Thursday, April 22, 2010

memories

memories are wonderful...in a moment they transport us back in time, and have the ability to turn the worst day into a bearable one, making us smile when nothing seems to be going our way....n the best thing is one thing leads to other...n one memory to other.....something about the present links to the past and reminds us of the beautiful days spent with our family and friends :)

pav bhaji: one of my favourite dishes...and each time i eat it, it reminds me of my dad's hand made pav bhaji and pav bhaji from vaishali in jam nagar, with amazing chutney...just loved it..enjoyed it with ronak didi n namrata...

with ronakdidi and namrata  : reminds me of the amazing time we spent on the two wheeler....eating all junk food...masala soda, chocolate milkshake and sandwich....searching for egg (coz not all shops sold eggs) to make bhurji for dinner....amazing time i had only thanks two these two wonderful friends :)

movies: reminds me of all the fun time i had in pune n pimpri n jamnagar with my roomies....all of us were movie buffs...n i have had some of the best times in theaters.....watching bewafaa with rehana and tearing the movie apart....though loved akshay kumar in the movie....watching movies like plan, masti, fida, tumko na bhul payenge, and having fun with friends.,....getting stuck outside the hostel after coming back after the night show of jaan e man in jam nagar...wow those were the days...finally the watchman did get up n let me in...but i was indeed nervous for sometime...as i was alone in the hostel....for a couple of nights...just i think a couple more girls were there but they were not even on my floor,....so i was almost alone in the hostel...

rains: reminds me of the 26/7 rains.....final yr final exams were going on, n the schedule kept changing....and exams kept getting postponed or something and we cud not make a proper study schedule....rains also reminds me of getting stuck at dadar, agarwal classes being left early...sagar sudeep mayur n me going to bandra by bus and then waiting endlessly for the train...and then all of us travelling in the ladies compartment of the train coz the male compartment was just too full......

agarwal classes: reminds me of the best time i had travelling in train...fun with mayur sagar sudeep....standing in the train corridor, enjoying the breeze.....solving probabilty problems in the train....waiting for each other when the classes leave and then running to station to catch the 8 41 train, as the next train was at 9 directly...but never leaving before all the friends gathered, and never missing the train....still remember how we used to run to catch the train...the guys getting there ahead of me, but not climbing in the train till i got in the compartment....made some best friends there, nidhi and payal....remember nidhi comign to drop me home when my fever escalated to 106, because of sitting in the AC of the classes....

the scar on my hand: reminds me of the first denture i made...even remember the patient roopa gadkar...her face flashes before my eyes even today.....and i still remember how i worked overtime, with vivek to help me thru....remember i had even gone to her house to meet her when she failed to show up at the appointment i was so nervous when she missed a couple of appointments towards the end of denture making process....

pune: reminds me of the best time of my life.....the dental school....was just discussing with anchal (who also studied in pune) how fun pune life was....discussed about Horn ok Please, CCD on FC road, E Square, Inox, Smokin Joes on JM road and kulfi wala in deccan....how can forget the best gulab jamuns i have eaten at shagun chowk.......

pune also reminded me of the fun I rehana chitra and mohini had at teja's wedding...n how sad we were wen we were finally leaving pune, we cud not bear to look outside the windows and c the city pass so we had drawn the curtains of the volvo....we thought we wud not have a reason enuf to visit our favourite city again...but thankfully before coming to USA i did go to pune for mandar's wedding.....felt real good to be able to meet arshad, nitin, vivek before leaving india.....

today was listening to the song JAI HO, n it reminded me of the wonderful drive to nashik with arvind and sachin...Slumdog millionare had just been nominated for the oscars i think, n so every radio station was playing it constantly....and we were singing it almost the entire way.....it was FUN!!!!!! ...mom had packed some perfect picnic dishes...and the entire trip was so memorable, the drive was wonderful

wow.......feel so nostalgic!!!

song of the day: pehla pehla pyaar from HAHK...love this song, and it adds to the nostalgic mood...love madhuri...they dont make them like her anymore

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

vegetable thai red curry

after successfully making thai green curry, I decided to try my hand at thai red curry.....n well once again, it was a really simple dish..made with ingredients present in our homes on a daily basis, n it turned out quite tasty...m just proud of myself :)
it is quite similar to thai green curry with the some changes in the making of the curry paste...

for making the red curry paste u need:
1 medium sized onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp hot chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tomato
250 ml coconut milk
1 tbsp dania jeera powder (ground coriander and cumin seeds)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

method
mix all the ingredients in the food processor.

for the curry (serves 6)
1 medium chopped onion
mushrooms
tofu
red bell pepper
mixed vegetables
750 ml coconut milk
oil to cook
salt to taste.

method:
saute onions mushrooms and red bell pepper in oil, add salt to taste...
once tender, add the curry paste and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes..add tofu
then add 250 ml coconut milk...allow it to boil and once it boils add 500 ml coconut milk..
and once that too starts boiling add mixed veggies and allow it to cook on a slow flame till its cooked how much u desire...
 NJOY!!!!!!!

song of the day: vienna waits for you by billy joel..


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Is this my life???

life's totally topsy turvy...
soon m gonna be someone's wife...
i cant believe
that is this is actually my life

a week before...
life was different..
just had to study n work...
n wish for somebody near...

now actually someones around
and i cant stop smiling...
unexpected stuff happens
heard all the time...

this is the first time
unexpected happiness falls my way...
now i believe in serendipity!!!!
believe that there is a rainbow....
and a pot of gold at the end of it too....

i believe as in movies....
its not the end until its happy :)
feel like i m hallucinating
or m dreaming..
my feet dont touch the ground...
m floating in my own world...
totally carefree...totally unconcerned

all i had wished for..
is suddenly coming true...
years of patience now bearing fruit...
could not have expected for anything better..
and m glad someone up there thinks i do deserve this

my life was never this joyous or this happy...
and i keep wondering..
is this actually my life...
every day is a better day...
each day i think "it cant get better than this"
but the next day proves me wrong..
and something better turns up....

the sun has thawed the snow...
it has provided energy and nourished the seed
encouraged it to grow...
showed it the potential
to develop into a rose..
spread the fragrance all around....

thank you god....
for everything...n now i dont have any complain with u :)
so i guess we are friends again...lol...
my fight with u is over.....
now u can throw anything my way...
n m totally ready for it...
n i ll smile all along..
nothing can erase my smile now...

m so happy...my heart is gonna burst
got something wonderful to share with the world
dont know how to sign off right now...
so just gonna say " I LOVE YOU" :)

song of the day: hey ya from karthik calling karthik.....our song :)