August 16, 2006

Isn’t Learning a Joy?

Filed under: Life as I know it,Recipes/Cooking — Celia Rexselin @ 6:02 pm

Today, I learnt two different things which I would want to share it with you. Well, these two things are two poles apart that you would even classify me as the weirdest thing in the world. But I did learn it.

Well, first one first. Cooking a code:

I hope almost everyone reading this post would have used gmail or yahoo. And you would have certainly seen the autocomplete feature that is available when you are typing a mail address in the To: box. I was trying to do that today at work and every other tutorial I saw on the net was either incomplete or the codes provided were too lengthy.

What was I saying? Yeah, I was working on a javascript framework (prototype.. I love this one) and it had an autocomplete feature which seemed to work only on a textbox. I tried finding out on the net to see whether prototype supports autocomplete feature on textarea but couldn’t find any. I was almost getting bugged at it and thought that I would do something else.

But then, something told me that I should sit and study prototype code instead of grazing all other equivalents. When I did it, I found out that they do have a feature that supports autocompleting email addresses on textarea though they have not mentioned it on their site. In case, you would want to know how to do it, all you would have to do is these three things.

1) Include the control.js script that is shipped with prototype framework

2) Create a javascript array that contains all the neccessary email addresses.

3) Call this function where your textarea is

new Ajax.Autcompleter.Local(textareaelement, thediv_or_dropdown_tobepopulated, emailaddressesarray, ‘{token: “,”}’)

Thats all is needed. Ain’t this simple?

The second thing.  Cooking a vegetable:

Kovakkai Peas Fry:

Kovakkaai Peas Fry

Sorry, don’t get alarmed but I tried this out today and got all praises from my parents and siblings. Hence I thought I would blog it so I won’t forget the recipe later.


Kovakkai (200 grams)

Peas (100 grams)

red chilly powder (1 teaspoon.)

turmeric (a pinch)

salt (to taste)

For seasoning:

a little gingelly oil

mustard seeds

black gram dhal (urad dal)

red chillies (2)

curry leaves

For garnishing

I am leaving it up to you. Use your creativity and enjoy.


If you are new to cooking, I would suggest that you prepare and have everything by your side before you start cooking. If you are seasoning the oil and searching for mustard seeds, this won’t work out at all. Ok, First take our kovakkai vegetable, wash it and cut it into thin round slices (the width of the circle depends on your liking. If it is thicker, it would take more time to get cooked). Likewise, take green peas and wash it and keep it aside.

Now, light the stove and put your frying pan on it. (My mother usually gives me this tip. If you think that the food that you are gonna prepare has the tendency to stick to the pan, try rubbing a piece of onion on the hot frying pan before adding anything to it.) Add a little gingelly oil for seasoning. Always be a miser when it comes to using oil. No more than is needed. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, chillies and curry leaves. The mustard would popup and then reduce the flame and add the kovakkai. Fry it for sometime. The light green color should change a bit.

Then, put a pinch of turmeric,  chilly powder and salt. Keep frying till the kovakkai is 3/4th cooked. Then add green peas. I am saying this because, kovakkai takes a longer time to cook and peas takes only 2 or 3 minutes. So, if you add both at the same time, peas would get overcooked and the nutrition would be lost. (I did this mistake today and mom told me)

After this, mix it will. (You would really not want to have some pieces tasting salty and some hot. Do you?) Close the pan with a lid and cook for sometime. Open it occasionally and test the pieces to see if they are cooked. The whole affair shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes (including cutting time) even if you are a damn slow cook.

Take off from flame, and garnish it with whatever you like.



  1. You too a vegetarian?

    Comment by Keshuvko — August 17, 2006 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  2. first thing too technical, second one is interesting,atha vida chicken curry v.v.v.v interesting…athula konjam parcel anupa mudiyuma 🙂

    Comment by Syam — August 17, 2006 @ 6:48 pm | Reply

  3. Ada…try panni paathutu solraen…

    Comment by harish — August 17, 2006 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  4. cha.. I also tried the chicken curry.. You dont wanna know what happened..

    Comment by saggistica — August 20, 2006 @ 5:17 am | Reply

  5. @keshuvko – am trying to become one 🙂

    @Syam – micham illaye!!! enna seyya?

    @harish – yeah, marakaaame..

    @sagg – enna aachuda?

    Comment by Bindu — August 20, 2006 @ 6:40 am | Reply

  6. Eppolerndhu software + cooking recipes kodukara bindu aana?/ 🙂

    Comment by Usha — August 21, 2006 @ 12:41 am | Reply

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