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Tags: fiction, flash fiction, gujarati, micro, writing
Thanks for visiting this blog where I used to write articles about my life and hobbies. However, I am turning to my mother-tongue and developed a new hobby for writing micro fiction.
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Tags: Cafe, Richmond, Swan Street
It’s BOOK TALK CAFÉ at Richmond on Swan Street. They have every kind of categories of books you want to read. You can buy coffee and read for as long as you want. And If you want to buy any books, they are available at reasonable prices. The reason I like most about this café is even after reading you can sell purchased books with half price.
It’s a perfect place for Sunday mornings where you want to forget those busy weekdays and have relief with café and your favorite books.
Today I cooked one of my favorite vegetable – Drum Sticks. Saragavo is a Gujarati name. It was my second trial where I failed to make first time. I would not recall that horrible moment now, some other day. Here is the outcome and recipe.
- 500 gram Drum Sticks (for five people)
- 1 Bowl of chik pea flour (besan ata)
- 1 Bowl of Yogurt (Dahi)
- Boil cut Drum Sticks in hot water approximately for 20-25 minutes till sticks are getting light yellow. When they get buffed, put them aside.
- In another vessel, pour three glass of water with bowl of yogurt and make Butter milk.
- Mix Besan four with Butter milk and mixed them well. Put vessel on Gas stove for 5-10 minutes.
- Fry Cumin Seeds (Jeera) and Mustard Seed (rai) in hot Oil for five minutes. Pour mixed liquid in oil and add Chili, Turmeric and caraway powder.
- When it gets thicker add buffed Drum sticks and mix them well.
I will try another recipe using Peanut-Onion-Garlic gravy next time.
P.s – Today my sister was online, I got this recipe from mom.
P.s – My sister was online and supported when I was cooking. Thanks to my sister and mother. It really cooked very delicious.
Technorati: Indian, Gujarati, Food, Cooking, Drum Sticks, Saragavo
Yesterday, we room mates tried out new Indian Restaurant for change. Little India was random idea that just came to one of among us. It is hardy a five minute walking from our home.
It is a small restaurant at Toorak Road and had capacity of 20-25 people. As it was cold outside we preferred to sit inside.
We were all impressed by Little India’s business-style infrastructure and executive staff. For drink we ordered Corona with lemon and as always it tested great.
For starters Onion Bhaji is default for us. I did not found much difference in taste compare to other Indian restaurants. I rarely eat mushrooms. But it was red and spicy Tandoori Mushroom dish served and made my mouth watering. I enjoyed mushrooms first time in my life. Again Paneer Pakoras disappointed us. They were taste less but with mint chutney somehow we managed.
In main course, as we were not aware about quantity and quality we tried Shahi Paneer and Paneer Shimla Mirch. And they were delicious and not too much spicy as we preferred. But it was not enough quantity. As we were five, we ordered one more of each.
I tried Onion-nan with spices and it didn’t make much difference. But Garlic-nan was crispy and thin.
Throughout the dinner, staff service was excellent. Even Little India is in South Yaraa, our bill was reasonable. ($150)
If you are looking for Indian taste in Melbourne, dine-in Little India.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Last Sunday, I and my friend Rajdeep played Squash at Hawthorn Sport center. But Today, I was just recalling my all games which I used to play during my Childhood. It left me with laugh and regret.
Langadi, Kho-kho, Hide & Seek were most frequently played games in school. But I am not going to write about those games. Those were the games which were unique and funny which I used to play in Ahmedabad.
“Kayo color?” [which color?]
Color-color was the Game. A main player announces any random color and then everybody has to run away from him/her. Everybody then has to search for that color somewhere near by and has to touch it to survive from main player. If anyone would not able to find that particular color and touched by the main player then he/she declares OUT and would be main player in next game.
Ice-Pice had a similar concept of Hide & Seek except wasted Colgate powder still wrapper. One of player has to throw still wrapper as far as he/she can then main player has to run to get it back, as fast as he/she can. Till then everybody has to hide somewhere. A Main player has to get that wrapper back and he put at the ground and circles around it. If anyone found by the main player then he announces his/her name and hit that wrapper with ground two-three times and he/she declares OUT. But if main player is away from wrapper and any of hidden player able to reach at the circle and hit wrapper with ground then Game restarts.
It was Aishwarya Rai who was playing Sattoliyu in the first song of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. We have to build a pyramid-type structure using seven stones. Each stone would be larger than other, where larger at the bottom and small at the top. There are two teams of seven players. One by one player tries to break a pyramid with a ball. If player is not able to break the pyramid and ball caught by an opponent then the player who throws bowl declares OUT. Excitement begins when anyone breaks the pyramid of stones. The team who break the pyramid has to run away from the opponent. The opponent players try to hit ball to the players of other side to get them OUT. While on the other side, players try to re-build the pyramid again. If they succeed to re-build it, Everyone shouts S a t t o l i y u … Means, We did it!
As I recall all these games it really feels good but regret too. Because I know that I can recall, write and re-write but can’t go back to my Childhood again.
Technorati: Childhood, Sports, Games, Memories, Sattoliyu, Ice-pice, Aishwarya Rai, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Isanpur, Ahmedabad, India