Spinster/Bachelor Style Upma

Hi All.. Today I will share with you a very easy recipe. And you can make it and store in the fridge for 3-4 days in an open container.

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You will need: Sooji, Oil, Urad Dal, Chana Dal, Mustard seeds, Peanuts, Moong dal, Onion, Ginger, Curry Leaves, Green chill, Hing, Salt.

You will have to keep everything ready as you cannot burn any of the ingredients as the taste will turn really bad. It happened to me the first time i tried making the dish. I haven’t mentioned the quantity as you will have to adjust everything as per your needs. If you like Chana dal, add more of it, if you like Curry leaves add it. I do not like curry leaves, hence i did not add it in my dish. Hing shouldn’t be added more. A pinch or two is sufficient. Slice the onions and chop the ginger. The quantities should be as per your need and taste.

Once you are ready with the ingredients, heat the oil. Add peanuts, urad dal, chana dal, mung dal and mustard. Fry till you see a slight change in color. Please do not burn urad dal. It tastes really bad. Then add onion. Once the color of onion changes, add salt, ginger, curry leaves, green chili. Take a cup, add a pinch of hing and a spoon of water, dissolve it and add it to the dish. Stir well. Now add sooji. Roast it till it turns light brown. Stir continuously. Keep the flame on medium or low throughout. if you forget something, feel free to turn off the burner. Make sure not to burn the sooji. It should stay white or off white. After 4-5 minute of adding the sooji, add water. Add water in such a way that the complete thing looks like a watery paste. Stir continuously. Cover it and let it cook for 2 minute. Turn off the burner and keep the dish covered for 10-15 minute.

You can spry lemon juice or have it with sambar.

 

Eat Home Made

web2Hi all. As i have never stayed away from my family ever, getting home made food was a challenge for me when I moved to Chennai. Eating food from restaurants turned out to be costly and not very healthy. I thought of taking a tiffin service. The food was good, but not “home made”. So I thought of starting to cook myself. Though the dishes I cook are not elaborate, or might not taste as good as what my mummy, daddy or grand mother cooks, but they are tasty and healt  hy, as I use minimum and good quality oil, fresh raw materials and no extra salt or spice.web

web1These recipes are easy to cook, especially for a bachelor or a spinster. What I do is that I cut the vegetables on weekend and store them in Zipouch bags and keep them in fridge. When i have to cook something, I just take the packet out, use the required amount of vegetables, and keep the rest again inside the fridge. Though please use the vegetables by the next weekend. And while keeping the cut vegetables in the zip bags, try keeping them open under the fan for a while and then seal it. Make sure there not much moisture in the bag as then it will make the vegetables soft. And i generally try to make food for 2-3 days. Though my boyfriend insists on not eating stale food, but in a busy schedule, we cannot make food everyday after coming back home. For working women, it is really hectic and we need to be practical.

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Our senior female working women, don’t know how they did it. They were brave women with lot of stamina. I do not have that much. I would better make food for 2-3 days and the rest days i would enjoy watching my favorite movie, or reading. If we cook 2-3 dishes together, it saves a lot of time as we are multi tasking at that time.But if in your family people do not like stale food, please make a habit of cutting vegetables in one day. Believe me it saves 50% of the time. It is nowhere written that the vegetable looses its nutritional value if we do so. We should never cut and then wash vegetables. That reduces nutritional value.

Also, apart from from these things, we can sometimes rely on ready made mixes. The sambhar mix of Gits tastes good. You can put ladies finger, carrots and other vegetables. Also, dosa mix is easily available and easy to make. Some companies also sell sweet dish mix. Also, include sprouts and fruits in your daily diet. Making sprouts is super easy. I have tried few of them. They taste good. I will list down a few of them and how they tasted so that it becomes easier for you to chose when you are staying alone.

Believe me, cooking is not very hard. Only getting together all the items takes time. After that you just have to mix everything and then leave it to cook. You don’t even have to worry about the amount of spices. It has to be real time. Things which are strong in smell should be used in small quantity and the ones with moderate smell should be used in such a way that it goes to every part of the dish. Happy Cooking. ❤

Durga Puja_Chennai

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Hi all. I have been busy. Finally I got time to write about one of the grand and exciting Pujas. Being a bengali, i have always enjoyed Durga Puja. My non-bengali friends were not allowed to have meat during these days. And I could eat it anytime i would want. Bengalis are food lovers. They have faith in god, they celebrate, they don’t fear god, they love god. There are no rules to have faith in GOD. We are free to make our own choice.

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It is a time when everyone is busy shopping. For each day we buy a pair of dress, one for the morning half and another for the second half. And then comes the time when the ladies show off their newly bought sarees and accessories.

I have stayed 16 years in Delhi. There are many Bengali communities there which organize Puja. The most famous is of C.R. Park. But this time i was in Chennai during my Durga Puja days. As Durga Puja is not very famous here, i could not find a single person who would know where it is organized. I searched for the same in Google. I found in some article that it is organized in a few places like Navalur, T Nagar, Besant Nagar. Immediately I planned to visit.

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I went to T Nagar. It was the first time I went outside Sholinganallur in my two months’ stay. I took a bus as suggested by some of my friends. I started from Sholinganallur at around 11 a.m. I took the bus 19B. It was a AC bus, but it was very crowded. Maybe because of festive season. Everyone was going to their native place. I finally got a seat. It took me almost an hour to reach their. T Nagar was the last stop. I crossed the road and the HUGE market started.

I must say, the owner of Sarvana chain is really rich. 80% of the markets are owned by him. I entered the Sarvana Steel store. I must say it is a BIG shop. 3 floors filled with steel utensils. They have so many utensils that they don’t have space on floor to keep them and have filled the ceiling with utensils too! I went inside and it took me an hour to come out of that place. They have every steel item imaginable. Then I went inside the market. It is similar to Sarojini Nagar market. The items are cheap, but not of very good quality. But markets like Pothys, Nalli are good for purchasing saree.

I searched for Durga Maa everywhere in T Nagar, but couldn’t find her. I came back. Next day I again browsed the net and finally found that there is a Bengali Association in Besant Nagar which organizes Puja. I went their the next day. I took the cab this time as I was wearing a traditional dress and didn’t want to spoil it. I reached their in half an hour. The pandal was adjacent to the bus depot.

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I am not a very religious person, but I enjoy festivals. I went their. The aarti was going on. I participated in the same. hen i ate the bhog(prasaad). The pandal had many stalls serving different Bengali dishes. I ordered Kosha maangsho(Mutton) with rice. I ate the complete thing as I had not been near Bengali style non veg food since i have come to Chennai. We are not supposed to cook non veg in our PG. The food was very good. I felt like eating everything, but i was full. I roamed around the place. It was a good experience.

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Chennai is a busy, bustling city. I have been recently transferred here from Delhi. While coming, my only worry was the food. The first few days were really bad. Though 90% of the population can speak in English, but the climate makes it very difficult to roam around.

One day while coming back from my office, I entered a shop to get something cold. The name of the shop was Juiceteria. The owner greeted me an gave me the menu. As i love ice cream, i went straight to that section and found something called Special falooda ice cream. The price of the same was Rs. 110. I ordered it.

It took a bit longer than expected to get an ice cream. I waited. After 10 minute, the owner came with the order. I was absolutely delighted by what i had ordered. It was a tall glass filled with ice cream. The ice cream was covered with cornflakes, chocos, dry fruits. I started eating the delicacy. I fell in love with the dessert every time i filled my mouth with spoonful of the falooda. When i finished the first layer of ice cream, i found pieces of different types of fruits. It complimented the sweetness of the ice cream. The glass was filled with layers of dry fruits, ice creams, fruits, cornflakes and chocos. The cornflakes and chocos added a crispness to the dish making it really exotic. I loved it. Only one can actually be eaten by 2 people.

The owner is very nice and is always very polite. I love that the most.

 

I would rate this food item 5/5.

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