from our side... Given a picture of the hanky below.

I completed it within one and half days... On 21st night I sat till  3am in the morning to finish the work, washed it and then kept it for drying. Then went to bed... I didnt get the exact font for the wordings first, then dropped the idea. Then my friend Maya gave me the idea of using Alan's handwriting for the wordings. It worked out on the next day since he was 'busy'. Although the work is not so satisfactory, I liked it -  Especially when my husbad had a glimpse of smile on his face when he saw the finished hanky. The work is not so neat... but even then I liked it...

Some more pictures of the individual flower pots.
Flower pot 1

Flower pot 2

Flower pot 3