Baby Update First: Little M is getting bigger every day (she'll be 2 in a couple months). Now she has started speaking decipherable sentences. She says "I this" for something she wants, "I no this' if she doesn't want something & "I no no" when she doesn't know. She uses words & sentences in context too, for the most part. But her favorite sentence " I no no what to do" is used randomly, like when I ask her "what is Ginger doing?" or tell her "let's go to the park" or just because she feels like saying it! I don't know where she has heard that or what she thinks it means but it always gets us laughing! :) I speak with her in Kannada and the wonderful lady who takes care of her during the day speaks to her in Telugu but she talks a lot in English, that from interacting with other kids for only about 3 hours a day! She is a lot of fun. Of course it is a whole different story when it's oota time (time to eat) coz she is one fussy kid then!
Speaking of food, Capsicum & Onion Gojju is my entry for JFI-Bell Peppers, hosted by my buddy Pooja of Creative Ideas this month. Jihva was a concept created by Indira of Mahanandi. Thank you both!
2 Green Peppers (chopped)
2 medium sized onions (chopped)
1 tsp tamarind paste (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
1 tbsp jaggery (or brown sugar)
Salt to taste
Grind to paste with a little water:
1 cup coconut shreds
1 tsp raw rice (to help in grinding the coconut)
3-4 green chillies
2 tsp saarina pudi (rasam powder)
1 heaped tsp roasted sesame seeds (optional)
a pinch of hing
Oil, Mustard seeds, hing, turmeric powder & curry leaves
Heat oil & make the tadka. Add onions & peppers & fry for a few minutes. Add the tamarind water & salt. Cover & cook on low heat until well cooked. Add the ground paste, more salt if needed and mix well. Bring to a boil and the gojju is done!
I normally make this gojju this way but one time I did add peanuts since I did not have enough coconut. It gave a different, though nice, flavor. Do try that as a variation as well.
Other gojjus from me: Eggplant & Capsicum Gojju and Apple gojju.
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