Posted in Food

Dalcha

Sept 2013

After tasting it at the Ramadan food stalls in Pune, I tried to make it and was happy with the results. 

Pressure cook meat with salt, turmeric, ginger and garlic paste. Save the water 

Chana 1 portion, moong 1/2 portion, masoor 1/4 portion. Pressure cook with salt and turmeric

Mash the dals, blender is preferable though you could use a manual masher as well

Heat oil and add green cardamom, black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds, dried red chilly and bay leaf

When the spices start to get swollen add onions and cook until pink

Add ginger and garlic paste, turmeric and fry a little 

Add meat and fry a little 

Add saved meat broth 

Once meat is cooked add dal and cook

Check on salt and add kewra water

Heat ghee with a little tamarind and cumin and add 

Consistency should be saucy

Posted in Bag, Knitting

Secure 

Aug​​ 2013

Cotton Yarn

4ply / Fingering Weight

3 mm Knitting Needles

More organising for my needles. I used images from different patterns to get the idea to make these. This one is for my Tunisian hooks. I used stockinette for the sleeve. It was a bit difficult to get the openings to line up properly. 

Aug​​ 2013

Cotton Yarn

4ply / Fingering Weight

3 mm Knitting Needles

This is for my Crochet hooks. The outside casing is moss stitch. 

Nov​​ 2013

Cotton Yarn

4ply / Fingering Weight

3 mm Knitting Needles

This is for my circular knitting needles. I added a slot for the scales to keep the needles in the right place. I have 2 of each size. 

Posted in Gloves, Knitting

Warmth

Feb​​ 2012

Vardhman Variegated Yarn

Acrylic Yarn

8ply / DK / Worsted Weight

4 mm Knitting Needles 

I made these for my boyfriend, he wanted to be able to use his phone which is why I didn’t close the finger tips. 

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTknucks.html
Feb​​ 2012 

Vardhman Millenium Yarn

Acrylic Yarn

8ply / DK / Worsted Weight

4 mm Knitting Needles 

After my boyfriend’s set I made these for myself.