Sunday, March 27, 2011

How to Prepare "More Kulambu"

1. White Pumpkin - 1/2 KG
2. Black Pepper - 10 nos
3. Coconut - 1/2
4. Jeera - Little
5. Curd - 1/2 Ltr
6. Small Onions - 100 gm
7. Red Chilli - 4 Nos
8. Oil - 5 teaspoons
9. Mustard - Little
10. Curry Leaves - 1 Leaf
11. Salt - Little
12. Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
13. Chilli Powder - 2 teaspoons


Module 1: Coconut Mix
Module 2: Cooking Pumpkin
Module 3: Frying items
Module 4: Final Mix

1. Cut the White pumpkin first vertically into slices, then cut into small pieces.

2. Chop the onions into 2 slices each
3. Grate the coconut

Module 1: Coconut Mix
  • Add the grated coconut, Black pepper, Jeera, little water and get it grinded using a mixer.
  • Final mix should be like a thick Chutney.
Module 2: Cooking Pumpkin
  • Add the cut pumpkin, salt(very little) and water (till the pumpkin soaks completely) in a pan and boil it for 10 mins. (half cooked)
  • Reduce the flame to low. (Need to add the Module 1, 3 items here)
Module 3: Frying items
  • Add oil, mustard, red chillies in a pan and fry it for a minute.
  • Add chopped onions and fry it till Golden brown.
  • Add the curry leaves.
  • Add the turmeric, chilli powders
  • Pour this fried items into the pan in Module 2
Module 4: Final Mix
  • Add more salt after adding the coconut mix, fried items(after 5 mins) to the boiling pumpkin and leave it to boil for 10 more mins.
  • Stop the flame and let the mix to cool.
  • Shake the curd well and add it to the above mix. 
  • Add more salt if needed.

"More Kulambu" ready :)

Friday, June 15, 2007

My First Blood Donation

It was my first opportunity to donate blood..Our super senior VijayaRagavan's friend's mother was going to have an open heart surgery.They required some replacement blood (O+ve). Vijay called me the previous afternoon and asked me if I could donate blood.First instinct told me that I should do it.After some time I was getting nervous because of the fact that - the very sight or talk of blood makes me have nausea..

Anyways, with heavy heartbeats and butterflies in my stomach I went to
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital,Bangalore. One more good thing was that Prashanth had also came there for the first time to donote blood and Vignesh for the second time. Two more friends of Vijay also had come.

We were all waiting and they took us for blood checkup.Prashanth and I were called first.I prayed to GOD before I entered.I was hoping not to faint. It all started by checking my weight. Guess what ??? I weighed only 53kgs. The nurse took my blood for testing.I was hoping that they should say I'm not fit enough to be a donor (:P)….But still I should not land up receiving blood when I have gone to donate !!

I was lying on the bed and was thinking of what will happen next. A lady doctor came and saw my face and asked "R u scared?". I gave a big nod meaning to say no. But she obviously could understand from the fear in my eyes!Finally... she softly injected the needle..Wow ,after 5 min, 350ml (1 unit) got filled ..Great Man…!I realised what I had just done.. I felt so happy that my blood was going to be used to save someone's life. Now I dont have any fear to donate blood.

Donate Blood,Save life..

My First Blog

Its a great day to start my long time desire ie.,My first blog...Today is the much awaited day for all Rajni fans allover the world for the release of Sivaji with Rajni in the lead and Sankar with his latest technologies and the Legend A.R.Rahman with his awesome music.

Today at OATSystems,Bangalore where i'm currently doing my 7th semester Internship, had a usual friday office meet where we got a good news that we'll be going for a company outing in any of the three upcoming Saturdays to Club Cabanna.So, I'm looking forward to it :)