1These days the only songs I sing are nursery rhymes.Either I am humming these or singing it aloud with my kid. There is one song that goes like this:


If you are happy and you know it

Clap your hands

If you are happy and you know it

And you really want to show it

If you happy and you know it

Clap your hands


And likewise it goes. But as we grow up this song holds no relevance and our smiling habit becomes negligible. Sometimes we need comedy shows to make us really laugh out loud. The expression LoL is famous in texting but how much really do we properly laugh. In many cities people are joining laughter clubs once they realized how healthy it is to laugh.

Can you relate to or identify one person who smiles or laughs regularly. Famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor has a very smiling personality. Smiling and laughing makes you feel lighter. Even if you are going through stressful times it is important to remember to smile. As you smile it immediately relaxes your muscles and soothes your nerves. We should teach our kids to smile and laugh often. And kids do smile, laugh and talk nonsense. Let them be like that. Let them not outgrow this habit.

I knew a friend of mine who used to smile often. She had a smiling face. Even when someone scolded her she used to smile. It used to look stupid and absurd but she mentioned that it made her feel strong and peaceful. Everybody has problems and everyone’s way of tackling it may differ.But a smile goes a long way in winning any battle.

With that thought I will come to today’s post. I love puttu kadala. But everytime this is prepared at home we have excess puttu left out. So what to do with the remaining puttu. Yes you can eat it again with banana but why not give it a new twist. A puttu upma for instance with scrambled eggs. Do try.



Leftover Puttu – 1 cup

Egg – 1

Fennel – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Curry Leaves – 1 stem

Turmeric Powder – a pinch

Green Chilly – 2

Urad Dal – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 1 tblspn

Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a kadai.
  2. Add urad dal.
  3. Crackle mustard seeds.
  4. Add fennel seeds.
  5. Add green chilly and curry leaves.
  6. Crack open egg and mix it in 30 sec gap. (scrambling it)
  7. Once the eggs are nicely scrambled add the crumbled puttu.
  8. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  9. Splash 2 tblspn water and mix well.
  10. Close with a lid and cook on low flame for 1 minute. This will make the puttu soft.

Enjoy hot with tomato chutney. 3


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