The Prabhu Family Blog.

Wednesday, May 18

Hilsa Huggi

Hilsa Huggi
Originally uploaded by Prabhu.
This is one absolutely fabulous recipe from mummy. Enjoy!!

Recipe took more than the day or two that I had promised back in October - Sorry!

Tried the Recipe out on the Mehra family last Sunday. Everybody liked it and it's very easy and you may want to try it out too.

I used a kilo of King Fish (Surmai) instead of Hilsa. Apparently it is a sea fish. As it was a large fish, I could easily get it deboned.

Ingredients - 1kg fish, 1 coconut grated, 12-15 whole red chillies, one tspn of imli, 10-15pcs of Tirphal (must have ingredient), 2 tspns of salt

Method - Put the Tirphals in some water in a small bowl and set aside, cut the fish into approx 1 and 1/2" cubes, apply haldi and salt liberally and set aside, grind the coconut, red chillis, imli, salt into a rough paste, add the water in the tirphal bowl while grinding, pound the wet tirphal seeds and add to the masala, wash the salt and haldi off the fish pieces and mix in with the masala in a bowl.

Set the oven to 200deg or cake baking strength :P, take a oven proof dish and spread a thin layer of oil to prevent the huggi from sticking to its surface, spread the fish and masala evenly in a single layer, add in the remaining masala into the gaps, put in oven for half an hour, check after 20 mins to see that the top is not getting too dark, if it is and the fish is cooked (feel with fork) shut oven and leave inside.

Serve Hot.

posted at Rasbhara Recipes too

Thursday, May 12

On the Go with Blogger Mobile

Gals, Nada - you guys have MMS on your phones right? Quite a few US Mobile Service Providers are listed including Verizon and T-Mobile. Please sign up and send photos from your phones to the blog. :P I am not giving up as yet!

Wednesday, May 4

BackPack - your online organizer

Originally uploaded by HughPee.
This allows you to have your ToDo list and notes online hence, accessible anywhere. It also sends you automatic emails (sms in the case of the us and a few other countries/service providers) for reminders. It even allows for collaboration - sharing etc. Try it out.

Tuesday, May 3

Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck

Got this one from gals.

In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck.

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the
earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it
melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was
stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried
much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about
his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer
day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more
while watching life. I would never have bought anything just because it
was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished
every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the
only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later.
Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love
you's." More "I'm sorry's."

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every
minute...look at it and really see it .. live it and never give it

Stop sweating the small stuff.

Titles of some of her books
1. The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank
2. If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I doing in the Pits?
3. Family - The Ties that Bind ... and Gag!
4. Motherhood - The Second Oldest Profession
5. Just Wait Till you have Children of your Own!

Monday, May 2

Garden Estate, Gurgaon

EG2:13 Front 1
Originally uploaded by HughPee.
The weather was truly gorgeous this morning. It had cooled down considerably as it started drizzling. Decided to run down and take a few pictures to send to you all. This has been taken from across the road on the left side. Some more details when you click on the photograph.


Atal 2 - low relief
Originally uploaded by HughPee.
I've worked on 5 pieces so far. The first one was almost completely made by the teacher! Sadly other than the first none of the others have dried well. Each and everyone of them is broken. Actually the last one we will have to wait and see as it is as yet incomplete. It's different from the other as it's a high relief. I really never thought much of faces in 3D mostly coz you usually see them in photographs. I'm using magazine covers for references hence the large no. of politicians!

Sunday, May 1

Hinduism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clicking on the header above will take you to an article on Hinduism on the Wikipedia which has been compiled through group effort and you can go and submit changes if you find any of the facts are incorrect or you want to add something to the article. Most words will have links which will take you to new pages which have more details on the word/subject clicked.

and the link below will take you to the main wikipedia site.
Wikipedia, the free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. In this English version, started in 2001, we are currently working on 546046 articles.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Creating and Maintaining Terrariums, Landscapes in Miniature

A Terrarium as defined by the Columbia Univ Press Dictionary
a miniature garden in an artificial environment, in which small plants and animals may be kept as ornament or for educational purposes. Fish bowls, small fish tanks, large bottles, and carboys are often employed as containers for terrariums; such vessels permit the necessary entrance of light for photosynthesis by the plants, and are suitable for display. The most important aspect of a terrarium is its relatively high humidity, maintained either by using a container with only a small aperture or by keeping the container covered. The humid atmosphere enables mosses and other sensitive woodland plants to flourish.

I've been thinking of trying this out for a while. The advantage is that since it is sort of sealed, it needs to be watered once every 2-3weeks!! Currently I'm trying to grow a Green Chilli Plant. Not in a Terrarium as yet! Ma, do you want to try it out?? The Aquarium is still at home isnt it? I shall keep you'll posted if I start one.