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How to make Kothu Parota/Kothu Roti

This dish takes me back 15 years to when my grandmom(mom’s mom) turned 60 and she took our entire family on a trip to see the Navagraha temples in South India. It was a very well planned trip and we were almost at the end of our trip of 10 days and we had a stop over at Tirunelveli. It was pretty late and all of us a group of 15 including kids, famished, went into a restaurant. We all decided to order Kothu Parota imagining Parotas and delicious curry on the side not really knowing what Kothu meant!

What came totally had us in surprise..Parota was torn to pieces almost minced, sautéed with onions and tomatoes and different spices. All of us had ordered the same dish and we had a good laugh before we ate. It was only then the waiter explained the dish to us. Apparently this dish is popular in Tamil Nadu. This incident has us in splits even today. But it was the inspiration to recreate my own version of the Kothu Parota or Kothu Roti.

I’ve used leftover Chapatis (Rotis) instead of Parotas, its lighter on the stomach and anytime there is leftover chapatis, this is the easiest and tastiest way to finish them off. I’ve used eggs but this can be made without eggs and it will be just as tasty.

Ingredients:

Serves:2

2 leftover 8-inch whole wheat Chapatis/Rotis
3 tbsp Oil
½ tsp Mustard seeds
½ tsp Fennel seeds
Few curry leaves
2-3 Green chillies, slit lengthwise (adjust to taste)
1 onion chopped
1 large tomato chopped
¼ tsp turmeric
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1-2 tsp Pav bhaji masala
1 tbsp Chopped cilantro

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and fennel seeds. Let it sizzle. Then add curry leaves and slit chillies. Add chopped onions and sauté until done. Add chopped tomatoes, and turmeric. Cook until tomatoes are soft. Add the chopped chapatis.

Combine and then add the beaten eggs. Scramble on medium heat. Season with salt and add pav bhaaji masala. Combine well and cook for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and serve hot.


I never liked having leftover chapatis but now I make extras so I can make delicious Kothu Roti the next day.

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cafe-a-specials

Echo Mountain features all the sustenance you need for a full day or night of kicking it on the slopes. Used to high resort prices and hot bowl of beef bourguignon when you hit the slopes? Sorry, but Echo doesn’t play that

game. Here you’ll find a good slice of pizza, warm flat-bread sandwich, hot dog, beer or whatever else us normal people eat when are biding our times between runs.

Our menu continues to evolve, check back for more detail, and don’t bother packing that ham sandwich next time you venture up to Echo. Don’t forget about our Bar and grab a drink between runs or while you wait for your kids.

Weekend Specials

We are offering special options on weekends and during holidays. Check back here to see what we have for the coming weekend.
For the weekend of 1/21 we are offering Barbeque Beef Sandwiches. Supplies are limited and this BBQ Beef is so good it might not make it through Saturday.
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Instructions for Your Navigation Suite Installation

Most Marlin pursuers aren’t willing to install their own electronics, however knowing how best to fulfill the errand goes far toward getting the best professional for it. Despite your DIY status, understanding the accompanying subjects, and testing your imminent installer on them, will bid you some assistance with getting a flawless system establishment on the first attempt, which is a scarcity in the marine world.

#1 Study the Manual

It appears to be repetitive to recommend that one read the manual to begin with. I once set up a Sonic Hub, into my multifunction setting, and it wouldn’t play. I even called customer service and a delegate helped me through the procedure of starting the MP3 player. The issue was that it had defaulted to a microphone input upon installation and the icon was plainly unmistakable in the status bar and the procedure was visibly clarified in the manual.

#2 Monitor the System

Any installer competent enough will monitor a system, charting what every part is and how it associates with the general structure and the power grid on board. Without this graph, installation can get to be convoluted, fragmented and hard to service later on. It wouldn’t hurt to put a check mark alongside every connection as you move along.

#3 Get an Expert

Have an expert cut your display panels. I once recalled a companion who operated with Plexiglas and starboard. I messaged my display-unit templates to my companion, and after that sent the old panels for a complete reference. After two days, I got splendidly cut boards that were significantly more correctly done than anything a jigsaw could have supervised.

#4 Learn to Mark

Title your lines inside of six inches of either termination. Most cables for displays and black boxes come clearly marked at this point. Some don’t. Most organizations don’t mark the NMEA 2000 cables. You can purchase shrink labels, mark them, and afterward heat-shrink them around the wire close to the terminal links.

#5 Use Separate Panels

Utilize a different gadgets ground bus and power panel. The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) like to use separate panels if the force is run from a source more than 10 feet away. It’s a much tidier installation and less demanding to keep up.

#6 Detach Power Sources

Today’s hardware is touchy to voltage vacillations and work best with a detached power source. The best installations utilize a voltage-detecting transmit between a marine starting battery and the alternator. That way when the beginning battery is outdone, the alternator moves to the house battery.

#7 Tinned Wire

You’re wiring ought to be tinned wire, keeping in mind the end goal to oppose the erosion that is inescapable when working in salt air. Heat shrink terminals aren’t vital for ABYC or NMEA, however when wiring terminals are in the bilge, utilizing a protective layer of heat shrink is a really smart thought.

#8 Check Voltage Supply

Test your voltage supply before connecting your equipment. ABYC guidelines permit just a 3% drop in voltage from the power source to the gadget getting power. Additionally, with the power turned off, test both the ground wire for resistance and the power wire. Have somebody waggle terminals while you hold the meter on both sides of the lead.

#9 Tape and Wire

At the point when pulling wires, utilize a fiberglass fish tape. It adheres to the procedures effortlessly and is more averse to scab existing wires. In today’s crowded wire pursues, it’s for all intents and purposes, difficult to run electronics cables in confined regions, however, do attempt. Also, bundled wires diminish amperage, requiring bigger wires to convey the same current.

#10 Clasping of Wires

One detail that is regularly disregarded is the looming and clasping of wires. In engine rooms, the wire supports ought to be made of metal so as to oppose dissolving or long term rot from heat.

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Lodging Packages

QUALITY SUITES AT EVERGREEN PARKWAY

TICKET PACKAGE: $154.99- One night stay in a deluxe suite, two full day tickets to Echo Mountain, a deluxe breakfast for two and freshly baked  cookies.  Complimentary use of indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room, as well as the outdoor hot tub which is open year round.
LESSON PACKAGE: $249.00- One night stay in a deluxe suite, two full day tickets to Echo Mountain, two full rental packages, a two hour group lesson for two, and freshly baked cookies.  Complimentary use of indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room, as well as the outdoor hot tub which is open year round.
WEBSITE: Quality Suites at Evergreen Parkway
ADDRESS: 29300 US Hwy 40, Evergreen, CO 80439
PHONE: 303-526-2000 and ask for “SHRED & BED”
*The Quality Suites at Evergreen Parkway is the closest lodging to Echo Mountain

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT DENVER WEST

TICKET PACKAGE: Starting at $139.00- One night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, full breakfast buffet for two, and two lift tickets to Echo Mountain.
WEBSITE: Courtyard By Marriott Denver West
ADDRESS: 14700 W. 6th Ave, Frontage Road, Golden, CO 80401
PHONE: 303-271-0776

SHERATON DENVER WEST

TICKET PACKAGE: $165.00- Traditional guestroom accommodations, a full American breakfast buffet for two, two lift tickets to Echo Mountain, complimentary use of heated pool and hot tub and 20% discount on spa services at Aura Spa & Wellness Center.(Promo Code: ECHO 2)
LESSON PACKAGE: $229.00- Traditional guestroom accommodations, a full American breakfast buffet for two, two lift tickets to Echo Mountain, full ski and snowboard rentals for two, a two hour group lesson for two, complimentary use of heated pool and hot tub and a 20% discount on spa services at Aura Spa & Wellness Center. (Promo Code: ECHOLESS)
WEBSITE: Sheraton Denver West
ADDRESS: 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228
PHONE: 303-987-2000

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT LAKEWOOD

TICKET PACKAGE: $134.95-One night stay (Friday or Saturday,) two lift tickets to Echo Mountain, and a full hot breakfast buffet for two.
WEBSITE: Courtyard By Marriott Lakewood
ADDRESS: 7180 West Hampden Ave, Lakewood, CO 80227
PHONE: 303-985-9696

CANDLEWOOD SUITES DENVER LAKEWOOD

TICKET PACKAGE: Starting at $115.00- One night stay in a suite, two lift ticket to Echo Mountain and 10% off ski and rentals at Christy Sports. Click HERE to book the ticket package now.
LESSON PACKAGE: Starting at $155.00- One night stay in a suite, two lift tickets to Echo Mountain, a two hour group lesson for two, and full rental equipment for two.  Click HERE to book the lesson package now.
WEBSITE: Staybridge Suites Denver Lakewood
ADDRESS: 895 Tabor Street, Golden, CO 80401
PHONE: 303-232-7171

STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHERRY CREEK

TICKET PACKAGE: One queen studio suite, two full day tickets to Echo Mountain, 10% off ski rentals at Christy Sports, a hot breakfast buffet and high speed internet access.
WEBSITE: Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek
ADDRESS: 4229 E. Virginia Ave, Glendale, CO 80246
PHONE: 303-321-5757

AMERISTAR CASINO RESORT SPA BLACK HAWK

TICKET PACKAGE: Deluxe accommodations for two, two lift tickets to Echo Mountain and a $50 food and beverage credit.
WEBSITE: Ameristar Hotel and Casino
ADDRESS: 111 Richman Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422
PHONE: 720-946-4000 or 866.MORE FUN

HOMEWOOD SUITES DENVER WEST

TICKET PACKAGE: $179.00- One night stay in a king or double queen suite with a full kitchen, living area, Hot Suite breakfast buffet for two, a full dinner with complimentary wine and beer (Monday-Thursday only) and two lift tickets to Echo Mountain
LESSON PACKAGE: $179.00- One night stay in a king or double queen suite with a full kitchen, living area, Hot Suite breakfast buffet for two, a full dinner with complimentary wine and beer (Monday-Thursday only) and two lift tickets to Echo Mountain, a two hour group lesson for two, and full rental equipment for two.
WEBSITE: Homewood Suites Denver West
ADDRESS: 139 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228
PHONE: 303-716-5737

HOLIDAY INN DENVER LAKEWOOD

TICKET PACKAGE: $135.00- Includes accommodations in a king or 2 queen guest room, 2 lift tickets to Echo Mountain and cooked to order breakfast for 2 in the Sporting News Gill.
WEBSITE: Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood
ADDRESS: 7390 W. Hampden Ave, Lakewood, CO 80227
PHONE: 303-980-4283

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

TICKET PACKAGE: Starting at $139.95 – Includes one night stay, two lift tickets to Echo Mountain and a full breakfast for two.
WEBSITE: Fairfield Inn & Suites
ADDRESS: 1680 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222
PHONE: 303-691-2223

HOTEL MONACO DENVER

TICKET PACKAGE: Beautifully appointed delux accomodations, two day tickets to Echo Mountain, morning coffee and tea service in living room, hosted wine reception in living room, 24 hour access to in-house fitness room, standard high speed wired and wireless internet access
WEBSITE: Hotel Monaco Denver
ADDRESS: 1717 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202
PHONE: 303-296-1717 or 800-990-1303

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Beer Mug Cake

I am enjoying my vacation here in India and time seems to be flying faster than I can possible imagine! Last month was my brother’s birthday and I had to bake him a cake…”had to” because it was an order from him even before I got here 🙂 I would have baked him one even if he hadn’t told me, ‘coz I’m always on the lookout for these occasions to create something different. This time I did a cake which looks like a Beer Mug. He is working with UB Spirits, so nothing else could have been more apt.


We had a small party at a restaurant with close family. Transporting the cake to the venue was nothing less than a herculean task! The cake was too tall to fit into any box and pretty heavy too. My mom was the ‘cake bearer’, and all along the way she almost held her breath for fear that the cake would topple..hehe! An experience she won’t forget! 🙂


My brother was thrilled to see the cake and I must say all the efforts were well worth it.

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Youth Group Lessons

All Echo Ski & Ride School students are separated by discipline (ski or snowboard), age and ability level to promote learning, safety and fun. Lessons are taught by trained instructors that have all passed a criminal background check.

Youth group lessons are offered daily (except Tue*). Youth group lessons are two hours long and are offered at 10:15am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm (3:30pm and 4:30pm not offered on Sundays).

*On select Tuesdays when Echo Mountain is open (12/21, 12/28, 3/15, 3/22, and 3/29), Ski & Ride School offers lessons at 10:15a and 1:15pm.

RESERVATIONS
In order to guarantee space in a lesson, an advanced reservation and pre-payment is required. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. However, classes do fill, especially on weekends and during holidays. Please book early to guarantee your spot.

Call the Ski & Ride School Desk at 303-325-7347, ext. 2 to make a reservation and pre-pay.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
A non-refundable payment is taken at the time of reservation. Lessons may be rescheduled a minimum of 24 hours before the reserved start time. NO REFUNDS will be issued and lessons cannot be rescheduled within 24 hours of the reserved start time.

YOUTH SKI LESSONS

Parent & Me Private Lessons 3 year-old skiers & a parent

A one hour lesson to teach your three year old and prepare them for group instruction by age 4. Offered daily (except Tue.) at 10:00am, 11:15am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm (3:30pm and 4:30pm not offered on Sundays)*

  • $65 first parent & child (includes a daily learning center lift ticket)
  • $29 per additional parent or child (includes a daily learning center lift ticket)
  • Add $20 for ski or snowboard rentals per person (includes a helmet)

Discovery Ski Lessons 4 – 6 year-olds
In order to turn little skiers into life long skiers, Echo instructors create FUN lessons catered to your 4-6 year-old’s interests, physical development, and attention span.

Regular
Season
 

Holiday
Season*

Price Includes
 $85  $97  Lesson, Lift, & Rental
 $65  $77  Lesson & Lift
 $68  $77  Lesson & Rental (Ages 5 & Under & Season Pass Holders)
 $48  $57  Lesson (Ages 5 & Under & Season Pass Holders)

*Holiday Season – 12/18/10 – 1/2/11, 1/15/10 – 1/17/11, & 2/19/11 – 2/21/11

Explorers Ski Lessons 7 – 12 year-olds
Older kids have the physical development and learning capacity to learn new skills quickly. Our instructors teach the proper techniques that will help take 7-12 year-old skiers to the next level and keep them safe as they begin exploring more of the mountain.

Regular
Season
Holiday
Season*
Price Includes
 $85  $97  Lesson, Lift, & Rental
 $65  $77  Lesson & Lift
 $68  $77  Lesson & Rental (Echo Mtn Season Pass Holder)
 $48  $57  Lesson (Echo Mtn Season Pass Holder)

*Holiday Season – 12/18/10 – 1/2/11, 1/15/10 – 1/17/11, & 2/19/11 – 2/21/11

YOUTH SNOWBOARD LESSONS

*New This Season*

Lil’ Rippers Snowboard Experience 5 – 7* year-olds
This new program is designed to provide those little guys and gals, who “really want to snowboard,” have a positive experience on snow. Class size is limited to 3 students so the instructor can provide each student the attention and “hands on” time needed to get them balancing and moving on his/her board.

*7 year old snowboarders may be opt to take the Lil’ Rippers Lesson if there is space available otherwise they will be placed in a Rippers Lesson

Regular
Season
Holiday
Season*
Price Includes
 $100  $115  Lesson, Lift, & Rental
 $80  $95  Lesson & Lift
 $83  $98  Lesson & Rental (5 year-olds & Season Pass Holder)
 $63  $78  Lesson (5 year-olds & Season Pass Holder)

*Holiday Season – 12/18/10 – 1/2/11, 1/15/10 – 1/17/11, & 2/19/11 – 2/21/11

Rippers Snowboard Lessons 7 – 12 year-olds
Older kids have the physical development and learning capacity to learn new skills quickly. Our instructors teach the proper techniques that will help take 7-12 year-old snowboarders to the next level and keep them safe as they begin exploring more of the mountain.

Regular
Season
Holiday
Season*
Price Includes
 $85  $97  Lesson, Lift, & Rental
 $65  $77  Lesson & Lift
 $68  $77  Lesson & Rental (Echo Mtn Season Pass Holder)
 $48  $57  Lesson (Echo Mtn Season Pass Holder)

*Holiday Season – 12/18/10 – 1/2/11, 1/15/10 – 1/17/11, & 2/19/11 – 2/21/1

Click here to learn about our YOUTH MULTI-WEEK PROGRAMS
Click here for details on SAVING 25% with Echo’s GROUP LESSON 6 PACKS
Click here to learn about our YOUTH GROUP LESSON STRUCTURE

Click here to view LESSON LEVELS & GOALS
Click here to learn WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR LESSON

CHECK-IN
Please plan to arrive at least one hour early to check-in for your lesson, especially if you’re renting equipment. Lesson check-in may close up to 45 minutes prior to the designated lesson start time. All lessons begin promptly at the designated start time; late arrivals will be moved to a later class time if space is available. Give yourself plenty of time to create the best possible experience by planning accordingly and taking weather into consideration.

Prior to any lesson, downloading and completing the following check-in paperwork prior to your arrival will help speed up the check-in process

Click below to download the CHECK-IN PAPERWORK:

  • Echo Mountain 2010-2011 Waiver for each and every person skiing or riding at Echo Mountain
  • Ski & Ride School Child Release for each and every Ski & Ride School student under the age of 13
  • Echo Mountain Rental Equipment Sign Up for each and every person renting equipment from Echo Mountain

Click here for HELPFUL HINTS

RESERVATIONS
In order to guarantee space in a lesson, an advanced reservation and pre-payment is required. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. However, classes do fill, especially on weekends and during holidays. Please book early to guarantee your spot.

Call the Ski & Ride School Desk at 303-325-7347, ext. 2 to make a reservation and pre-pay.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
A non-refundable payment is taken at the time of reservation. Lessons may be rescheduled a minimum of 24 hours before the reserved start time. NO REFUNDS will be issued and lessons cannot be rescheduled within 24 hours of the reserved start time.

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Ski & Ride School Overview

The Echo Mountain Ski & Ride School offers affordable learning programs and quality instruction for skiers and riders of all ages and ability levels.

From the basics of skiing and snowboarding for first timers, to intermediate skills for all-mountain enjoyment, to the art of freestyle jumps, jibs and rails, Echo Mountain teaching professionals are committed to providing the skills necessary to build confidence and achieve every student’s skiing and riding goals.

LEARNING AREAS & TERRAIN

Two designated learning areas provide gentle progression terrain ideal for first timers to advanced beginners. Each learning area is complemented with its own surface lift, including a Magic Carpet®, providing the ideal environment for learning the basics and further developing skills.

As skills and confidence are developed, stud

ents will progress to skiing or riding the entire mountain and various terrain features. In order for students to fully enjoy Echo’s terrain, all lessons include terrain park safety and level appropriate freestyle skills.

Click here to learn more about our YOUTH LESSON STRUCTURE
Click here to view LESSON LEVELS & GOALS
Click here to learn WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR LESSON

RESERVATIONS

In order to guarantee space in a lesson, an advanced reservation and pre-payment is required. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. However, classes do fill, especially on weekends and during holidays. Please book early to guarantee your spot.

Call the Ski & Ride School Desk at 303-325-7347, ext. 2 to make a reservation and pre-pay.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

A non-refundable payment is taken at the time of reservation. Lessons may be rescheduled a minimum of 24 hours before the reserved start time. NO REFUNDS will be issued and lessons cannot be rescheduled within 24 hours of the reserved start time.

CHECK-IN

Please plan to arrive at least one hour early to check-in for your lesson, especially if you’re renting equipment. Lesson check-in may close up to 45 minutes prior to the designated lesson start time. All lessons begin promptly at the designated start time; late arrivals will be moved to a later class time if space is available. Give yourself plenty of time to create the best possible experience by planning accordingly and taking weather into consideration.

Downloading, printing and completing the check-in paperwork below prior to checking-in for your lesson will help speed up the check-in process.

Click below to download the CHECK-IN PAPERWORK:

Echo Mountain 2010-2011 Waiver for each and every person skiing or riding at Echo Mountain

Ski & Ride School Child Release for each and every Ski & Ride School student under the age of 13

Echo Mountain Rental Equipment Sign Up for each and every person renting equipment from Echo Mountain

Click here for more HELPFUL HINTS

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

A non-refundable payment is taken at the time of reservation. Lessons may be rescheduled a minimum of 24 hours before the reserved start time. NO REFUNDS will be issued and lessons cannot be rescheduled within 24 hours of the reserved start time.

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Lodging Overview

If you’re tired of the same-old ski vacation in a crowded, over-priced mountain town, let Echo Mountain and Echo’s “Shred and Bed” Lodging Partners create your most memorable winter experience.

Echo Mountain’s proximity to Denver allows winter vacationers the best of both worlds: a Colorado mountain ski vacation coupled with the amenities, convenience, variety and value found in the big city. The Denver Metro area offers a vast range of entertainment options from the performance arts to world-class cultural attractions to professional sports, and a multitude of lodging options will fit any vacation budget.

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April Mega Blogging Marathon #75 Round-up – Bakes from Around the World

This was my first Mega Blogging Marathon ever and I must say much that it was exciting and resulted in a host of scrumptious bakes, it was a huge commitment and required plenty of dedication. I joined the group only mid-March so I really didn’t have a lot of time to spare to bake ahead. From no activity on my blog in the past 5 years to 26 days of non-stop blogging, this marathon gave me a giant push to get back into blogging..very quickly 😀 When I emailed Valli of Spice Your Life to sign up for this event, she was little hesitant as I’m totally new to the marathon, but she agreed and signed me up. I’m glad she did! 🙂

I’ve learned so much on this awesome baking journey this month. Its amazing how cuisines across the world have similar bakes known by different names with slight changes in the way they are made. The amusing part was reading up on the history of the particular bake. From the scandalous Rigo Jancsi to the people-oriented Indian Ladi Pav, its been a very enlightening marathon.

If you missed a few or all of my posts, here is a round-up of all the 26 bakes in Alphabetical order. Brace yourself for a feast for the eyes, and if you try any of these bakes…a feast for the tummy too!

 

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