"I hate Elmo's mummy's hair", this is what my little boy comments if he sees some beetroot or red cabbage dishes!
Actually, I had never listened Elmo's mom.But after hearing his comment , I understood how much children notice their surroundings and other people.I believe kids always make their parents or other people as role models.So am trying my best to "behave well" in front of the kids,(we all are actors / actresses on one side, correct? ) And I am almost satisfied in that.I remember once I asked my daughter, why did you do this, she attacked me with the same question.. After that I tried to hide all my angers and other bad feelings from them. It was a success, and I could find out a mother can do lot of things in developing a child's behaviour.Now seeing other kids, I can analyse the character of their parents or the atmosphere where they grow.
Kids always love their parents or any other one, who play with them like a child.So don't be always serious in front of your kids and try to go to the level of the children in your behaviour, at least in your leisure.
This pachadi is simple but delicious and royal, which goes well with rice or chapathi.
I would like to send this to Ramki's blog event, hope this may be considered as a not complicated recipe.(Please skip the grinding step and just add curd instead) :)
Beetroot Pachadi Ingredients
Beetroots 2 medium size grated
small onions 5
green chilly 4
curry leaves 2 stalks
mustard seeds 1 tsp
uluva / fenugreek seeds 1/4tsp
dry red chillies 1
curd 1 or 11/2 cups
coconut grated 1 cup
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
garlic 1 clove
ginger 1/4 " piece
How to prepare
Heat oil. Allow mustard seeds and fenugreeks to splutter.
Break red chillies into two. Put them in the oil with curry leaves and crushed small onions.
Add chopped green chillies too and saute for a while.
Put grated beetroots and salt, stir and allow to cook on a low flame.
When it is cooked, pour the ground solution to the above cooked beetroots.
Mix well, when it is hot , remove from fire. No need to boil.
Add curd according to the thickness and taste as you desired.