Cheesy Rice Cutlets

  We had a long weekend, thanks to a public holiday for Miladunnabi yesterday. We didn’t even move out of the house, that’s been the case ever since we have come back from our vacation – yeah, it’s been more than three months, still… 😀 On top of that, thanks to see-saw weather, I ended up getting a very bad cold and cough and still struggling with it. Everybody is scaring me saying that whatever is coming now stays for at least a month. I am just hoping it is not that bad. Hehe… The silver lining was the arrival of my parents on Saturday night, Alhamdulillah. As usual, they came along with a lot of luggage and lot of stuff to eat, and I am in a battle with my mind that nothing of all that is mine to be eaten. This time, they will stay longer than the… 

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Daal Paratha ~ Lentil Flatbread (with leftover daal!)

  It’s been sometime since I participated in the Shh Cooking Secretly Challenge, I guess. When was the last time? My last post was this delicious dessert way back in July. Then vacation and hangover came into play and finally I gave myself in to make it up for this month’s challenge. The theme for the month was “Breakfast” and I was paired with Mayuriji for the secret ingredients.   As we all know, breakfast IS most important meal of the day. If you don’t eat well then, you may have a haphazard day to follow. I am not somebody who has a heavy breakfast but I ensure to eat something good enough to keep my energy levels on for the whole day. I have already shared a few breakfast ideas that I resort to on the blog. So when Mayuriji gave me my ingredients as wholewheat flour and methi… 

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Puttu (Kerala Steamed Hot Cake) using leftover cooked rice

Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an – the month that marked the beginning of its receipt onto the earth and in the form that we all read it today, Alhamdulillah… I used to always wonder why I have to read the Qur’an to strengthen my inner resolve, but from whatever I have heard as advice or otherwise, I have come to know on a daily basis how much it is affecting me in a good way, especially when positive approach towards life is concerned. A couple of days before, during my mandatory recitation in the morning, which I do just before I start to work, I was going through the last part of Surah Al-Ankaboot (The Spider). The previous day, I was anxious about a lot of things… matters that may not be too important, yet affects a major part of my life. This is what I read: “Every soul… 

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Raagi Puttu ~ Finger Millet Flour Steamed Cakes (Using Leftover Rice)

Girls are girls, aren’t they? As we set up and get settled into our new abode, I once very subtly reminded HD that we should be getting a little mirror for the kids’ room. He gave me an odd look, “A mirror? Why?” “Simply, because they are girls!” A little hint to Azza that she is looking beautiful – I would say, “Umminte kutti chundariyayitundallo…” (Ummi’s darling is looking beautiful…) and immediately she would want a couple of clips on her head and her eyebrows to be drawn, something she would not be bothered till then! Last week, I noticed Rasha had drawn her eyebrows. Since it was looking out of place, I thought it was HD who had done it. Upon checking with her, she remarked, “I only put, ummi. I have to get used to this, right?” I was just short of gasping! The other day, we were… 

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