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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Enchanting Elves PreSchool Kilpauk Review

I would never recommend this school to any parent. I had put my 2 yr daughter in that school for only reason its walkable distance to my home. The principal Aarthi is a self boasting, manipulative lady and very talented in speaking...she will never allow parents to talk even if your views are right.
The school has nothing to offer its just a play school. There is no privacy in that school Aarthi will discuss and pass comments about your kid mentioning name of the child to other parents.
School takes next academic year term fees 6 months in advance by threatening parents that kid will not get seat next year from play group to pre-school. If you had paid fee in advance and unexpectedly you cannot continue in that school forget about your hard earned money as there in no refund. If you ask for refund then you will see true principal she first ignores you, then treat you like slave with no respect and finally she will yell at you with harsh and hateful words.
My personal bad experience with Enchanting Elves Kilpauk:
They took next academic year term fee of Rs 7500 in 6 months advance in Dec, as we got opportunity to travel to Sydney, we informed them within a month n asked for refund. They said they will discuss about refund when school ends.
As the school closed we asked principal Aarti for atleast partial refund. But she avoided to talk to us and when we met in person she insulted both me and hubby in a very arrogant manner using harsh and hateful words.
Feeling ashamed to put my daughter in Enchanting Elves School.
If the school intention is to cheat and earn money do not run a educational institution, you can do some third rated business.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Moong dal Curry Recipe

Moong Dal Curry
Adapted from Raghaven Iyer's 660 Curries

Whole Moongdal - 1/2 cup
Minced Onion - 2 tbsp
Tomato medium chopped - 1 no
Garlic cloves chopped - 2 nos
Green chilli - 1 no
Coriander leaves chopped - few tbsp
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1 no
Ghee - 2 tbsp and Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water - 1 and 3/4 cups
Side dish for chapati - Dal
Wash and soak whole Moongdal dal in water for 2 hours.
Pressure cook Moongdal along with 1 cup water, turmeric powder, green chilli and bay leaf until moongdal is well cooked and mushy.
Heat ghee and oil in a pan, when hot add cumin seeds and allow to splutter. 
Add minced onion, garlic cloves and ginger-garlic paste, saute for few minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes and saute till tender.
Reduce heat and add red chilli powder, garam Masala powder and required salt, saute for few seconds.
Remove green chilli and bay leaf from cooked moongdal and mash dal well.
Add the mashed dal to the pan, mix well and add 3/4 cup of water.
Bring to boil for few minutes, garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 
Serve along with roti or rice
Dal Tadka Fry