July 31, 2010

Toor Dal with Palak


Toor Dal

1 cup


2 bunches


a pinch

Mustard Seeds

¼ tsp

Urad dal

¼ tsp

Curry leaves

2 spring





Cumin Seeds

1 tsp

Coriander Seeds

1 tsp


To taste


2 cup

Vegetable oil

2 tsp

1. Slice the green chillies,tomato and onion
2. Wash and pressure cook the dal along with tomato and turmeric powder till two whistles
3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds to splutter, add coriander seeds,cumin seeds,curry leaves, green chillies and onion
4. Cook until the raw smell goes off
5. Then add the finely chopped Palak and fry it for 3 minutes
6. Add this to the dal and add salt
7. Pressure cook again till two whistles
8. Garnish with chopped coriander

Hint: Serve hot with plain rice and chappathies.

July 30, 2010

The Buddha Statue

Hyderabad is the capital of Andhrapradesh.It is sixth largest city in India.It has lot of tourist attractions.One of the major attractions is Hussain Sagar Lake and Statue of Lord Buddha which is placed at the middle of the lake.

The Buddha Statue in Hussian Sagar is the largest monolithic statue of Gautam Buddha in the Country.It was carved out of a single granite rock.The height of the Statue is 17m and weight is 320 Tonnes.This Statue was installed here on 1st December 1992.You can Visit Buddha Statue in the middle of the Hussian Sagar lake by Cruises.

July 29, 2010

Ginger Chutney









2 inch

Chann dal

2 tbs

Red Chily


Vegetable Oil

1 tbs

Gingely Oil

1 tbs

Mustard Seeds

¼ tbs

Urad dal

¼ tbs

Curry Leaves

1 spring


To taste

1. Heat the pan,pour oil and add Bengal gram dal,red chilly,garlic and ginger.
2. Then add sliced onion and fry till it becomes golden brown.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till it becomes mushy.
3. Add salt to taste.
4. Allow it to cool and grind it.
5. Heat the pan, pour gingely oil, add mustard seeds.When the seeds pops, add curry leaves.
6.Mix with chutney.

Hint : Ginger chutney goes well with Dosas.

July 28, 2010

26 things u can do with toothpaste....

Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try everything below. Remember, use only white paste.

1.Removes stain from cloth

To take out all kinds of stain like ink or lipstick. Squeeze some on the spot, scrub and rinse.

2.Even out scratches on CD / DVD

If the screen freezes, take out the disc, put some toothpaste on it, scrub and clean it off.

3.Cleans diamond ring

Just squeeze a little on a used toothbrush, wet the ring, scrub gently, rinse and your diamond ring should be look sparkling new.

4.Cleans silver

Toothpaste can be used to polish any kind of silver. It really does bring out the shine in silverwares.

5.Placate burns

Right after you get burnt, put it on. It helps to relieve the sting.

6.Removes crayon from painted walls
Rub the marks with the toothpaste and a damp rag. Wipe with water to get rid of residue.

7.Remove carpet stains

Squeeze some onto the carpet, scrub, rinse and let it dry.

8.Relieves insect bites

Spread a little over either of these and you’ll feel soothed and no itches. Mosquito, flea and ant bites work especially well.

9.Keep girl babies’ bows in their hair

If they don’t have much hair this is particularly useful. It doesn’t pull it out, it just washes out.

10.Clean your nails

Teeth and nails are made of the same material. To clean your nails, squeeze some on top of a toothbrush, wet your nails and brush them thoroughly. Be amazed by the sparkle.

11.Clean shoes

Scrubbing toothpaste with a wet toothbrush over the boots, working shoes and rubber part of sneakers will work. It can also be used to remove scuffs.

12.Put up posters

You can use toothpaste to put up posters without damaging the wall. However, avoid using it for collector posters. It can damage the ink over time.

13.Use it to temporarily seal holes

Can be used as a spackle to fill nail holes. This sounds evil, but you can use it right before you move out of your rented apartment. =P

14.Clean around the bathroom

Use it to clean shower doors and rings around the bath tub. It has an abrasive so that is why it works good.

15.Clean your vehicle’s headlight lenses

Put some toothpaste in a bowl with some water. Use a buffer pad and clean off fog caused by dirt and bugs hitting them.

16.Clean model cars

Hobbyists who collect and build model cars, robots and action figures can certainly use toothpaste to make them nice and shiny.

17.Remove scratches on your watch crystal

Dab some on the watch and scrub it with tissue.

18.Treat acne

Be very careful when using this. Use it at most once a week. Just dab a small amount on a pimple before bed, wake up and it will dry up.

19.Prevent fog in your swimming goggles

Just wipe it on, clean it off. Works well for me.

20.Clean piano keytops

A dab of toothpaste, a soft cloth and some rubbing will usually clean piano keytops and turn them white again.

21.Deodorize smelly hands

Wash your hands with a dab of toothpaste and it will remove smells like onions and other unpleasant odors.

22.Remove scratches on glassware

Polish with a squeeze of toothpaste. Your glassware should be shining in no time.

23.Remove beach tar

Getting that black beach tar on your feet can put a small crimp in your vacation, but it is easy enough to remove. Just rub it with some non-gel toothpaste and rinse.

24.Deodorize baby bottles

Works for sour smelling baby bottles. Scrub with toothpaste and a bottle brush and the bottles should end up smelling clean and fresh.

25.Cleans clothes iron

The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is just the ticket for scrubbing the gunk off the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Apply the toothpaste to the cool iron, scrub with a cloth, then rinse clean.

26.Remove water marks from furniture

To get rid of those telltale watermark rings left by sweating beverages, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth.

July 27, 2010

LPG gas cylinder's expiry date....!!

Have U ever heard about LPG gas cylinder's expiry date....!!

I also didn't know how to find LPG cylinder's expiry date? Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the Vendor.

Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha numerically as follows A or B or C or D and some two digit number following this e.g. D06.

The alphabets stand for quarters -
1. A for March (First Qtr),
2. B for June (Second Qtr),
3. C for Sept (Third Qtr),
4. D for December (Fourth Qtr).

The digits stand for the year till it is valid. Hence D06 would mean December qtr of 2006.
Please Return Back the Cylinder that you get with a Expiry Date, they are prone to Leak and other Hazardous accidents ...

Beetroot Poriyal

பீட்ரூட் பொரியல்

தேவையான பொருட்கள்:
பீட்ரூட் - 1
ஆயில் - 1 spoon
கடுகு - சிறிது
உ.ப - சிறிது
க.வே - சிறிது
கா.மி - 1
பெ.வெ - 1
சா.பொ - 1 ஸ்பூன்
உப்பு - தேவையான அளவு

செய்முறை :
1. பீட்ரூட்டை தோல் சீவிவிட்டு பொடியாக நறுக்கி கொள்ளவும்.
2. கால் டம்ளர் தண்ணீர் சேர்த்து இரண்டு விசில் விட்டு எடுத்துக்கொள்ளவும்.
3. கடாயில் ஆயில் ஊற்றி காய்ந்ததும் கடுகு ,உ.ப, க.வே போட்டு தாளிக்கவும் .
கடுகு பொரிந்தவுடன் காய்ந்த மிளகாய் ,நறுக்கிய பெரிய வெங்காயம் சேர்த்துபொன்னிறம் வரும்
வரை வதக்கவும்.
4. இதனுடன் வேகவைத்த பீட்ரூட் (வேகவைத்த தண்ணீருடன்), சாம்பார் பொடி( காரத்திற்கு ஏற்ப ) ,
தேவையான அளவே உப்பு சேர்த்து அடுப்பை சிம்ல் வைத்து தண்ணீர் வற்றும் வரை பிரட்டி

குறிப்பு : தேங்காய் சேர்க்க தேவை இல்லை. டயட் சமையலுக்கு உகந்தது.சாதத்துடனும் பிசைந்து சாப்பிடலாம்.

July 26, 2010

Kurinji Andavar Temple

Kurinji Andavar Temple
3 kms from the lake. A famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga. This temple is associated with the Kuriniji flowers which carpet at hill sides blooms once in 12 years. Also Kurinji means hill region in Tamil literature. Andavar means God. Hence Lord Muruga is referred as God of Hill here. From this temple one can see a view of Palani and Vaigai Dam.

Palani Murugan

இரவு விளக்கு ஒளியில் பழனி முருகன் மலையின் தோற்றம்.

July 23, 2010

Paruppu Satham/Tur Dal Rice

1. Rice - 1 cup
2. Water - 3 1/2 cup
3. Thur dal or Mochai paruppu - 1/2 cup
4. Oil and Ghee - 2 table spoon
5. Mustard seed and Black gram (kadugu and ulunthu)
6. Cinnamam (pattai) - 1 piece
7. Sombu - 1 tea spoon
8. Curry leaves
9. Red chillies - 4
10. Small onion - 10
11. Garlic - 5
12. Tomato - small 1
13. Turmeric Powder
14. Coriander leaves

1. Soak rice for 15 mins.
2. Take a pan, pour oil and ghee
3. Heat the pan and add mustard seeds,black gram
dal,cinnamon,sombu,currey leaves,red chillies,small onion garlic and turmeric
powder.Fry till the onion becomes golden brown.
4. Add one small tomato
5. Add soaked rice,dal,water and salt for taste.
6. After 1st whistle keep the stove in sim mode for 7 mins.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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