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March 31, 2010

Dinner tonight

Filed under: recipe — Tags: , , , , — yaadayaada @ 5:09 am

 Made Vegetable Enchilada and Guacomole for dinner on a whim. Was yum. Take a look for yourself

Enchilada sauce

  1. Tomatoes -3
  2. Garlic – 2 cloves grated
  3. Hot sauce -2 tsp
  4. Chilli powder – 1  tsp
  5. Flour – tsp
  6. Mexican seasoning – 1 tsp
  7. Oil -1 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Sugar 1 tsp
  10. Cumin powder 1 tbsp

Heat oil , fry garlic, add chilli powder, cumin powder, mexican seasoning, add chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar. Fry for 3 minutes. The grind it to paste. Add a little bit of water, hot sauce, bring it to boil. Then dissolve flour in half cup of water, add it to the sauce and bring it to boil. Keep it aside.

Enchilida Filling

  1. Diced Onions 1/2 cup
  2. Diced Bellpepers 1/2 cup
  3. Corn kernels 1/2 cup
  4. Chopped cauliflower 1/2 cup
  5. Oil 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Chilli powder 1 tsp

Heat oil, add onion, saute for 2 mins, add the rest of the veggies, add chilli powder, saute for five minutes, add salt and keep it aside.

To make enchillada

  1. Any kind of tortilla  – 4
  2. Shredded montery jack Cheese – 1/2  to 1 cup depending on your taste

Coat the tortilla with enchillada sauce and fill it up with the filling and some cheese and roll it. The sprinkle cheese on top. About a couple of tablespoons of sauce and broil it in oven for 5 minutes. Voila home made enchillada ready. It takes about 30-45 minutes to prepare it along with Guacolmole.


  1. Avacado – 1
  2. Finely chopped onions -1 tbsp
  3. Roma tomato finely chopped – 1
  4. Lime juice – 1tbsp
  5. Finely chopped green chilli – according to taste
  6. Salt to taste

Mash all the above things together and you have your guacomole ready to go with some toritalla chips.

March 29, 2010

I love spring!

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , — yaadayaada @ 3:14 am

This is why! Flora from my garden! Can’t wait for the roses!

March 7, 2010

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya (விண்ணைதாண்டி வருவாயா)

When I wrote the post about VTV, I was very sure, I won’t see the movie in theatres. Mainly because Simbu is in there! Then saw the reviews and got curious! Revs who earlier said wouldn’t watch it because of Simbhu, started recommending it. The K.Balachander’s letter, that Boo forwarded, made me even more curious. To top it all Boo who earlier taunted me for even contemplating about seeing Simbhu in theatres, went ahead and saw the movie. After all this, I couldn’t wait. So ended up seeing the movie yesterday with husband.

Was prepared for a slow, same thing being repeated again and again, romantic movie after reading some reviews. But then, VTV blew me away. I did not find it slow in any place, I did not feel if anything was repeated even once, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. I mean, I have to admit, for the first 15 minutes of the movie, I was trying to imagine someone else in the place of Simbhu, but couldn’t come up with one. No one in the Tamil movie industry could have fit this role as well as Simbhu had. Once I got over that first 15 minutes and the way Simbhu talks (still can’t stand it), loved the movie. The movie, as a whole was very good. Even the husband loved the movie and it is a big deal! Very realistic. Totally could identify with each one of the characters in the movie. Very believable. Would love to see it again with some of my friends, my sis who are spread all over the world right now! 🙂 And yeah, the climax is awesome. The way it is presented is also great! If it was any other way, I wouldn’t have liked the movie as much as I like now.

P.S 1: Never in my life, I would have believed if someone told me that I would watch a Simbhu movie and would want to see it again.
P.S 2: If could put my thoughts in writing as well as Boo, this is how it will be.

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