All posts for the month April, 2014

My Life in Numbers…

Published April 30, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

Number of times I over boiled Milk (yes, I continue to do it in MIL’s house as well) – 2

Number of times I slept in the afternoon in the past one month – 30

Number of times I spoke to BD on phone – 2

Number of times Bingo asked me to take her to ‘Bingo’s house – 20

Number of times I watched TV – 0

Number of times I checked my mail in the past one month – 15

Number of times I wore malli poo in the past one month – 48

Number of times I typed post in 4.2869 minutes in the past one month – 30

Number of times I verified my posts after publishing it – 1


Aloo Parata and Tomato Pickle

Published April 29, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

Alu Paratha (1)


For stuffing:

Potato – 3
Onion – 1/2 (optional)
Green chilli – 1 (adjust)
Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves – 4 tbs
Salt – to taste
Garam masala – 1 big pinch
Turmeric – a pinch

For Dough:

Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbs
Omam / Ajwain – 2 pinches
Water – to knead


Mix wheat flour, salt, oil and ajwain. Knead well by adding water. Make a smooth dough. Keep covered for half an hour.

In the mean time, boil potatoes with 1/4 tsp salt. Once done, peel off the skin and mash them. Chop onion and green chilli into fine pieces.

In a bowl add mashed potatoes, onion, green chilli, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder and coriander leaves. Mix them well.

Heat a tawa. Take a big lemon sized ball of dough, Flatten it little and keep some potato mix at the center. Cover and roll the dough. ensure that the filling is not coming out.

Drizzle little oil in the tawa. Place the rolled parata. Cook on both the sides. Drizzle oil and cook on medium heat. Once done serve hot with butter on top along with curd and pickle.


Tomato pickle:

I have not followed any procedure for this recipe. This is purely my version of preparing tomato pickle 🙂

Tomato Pickle


Tomatoes – 250 grams
Chilli Powder – 3 tsp (adjust)
Salt – 2 tsp (adjust)
Gingelly oil – as required
Fenugreek Seeds Powder- 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp


Chop tomatoes into very fine pieces. In a bowl add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, salt, and 1 tsp of gingelly oil. Combine well by using a dry spoon (preferably wooden). Keep this mixture covered for an hour.

After an hour mash it slightly. Heat a pan (heavy bottomed pan). Add 4 tbs of gingelly oil and add the mixture to it. Mix well and cook on a medium flame, stirring in between till the oil separates from tomato mixture. Add fenugreek powder. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes on low flame.

Turn off the heat. Once it comes to room temperature, store it in a clean dry container.


  • Spice and salt level can be adjusted according to one’s taste level.
  • I have not made this in bulk, hence not sure about shelf life.

Give Me Another Chance ….

Published April 28, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

… want to grow up once again. Ignoring people
who talks behind you
who smiles mechanically
who favors us expecting the same from us
who compares you with everyone else in the world
who acts partial even within family members
who is not concerned about us but pretend to do so
who are jealous
who lies
who keeps something in mind and express totally different thing
… and who hurts us, intentionally 😦

Snegithi… Snegithi…

Published April 26, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

I met my BFF day before yesterday and needless to say, we had nice time. We had dinner together; We took a long walk; when we reached our destination to depart, we took a U-turn and walked twice on the same road; We talked a lot; We laughed loudly ignoring other’s stare.

When we bid goodbye to each other, we remembered we didn’t take photo together. We could not find a lit up place to take photo. Finally we decided to go inside a ATM center to take photo. Initially we asked the security to take photo but he doesn’t know to take using our mobile phones. Finally we took selfie.

And, I am not sure how many of you heard this song, but during our school days, we used to sing this song, when we took long walk or simply when we waited for other friends.