July 20, 2012
Hubby dear's friends/lab mates/ex-roomates/classmates/co-workers/family members all know about his penchant for solving puzzles and asking them. When we started going around, I was subjected to one puzzle a day until when I strongly protested :P. Whenever, we have a re-union of friends and his btech batchmates, the usual ritual is that they are subjected to solve puzzles, puzzles and more puzzles after a glass of beer. This time in Dec we were all up till 3 am in consecutive nights solving puzzles given by him. He maintains a blog on algorithms and puzzles to whet his appetite. However, today his puzzle solving obsession peaked a new height when I saw him talking to my Mom in the kitchen. He was making her solve a few of his usual puzzles :P What to say but that I married the cutest geek!
July 01, 2012
Ever since mom has come to the US, I have been getting the pleasures of eating all the stuff at home that I missed for 4 years! One of her recipes that I really like (and that I think I can make myself) is Vegetable pulao. Here is the recipe -
Ingredients: Rice Oil 1 tblsp Jeera 2-3 Tejpaat 10 Black pepper 3 Badi Ilaichi 3 Laung 2 Cinamon sticks 1 Ripe tomato made into puree and mixed 1 Onion chopped 1/2 inch ginger grated 1 Potato chopped 2 Carrot chopped into long slices 1/2 cup cauliflower chopped 1/2 cup beans chopped. 1 Large spoon oil Salt as per taste 1 Cup rice cooked
- Heat 1 spoon oil. Put jeera, tejpaat, pepper, cinamon, laung ang ilachi
- Fry onions until light brown. Fry grated ginger too.
- Put all vegetables and let them cook for some time.
- Once the vegetables are done, add tomato puree and stir for sometime.
- Add cooked rice and mix.