Friday, July 04, 2008

early morning with masala chai ,mirrorwork tee,award or rajma chawal

ITS SHOWING 9:35am in the watch..usually i get up everyday this time....after sending hubby off at 8 for hospital...but today it was different got up at 6 in the morning,.reason,..advay got up early today...tried to cheer myself up by preparing MASALA CHAI,,,RECIPE of which i had taken down from some book in library long ago,,,had soaked black eyed beans yesterday night ,..stirfried them in 1/4th tsp of oil,.added salt and crushed blackpepper,,and early breakfast for both of us was ready....

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recipe of masala chai,,,

ingredients

tea leaves 4 teaspoon
500ml water
250ml milk
sugar 4 teaspoon
cardamom pod 3 crushed
half teaspoon ginger pulp
2.5cm cinnamom stick
garlic clove 2 crushed
6 mint leaves

procedure

combine all the ingredients in allarge saucepan,bring to boil,
reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
turn off the heat and allow to rest for a minute
strain and serve while still hot.

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Morning it was raining ,,clicked few pics,..through my kitchen window,...normally this time i sleep everyday and by the time i get up sun is already out,..but today i could feel real morning,..with fresh breeze which comes after rain,..really felt fresh today after such a long time,,,so couldnt resist myself from clickin pics,..

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finished this tank top of mirror and bead work yesterday...while hubby prepared RAJMA CHAWAL...yesterday i was not well ,,nothing great,,,monthly ritual,,,:-)...first day i really feel sick..good he himself prepared dinner without asking,..and within an hour rajma chawal was ready...i had not soaked rajma,,i wonder how he boiled and prepared at the same time...so here goes the recipe of RAJMA

INGREDIENTS

150GM RED BEANS( RAJMA )
TWO ONIONS CHOPPED
10 GARLIC CHOPPED
GINGER CHOPPED ONE INCH
green chilli four chopped
CUMIN SEEDS ONE tsp
oil to cook
garam masala one tsp
coriander powder
salt to taste
half tsp black pepper seeds

procedure

heat oil in pressure cooker,add cumin seeds,followed by black pepper
once they start spluttering add chopped ginger,garlic and green chilli
once they start changing colour add chopped onions
when onions start changing their shape,add coriander powder,salt and garammasala
keep frying till u see oil along the sides,..now add the boiled kidney beans
fry for 3 to 4 minutes,..add water.....and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles
we had with plain rice....it was spicy and delicious..

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coming to the award VANI and PRAJUSHA have passed yum yum award

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thanks a lot VANI and prajusha for considering my blog for yum yum award,..

i pass this award to INDRANEE OF SPICE AND CURRIES

- ARCHY OF ARCHYS RECIPE

- LAVANYA OF COOKERY CORNER

- SAILAJA OF SAILAJAS RECIPE

PRAJUSHA HAS PASSED ME GAINT BEAR HUG AWARD,..THANKS PRAJUSHA..LOTZ OF BEAR HUGS TO U TOO....

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ENJOY UR AWARDS FRENS,,CEE U IN MY NEXT POST TOMORROW,...

NUTRITION FACT FOR RED KIDNEY BEAN

SERVING SIZE 177gm

source from here


  • PROTEIN 15gm
  • carbohydrate 40gm
  • sodium 421mg
  • fat 1gm
  • calories 225
  • cholestrol 0mg

nutrition fact for stir fried black eyed beans

source from here

  • quantity one cup
  • protein 13gm
  • fat 1gm
  • carbohydrate 35gm
  • calories 190

19 comments:

Cham said...

Everyday u woke up at 9.30 Am Gosh lucky Gal :) Love the black eye peas stir fry !

Illatharasi said...

Rajma is rocking.... very nice:)

You started mirror work now;) good.....

Priti said...

Congrats for all the award..B'fast looks very healthy and nice. Rajma chawal looks delicious...
Loved the tshirt too..but the mirror work not visible much..

Sunshinemom said...

Luxury - getting up that late! You must be sleeping quite late then! Good food, good tee, and lucky you:)

notyet100 said...

cham and sunshinemom..i sleep late around 1am sometimes at 2 but yesterday slept early..and till i start work i am enjoying holidays,..by doing things which ilike,..:-)

priti will post more in yshirt blog

frens thanks for thsirt too...

bhags said...

nice masala chai.....i am a tea person....those pics are lovely, fresh after the shower...

beautiful work on the tee....and yes congrats for your awards.

LG said...

Congratulations on those awards. You have a lovely view from your kitchen and I love masala chai. Rajma looks yum yum too.

Sireesha said...

I am tea person love the masala chai and the healthy breakfast.....congrats on ur awards...Nice work on t shirt.....

sowmya said...

wow..ur morn seems to have been so good.. lovely tea wwith nice bf..nice view..rain..everyting seems so nice..

Mrs.SriLekha said...

surprise is awaiting for u in my blog. i love masala chai

Indranee said...

Thank you so much for passing me that sweet award! I have one for you in my blog as well. Your blog and recipes really rocks! This rajma chawal recipe is delicious:)

Asha said...

Beautiful post P! I used to do mirror work too, looks lovely.Yummy Rajma. Enjoy your awards. See you on Monday!:))

Laavanya said...

That's such a lovely breakfast.. I've not tried garlic in tea before but I always add ginger. Rajma looks great.. so he cooked it without soaking! cool.
Congrats on your awards.. and thank you so much for passing it onto me... :)

Archy said...

Wow, rajma chawal looks so nice.. nice view from ur kitchen, lucky :)!!

Congrats on ur award Dear.. Thanks a lot for thinking of me for the award!! thank you :)!!

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Sailaja said...

Wow those are nice pictures and nice dish. Rajma looks delicious and healthy.

Thanks for passing the award to me I am really flattered

mirage said...

The after rain picture is really cute:))

mirage

Prajusha said...

those morning pics r beautiful..looks like ur hubby also is a great cook..:)
Nice mirror work.i wonder how u manage to do all these with ur little one.
delicious recipe of rajma!

easycrafts said...

Rajma looks yummy...nice tshirt and congrats on the awards