Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Stepping into the 80's

Dad stepped into his 80s. We had an early celebration of his birthday on a Sunday. One of his younger brothers and three of my cousins and one Bhauji made it on the day.

I don't wait for that exact moment for celebrating life when I can sense what is happening around. The Covid-19 had started creeping into India. I have a strong intuition and many times it doesn't hit me that seriously but I listen to it and act.

So messaged everyone to come for lunch. I am grateful to those family members who came. Those who didn't, missed an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy free life before getting stuck at home. 

Life doesn't wait for anyone. Life goes on with you or without you. Sieze life and enjoy! 

My notes on FB

" We had a fantastic day! A quiet advance celebration of the 80s creeping in for Dad. Missed all the kids because Covid-19 stay at home warnings, board exams etc.  I cooked my Dad's favourites. Greek salad, Goad ghari, Birda, Gajar matar and some corn, Shektachya Shenga ghalun varan, bhaat, dahi vade and for dessert Tel Poli, Keshar pede and Dudhi Vadi. We sisters talked n talked and Dad had atleast one of his siblings, P kaka to share this day with."

It's priceless for me to have everyone smiling. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Chatpata Hummus

I had a lot of boiled Kabuli chana on hand after I made chana masala. I saved a bowlful to make this hummus. It's an idea more than a recipe. I made it from leftover chutneys, the green cilantro and chili one and the other date chutney. It tasted so good thought let me share it here.


4 tablespoons green chutney
2 tablespoons date chutney
4 tablespoons tahini
1.5 cup boiled Kabuli chana
5-6 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil to put on top

Grind everything together.  Serve it in a bowl add olive oil on top and have it with cream crackers or lavash. Enjoy!

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