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PANEER BURJI [Scrambled Cottage Cheese]

I wanted to do something different with Paneer because my dear hubby likes only paneer butter masala,so for change did this recipe

Ingredients

250gm grated paneer [cottage cheese]
onion finely chopped -1/2 cup
finely chopped tomato-1/4th cup
finely chopped red pepper [capsicum]-1/4th cup
butter -1/2 tsp
kasuri methi -1/2 tsp
basil -1/2 tsp
salt to taste
red chilli powder -1tsp
cumin and coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Method

In a wok ,heat the butter add finely chopped onion fry til it is brown,later add the tomatoes and red pepper
to this mixture add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin and coriander powder,basil and kasturi methi,mix these well so that masala's blend well with each other
At last add the grated the paneer and salt to taste add water if necessary fry this for 5 min and serve hot with roti or puri.

akshata

Ginger Chutney

After marriage i started cooking though not a good cook but ok,recently my husband got bored of cocunut mixed chutney so i wanted to try this ginger chutney since Ginger is considered to be having some medicinal content in it.
In India, ginger is applied as a paste to the temples to relieve headache and consumed when suffering from the common cold, people use ginger for making tea, in food etc.
So after some research i got this recipe which is very simple and the taste came out really good and my husband relished it with dosa.

The measurement what i took gave me 1 cup of chutney



Ingredients:

* ·Tamarind – Big Gooseberry Sized
* ·Ginger – 10gms
* ·Red Chillies – 11
* ·Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2tsp
* ·Mustard Seeds – 1tsp
* ·Black Gram – 2tsps
* ·Jaggery – 40gms
* ·Salt to Taste
* ·Turmeric Powder – 1/4tsp
* ·Asafoetida – 1/8tsp
* ·Curry Leaves – Handful
* ·Oil – 12tsps

Preparations:

Take tamarind in a microwave safe bowl and add some water. Soak for few minut…

Transition period for my 2 year old....

Here i am writing today about my son's transition period from breast milk to bottle,And though i must say it was the most difficult period for us as this transition was quite difficult for my son .
he just did not self-wean himself at a year, like I thought he would. I did a little research and decided I was OK with breastfeeding him until he was two years old, especially since that is what the American Assoc. of Pediatrics recommends. However, now that he is over two years old, he show no sings of stopping and, in fact, worships my breasts with the ardor of a true believer. We breastfeed to fall asleep (THAT was my big mistake), both at naptime and bedtime, and during the night a couple of times. I don't NEED him off of the breastmilk I'm kind of ambivalent about it,
but he has over come the difficulties and for the first time he drank milk in his bottle yesterday and i was really happy for him.

akshata

Cashew

The other day My Dear husband brought cashews from Market and i was just munching on it and it took me down to my memory lane where back in India when i used to go to my native to spend my summer holidays, i would find GONKU[in tulu] around the house and wonder how do they make cashews out of this fruit and i must tell you the fruit was really tasty..

It is a small evergreen tree growing to 10-12m (~32 ft) tall, with a short, often irregularly shaped trunk. The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured, elliptic to obovate, 4 to 22 cm long and 2 to 15 cm broad, with a smooth margin. The flowers are produced in a panicle or corymb up to 26 cm long, each flower small, pale green at first then turning reddish, with five slender, acute petals 7 to 15 mm long.

What appears to be the fruit of the cashew tree is an oval or pear-shaped accessory fruit (sometimes called a pseudocarp or false fruit) that develops from the receptacle of the cashew flower. Called the cashew apple.Some people …

AT LAST SPRING IS HERE HURRAH..

Spring is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition period between winter and summer. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. The specific definition of "spring" as a season differs, however, among scientific disciplines such as astronomy and meterorology, and in cultural and human terms.

One thing which comes in my mind now is i can take pradhan where ever i want to without putting any jackets on him which gives him an extra 5 pounds,and it makes him more heavier and hard for us to carry him around,As he is exploring new things he is pretty excited about being out all day playing outside with his ball and bat.
This year we celebrated holi with full enthu.because Holi, celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), is the most vibrant festival of colours celebrated by Hindus in North India. People throw water and apply colour powders …

ITS TIME TO POTTY TRAIN

I always thought what is the correct time to potty train my son.Being in US this question has always been in back of my mind.In India and other Asian country's children get potty trained very fast compared to here in America .so as i was surfing the net to get an answer for my question i read so many articles which were very usefull and i have successfully potty trained my son before 2 but i still put him diapers because i am scared of accidents.

Some children show readiness for toilet training between 18 and 24 months. This should not be confused with the achievement of toilet training, which may not occur until the child is between two-and-a-half to four years of age.

You may already have a potty in the bathroom and you both may have names for urine and stools. Your toddler may let you know he is dirty or wet, indicating a desire to have his diaper changed. Toilet training requires a combination of physical and mental developmental skills, which must be mastered before training ca…