Saturday, December 22, 2012

ಜೀವಸೆಲೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ...

ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಹಿಡಿದಷ್ಟೂ ಚಂದ..
ಹಿಡಿದಿಡಿದು ಪಡೆದಷ್ಟೂ ಚಂದ... 
ಆ ತಿಳಿ ಗಾಳಿಯು ಮೋಡದ ಒಳಗೆ ಹೊಗಲಾರದೆ ದಬ್ಬಿ ತಿರುಗಿ ಬಿಮ್ಮಗೆ ಕೋಪಿಸಿ ನಿಂತಾಗ,
ಮೆಲ್ಲಗೆ ಮೋಡ ಒಡೆದು ಮಳೆಯಾಗಿ ಗಾಳಿಯ ಬಿಸುಪ ತಣಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ..
ನೋವಾಯಿತು ದಣಿವಾಯಿತು ದಾಹವಾಗಿರಲು ಕಾಡಿಸಿ ಸಿಗುವ 
ಸಿಹಿ ಜೇನ ಒಡಲಲಿ ತುಂಬಿಕೊಂಡ ಲತೆಯೊಂದು ಗಂಟಲಿಗೆ ಸೋಂಕಿದಂತೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ..
ಎನ್ನವನು ಇನ್ನೇನು ಮನದ ತುಮುಲ ಭಾವದೊದಿಳಿಳಿಯುವ ಮುನ್ನ ನನ್ನ ಸೇರಿದುದು, ಅದೇ ಪ್ರೀತಿ..   ....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Capsicum Rice

There's always a rush during early morning. Nitu has to leave to office pretty early and and i need to cook fast. Time management becomes my utmost priority every morning. My in-laws weren't there for a few days and we both had to manage everything yet more precise at home. This was a recipe which came to my help when i thought Nitu got bored of regular lunch. Now i feel good to say that this one has become his fav these days. It was a first time success even for a non rice lover like me!!  Takes as normal time as one would take to prepare lemon rice.

This Serves 2:
Rice- one cup-- Cook it and keep aside, as you would do for any other rice item. Basmati rice'd be exemplary. I used normal one.

Keep these handy-
Mustard- 2tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Green chillies- 5-6 - Cut vertically
Onion-1 medium-finely chopped
Capsicum-One cup-chopped as per preference
Coriander leaves- Finely chopped-about 2 tsp

For Masala-
Heat a tsp of ghee and saute with these until the raw smell vanishes-
Jeera (cumin) & coriander seeds 1 tsp each,
3tsp of bengal gram (kadle bele),
Half cm of cinnamon,
1-3 Cloves, a pinch of cardamom powder(or one cardamom)

Grind masala to a fine powder and keep aside

Add Oil on a tawa, once its hot, splutter mustard seeds, add few curry leaves(bay leaves), Green chillies, finely chopped onions. Once the onions turn golden brown, add chopped capsicum. Saute only till the capsicum is partially cooked. Let them retain their natural crustiness. Add ground masala and remove from heat and saute until well mixed. Mix it with rice once it is little cool with needed salt and chopped coriander leaves. Tastes best when served hot.

I assure it'l be a hit!! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Aloo Matar Chat

This one's a great evening chat and consumes considerably less time and tastes yum 

Needed~ (Serves 2)

4 Big Potatoes
A handful of frozen/ Fresh peas (I used frozen ones)
Oil to shallow fry -About 4 tbsp
Salt - As per preference
Chat Masala - 1 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Lemon extract - 2 tsp
Coriander Leaves chopped finely - 2 tsp

Peeled and halved Potatoes are to be boiled with a tbsp of salt in cooker till pressure builds up. Cut potatoes into medium sized cubes. Heat tawa on medium flame, add oil, and put these cut cubes into the middle and wait till the potatoes have started browning. Unless browning doesn't happen on at least 1- 2 sides, you won't get that desired flavor. Push the pieces that have browned to the edge of the tawa while allowing the other pieces to be shallow fried until brown. When all the cubes are done and have been browned, put thawed green peas in middle and shallow fry until they'r partially cooked but retain their crispness. Put off fire, add salt, chilly powder, chat masala, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and saute everything until potatoes are well coated with its masala. 
Serve immediately. 

Can be topped with tomato sauce / sweet chutney to add to its taste.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

ಪಿತನು ನಾನು.. ಮಗುವು ನೀನು..

ಇರುವೆ ನಾ ನಿನ್ನ ಸಂಗಡ 
ದೂರದ ಬಾಳುವೆಯ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಡಲು ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು?
ಬರಿದೆ ಮನದಿ ಸುಮ್ಮನೇಕೆ ನಗುವೆ?
ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು? ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು?

ನಿದಿರೆ ಬಾರದಿರೆ 
ಹೂಮನಸು ನೋಯದಂತೆ 
ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳಿ ಲಾಲಿ ಹಾಡ ಹಾಡಲು ತಾಯಾಗುವೆ 
ಬೆಚ್ಚನೋದಿಸಿಹೆ ಎಂದೂ ಬೆಚ್ಚದಿರು 
ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು? ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು?

ಇರುವ ತಾಯಹೆಸರ 
ಕನಲದಂತೆ ಬಾಡದಂತೆ 
ಹಚ್ಚಗೆ ಸ್ಮರಿಸುವಂತೆ ಹೇಳುತಲೇ ಹೋಗುವೆ 
ಆ ದಿನಗಳೊಳು ಅನುದಿನ ನಡೆದುದು 
ಮರಳಿ ಬಿಕ್ಕದಿರು,
ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು? ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು?

ಹೃದಯ ಮಿಡಿಯದ ತಾಯಿ 
ಒಲವ ತೋರದೆ 
ಒಲಿಯದೆ ಅರಸಿದ ಕಥೆಯ ಎಷ್ಟು ಕೇಳಿದರೇನುಂಟು ಸವಿಯು?
ಮಲಗು ಕಂದಮ್ಮ ತಾಯಲ್ಲದಿರೇನು 
ತಂದೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಭುವಿಗೆ ನಾನೂ 
ಮಡಿಲು ಬೆಚ್ಚಗಿರೆ ಸುಖವಷ್ಟೆಯೇ 
ದೂರದ ಬಾಳುವೆಯ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಡಲು ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು? ನಾನಿಲ್ಲವೇನು?