Day 3- A big cookout &10,000 visitors on the blog!

Every week,we start eating healthy/clean.But by the time its Friday evening,all good intentions fly out the window.Weekend mood kicks in and that’s it..who really wants to cook then. And then starts my downward spin :Eat-out on Friday night,followed by eat-out on saturday afternoon,may be cook something or else,eat out on Saturday night.Sunday morning starts out good-I cook a big breakfast and then we go for swimming at 2..But by the time we finish,everyone is starving and the first stop before home is fast-food!!There I have said it all now!
I work so hard to lose weight during the week- I workout,I walk,eat healthy..and then I go and ruin it all in the the 2.5 days,that is the weekend.This weekend,I was feeling horrible and told SD that something needs to change.
Hence the cookout today.
For my cookout menu today,I am making-

A big batch of chapati dough-ready,
Chicken curry-chicken is getting marinated,
sprouts curry – ready and
Cabbage-mixed vegetable stir-fry- Cabbage is chopped.

While I cooked the Sprouts curry,I did my 25 squats for the day.I had a big workout this morning,one that involved a lot of punching on a punching bag..I am sore all over and I have to tell you the squats hurt like H.E.L.L!!! SD was sitting right there,as I grunted my way through them..Oh!Dear God! The man has seen me in every form now!!LOL!

I leave you with a recipe for the sprouts curry:

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Ingredients:

3 cups of mixed sprouts(mung,chickpeas,peas,lentils)
1 medium onion( fined chopped in the chopper)- Very fine,but not just puree’ed yet!
1 small tomato (fine chopped in the chopper)
1 tbspn ginger-garlic paste.
salt ( to taste)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garam masala/curry powder
3 cups water.
oil( 2 tsp)
1 tsp cumin seeds
Fresh Coriander& grated fresh coconut(optional) for garnish

Heat oil in a pan and and add cumin seeds.When they start to splatter,add the chopped onions and fry till they turn translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for one minute,and add the tomatoes,fry well till all the water from the tomatoes has dried up.
Add the sprouts and add the spice powders and the salt and toss it all together,gently.
And lastly add the water.Bring it to a boil and then cover and let it cook on a low flame till the beans are soft.If the water is drying up and the beans are still not stop,add a little more water.But you don’t want the curry to be too watery.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and grated coconut.Serve hot with Chapati or steamed rice.

This dish tastes good even with plain bread slices to dunk in.At least that’s how it was served in our college canteen.It was the most sold item and so wholesome,specially for those days,when you were slogging in a chemistry lab from 7:30 am to 11:00 am and only had an hour or so before the lectures began.I can tell you,I had wolfed down food that fast,before or after those wonder years!

Oh and I am so excited!! My blog just crossed the 10,000 visitors.I am especially thrilled because its been a year since I bought this domain,but I actually migrated all my blogs here and started blogging regularly only since August.So,A big Thank you to all of you,who didn’t give up on me through all those url-changes..and A big thank you to ALL of you,who take the time to visit,read and comment.
Thank you!thank you!thank you!!!
And if you are just a lurker,why not leave me a comment ..Go on..don’t be shy πŸ™‚

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Posted on December 3, 2012, in Curry, fitness, Food, Mumma's Kitchen, Recipe and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Woohoo congrats..

    LOL on the SD seeing you in all forms now πŸ™‚ he saw you giving birth darling..cant get worse can it?

    And oh that recipe..pretty much similar to misal pav na?

    • LOL!! Arre birth was very graceful compared to this..C-secs both the times-First time,he was near my head and
      and we were talking about movie-stars and such !
      The second time,I was passed out and he was pacing,movie style!!LOL!!

      And yes it is the same thing..some people add tamarind to the misal….but same recipe otherwise!

  2. Woohooo 25 squats!! Way to go mama. Keep it up

  3. Hmm the recipe is yummy but what about the chicken one…?

  4. I love sprouts in every form πŸ™‚ and yes I agree weekends are the toughest

  5. My health thought starts on Monday morning and fades by Monday evening..:) Nice blog and maybe i should try the recipe over the weekend.

  6. This is a very interesting recipe Trish, noone at home likes sprouts raw so it is worth a try cooking them up and seeing what they think :).
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. πŸ™‚ the joys of these big numbers on the blog na! congrats!

  8. Great initiative..I wish I could be as prepared for the weekends..and 25 squats while cooking! Kudos!

  9. Enjoying your daily posts. Fun to read about the kids, cooking, family time.
    Don’t talk about the weekend eating out. Total binge!!

  10. Good work on the squats Trish!! I think I am going to try that out too, lets see if I can do them every day will start with 10 and ramp up to 25. And maybe i shud do some abs too. Sigh I miss my flat tummy 😦

  11. The same same same routine goes on in our life as well. The weekend brings out the food monster in our life. We dont fear him too.

  12. Congrats Tris on the 10,000 visitors:) sprout curry looks healthy and tasty , will try sometime..I am such a bad cook 😦

  13. Hey congratulations. And that sounds like a nice recipe, I tried sprouts with sour curd once, will try this soon. Do you know about sprouts khichdi, I have heard of that from a friend. πŸ™‚

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