Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 120/365 | What's for dinner today?

Pretty bored with what we were eating with our rotis lately, I tried a recipe from my blogger pal - Rak's Kitchen. Its called Veg Chilli Milli. Its supposed to be a recipe inspired by what they ate at the restaurant, Kailash Parbat. I made a few changes to the original recipe - used potatoes instead of cabbage along with homemade tomato puree (hence the light red color), omitted cream & used little milk instead and added a wee bit of ginger garlic paste. It tasted delicious and all four of us enjoyed it immensely. See, food blogging has its numerous benefits and inspiring from each other's recipes is one of them. :-)

Thanks Raks for a stellar recipe. Check our her blog here.

Week 18 in pictures

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 119/365 | Well at Grandma's house

This well at my grand mother's house served us with water for as long as I can remember. We used to play around it under the watchful eye of our elders, throw sticks & other objects with our tiny hands to see if they would float or sink and most of the times, play hide & seek. It felt so sad when I came to know that this well no longer has fresh water and my uncle is planning to bury it. So, for my next visit, it might cease to exist. Thought a quick a picture in the P365 will seal my beloved childhood memory.

Week 18 in pictures

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Day 118/365 | A Visit to the Ashram

Its 20th Annual Day celebrations at Vaidehi Ashram and its been a while I visited them, so I was there to cheer along with the girls. Has been an year already? Time does fly. :-) Do you wish to help out these kids who are in constant need of money for their schooling? Click here for more details.

More pics of the annual day coming up on food blog.

Week 18 in pictures

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day 117/365 | Lunch @ Subway

..my favorite: All veggies except olives on a 6 inch parmesan oregano bread toasted with cheese + chipotle & mayo sauce. What's you favorite sandwich at Subway?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 113/365 | Purple Delight..

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."
~ Oscar Wilde 

Week 17 in pictures

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 112/365 | Badi Chowdi Vegetable Market

Badi Chowdi-Sultan Bazaar area is one of busiest market places here in Hyderabad. From fruits to dress materials to books, you get almost everything here. Always buzzing with people, this is also not easily accessible with a 2 wheeler. Best option is to park a little farther and walk to shop.

Week 17 in pictures

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day 111/365 | Glitter

A new week has begun and looking forward to see what it in store for us :-)

Week 17 in pictures

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 110/365 | Saturday Lunch

A Saturday afternoon well spent with a scrumptious Thai lunch with my blogger bff, Arundati. A fitting end to a super crazy week at work. :-)

Week 16 in pictures

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 108/365 | Go Green!

Its been six years since this solar water heater is installed in our terrace, to make good use of the abundant sunshine we are bestowed upon for most part of the year.. Just doing our bit to go green and conserve energy. :-)

Week 16 in pictures

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day 107/365 | Ammama's House

This is my grandmom's house, here in Hyderabad. All our childhood weekends, our summer holidays were spent here blissfully. Those are the days which I wish could come and visit us just one more time. Memories come flooding just at the very mention of this house.

Week 16 in pictures

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 102/365 | Mural

This is a beautiful mural of Goddess Saraswati on a school wall nearby our grandmother's house. Love the vibrant colors used in the painting.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Day 98/365 | A Visit to Animal Shelter

Yesterday we visited an animal shelter near our grandmom's place (in the heart of old Hyderabad city) which houses around 1800+ cows. We fed them and I, as usual took loads of pictures. Also, we had the freshest, THE best milk chai while we were there at the barn. A good start for a special day, I must say!

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Week 15 in pictures

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 97/365 | 3 years today!

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary. Really? we thought the first thing in the morning. No, not because it felt that long. It's because we found it really funny it had been just 3 years. The reason - we knew each other as friends from past 12 years and during that time our courtship went on 7 years to be precise. Phew, that's quite some time. Hence, the feeling :-).

The best part, we did nothing special today. Visited a nearby center which give shelter to animals, fed them, got lunch from our favorite restaurant, watch Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol on HBO and relaxed the rest of the day.

Tomorrow is again Monday, remember? ;-)

Week 15 in pictures

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 96/365 | Garden Log ~ Basil plant

What started as few small seedlings from dear friend Arundati, in just a few months our basil plant has grown this big. All the credit goes to my husband who watered and took care of it diligently. Off I am to pluck some  leaves and make a basil pesto...:-)

Week 14 in pictures

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 91/365 | When I am alone...

...this is what I tend to read. I must have done so tens of times but this is hands down my favorite book of food essays!

Week 14 in pictures