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‘Health and Fitness’ Highlights

Daal Khichdi

It’s devoured by everyone at home, it’s therapeutic, they gobble it up and before I can think of packing up some up for next day’s lunch, it’s gone. It is my all time favorite. A simple, but yet so satisfying… just plain old DAAL KHICHDI.

A working mom, who very often has 10 hour working days, like many of my friends and colleagues, I’m always looking for these quick recipes old or new, that can be made in 10 minutes max and yet do not include any processed foods.

The quick recipe, a one pot meal
I wash rice and moong daal or masoor daal (1:1 proportion) thoroughly to remove any preservatives added. I chop tomatoes, spinach or methi, sometimes onions and cilantro. Next I use ghee for tadka, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pinch of asafoetida, turmeric powder. I add the chopped veggies and once semi cooked, I add the daal and rice together. I add tons of water that’s needed to cook the rice and daal and then more to keep it soupy. To that then, I add up cumin powder, red chili powder, salt, some rasam powder or sambar powder; whatever i have on hand. Cook it all up, add lemon juice and tada… its all done. Serve in bowls topped with loads of ghee.


2015 has just been in its entirety crazy busy, it is probably one year in many many years, that my job has taken over a lion share of this year. Having put aside a lot of things that are on my mind and waiting to be done, fact that I’ve gotten around blogging this little piece is certainly an encouraging indication.

More posts coming soon.

5 mile mountain run

When the kids and husband are asleep, I love to get out quietly and escape for run or a hike in the woods and soak in my first rays of morning sunshine. Today was such a day. I tried the 5 Mile loop around the Kennesaw mountain. I thought it would a smooth leveled plain trail around the mountain, but the trail felt like a mountain in itself. I ran most of it; so by the time I was done – I was completely wiped out.

It is a beautiful wooded trail and can be done even mid-day. You get the pleasure of hiking, running and walking and if you are lucky you can see some deer poop and deer.

Georgia is such a beautiful state with so much to offer for nature lovers, runners, hikers and bikers. I am attaching a couple of links below; especially the few trails I enjoyed the most this summer.

Kennesaw Mountain Trails

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Sawnee Mountain Preserve

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