Pachai Pattani Sundal /Green Peas Sundal (No Onion No Garlic Recipe)

A simple dish


Hello Peeps!!!

Hope you are back to your healthy routine.Well this week our theme for 74th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #Peas.My Contribution for the theme is simple,healthy and yummy Green Peas Sundal.The dish can be made within 15 mins.Sundal is a dry legume or lentil prepared using fresh Coconut.Mix it with Yogurt and serve it as Raita or mix it with Rice and serve as fried rice.You can just eat it as a snack as well.

Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetable rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.They are low in calories too.Garden peas are packed with several vital vitamins like folic acid, vitamin-C, and Vitamin-K.This is abundantly found in winters.Many excotic dishes can be cooked using fresh green peas ranging from Salads to curries.

Recipe for Pachai Pattani Sundal / Green Peas Sundal :


1 Cup Fresh green peas

1 Cup Fresh…

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Brand New Hope-A self appraisal

Happy New Year!!!

I welcome another year quietly, unlike my previous one yet with the same hope, motivation and prayer for a better life for others and me.


Sunset–Picture taken at Hanuman Garhi near Nainital, Uttarakhand.

What I learnt?

From Family & Friends-This year in particular had the most challenging phase, where I knew the real people in my life and the so called “real artificial ones”, whom I thought to be real. I thank those who gave me difficult time, for, I wouldn’t realized the true ones in my life.

From Fellow Blogger-Lots of new stories, their passion, better way of writing, new places, how few of them fought hard and  are self motivated to overcome harder times.

From Travel Experiences-I saw many opportunities, paths with dust yet a simpler life, carefree living with no dirt within, holy shrines where thousands flocked for blessing, learnt new stories that the book never taught and added few more places I wish to visit.

What I Wish To Do?

Learn to tackle people better, overcome situation by avoiding them, learn from experience, plan more carefully on my finances, do little trips that fit my budget, take my parents on a vacation, spend more time with my son and many more unplanned.

The most important thing will be to accept life and its lessons while trying to embrace them.

Hoping each one of us have a happier and healthier days ahead while trying to cross each others path more frequently.









Purple & White….the mood transformer?

Its Monday morning..yet another new beginning towards newer goals, be it work or other. How is it that we make every Monday nicer, even though our mind is still in the relaxing mode, waiting to get out off…’Sunday”?

No, we don’t really want that push or do we? Yes to me, from within us and none other. We search for those little thing(subconsciously) around us that pep up and get going. For me, colors did that job. I stay awake to life in colors, be it markets, shopping,  food, travel or anything.

So here is one of its kind…….a little arrangement at my workplace.



May the force be with you every Monday for the new beginning.


Love, Vannie

Swaying my body for benefit

The benefit of exercise is something that I waiting to see. If you have not guessed,  then let me tell. The thought of going to workout and gain a bit of stamina suddenly cropped; though it did make circles for a while in my head. But now that I have started, the feeling is so amazing that, I am impressed by myself ( I need a good pat). What is motivating is the people to encourage me; no I haven’t made friends yet. Its the dedication and willingness to have a healthy body from my surrounding is very welcoming. The result is evident. A stronger feeling is in here, out and within.


But, what I enjoy the most is the music, that force to shake my leg and push me to do that extra bit. Believe me, its just about 20 days. What about those who have been sweating it out for long? How good they must be feeling? I felt the calmness within to tackle bigger situations.


Post work out, I take a short ride back home. What was different in my usual path , was the lighter moment when the slow wind came by to brush my cheeks gently. I nearly closed my eyes….oops… I did not forget its the middle of the road and no dreamland. In a true sense, rediscovering the word “rejuvenate” was wonderful and harnessing this very moment  everyday is truly blissful.

Let there be bliss in each of our lives.

Loads of  love,





Foggy View-Nandi Hills

How many of us are perfectionist and how perfect is an individual? Is there a way one could measure? I suppose not yet, at the least for character of an individual. And then comes personal issues with non-perfect people, even when it is not quantifiable in general. But what about nature? Is it perfect? I know, its not.

I saw these imperfections created by mountains, rivers, volcano’s, rain, and many more. All these only made our earth beautiful. Its what we see past the imperfections and I am loving them.

Here is a beauty I captured, where I wished to get lost one early morning, running away from the smoky city center.


A view of Nandi Hills


The stretching hills


Swaying coconut trees……..welcoming visitors


Moss covering the fort wall


The settled white flower amidst a green surrounding


Standing out spreading its branches to embrace the droplets from above


My brother and his lady love….


An unforgettable view…from the restaurant


The regular visitor


Waiting to be showered in Yellow rain


Our morning breakfast with complimentary view


Some happy moments… cherish….


***Nandi Hills is very close to Bangalore, where most bikers race through the fog to the view the best of nature. With a hope to get there soon.yet again…signing off now.

Happy Sunday!!



Happy Birthday Neel, celebrating 9 years of joy!!

I wish I can hold back time sometime soon. This is just an attempt. For moms, kids grow fast and by the time we realize where they reached, it’s just memories we hold to cherish each of those moments. I make many attempts to capture such acts of my angel, for he is truly special. Beginning his early years, through photo or words, it is important to tell him (in future) how he was or what he did and I am sure, we heard many such acts of ours from parents. Nonetheless, today’s technology has helped us in doing so better than what we had/have. Many “mothers” are in the process, despite their schedules.


The birthday cake


From the initial years…..

Here is another occasion, to hold on to. Neel turned 9 this November 11th. We had a quiet party with few friends of his and family. Like every mother, I too could not hold on to my happiness seeing him smiling throughout. The best part was, when he thanked me for the party and told “the entire arrangement was his gift”. It was bit of a surprise, as I did not expect it from him. I realized he growing faster than I expected……..


Up for the pose



The party attire