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Double ka meetha

2013 is here. Everybody has hopes and aspirations for the future. I pray all your dreams come true! Personally I feel,this is the year of being content. Being happy with what God has given andĀ  being satisfied with our achievements. It may not be great in the eyes of others but we all have our own battles to win..our own little mountains to climb.

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A lot of exciting things are coming my way this year. A new store in india, new projects around the city to name a few. Most importantly, Aaira turns one in May. Seems unbelievable! She completes us as a family. This reminds me-though I barely ever mention Mr Z in my blog, he’s my biggest critique! He’s the best thing thats happened in my life. And to think that we being together at one point wouldve been one the strangest things that could ever be!
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Which brings me today’s recipe. I’m typing this post using my samsung note and have taken pics using the phone camera. Do let me know what you think. The phone is a gift from the mister, and as always I forced him to buy one himself! He’s settled in for the S3.

We dine out once or twice a week, and try to uncover a few hidden gems.predominantly flavours from asia. In one such adventure, we ventured into golconda paradise-a hyderabadi restaurant. The menu there had the usual suspects – biriyani, haleem, kebabs etc. But what caught Mr Z’s eye was the dessert Double ka meetha. I must admit I have not heard of this delicacy ever. He explained and it seemed like a indianised bread pudding or umm ali. When the dish arrived, it looked mediocre but strangely had the taste of gulab jamun.
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This is when he promised me that he would make amma’s version. This is one of the easiest desserts to cook. So here goes.

Recipe

Unsalted rusk 10 pieces
Oil to deep fry

For the sugar syrup
Water 1 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Cardamom 3-4 pods

For the garnish
Milkmaid -small tin 90gms
Pistachios, raisins, pinenuts for garnish

Method
In a thick bottom pan dissolve water, sugar with cardamom and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and wait till mixture thickens to form syrup. Let it cool.
In a separateĀ  pan fry the rusks in oil.
Place the fried rusks into the sugar syrup. Please note that the syrup must not be too hot.
Pour milkmaid in strings when cooled to room temperature
Garnish this with pistachios, raisins and pinenuts.
serve warm or cold.
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>Free at Last

>Hello everybody
Had to share this bit of conversation-
Met my most favourite couz Vee over lunch the other day at the Noodle house(hmm love the broccoli there..details sometime soon!)
Our conversation goes like this
Vee: Hey how u doing???? ur positively glowing!!!
Me: Haaa must be the yoga..and maybe just the fact that i quit?
Vee(Rather shocked!!?): Why??? are you pregnant???
Me: Hmmm No!
vee: Got a better job?? when are you joining?
me: Ahhh nope..im not joining anywhere, just taking a break..
Vee: Sure yeh…were you fired??? you can tell me!
Me: Uh nooooo!!!
Vee: Are you @#$%^&% MAD???
Me: Aaaaahmmm maybe..but i feel great
Vee being my favourite couz and a sweet soul then decides to quit getting me back to my senses..
she says: Well good for you..but what are you planning to do??? have you told ur family??? what has Darling husband have to say about this…are you sure it was such a great idea???
Me: I am not sure Vee..but i had a hectic schedule and suddenly realised wasnt spending enough time wid zaara nor was giving 100% at work..and you know me..impulsive that i am..i just decided to quit till i sort things out…Zaara’s school, probably move homes..maybe do some freelance???
And i want to pursue my dream…to be the “it” designer!!!
Vee:What works for you.. and a silence..
Further to that lunch, we did have fun and she did appretiate me wanting to do something different..and thats why i love her soo much!!:D
AND moving on…the gist of the matter is that I HAVE QUIT!!! and somehow feel soo liberated… Now i will be a freelancer-Blogger-baker-Cook etc etc…

And i hope you my friends will be a part of my journey…
A toast to me,improving my language- may culinary skills-my photography and my designs….

D

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