The other day I happened to flip TV channels and saw an interview of a very famous actor. This man is successful financially, professionally as well as has all the fame in the world. He was asked a simple question “are you happy?” He could not answer it, he went on beating around the bush and then finally answered, ” happiness is overrated, I don’t think anyone is actually happy.” I do not agree with him. I belive otherwise. I do not want to teach this to my son. I think its your choice to be happy or not. You need to decide,” yes I want to be happy”
A sure sign of a happy child is when he is raised by happy parents. Happiness is a feeling you have to make your child feel…
Try this, On our way to school and back, me and my son sing songs. We sing all the possible songs that come on the radio. When we are waiting on the signal other people sometimes give me a smile back and enjoy the moment with us or Sometimes give me a look saying I have lost it, but does that matter? what matters is the vibrating laughter of my son when he sees his mom singing is all funny or over the top voices and joints in mimicking how dori the fish would sing that song.
At home we both put his favourite song..he requests me ” mumma tungi dance muk ne” no one gets it, songs name is Lungi dance and we dance on it. My son being the 3 year old jumps crazily on this song and has many times sliped or bumped his head. I get to do the roadside barat ganesh visarjan dance. Where can one do this kind of dance without getting drunk? And we have a laugh riot 😊
My son had taught me to enjoy everyday. Thank God! it is not the other way cause if children learn to live from us adults they learn to be gloomy, serious, fearful, manipulative and about 100 useless adjectives which will take away their innocence and childhood.
I am really happy that my son has given me the gift of laughter. We laugh silly when someone berps or farts or when he wants to become superman by wearing his underwear over his track pant and in this costume he is zooming round and round in our living room. He did get annoyed at me when I said no to him as he wanted to go outside wearing that red flash underwear over his green track pants and show it to the neighbours around. May be he wanted to impress our neighbour’s daughter but I think if she had seen him like that she would have freaked out. Lolz.
All in all we have fun filled days, that’s what makes a life worth living…
As it is winter, we enjoy having hot sizzling curries with rice and kichadi and for some reason we made a lot of corn curries these past few days..
CORN COCONUT CURRY
Recipe courtesy: Maria Goretti
This corn coconut curry my mom saw from a cooking show. I first ate this at my parent’splace. My plan was to cook when my son naps but this particular day he refused to sleep.
when he was busy playing with his cars, Oh sorry not playing, when he was busy organising his cars, I cooked this curry. When I wanted to take the photograph he comes curiously and tells me “kabir help kare.” And then he helped by holding the plate 😊
Sharing the link to the recipe:
RAJASTHANI CORN CURRY:
Recipe courtesy: executive chef Kamal Singh from trident hotels , Udaipur
Its a perfect recipe to share.
1 tbsp of besan ( gram flour)
500 ml of butter milk
1 tbsp of oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp ajwain
2 whole red chilies
2 green chillies
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 onion finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Add salt, besan, turmeric and red chili powder, keep aside
Heat the oil and add cumin, coriander seeds and ajwain. stir but do not turn them brown. Add red chilies, green chilies, curry leaves, Ginger garlic paste.
Now add the buttermilk mixture.
Bring it to boil. Simmer for an hour.
Add the corn and bring the mixture to boil.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
This recipe is basic for rajesthani kadhi.
Your options are unlimited have just the curry, add pokaoda or gatta or what I did..
PATEL STYLE CORN CURRY:
Recipe courtesy: several Mahraj ( cooks) at Patel household and also my grandmother who taught all the cooks 😊
Link to this patel curry: