Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Masala Shavige uppittu/ Masala Semiya Bath

Masala shavige bath is a nice alternative for regular shavige uppittu. No rice, reduced oil, mild masala taste, healthy crunch of the vegetables will make it a healthy indulgence. Increase the fat content and you got yourself an extraordinary potluck recipe. 
Try it, you’ll fall in love with it. 

My cousin Archana gave me this recipe. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mangalore Buns

Until now, every New Year, I felt like it was only yesterday that I was wishing everybody for the previous New Year, and another year is here already. But this year, it didn’t feel so. It felt like a looooong year. It made me wonder why. Then I had an aha-moment. 

This year I was relatively free! Not physically. I was going on trips, socializing, meeting up with friends quite often and everything. But mentally, I wasn’t occupied(or preoccupied) with anything. I was free!
The thing is, my daughter started full time school in the beginning of the year. Since then, I was planning on doing so much for myself during the year... but nothing happened. Absolutely nothing!! Not that I didn’t try. But there were absolutely no results for whatever little effort I put! After getting frustrated, disappointed, irritated for the whole year, I’m finally beginning to accept that may be the timing is just not right! But God, why give me the illusion that everything is under my control when really, it’s not! 

So anyways, what I am trying to say here with all this is - whenever your wishes are fulfilled, or you are busy doing things that you want ->you are happy ->your years seem shorter. Whenever your wishes are not fulfilled-> or you are busy with the things that you don't want to do -> you feel sad and years seem longer!! 
This was my ‘aha’ moment :)

I know it’s rather late to be wishing for New Year, but still a very Happy and Prosperous New Year to everybody!!! Happy Makara Sankranthi!! May your years seem shorter!!! :D

Coming to the recipe - 

Mangalore Buns is a like a sweet poori made with maida flour. A savory version of this batter would be used for Goli Baje/ Mangalore bajji. It is mostly popular in coastal Karnataka region. 

It is served with Vegetable Korma in hotels; it tastes great just like that too.