Next Week’s Menu!!!

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Planning menu in advance saves time, money and health. This is my plan for next week. What are you planning to do???

Sunday:

Breakfast:

Toast with scrambled egg

Lunch and Dinner:

Chicken curry with rice

Monday:

Breakfast:
Dosa with chutney

Lunch and Dinner:

Tomato dal and egg curry with rice.

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Poha Upma

Lunch and Dinner:

Paneer Butter masala with chapathi

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Dosa with chutney

Lunch:

Moong Dal Khichidi

Dinner:

Leftovers

Badam Milk

Thursday:

Breakfast:

Upma

Lunch and Dinner:

Ridgeguard curry with blackeyepeas and chapathi

Friday:

Breakfast:

Homemade Juice

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken Sandwich with fries

Dessert:

Homemade biscuits

Snack:

Murukku

Saturday:

Breakfast:

Donuts

Lunch and Dinner:

leftovers

 

 

Boondi Mixture!!!

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I love trying recipes from other blogs. This is another perfect recipe from Mullai’s Blog. Don’t alter anything and follow directions to get the perfect boondi. You can go to her blog to get the recipe or I am writing it here.

Ingredients  (Table-1)
 Gram Flour / Kadalai Maavu  1 cup
 Rice Flour  3 Tablespoon
 Asafoetida  1/4 Teaspoon
 Red Chili Powder  1/4 Teaspoon
 Salt  3/4 Teaspoon (exact measure)
 Baking Soda  1 tiny pinch
 Water  3/4 cup (exact measure)
 Oil  3 cups (for deep frying)

 

Ingredients (Table-2)
 Ghee  or Oil  1 Teaspoon
 Cashews (broken)  10
 Raw Peanuts  20
 Curry leaves  10 leaves
 Red Chili powder  1/4 Teaspoon (to sprinkle)
 Salt  1/4 Teaspoon (to sprinkle)

Method:

Combine Gram flour, rice, salt, asafoetida, red chili powder and baking soda in a bowl. (from Table-1) Sieve if possible to keep them evenly distributed. Gradually add 1/2 cup first and make a thick paste like consistency. This will ensure there are no lumps and once the paste looks even, add the remaining 1/4 cup and bring it to a thin consistency. (It should be thinner than dosa batter)

Batter should be in correct consistency to get even rounds boondis- (too thick batter will yield boondis with a tail, lol which will turn soft after some time — too thin batter will yield flat boondis, so make sure to test the batter before start frying)

Heat oil in a kadai and keep a boondi ladle ready.(You use the laddu ladle or use regular Jalli karandi) When the oil is hot enough, insert back of a spoon in the batter and do the batter test. Try a few drops in oil – if the boondi turns round and after frying if they turn crispy then your batter is all good and ready).

Now you will need one boondi ladle or use a regular jalli karandi. Also have another slotted ladle to get the fried boondis out of the oil. Pour one ladle of batter over the (ladle with holes) whiel holding it just above the hot oil. Spread the batter so that the batter falls throught he tiny holes into the hot oil. Make sure to hold the ladle about 2 inches above the oil. Fry till they turn golden turning them constantly to ensure even cooking.  Once the vigorous bubbles stops and shhhh.. sounds reduces, remove them from oil and place in paper towel to drain excess oil .

Before starting the next batch make sure to clean the slotted spoon, wash and wipe clean and then proceed- this will ensure perfect boondis every time otherwise the second batch boondis will be little out of shape. Repeat the process to finish all the batter.

I also added poosa to boondi to complete my mixture.

Hope you will try it out and enjoy.

 

Inspirational Quotes!!!

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Know yourself first inside out. You are your own best friend. Don’t feel low about yourself. You are only one unique piece that has been designed by God. There is no other person like you. Love yourself and listen to yourself first. It will never misguide you…

Next Week’s Menu!!!

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Planning menu in advance saves time, money and health. This is my plan for next week. What are you planning to do??? This week has been a big disaster as I was sick whole week. Today I am feeling little better to cook something and take care of stuff around the house. I didn’t cook much last week as I have been sleeping a lot. Sorry for not posting anything on Wednesday…

Sunday:

Breakfast:

Bagel with cream cheese

Lunch:

Eating lunch outside

Dinner:

Leftovers

Monday:

Breakfast:

Homemade Blueberry Muffins

Lunch and Dinner:

Rice with Sambhar and Bitterguard fry

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Mixed Veggie Parathas

Lunch and Dinner:

Okra fry with chapathi

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Semiya upma

Lunch and Dinner:

Mango rice and chapathi with leftovers

Thursday:

Breakfast:

Upma

Lunch and Dinner:

Tomato curry with rice

Friday:

Breakfast:

Homemade Juice

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken alfredo pasta

Egg biryani with shrimp fry

Snack:

Peanut nippattu

Dessert:

Almond Joy Pie

Saturday:

Breakfast:

Dosa with chutney

Lunch and Dinner:

Tomato Pappu with papad

My New Year Resolutions!!!

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Nearly one in three Allianz Life survey respondents didn’t include financial planning in their 2016 New Year's resolutions.

I don’t know how 2015 went by and how 2016 came so soon. It’s almost end of January and I know I am late in talking about my resolutions but it’s better late than never. I have thinking a lot about what I really want to achieve this year and this is what I came up with. I will be obviously documenting this blog on my progress so keep reading often.

Let’s see what I want this year…

  1. I want to be blogging more often. Last year I didn’t work much on the blog due to personal obligations, but this year I want to change that. I want to update this blog atleast 3 times a week… Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I want to really want to connect with you and to know what you want to see on this blog..It takes atleast 6 hours of my time to do three posts per week. I am working on putting specific time aside to work on the blog… Here is to hoping you will stick to see what is in store for this blog this year…
  2. I want to loose weight. Sorry but I am not doing any crazy diets or taking shortcuts to loose weight, because I know I won’t be sticking with them for long time. I will write a detailed post on what I am doing to loose weight very soon. Please follow me on snapchat(my id is slkkitchen) to see my daily log of what I am eating and for some tips I am finding on my way to health.
  3. I want my hair and skin to feel beautiful without applying all the chemicals. I am doing lot of stuff and I am seeing a lot of change in my hair and skin. You can expect to see lots of posts on beauty very soon.
  4. I want to cook more traditional food so that my kids can know and develop the taste for it. Please serve home cooked food for your kids and hubby.
  5. Get closer to God. I think our ultimate purpose of life is to love God and to remember him as much as we can so that we don’t have to come into this world ever again.

My new taglines for this year…

Live and let live

Forgive, Forget and Move on with your life.

Put good into your body and get good out…

Please don’t forget to follow me on instagram and Facebook for more updates.

Thank you all so much for reading my blog and staying with me on my life journey….

Next Week’s Menu!!!

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Planning menu in advance saves time, money and health. This is my plan for next week. What are you planning to do???

Sunday:

Breakfast:

Waffles

Lunch:

Poori with butter chicken

Dinner:

Rice with butter chicken

Monday:

Breakfast:

Semiya upma

Lunch and Dinner:

Gangavalli kura pappu with rice.

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Kudumulu with chutney

Lunch and Dinner:

Cabbage cauliflower fry with chapathi

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Poha upma

Lunch:

Channa dal khichidi

Dinner:

Tomato soup with leftovers

Thursday:

Breakfast:

Cereal with milk

Lunch and Dinner:

Potato kurma with rice

Friday:

Breakfast:

Homemade juice

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Homemade pizza and groundchicken curry with rice

Saturday:

Breakfast:

Bagels

Lunch :

Eating outside

Dinner:

Leftovers

 

Something That Inspires Me!!!

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Whatever you are planning to do in this new year, start now. Don’t wait for the perfect moment as every minute is perfect. I have so many things to do this year and I already started doing it. What are your plans for this year???

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