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food fortnight

this is going to be a simple blog post, just mentioning last fortnight’s updates.

last sunday night, we soaked some green pulses in water. monday morning saw usal – cooked and gravied dish from sprouted pulses, which also later became misal by garnishing with onion, sev, tomato and a dash of yoghurt. tuesday was kadhi – tangy buttermilk side dish with ginger flavour. on wedesday we had palak parothas. Thursday, was a normal maharashtrian poli(roti) bhaji(sabzi) koshimbir(salad with tadka) amti bhaat and dahi day. Friday we had hot masaledar butter paav bhaaji and soft dahi wadas. they were really good and i thought wow what a marathon with cooking going on. Friday we had soaked and readied batter which turned into sumptuous dosas and sambhar on saturday. sunday we had monchow noodles soup but in a restaurant.

before we realised it was next monday again and we decided to make it a usal day once more but this time – walachi usal, the white gram. tuesday we had lemon rice, a south delicacy in which daal and lemon are used while cooking rice. thursday we had paneer tikka, its not very difficult to prepare however it tasted awesome due to the masaledar yet lemony flavour of the gravy. friday was supposed to be fruit salad but anand came up with a surprise plan of going to a resort for a day. those guys had really “cool” water sports and restaurants all around the place so friday we ate a lot of things to add to the list.

tonight, again we shall be going to someone for dinner and if i get to come early will definately love to post what we splurged on.


holy.. wood!!!

for long, bollywood has been stamped as masala entertainment with wedding songs, male and female leads running behind trees,  families separated in village fairs and reuniting at movie climaxesetc.

there was a general opinion why dont these people think some more ? why cant the make some innovative movies like hollywood?yeah true, hollywood started of sans any traditional baggage that indian society has so there was no effort to shift mass mindsets while making movies commercially successful but they have stereotypes too and lots of them as the scale is much larger..

i think almost a fifth of the movies is about extra terrestrial beings half animal half human creatures hero of the movie out to save america, or sometimes still larger, save the world from some crisis.. a group of people caught in a fantasy land and running in fear and dinausaur like creatures running behind them in havoc and sometimes some creatures are so yuck… you can easily bunk dinner after the movie…

frankly apart from pirates, i never really found any fantasy appealing and not to forget harry potter people much above the meant age groups flocking theatres and scouring books gimme a break

hey.. so this was just like..penning down an opinion… you have heard of blog posts ending abruptly, haven’t you ?