Friday, March 13, 2009

BEGIN AGAIN...

Begin again..

Begin to see yourself as you were
When you were the happiest and strongest you've ever been.
Begin to remember what worked for you
(and what worked against you),
And try to capture the magic again.

Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child-
To live a lifetime each day.

Begin to forget the baggage you have carried with you
For years:
The problem that don't matter anymore,
The tears that cried themselves away,
And the worries that are going to wash away
On the shore of tomorrow's new beginnings.

Tomorrow tells us it will be here every new day of our lives;
And if we will be wise, We will turn away from the problems of the past
And give the future- and ourselves -a chance
To become the best of friends.
Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself...
Begin again...

-Collin McCarty

song of the day: radha kaise na jale...love saroj khan's choreography and very well executed by aamir khan and gracy singh...lyrics is cute n fun..

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Units of LIFE......

these pics r taken from a calender....love each and every of those pics....
MITOCHONDRIA....powerhouse of the cell....basic unit where energy is produced
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW LIFE.....sperms around the ovum just prior to fertilization
THE NERVES EXITING FROM THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM TO INNERVATE EACH AND EVERY TISSUE...EACH AND EVERY CELL OF OUR BODY...
THE LYMPHOCYTE (white blood corpuscle)....soldier of our body....
CHOLESTROL MOLECULE....FRIEND OR FOE???
ERYTHROCYTES( red blood cells)...tirelessly supplying every cell, every tissue of our body with OXYGEN
song of the day....ironic by alanis morissette...love the lyrics....

Friday, March 6, 2009

kadhi..

this one is for u chitra....i am sorry putting up this recipe almost 2 months after you requested it...but better late than never na :)

i am putting up punjabi kadhi and not gujrati kadhi....

ingredients:
for kadhi:
  1. 1 bowl of curd
  2. 2 tablespoon besan (chick pea flour)
  3. chilly ginger paste
  4. chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste
for tadka:
  1. 1 tablespoon oil
  2. one dried whole chilly
  3. 2 or 3 cloves garlic (crushed/ finely chopped)
  4. rye (mustard seeds)
  5. jeera seeds (cumin seeds)
  6. kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  7. methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
procedure:
for kadhi
  1. add a glass of water to curd and make buttermilk.
  2. add the chick pea flour to the buttermilk along with red chilly powder, chilly ginger paste, turmeric powder and salt
  3. cook the kadhi on medium flame for ten min.
for tadka:
  1. take oil in a small vessel and heat it on medium flame.
  2. once its heated add mustard seeds, mustard seeds will begin to crackle soon if the oil is heated else it might take some time, wait till all of the crackling is over.
  3. add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, dried chilly, curry leaves, crushed garlic in quick succession.
  4. once u feel garlic has turned light brown add this entire mixture to the kadhi which is getting cooked simultaneously on the other flame.
  5. wait till it boils, then your kadhi is ready to be served.
the masala in tadka will be tasty even if a couple of ingredients r missing....i have listed every possible ingredient that can be put and which we routinely put...but if one or two of them r missing, dont worry, go ahead n make the kadhi it will turn out well :)

song of the day:
Affirmation by savage garden......this video is of lyrics n not of the song...love the song for the words....