“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
I was like a headless chicken the whole of last month, when no amount of work was ever enough. And the pressure to keep up with the deadlines and managing home at the same time was making me lose sleep.
I finally decided to slow down a bit and also to spend less time on my social media accounts. Not a wise decision for a food blogger, you say..but then there is a feel-good factor which is a reason good enough to continue the same for some more time.
So, life is moving at its own pace for me and I find lot of time to do many other things which were put on hold.
The Sunday edition of national daily ‘The New Indian Express’ featured me on front page with many other prominent stars from the food and photography world. Well, just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.
“Mom, that’s you” daughter looked at the paper on the table and smiled, her comforting smile kind of hugged me.
At the time when you are trying to re-arrange things and slowing down your pace, things like these are natural mood lifters
And at the work front, I did food styling and cooking for a video shoot and television commercial for Panasonic brand for Disha communications.
That was one of the most hectic shoots till date. I started for work around 6.30 am and was back home at 3 am late night (rather morning).
The model (no time to get introduced) at work, who did the Panasonic commercial.
Well, this is how the entire crew was kept awake and going at 2 am midnight on the sets.. production unit doled out cups of kadak (strong) ginger-cardamom tea every now and then.
1. Finger Millet dumplings or Ragi Mudde
Finding time for a proper meal is a real challenge when I have shoots and other works at hand. I try to keep my food simple, wholesome and balanced most of the time.
And this recipe is one such treat. Quick to prepare these healthy Ragi Mudde is a favorite Sunday lunch at home followed by a curry in a hurry called Salna.
Mudde/Sankati/kali is a steamed millet dumpling which is quite popular in South India. The dumplings are generally eaten with chutney or any spicy Indian curry.
I have also used Pearl millet and made these steamed dumplings, but Ragi Mudda remains my favorite of all.
- 1 cup Finger millet flour
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt