Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tzatziki Dip

Hmm Tzatziki is a greek style cucumber dip which is oh so simple ( preperation time about 10 mins + extra for draining out yoghurt) with delightful flavours and of course cucumbers.
Here is what is needed :
500g (2 cups) yoghurt
1 cucumber , peeled, halved, seeded and coasely or finely chopped or grated.
2-3 medium or 1-2 large garlic clove depending on how garlicy you want it to taste , crushed
1 tbs finely chopped fresh chives (optional tough just adds taste and flavour)
2 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tbs fresh lemon juice
Salt, to taste,1 tsp ground cumin
Freshly ground black pepper .
Method:Start with hanging the curds in a muslin cloth or hanky, refer the link below on how to do this . it is simple and easy on this blog.
then coarsely cut or grate the cucumber( if yoou grate it then just squeeze it a bit to remeove the excess water/ juice that comes out frm grated cucumber and discard the juice )
then combine all the ingredients starting with the hung yoghurt with olive oil and using a fork / spoon to mix it well . And add the spices and garlic and cucumber and mix well. Cover and keep in the fridge for a couple of hours so that the yoghurt absorbs the flavours . To make it absolutely delicious make it in the evening and keep it in the fridge overnight . Serve with toasted bread , as dip with weggies or even with rige, its a kind of khera raita which could taste good with rice as well.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

An amazing Kitan and Must Watch

this kirtan is really amazing really strikes a chord whether u believe in the philosophies of sikhism or not its a must watch. Also has an english translation . Ans=d also tells the story of Guru Gobind Singhji in the intro before the kirtan. Do watch it and leave your valuable comment

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

25 random things you did not know about me

Here goes. these are probably some hard to face facts for some people and some were even for me when i sat down and introspected.
1. I am an early morning person usually, if it demand i can also pull allnighters when needed.
2. I dont drink coffee - tough i used to be able to have double espresso shots at least thrice a day until a few years ago.
3. I am and always be a milk baby - i can have milk and milk products anytime of the day/week/month/year, summer or winter.
4.Pink is not my favourite colour. It just happens to be white which is classical and fashionable at all times.
5. I love listening as well as singing bhajans and devotional songs.
6. The most beautiful place i have ever seen is The Golden Temple , in Amritsar,altough the Art of Living Ashram comes a close 2nd , London city 3rd , the Sydney Harbour brige 4th.
7. I love chocolates and sweets( kheer happens to be my fav followed by cheesecake)
8. I love cooking.
9. Right now i am supposed to be working on some 3d animation related thing but am so not interested inbthat thats why am here blogging.
10. I love Oriflame, Body Shop and Nivea products.
11. Im not brand concious . I actually pick up most of my clothes at sales or at 10$ shoppes.
12. I have shoe and artificial jewellery fetish.
13. I hate wearing black jeans and donot possess a pair - thats the reality.
14. Am most comfortable wearing kurtas nd jeans or tracks and sweats or just a simple salwar suit.
15. I hate attending ostentatious over the top punjabi weddings- well thats because i believe in simplicity
16. I am a deeply spiritual person and have been even since the age of 10 or even before that.
17. I used to play the harmonium until i was 17 years old.
18. I hate 3D animation but love vfx.and hope to get back to it one day.
19. If i wasnt into animation, id probably be running a restraunt or be busy being a chef.
20.I hate orkut and facebook but i cant live like an antisocial element hence am on these socially antisocial networks.
21. Im a vegetarian . Tough there was a time when i could eat meat morning noon and night.
22. I owe whatever i am today to my parents, Guruji, and a whole lot of God's Angels who are on this planet.
23. The teachings of H.H Sri Sri Ravishankar have had a deep impact on my life .
24. Well contraray to what people think , i tend to loose my temper sometimes especially when my little brother irritates me.
25. Im happy being busy and busy being happy... :)

When You Believe

this is the most beautiful song ive ever heard.. absolutely reinforced my faith in th divinity and struck a chord deep down really hard.....
Jai Gurudev, and all the Gratitude for my parents, Guruji, God and all the angels who are always there for me 24/7 this song is decicated to everone ....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tera Mai

today is 13th of May ..Happy Birthday Guruji
Mai Tera..
Thank You for always being there and for the Grace....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

People Come into Your Life for a Reason

people come inti your life for a reason- this video struck a chord with me somewhere deep down.
A beautiful Slide show. Do take a peek if you have the time.

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