I was brought up in Kerala and my hubby is from Tamil Nadu. So clashes with respect to language happen now and then.
One incident that comes to mind is the two of us teaching him the days of the week in Tamil.
- Sunday => Nyayaru (Me : Its Nyayar, not Nyayaru. Hubby : No, its not!)
- Monday => Thingal (Mutual consent)
- Tuesday => Chevvai (Me : Chovva, not Chevvai. Hubby : No, its not!)
- Wednesday => Bhudan(Mutual consent)
- Thursday => Vyazhan (Me : Its Vyazham. Hubby : Its not! )
Not surprisingly, we are back to Sunday-Monday. Its easier on every one.
Talking about making life easy, here is an easy halwa recipe. From the time I saw the recipe for Makai Jajaria in Priya’s place, I have been planning to make it. I saw that there was an easier microwave version also of the recipe, so of course, as one to make life as easy as possible, I followed the MW recipe.
- Sweet corn kernels : 2
- Milk : 1 1/2 cup
- Ghee : 1 tbsp
- Sugar : 1/2 cup
- Cardamom Powder : 1/4 tsp
- Pistachios : for garnishing
- Grate sweet corn from the cobs and grind in the blender.
- In a microwave proof bowl, add two tbsp of ghee and the sweet corn and cook on high power for 3-4 minutes. Do not cover the bowl.
- Add milk and cook for 5 minutes. Mix.
- Add sugar and cook for another 3-6 minutes, till you get a semi solid mixture. Microwave power differs and you need to depend on the consistency of the halwa instead of the minutes given.
- Add cardamom, mix well, decorate with pistachios. Serve hot or cold.
- Serves 2-3.