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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Wall Piece at Sunday School

Lukas has been attending the toddlers class at Sunday School. The class is great - age appropriate activities, action pack songs and lively and caring teachers. But some how Lukas is not into craft at all. I just cannot get him to sit and color or anything such. But somehow last Sunday he actively participated in the craft activity of the day. He waited patiently and observed as I dabbed his fingers in the ink to make this finger impression on the pop sticks. He was eager and amazed at how his little fingers could leave impressions everywhere he touched. He didn't mind ink on this hands and face too.

Lukas made a wall piece at Sunday School

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Scripture Cards - 1 Peter 5:7

My first attempt on Scripture cards.

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Shrikhand with Puri

Ingredients for Shrikhand:
  • Yogurt  - 400 grams
  • Sugar - as required
  • Powdered Cardamom - suit to taste
  • Saffron - a pinch
  • Warm Milk - 2 tbs
  • Blanched Pistachios - handful 

  1. Drain the excess water from the yogurt. To do that you can by hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth or use a sieve with the tiniest holes. 
  2. Dissolve saffron in warm milk and set aside.
  3. When the yogurt is drained of excess water add sugar little by little while stirring the yogurt. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Add saffron, pistachios and powdered cardamom to the mixture.
  5. Cool in a refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve cold with hot Puries.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Father's Day Handmade Cards

Here are two Daddy Day cards. This was a request from a friend and I made these for her. I enjoyed making these and hope she likes it.

 I made thiscard for a 11 year old boy to give to his daddy on Daddy's Day. I embossed the starts on a patterned paper and highlighted them with enamel ink.  While the following card is for an older dad. I made a pocket on the card and an insert with a tab that reads # 1.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Gujarati Muthia

1 medium sized grated bottle gourd
1/2 cup Atta
1/2 cup semolina (rava)
1/2 cup besan
1-2 tbsp ginger - garlic-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (for colour)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp of Hing (asafoetida)
salt to taste
chopped coriander for garnishing

  1. In a big enough bowl combine the Atta, Rava, Besan, bottle gourd, ginger-garlic and green chilli paste, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, lemon juice, sugar, salt and 1 tsp of oil. 
  2. Mix well and knead into dough - adding water is not required as the bottle gourd contains good amount of water.
  3. Apply a bit of oil on your palm and shape a certain amount of dough into a cylindrical shape.
  4. Steam the shaped dough for about 15-20 mins (poke in a knife to check if the dough is thoroughly cooked- if it is cooked the knife should not have any residue- if it does let it steam for another 5-10 mins)
  5. Once steamed, let it rest and cool down for sometime and cut into slices.
  6. Now for the finale, heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida and saute for a few good seconds.
  7. Add the muthias and saute again for about 2-3 mins or until the Muthias are well coated with the seeds and are golden brown and crisp.
  8. Serve in a plate and garnish with chopped coriander.

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