Be Safe and Take care #COVID 19

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? I am fine and hope to find you all safe from Covid 19. Well, let me get into the topic now. It’s been quite some time since I posted an article in my blog. Having been occupied with some work, I couldn’t find enough time to get in touch through my blog. Finally it’s Janata Curfew in India and I got time to spend my Sunday with my family.

Ever since the Covid 19 cases rise in various countries, there has been much propaganda over the issue across the globe. For some time now, I couldn’t see any country fighting each other and suddenly we, as human beings became so friendly with each other and we are praying even our enemy(whom we thought to be 😜) should be healthy. This scenario clearly indicates, how fragile our existence can be on this Earth. So as a part of my contribution to this fight against Covid 19, I would like to suggest a few tips to follow to keep ourselves safe.

1) Use handkerchief and mask while sneezing or coughing.

2) Use hand sanitizer often and maintain self cleanliness.

3) Avoid physical contact with anyone like hand shakes, hugging etc.

4) Drink plenty of water

5) Try to stay indoors as far as possible unless it’s so urgent.

6) If you find any symptoms like cold, cough, fever, etc., please don’t hesitate to consult a physician.

Let us fight this Covid 19 together and show how strong we are! 😊 in tackling such disasters. Good night.

Free material for exams..( new category) on my blog..,,β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

Hi readers,. I am very happy to announce that I will be uploading free preparation materials for various competitive exams conducted in India on my blog. You can follow all the updates here from today onwards. So as a part of that, IΒ  am sharing the Timetable for exam preparation in jpg form here. Please have a look at it.

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Another time- table specially for employees

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Ravva pulihora..πŸ˜‹β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜

Hi readers, welcome to my blog. I am here to share an easy and tasty recipe with you today. Let us get started..

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Ingredients :

Rice pooku/ravva -2 cups

Water -4 cups

Turmeric, salt – one teaspoon

Oil- 2 table spoons

Chopped green chillies , curry leaves, ginger, coriander or cilantro -2 table spoons each

Udad dal, mustard,cashews, dried chillies mix -1 table spoon

Lemon juice- 2 table spoons

Preparation method:

Pour water into a rice cooker and add oil, turmeric and salt and cook it and strain excess water and cool it.

Place a kada on stove and add oil and then pulses ,cashews and dried chillies and saute well and then add green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, cilantro to it and saute well, till it gets cooked well. Add a pinch of salt and then add lemon juice and mix well. Later on add the ravva to this and mix well. Finally our dish will be ready…,πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

See you all with next blog..

Good night 😴

Happy New Year..πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸŽ‚

Hi everyone, how are you all doing?? I am doing good. Well, I am here to wish you all ” Happy New Year”. It has been almost a week since my last blog here. I have been recollecting my memories in 2019, since the last week and interestingly I could figure out that I have made atleast a few of my 2019 goals have come true😊. Hoping to hear more good news and have more peace and happiness in 2020. Let me share with you, the details of my celebration. Let’s get started..😊☺️

Yesterday, I came from office and after that I took bath. Later on mom and I prepared Egg Dum Biryani..which turned out to be so yummy and tasty.,,πŸ˜‹. We had a sumptuos dinner. After that we cut the cake and celebrated well. A few friends and acquaintances called us and we wished them.

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Later on, we slept and woke up early in the morning, refreshed and then decorated the front area of our house with a beautiful rangoli and then coloured it.

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After that, I took bath, went to temple, prayed to my beloved Saibaba to seek his blessings☺️.

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After that, drove to office, wished everyone and celebrated new year..By cake cutting..,😍IMG-20200101-WA0027

Later on, had some fast food from a nearby restaurant with a colleague of mine.

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Finally, I came home by 6.30pm, took bath, helped mom in preparing Chicken dum biriyani and we enjoyed it..,πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

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I really felt very happy today. After eating, walking for sometime is a habit that helps me in digesting food easily. Anyway, after the walk, I am finally on bed and getting ready to sleep. That’s it friends. Once again wishing you all a happy and successful new year😊

Good nightπŸ€—πŸ™‚πŸ˜΄

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas..πŸ’πŸŽ‚β˜ΊοΈ

Hi everyone!! How are you all doing? I am great and it’s december 25th today, so wishing you all a happy and Merry Christmas..☺️. So it’s a holiday for me today and I could sleep for some more time today. After wishing my friends, I worked out on cooking gravy chicken with rice..,πŸ‘Œβ˜ΊοΈ. Let me share the recipe with you.

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Ingredients:

Chicken pieces- 1/2 kg

Edible Oil – 2 table spoons

Dried chilly powder – 3 tablespoons

Turmeric powder – 1 tea spoon

Masala powder( cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, coriander seeds)- 2 table spoons

Ginger and garlic paste – 1 table spoon

Onions, green chillies, coriander – 2 cups ( chopped into pieces)

Salt and water – as required for taste.

Method:

  1. Take a pan and heat it on stove, add oil and then chopped onion and green chillies and fry them until brown.

  2. Next clean the chicken pieces in salt water and add to this pan and cook for 5 minutes closing the lid.

  3. Then add masala powder, chilly powder ,turmeric and ginger garlic paste and mix well. Allow it to simmer in medium flame for 10min minutes. Later on add coriander leaves and add Little water and salt. After cooking for 5 minutes on high flame, add some more water and cook on low flame for 15minutes. That’s it Gravy chicken is ready!!β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘Œ

  4. Serve it hot with boiled rice and lemon and onion pieces!!!

Do try it out friends and let me know how it turned out to you!! Once again wishing you and your family a very happy and merry Christmas..,πŸ˜ŠπŸ’

See you all , bye..😊

 

 

 

A special sweet on this Sunday.. πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? I am perfectly fine and have been quite busy for the last few weeks. But now I found time on this Sunday to share with you the recipe of a special sweet ” Chakkara Pongali” as we call in our mother tougue. It’s also served as Prasadam at various temples across India. We’ll, let me get into the topic.. 😊

The Ingredients :

Rice – 2 cups

Moongdal – 1 cup

Water – 4 cups

Cardamom – 4( grinded powder)

Jaggery – 1/4 kilogram

Coconut – 1/2 cup (grated)

Ghee – 4 table spoons

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Preparation Method :

  1. Boil the rice and moong dal after cleaning with a little water.

  2. After the rice and Moongdal is cooked 90%, add the grated jaggery to it.

  3. Next add cardamom powder to it and mix them together.

  4. Fry coconut pieces in ghee and add them along with the ghee into the rice and Moongdal vessel and close the lid.

  5. Allow it to simmer in low flame for 5 minutes.

  6. Cashew and resins can also be fried in the ghee and added. But it is optional.

That’s it friends, our Chakkara Pongali is ready πŸ˜‹πŸ˜.

Do try it out at home and let me know how it turned out to you friends. See you in my next blog.. 😊. Happy Sunday 😊

 

 

A Celebration… πŸ˜β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? I hope you are doing good. I am also fine. By the way, I am happy to be here, after a gap of one week☺️. Anyhow let me get into the topic.

My family celebrates lot of festivals. But few are very special and sweet. As the Kartika month of lunar calendar has started and its almost half done, we celebrated it very well till now. The recent one is one of the few festivals that we celebrate every year in this auspicious month. Yes, it’s called “Chiluku Dwadasi” (in Telugu).

The celebration starts with ekadasi fasting ( the day before dwadasi) and ends on the dwadasi day after having darshan of Lord Jagannadh. Later on in the evening on the Dwadasi day, we plant wild gooseberry plant near the Tulasi plant and celebrate the festival by lighting the diyas inΒ  front of the Tulasi plant and the gooseberry plant and performing Pooja to Lord Ganesh(at first) and then to the plants and idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. It will be a delight to watch it. I feel very happy from within when I see all these being done. The prasaadam is offered to God and later on given to members in the family. Some special dishes with no onion or garlic added is cooked on this occasion.

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Although it’s a festival, I feel it as a warm welcome to someone special i. e.. God, because it is considered that on this day only Goddess Lakshmi originated from Ksheerasagar and Vishnu and Lakshmi got married. As a result of this union, today we celebrate the marriage in the form of the marriage between Tulasi and Goose Berry plants. Although it seems bit orthodoxical, I feel there is something positive hidden in the whole process of celebration. That’s it for today. I hope you liked this. Good night☺️

Delicious.. UpmaπŸ˜πŸ˜‹

IMG_20191104_091542Hey.. all, let me share with you this delicious upma recipe of mine.

Ingredients:

Coarse wheat( dalia) (goduma ravva) – 2 cups

Water – 4 cups

Salt- 2 spoons

Green Chilliies – 6 (chopped)

Ginger- 1 table spoon (chopped)

Carrot – 1 chopped

Tomato-1 chopped

Curry leaves – one table spoon

Mustard, udad dal(black gram), chana dal(bengal gram) – mix- 2table spoons

Cashew – 6 to 8

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Preparation Method:

Take a pan and addΒ  two table spoons oil and heat it. Later on add the mustard and dal mix and cashews into it. After they turn brown, add chillies, tomato, ginger, carrot and curry leaves into it one by one. Fry for 2 minutes or so. Later on add water into it. Let it come to a boil and add salt and dalia to it and simmer it in medium flame, until the water evaporates. That’s it our Upma is readyπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜

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Once done, transfer upma to a serving plate and enjoy eating.. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

So, that’s it friends, do try it and let me know how it turned out to you.

Happy Eating ☺️

 

 

 

A Sunday in my Life.. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

IMG_20191103_144625.jpgHi everyone, so it’s Sunday and I hope all of you are doing well. It’s a holiday for me too. So I indulged in a favourite hobby of mine which is “Cooking”. As it’s Kartika month as per Telugu lunar calendar, there is a strict rule in my house to not use onion and garlic for this entire month. Though I don’t understand the reason behind this rule, I accustomed with it since my childhood. The only thing I consider is the taste( even without onion or garlic).

Naturally today as it’s Sunday, mom ordered me to cook something for lunch, as she was busy doing other household work. I used all my talent to make a delicious meal for my family. I made some green gram dal adding ridge gourd pieces and chillies. I served it with some ghee and kandi podi along with rice and curd. I got praises from my mom and it was a proud moment for meπŸ˜œπŸ˜€. Let’s have a look at ingredients and prepation method here.

Green gram Dal(Pesarapappu)

Green gram – one cup

Ridge gourd – chopped pieces one cup

Green Chillies- 7

Turmeric- one tea spoon

Lemon juice- 1table spoon

Salt – 2 spoons

Oil-1 tablespoon

Mustard, cumin, udad dal, dried chilly, curry leaves – mix – one table spoon.

Preparation method :

Pour one cup green gram pieces into cooking pan, clean with water and finally add three cups of water to it and add chopped ridge gourd and chilly pieces into it. Add turmeric also. Then close the lid and allow it to cook until 5 whistles from the pressure cooking pan.

Allow it to cool a bit and then open the lid and add one table spoon lemon juice and salt. Keep it aside and take a frying pan and add some oil and later on add the mustard and other ingredients mix into it. After it turns golden brown, add the dal kept aside into it. Put some water if you need some less thick consistency. That’s it our dish is ready!! You can eat it with rice adding some ghee and gram flour(kandi podi).

Do try it friends and let me know how it turned out to be😁

Okay then see you in my next post. Happy Sunday πŸ˜€

 

A “Sparrow” Family

IMG_20191101_084718Hi everyone, how are you all doing? I am doing well. Now, I am here to share you about something interesting. Well, let’s get into our topic.. πŸ˜€

A few months ago, when I came home from Delhi, I saw two sparrows searching for a place to hide themselves in. As it was summer and seeing their plight, I felt pity for those little creatures and fed them with grains and water. As days passed by, they built a nest for themselves in the ceiling of our central hall. It’s very interesting to see them bring hay and other soft pieces one by one with their tiny beaks, to build a home for themselves. After the construction is over, the female used to stay inside their home and lay eggs, while the male went in search of food.

Within a month or so, they produced babies and then flew away one day finally. The nest was abondened for two months and then again I saw them come in to the same nest in the immediate breeding season. Again the similar process repeated and they flew away, once their babies were born and grew in size to fly.

I was shocked to see the same Sparrow family in our house two days ago. Now again they are on their way to breed 😍😊. Though they make much noise inside our home, we don’t feel like taking away that nest. Somewhere our DNA says they belong to our familyπŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜. Jokes apart they taught me one thing, unlike human beings these days, who quarrel every day over petty things, these birds(male and female) have remained together for so long time that too with bare things for survival like grain, water and nest.

I hope they treat us as their relatives and so they are reluctant to leave us in the near future😜

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this. See you all with another interesting article. Until then take care. Bye😊

 

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