Thursday, April 27, 2017

Vermicelli bird's nests - sweet dish for bird theme party

Prepared these cute little nests for my daughters bird theme birthday! They are so easy to make and taste delicious. It was loved by Kids and adults. I was glad that my first time experiment was very well liked. It looks so unique and innovative that some of my relatives could not stop drooling over these, asking recipe to impress in their parties :)
Lets to to the recipe without much adieu..

You can check the original recipe here. I followed the same, but added milk for cooking the vermicelli. Since cooking only in condensed milk left it very hard. So I softened it a little in milk. 

Vermicelli, crushed - 2 cup
Condensed milk - 100g
Butter - 2 tbsp
Dessicated coconut - ¼ cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp
Rose water - 1 tbsp
Milk - half cup

For garnish:
Pistachio, Almonds

Heat butter in a pan.Add vermicelli and roast till it turns golden brown.
Add condensed milk and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add milk and cook for 2 min.
Add desiccated coconut, cardamom powder and rose water. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Take 2 tbsp of mixture and form into a nest. Top with chopped nuts!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chinese paper lamp hoots - bird day theme party

We made these cute little owls for the bird theme party from Chinese paper lamps. We had some old lamps with hello kitty prints. Little missy painted them with Acrylic paint. Later I made the eyes, wings and legs by cutting paper. 

Do let us know if you liked these little fellas :) 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bird-day invitations!

Hi friends.. On the occasion of the 6th blog anniversary of my little space on the web... I would like to thank each one of you for being part of my journey through life!
It is really special to share a common bond without having met physically!

Little Missy loves birds.. And is behind us to get her real birds at home... I try to explain that birds will be happier flying in the sky rather then being in a. Cage!
To celebrate her love for birds and pets(dog.. Cat.. Peacock are the other beings that she wants in home! God save us :)) we decided to keep bird 🐦 theme for her birthday 🎂.
She is full excited and has so many suggestions for what planning to do.. What games to play... What food to give... Not to forget the party decorations... favors

We created these invitation cards for little miss friends... To invite them for her bird 🐦 theme birthday party 🎉
All the birds are hand drawn and cut.. Will share more of our crafting for her bird day!
Do let me know how you liked it.. Love

Sunday, April 9, 2017

School project - bag of nutrients

Hi friends.. Sharing a school project by my daughter. This was to teach them about balanced diet and nutrients present in different foods. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sewai / Vermicili Upma | Breakfast recipe

Ingredients needed

   Vermicelli - 2 cups (I used bambino Semiya)
   Onion -1
   tomato - 1
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Green chilli -1-2 finely chopped or slit

   Vegetables of your choice
   Beans -4
   Carrot -1
   Fresh or frozen Peas - handful

   For the seasoning

   Oil -3-4 tsp
   Mustard -1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch
   Red Chilli - 2
   Curry leaves - littlePreparation


Thinly slice or finely chop onions and tomato. Chop all the vegetables finely.

Roast vermicelli in a tsp of ghee until light golden brown. If you are using ready made roasted semiya or roasted vermicelli then you can skip this step.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add hing, urad dal , red chillies and curry leaves. When urad dal turns golden brown, add onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until onions become transparent. Add tomato let it cook for a minute. Then add finely chopped vegetables and saute until half cooked.
Add water and salt needed. When water starts boiling, add the roasted vermicelli.Cover and cook on low flames stirring occasionally until it is done.
Serve hot with any chutney or pickle.

Tips for beginners
To check for salt, taste the water, if it is a little salty, then the salt added is right. Once you add semiya it will be perfect.
Usually it is 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Vermicelli, if you are using thick ones. For thin fine semiya, use less water, approximately 1 cup of water for 1 cup of semiya.


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