RamsThoughts

November 1, 2015 1:08 pm

Aloo bonda

Filed under: Childhood Memories,Food,Parenting — ramsblog @ 1:08 pm
Tags:

After a long time, we thought of making aaloo bonda (potato) at home. It was just instantaneous that our friends were coming home that afternoon, we looked around for the ingredients required , and happened to have all of those available at home. Viola ! there got started the process of making bonda within half hour.

Aloo bonda

Process at a high level:

  • Make bonda vege mix out of Potato , peas and other ingredients.
  • Prepare batter out of chick peas flour (besan) , rice flour, chilli powder, and other spices
  • Make little rounds of the vegetable mix prepared above
  • Boil oil for deep fry
  • deep fry the the vege dipped in batter until it turns golden brown
  • Wait to slightly cool down to a consumable temperature
  • Eat with chutney or ketchup or as it is.

A good food when it is drizzling out and would prefer to munch something spicy with a cup of coffee or tea 🙂
During my childhood, my dad used to make these on evenings while it was pouring out and I would have just then reached home from school with all drenched in pouring rain. This used to be heaven. I loved it.

i will post the detailed recipe to my ootathindi blog when I find some time to do so.

oh did I say, because I had a bit of extra batter left out – I made some assorted bajjis too – they got missing for pictures apparently. Key ingredient contributors for assorted bajjis – Eggplant, Dates, .. hmm, yummilicious 🙂

October 31, 2015 11:15 pm

Kids Birthday

Filed under: Children,Food,Friendship,Fun — ramsblog @ 11:15 pm
Tags: ,

For whatever the reason we couldn’t celebrate our kid’s 3rd birthday couple months ago. Our friends were so particular about not skipping his birthday celebration, even if it was a small scale to our usual. Last weekend, was the day finally worked for all of us to meet together and get this going.

cake1

Kids enjoyed the most. The fine morning, it was still cloudy and drizzling, but around the time we were about getting ready, the Sun god showed some mercy and starting showing himself around with a little rays of sunshine and a cool breeze due to drizzle from that morning. We went over to a nearby park to get some fresh air and keep a tradition of his birthday being at the park. Thats what we did the previous years. In a way being a summer born, it works out to go rent a place in a nearby park and have the kids enjoy the environment, instead of confined within 4 walls , that’s usually what happens for our daughter, being a winter born kind 🙂

cakeCollage

After the Cake cutting, songs, and playing a bit on park equipment,  we all drove home for the yummilicious food.

cakeCollage2

Being thankful for the friends around and for their friendship. Thank you for making this happen. 3yr old, and his sister and parents have all loved and appreciations go a long way.

#GodBless

September 15, 2009 11:55 pm

Oats patty…

Filed under: Food,Recipes — ramsblog @ 11:55 pm
Tags: , ,

posted about oats patty on my oota thindi blog snack- http://ootathindi.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/oats-cutlet-oats-patty/

August 13, 2009 10:14 pm

Salad#2: Baked Vegetable Salad

Filed under: Food,Recipes — ramsblog @ 10:14 pm
Tags: ,

cross posted from my ootathindi blog Salad#2- Baked vegetable salad

July 25, 2009 9:55 pm

Vegetable Salad

Filed under: Food,Recipes — ramsblog @ 9:55 pm

cross posted from ootathindi blog

July 20, 2009 11:41 pm

No eggs in EggPlant?

Filed under: Food,Fun — ramsblog @ 11:41 pm
Tags:

“No Egg in Eggplant” –>  reminds me of my first experience ordering pizza at a pizza place in New Jersey. I was about a week in this country. We asked for a slice of vege pizza and here goes the conversation:

Me: a slice of vege pizza please
PizzaGal: toppings?
Me: what are the options?
PizzaGal: onions, tomatoes, egg plant, …
Me: no eggs please! No meat please!
PizzaGal: that’s right, no eggs, it’s a vegetable
Me: (confused) that’s alright  – no egg plant

It was quiet sometime later on when I learned about egg plant is indeed a vegetable 🙂

April 22, 2009 1:00 am

No Salt added – home made pizza

Filed under: Food,Recipes — ramsblog @ 1:00 am

cross posted a home made pizza recipe on my ootathindi blog

came across a recipe on Trent’s blog and tried it with no salt added… link

March 11, 2009 5:48 pm

Store groceries in transparent containers….

Filed under: Did you Know,Food,Health and Nutrition,Safety — ramsblog @ 5:48 pm

Recently received an email about seeing a dead mouse in a bag of lentils. A person bought a 8lb bag of toor dhal took out some to prepare food, and poured the remaining to a canister. While doing so, noticed something unusual and figured it was a dead little mouse. hmm… that’s not good. glad they took it back to the store and communicated an issue to the distributors or packing company.

At times, it might be an accident that things get into the sacks of grains at the packing locations, however the best thing that we can do from our side to be cautious is, I think to have these poured into our own transparent canisters (like this person did) so contents can be visible and we be alert before cooking them.

Moral: Pour the grains out of the non-transparent bag into a transparent air tight containers before using any part of it.

January 29, 2009 10:27 pm

No eggs in Egg plant…

Filed under: Food,Fun,Language — ramsblog @ 10:27 pm

We were talking about how amazing the languages are. some one mentioned about  “no eggs in egg plant” and that reminds me of my first experience ordering pizza at a pizza place in New Jersey. I was about a week or two in this country and was trying Pizza for the 2nd time. We asked for a slice of vege pizza and here goes the conversation:

Me: a slice of vege pizza please
PizzaGal: toppings?
Me: what are the options?
PizzaGal: onions, tomatoes, egg plant, …
Me: no eggs please! No meat please!
PizzaGal: that’s right, no eggs, it’s a vegetable
Me: (confused) that’s alright – no egg plant

It was quiet sometime when I learned about egg plant is indeed a vegetable 🙂

November 27, 2008 11:37 am

Dumrot or Bitter-Rot?

Filed under: Food,Recipes — ramsblog @ 11:37 am

We tried a boodh-kumbalakaayi (white pumpkin) dumrot  this evening. I vaguely remember the recipe that my dad makes. He makes the best kumbalakaayi halwa that I have tased so far. I had seen his recipe about 10 years ago, and tried to recall it to some extent and tried it today. garnished it a bit with almonds and ghee. I offered a cup of halwa to my wife. Kumbalakaayi halwa became her favorite when she ate few years ago that my dad prepared. I thought she was going to love it. Apparently, a small bite she took and returned the cup. I was surprised. I tried a bite. It somehow tasted BITTER. hmm… how could a sweet dumrot turn into bitter – remained a mystery.

Ingredients:
Kumbalakaayi (white grated Pumpkin): 1 measure (cup?)
Sugar: 1 measure (cup?) (more the better according to your taste)
Ghee: 3 to 4 tbl spoons
Milk: 0.5 measure (cup?)
cardamom: 1 teaspon
almond slices: 1 tbl spoon
Cashew: 1 tbl spoon

To Make:
Grate pumpkin. Squeeze out all the water. put the grated pumpkin and milk in a bowl and keep stirring on low-medium flame until the pumpkin and milk turn into a paste. You may add a bit saffron if you want. Now, add sugar and ghee and bring it to boil and stir it well. Garnish with almond slices and ghee fried cashews and serve hot.

well, I think i need to check with parents if I have missed anything here to get this turned into bitter. 🙂

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.