Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kavin's 4th Birthday

Hi Friends,
Hope all of you are doing very well. I'm sorry that I'm unable to keep up my word of resuming blogging soon. Meanwhile " THANKS" to all my dear blogger friends and readers who continue to visit my blog and leave encouraging comments. I really feel so bad that I'm unable to respond to all of your comments. But I hope you will understand.

Lots have been going on in the past month. Kavin's Birthday, my b'day, My in-laws arrival and getting adjusted to all the changes. Phew... I'm glad that it's all over now. Anyway, I just wanted to share some pictures of our special days with you.

Ok guys. I can hear you saying ... enough of talking. Where's food? Well, I have many posts in my draft but I choose Egg Curry to post today.

This is a simple and flavourful gravy. If you wish you can use replace eggs with chicken. It tastes great with dosa, pulav rice, biryani or rotis. Pardon me for the bad presentation. No time to garnish or clean the sides of the plate


Eggs- 5
Onion- 1 (medium)
garlic- 3 pods
ginger- 1"
green chilli - 1
corriander leaves- small fistful
curry leaves- few
mint leaves- 5 or 6
Tomato- 1 (big)
turmeric- 1/4 tsp
sambar powder- 1/4 tsp
Some curry powder- 1/2 tsp (I used sakthi chicken masala for an added flavour)
cloves- 2
pattai (cinnamon stick) - 1"
jeera seeds- 1 tsp
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
salt- as required

Boil eggs and peel off the shell. Cut them in halves and set aside. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and fry the onions, ginger, garlic, chilli, corrinader leaves, curry leaves and mint until the onion turns into a pale brown color and becomes soft. Finally add the tomatoes and saute until completely mashed. Switch off the gas and allow it to cool. Grind it all to a smooth paste.

Heat one tbsp of oil in a kadai and fry cloves and cinnamon stick. Next add the ground paste , turmeric , sambhar powder and curry powder. Add required salt. After 5 mins add the cumin-fennel powder and a cup or more of water. Bring to a nice boil.

Slip in the eggs slowly and carefully mix well . Test for seasonings and switch off the gas until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Finally add some corriander leaves and mix.

I'm signing off with this. Will be back with my next post soon. Once again I'm sorry for not replying to all your comments. From my next post onwards I'll be responding back only to queries. But I gladly welcome your suggestions. Thanks again for understanding. Take care and have a great Day!!!!


Anonymous said...

100 years for you, i just made fish curry from your recipe and i thought where is she? no new recipes? i wanted to send a personal message asking about your disappear, and i got new recipe

Kalai said...

Looks you have been a busy lady, Kribha! No worries, but glad to hear that all's well. Loved the pics, too! Egg curry has never been my favorite, but this looks good. Will try. :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Kribha...
Hope u had nice time with ur family. Belated B-day Wishes to u and Kavin. The photos are rocking... BTW Egg curry looks good YUM!...

Asha said...

Kribha, so good to see you and hear from you girl. Don't worry about commenting, take your time. I can see how busy you are!:)

You have lost somuch wt, you look great in the photos!

Happy birthday to you and Kavin too. He looks very handsome there!:)

Glad he is doing well. Enjoy the company. Egg and chicken looks delicious, I will make it.

Keep in touch now and then. Hugs.

Pravs said...

Lovely pics and a yummy egg curry. Belated b'day wishes to you and kavin.

zlamushka said...

How cute your litle ones are :-) And that egg curry, beautiful. So rich....

indosungod said...

Kribha, glad to hear you are doing fine. Belated Birthday wishes to you. Egg Kurma is welcome any time of the day. Looks totally yummy.

Jeena said...

Hi Kribha, you all look so happy on the pictures and the party food looks fantastic.

Your egg curry looks amazing I love the texture of it delicious. :-)

Take care


Seema said...

Hi Kribha,

Belated Happy Birthday to mom & son :-) You look amazing.. lost so much weight.. keep it up!
Egg Curry looks superb!

Richa said...

dear kribha, u've lost so much weight, hope u r not doing it too sudden :)
nice b'day pics, u must hv had a good time, Best wishes to Kavin!

Archana said...

absolutely yummy egg curry. Will try this version soon - Thanks for sharing and welcome back to blogging

Vcuisine said...

My hearty wishes to Kavin. May God bless him health, wealth and happiness. Viji


Hi Hope u r doing fine...You have lost so much weight and now looking pretty good slim!!!
Belated wishes for you both and convey my kisses to kavin!!

Laavanya said...

It's great to have you back Kribha! Looks like you've been keeping very busy. Happy Birthday (belated) to Kavin.. looks like everyone had a blast during the party and what an array of yummy food. You look great! Why do you diet so much? :)

The Egg curry looks so thick and yummy... I must try this new method.. we love egg curries at home.

Take care and looking forward to more yummy recipes and posts.

Aaarti said...

HI Kriba
Wow, i love egg curry, an aunt used to make n send some over for us when we were growing up[me n my cousin].. been ages since i had some...

looks very tempting...
belated birthday wishes to u and kavin... :)

Cynthia said...

You have been busy and it looks that you and the family have been having quite a celebration. Take your time hon. Just glad to you that you are okay.

Andhra Flavors said...

Lovely pics and delicious egg curry. Belated b'day wishes to Kavin.

Rajitha said...

Dear Kribha...

thanks for the lovely response to my post. i am not approving for submission only coz you have stated ur weight there..was not sure if you want it out...if you think it is okay..will publish it..thought i should let you know.

Coming to the 'friend' who tends to bug is simple as daylight she is jealous. i have noticed thru my weight-loss journey there are two types of ppl. who tend to react in that is a person who is overweight herself..this person is unhappy about herself and wants and seeks company. When you want to better urself..gets jealous..insecure and tries to hold you back so that she has an excuse to do nothing about her weight. Another person who holds u back are the ppl. who are thin but view you as competetion and would rather like you being chubby and unhappy with urself than be confident and doing what you set ur mind too..again..they are insecure.
My take on this is.. it is nobody's business on how you lose the weight. You do not have to justify your weight-loss approach to anyone or prove to them how you are getting such amazing results. People who love you know what you are are happy with what you are i suggest you basically ignore what the jealous lady preaches...stick to your diet and look hot and reach the goal you have set for urself.
Meanwhile..if you want to vent..feel free to email me...

hugs..and take care..u sweet girl :)

Jyothsna said...

You've lost a lot of weight, wow! What's the secret? Nic eegg curry.

Happy cook said...

You are busy aren't you.
Kaving looks so cute with his b'day dress.
And what a wonderful buffet.
Love the gg wurry too