Foodie Bytes!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The other day we had a potluck party in office. I heard this term back in India, but well never attended any such parties before! And boy, it was fun!

The only catch was that everyone had to bring in some home-cooked food! Mind you, I can cook a lot of stuff and that too of such a high quality that - tumhe tumhare maa ke hath ke khaane ki yaad aa jaye!! But well, jis din kismat kharab ho na,, ooonth (camel) pe baith kar bhi jao to bhi kutta kaat leta hai! Same happened with me that day, i mean i din ride the camel, but something similar happened!

Here in Romania, the fun point in the lives of these guys is to write everything in Romanian and then sit back and enjoy! Using my awful translation capabilities, i took Maida instead of Atta, as everything on the wrapper was written in Romanian, and maida and atta both somehow translate to wheat flour! The real drama begin when i got up in the morning of Potluck party!

Somehow, i felt, that there was something wrong with the dough i made! It was fucking damn sticky, instead of the cute and innocent atta dough! Playing around with oil and dry maida, i made a parantha! And hold your breath! I understood the real problem as the parantha did not turn red like the atta parantha!! It became like a naan! Daimnit!

Being an amateur in the field of cooking, and an expert in the field of eating, i knew that by the time i reach office, maida parantha will turn into a rock, solid and heavy, which can be used as a paperweight or better to smash it on the head of the anti-national Arundhati Roy! Apni izzat ka to aaj faluda hone wala tha mamu! But then, bade bade desho me aisi choti choti baaten hoti rehti hain!! :D :D

As guru furobiker once said - when luck is not on your side, jugaad helps!

The other day, i had got these semi cooked, ready made paranthas from the super market! Yeah, you guessed it right, i had to qurbaan my beloved effortless semi-cooked paranthas to save my bachi kuchi izzat :D But it was fun, nevertheless! Well, at the end of the day, i have no clue what all i ate, because the names of all the dishes my colleagues made were in Romanian, but yeah, add some spices, some more desi ghee and bingo, the dishes were super awesome! :D :D :P

Anyways, now there is 1.5 kgs of maida sitting at home, and i dont know what to do with it? Any tips? (recipes?)

Rakhee ka Insaaf

Sunday, October 17, 2010

There are a few incidents at times, which change the entire course of a person's life! In the lifetime of this planet 'Earth', there have only been two such instances, which screwd up the whole small, sweet ecosystem created by God! First was when Adam discovered Eve was a 'bit' different than him! His typical reaction was - oh, uhh, hmmmmm, interesting, wooooow!! And the rest is history, 6 billion population is not a joke!

Second such incident was when Rakhee Sawant was born! By God ki kasam! Sala dunia me koi paida nahi hua usko takkar dene ko! This silicon ki gudia never fails to amaze me! The other day, i was watching her new reality show - Rakhee ka Insaaf !! waise show ka naam hi kaafi solid hai baap! :D :D

By the way, have you ever observed, how all the big famous writers start with 'the other day', they never specify it as - today, tomorrow, yesterday, or by some date! Yeah right! Sab jhoote hain saale, all that they write is fiction, without really going anywhere or observing anything! The only thing that they do whole day is sit in their beds, drink tea and comment while reading the newspaper - Daaarling, is desh ki halat bahut kharab hoti jaa rahi hai !

Coming back to the topic, their was a similar show conducted by some female named Kiran Bedi sometime back, but the aura, the personality and the sadak-chaap style of rakheejee has no match in this whole world!! :D :D

The high point of the show was a sting operation!! Rakheejee knew the outcome of the case beforehand, as she had verified her hypothesis by conducting a sting operation on one of the fighting parties! But the way, she was playing for an hour with her - dil ko choo lene wale questions - was amazing! Saala meri to aaknon me aansu aa gaye the Rakheejee ki brilliance dekh ke! :D :D

There are a few qualities in life, which can only be attributed as God's gift. Even some of the gifted people like Prabhu Chawla and Rajat Sharma do not have the capability to grill a chick (one of the fighting party) to ascertain that a random guy is her bhayya or saiyyan ! :D :D

And the defendants in the show are also amazing, 3 minutes ago, one chick was crying and shouting that the random guy is her brother and is like God for her. And as soon as Rakheejee showed a MMS (or lets say sting operation clip :D )  , the chick reversed her stand and ran to shower kissies to the random guy!!!

On a serious note, in a country where there are such defendants, and such judges, sab kuch bhagwan bharose hi chalta hai bhai.. Waise the target audience for all the entertainment products is changing these days. Apna sallu bhai starring DABANG, Superstar Rajni presents Robot, Rakheejee ka Insaaf - all the rickshaw pullers and auto guys love these three !! There is a small, petty, shady movie theater near my house ( Its just above a desi and angrezi daru ka theka!) And the theater is running full even on advance booking, since the day when Dabangg was released! So many rickshaw pullers and so less theaters to cater to them. tch tch... bahut nainsafi hai bhai!!

Anyways, time to take my goldfishes to their evening walk :D Will be back soon :D

In a nutshell...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

As a friend told me today

"Good things happen to people, bad things happen to people, strange things happen to people... but to you, only a blog happens!!!"

He he.. very well said :D :D That IS my life in a nutshell!! Anything and everything happening around me, has a very high probability of ending up on this blog..

Anyways, other day my friend MDH asked me to spread awareness about an awesome initiative - Protsahan India Foundation (website link)  started by his friend Sonal Kapoor. These guys at Protsahan are working real hard for educating slum children and creating job opportunities for them. Here is the complete story in an elaborate interview given by Sonal (click here) (interview shinterview!! The gal is already famous haan!)  and yeah, the least you guys can do is to go to their Facebook page and click "Like" button , so that it helps them in spreading a little bit more awareness about their project. Click here to visit their Facebook page.

By the way, you must be thinking how can any guy have a name like MDH??!! The guy's real name is Dheeraj, but its just that, he is a doppelganger for the old guy with long dense mustache, who appears in the MDH ad.. and hence the name :D :D

Will be back soon...