Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My First MEME and Papadi Chat

I feel so happy that 2 of our friends Tee and Archana have tagged me for this MEME .I feel so happy to be a part of the food blod friends community .So my MEME goes like this ..

1-It was in search of few recipes in the internet that made me inspire to create this blog .I was exploring Indus Ladies website, where in the recipe section I found our very own Mythre’s Blog Mythreyee-Try This Recipe .That was the first instance I thought, why not I also share with the world some of my recipes .I always had an desire to cook something new and different .Thanks to mythree for helping me out initially and giving me few basic guidelines. It was after marriage I entered into full fledged cooking note. Before in India I used to prepare food but only during weekends .It would not be a daily routine for me as my dearest mom would take care of the Kitchen .But I had to do it here .My husband is the first hand critic as well as inspiration to cook more and different recipe. After watching Food Network channel and food blog’s I developed so much passion in cooking and trying out different recipes.

2-I am very soft and sensitive female and a perfect Sagittarius person. My best friend is my mom and I have been missing her badly since I got married .I wish she could always be beside me throughout my life. Thanks to the world of technology which helps me in talking to her over phone and through Internet everyday. It has been close to 2 years now that I have seen her .Just waiting for the time when I could see her again and just hug her. My dad has always stood beside me during all my hardships and has encouraged me to always think positive and achieve in life .My brother is a cute brother .We fight a lot over the phone , but the next minute we are friends again .I miss my family a lot .

3-I got married in 2005 with a very sweet and cute husband of mine .Vishy is very quite and calm unlike me who always want to talk and talk. Half the time goes in me talking and the result he has to listen to it. He wants me to be both a career oriented women as well as a good home maker. I think I am satisfying the second part and not the first. The first is not in practice because of the immigration concerns. But both of us believe that one day our dreams come true. My in laws are very soft spoken .In fact my mother in law sometimes provides me with some different recipes to try out .She notes it down from the Tamil books and send me a mail. Nice of her.

4-I love shopping .If you call me for shopping in the mid of the night, yes deepa is ready. I just want to go to shops and do some window shopping .But I always come back buying something or the other .I have a huge craze for bangles and a huge craze of dress. You would not believe guys for my wedding reception I wore 96 bangles on each of hand .Does it sound crazy……I bought all my bangles at Jill Mill in Chennai .Oh I still remember my self and my cousin spent close to 5-6 hours in selecting all the bangles. I bought close to 25 dozens that day alone for all my wedding sarees. It was crazy and just a crazy buy. But the sad part is I could only bring only a couple of dozen to US. But waiting for the time to get all my bangles here.

5-I love eating .Specially eating outside ….If anybody knows Sree Mitai in Chennai .I am sure all of you must have been there ….Oh I really love eating there .I miss Sri Krishana Sweets , Gangotri , Food Court ,Punjabhi Dhaba …These where my favorite places , where I used to eat .Missing them

6-My childhood was spent in Mumbai and Lucknow .After living in Lucknow for 7 years I love winter climate and hated the heat of Chennai .I came to Chennai for my college .i just hated Chennai for the extreme heat wave and traffic. Else Chennai is great.I love winter and the extreme of winter too..But cannot tolerate the heat and the sunlight.

7-I am very closely attached to my family and my uncle and aunts. I miss my grandfather a lot who passed away just 2 days after my engagement. He used to call me “baby” and even today it rings me into my ears.

There are lots more about my self .Will surely keep posting about my self some more later.I am going to tag Hema , Seema, Sukanya .Play along only if you wish to .No compulsion at all

Now coming to recipe part.Papadi chat is the inspiration from my friend Seema.We had potluck at out place and she prepared papadi chat as a appetizer.Oh i really was in love with this one .So simple and easy and very tasty .i decided to make on my own and share it with all of you .So here it goes .

Raw Material Required

Papadi - 1/2 pkt (Store Bought)
Thin Sev -1/2 pkt (Store Bought)
Aloo -3 or 4 (cooked and smashed well)
Tamarind Chutney - 1 bottle (we shall be using only few tsp -Store bought)
Coriander Chutney -1 bottle (we shall be using only few tsp -Store bought)
Coriander for garnish
Red Onion - 1 (Cut into small pieces)
Chat Masala -1 tsp
Gram Masala -1 tsp
Salt as per taste



Preparation Style

Mix the aloo ,chat masala , gram masala and salt in a small bowl .Then place the papadi in the plate.The take small quantity of aloo and place it on the papadi .Pour 1/2 tsp of tamarind chutney on top .Then pour 1/2 tsp of coriander chutney on top .Place some onion pieces and spread the store bought sev on them .Ganish it with coriander leaves and serve it .It taste great.

43 comments:

Asha said...

Deepa,you sound so young and sweet!!:))
96 bangles!! What the..?! How thin are your forearms?:D
I wore 12 gold ones,6 at each hand for my wedding,never wore them ever again,may be Trisha will in future!!!
Your mom and MIL sound so wonderful.Lucky girl.
Have a career/job outside home only if YOU want it that way.Don't let others tell you what to do.If you love to have career too,go ahead,try and enjoy:))
Papdi of course is Chaat and I would die for it!:D

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi deepa thanks for tagging me....Hay I just want to know.....How ur MEME works.....

sra said...

96 bangles on each hand! Please post a picture of those hands, dear!

Padmaja said...

Deepa!! u sound so sweet and btw 96 bangles!!! gosh u have to send me your wedding snap!!I am trying to visualise you!!

Sreelu said...

Wow Deepa nice to know more about you, I used to love bangles and had a huge collection too, people always thought I was crazy. 96 bangles is a true feat to put on,post some pics of it would love to see them.

Anyways its always nice to know a little about your blog family

Hema said...

Hi Deepa,
Thanks for tagging me. I will come up with my list soon. I love bangles too and you may get quite jealous to know that I do have a big bagle stand overflowing with bangles in the US. Managed this in 2 trips to India:)(of course I paid for excess luggage the first time)Never get a chance to wear them though.

Richa said...

so nice to get a glimpse into you, deepa! 96 bangles, now that sure is a bangle obsession heh!heh! :) do post those bangle pics, only if you think appropriate!
love all chaats, want to eat that papdi chaat u made :)

Tee said...

Enjoyed knowing more about you...you are a Sagitarian ! two of my very close friends are also sagitarians, we will hit it off well :)

Sia said...

96 bangles???? oh girl, u must post that pic.
very cute description of ur family. we all miss our family girl. but like u said technology is doing wonders.

ramya said...

hi deepa,
just saw ur post.nice one.u mostly resemble me for some points.yup i am a saggi too.but didn't thought anyone will be this much similar.and 96 bangles each hand that's a lot.nice meme.yup technology is surely doing wonders.

Linda said...

Hi Deepa, came in from your comment at my blog, and all I can say after reading this is, wish I could send you to India :)

You have so many great recipes I must come back to read them all -- this chaat appetizer I could make now from stuff in my fridge I think :)

Neelam said...

Hi Deepa..just read your post and really enjoyed reading it! Very innocent and sweet! And the chaat ..oh I just love them!

Vcuisine said...

You are a family girl Deepa. Nice to read your meme. and the chaat looks lovely. Viji

Srivalli said...

Deepa ...thats a very cute meme...96 bangles..wow..must've been so difficult to wear...

As general demand..do post a picture of that...but then your hands are slender as we have seen in the recipe pictures you have posted...

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Nirmala said...

Wonderful meme Deepa! I wud love to see u're hand with those 96 bangles...post atleast the photo of u're hand...please ;)

Coffee said...

YES!! I would love to see 96 bangles too! I am a saggitatius as well! IT was so nice knwoing about you Deepa. :)

DEEPA said...

Hello asha ji ....very true 96 bangles ..huge thing for me too ....Thankyou for your advice on the career part.Will surely have in mind...

Hey sukanya ..You have to just tell all our friends 7 things about yourself....Thank is all sukanya

Sra ..I will surely post my pics later....

Padmaja ....Will surely send you the wedding pics ...

Sreelu ...Nice to hear that you also like bangles and collect them ..

Hema ...did you bring all the bangles to US ...wow lady ....wait for few months ..when given a chance i would also get my bangles .....

Richa ....Will surely post some pics of min one day ..Good to know you like the chat

tee...great to know your sagi friends ....We should get along quite well...

sia ....will surely post some pics soon ....good to know that you also agree on the technology part..

ramya ...nice to know that you are a sagi to almost the same features

Linda ...you would make my day if you are telling me that you are going to send me to india ....i wish i could go ...

Neelam and Viji ...thankyou so much for stopping by ..Do try out the chat sometime ...

Srivalli ....I will surely post my pic soon ...96 bangles was difficult to manage ...true ...but i enjoyed them ..

Nirmala ....will surely post it in few days ....

Coffee ..you are saggi too ...That is very nice ....will surely post my pic soon

VINI said...

Hey deepa, nice meme. Just like your MIL, my mom does the same. She sends me recipes from various magazines. The first thing that crossed my mind when I read about the 96 bangles is...OMG got to see that...so pls do post a picture.

Cinnamon said...

A very sweet MEME!!
As everyone who read ur post, even I just could not imagine you wearing 96 bangles !!! OMG!!!
It was very nice knowing you Deepa.
And the chat looks very yummy!!

TBC said...

Hi Deepa,
I found you through the comment you left on my blog. Thanks for visiting me!
I just read your Meme..you come across as a very sweet ,innocent & simple person.
I was just browsing through your blog & saw your gulab jamun cake. How innovative!!!
I will come back later for more.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hey
Nice to read MEME...
Post the pic of your bangles deepa :)

Kay said...

just love papdi chaat!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deepa - Nice MEME. Liked it.. perfectly true about yourself. You a nice person & a great friend!! Happy cooking & blogging :-)

Seema

Cynthia said...

Deepa, I know, everyone is going on about the 96 bangles and I must admit that I am curious also. :D Please post a pic of your hands with the bangles.

It is so nice to meet you and welcome you into this crazy but delicious world of food blogging. Hope to get to know you more.

USHA said...

Hi Deepa,

It was really very intersting to read the Meme....so sweet...96dozen..oh my god...

Hey once i read about shops you mentioned i got wondered...actually i never invited...by i was suprised to see Shree mithai name..
My Bil came for office trip here..My dad has sent a box of ghee mysorepak with dates thru him..i enjoyed the taste and still few left out...he use to tell in chat it is famous shop..Now i understood how much famous:))

Roopa said...

Great meme! nice knowing you dear... the papdi chat looks great too..

Jyothi said...

Hi Deepa, great meme... wondered about your 96 bangles...how its possible? I want to see. Thanks for sharing.

archana said...

I would love to see a picture of those 96 bangles in your hand :) Nice meme :) love papdi chaat. It was Gr8 to know more about you. Thanks for sharing :)

Dee said...

The meme is so sweet deepa. Very nice to know abt you! I love papdi chaat but never tried to make it! Thanks for the recipe!

PS said...

well well..everyone wants to see pics of those 96 bangles :) Trust me ppl, i saw those on her hands and it was looking gr8. Continue your cooking spree girl

anusharaji said...

i was thinking of making smt similar with papad....thunderstorms here :)
96!!!!! 2 more on each hand how abt that?

Sandeepa said...

Deepa,
That was a very cute Meme. You are such a sweet natured person. My little daughter is a Saggi too :)

DEEPA said...

vini ..nice to see your mom does the same way as my mother in law ....

cinnamon ....thks a lot for stopping by ..surely i will post my pic soon

tbc .....do stop by often .....it was nice to have your comment on my blog ..

Vanama ...will post my pic soon ...

kay and seema thankyou for stopping by ..

cynthia ..you r rite ..all want to see my pic ..will surely post it soon ..

usha ....nice to know that your BIL was informing you about Shree Mitai ..The shop is great ..i am a great fan of it ..If you get a chance just drop by ..

Roopa and jyothi will surely post my pic soon ..

archana and dee ..thks for stopping ..will post my pic soon ...

ps ....you have seen me wearing ...good to know that you liked it ..

anusharaji and sandeepa will post my pic of bangles soon ...sandeepa your sweet daughter is a saggi ...she must be very sweet ...

Hima said...

Those are looking lovely. Is one missing on your plate? Check I might have gulped one ;)

Prema Sundar said...

nice meme deepa... like everybody else I would like to see that wonderful photo too.
HEy Iam from chennai too and its really hot in summer( for the past 6 yrs I have not been there for summer).. but I love shopping in chennai too.
Chaat looks lovely and i would like a dash of yogurt in it too. thanks

Raaga said...

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/07/apple-apricot-shake-and-meme.html

I tagged you before I realized you've been tagged... well... :-)

Kajal said...

Mouth watering dish you present my dear.......Nice to read about your Me Me.:)

Mallugirl said...

96 bangles is indeed awesome.. nice to read abt u!and the papdi chhaat is one of favorites.

Mishmash ! said...

I am with you on 4 & 5 :)
96 bangles? thats unbelievable.....!!

Sig said...

Nice meme Deepa.... totally with you shopping :), but just clothes and shoes... not a jewellery fan... But 96 bangles, girl how long are your arms... :D

DEEPA said...

No problem hima ....You are most welcome to take another one ...

hey prema ....good to know that you are also from chennai ...same thing here ...shopping in chennai ..missing them now ..

raaga ..no problem ..sometime later i shall post my snap too ..

kajal and mallugirl ..thankyou for stopping by ...

mishmash and sig ...i will surely post my pic of bangles soon ...my arms are not that big ..but still i managed to wear them ...

swapna susarla said...

Hi deepa
nice to know about u.Missing ur Mom...me too.:-(((

the papdi chat looks wonderful.

AnuSriram said...

Your bangles are so wonderful... wish u a happy married life. And your Papdi looks so yummy! Nice recipe...
ALL THE BEST!