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diwali 09

finally my exams and assignments r over!!!!!!! n i m free to write about my unique diwali!!!
well i dont know if u guys know or not....that i have got a job for weekends at a south indian restaurant..bhimas...n my luck as it is diwali was on a saturday!!!!!!!!! so essentially what i am trying to say is i was working at bhimas on saturday...

well initially i was not at all happy.....i was like...yeh kya hai!!!!!!!! diwali ke din kaam karneka!!!!!! n i was really missing home n i was feeling little bad.......but as the day was fun...watching families come (remembered our families get together at tunga...the only difference was that this time around i was at the other side of the table...i was serving not ordering food)...big groups of people many groups of indians n non was nice to see non indians with a red teeka on the forhead...i was like it "sab mandir jaake aaye hai lagta hai :)"
to each guest we all would go n wish the…

happy diwali!!!!!!!!!!! n saal mubarak :) :) :)

jus want to wish all of u a very happy diwali and a prosperous new yr!!!!!!
happy diwali to one n all......not a lot to write at the moment...

bhalera bhinda (stuffed okra)

ingredients :
washed and dry okra, chopped into 2 big pieces and a vertical slit made (to fill the filling)

for the filling :
roasted and crushed peanuts  1 cup
chopped cilantro and crushed coconuts 1 cup
green chilly paste, garlic paste, ginger paste
red chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder,
salt to taste, lemon juice ( 2 teaspoon) , pinch of sugar.
oil (1 tablespoon for binding)
Optional : chickpea floor (besan) 2 table spoons
Oil for cooking 2 tablespoon

if u using chickpea flour then u need to roast it first and add red chilly powder, turmeric and cumin- coriander powder while it is getting roasted. once it turns dark yellow and u get the aroma of roasted flour stop it and remove it in a plate (coz other wise the flour will get burnt even if u turn off the stove coz the vessel will still be hot)

for the filling :
mix ground peanuts, ground coconut, chopped cilantro.
add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin cilantro powder, salt, lemon juice, sugar, ginger garlic …

from my bday in india- to my bday in california....7th oct 2009

well this yr that was a new bday celebrations began much earlier than usual n lasted much later than bday lasted for more than 24 hours...thanks to being in california!!!!!!
i received my first bday wish at 12 pm 6th it was 12 am 7th in india...n the first poeple to wish me were anu, mitu n mayur...thank u so much folks :) :) you began my bday with a bang!!!!!!!
then as the history goes i have some or the other exam on my bday...nt his one was no exception!!!!! i had a biostat quiz, so i was studing for it on the eve of my bday.... then my as the clock stuck friends from LB came to our apt with cake n gifts!!!! was a very pleasant surprise :) :) had fun with chintan sunil naimish rakesh ravi pranav darshit....n of course my dear roommates rushika teju krishma n bhoomi... calls form india had begun from 11 30 pm only!!!!! spoke with mom dad mitu devang (he is in san diego though) ushma, aniket (he sure called dot at 12 :) perfect timing )n sunj…