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Wild Butterflies

Came across this scary sight while I was watering plants this week! Two wild butterflies!

Aloo Methi Curry

Ingredients: Aloo – 4 medium Methi/ Fenugreek leaves – one handful Tomatoes – 3 medium Onion – 1 big Green chilies – 2 Curry Leaves – 1 strand Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard seeds – ½ tsp Cumin seeds – ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp Salt – 1 ½ tsp Turmeric ¼…

Upcycling

Weddings in the family can be quite exciting! I for one, would get into full planning mode. What dress to wear, what hair style would go with my dress, jewelry, etc., And I have a LOT of cousins. By that I mean, I have accumulated a lot of dresses over the years. Dresses, I have…

Varalakshmi Vratam 2022

This year, we celebrated Varalakshmi Vratam on 5th August 2022. I was happy with how peacefully we completed the pooja. Our day started early (well, early for me!). I made 9 types of prasadalu. It took me 2 and half hours to just makes these prasadalu. Panakam Vadapappu Paravannam Daddojanam Pulihara Minappappu vada Chanaga pappu…

Ammavari Saare

This is the first time I have offered the Saare to Pochamma thalli. The Saare is usually offered during Bonalu festival. And I have done a lot of research just to ensure I have all the things that have to go in this offering. Here are the list I have offered: Saree Saaka: Ragi chambu…

Persuasion Movie 2022

Jane Austin fans are not happy with the “sassy” representation of “Persuasion”. Take it from someone who is an avid reader yet could not make it through first few pages of her books. Jane Austin books make for a slow read. Although, I am not sure if it was “Pride and Prejudice” or “Sense and…

Chole Recipe

Ingredients: Dried Chickpea – 250 grams Onion – 4 medium size Green chilies – 4 Tomatoes – 4 medium size Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp Cardamom, clove, bay leave, cinnamon, Mace – 1 each Back stone flower, Shahi jeera – a pinch each. Oil – 3 tbsp Salt – to taste Red chili powder…

Roof Garden

Fenugreek Saplings: After having failed to grow methi (fenugreek) multiple times in 2020, I tried again this summer. You can check my failed attempts in this post: https://saudhaminimylaram.in/2020/08/19/chronicles-of-gardening-around-my-garden/ The fenugreek seeds I used this time around could have been of hybrid variety – for the saplings I had were healthier than any batch I tried…

Garijelu Recipe

It is no secret to the people who know me – I have a sweet tooth. And I very often make something at home giving in to these sweet cravings. This time around I made Garijelu – one of the famous traditional Telangana sweets. I guess each state has a different name for this dish….

Children

I like children – love them. I would like to have some of my own in the future. But could not resist writing about the annoying experience I am facing on a daily basis when it comes to our neighbors kids. When you share common compound wall with an apartment, you will feel your next…

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