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Phew…

Published December 16, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

I didn’t have time even to eat at peace. I make phone calls to fix something while I feed Bingo. I write the expenditure list while travelling in auto. I take a sip of coffee and wash my face; another sip.. wipe my face; another sip … adjust my bindhi; another sip… arrange the bag; last sip… rush to go out. sigh.

I loved the saree shopping. It was fun and the salesman started laughing at our comments. My father was disappointed as there was no discount even for bulk purchases like ours and my mother got disappointed that the shop in which we got bridal saree didn’t give any gifts (read as katta pai).

The bride’s family came to our house to discuss about the marriage. Our custom is entirely different from their’s and vice versa. It was fun to see my brother is treated as ‘maappillai’.

To be continued…

Kizhikku Rekka Molaichuduthu…

Published December 14, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

When my sister gave birth to her daughter ‘S’ I was studying in 12th standard. When ‘S’ was around 2 years my amma took her to our house because my sister was pregnant again. ‘S’ grew up in our house for one year. I did almost everything which mothers does to their daughters. Starting from waking up in the morning to putting her to sleep in the night. Now she is studying 9th standard. She sent me a picture of a mehndi design saying it was done by her. I could not believe my eyes. I kept on asking her was it really done by her and at one point she got annoyed. Then I pacified her and told her she is going to save thousands of money in my brother’s upcoming wedding 😀

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Semiya Upma

Published December 12, 2014 by Bingo's Mom

S.Upma (1)

Ingredients:

Roasted Semiya / Vermicelli – 1 1/2 cups

Mixed Veggies – 1 cup (Carrot, beans, potato, peas)

Onion – 1

Green Chilli – 3 or 4

Curry leaves – 2 strings

Coriander (chopped) – 1 tbs

Oil – 1/2 tbs

Ghee – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Channa Dhal – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – ½ tsp

Salt – to taste

Method:

Slice onion. Chop the vegetables and split green chilli.

Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and when it pops out add channa dhal, urad dhal, green chily and curry leaves.

Add onion. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add the vegetables and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add salt.

Add 3 cups of water.

When it starts boiling add coriander leaves, vermicelli / semiya and mix well.

Cover the lid and cook on the medium heat, stirring in between.

Once done turn off the heat and serve.