Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Whenever I post an insta story of our version of savoury vermicelli, I always get messages from not many ( I am not popular) but yes a handful of mothers asking me the recipe. We mothers are recipe diggers and our only aim is to fill the little tummy.
I call our savoury version “Vermicelli Arabiatta” since it is inspired from the red sauce pasta all kids love eating at birthday parties.
It is extremely simple to make and the little ones love it.
1/2 cup Roasted Vermicelli
Fistful of chopped capsicum
Some chopped broccoli
Some chopped red bell pepper
Some chopped yellow bell pepper
Some chopped carrots
1 tomato puréed
1 clove of garlic (purée with tomato)
1 tbsp pizza-pasta sauce
Salt to taste
Pinch of pepper
1.5 cups of water
Put all the chopped veggies in a pan.
Put quarter cup water, add salt and cover the pan and let the veggies get soft.
After two minutes, add purées tomato and cook for another one minute.
Add pasta sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper and bring it all together.
Add the roasted Vermicelli and stir for another minute.
Add water, cover the pan and let it cook on medium flame. Cook for a few minutes with the lid on.
Take the lid of and let the remaining water dry.
If you do not have roasted Vermicelli, use the regular one and dry roast it.
The quantities of veggies are not mentioned because it is absolutely up to you.
Keep stirring the Vermicelli while the water is drying as it may stick to the pan.
I ran out of oregano, so you can add that too.
Hope your little one relishes our version of vermicelli.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
The whistling of the leaves
The hissing of the wind
The dancing fragile trees
The to and fro of the swing
The fallen bougainvilleas racing with each other
The rustle of the carpet of crisp leaves
The chirping birds flying back home
The confused sky changing colours every now and then
The laughter of a kid and the wails of an infant next door
The solace that comes with the music of the wind
Breathing in the beauty of nature;the beauty of life
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Her feet were dipped in water; water that was warm. The bundle of peaks and the bubbles from a thousand breaths underneath her sole brought her peace.
She felt calm. Just then her foot was pulled out from the solace of damp and was wrapped in fuzziness. But this soft touch didn’t last too long. The calm was ruffled turning into froth and foam. Soon after the tiny grime like balls danced up and down on her feet. It made her feel ticklish. This whole experience of damp and tickle gave her so many sensations. No wonder she was so regular with her monthly pedicures.