Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tomato cheese rice

The other day I wanted to make pizzas. Unfortunately, after I had prepared the toppings, I found that the base was bad. So, I used my intuition and made the following

One large onion - sliced
Two large tomatoes - sliced/chopped
Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Cheese - 3 cubes grated
Oil - 3/4 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups

Heat oil in a pan. Once oil is hot, put in the sliced onions. Once the onions start turning brown, put in the garlic paste. Put in red chilli powder and fry for a minute. Then add the tomatoes and the salt. Once tomatoes are cooked and soggy, turn off heat and leave to cool. Grind this into a paste.

Put this paste in a cooker alongwith the rice, cheese and water. Pressure cook till rice is done.
Tasty and yummy tomato cheese rice is ready :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What am I on earth for?

I wish I knew why I was given this life and why I am living this long. I don't seem to be doing anything useful at all. Yeah, I do get a salary out of which I meet my expenses and send home some money. But, something is seriously missing. I keep getting this feeling now and then. I know many people who live their lives working hard, spending money and saving some with no real purpose in life. I wish I knew my purpose. I wish I could really help someone - not just monetary aid. And my friend Sastha just informed of a 36 year old friend of his who died of a kidney failure!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

My first trip to Ooty as Mrs. alongwith my Mr. :)

Well, I knew from the start that it will take Pras sometime to get used to my family and the formalities. I only hope he does not take forever ;) But, he did get along very well with Guddu[my nephew]. My nephew refused to come to me but went on kissing this fellow on his cheeks :( Grr...
Well, it was great to be in Ooty and for the first time "I WANTED" to wear a saree :) We attended Nanda's wedding in Srinivasa Perumal Kalyana Mantapam. Was good to meet all our friends one more time and spend time with them. Pras showed me his NN's first office and where he sat when joined Dr. TAG. Somehow, you may feel you know a person very well, but there is always something new to be learned :) The day just sped by and I just hated the comments I got after the trip, about MOI!! Pras told me that I should change the way I talk. I know that it would be a shock for him to see the real me at home. For those of you who don't know me - I am a very frank person and can be very blunt at times. I am very blunt with folks at home. I also tend to get rude - this usually happens when I am very close to a person. So, Pras wants me to change this. I never comment unless it is for the benefit of others. I never mean any harm or try to gain anything for myself. If it is for my own benefit, I generally shutup. My mom has been trying for many years to make me a diplomat and now add one more person to that list - my husband :)