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అజ్ఞానేంద్రియాలు

అజ్ఞానేంద్రియాలు

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whats fascinating in your kitchen today? Ootappam with peanut/mint chutney

Total time for prep: 18 minutes

Total Carbs: Just 153 per ootappam. (your RDI is approx 2500 so this is a wonderful breakfast overall)

First its the smell of this ‘two-minute–roasted-peanut-mint-chutney’ that calls you in into the kitchen, then the fermented batter sizzling on the pan with vapor bubbles on the glass top makes you peek and smell the onion/coriander toppings.. (at this point, you are half way closing your eyes, inhaling deeply and start bending your head backwards)

.. and the slice cut green chili, dipped in olive oil and torched to perfection pulls you in completely.

A perfect breakfast with a superb nutrition scale.. Try it out and flatter yourself 🙂

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A new English word: LapLaptop

Or is it “LapBoyLaptop”? Folks! Please advice and we can propose to Oxford… 🙂
A new English word: LapLaptop

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boring food — boring person

boring food - boring person

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you can cook this sumptuous meal in 30 minutes

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It takes less than 30 minutes to cook this sumptuous meal and be happy you did a right thing today by NOT eating out.

Stewed jira-eggplant, braised bittergourd with jaggery and tamarind, hot spinach-zucchini-kadhi…. all under 30 minutes..

slow cooked to preserve the maximum nutrients… I can’t explain better than this pic.

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You could be killing your mind… Slowly!… Right now…

You are different… Sooner or later, “difference” scares people

                                                 — from “The Accountant” movie.

Aha! so very true I testify 🙂 But I believe every man and woman are different, just that most of them form groups and stay confined to the circles of “like-mindedness” so much so that they antagonize anything out of their purview, their perception… The moment you tend to be in a fixed template psychologically, the moment you keep doing the same things every day, meet the same people and talk the same non-sense all the time.. It forms deep patterns in your mind that you slowly refuse to break out of…

Thats the beginning of the end of your own creativity.. Your own existence…

Thats how you could be killing your mind … Slowly… Right now.  Meet new people all the time. Go to new places. Do new things. Get new Ideas. Fight for your points. Disagree. Lose. Cry. Succeed. Laugh. Break down. Bounce back. Move on.

Thats whats life meant to be. You will certainly regret if you don’t live it.. certainly, right? 🙂

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incredible power of the wholegrain blackgram .. in your kitchen!!

To all those who don’t realize the incredible power of wholegrain blackgram, here is the most famous breakfast from India.. Steam boiled and served hot, these wholegrain idli coupled with pigeon-pea-powder-and-sesame-oil, tomoto-capsicum-and-garlic-chutney….

Not just for kids, this is an energy bomb for everyone to revive their boring days and dull weekends, go out and spend that energy blast ourdoors.. It all starts in your kitchen 🙂  ఇంటికి ఇనుము.. ఒంటికి మినుము 🙂

The ingredients, the combinations, the passed-down knowledge in handling, the simplicity in preparation, the amount of packed power ounce-by-ounce and most of all the undeniable taste that anyone and everyone comfortable with .. is what all makes the idli… the idli.

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What is worth the wait for a weekend?

There are a ton of reasons people wait for a weekend.. But I do it for my fav dish that never disappoints.. The superb aroma, mouth watering taste, a wonder combination of vegetables, herbs and spices… Seen here is our signature Veg Biriyani 🙂
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The simplest no-cost thing you can do to encourage clean energy: RECs

This is to all my family and friends in USA who wanna do their part and share environmental awareness… The electricity we consume from PG&E is sourced from coal ,solar, gas and many others… Once the electrons reach the grid, there is no way a consumer can distinguish where it is sourced from… But through RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates), you are demanding your utility company like PGE to increase their source share from clean energy… Wind farms rely on the revenue from RECs to offer their energy at a price that is competitive against fossil fuels.

I don’t understand why everyone is not jumping up to grab and buy RECs.. May be its just awareness.. So doing my part..

Technically, you don’t have to do anything except paying your monthly bill to Arcadia instead of PG&E.  Arcadia in turn will offer RECs to PG&E. How cool is that?

Referrals are a minor thing in this big picture but you also save a $25 on your first monthly power bill… And do your part to increase the demand for clean energy… I am sure you will be happy about it.. We should appreciate and encourage companies like Arcadia for fighting this thankless war.

Pl join this revolution here: http://www.arcadiapower.com/venkatabalas3625

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Best of Indian Food (contd..)

Those kitchen-morons just don’t know the best of it all.. I am surprised to see the amount of negative publicity in the press around Indian Food. The number of options we have for low caloried, high fiber content coupled with super good nutrition is just mind blowing.   For example, look at this dinner option:

Bajra-Jowar Dosa topped with onions and served with veggie-filled Sambar ( a thick lentil soup with super beneficial herbs, spices and lots of vegetables ) and peanut chutney.

very delicious, mouth watering combination with amazing health benefits.. It takes pages to explain why you should focus on lentils, millets, fiber and vegetables..

Bon Appètit.

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yet another hidden gem of Indian Cuisine — అరటి పువ్వు రోటి పచ్చడి

raw banana flower bracts pounded in a rock mortar and pestle, added curd, raw green mirchi paste along with a heavy dose of mustard then tempered with traditional spices in peanut oil … Its all.. simple yet a bliss to eat in.  yes.. a bliss.

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How does a simple Indian meal look like?

A freshly made authentic Indian meal would typically start with pleasing your eyes before teasing your taste buds. The herbs and spices involved in the making of each ingredient are carefully cooked in a specific style to maximize taste while minimizing nutrient loss.  And no doubt there is a lot of science in an Indian kitchen that straightly dictates your overall physical and mental health.

The fact that it makes you feel hungry as soon as you look at it and the tremendous knowledge handling taste, texture and nutrition are enough of an evidence of the Indian culinary wisdom.

In the picture below is an Andhra style meal — one cup of rice served with a vegetable curry, one pickle, one curd-based chutney, dried curry leaf powder topped with a little spoon of fresh ghee… and of course a yummy ripe banana.

Enjoy the meal.
How does a simple south indian meal look like?

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Syllogismic philosophy — appreciating a person

People influence you in many indirect and subtle ways. Whether your interaction with a man is good or bad, there is always a lesson for you.. May be you learnt how to talk better, how not to initiate/end a conversation, handle a situation, opened up a new life style option or just realized how important your other friends are..

He could have funded your meal silently, or just your food for thought.  He could have sponsored your journey to realization or just poked your ego for good.

You never know, until “you” introspect deeply.  Never ever get offended by a person. And always appreciate them.

syllogismic philosophy -- appreciating a person

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ఎంత దూరం వచ్చేసాం మనం?

తలగడ కూడా లేకుండా నేలమీద పడుకుని ఒళ్ళుమరిచి నిద్రపోయిన రోజుల్నించి,
ఇంటిముందు గేటు మీద జాజి పందిరి పరిచిన ఆహ్లాదపు సాయంత్రాల్నించి,
పెరట్లోని పాడి ఆవు పాలతో పాటు పంచిన ప్రేమామృతపు జ్ఞాపకాల్నించి,
పక్కింటి నాని గాడు పాలకోసం గుక్కతిప్పకుండా ఏడిస్తే కనుక్కోవడానికి వెళ్లిన అమ్మ అక్కడే కబుర్లు చెప్తూ ఉండిపోతే, వంటింట్లో మాడిపోయిన వంకాయ కూర వాసనల్నించి..

ఎంత దూరం వచ్చేసాం మనం?

అలుపు తెలియని పరుగులో అదుపు లేని బతుకులో, ఆకాశ హర్మ్యాల మధ్య అనంత జన వాహినిలో,
ఆనవాలు లేని అంతరాత్మతో, అస్తిత్వపు సంక్షోభంతో, ఆశనిరాశల సందిగ్ధంతో, అసలేమీ చెయ్యలేని అసహాయతతో ..

ఎంత దూరం వచ్చేసాం మనం?

భోగి పొద్దున సెగల అంచున వేడి కాగిన వెర్రి బాల్యం
సంకురాతిరి సందెవేళల సిగ్గులొలికిన కౌమారం
కనుమ పగటిని కక్కముక్కల కాకతీరిన యౌవనం
అన్నిపోయెను సున్న మిగిలెను అయిన చావదు చాంచల్యం

మంచి మరచెను సుద్ది విరచెను మనిషి మనిషినె కుంగదీసేను
కరడుగట్టిన గుండెలు పట్టుకు మరెంత దూరం వచ్చేసాం మనం?

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