Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mushroom Biryani

Wash and soak rice (preferably basmati) in water for at least half hour.
Cut and slice onions thinly and fry them in oil till brown.
Marinate the cut mushrooms with curd, red chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder.
Heat oil in a vessel and add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, then add cut onions and fry slightly, next add the marinated mushrooms, salt and saute again, finally add some mint and coriander leaves.
To this add the soaked rice and mix well, and cook in a open vessel till the rice is cooked well.
Once done garnish with the fried onions.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Award--Truly feeling lucky

A big Thanks You to Me who presented me with the Wonderful Women Blogger Award.  This Award came on Women's day and it was more special to be honored in this way.

It is really wonderful to know that atleast one person finds your writings inspiring.

Thanks a lot dear

Friday, March 09, 2012

Happy Wedding Anniversary

Wishing you a very Happy Fourth Wedding Anniversary dear hubby.

This is the year that we realized we cannot live without each other.

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Vadehi Ashram Fund Drive

I am really late at posting this and am thoroughly ashamed of it. I meant to post about it as soon as I read and gave in my contribution but blogger and IE and Google Chrome did trouble me a lot.

Yes, Yes, For some reason I cannot edit my blog at work (I think it’s the old browser’s) and spend many hours trying to get it to work but failed at all attempts. So now what I do is type my blog in a Word document and then paste it. Yes, As Simple as that.

You can find all details here
I won the Atlas Pasta machine and if you scroll down you can even see my name being held by one of the girls.
Awwwwwwwww—a big thank to you to all you lovely kids.

I definitely intend to do more for them. Do you?

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Tuesday Last Prompt

The last of the Tuesday Prompts

I thoroughly enjoyed doing the whole Tuesday promots. Thanks to Preeti, she really has a way of getting you to give your best.

1. If you had Rs.50,000 to just blow up (you have to spend it on YOURSELF. Giving to Charity or buying gifts for others not allowed), what would you spend it on and why?

Wow, 50,000/- all for myself. The first thought would be to go on a vacation to an exotic location but that would definitely cost more than the money stipulated, so cancelling that one.

I would buy a Hi-tech Digital SLR camera as I really want to try out good photography. I would also try and get into some beginner class for photography that would help me understand my basics and pursue it further.

2. Name three of your closest friends (not family or spouse) and say why you love them.
Neena - My best friend. I trust her completely, if she would tell me to jump in the well for my own good, I would do that.
She is the one with whom I shared my growing up years. She is one great person to be with, beautiful, Sexy, naughty, being a comfort when you want to, saying things which hurt but are true, everything.

I love you girl

Gee - My uncle less my best friend more. Technically he is family but since i have never ever considered him as family I get to put his name here. He is one guy whom I can talk about anything in this whole world. He sense of humor is great. he can make me laugh at the silliest of things.

Luv you gee

Suj - We had been together from 2003 onwards. We have lived together and had so much of fun. She is one crazy person to be with. Love you Suj

3. Name three books which have profoundly affected you and which you would recommend to everyone to read.
The Prodigal Daughter - Jeffrey Archer.
This was my first Jeffrey Archer book and I totally loved it. it just led me to believe that nothing is impossible if you really want it.

The Great Train Robbery - Micheal Crichton
I loved this novel for its gripping suspense and element of surprise.

The Diary of a Young Girl - Ann Frank
This is the first non-fiction book that I read and loved it.

4. If you know for certain that you can never ever fail, what would you attempt to do?
Join politics and became a neta, yes yes I always wanted to do this.

5. What is THE ONE THING that you want very very badly?
To start my own Business