Yet another day… :)

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Om Sai Ram

Posted by madhuV on October 26, 2007

Dear Sai Devotees,

This was our first time with Vinay visited a bhajan(songs group) which was peaceful and memorable. We were very happy and vinay too enjoyed with all the music coming from our songs and the instruments, We would like to continue from now on and I especially would like to practice some baba songs and happy to sing when time comes before baba charan(feet) or when I can see him in my dreams.

Satya Sai Baba

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There are two types of baba’s but their inner soul is same.

Some belive only on Shridi Sai baba and others only believe in Satya sai baba.

In my view they are both form of gods, so as our guruji.

Our guruji’s name is Dechiraju Venkat Rao garu.

He is a well known scholar in guntur. When I met him for the first time I remember my grand father who always used to talk like him. Later when I started calling him Guruji (GURU= Master)there was an inner feeling in me which made me and guruji bond together.

He is no more now but I can feel his presence now and then.

I will post all the stories which I am getting regularly by my sai friends I want all you to read and understand the life of living.

See you in my next post.

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Viewers

Posted by madhuV on October 19, 2007

Dear Viewers,

Mothers recipes are always a favorite. Kindly Share recipes which is much appreciated.

So kindly comment on the tastes and improvements in my recipes.

Thank you for reading the blog.

 

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New Home

Posted by madhuV on September 20, 2007

We recently bought a new home in Hoppers, oh…………………… we were pretty much excited in the beginning and wanted to do more of garden stuff, but later we decided we have to give a break to little excitement and plan carefully about the weeds.

We looked around 4-5 shops to create a nice and welcoming garden, but it is too pricy and time consuming, once of my collegue’s partner suggested to bring and remove the garden/ weeds layer by using Bob cat, definitely neither of us are not good at machinery so we decided to hire a man with a bob cat, when I heard the machine name( I could only remember, ” BOB the Builder” can he fix it. Yes he did, Hired person name was Jack, Yes he did cleared our Garden, our garden looks fabulous, we thought oh cool….. Job finished, but we never thought the main work starts from now on…..:)

We are still in a deciding mode, so please suggest which is the better method for controlling weeds and any garden Tips::)).

I will post you regarding Garden tricks once I create my own garden.

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It’s me back again

Posted by madhuV on July 27, 2007

Hello Viewers,

I am back again, sorry not being touch as I was currently busy with my small little world where I had a lovely baby on the board in Vasa family, I love to share some lovely experiences from our side and I didn’t forgot to write my lovely recipes and share with you all.

Write to you soon

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Bread Snack

Posted by madhuV on October 20, 2006

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Ingredients
» Bread slices – 15 -20
» Onions – 2
» Green chilies – 5 – 6 in number
» Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
» Heeng powder – 1 tsp(
Asafoetida)
» Jeera – ½ tsp
» Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
» Salt – as per taste
» Oil for frying
» Coriander leaves & grated coconut for garnishing
How to proceed :
– Make bread crumbs by cutting them into small cubes.
– Cut onions, green chilies and keep aside. Take oil in a frying pan, add mustard seeds, Cumin seeds & groundnuts(optional)
– Once the nuts are light brown in colour, add onion and chilies and fry them well.
– Add turmeric & heeng . Add the bread crumbs and mix it well for 3 – 4 minutes.- Serve hot.

Garnish:
Sprinkle the cut coriander leaves.

You can add some yogurt while eating it.

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Cauliflower Manchurian

Posted by madhuV on October 16, 2006

Makes for: 6
INGREDIENTS: 1 medium. cauliflower clean and broken into big florettes.
1 small bunch spring onoin/Plain Onion finely chopped
2 tsp. ginger finely chopped
1 tsp. garlic finely chopped / or Ginger Garlic Paste, Salt to taste

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2-3 Green Chillies/ 1 Big capsicum 1/4 cup plain flour
3 tbsp. cornflour
1/4 tsp. red chilli powder
3 tbsp. oil

2 tbsp Soya Sauce
2-3 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
2 tbsp Oil Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves

Preparation of gobhi manchurian :

  1. Make a paste of Plain Flour, corn flour and salt using water.
  2. Dip the gobi florets in the paste and deep fry till golden brown. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in another pan and add the ginger & garlic paste, chopped onions, Green Capsicum and green chillies to it.
  4. Now, mix, soya sauce and tomato sauce to it.
  5. Add fried Gobi kept aside and mix well. Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve the gobi manchurian hot with noodles or rice.


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Rituals

Posted by madhuV on October 11, 2006

Today I found an interesting topic about Hindu Rituals which was send by one of my uncle, by reading this I learnt and understood more about our rituals.

Friends, This blog consists of my best interests and would like to share with you all as you might not be a spiritual person, or can be a scientific person, but beliefs are beliefs.

Please click on this link for more info about: Hindu Rituals


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Potato Peas Curry

Posted by madhuV on September 24, 2006

  • 5 washed potatoes, cut into 2 pieces, boil them in a special vessel.
  • Then take a pan and add oil to it, add cloves, Cumin, cardamom, Dalchini bark, add 3 medium sized cut onions, and fry them.
  • Also add 1 tspn ginger garlic paste for flavour, let it cook for 5-10 min in a low flame,once it is done add nicely cut 2 large tomatoes( for better taste add 4 tomatoes) and add Peas, leave it for other 5 min,
  •  later add salt, 1tspn chilli powder, 1tspn turmeric pwd, allow it to cook for 2-3 min, after this do put the boiled potatoes cut into four pieces in the pan and mix them and let it cook for 5 min.
  • later add some water so that it becomes gravy like..( watery ), leave this for 10min and if you want thick gravy then better put ¼ cup of curd for better taste again add some water leave it for 10-15 min until the potatoes get the flavoured taste.
  • If you want before you remove from the stove top add 1 tspn garam masala powder. At last if wanted add corriander.

Serve this with Naan bread or rice.

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Tradition

Posted by madhuV on September 11, 2006

Hi guys, I would like to tell you about our tradition which is very familiar to most of us or you would have seen them in movies, parties etc..

Let me start from the beginning…

When you are in a Indian gathering most people ask you which part of India do we belong to because we have been completely divided into 4parts: they are Northern part, Southern part, West part and East part, where myself and my family belong to Southern Part. Cultures are same but slight difference is made in their minds.

Anyways I wanted to tell you about Sarees, we have a wide range of variety Sarees from all parts of India.Sarees are the most beautiful costume to be wore daily use or in parties. You might have seen Indian Movie stars wearing it different types, yes that’s true, If we wear this saree pallu towards left side of the shoulder then this style is from Southern part, if it is from Right Shoulder then it is from Northern Part of India, Nowadays everybody is wearing these types we call it as Style…Latest Funda..( belive it or not nowadays Young girls from India are opting the western style,i.e Jeans, Pants,shirts, I am saying they could wear the traditional saree or Salwar rather than a Jeans and Shirt, at least for a traditional occasion where we celebrate once in a year,( Like Diwali, Dusserah, Ganesh Chaturdhi Sankranthi, Ugadi).

Hope you are enjoying my post….Let me know if you want to know more about my culture🙂

Stay tuned to my blog… you will get to know more.

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Vegetable Biryani

Posted by madhuV on August 31, 2006

Vegetable Biryani:

Ingredients: Carrots, Beans, Onions, Tomato(optional), Peas, Salt, oil, Cardamon, Cumin seeds, dry Bay leaves, Some north Indian Spices(some brown flower shaped spices;optional), if you want you can also use garam masala, Some people do put Potato as it contains more carbo’s it’s better to be eaten separate curry, Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder, If you want you can add Biryani paste.

How to make:

Firstly, Take nice deep Pan, Put some 3-4 tbspn oil, Add Cardamon, Cumin seeds, Dry Bay leaves, other spices if you need more flavour, You find the colour change of the spices, add turmeric,or any flavoured colour ,later add the onions(3 medium sized onion neatly diced) and roast for a while until it turns into pink colour then add the cut vegetables(2 Carrot-small diced, Beans-bit lenghty , you can add Cauliflower if you want to( around 6-8 florets), , Tomato 1( optional), medium diced. Let these vegetables cook for a while , if you are not sure about the fragrance of the dish make sure you putBiryani paste when you stir fry onions, once the vegetables become semi boiled,add peas.

Secondly, Once done, Take the biryani rice( you get this rice anywhere in the shopping centre or any Indian grocery store).Wash the rice thoroughly and stir fry the rice with the cooked vegetables. Use the rice cooker for instant cooking, add water for 1 cup of rice- add 1 and half cups water. Let it cook once it finishes spreadcorriander leaves on it and serve it with hot Potato curry or Eggplant curry or Bhindi masala……etc….(never ending curries)

I hope you enjoyed my Indian dish by reading it, for preparation it takes at least 30 min- 45 min, serves depending upon the people, 2 cups of rice and all vegetables ( weigh half a kilo) then you might serve 2-3 people.

Try this recepie if you want to, wait and see for more yummy dishes……………………….

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