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Sunday In My City – Work In Progress

by Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 28 comments
I’ve been busy doing some cleaning around the house – a long term project that I’ve split into a long to-do list and will tackle whenever I have time. This is the sort of cleaning that involves some rearranging for a fresh look.

I didn’t go anywhere today except our own terrace to take a walk. In fact, in the afternoon, I even took a break after lunch to watch a TV program – am a crime/police procedural junkie.

So what I’ve got today are mostly food photos (lunch and dinner) and some other works in progress 🙂

As always, if you’re so inclined, click the photo to see it in all its original-sized-glory in a new window.

This is my view when I look down from my terrace – happy shades of green
Ah, sunset. And my son has got the sun between his forefinger and thumb
The son and the moon 🙂
Frying spring onions
Prepping for vegetable pulao
Work in progress home made Pizza. Two cheese cubes on the left, ready to be grated
Two are better than one, no?
Aalu paratha ready to go on the griddle. In a large bowl add wheat flour, grated cooked potato, shredded coriander, grated green chilies, a pinch of turmeric, salt to taste, a tablespoon of cooking oil, asafoetida. Knead into dough. Make little portions, roll into a ball – roll each one out. Then on a heated “tava” or griddle. Add a little butter and keep flipping it over until well roasted. Enjoy with pickle and a cup of curd or gravy.

Are you wondering why I didn’t take photos of the cooked versions of  the above? Well, I didn’t think of it. And now, it  is too late. Another time, I will.

Cake, biscuits and savories at the office
Sneaked a quick photo of Vidur’s drawing. Sorry about the fuzzy mobile phone photo – so I didn’t get the fine details 🙂

Let’s head out to the fabulous Unknown Mami’s  blog now and from there, visit more cities – all from the luxury of our own keyboards!

Have a great Sunday and a fantastic week ahead!
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Fran Sorin February 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Dear Vidya…
What a treat it is for me to have a peek into your life. Your son is gorgeous…I love the photo with the sun coming through his fingers. And the photo of all of the beautiful green specimens outside of your window…what can I say? It makes my heart sing. Your food looks delicious…I think hanging out at your house on Sunday would be a treat! xxoo-fran

Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Dear Fran, You’re welcome, any time. 🙂 Years ago, I realized with surprise that I enjoyed cooking. My Mum was a fabulous cook. So food is a big deal at our place with everyone participating with ideas. It is fun!
Hugs to you – have a great Sunday and an even better week ahead!

Laurie Matherne February 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Good pictures for the day. I used to make homemade pizza very often. Your pizza looks very appetizing.

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:20 am

Thank you, Laurie! The first ever time I made pizza at home was for my son 😀 I had never even eaten one before that!

My Inner Chick February 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

–Dear, Vidya,
You are making me VERY hungry.

Ooo, Can I come over, Pleeease?

Xxx Kiss from MN.
your son is adorable.

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:21 am

Any time, Kim! In fact, I was thinking of you when I posted these 😀 Hugs and you’re always welcome!

Tara R. February 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm

The shot of your son ‘pinching’ the sun is funny. Great capture. All that food just made me hungry. I haven’t even had breakfast yet.

Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hi Tara! 🙂 He tried holding it in his palm, posed with it perched on his head – and finally decided to pinch it 😀 Was fun doing that on the terrace – we get a fabulous view of the sunset from there. 🙂 What’s for breakfast? Thanks for visiting!

Maggie February 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Vidur’s drawing is wonderful. Congrats on getting the deep cleaning done, I know it’s no small task. It’s also great to see that in addition to your park, your town has saved bits of green amoung the buildings.

Your food looks wonderful – I have to log out and eat now!

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:28 am

Thank you, Maggie! Oh yes, the sense of accomplishment gives me a big high! We are one of the lucky few buildings that has some space around it and several trees. It all looks like a beautiful carpet when we view it from the terrace. I wish you could just come over! 😀

Paige | simple mindfulness February 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I love your Sunday posts Vidya! They always make me appreciate the little everyday things. Thank you!

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:30 am

Thank you, Paige! Am so happy you came by! Hugs!

Kimberly February 20, 2012 at 4:30 am

That picture of the sun pinch is hilarious!!
I love these Sunday strolls. I think I should do this. It would encourage us as a family to get out more 😉

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

hehehe – Kimberly! We (read “I”) felt too lazy to go all the way to our usual lake and to avoid feeling guilty about not walking, thought we’d go up to the terrace and stroll around instead. It is fun! Hugs!

Keetha Broyles February 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm

LOVE holding the sun in his fingers.

The food all looks YUMMY.

I can’t even PRONOUNCE that “tortilla” type food – – – though I’m more than ready to TRY one.

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:19 am

Keetha! 😀 hugs. I love how you said that. You’ll love it – it is quite like stuffed thin wheat pizzas 😀 and very very tasty. We do variations of different stuffings like carrot, cabbage, radish, green peas and cottage cheese, although the hot favorite is potatoes. My son loves to carry it in his lunch box and thinks it is a great way to get vegetables into his diet 😀

Kaylen February 20, 2012 at 4:59 am

Fun pics! Your son is a cutie!
The homemade pizza looks fabulous. The pulao looks yummy, though I have no idea what’s in it or if I’d like it, but it looks appetizing!

Vidya Sury February 20, 2012 at 5:14 am

Thanks, Kaylen! The pulao has basmati rice, salt to taste, cooking oil, a big green chilly, cut vegetables (carrot, beans, spring onions,capsicum and green peas) Standard Sunday fare. You’ll like it. I saute the vegetables first, then add the raw rice. When the rice starts to stick to the sides of the pressure cooker, I add adequate water and pressure cook it. It is a one-dish meal we all like and we have it with pickle, roasted “papad”(crisps), a green salad and curd. 😀

Working Mom Journal February 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I have to agree that your pizza looks sumptuous. I love homemade pizza.

Vidya Sury February 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

🙂 Thanks, Blessing. So sweet of you to come right over!

Molly February 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

This all looks really delicious. Thank you for sharing.


Vidya Sury February 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Thank you, dear Molly!

Betsy at Zen-Mama February 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Everything looks so good! But the Aalu paratha looks particurly good. We’re on our way!!

Vidya Sury February 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Please come right over, Betsy, and bring everyone! We’d love to have you here!

Unknown Mami February 21, 2012 at 5:34 am

The first picture is so beautiful; it looks like an abundance of green with fine lines of lavender throughout.

Vidya Sury February 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

You know, Unknown Mami, we’ve lived in our apartment for twelve years now, and the sight of that green from the terrace never fails to amaze me. There are different types of trees and the shades of the leaves look enchanting. Thank you for coming by!

Terri Sonoda February 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Good morning Vidya. I’m taking a break from my break to say hello and enjoy your “Sunday” offerings. Wow, the view from your terrace is awesome! Your son is so very handsome! I love your pictures so much. And the food. O.M.G. now I’m hungry. I could almost smell the onions. I’ll bet you are an amazing cook!
Anywho, I miss you. I’ve tried to catch you on Google talk but been unsuccessful so far. Hopefully we can chat soon.
As for my break? I’m still on it. Until March 1st….IF I last that long.

Vidya Sury February 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Darling Terri! I’ve missed you! How I wish you could just come over! 🙂 As for being an amazing cook, my folks think am great ;-).

My internet has been acting up, along with my antivirus with the comp shutting down abruptly several times. 🙁 So I decided to continue with my deep cleaning. Poor substitute, but… 🙂

Am so very happy you came by! Hugs, hugs, hugs!


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