Friday, October 3, 2008

I am tagged

Bhawana tagged me for 7 facts abt me.
It was nice to know more about you dear!!
The rules of the meme are:
(a) List these rules on your blog.
(b) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
(c) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Here are 7 facts about me!
1. I am very sensitive and emotional, I can’t stand strong when my loved ones are in pain, that’s something I want to improve upon!
2. I am a good listener.
3. I love shopping for clothes and footwear!! I can do it anytime in a day or night!!
4. I need motivation and encouragement from my family and friends all the time otherwise I feel low.
5. I love to watch films and sing songs, I am singing everyday at home while cooking, cleaning or doing anything!!
6. I love to ride my scooty, I feel it’s fun to ride a two wheeler than a four wheeler….the breeze which touches your face while you are riding is priceless!!
7. I am an Interior designer.
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Thanks bhawana for this award!!

Bhawana passed on Wylde Woman Award & Friendship Award to me and I cant be happier!! After my break of about a month or more J this was a lovely surprise!! Thanks Bhawana!!
The rules of this award are:
1.You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Makesure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blog site can go visit all these wonderful men and women.

Purpose of the Award
To send love and acknowledgment to men and women, who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. It's been a blessing and an inspiration to meet all of you through your wonderful blogs.

Pav Bhaaji!

I am adding this recipe to my blog especially for a friend Sowmya, she is not a blogger, she wanted me to add this one to my blog! So here Sowmya….this is for you!!! Hope you are happy ;) Pav Bhaji is one of the most delicious and popular street foods in Mumbai, it’s a great substitute for a meal…..i know all of you blogger friends must have made this one, but here’s my version!!
Ingredients (Serves 6 to 7 persons)
½ kg Cauliflower
6 medium size potatoes
250 gms capsicum
250 gms Green Peas
½ kg Tomatoes
½ Kg Onion
8 to 10 pods Garlic
1” Ginger
3 to 5 tbspn. Oil
2 to 3 tbspn. Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste
Pav Bhaji Masala (I use Everest)
Pav (Use laadi pav only, unfortunately in Chennai they aren’t available, Btw Laadi pav is a Mumbai term, it means nonsweetened Pav)
Finely chopped Coriander
1. Cook green Peas, Potatoes and finely chopped Capsicum and Cauliflower in a pressure cooker till they are tender and can be smashed properly. After these vegetables are cooked and cooled, peel the skin of potatoes and smash them thoroughly, also smash the green peas, cauliflower and capsicum. Keep aside.
2. Take Tomatoes in a bowl, add water to them till they are drowned in it and boil for about 5 to 7 mins, the tomatoes should become very tender. Keep them to cool. After they cool off, remove the skin and grind them to make a fine puree. Keep aside.
3. Take 3 onions and chop them very finely, keep aside, they will be used for dressing. Take rest of the onions, cut them in big pieces and grind them to make a fine paste. Keep aside. Make a fine paste of Garlic and Ginger also (I used readymade). Keep aside.
4. Heat Oil in a pan, add Onion and ginger – garlic paste to it, stir fry till light brown, now switch the flame off. Add all the smashed vegetables with the Tomato Puree, mix well. Add 2 cups of water, you may add more if you feel it’s too solid. Stir and mix well, now add salt, red chilli powder and Pav Bhaji masala (Chilli powder and pav bhaji masala may be added more if you feel like) mix well, Switch on the flame, keep it low, let the whole mixture cook for about 20 mins, keep stirring in gaps so that it doesn’t stick.
5. Your Bhaji is ready! While serving, fry the Pav after applying butter to them on a frying pan, fry till they are crispy brown. Serve Bhaji with dressing of inely chopped Onions , finely chopped coriander and one tspn. Butter with every serving!! Now Hog!! :)

P.S. I also added some red colour to the bhaji. You may add to make it look more attractive.