Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Shraddanjali - Sahasa Simha - Dr.Vishnuvardhan

Dr.Vishnuvardhan, the great actor of Kannada film industry expired today around 3am in the morning due to heart attack.

Tenure on earth: 1950 - 30th Dec 2009

Great actor who lived and will live in most of the kannadigas heart.

Fans are left behind and fabulous man reached heaven.

Let his soul rest in peace.

I started liking kannada movies because of Vishnu and Shankar Nag. Today, i am really very sad because both of them are no more in this world.

Jai Sahasimha!!
Jai Vishnuvardhan.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Trick in Notepad

Copy this onto notepad, press cntrl + H, press 6 in find box and underscore(_) in replace box and click replace all button. U will get thrilled.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Half a Century

Thanks to Google and Blogspot. It was a great pleasure for me being here since February 26th 2009. Today, I have successfully posted half a century i.e., 50 posts.

Thanks to all my blog readers and my fans.

Wish you all "PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2010"


Zucchini or courgette is a vegetable.
It is yellow or green in colour and has a shape similar to a cucumber.
Peel and cut zucchini into stripes like french fries
Deep fry until crisp.
Sprinkle salt and pepper
Serve with tomato or chilli ketchup.

Z for "Zoo Cookies"

Z for "Zoo Cookies"

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 2 cups flour (maida)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahreheit (F).
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and vanilla.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients, add slowly to butter mixture.
  5. Roll out half of dough to 1/8" thickness.
  6. Cut animals shapes with cutter.
  7. Do the same for the remaining dough.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Cool and enjoy your zoo cookies.

Yoghurt Recipes

Yummy Yogosicles:
1/4 cup yoghurt (vanilla, banana or plain)
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tsp. honey

Mix well and pour the mixture in a small plastic cup and freeze.
When the mixture is solid enough to hold up a popsicle stick, put one in and refreeze until firm.
(Have each child measure the following ingredients into a small bowl.)

Snacks Time (esp Xciting)

X'Citing Snacks:

  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 tsp. soda bi-carbonate
  • 1/3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate gems
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence and a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Method of Preparation:
  • Sieve the flour with the soda bi-carbonate and baking powder and keep aside.
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Press this mixture into a greased 150mm X 150 mm (6"X6") baking tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius (or 360 degree Fahrenheit) for 30 to 40 minutes till the crust is golden brown.
  • Cut into rectangles while hot and store when cool.

Wheat as Main Ingredient

"Wheaty Wonders:"
1 cup maida/all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup whole wheat flour

Have the children help measure and mix the ingredients.
Divide the mixture into 20 parts and have the children knead the dough for about a minute.
Have them press the dough flat to about 1/4 inch thick.
Place butter on a griddle. Place the dough patties on it and fry on each side for about 4 minutes, until brown.
Serve with butter, peanut butter or honey.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Vegetable Cutlet

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked instant noodles
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels, cooked and crushed
  • 2 spring onions
  • 3 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • some dried bread crumbs for coating and oil to fry
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a bowl, mix the noodles, sweet corn, spring onions, ketchup, cheese, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal parts and shape into cutlets.
  3. Coat the cutlets with dried bread crumbs and fry in oil on both sides.
  4. Serve hot.

V for Vanilla Custard

Vanilla Custard:


300 ml milk
1 tbsp custard powder
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla essence

Mix custard powder with 1/4 cup of milk and form into a smooth paste
Boil remaining milk
Add paste to heated milk and stir until thick
Remove from heat
Add vanilla essence
Serve custard alone or pour over cake, fruit etc.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Do you know this?

a. Ugli Fruit: Ugli fruit is a citrus fruit grown in Jamaica only. It can be eaten like tangerines (orange). Also called Unique fruit, it is a cross between an orange and grape fruit and it's delicious! It can also be added to fruit salad or yoghurt. Try it as a snack.

b. Plants grown above trees doesn't contain or contains less percentage of cholestrol, plants grown below tree has high percentage of cholestrol.

c. Put lime in hot water before squeezing the juice.

d. Drink atleast 2 litres of water early in the morning it reduces many diseases.

e. Put tamarind into hot water to squeeze, tamarind will become soft just in few minutes. But in cold water it takes atleast 15 minutes to become soft.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"T" Tiffins

Trial Mix:
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup peanuts
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Store in an airtight container and refrigerator
Treat yourself to the trail mix whenever you want to munch something!

Tropical Ball of Cheese:
  • 8 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz light tropical fruit cocktail (drained)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Cut the fruit into smaller pieces.
Mix softened cream cheese, fruit and 1/2 cup walnuts.
Chill well in refrigerator.
Mould into a ball and roll cheese ball in remaining 1/2 cup of nuts.
Serve with carrots or crackers.


Spinach and Carrot Rice

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 large cloves chopped garlic
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 seasoning cube (vegetarian)
  • 2 tbsp. buter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat the butter and add the cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add the onions and gralic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and spinach and saute for another minute.
  • Add the rice, seasoning cube, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of water and mix well.
  • Cook on a low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Serve hot.