Monday, January 26, 2015

Beading - with hands

During my vacation, I learnt this beading from my grandma. I saw her works and asked her to teach me. I was amazed by her sharpness in teaching at this age.. this is done by hands with the nylon thread and beads. These beads were the leftover ones from the time my mom and grandmom hand made things and are easily more than 25 years old!

Here are the series of pics from the starting to the finished one...

This is a doily I crocheted 4 years back , learnt it from youtube... a great resource!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Yoghurt Quinoa - like yoghurt rice

This is one of my attempts in incorporating quinoa into our menu. I've tried a few recipes and usually I end up not liking them that much. I heard this from a friend and tried the very basic variety - yoghurt rice / quinoa. Actually, this is my favorite so far. I just added a tadka touch to the recipe.

Organic Quinoa - 1 cup
Water to cook - 2 cups

Mustard seeds
Urad dal
Green chilli
Red chilli

  • Wash the quinoa well for 5 - 6 times. Pressure cook the quinoa with water as you would with normal rice
  • Add yoghurt and salt to the rice and mix well
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter all items in tadka section and add it to the quinoa
Goes well with any spicy side dish.

Thursday, January 15, 2015