Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Now here is a sweet dish, I had never imagined could exist. Barfi is a sweetmeat made of khoya, and is traditionally Indian. A sweet shop near my place has given this traditional sweet a Canadian twist. The only reason I can fathom for the creation of this new flavour is that lot of Indians have over the years settled in Canada.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well, maybe it happens elsewhere in the world, but I like to believe that we are the only country in the world to have a traffic jam because an elephant was in the mood for some leaves. While most of the other drivers on the road were agitated by this one-off episode, I had a gala time looking at one of my favourite animals in full majestic bloom. His highness, did not even seem a tad bit bothered by the honking that we Delhiites are so famous for. :-)
So what is the oddest thing you have ever spotted on your roads?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I spotted these colorful baskets meant to dump dirty clothes in Sarojini Nagar Market. I loved the colors. Interestingly, these can be folded and kept when not in use. The only problem is that the net tends to tear very easily.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We were fortunate enough to have some wet days. And we were not complaining at all. Delhi was in her best greens and the temperatures also dipped. However, the sun is back to torment us. Hopefully the rain gods will oblige us once again soon.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This is one of my favourite buildings in Connaught Place (CP) - Statesman House. I have told you before, I love this building. I finally managed to get a front photograph of the place during a recent traffic jam at the CP outer circle.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This is a selection of Indian sweets at Eatopia in India Habitat Centre (IHC). I don't have a sweet tooth myself, but many of my friends love a good cup of rabri or kheer. This here is firni and I searched the net to find the easiest recipe for you to try making this at home. As you will notice, the dish is served in earthen pots. There are some Indian treats that taste better in earthen pots so try and have then the way prescribed here... It will help you savour the authentic taste.
Preparation Time : 30 min
Cooking Time : 30 min
Serves / Makes : 4
500 ml milk
50 gms sugar
75 gms rice flour
A few strands of saffron
8 green cardamom
25 gms pistachio
25 gms almonds
Boil the milk so that it reduces to half its quantity.
Add the rice flour to this and mix well so that no lumps are formed.
Add the sugar and cook for sometime so that the sugar dissolves.
Dissolve the saffron in warm milk and add this to the above mixture.
Pour the Firni in earthen bowls and garnish with pistachios and almonds.
Allow it to cool and set in the refrigerator and serve cold.
Do let me know how it tasted.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Eatopia! is a eatery at the India Habitat Centre. This is a place where most of us go after watching a riveting performance, play or movie screening. It has been designed to resemble the chaat streets across the country. Street lamps line the passage which houses the food stalls on one side. The food is generally Indian and continental snacks. The specialty of the place is the array of sweet dishes. Hope to get you salivating tomorrow, as I will post the sweet dishes next.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Today is Raksha Bandhan. Sisters tie an ornate thread on the wrist of their brothers on the occasion and brothers pledge to protect their honour. Sisters of all age groups, the younger ones are most excited, select the best of rakhees for their brother/s and look forward to getting gifts from them.