Monday, January 31, 2011

Crochet Pouch

I was searching for another pouch pattern. Once you complete a project, you feel successful and get motivated to do more isn't it?? :) I made this pouch as one such effort. Got the patter from here . I added the shell stitch ruffle to the given pattern. It was very easy and I'm using it as my cell phone pouch now.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Idly manchurian & won a giveaway - yay!

Hi friends, I would like to thank Rachel for the  lovely giveaway. She has a wonderful blog of gluten-free recipes.
The giveaway includes Yoplait gym back, reflective wrist wallet, pedometer and coupons for Yoplait Light Yogurt. This giveaway is so reflective of the importance of fitness, walking and a healthy life. Exercise is vital in today's fast paced world filled with fast foods. 

Coming to today's recipe:

This is a nice, tasty recipe with left over idlies.

Idly - 3
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 spoon
Red chilli powder
Coriander powder
Cumin powder
Turmeric powder

1. Fry the Idly in oil
2. Heat oil in a pan and saute the spices
3. Add the ginger, garlic paste and saute. Then add the onion and saute till it turns golden color
4. Add the tomato, saute. Add all the powders, salt and saute
5. Finally add the idlys and mix well
6. Garnish with cilantro

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Crochet Gift Pouch

I was searching for a simple gift pouch to be crocheted and found this pattern through internet. It took 45 minutes to complete a pouch. This could make a great hand-made gift pouch to your friends. Even if you plan to give a gift card, you could put it in along with some chocolates right ?? :)..

You can find the pattern here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Beetroot Halwa and a new blog :):)

Hello friends!!!

Halwa is the only way in which I can consume lots and lots of beetroot :)

I would like to introduce my new blog on art n craft - Fresher's Art Book . This blog is to post my new experiments with different works, please visit my blog and leave your suggestions :) Hope you will enjoy it..

Now coming to the post:

Beetroot Halwa: (Serves 2)

Beetroot (Big, grated) - 1
Milk - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts

1. Boil the beetroot with milk until it turns soft
2. When the beetroot turns soft, add the sugar
3. The mixture comes together, add ghee and mix well
4. Add cashews to the halwa

Jewelry making - novice work

This is my first attempt at jewelry making :) Please leave your feedback and suggestions. I'm absolutely new to this, so some finishings might not be perfect. But, as always - practice give perfection :) If you are interested, I'll post on where to get the materials and how to get started. These are the only pieces I've made, so it is a learning journey that I've just started.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Carrot rice

Carrots are a must to kids and adults. I guess carrot rice is a good way of introducing the veggie into kids menu.

Number of servings : 2

Big carrot -1
Onion (small)_ 1
Green chilles - 2
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Tumeric powder - a pinch
salt to taste
coconut - little
bay leaf
cumin seeds

For the rice:
basmati rice - 1 cup (soak for 10 mins)
water - 2 cups

1. Heat oil saute the spices, add the onion and green chillis and saute till turns brown
2. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and saute
3. Add carrot, coconut and saute
4. When the rice is ready, mix the contents
5. Garnish with cilantro

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Hi friends, how is the new year to all?... How was your vacations?.. This holidays flew by so fast to me with my son. We had friends who visited him and showered their blessings. It is a great feeling to be surrounded with people who love you and encourage you in all aspects. :)

Coming to the recipe of this post, I made rasagulla recently. It was the first time I tried it and came out so good. I'm insisting on the so good part, because I took the recipe from Akila's Kitchen :) She has given the most accurate measurements for the recipe.

I will post the picture of the rasagullas I made and will give the link to her recipe. Thank you Akila for such a nice dessert :)

Recipe @ Akila's rasagulla