Ik dil walon ki basti thi….

 

Ik dil walon ki basti thi
Jahan chand aur suraj rehtay thay
Kuch suraj mann ka pagal tha
Kuch chand shokh aur chanchal tha
Basti Basti phirtay aur
Har pal hanstay rehtay thay
Phir ik din dono rooth gaey
Saray sapnay toot gaey
Ab chand bhi uss waqt aata hai
Suraj jab so jata hai
Badal shab se kehtay hain
Suraj uljha rehta hai
Chand k sath sitaray hain
Par suraj tanha rehta hai….

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Published in: on April 30, 2007 at 7:47 am  Comments (4)  

writers block!

Well to be honest last few days I am experiencing “writers block”   L……….. that is I cant think of anything to write about, so I thought why not instead share  a  couple of recipes which I had written for a friend who couldn’t cook!!!.   So enjoy!!!

 

 

Veg Rice

 Ingredients

1 cup basmati rice
1 cup mix veg of your choice(carrots , peas, diced potato, sliced baby corn, sliced green beans, red and green capsicums)
1 small onion diced
salt to taste
black pepper
2-3 cloves
2 small pieces cinamon stick
2-4 curry leaves.
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon jeera

Method
1.Wash n soak rice 1 hour before cooking.
2.In a heavy bottomed frying pan with lid heat oil.
when hot add jeera, curryleaves, cinnamon sticks and cloves stir around than add onions and cook till slightly golden brown
3. Drain the washed rice and add to pan stir around gently care not to break the rice.
4. Add veg salt n pepper
5. Add 2 cups water bring to boil and turn heat to lowest setting.
6. cover pan and leave on how heat for 20-25 mins.(DO NOT OPEN PAN LID IN THIS TIME)
7. After 20-25 mins all water will be absorbed and rice will be ready.
8. Fluff the rice up with a fork and put in serving dish, garnish with chopped coriander and fresh tomato slices and fine onion rings.

8.Serve with any curry or just raita.

Enjoy 

Veg Manchurian 

Ingredients:
 
4 oz Cauliflower
4 oz Beans 
4 oz  Carrots
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste (1/2 tsp)
2 Garlic pods (peeled and chopped)
Coriander leaves (1/4 cup)
2 Spring Onions (finely chopped)
Corn Flour
Tomato Ketchup (2-3 tbsp)
Soya Sauce (4 tbsp)
Red Chilli powder (1/4 tsp)
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
 
Method:
 
1.Finely chop carrots, beans and cauliflower. Add ginger garlic paste, little salt, one chopped chillies.
2.Now add corn flour with 2 tablespoons water and mix as thick batter.
3.Now try to make small balls and fry in the oil till golden brown. Keep all the fried balls aside.
4.In a saute pan add 2-3 spoons of oil, add chopped garlic, onions, red chilli powder, salt, chopped chillies and saute them for a while. Once they are little fried add ketcup, soya sauce and mix well.
5.Now add all the fried balls and mix well so that these balls get a even coat of the sauces.
6.Garnish  with chopped
coriander  

Serve with veg  rice or boiled rice..

 

Enjoy

 

 

 

 

Published in: on April 28, 2007 at 8:49 pm  Comments (3)  

Dear God

 

Dear God,

Every single evening as I’m lying here in bed,
This tiny little prayer keeps running through my head.

God bless all my family wherever they may be,
Keep them warm and safe from harm, for they’re so close to me. 

And God, there is one more thing, I wish that you could do,
Hope you don’t mind me asking, please bless my computer too. 

Now I know that it’s unusual to bless a keyboard,
But listen just a second, while I explain it to you, Lord. 

You see that little metal box, holds more than odds and ends,
Inside those small compartments, rest so many of my friends. 

I know so much about them, by the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal, takes me in to where they live. 

By faith is how I know them, much the same as you,
We share in what life brings us and from that our friendships grew. 

Please take an extra minute, from your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book, that’s filled with so much love. 

Wherever else this prayer may reach, to each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox, and each person who hits send. 

When you update your Heavenly list, on your own CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer, sent up to www.GOD.com.

AMEN 

(This poem I read somewhere and I really liked it, so thought to share!!)    🙂

 

 

Published in: on April 22, 2007 at 3:23 pm  Comments (5)  

Turmoil!!!

 

Are there days when you feel like this??…

My eyes seek out visions in times of want.
They gaze endlessly through the blackness that envelops them …
Yet they cannot see the light.
My ears listen earnestly in times of silence.
They search for familiar sounds to comfort and console …
Yet they cannot penetrate the darkness that surrounds me.
My arms reach out frantically in times of despair.
They seek strength and compassion to enfold me …
Yet they find nothing substantial to enwrap.
My mind cries out desperately in times of solitude.
It poses intense questions that demand answers …
Yet there are none to be found……
 

Well I am sure from time to time we all pass through this phase. Well it was one of these sombre moods that had engulfed me  as I got ready for my yoga class. I thought I don’t want to go, but I am glad I did, because I learnt a very useful thought from my yoga teacher. She said our mind is like a glass of muddy water the more you stir it the cloudier it becomes. The vision becomes very dull, unclear and it makes no sense just as from time to time our minds get in a similar state. No matter what you do the thoughts are jumbled, puzzling and sometimes overwhelming.But don’t despair, If you leave the glass of cloudy water aside and let it rest, soon the dirt and debris settles to the bottom and the water becomes clear, well the mind is the same when you are in   a turmoil, leave it alone, relax, deviate it from these thoughts and soon like the muddy water all the heartache and distress will settle and once again it will become clear.

What a valuable thought this was, one certainly worth remembering!!!

Published in: on April 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm  Comments (11)  

memories.

Dawn, it’s my favourite time of the day, a new beginning, a time to start anew, while all the stars are sleeping, and the rose is fresh with dew. The world is at a standstill calm, peaceful, serene waiting to be softly awakened. This is a beautiful time to reflect on my thoughts.

Walking in the sand all alone, today even the beach seemed my own. As the waves slowly washed my feet, the unsullied breath of a tranquil breeze, caressed my face with a gentle kiss. The calming silence of seashells and the naive innocence of the waves gently stirred the golden sand. Like an early morning tide, whose waves endlessly washed up on a warm sandy beach, so do the memories of each day, wash over my every waking moment.

I believe that sometimes there are rooms in life’s experience, which can be compared to a lonely beach of sand. Just as a passer by makes a foot print in the sand, a stranger makes a mark one day, an imprint in your life. But as the time goes by, the waves on the beach wash away the prints, just as time does its best to store away recollections of those, the ones we never meant to meet, the ones we never chose, but by some chance of fate have touched our lives. Strangely, as through some odd twist of fate, these are the memories and keepsakes that we cherish, the time we spend with these friends, will never, ever perish.

These memories made up of a smile, a hug, a token, those unspoken words, an emotion, a touching thought, a handful of laughter, a song, a word, everything and anything that’s touched ones heart, treasures to keep in a “magic box of keeps”, just as the waves wash away the footprint and holds them forever in the sea for “keeps”…

Published in: on April 16, 2007 at 11:00 am  Comments (7)