Ask your kid what they think about you.You will get innocent answers.You might have heard the proverb " a friend in need is a friend indeed". But I don't believe it. Most of the time you may get flattering from them.Yeah, they are not dare to tell about your real behaviour, even if they don't like it.If they tell the truth, your friendship may break there at the moment.You may think she / he has hurt your feelings.May be some of you have such good friends other than this kind. Let me tell the truth, me too adjusting many sitting silently.Some times I would ask my kids (and H) what do they find bad in my conduct? I have learnt that is the way to correct my faults.Since kids are with us always, they notice our "outside" deportment and can easily tell about it.(People may have an inside & outside behaviours, at least we can change one).Kids below 10 and above 6 will be able to do it, I think these souls may start lying after ten, as they think saying good thing will make us happy.. :)
When my girl was 4 or 5 she used to play "Ashwamedham" which she learned from the show that was anchored by Mr.G.S.Pradeep, a famous Kairali TV artist. She thought about a lady, who was alive and from our family but I couldn't find out who was it from her answers. I just asked for a clue and she said "that lady is very useful to us, it is difficult for us to live without that lady in the house"! I felt like hearing the lessons in the primary school "Cow is a very useful animal, it gives us milk..." :) Yeah, it was about her mother and all mothers in the world! :) She might have changed her opinion when she grew (now 11) and sometimes says "ma, your character is very bad..." My strictness might have provoked her.. ;)
Don't think am deviating from the food talks. Talking too much about food (or other things) is really boring.(am not talkative, thats why I think so.. :) )So I stop here, and let's see the "chettinadu pepper chicken"...
Chicken pieces 1/2 kg
small onions 4
curry leaves 2 stalks
coriander leaves 2 Tbsp
coriander powder 1 tsp
pepper powder 3 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
fennel seeds 2 pinches
cardamom 1 crushed
cinnamon sticks 1/4 " size 2 no.
oil or ghee
Coconut grated 3/4 cup
pepper corns 2 Tbsp
garlic cloves 6 small
ginger 1/4 " piece
How to prepare
Heat little oil, put cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds.
After few seconds, add chicken with all powders and ground paste.
Cook this with enough water and salt.
When the chicken is done, reduce water on a low flame.
Heat a frying pan, pour little oil or ghee.
Saute chopped small onions, curry leaves.
When small onions are brown add the cooked chicken.
Stir slowly until the water evaporates completely and chicken is brown and dry.
Mix with coriander leaves, remove from fire.
This is the recipe of Mrs. Ammu Mathew, Vanitha. Small onions are my addition , so you can avoid it.Adding more pepper powder will give a nice dark color.