Konda started school today! I feel I still remember my 3rd grade and am really surprised my daughter is already there! Huffing and puffing, I bound all her first term books finally last night. It was quite late when I completed it. I forced her to sleep and she was very worried if I will complete it or not. I assured her that I will not sleep until I complete everything.
And thankfully I was able to. She was up very early in her standards and got ready all by herself. I felt proud that my little one is all grown up now. She got dressed all by herself and had her breakfast. Which is very surprising. When she was all ready, I clicked my customary click on her first day of school.
All with a crispy new dress, with black shining shoes. It was one lovely picture. She was looking all so eager to meet her friends again. Hopefully, she will have good company this year too. And hopefully, this eagerness will continue!
Hubby dear dropped all three of them before leaving for his office, while I left for office straight. It sounds so strange all of a sudden. Life was so peaceful just a week back and now all of us are running around crazy cooking, packing, and getting ready. I somehow remember that Home Alone scene!
Settling down might take some time but I guess I can wait. In all this, I don't fail to remember my own school days and wonder how well Amma managed everything. I think all of us will take our own time to come to terms with the way life leads us on. But no complaints absolutely, living with two people who have their nose into optimism, I can't fail to get it rubbed off me! Any word of complaint, and Dad or Hubby dear will immediately come out with a line, 'Think of the possibilities, think what good can happen'. Well, I do hope as my dear Lak said, my twins, will go and conquer the Playschool!
Since today is the first day, I thought Idli would be easy to take in. So it was Idli with Groundnut chutney for Konda. I was happy to note that she finished it without complaining. I remembered the other idlis that get done. Amma used to make quite a few varieties in Idlis too. Masala Idlis, Vegetable idli, Rava Idli, Spiced Idlis. The list was a big one. So thinking of that this Ragi Idli that we made was a good variety to make. In fact, Konda saw that and was interested to eat it and she liked it. So another version of Idli for us to include.
Rice flour - 1 cup
Raagi Pindi / Millet flour - 3 tbsp
Corn Flour - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Mix the Rice flour, Millet flour, and Cornflour with salt. Slowly add water and mix to form a lump-free batter. Add the cooking soda.
Grease the Idli molds as usual and fill each one as you do regularly. Steam cook for 10 - 15 mins.
It was a little hard because we included corn flour. We still have the flour we ground from the corns that we got sometime back. So we are including it in any dish we can. I think without that it will be quite soft.
The batter can be poured into the Idli molds immediately or you can allow it to rest for 5- 10 mins.
Also, you can mix the ragi flour with the Idli batter if you have it on hand.
Once steamed, let it cool before removing it. Serve with Sambar!