Monday, October 24, 2016

Your Beautiful! card for a cause

 Hi friends. .thank you so much for your lovely comments on my card for cause..domestic violence.  Tried to make one more for the same cause. This is a humble attempt to bring back the cheer and confidence to the tattered souls suffering from dv.

Do let me know how you liked my card..thanks for stopping by. .love. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Besan laddoo

Sharing a lovely sweet for Diwali. This is such a soul satisfying sweet. Although I am on a perpetual weight loss plan, I simply cannot resist have a bite of these when they are still in stock ;)

3 cups besan
2 cups fine rava (sooji/samolina)
3 cups sugar
2 cups ghee
1 tablespoon cardamom  powder
½ cup raisins, dry fruits (optional)

Roast rava(sooji/semolina) on medium flame without ghee until it becomes very light and roasted aroma starts coming from the rava(sooji/semolina). Roast besan with ghee on slow flame until it becomes very light and slight change in colour (roast besan very patiently otherwise it will  taste really bad). Add rava(sooji/semolina)in it and mix it nicely …roast it again on low flame for 5 minutes. Turn off the gas after the mixture has a nice reddish color. When the mix is of the temperature where it can be handled, add the sugar into the roasted rava-besan ghee mixture. Add cardamom powder & raisins in it. Allow it to cool or until it becomes little hard for making ladoo. Make small ladu of this mixture. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

You are special! card for a cause

Hi friends. .sharing a card in purple color.. This is specially for a stop domestic violence.  There are so many people silently suffering domestic violence .hiding their pain..due to some or the other reason.  My wish is that they gather courage and decide not to suffer any more. If they have a strong desire and will power. . They can definitely turn the things in their favor. . Coz God helps those who help themselves. With best hope and gratitude I thank God for giving a good life..sometimes in our day to day life we get so bogged down by problems. .we complain about anything and everything. .forgetting all the lovely things that god has already given..which is a dream for so many. Thank you God. 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Bread and paneer discs

Made and enjoyed this yummy appetizer with friends in Sydney.  It was loved by all :)

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Interwoven paper fish | kids craft

Hi Peeps,
It's my birthday today!  So happy to have this day..with all the lovely people in my life..friends. .family..colleagues!  Must have done some good to get a wonderful life :)

Sharing a cute craft which me and kiddo did. We made these colorful fishes following these simple steps. 
We loved making these, brought back the childhood memories of making woven matts. Little miss gifted one of these to her brother on rakhi. 

Do let me know how you liked our craft :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mixed lentil muthia / muthadi

I came to know about muthia after marriage. Sharing this lovely recipe from MIL


1.5 cups of soaked tuvar daal 
1/2 cup soaked split chickpeas (chane ki dal)
1/2 cup soaked moong daal
chipped ginger 1 tbsp or more
red chilly powder or green chillies chopped to taste
whole cumin seeds 2 tsp
whole pepper corns 2 tsp
turmeric powder 1 tsp
salt to taste
chopped fenugreek leaves/coriander leaves(optioanl)


Blend the daals together in a mixie jar or food processor without adding any water to it.
In  a bowl add the chopped greens and the lentil paste , add the turmeric powder and salt to taste.Now mix together everything, using your fingers, making it a loose dough. You can add a  little chick pea flour or any millet flours (like bajra or jowar or even corn meal)to make the dough to a workable consistency. I 
Make small lemon sized balls with the mixture and keep them on a greased glass or ceramic plate.
Steam the balls in a steamer or keep them covered in a strainer on top of boiling water.Cut the balls and temper them.  

The tempering
oil 1 tsp
asafoetida 1/8 tsp
whole red chilly broken in two parts
small variety mustard seeds (rai) 1 tsp
sesame seeds 2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan and add the remaining ingredients in the order of the list one by one. As soon as the sesame is fried as it is added last, add the dumplings and toss them with the tempering mix. let the balls become crisp in oil. 

The greens or other vegetables like grated carrots, cabbage and spring onion make a great combination for such dumplings.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Circular punch flowers

Hi friends. .sharing a simple card that little miss and me made for her grandpa's birthday.  We punched out some circles from a pattern paper. Folded them and adhered like a flower. The leaves and vase are handcut. Decorated the card with glitter. Easy to put together for kids!

Do let me know how you liked our simple card. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ganpati with old CD - best out of waste

Hi friends. .sharing a ganpati bappa craft today. It is upcycled creation using old CD's.  This is made by a little girl Bhumi in our society. .as part of the best out of waste competition held in society on independence day.
I really liked the idea and her execution and thought of sharing it during ganpati festival.
Do let me know how you liked this creation.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy teachers day cards!

Hi friends. .wish a very happy teachers day. Teachers are an integral part of our lives. Right from the time we are each step we learn something from someone. .adding to our experience. .enriching our lives.

5th of September is celebrated as teacher's day in India..since it marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan..who was a great teacher.

Little miss and me made these cute pop up cards for her school teachers. . The flowers are all painted by missy. I was not sure what to make for the front of the card..was thinking of making a black I asked her what should we make. Little miss suggested that we make butterfly. .a caterpillar also that grows into butterfly!  Brilliant idea! Perfect for a teachers day card..coz teachers guide and help our little ones to grow in to beautiful butterflies! 
Do let me know how you liked our cards.

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