Friday, August 21, 2009


I have been lucky enough to get more adorable awards currently by one of my favourites fellow bloggers ''UMA'' and ''SIREESHA''. Thank you so much for giving me this prestigious awards. Will cherish them forever.

And here are some of the 'Tags' I received:

1. What is your current obsession?

Ofcourse its Blogging.

2. What are you wearing today?

Wearing Maroon chudidhar.

3. What’s for dinner?

Rontos and Tooy(Konkani item)

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

I bought 'RED FROCK' for my cute smera.

5. What are you listening to right now?

I can only hear my naughty gal voice.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

She is so talented and very lovly sweet person.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world ,where would you like it to be?

Any place where my hubby take me.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?

Hat and Sunglasses for style.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

I would love to visit 'Manali' and 'Mauritius'.

10. Which language do you want to learn?

Specially Kannada so that I could help my daughter in that subject.

11. What’s your favourite quote?

If you judge people, you have no time to love them - Mother teresa.

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

My Mom

13. What is your favourite colour?

Black, Pink and Blue

14. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?

All my dress are favourite to me.

15. What is your dream job?

Professional Singer.

16. What’s your favourite magazine?

Women's era and Fairy tales.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

I would buy somthing for my kiddo and also some home decor stuffs and finally have a wonderful dinner in my fav restaurent.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

Wearing stylish tops with jeans.

19. Who are your style icons?


20. Describe your personal style.?

I am a sensitive and simple person who likes to live my life as I want.

21. What are you going to do after this?

After writing this, i am gonna post it. hahahaha

22. What are your favourite movies?

Nandanam, Chak de India, Bhagban.

24. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?

My face cream, eye liner and rarely perfume (not that much must)

23. What inspires you?

Beauty of nature.

24. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:

Simple dressing, matching jewellry and decent hairstyle.

25. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?

Will tell my hubby for shopping :)

26. Coffee or tea?

Just one time coffee in evening.

27. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

I sit alone outside for a while.

28. What is the meaning of your name?

Suma meaning Flower.

29. Which other blogs you love visiting?

I love all the blogs.

30. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?

Caramel custard and Fruit salad. (still there are lots)

I am adding one more:

31. Favourite Ornaments.

One an only ''Earrings''.

**The rules are: Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag eight or ten other people.

I am passing the awards and also I am gonna tag,


Congratulation gals and enjoy!!.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Past few weeks, I have not been posting my recipes reguarly so now let me share with you guys the 2 important festival that we celebrated. I know its too last but anyways like to post it now. On August 6th , it was ''Avani avittom''. We konkanies say it as ''Sutham Punnav''. Its the ceremony of changing Yagnopavita ( sacred thread) infront of god. Thread changing process symbolizes the shedding of all sins and making a new beginning. We all had a wonderful sadya on banana leaf. My motherinlaw too helped me making all the special items. There was rice, dali tooy, kele ambat, alle, cabbage sukke, soy bhajille ghassi, kele phadi, and mango adgai. (its all of konkani named recipe so, will be little tough to understand hehe :))Will come up with recipe soon. Have a look.

Second celebration - Wishing you all a very belated ''HAPPY KRISHNASHTAMI''

Krishna Jayanthi or Janmahstami is considered as a birthday of my favourite god Lord Krishna. It is celebrated with lot of zeal and joy. It is held in the month of Chingam ie in the month of august or september. We started our day visiting krishna temple and ended up having delicious treats. We celebrated the auspicious occasion with these recipes.

1. Banana halwa. Click here for recipe. ( here I avoided adding apple)

2. Kheer. For recipe click here. ( sorry guys, i forgot to take snap of kheer)

3. Banana Chips. (bought it from shop).

4. Sugar Cashew nuts.( These are nothing but cashews nut which is sorted into the sugar syrup)

5. Sweet Maida puries. ( Its the puri preparedwith maida instead of wheat flour and lastly sprinkle with sugar and cardamom powder)

6.Pazham pori :- Its basically a kerala item and its one of my favourite snack. Its soo simple and great in taste. Its very good for kids and even adults would love having it any time.


2 nos Nenthra pazham.

1/2 cup Maida.

1 tsp Sugar.

Pinch of turmeric powder.

Pinch of Soda powder.

Pinch of Salt.

Oil for deep frying.


Cut the banana into thin medium slices. Keep it aside.

Heat oil .Meanwhile mix the rest of the ingredients except oil using little bit of water. Make sure not lumps are formed and the batter must be thick. If its watery add more maida.

Dip the banana slices into batter and deep fry till its slight brown.


7. Potato Bondas :-These are the awesome and perfect snack with tea. Its quit easy to make and its filling appetizer just by itself with pickles. The combination of indian spices and the flavour of curry leaves is the best in this item. This is how I prepared.


1 Cup Boiled Potatoes.

2 tsp Grated Ginger.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

2 tsp Urad dal.

2 Big Green chillies.

2 Strings of Curry leaves.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


1 Cup Gram flour.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

Pinch of Soda powder.

1/2 tsp Hing.

Salt to taste.

Water as per needed.


Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera and urad dal followed by chopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Make sure you add turmeric powder before adding potatos. This would equally spread the colour to the potatoes. Saute it till all the seasoning are well fryed. Finally add the mashed potatoes with salt. The mixture must be dry. Allow it to cool. Later shape them into lemon sized balls and keep it aside.

Meanwhile make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gram flour, red chili powder, hing, and salt to taste. Add enough water to make a smooth batter of dropping consistency.

Heat oil for deep-frying. Dip each potato ball into the batter and fry until golden brown in color.

Serve hot.

This recipe is reaching Purva's Festive Food Event.