Its vacation time thus there is a stock of unused energy in my son and my husband is constantly travelling. So well, mumma has to be on her toes. Its quite fun ! its just that I have hardly any time to do an update on All Izz Well.

Yesterday I was convincing my son to take a bath. So I decided to trick him.  I told him let me wash your hands in the shower area. While washing his hands, I sprinkled some water on his night dress. I tell him, “oh look your T shirt has got wet, lets take it out..”

Then I tell him, ” chal ave since you are wet let me give you a bath and shampoo your hair.”

Son gives me a naughty smile, he seems more that happy to take a bath. Well… I am a bit confused thinking –  sala abhi toh mana kar raha tha..

Now I am trying to remove his pants. I sit on my legs like how the village people sit. He doesn’t  lift his legs so his pants are gathered at his ankles.

I tell him, “Betu hold me and lift your legs one by one so that I remove your pants and all..”

As I am fiddling to remove his pants making sure he dosn’t fall down,

Suddenly he fills the tumbler and says, “mumma ne huh navi karavu, mumma ne pan shampoo karvu..”

Then pours a tumbler full of water on my head, I screamed, ” no no kabu no ..”

I am still trying to remove his pants..

Another tumbler of water and after the 3 rd one on my head,  I am drenched in water !

My son is vibrating with laughter. I look at him and start laughing in the same rhythm.

Apparently, we had to go somewhere for office work and I was all ready except to change into my new clothes.

I finally sat on the floor laughing and my son is trying to do malish on my head…singing…

It was a task to reach the office on the assigned time which we did reach but along with that we also made a memory of a life time !

That’s what parenting is about – its also about reliving your childhood with your child !

Along with this idea, I am sharing a recipe of Sanjeev Kapoor, who’s cookery show  Khanna Khazana I used to see when I myself was a child. I enjoyed watching his cookery show. I loved the way he explains his dishes, he talks as if he is teaching a small child and I thought he was talking to me. Little did I know that one day I would fall in love with food and cooking.😋

Recipe : mushroom matter ( peas ) curry

Recipe courtesy: Sanjeev Kapoor


Green peas 1 and 1/2 cups

Mushrooms 200 grams

Oil 2 tablespoons

Green cardamoms 4

Cinnamon 1 inch stick

Onions 2 large finely chopped

Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

Tomato puree 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Cashewnut paste 1/2 cup


Heat oil in a kadai. Add green cardamom, cinnamon stick and onions and sauté until it is light golden brown. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for half a minute.

Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt and sauté till oil leaves the masalas.

Add cashewnut paste dissolved in one cup of water, stir well. Add a cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil and then add green peas and mushrooms.

Cook on high heat for seven to eight minutes or till the green peas are fully cooked. Cook on low heat for five minutes.

Serve hot.
I also added dried methi in the recipe.

The same day I made naan as well but shall share it in some other update.

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