South Indian weddings

I love to go to weddings and functions, specially because I get to meet friends and family, and weddings means unlimited fun!!

Recently, my uncle (my mom’s cousin) got married. I was excited as usual. My mother promised me a new dress (Lehenga). So I couldn’t wait for the wedding to come. The wedding was on 21st of December.

It was to take place in a temple. That day finally arrived. Continue reading “South Indian weddings”

The best dance in the whole world!!

Bharatnatyam is one of the seven classical dances of India. It belongs to a state in South India, called Tamil Nadu.

As a kid I used to go to Bharatanatyam programs and while making sure to sit in the first row, used to watch the dance intently.

“This was not like other dances I’ve seen”, I used to think. Continue reading “The best dance in the whole world!!”

Top Ten Indian Foods You Must Try….

Hi everyone!!

Indian dishes are famous for their spice, taste and delicious curries.Here is a list of the top ten Indian foods you all must try.

1.CHICKEN KEBAB

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Chicken Kebabs are pieces of deep fried chicken with a crispy and flavored packed coating. In India, this is a very popular dish in weddings and other functions.

2.Neer Dosa with kundapur ckicken

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This is a South Indian, MOUTH WATERING specialty. Neer dosa means water dosa in Tulu(Local Mangalorean Language). Whenever I go to have dinner, I’ll be sure to have neer dosa.

3. Jalebi

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This is a popular Indian sweet. It is made by deep frying maida flour in pretzel or circular shapes, which is then soaked in sugar syrup.

4.Rasgulla

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This is another syrupy dessert which is made from chhena and semolina dough, cooked in light syrup made of sugar.

5. Samosa

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A samosa, is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles or minced meat.

6.Biryani

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Biryani, also known as biriyani or biriani, is a South Asian mixed rice dish. This is my favorite rice dish. The main ingredients of this dish are Rice, Indian spices, Vegetables, Meat, Egg, Yoghurt, Dried Fruits etc…

7.Palak Paneer

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Palak paneer is a vegetarian dish originating from the Punjab region of the Indian Subcontinent, consisting of spinach, tomato gravy sauce and paneer in a thick paste made from puréed spinach and seasoned with garlic, garam masala, and other spices. Chapati and Palak Paneer is an awesome combo!!!

8. Idli

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Idli is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households.The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice.

9. Pav Bhaji

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Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, consisting of a thick vegetable curry usually prepared in butter and served with a soft bread roll.

10. Panipuri

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Panipuri is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent. In East India, it is known as Phuchhka while in North India, it is called Golgappa.

There are still many more Indian dishes, but as the heading says ten, I’ll stop the list now:) Thank you so much for reading this post. Be sure to try them…

What I did for my mom’s Birthday..

 

It was my my mother’s birthday. I wanted to make a gift myself for her as usual…

I USUALLY do a quilling earring for her birthday or anniversary. This time I had debated on whether to prepare a caramel custard. But the last time I tried doing that, it had melted and we had to drink a caramel milkshake.

Ughhh.

So I crossed caramel custard from my list.

Other than that I know how to make loom bands and scooby wires. But I KNOW that she adores quilling. So quilling it was!

I searched all over the internet for something pretty and finally found it. There were two designs and I couldn’t decide which one to do. So I decided on doing both. There was not enough time and I had to be faster. I had exams coming up and was busy with my studies. But I found plenty of time on Saturday(the day when my exam ended.)

I got some paper quilling white strips from my friend.(btw the combination was blue and white. Blue and green for the grape based earring:))

I hustled up in dabbing the gum and rolling the paper while my mom was asleep.

I know that it’ll look good on the blue tops she has…here’s the picture

My brother had already prepared a greeting card. So now,all the work was done!

Now I still had the party to look forward to. It was not a surprise party. Just a small party for all our relatives and family members.

My Mother was so pleased with the earrings,that she wore them for the party. Everyone admired it.(I was not so happy with the earrings though. I thought I could’ve made it better, don’t you?)

At the end of the day I knew I could say that this was another perfect birthday…

 

 

Goodudeepa day

I love to make a goodudeepa (kandeel, lantern)during deepavali.I wait for the Deepavali time of the year for this. In India, it is the most famous festival. It is called the “festival of lights”. It lasts for four days. All these four days our homes should be decorated brightly with deepas, lights and a goodudeepa to welcome the goddess of wealth Laksmi.

Every year I make a goodudeepa for the competition in our school, not to win, but for the sake of fun. Last year, I could not participate due to a marriage in the family. But this year I was very eager to participate. I have done a goodudeepa before, and I knew what to do, what not to do. It’s simple really. You just have to make up the structure and stick color paper over it.

This year me and my best friend tried out for the competition. We made a big goodudeepa, (bigger than the average goodudeepas of the rest of the students of our class).It took about 5 hours and we didn’t eat our snacks or lunch. We were hungry, and that urged us to do it  faster.

At the end everyone including our teacher and classmates admired our goodudeepa. This was my goodudeepa:)

We later hung it proudly in the auditorium and stood there fussing over and admiring it.We had so much fun that day. After studying the whole week a fun break is  what everyone needed…..

The results are yet to be announced. I don’t have much hopes to get even a bronze medal but I enjoyed making and decorating it with my friends. I loved the time we had. I loved the fun we had. I LOVED each and every moment. And best of all I loved that day, the day I’ve been waiting for the whole year.

Why this site?

My dad introduced me to this site. I was feeling bored and I knew that this would help me spend time.
Besides reading and studying, I don’t do anything else at home. So I want to give this site a try. I’m looking forward to post and read articles.
I also LOVE to read and write,I spend most of the time reading novels.