Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's day card... Origami shirt card

Hi peeps.. Sharing some quick origami cards which little miss and her cousins made for their father's.. We used a4 size printed paper for making the shirts.. Glitter foam for the tie.. 
Do let us know if you liked our little card! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Accordian fold birds

Hi friends... Sharing some of the birds that I made for my daughters bird theme party. The body is made using Glitter foam. Used kite paper for wings... Accordian folding it to create beautiful feathers! 
Little miss was all to excited to help! 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Handmade birthday banner and bird theme decor

hi friends, sharing some of the decoration that I did for my daughters bird theme party. Made this cute little bird family with glitter foam sheet. Earlier i thought of making two birds which will hold the name banner in their beak. but i ended up making a pink and a blue bird, so my daughter thought they are daddy bird and mumma ofcource we needed a baby bird too!

This is from my daughters toy collection. As her love for birds is not a secret, so she has some bird toys who start sining on listening to any sound. and the other one repeats whatever is said..beware! I asked a mango seller near my home to give me some hay for the nest..he was quiet surprised for the unusual demand! hehe

These are the haning bird with glitter foam and accordian folded wings..will share these in more detail in next post

Tried making a photo banner with some pics of my daughter from sydney where she was merrily playing and feeding the birds.

the night photo shoot when the name banner was ready..for this i cut out 6 big cicles of white paper. Decorated them with small punch circles. The glitter alphas are ready made. Then tied a ribbon from behind.

the bird theme cake

Do let me know how u liked the deco for the bird theme party :)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Vermicelli bird's nests - sweet dish for bird theme party

Prepared these cute little nests for my daughters bird theme birthday! They are so easy to make and taste delicious. It was loved by Kids and adults. I was glad that my first time experiment was very well liked. It looks so unique and innovative that some of my relatives could not stop drooling over these, asking recipe to impress in their parties :)
Lets to to the recipe without much adieu..

You can check the original recipe here. I followed the same, but added milk for cooking the vermicelli. Since cooking only in condensed milk left it very hard. So I softened it a little in milk. 

Vermicelli, crushed - 2 cup
Condensed milk - 100g
Butter - 2 tbsp
Dessicated coconut - ¼ cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp
Rose water - 1 tbsp
Milk - half cup

For garnish:
Pistachio, Almonds

Heat butter in a pan.Add vermicelli and roast till it turns golden brown.
Add condensed milk and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add milk and cook for 2 min.
Add desiccated coconut, cardamom powder and rose water. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Take 2 tbsp of mixture and form into a nest. Top with chopped nuts!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chinese paper lamp hoots - bird day theme party

We made these cute little owls for the bird theme party from Chinese paper lamps. We had some old lamps with hello kitty prints. Little missy painted them with Acrylic paint. Later I made the eyes, wings and legs by cutting paper. 

Do let us know if you liked these little fellas :) 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bird-day invitations!

Hi friends.. On the occasion of the 6th blog anniversary of my little space on the web... I would like to thank each one of you for being part of my journey through life!
It is really special to share a common bond without having met physically!

Little Missy loves birds.. And is behind us to get her real birds at home... I try to explain that birds will be happier flying in the sky rather then being in a. Cage!
To celebrate her love for birds and pets(dog.. Cat.. Peacock are the other beings that she wants in home! God save us :)) we decided to keep bird 🐦 theme for her birthday 🎂.
She is full excited and has so many suggestions for what planning to do.. What games to play... What food to give... Not to forget the party decorations... favors

We created these invitation cards for little miss friends... To invite them for her bird 🐦 theme birthday party 🎉
All the birds are hand drawn and cut.. Will share more of our crafting for her bird day!
Do let me know how you liked it.. Love

Sunday, April 9, 2017

School project - bag of nutrients

Hi friends.. Sharing a school project by my daughter. This was to teach them about balanced diet and nutrients present in different foods. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sewai / Vermicili Upma | Breakfast recipe

Ingredients needed

   Vermicelli - 2 cups (I used bambino Semiya)
   Onion -1
   tomato - 1
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Green chilli -1-2 finely chopped or slit

   Vegetables of your choice
   Beans -4
   Carrot -1
   Fresh or frozen Peas - handful

   For the seasoning

   Oil -3-4 tsp
   Mustard -1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch
   Red Chilli - 2
   Curry leaves - littlePreparation


Thinly slice or finely chop onions and tomato. Chop all the vegetables finely.

Roast vermicelli in a tsp of ghee until light golden brown. If you are using ready made roasted semiya or roasted vermicelli then you can skip this step.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add hing, urad dal , red chillies and curry leaves. When urad dal turns golden brown, add onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until onions become transparent. Add tomato let it cook for a minute. Then add finely chopped vegetables and saute until half cooked.
Add water and salt needed. When water starts boiling, add the roasted vermicelli.Cover and cook on low flames stirring occasionally until it is done.
Serve hot with any chutney or pickle.

Tips for beginners
To check for salt, taste the water, if it is a little salty, then the salt added is right. Once you add semiya it will be perfect.
Usually it is 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Vermicelli, if you are using thick ones. For thin fine semiya, use less water, approximately 1 cup of water for 1 cup of semiya.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easy Origami purse 👛 kids craft

Hi friends.. Sharing an easy Origami purse craft for kids. Little miss and me enjoyed making these. She later taught these to her friends. :)

You can check the steps here:

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dahi ke sholey - bread recipe

8 bread slices 
oil for deep frying 

for stuffing: 
½ cup hung curd/hung yogurt 
1 finely chopped onions 
½ green bell pepper 
2 tbsp chopped veggies of your choice 
⅓ tsp pepper powder 
salt as required 

for Maida paste(gum) 
1 tbsp maida 
1 tbsp water 

Make hung curd in a bowl and then add the chopped veggies, onion and mix everything well. Add the Pepper powder and salt, mix well. 
Take bread slices, trim the edges and then flatten it using the rolling pin. 
Mix maida with water, make the a thick paste and use this as a gum to seal the edges of the rolls. Now keep a tbsp of stuffing in a corner of the bread and brush the maida paste around the corners and then roll the bread. Seal the edges tightly. Do this for remaining bread also. 
fried bread rolls Heat the oil and fry the bread rolls in medium to low flame, carefully. Once it turns golden brown take it out. You can slice it while serving. Serve hot Dahi ke Sholay as a snack with Chat chutneys. 
for stuffing, you can add corn or your favourite veggie, but chop them finely and add them. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spicy Pudina Aloo | Minty potato | Side dish

Sharing this yummy preparation using potato. This is my dear friend Doll's recipe. :) 

  • Potatoes,boiled - 5 (medium)
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilies, chopped - 2
  • Mango powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1tsp
  • Turmeric /haldi - 1/3 tsp
  • Salt /namak - to taste
  • Cumin /jeera - 1tsp
  • Cooking Oil - 5 tbsp
Peel and chop boiled potatoes in medium size pieces. Wash and grind mint,corinader and green chilies into a paste. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add cumin and when it start crackling add the mint paste. Stir fry till it start giving a nice aroma. Now add all the spices in it and stir. Add chopped potatoes and gently mix. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer till potato absorb all the water. Serve hot as a appetizers, snack or side dish.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thank you!

Received this gorgeous card and some super cute goodies from my favorite bloggy pal Dr.  Sonia. Isn't it the cutest owl you've ever seen! 
Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift dear... So happy and so lucky to have you as friend and inspiration to do good and share the goodness with all.  :) 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daal dhokli | One pot meal | Rajasthani/Marwadi cusine

Ingredients for Dal Dhokli Recipe

  • Arhar Dal - 1/2 cup (100 grams)
  • Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup (100 grams)
  • Gram flour - 2 tbsp (20 grams)
  • Ghee - 2 -3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilly - 1
  • Green chilly - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - 7-8
  • Green coriander - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Salt - 1.5 tsp or as per taste
  • Carom seeds - less than 1/4 tsp 

How to make Rajasthani Dal Dhokli Recipe

Clean and wash the dal thoroughly. Soak in water for 1/2 to 1 hour, prior cooking. Place dal and 2 cup water in a pressure cooker. Also add 1 tsp salt and cook until it simmers once. After one simmer, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the flame and let the steam escape. Keep the dal as it in the pressure cooker. 
Take flour, gram flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp ghee and carom seeds in a bowl. Mix all ingredients really well. Add water little by little and knead soft flour, similar to that required for making chapattis. For kneading this much quantity of flour, 1/4 cup of water has been used. Cover the dough and keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes to set. Dough will get puffy. 

Grease your hands with some ghee and knead the dough again. Dough for making dhokli is now ready. Make a lump from the dough and roll giving it a round shape. Dust it with dry flour, place it over the rolling board and roll out in a chapatti. Now cut it into 1-1 inch strips. Cut these strips into two halves from center. 
For cooking dhokli, take 2 to 3 cups of water in any vessel and allow it simmer. When water starts boiling, place dhokli pieces into. Cook the dhokli on high flame for 10 to 15 minutes and keep stirring at regular intervals. 
Prepare tadka for the dal:
Take ghee in a pan. When ghee in hot, add cumin seeds and asafoetida into it. After sauteing cumin seeds, add turmeric powder, curry leaves, dry red chilly, chopped green chilies and coriander powder. Saute the spices for few more minutes. add red chilly powder and mix well. Saute the masala until oil starts separating from it. 
Masala is ready. Now mix cooked dal and dhokli into the pressure cooker and masala in the vessel with dhokli. Mix everything really well and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. 
Dal dhokli is ready, mix few chopped coriander leaves into it and take out in a bowl. Garnish with some more coriander leaves and ghee. Serve steaming hot dal dhokli and relish eating. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy valentines day!

Happy valentines day dear friends... Be your own sunshine ☀ this day.  You don't have to be anybody else's favorite... Just be happy to be.. Thank God for everything

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