Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is an awesome fast food or street food loved by one and all . It is basically spicy mixed vegetables  cooked in tomato gravy normally eaten  with pav or soft bread roll (bun) . You can use any veggies for this dish .However  carrot, potatoes, cauliflower,  peas and green bell peppers are usually…

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Moon in the clear blue skies, always a pleasant and beautiful sight to see – Here in this picture a waning Gibbous after a full moon .

Photography for Beginners – Part 4 – Panning

Photography for Beginners -Art of Panning In my last post about  photography tips , I posted about capturing still images of a subject in motion and we saw how to accomplish motion freeze of moving subjects. However, the background was not blurred and so it does not give the viewer an assumption that the subject was in motion…

Milestone – 500 likes!

Hello all, I got the notification of my first 500 likes from wordpress yesterday !  I want to take this opportunity to THANK all my wonderful readers and followers for following my humble blog , reading my posts and for all the comments and likes .I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness and support. .It is wonderful to follow…

Today’s quote

Today’s quote is from  “The speaker’s quote book ” by Roy B. Zuck, It  is a great book for  quotations and has over 4500 illustrations and quotations. This was one of the quotes  under the child rearing section :                       Source : The Speaker’s quote Book…

Mango Curry Recipe and about Vishu Festival

We had a great spring break last week and it was even more special as we got to celebrate ‘Vishu’ , a traditional festival, on 14th April which marks the beginning of our new year !! In Kerala, Vishu is celebrated by  bursting firecrackers and enjoying yummy traditional food. The previous night, the deity and…

Clicks of the day

Here are a few more breathtaking , scenic shots  from Maui, Hawaii . The first one shared from the tropical plantations appeared in a previous post. Click on each of the pictures to see the full resolution.                        

Simple Cabbage Coconut stir-fry

      The simple cabbage coconut stir-fry also called ‘cabbage thoran’ in Kerala just needs a handful of ingredients – onions, green chillies ,ginger and shredded coconut for preparation and it is a very quick and easy dish to make. This is a dish that is normally prepared in almost every household in India with probably…

Today’s quote

Quote for today – powerful one   Source of quote : brainyquote.com  

Palak Paneer (Cheese in Spinach gravy)

Palak Paneer (Cheese in Spinach gravy) is a favorite dish at my home and it is such a hearty and healthy dish . It was never made at home when I was growing up although we made other dishes using spinach . I started making this dish  a few years back after I got the recipe from an acquaintance…

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The white cruiser looked magnificent against the blue sky and water ! ( ISO 100,  SS 1/800 , f5.6, 250 mm) Picture taken at Kaanapali beach from quite a distance from the lanai  .