Where does the stress come from? Does it come from our boss, kids, traffic jams, bad relationships? The answer is 'No'....It doesn't come from any of these, it comes only from our thoughts about these circumstances...We are what our Thoughts have made us, they can make us feel Pleased and Pained and can Create Hell and Heaven Inside Us....
What exactly these thoughts are? These are some thing which shapes us, which follows us like a shadow and some times even haunts us like a freaking ghost...Most of the time we try to identify our self with these flickering thoughts,We Erratically take actions based on our Herky-Jerky Thoughts
One realization which startled me is that we are the creator of these thoughts...we have the remote to choose and play the good thoughts on our mind...Hence the happiness depends on the quality of our thoughts...so it is time to take care of what we think remember words are secondary,Thoughts Travel Far....Lets guard them, nourish them and produce the most beautiful thoughts......
Keeping the train of good thoughts flowing Today I prepared My Most Favorite Recipe..Mangalore Cucumber Sambar(Mangaluru sauthekayi huli)
Mangalore Cucumber Sambar( Bannada Sauthekayi Huli)
Its a very Traditional recipe which is quite popular in south canara,,its a must recipe in all the occasions...Big chunks of cucumber accompanied with aromatic spices and a bit of tamarind makes a perfect combo with steaming hot white rice or boiled rice .
1)2 Tbsp toor/channa dal
2)1 Tbsp urad dal
3)2 tsp white rice
4)2 to 3Tbsp coriander seeds
5)1 Tbsp cumin seeds
6) pinch of hing and asafoetida
7)1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
8)4to 5 dry red chillies
9)3 Tbsp tamarind pulp
10)1 to 2 tsp vegetable oil(preferably coconut oil)
11)salt as per the taste
12)2 Tbsp jaggery
13)1 cup diced cucumber(skin can be retained if desired)
1)Roast all the ingredient except coconut and tamarind using little oil.
2)Blend all the ingredients using coconut, tamarind extract and little water into a fine paste.
3)Slightly cook the diced cucumber, until it turns into translucent (do not over cook) using little water,add a pinch of turmeric while boiling.
4)Mix the blended masala and cucumber and bring to a boil
5)Add salt, jaggery,hing and curry leaves and boil for 2 to 5 minutes
6)Tadka can be given if desired
Mangalore Cucumber Sambar/Mangaluru sauthekayi huli is ready ,relish it with steaming hot rice.