Sweet Potato Masala

Now in this age of Insta pot and so many cooking gadgets , meals are easy to prepare, isn’t it ? Sweet potatoes with spices taste good and you can eat it as a side dish just like that too. Recipe is from vahrevah. Here’s the link:

When you don’t know what to make for dinner , I like to boil , steam something even if it doesn’t feel appealing. Because when you get hungry and there’s nothing else you can make , it will be handy. So steam the sweet potatoes in your insta pot just enough so you can chop it on 1 of those days.

  • Heat coconut oil, crack some mustard seeds. Add urad dal , torn red chili, curry leaves, turmeric and red chili powder.
  • Now using mortal pastel crush cumin seeds and then garlic. Make this before heating oil and add this mixture in oil.
  • Mix well, add chopped sweet potatoes, salt and mix.
  • Garnish with cilantro if you like.



Another Dollar Tree Bloom

Isn’t it pretty? I thought it was dahlia but it’s Zinnias. I found more flower seeds and now am thinking they were 4 pack for dollar. It’s a deal and you will have so many plants .


Updating with new picture. It got brighter and prettier.

Marigold From Seeds

Dollar tree had flower seeds 2packs for a dollar in fall and so I had bought them. Wanted to try out flowers from seeds. Other pack I bought was Dahlia. And both of them grew nicely and they are quick. I had emptied both pack in 2 pots and lots of plants came out.

Merigold I transferred to a big pot and Dahlia into ground. They are doing good and I see buds on them too.

Try out if you have never grown flowers from seed. They seem to be very easy.


Home Grown Radish

Gardening is so much fun. If you don’t have a yard , you can still grow in container . From planting seeds to sprouting to see plant growing . Whole process is such a joy. Sometimes you get to eat fruit and sometimes you don’t . I grew radish for the first time this spring and reason I wanted to grow besides I do like them, that they grow quick and you can harvest Radish within a month.

Well, well, well…it’s been probably 7-8 weeks since I planted them and today I pulled few . They are tiny but they pack a punch. Leaves are edible too so I threw them in the dal.

Have you heard ” you reap what you sow “. In garden , we grow what we like, don’t we ? I am not gonna grow something I don’t like . Well less chance. Just like that, in life also plant what you would like to reap. Sometimes it may take longer but you will reap eventually what you like. That’s a law of karma.