Summer Breeze continues

sb1 copythese are just few of the innumerable ways to enjoy the summer breeze that I have listed here¬†sb3 copyyou can follow all of them , a combination of them or a part of them , they are simple and sometimes it is important to note that sometimes one can find contentment in such simplicity ….

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Spinach Gravy Delight :)

The other day as I was flipping through the  various channels on the T.V I came across the good old Popeye the sailor show and was inspired to make a salubrious lunch that afternoon containing a bowl of those famous green leaves which prove to be a source of his strength:) a simple but delicious recipe by my mum which I call Spinach Gravy Delight !   below are the details which, if  followed correctly you may also, be able to relish  the preparation as much as I do!

Ingredients

  • ¬†bunch of Spinach
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Onion
  • 5 Garlic Cloves peeled
  • 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered coriander
  • 1 teaspoon powdered Cinnamon
  • 1 small Bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cow’s Ghee {clarified Butter}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A few pieces of small fried potatoes or 4-6 small cubes of cottage cheese slightly fried in oil.{not a necessity , its your choice }
  • A few coriander leaves for garnishing

Procedure

  1. 1st things 1st wash  the spinach leaves thoroughly then dry them off.
  2. Blanch them in water  till they are tender and later strain the water.
  3. Put the leaves in a mixer and grind them into fine minute particles (add few drops of water to acquire the desired result if necessary ).
  4. Dice the onion,tomato and the garlic cloves.
  5. Now take a nonstick frying Pan , heat it for 3 mins then pour the ghee into it also add the diced onion,tomato,garlic and the remaining ingredients except the milk and the spinach puree and salt. Allow the ingredients to fry till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  6. Now pour the spinach puree and saute for a minute and later add the cup of milk & salt, add the potatoes or cottage to make it more whole some if you want, boil for 5 mins to , garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot¬†ūüôā {tastes best with Indian Bread, you can also have it with ¬†fried rice }

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BON APP√ČTIT!:)

Some time to ponder on….

“What is this life if full of care¬†time 2 copy

            we have no time to

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†stand and stare”

On¬†these¬†profound lines by the poet William Davies I ask you how many days ,weeks ,months or probably years have passed since you have literally stopped and gazed into the the other side of life …the side which does not involve your work or the people around you ..that side which I consider is God’s greatest recreational gift to man that is – Nature in all her colourful splendour and glory ! how often have you paused to smell that lovely rose blooming or how long has it been since you last stood gazing at the vast sea closed your eyes and hear the waves talk to you as the breeze played with your hair or simply tell me about the green of that potted plant on your window sill ,how lush is it ,its hue and shade ¬†and the list can go on & on…. but the point ¬†I am driving¬†here¬†is to spend some time ,a few minutes meditating ,¬†focusing¬†or just enjoying the¬†magnificence¬†of nature around you , feel its¬†rhythm ,slowly ,gradually dwell on it observe and bask in her aura!..and ¬†you may ask what’s in it for¬†me ?

To that I have no¬†answer¬†,it is¬†up to¬†you to find it out for yourself for many a great men have found something ,some have found peace,inner calm (quite priceless though!),joy, happiness,meaning to their lives,answers to their problems,some became poets,philosophers,writers etc etc …as for me ,well I feel refreshed just being near the sea it gives you a sense of tranquility and makes one forget the¬†hassles¬†of the day ūüôā so I don’t know what is in it for you but there is something …..that I am sure of !

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† So why don’t you just log off

                                                  & observe, feel or explore the nature

                                                                  around you Right

                                                                                                                                                             Now!