Monday, 29 July 2013

Stuffed Gatta Curry.

I love Rajasthani gatta's in every it steamed or fried..This is one of those thing that i can eat anytime anywhere..So coming straight to the point...Here is the Stuffed Gatta Curry recipe which i like ....n i made it yesterday(sunday dinner)..... do try .. This recipe may seem too long..but its one of the easiest recipe..n best when you run out of veggies ;)


For dough-
1 cup besan(gram flour)
salt to taste
red chilli pwd to taste
asafoetida/hing- a pinch
fennel seeds/saunf- 1/2 tsp
dried fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi-1 tsp
water as required
Mix all expect water..rub it with hand add water & make soft dough.
cover it and keep aside.

For stuffing-
Grated Paneer-3/4 cup
salt n red chilli pwd as per taste
crushed coriander seeds/saboot dhaniya-1/2 tsp
Mix well n keep aside..

Oil for frying.

Now take the dough n roll it like roti.. spread the paneer mixture all over
Dip your finger in water n put it on all over the edges.
now start rolling from one side ....very slowly n very properly..till the end.
cut it diagonally.
Now deep fry it on low flame.
Take it out n keep aside.

For Gravy-
Oil- tsp
Saunf, Rai,Kalonji- 1tsp
Paste of garlic-2-3 tsp(according to taste)
Green chilli, ginger, onion paste- 1 large spoon
Curd- 2 tb sp
haldi/turmeric pwd
salt n red chilli pwd as per taste
garam masala- 1 tsp
amchur/ dry mango pwd- 1 tsp
Little kasuri methi

In heavy botttomed pan/kadhai put oil... when it warms up add the saunf, rai, kalonji..
add garlic paste..saute it.. add onion-ginger-chilli paste.. saute till oil leaves the side..
add all the dry masala leaving amchur
add 2 cups of water(or as required).. let it shimmer for while..
add curd ..mix it properly...
add amchur n kasuri methi... cover it.. n take off from the flame..

Serving:- (Important part).. put the dry gatta only 1/2 an hour before serving... else all the gravy will get absorbed :) Have it with roti of ur choice :)
The fried ones can be eaten like this a snack... n you can store them for 1-2 days.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Please Don't-call-me Supermom !!!

I am a (mostly) hustling, STAY-AT-HOME, prepare breakfast..give baby bath..send hubby to the household chore.. make laundry..go for grocery shopping..take baby to park..make dinner..Confused?? Are we just stay-at-home moms?? Aren't we career oriented?? But what.. a baby there n your life changes..we want to take that extra care n leave our career behind(esp nuclear family... those who stay with there in-laws still have option to leave behind there kid n go for work or do there job).. And those who do the both aren't supermoms....No one is..

I sometimes wake up early to do the household chore..but more often who cares about the home...wake-hubby-up-for-that-extra-personal-time-till-the-baby-is-asleep...I am not meal planning, i want to go out on date (of,course with my hubby).

I ran for 6 rounds in the park...four months ago(just for five days)... I never did a juice fast..but i want to do one..I eat chocolates n french fries without cribbing for fats.

I am sensory-toy-making, laptop babysitting(getting all ideas from internet), juice making, french fries/chocolate in the car so he will stop screaming ..n let me drive & do what i got to do.

But I'm not supermom, because that woman doesn't exist..atleast not all the time...even i want some peace in my ears..want to spend some time alone doing nothing at all..

Whether we DIY-ed a sensory toy for our kid or got him a new one from's a same thing..till they sit n play n let us do our work..All babies are alive and well entertained...n they grow up..Every individual house is taken care properly..nobody can stay in a messy home.. So instead of expecting each other to be individual supermoms why don't we just band together...and help each other instead of judging...That would be SUPER

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Camera friendly ;) !!

Hey all.... 
What do u do..when you are ready n about to go for some shopping.???..n as u step outside it rains heavily.. so whats next..!! You go or u return back.. As i thought of travelling today in metro with baby(its more convenient in metro than in car...esp when i am alone)...i stepped in.. Before changing ourselves...i quickly clicked some photographs.... Its always fun to just change the mood...

So...Ladies n gentlemen.. here presenting my little handsome..with his ootd

Jeans, Shirt- United colours of Benetton
Sandals-G.K Market

Enjoy the rain....
Till next time..
Hv cr :)

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Chole Rice Kebabs !

Hey all...
I know its kinda different.. we all eat chole rice (especially in north india) but its different..I tried this recipe on Tuesday morning when i had some leftover chole rice from my last night dinner... It came out pretty thought of sharing the recipe... Do try..

1 cup prepared chole(chickpeas)
1 cup steamed rice
1 large boiled & mashed potato
salt n pepper to taste
chilli flakes
bread crumbs (made from 2-3 bread)

Grind rice n chole separately in grinder ...
Take them out in one mixing bowl..add mashed potato..
Add all the seasoning according your taste..
Now make small ball n roll them in bread crumbs...
Give the shape of tikki..
Put little oil(i used olive oil) on griddle/non stick pan and shallow fry.
Enjoy it with coriander chutney or tomato sauce ...

So next time when you have such leftovers..... u exactly know what to do ...
Till next time....
Hv fn.. Tk cr :)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Motivation when i feel Low ..!

Hey everyone... going mad these days...handling & entertaining a 20+ month toddler is no child's play......n top of that..what if Mr. Hubby is too busy with his works(leaves early morning n comes late night :( ).. ..uff..and your household help takes leave for someday......what....YES u get irritated..frustrated...n off mood... this is what its happening with to take that frustration out... but writing all wrong n blah blah stuff fouls me more.... in order i took another turn n wrote out these move away from frustration n enjoy myself....

Go for a walk. Somehow, getting outside and moving around can totally change my mood and perspective. In evening i walk with my baby....but if that doesn't walk out i take a late night walk when Mr. Hubby comes in....Quite often when I come back  i feel light...i get the solution to my problems.... 

Write it out. Writing about what was on my mind helped get it off my chest. It doesn’t matter if you are a writer or not – just start scribbling whatever races through your mind, it doesn’t have to make sense.Take that dairy or letter pad out.... n scribble it..

Listen to music. Nothing turns my mood around like a little song and dance...when my baby plays his drums or any other musical instrument...instead of stopping him i dance..

Drink some water. Over the last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with drinking water/instant lemonade/iced tea whenever I feel a little down or tired and have seen a huge shift in my energy level. Sometimes we are just dehydrated and our body needs a pick me up....This actually works..

Clean your Wardrobe (or any surface). The act of clearing out make your mind feel at ease. I like to clear off my centre table and then just sit there for a few minutes and take it all in.

Get out of the pyjamas. Dress better, feel better – it’s simple. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your mood is get up, get showered, and dress up for no reason at all. ;)

Make a Good List. If you actually take the time to recognize all the awesome-ness in your life it’s hard to feel down. Count them...whatever little u did for anyone...praise yourself n feel's really motivating. 

Make somebody Happy. Want to feel better, give a little. Who doesn’t feel better after giving few biscuits to people near Temple.... see them opening the packet n eat them, enjoy the good feeling..

Cry it out. Yes it works...this is not for every time...but once in a while you need to clean your heart by taking it all out... but not for a long time...just a sweet break of 15-20 minutes ;)

Give yourself a treat. This is a total band-aid solution, I’ll go buy myself a latte, or a cupcake....If this doesn't work..i just indulge on some shopping spree....but mind it..not always...  Just a little treat to get me going! 

U tell me what do you do??? How do u manage your foul mood??
Would like to hear from u also...leave ur comments below..
Hope this list works out for u also.  :)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Letter !

Dear mom,
                 Like every normal girl, I was excited about marriage right from my childhood days... I never thought beyond the time I would spend happily with my prince charming... But today when I am married, I realize that marriage is not all roses. It's not just about being with your beloved and having gala time. There is so much more to it. It comes with its own share of responsibilities, duties, sacrifices and compromises. I can't wake up anytime i want to. I am expected to be up and ready before everyone else in the family. I can't laze around in pyjamas throughout the day. I am expected to be presentable every time. I just can't go out anytime i want to. I am expected to be sensitive to the needs of the family. I just can't hit the bed anytime i want to.I am expected to be active and around the family. I can't expect to be treated like a princess but am supposed to take care of everyone else in the family....and then i think to myself, 'why did i get married at all?' I was happier with you, mom. Sometimes i think of coming back to you and getting pampered again. I want to come home to my favorite food cooked by you every evening after a nice outing with friends. I want to sleep on your laps like I have no worry in this world. But then I suddenly realize, had you not got married and made such sacrifices in your life, I wouldn't have had so many wonderful memories to hang on to. And suddenly, the purpose of all this becomes clear- to return the same comfort, peace and happiness to my new family that I got from you. And I am sure that as time would pass, I would start loving this life equally as you do. Thank you mom for all the sacrifices and compromises you made. They give me the strength to do the same.
Love you.