Fish and Seafood

Kerala Fish Curry

5:30 AM

For many reasons we love to opt for home stays when we travel to other states in India. apart from experiencing a new culture and lifestyle up, close and personal this also means home cooked food for my kid. We love travelling and once the little one reached an age to travel we resumed our road trips in and around Karnataka and almost every time we opted for home stays. among those many the one that we loved the most was in Munnar.

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It's Giveaway Time (win Rs.1500 e-gift voucher)

6:06 PM

I love winter back home in India but in Japan (where I am having a long vacation right now) its quite a dreaded season. With the crisp cold wind and sub zero temperature you hardly feel like going out and do some activity. Rather staying in, snuggling under the blanket and keeping ourselves toasty makes you feel much better. Especially in the morning, sneaking in few extra moments in bed seems like the ultimate luxury that a mother of three and half year old hyper active kid can think of. Weekends are more precious with the hubby at home, any early morning needs can easily be delegated to him. So you can imagine my utter dismay when at 7 in the morning the kid shrieked, shouted and shaken me from my nirvana. I was angry but then I looked through the window …and missed a beat. The sky seemed to open up and with such white snow cover it looked beautiful beyond imagination. But BRRR it was cold beyond imagination too. Right now when am writing this post the snow has not melted yet and the temperature is hovering around –3,-4.

The teapot seems to be brewing all the time along with the coffee machine but they kind of have lost their edges. Its cold outside and I need more ideas to keep ourselves warm and toasty. so can I request you all to share your favourite winter warmer recipe with me. And I promise to give you something in return too.

These wonderful people at are sponsoring a RS.1500 Flipkart gift vouchers to my readers. just by sharing your winter warmer recipe this voucher could be yours and you can shop your heart’s content at one of India’s largest e-store. Trust me with so many lovely goodies to choose from I can easily spend hours online.

Though online shopping is quite a new trend in India but it is catching up real fast and thanks to sites like Cuponation who has made it possible to shop without having a big hole in your purse.

If you don't know yet then let me tell you that Cuponation is India’s largest coupon portal offering discounts for a vast category of items starting from Kitchen appliances, Electronic goods, Books, Apparels, baby cares, Flowers and what not. The best part is they even offer discounts codes and coupons for services like Insurance, travels, Movies, restaurants etc. This definitely is a new concept in India and for E shoppers like me this is going to be very advantageous. I often have seen E stores offering cash discounts on prices or shipping and with these codes from Cuponation it would be easier to plan accordingly and save a lot of money. Or in other words more shopping with same budget.

So if you love online shopping then you must go and check their site and try the amazing discount coupons they are offering almost on everything. Or if you are someone like me then you might consider subscribing to their regular updates or follow them on their Facebook page or Twitter handle. That way you never going to miss their fantastic deals.
To enter the giveaway all you need to do is
Cook up your favourite winter warmer recipe (hot beverages and soups only please) post it on your blog with the link of this giveaway and the sponsor's page ( 

and mail me the recipe along with a picture of the dish to ahomemakersdiary @ yahoo (dot) in. Also mention your name and your blog’s URL.

Non bloggers please send your entry to the above mentioned mail with a picture and recipe of the dish.

Please restrict only one recipe per person. Bloggers can share archived recipes but please update with the link of this giveaway and link to

The giveaway is open till 5th February’2013 and on 6th we will have our lucky winner through

Please try and spread the news as good news are to be shared.

As you can see, I can't stop gushing about them, so please go and check their site out.

**Disclosure - I have received no monetary compensation for this post. I did this review because I genuinely believe we can save a lot of money by using Cuponation’s coupon codes.

Also I love my readers and when wonderful people offer to reward my readers just because they love this Homemaker I cannot say No. Now can I?

There is no Hidden cost involved with this voucher. It is a gift voucher which can be used to purchase for Rs 1500 on flipkart without ANY limitations. You just need to shop and when you come at the payment page, instead of entering bank details you enter a voucher code and a pin (which I will personally provide to the Winner later). But If the order value exceeds the e-Gift Voucher amount, the balance must be paid by Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking.


Project 365

6:39 AM

This year I wish to be more disciplined and live a more regimented life. But my procrastinating soul needs some rules to follow and here is the first step. 
Project 365
Little late in starting this still want to stick to the rule and click, edit and upload a photo each day this year. 
You can view the Flickr set HERE.


Luchir Payes (Milk pudding with puri or fried flat bread)

5:48 PM

Let me wish you a very happy new year once again. Hope by now you are done with making your resolution list and like any other beginning must have started on the new journey with much vigor and enthusiasm. I wanted to make resolutions too but with the present situation of society thinking about New Year resolutions feels like being selfish. The incidents that took place at the end of last year, one in USA and one in Delhi made me sit back and think where we actually are going. There is very little thing that we as persons can change in the bigger picture but with my little understanding I believe society is the collective body that includes all of us. so little changes in our responsive behaviors can send messages that can change such occurring in the long run.

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