30 June, 2009

Announcing RCI July'09

Close to two and half years ago Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine initiated an event that has become very dear to many food bloggers around the world; it is called RCI or Regional Cuisine of India. Each month, a region/state of India is chosen, and food bloggers around the globe are encouraged to explore the cuisine of that region/state and hence showcase some delicious and authentic dishes exclusive to the state/region.

After exploring many states and regions around our beloved motherland, this month I am honoured to take you all to my native land to sample and devour one of the finest cuisines. Yes my dear friends, this month we will be exploring the hidden gems in beautiful temple town of Udupi and gorgeous coastal city of Mangalore. The RCI for the month of July’09 is RCI-Udupi & Mangalorean Cuisine!

RCI-Udupi & Mangalore

19 June, 2009

Spicy Tomato Rice: Lazy People's Version


Spicy Tomato Rice

“If life deals you lemons, make lemonade; if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys”
Nah… The recipe for Bloody Marys is not you will find here but a bowl of Spicy Tomato Rice.

12 June, 2009

Capsicum & Baby Corn Curry with Random Rants :)


Capsicum & Baby Corn Curry

Missed participating in blog events - Check.
Missed visiting blogger friends – Check.
Missed leaving comments in their blog – Check.
Missed posting recipes twice a week – Check.
Missed writing new post for Beyond Curries – Check.
Missed cooking recipes from other blogs (at least 2 recipes per month) – Check.
Missed taking photographs of new recipe I cooked and loved for blog – Check!!!!!!!!!!

10 June, 2009

Summer Classes for Men!

Everyday my 4-5 personal email inboxes are jam packed with spam mails, forwards and few genuine emails from friends and family. Many a times these spam emails gets deleted without second glance and sometime forward mails also meet the same fate! But today one forward email got my attention because of its title and I was literally rolling on floor laughing loudly, holding my tummy after reading it. I thought why not share it with you all and spread some laughter on boring weekday! Guys, I am not sure if you can stand the heat and ladies, join the laughing club!

I will be back with few recipes shortly. Till then enjoy cooking and blogging :)


Summer Classes for Men at

by Saturday, June 13, 2009

Class 1
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays.
Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.
Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 2
The Toilet Paper Roll--Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3
Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting
The Seat and Avoiding The Floor, Walls and Nearby Bathtub?
Group Practice.
Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hou rs.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor
--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
Dinner Dishes--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning
at 7:00 PM

Class 6
Loss Of Identity--Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7
Learning How To Find Things--Starting With Looking In The Right Places
And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Open Forum <>Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch--Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health.
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost.
Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined

Class 10
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?
Driving Simulations.
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11
Learning to Live--Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM , location to be determined

Class 12
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion.
Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at7:00 PM.

Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Rememberin g Birthdays, Anniversaries
and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going To Be Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 14
The Stove/Oven-- What It Is and How It Is Used.
Live Demonstration..
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

04 June, 2009

Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Flavoured Whole Wheat Bread: From Baking Virgin!!!


Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Flavoured Whole Wheat Bread

“Lady, you have been staring at me since last fifteen minute”, said handsome fellow with twinkle in his eyes.
“No I am not!” I said indignantly.
“Oh yes, you are. I am quite sure of it”. He was amused.
“Excuse me! You are imagining things”, I said trying to avoid his eyes.
“Its not the first time I noticed you looking at me ‘that’ way you know. I think I know what you want”, he said looking deep into my eyes.
“Oh, really? So you think you can read my mind? Tell me what’s in mind?” I challenged him as I was quite sure that he was bluffing.
“It’s very easy to read your mind. Well, I know for fact that you want to master me!”

And that’s exactly what I wanted to do all these years even when I was kitchen virgin!
I wanted to master him…