Friday, July 27, 2012

List of things which make me happy..

Doing something creative always energises my mind and soul. During my childhood, I was very creative inspired by my mom and grandma. These hectic office days sometimes make me sluggish, complaining girl. But kick those feelings out of my mind doing something cute and close to my heart.

To be creative, we should keep our mind happy and relaxed. A bedroom curio like this makes me creative or simply happy

Things I do which makes me happy..

1. I clean my closet, bedroom and bookshelves. The spic and span room makes me proud.
2. Cooking new and traditional recipes is one such things which occupies my happy times. Shopping groceries for my cooking scores even more points =)
3. Painting or any art work. I use watercolours to paint. I also love making polymer clay models. My oven and kitchen have had enough of me baking clay model experiments. Once I tried baking a panda clay model which ended up with burnt butt with smoke all over. ;)
4. Photography and processing photos. I use all the photo edit softwares in my phone and laptop. I love Instagram and Lightroom.
5. Reading book ..Most of my time taken for travel to work is dedicated for my mom's conversation followed by a good book's company.
6. Spending time with my family. I just love it and which I long for each second.
7. Music. Good Music. Singing or listening to Music is always a great stress reliever.
8. Surfing through my favourite blogs.

Cute Charms which I made recently..

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In My Studio : Books I'm reading now...

After a  long time, I headed to library to grab few books. I selected 3 books.

These are the three books I selected. I love reading books which makes me relaxed.

Shot with my Android + Instagram App

Friday, July 6, 2012

Aviyal : Typical South Indian Recipe

I grew up on all the tasty and healthy South Indian Tamil Brahmin Recipes. One of such authentic recipe is Aviyal. My mom and grand ma make excellent Aviyal. I prefer Aviyal with Rasam Sadham(Rice). Mostly this dish is preferred with Adai.

This easy recipe has many nutritious values. Almost all vegetables can be used in this recipe.

The other day I made Aviyal and Rasam sadham, which came out very well. My hubby insisted me to make Aviyal on the same weekend  with Adai. He loves authentic food too.

My mom taught me this dish which I felt to be very easy. Thanks to my MOM!


Beans        -       5-6 No
Potato        -      2 No (Medium Sized)
Carrot        -      2-3 No
Coconut     -      1 cup (grated)
Jeera seeds -      2 tbsp
Mustard      -     1 tsp
Green Chilly-    3 No
Curry Leaves-   10 No
Salt               -    For Taste
Coconut oil  -     2 tbsp
Asafoetida   -     2 pinch
Curd            -     2 cups


Cut vegetables into 2-3 inch long pieces.
Boil them with 2-3 cups of water

Grind coconut, jeera, green chilly, curry leaves, Asafoetida into a thich paste with little water.

In a  pan, add oil ; temper mustard seeds along with curry leaves.

Add boiled vegetables along with water, ground paste and curd.
Add Salt and keep it in heat for 5 - 10 minutes.

Serve hot with adai or Rasam sadham
PS: Any combination of vegetables can be used. Tumeric Powder (1 pinch) can be added to enhance colour.
If watery , add water (1 cup ) mixed with 1tsp of corn flour

Yummy Aviyal Ready