Monday, June 29, 2009

Rakhi Ka Swayamvar

After all the hype and waiting Rakhi Sawant's swayamvar aired on NDTV Imagine on 29th June .Since then me n my wife are glued to TV between 9 to 10 pm on NDTV Imagine. Seemz like Rakhi's prospective grooms are all set and ready for all the drama. At the outset when I watched it felt more or less like any other reality show with the exclusivity that its a Swayamvar . This show is similar to the FOX Networks " Who wants to marry a millionaire " where 50 eligible girls compete against each other to marry .The difference is that here its Rakhi who is millionaire and the guys are vieing to marry her. The competition in the Indian context is " Swayamvar"

Its is great to watch Rakhi for a change in her mellowed down , shy and docile behavior. I'm fan of Rakhi for the reason that she is so uninhibited , courageous and brutally honest .She makes no bones about her marriage on small screen of her big decision in her life .She owes everything she achieved to the Small screen . I'm really appreciative of people who are Honest and truthful . That's when great energy and vibration gets exchanged .She was the one openly admitted about her plastic surgery of her lips ,when asked about the same on Karan Johars "Coffee with Karan ", she said "Jo cheesein God nahi deta, woh Doctor deta hai"!!!!( Implying What God has not created , Doctor creates one )

The guys participating in swayamvar range from a business man from Canada , Astrologer from Delhi , Engineer cum model from Ghaziabad, Police inspector from J and K , Sales Manager , Advocate from Haridwar , choreographer , A marriage Consultant !!! , a fitness instructor and also there was 21 year old guy who just passed out from College from Yamunanagar ( BTW that guy was voted out in the first elimination.) so on and so forth .

The show is very engaging .We hop to different channels during break and make sure we tune back in again . That's the commitment that I have as a ardent fan of Rakhi .While my wife also watches and reminds me every time when I hop to different channels during the break , to tune back in .

There is all the masala /drama /fun / excitement/ curiosity as in any other show. The guys are happy when the are not eliminated and greet each other, make sad face when eliminated. Rakhi on the other hand grills the contestant to know them better . To assist in her big decision there is Ravi Kishan from the Big brother fame , carrying out the duties like an elder brother . Contestants are doing all it takes to woo Rakhi .So far they have Sang , Danced and Wrote love letter . I just hope that all that's happening in the reality show is a real manifestation of the contestants love for Rakhi and and not a show of love for Rakhi . I only wish Best of Luck for Rakhi and for the contestants ,may the best man win .

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mushroom on Toast Recepie

200g of Mushroom washed and diced.
4 juicy tomatoes chopped
4 onions chopped
1’ Ginger chopped
4 Chilly chopped (According to taste level in your family)
2 table spoon of tomato sauce
Coriander / Celery leaves chopped
Mustard Seeds ( Sarso ( Hindi ) / Sasuve ( Kannada) )
Cumin (Jeera (Hindi)/ Jeergey (Kannada))
Refined oil 4 table spoon
Salt to taste

For the toast:
Whole wheat bread / White Bread
Oil / Butter /Olive oil /Clarified Butter (Ghee) to use as a spread while toasting.
We tried this recipe at home after tasting it at Peach Blossom hotel ,Fagu Shimla on a recent trip .
It’s a simple, easy to cook, nutritious and delicious breakfast.
First Prepare the Mushroom based spicy spread.
1. In a heated Pan( Hanchu ( Kannada ) ,Tava( Hindi )) /Wok / Kadai( Hindi )/Baandli ( Kannada) , ) heat the refined oil .
2. Add the Mustard seeds and wait until the splutter settles .Add Cumin.
3. Add the chopped onion. Add chopped chilies. Stir the onions until they turn translucent.
4. Now add the ginger and stir again .Now adds tomatoes and keep stirring it occasionally to the point when the skin and the juice are separate.
5. Now add the Mushroom and allow it cook in the gravy for about 10 minutes. Now mix the Tomato sauce and stir it allow it cook for about 5 more minutes .
6. Garnish the Dish with Chopped coriander.
For the toast:
Cut the bread in to desired shape. Toast the bread on pan /oven with oil spread on it (any of the mentioned types in the ingredients list). Calorie conscious guys can omit the oil and dry heat it over the pan or the microwave.
Once the toast is ready, spread the Mushroom based spread over the toast, Mushroom on toast is ready to eat.
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