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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Yes, I have been back in the kitchen experimenting and actually trying out a new dish every day!
I am gonna upload photos and recipes of my ametuer attempts soon!

In the above photo, The bowl has a something known as a hummus. Its a leabense dish.
Served with lebanse bread, pickles, fresh mint, onions and tomatoes. The recipe goes as follows :

1 cup boiled chick peas
1 tablespoon tahini paste (It can be bought in specialty stores or see the reciepe below)
Lemon Juice
A few garlic pods to taste
Salt to taste

Put all the ingredients in the mixer and grind until smooth. You can also add some olive oil for flavour and sheen if you wish. Decorate with chilli/sumac powder and serve.

Recipe for tahini paste:
Heat 1 cup seasme seeds on the stove for a few minutes until they start getting a bit soggy and their oil starts  seeping, BUT THEY DONT GET BROWN or microwave for a few minutes. Let it cool then grind till a smooth paste with 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The rainy aftermath

And do leave your comments or links of over flowing Ponds.. Rain etc you might have!

It really heavily yesterday! I rained the whole night and it was soo cold..
The entire city was flooded and seeing people wade through clogged up streets was a common sight.

I went out in the afternoon for some shopping to the near by food mall when I decided I would go out to the Highway and other rural areas to get some photos of this rain and it's sights!

Do check out that facebook link for more photos.. (It will work whether or not you have a facebook profile)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Its 11.30 here in India. I'm sitting in my room with a newspaper beside me and a cup of coffee gone cold. Its late and yet I haven't been able to figure out what I want to blog about. I mean I WANT to blog. But I don't know what to blog about.

So I am just gonna write about the noises I can hear now.
Lately due to my insomnia I have started to stay awake a lot in the night and when I am silently lying in my bed, I hear noises. No, not of the ghostly supernatural kind, just general noises.

Like now I can hear a street dog howling. The T.V in the next room. Some kind of thudding. The constant whirring of my old a.c. and of course of me typing.

I am thinking and hoping someone will come online on facebook. Reading the newspaper on one side. I need a hot coffee now. Damn.