Tuesday, April 1, 2014

கேழ்வரகு/Raagi/Finger millet Dosa!!

A healthy diet keeps the doctor away!!
Let us know how to make Raagi dosa here.
Kids love this dosa while taken with coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

Ingredients used:
  1. Raagi flour - 4 cups
  2. Urad dhal  - 1 cup
  3. Boiled rice - 1/2 cup (optional)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Oil             - a few drops
How to prepare Raagi dosa:
  •  Soak urad dhal for half an hour and grind it smoothly.
  • If boiled rice is used, soak it for an hour and grind that too.
  • Mix the raagi flour to the ground urad dhal and boiled rice.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Ferment it overnight and Raagi dosa flour is ready the next day morning!!
  • Heat a pan and spread the dosa flour on it.
  • Add a few drops of oil on it.
  • Once it is cooked well, turn to the other side.
  • When other side too is done, raagi dosa is ready to serve.
  • It tastes yummy with coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

Monday, March 24, 2014

கம்பு / Bajra Chappathi

We are a wheat loving family :) !!
And I used to try out recipes by mixing and matching wheat with other ingredients.
Thus came the கம்பு / Bajra Chappathi!!
Kids love it very much rather than bajra taken in porridge form...

Ingredients used :
  •   Wheat flour -1 cup
  •    Bajra flour - 1 cup
  •    Salt to taste
  •    Butter/Ghee/Oil - 1 tsp.
How to prepare Bajra chappathi:
  1.    Mix wheat flour, bajra flour and salt with required amount of water and make dough as you prepare for regular wheat dough.
  2. Knead the dough and leave it aside for 10 - 15 minutes.
  3. Make small balls of it, dip them in dry wheat flour and roll the dough with a rolling pin.
  4. Heat a pan and cook the chappathis by applying butter/ghee/oil on both sides.
  5. Now the nutritious bajra chappathis are ready to serve.
  6. It tastes better with coconut chutney!
Happy cooking!! :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Boy kissing a girl wall hanger!!

Wall hangers with a beautiful romancing couple will always 
find a place in everyone's home. Last year,
with shilpakar clay I worked on a picture of a boy holding a rose and kissing a girl
 on a bright sunny day!!
It came out well with the match sticks around the art and wanted to gift it to someone special...
And yes I gifted it to my dearest sister as her birthday present :)!!

She was surprised to see the gift and happily hung on the wall of her home :) !!
Thank you Vandhana!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quilled Fruity Clock !!

How interesting would it be to recycle the CD and match sticks?
Yeah I enjoyed recycling them into a wonderful craft!!
More fun was to quill the fruits and putting them altogether and making a clock!!
Yes, the quilled fruity clock!! How beautiful isn't it?

For our kitchen, on the refrigerator!!

The quilled grapes...

The quilled orange slice....

The quilled cherries...

The quilled bananas...

The quilled strawberry..

The quilled raspberry...

The closeup view of the dial embellished with stones...
I love the seconds hand with those white stones :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Miniature craft!!

A great gifting idea to the kids/pet lovers !!

Match sticks are used to create the base.
Artificial leaves and the lovebird make the craft lively!!

I gifted this to a kid long back for her birthday.