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DELICIOUS BOOKSIE- A SMALL GET_TOGETHER

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SURPRISE !!

FEW WEEKS BACK, GHIRADELLI GIRL (CHOCO) ASKED ME TO SHARE WITH HER SOME VEGETARIAN RECIPES AND THEN I THOUGHT, MAY BE WE CAN ALL SHARE WITH EACH OTHER OUR BEST RECIPES.

I OWE HER THIS ARTICLE. AND ALSO JAK AND NIC WHO WERE DISCUSSING ABOUT 'CHAI' AND THAT HAD ME ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER WITH JAK'S DESCRIPTION.....THANKS BUDDIES THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANKS LACEY FOR THE WONDERFUL POEM WHICH U WROTE FOR ME.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR LOVING ME SO MUCH....

I AM STILL NOT SURE HOW MANY OF US WOULD LIKE THIS....JUST A SMALL ATTEMPT TO DIVERT ALL OF YOU FROM THE MONOTONY...


Submitted:Jun 13, 2008    Reads: 782    Comments: 49    Likes: 13   


altWHEN I Started the article on "Self realisation-ur opinion" and Then the article on "Colours",i was not sure how it would be received...But one day when i woke up and opened the window, i could see so many sun rays coming inside my living room, caressing my cheek with affection, hugging me and kriish tight.....and after that i was never never alone....Each and every comment was a ray of Sun, a ray of love, a ray of affection, a ray of acceptance, rays of happy happy thoughts, rays of so many sweet thoughts.....

Every morning, after getting up, i would switch on the lap and open the windows and VOILA....a wonderful power packed day ahead....and i am ready to embrace life.....I don't feel jobless and worthless anymore.....

A variety of responses made my day each day, each morning.....thoughtful response,selfless response,naughty response,responses talking to me......confiding in me and with all of us.....i could learn so much about all my friends at booksie....i can now say, i know my family...i know what colours they like....each response was like a pearl in a necklace and the thread is BOOKSIE....

Now. let's take it one step further....and go for .....

.....Part 3 - Let's know what food we like.....

Part 4 would be - "How Would u like to celebrate your birthday and also the birthday of your parents !" ( That's coming up).....

And thus the series would continue and slowly and slowly we would realise that we all know each other and love each other more and more with each passing day........likes, dislikes, preferences, favourites....

come let's fall in love.....!!

A HUGE HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU TO COME TO THE PARTY OF COLOURS AND SPREADING HAPPINESS EVERYWHERE.....LIKE I SAID...WE ALL ARE A FAMILY AND WE ALL LOVE EACH OTHER LOTS....I HAVE SEEN FRIENDSHIPS BLOSSOMING HERE AND THE FRAGRANCE OF THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE IS TAKING AWAY PAIN AND DEPRESSION FROM THE LIVES OF SO MANY OF US.....COME , LET'S SHARE OUR FAVOURITE RECIPES AND LEARN ABOUT EACH OTHER.....IT WOULD BE FUN LIKE THE COLOUR PARTY.....I WOULD TRY TO INVITE EACH ONE OF YOU PERSONALLY ...I WOULD SURELY TRY.....TRUST ME....IT WOULD BE 'FUN'....LOTS AND LOTS OF FUN......

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We all are tired and need a break from this world of words for a while so that when we come back after getting refreshed, we feel 'energised' and 'relaxed' and 'ready' to experiment and 'challenge' our own thoughts.

Right?
Come with me to the world of 'food'....the world which is connected very closely to the world of inspiration. The inspiration to 'think', the inspiration to 'love', the inspiration to 'share'....
Come for this small party and pot-luck where we all would share our favourite recipe with each other. Write as many number of recipes as you can and you would find so many of us looking at you with a smile and a nod...

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Come say "HELLO" to the world of 'experimentation' with food.

I LOVE TANDOORI CHICKEN.....Hmmm.....YUM YUM.....

To start with, I would share a nutritious recipe (traditional recipe called Dalma from Orissa, India)...

Requirements:alt

1. Carrot - 2

2. Tomatoes- 1
3. Onion - 1
4. Potato - 1
5. Butter squash - half
6. Beans - handful
7. Beetroot - 1
8. Broccoli- half
9. Cauliflower- half
10.Any other vegetable you would like to add - all these vegetables have to be cut into small cubes or they can be bought from frozen section as well. Any combination will work.
We have to steam all of them and keep them aside
Now, select 1 cup of any pulse you love ...for example black beans or white beans or chick peas or better still a combination of all of them and keep it in water overnight so that it becomes soft and then in the morning, boil it with water and change the water twice at an interval of 20 min so that all the dirt of the surface gets washed away ( the whitish dirt would float)....And then finally when the water is clear, add little turmeric and salt.
As soon as the pulse is boiled , add the vegetables are added.

In another pan, oil ( 2-3 tsps) is added to which half a tsp of cumin seeds and 2 onions sliced are added and fried till golden brown. The oil with fried cumin seeds and onions are added to the pulse and vegetable combination.

Then, the secret spice - ( GRANNY's) "cumin seeds ( roasted and powdered form) and Red chillie ( powdered form) are added ( 2 tsps each)....these two give the curry the wonderful taste and aroma. Shredded coconut can also be added (optional) but gives the curry a nice texture)....Finally, let them boil for 10 min. Serve with hot rice...tastes yum and very nutritious.

i make this one for kriish ( for him, i don't add shredded coconut....he takes the coconut out with tongue)....weekly thrice for sure...ALL VEGGIES in ONE GO....

2. Rice Pudding.
Requirementsalt
1. Half cup basmati rice - soaked in water overnight
2. Milk- 1 litre
3. 3 cardamom pods
4. Sugar
5. A pinch of salt
Procedure
After overnight soaking, we have to grind the rice to paste with little water
Bring the milk to boil and add sugar and cardamom seeds while it boils. Once it begins to boil, add the rice paste to it and stir it continuously till the entire pudding is of one uniform consistency.

After 15 min, the pudding is ready. If it becomes too hard, we can add more milk....in the end we can garnish this dish with crushed almonds/pistachios, raisins....

Let me know if you could get time to try these two simple recipes taught to me by MOM.

And looking forward to lots of newest recipe and exchange of ideas.

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