Apr 12, 2012

Baking therapy !

Now that Iam away from serious dancing for almost 2 years(read becoming mother :) ), I turned towards another creative outlet - Baking !
Yes its therapeutic ! Also helps me add variety to little Ra's snacks !

This post is mainly to document my experiment so I can repeat it later ! Not a professional food blog ! BTW keep my SIL's litebite.in always handy when you run out of ideas !

Here is my humble invention - healthy spicy 'onion' muffin !

1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 Cup Ragi flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup flaxseed powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
salt to taste

Wet ingredients :
1/4 cup oil
1 cup yogurt
3/4 cup milk
Whisk above 3 well in hand blender

Masala ingredients :
2 onions - finely chopped
3 green chillies , coarsely grind
1 tsp cumin seeds
curry leaves , chopped
Fry above with 2 spoons of oil till onion turns pink

Add dry , wet and masala ingredients in order and mix well.
Grease muffin tray and pour batter.
Preheat oven to 200 C and bake for 15 mins in 200 C

Spicy onion muffin is ready ! Good alternative to otherwise sweet breakfast muffins !
Baker in me is out ! Though I will get back to my love of my life 'Dance' soon !

Jun 20, 2011

When will I ?

Whenever I feel my life gets too complicated , I try to see the bigger picture..
Rather longer picture ..like how many more years Iam going to live in this planet and then backtrack my life from there..Is it worth worrying so much ?

Rootcause for most of my problem is : "When will I ?" question

When will I travel ?
When will I dance ?
When will I do this or do that..

Here I discovered my pearl of wisdom ~ Song from Baasha movie enacted by Rajnikanth :)
Excerpt : Divide your life by 8!
First 8 years - Play as much as you can
Second 8 years - Learn
Third 8 years - Get married
Fourth 8 years - Bring up a child
Fifth 8 years - Earn wealth
Sixth 8 years - Travel the world
Seventh 8 years - Take rest
Eighth 8 years - If you live beyond this , there is no peace :D

Here is the tamil lyrics :
mudhal ettil aadadhadhu viLaiyaatalla -nee
irandaam ettil kallaadhadhu kalviyum alla
moondraam ettil seiyaadhadhu thirumanam alla -nee
naalaam ettil peraadhadhu kuzhandhayum alla
aindhaam ettil saerkaadhadhu selvamum alla -nee
aaram ettil sutraadhadhu ulagamum alla
ezhaam ettil kaanaadhadhu Oyivum illa - nee
ettam ettukku mela irrundha nimmadhi illa

Life is this simple :) Figure out which 8 you are in and enjoy as much as you can in that 8.You can never go back to that 8 again :)

Cheers to 8 !