Gobi Aloo Bhujia Recipe is one of the most preferred side dishes for lunch and dinner. This can also be served for breakfast along with poori, paratha, and roti.
It’s a real daunting task to come back to your normal routine after such a fine outing that we had the last week at Chikmagalur.
Have you been in such a situation when you push yourself back to your routines immediately after you come back from a weekend getaway or, maybe an outing? Let us know by commenting below and we would love to hear from you..
But come back.. we had to. After all, that’s what life is!
Nevertheless, we encountered a very tricky situation this week at my daughter’s school.
We had a parent-teachers’ meeting (PTM) at school and for a change, the class teacher had a different feedback for my daughter. In all of our previous meets, the feedback used to be on how reserved and quiet my daughter was. She was very silent and never mingled with a lot of kids in the class.
But this time we were in for a surprise.
The class teacher and the Maths teacher both had the same thing to say – that my daughter was becoming a little naughty. She was found talking a lot with her classmates during her sessions, due to which her seating had to be changed once.
But in spite of that, she continued with her behavior with the new benchmate of hers.
She was being a little inattentive in class.
It was showing up at home as well.
While she would normally take care of her assignments by herself, she had started having a lot of doubts on simple topics as well, which gave us the impression that she wasn’t really being attentive in class.
Just as we were trying to recover from this, the class teacher continued, “I am glad that she has changed. Kids need to be a little naughty. Now that she has started socializing and has got acclimatized with the environment, she has started to open up which is good. The only thing we need to take care of is that it doesn’t impact her studies. She is a brilliant child and we don’t want her to lose focus. Hence we thought of giving you this feedback.”
While we were driving back to home, we were pondering over that conversation.
Is it bad to be naughty?
Most parents get frustrated when they hear that their child is naughty. And that frustration often shows up in the way we treat our kids. Punishments, reprimands etc. are just some of the normal parent behavior as a consequence of this frustration.
But is it the right thing to do?
No, and a Yes.
You need to carefully assess your kids’ behavior. What level will you categorize him?
For somebody like my daughter, who we knew was not utterly naughty and who has never been seen throwing tantrums and disobeying, we knew that her naughtiness was mild. Even the teacher understood that.
All we had to do was sit in a quiet room and talk to her.
In a very casual discussion, we enquired with her on certain situations that the teacher had told us about and asked her what her thought was on what happened.
She was quiet for a few minutes. Then she opened up and confessed that she felt that it wasn’t really the right thing that she did.
Then all that we had to do was to explain to her the consequence of each of that misbehavior. She quietly listened to us and acknowledged.
We know that the attention span in kids is quite small and they might just go back to the normal in some time. My daughter might also do that. But if we kept reinforcing the same thing and also ensured that we talk to her every day and enquired about what transpired at school and if she behaved naughtily, we believe we would be able to course-correct her.
One thing that we learned over time was that constant engagement and discussion with your kids, being friendly with them and asking them about their daily routine in casual discussions are the best way to learn more about your kid.
And when you learn more about them and understand their perspective, it is easier for your to channelize their energy in the right directions.
Naughty behavior is a sign of excessive energy in your kids. Don’t try to suppress it. That will rebound and emerge in more undesirable forms and shapes which wouldn’t be good in the long term.
Rather, try to channelize them. Keep them engaged. Learn about their interests and give them more of that. And during all of this keep talking to them.
Reprimand. But not by shouting or, physical punishments. Penalize by taking away one of their favorite toys or, such other. Tell them about the consequences if they continue their behavior. And gradually they will understand and change.
I found this nice article about dealing with naughty kids, from an experienced teacher. It talks about some nice tips for dealing with such situations. I hope you like it..
Onto this week’s recipe..
Gobi Aloo Bhujia Recipe – Cauliflower Potato Stir-Fry Recipe
Gobi aloo bhujia is one of the commonly prepared recipes in our day to day cooking. This recipe is mostly cooked in mustard oil since it gives an amazing taste to the recipe. This is one of those recipes which is served in most of the houses in Bihar during the winter season. Gobi aloo can be served along with plain rice and dal. You can also serve it along with puri, paratha or roti.
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- Cauliflower - 1 medium
- Potato - 2
- Punch Phoran – 1 tsp
- Dry red chili - 3 broken
- Bay leaf - 1 optional
- Asafoetida - a pinch
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Red chilli powder - to taste
- Mustard Oil - 4 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Cut the cauliflower in to small pieces. Dip the cauliflowers in hot water in a bowl. Add one spoon salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder and mix thoroughly. Keep it for few minutes then wash them thoroughly.
- Peel, wash and cut the potato lengthwise. (similar to the finger chips)
- Heat oil in a pan/wok, add panch phoran and let it splutter.
- Once it starts spluttering add bay leaf, broken red chili and saute until brown.
- Now add cauliflower, potato, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
- Keep stirring in between, until it gets cooked and fried properly.
- Once done switch off the flame.
- Serve hot along with plain rice and dal, roti, puri or paratha.
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