A very happy and prosperous deepawali to everyone, many of us have managed to avoid crakers though there were lots of them out there but atleast we have taken our first step towards caring for our environment.
I bribed my kids with some extra toys and sweets and they happily agreed to go this diwali without crackers. And good thing is this time they are happily playing all around but everytime they get serious throat infection during Diwali .
So I prefer to see my kids happy over those unnecessary crackers.
Aj hawa me zeher kuch kam to hai, kilkariyo se bhara fir bhi angan to hai … Kya rakha hai kambakht zehrile ujalo me, diyo se bhi ghar roshan to hai…
Pathako ka dhuan nahi, fulo ki khushbu to hai …rangoli k rang hai, tyohar ka mausam to hai…
Well, this was the experimental recipe and it turned out to be awesome.
1) chana – soak overnight – 2 bowls
2)kasuri methi – 1 bowl
3) shengdana/ mungfali dana 1.5 bowl
4) Patna mirchi 4 large size
5) 2 onion, 2 tomato, small ginger piece, 7-8 cloves of garlic, kali miri 2 spoons.
6 ) khade masale- dagad fool, dalchini small, elaychi -2, ten patta small, dry lal mirch 1.
7) masala- garam masala, dhaniya powder, amchur, lal mirch, kadhi patta, haldi powder.
In the mixer : Slit onions in 4 pieces, tomatoes as well, kali mirch, ginger, garlic, shengdana. And mix well. Add some water and mix again, mixture will turn out to be pink in colour.
Take some oil in pan, add some rai, let it splitter, add all kadhi patta, elyachi hand grinded, add kasuri methi, add all khada masala.
After some time add chopped patna mirchi. Saute for some time then add the masala from mixer and close the lid. Cook for 5 minutes. You can smell the nice aroma of masalas.
Add other masala : dhaniya powder, haldi, amchur powder, lal mirch, garam masala and cook for some more time
Chana should be cooked in cooker for 10 whistles, Add cooked chana in pan. Cook well for 4-5 minutes. Garnish with coriander…
Now that is the line we say or get to listen when we get drunk with friends, but this time in my case it was different.
He was not my friend infact he was a stranger and he was drunk.
I was working in Delhi and was returning from my Kirti Nagar office.
I was walking to Kirti Nagar metro station when this guy passed by my side on his bike and fell on the road about 20meters ahead of me.
I rushed to pick him up, he was lying on the road but he was not hurt anywhere, I asked him if he’s ok, he nodded, I picked his bike and then helped him to get up and that’s when I realised he was drunk.
It was 9:00 PM and I asked if I can drop you anywhere as he was not looking in the condition to ride on his own.
Rascal Said : Tune bhai ki jaan bachai hai bhai terko chodega.
I said: Ok , let me ride the bike.
Rascal: “Gadi tera bhai chalega”.
Me : Bhai ko police utha k le jayegi, samjha kar let me ride.
Rascal: Abe tera bhai Army me hai, ye dekh and he gave me his Army ID card.
I realised, he is not going to listen so I said chal bhai tu nikal mera metro station samne hi hai. I’ll manage.
Rascal: Tune bhai ki jaan bachai hai , bhai terko ghar tak chod k ayega , kahan chodna hai bata tu bas.
Me: It’s too far, let it be I will manage .
Rascal : Tu bata bas bola na, kahan jana hai bata…
Me: Laxmi Nagar, But I will come only if you let me ride the bike.
Rascal somehow agreed after sometime. And we headed to Laxmi Nagar, but just after few Kilometres he started shouting , ” Abe kya bailgadi chala raha hai” Gadi rok, Gadi rok! And again I had to stop.
He forced me to sit on the backseat, and now he was riding. He was drunk, he was not wearing a helmet, forget about him I was not wearing a helmet and he was riding at 100+ speed.
Gadi bhai ne chalai, aur meri jaan mere muh tak aake ruki thi. I never wanted to die like this. And he was riding like he’s the Yamraj and we are just ready to enter the clouds…
Again , after few Kilometres I started shouting . Stop, Stop,Stop!
Rascal : Bhai Laxmi Nagar to dur hai.
Me: Nahi Bhai yahan bech me mujhe thoda kam hai, wo karke main chala jaunga… You enjoy your Flight!!!
I ran to nearby metro station and our bhai in typical Delhi wali feeling said: Bhai agar koi bhi kaam ho puri Delhi me to bas tu phone laga dena bhai pahuch jayega…
I kept running without taking his phone number and without even asking his name…