Monday, January 28, 2013

Green peas croquette with white sauce

Green peas croquette with white sauce
Green peas/ dry green peas (soaked overnight) – I and half cup
Chana dal (soaked overnight) - 1 cup
Rice flour and corn flour- 1 cup
Suji– ½ cup
Bread crumbs ½ cup
French beans – 1 cup
Capsicum – ½ cup
Carrot – ½ cup
Cauliflower- – ½ cup
Spring onions
Any other seasonal vegetable of one’s choice
Onions – 3 medium size
Tomatoes – 4-5 medium size
Coriander leaves
Green chilies – 6-7 medium size
Coconut milk – 400 ml
Sesame seeds paste – 50 gms
Garlic and Ginger paste – 2 tbl spoons
Sugar – 3 tbl spoons
Refined oil for frying and cooking
Soya sauce
Cinnamon powder – ½ spoon
Olive oil for garnishing


The croquette
Grind the chana dal, green peas and 2-3 green chillies to make a paste. Do not add water while grinding.
Add ¼ cup of suji, half cup rice flour& corn flour in the paste. Add salt as per taste and refrigerate for half an hour. 

Put rest of the suji corn & rice flour and bread crumbs in a plate. Make small cutlets and roll through dry flour and bread crumbs. Fry each croquette in shallow oil until brown on all sides.

The curry  
Mix half cup french beans, ginger, carrots, onions, garlic, coriander leaves, 3-4 green chillies, fish sauce,  soya sauce and sugar. Grind well to make a thick paste.

Fry all finely coped vegetables in very less oil for 2-3 minutes and keep aside.

Add oil in a pan and heat for 30 seconds and add the sugar. Add the sesame paste and cook for two minutes. Add green curry paste and cook for two minutes. Now add all the vegetables and ginger garlic paste and mix it well. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and salt for taste. Pour the coconut milk and cook for 30-40 mins. Keep adding little water in between while stirring

Garnish with olive oil

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Music

In that pitter-patter on the roof top,

In the gushing of the stream underneath,

We heard the music,

Music that drew us out of our stupor.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

बीता कल

कागज़ के टुकड़ों में लिखे चंद लफ्ज़
खिड़की के शीशों में दिखते कुछ बीते लम्हों के अक्स

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Story

Lets tell a story
Neither your nor mine
Just a story

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

इन बादलों से कहना आज बिन बरसे ही लौट जायें
मेरी ताड़ की छत अभी सूखी नहीं है

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The dream was shattered again.
Like a withered leaf;
Crushed by an innocent passerby.

The canvas was empty again
Like a castle of sand;
Swept away by the sea waves.

But the eyes are ready again
To paint some new dreams
With the hues of hope and faith.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Unruffled Mind

Amidst this deluge of thoughts,
there is an ephemeral silence.
the mind is unruffled
like a long-steady river,
waiting for the ripples to turn into waves

Monday, April 18, 2011


आवाजों के  समदर  में  सन्नाटे  को  खोजती  मैं   
रिश्तों  के  भंवर  में  तन्हाई  को ढूँड़ती  मैं 
दरवाज़ों  की  ओड़ में  छुपे  चेहरों  को  निहारती  मैं     
चद लम्हों  की  यादों  में  सदियों  को  समेटती  मैं

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

सपनों की उड़ान

बंद  दरवाज़ों  की ओड़   में  छुपी  मुस्कुराहटें , 
नए  चेहरों  और  नए  रंगों  में  लिपटी  खुशियाँ , 
झुकी  पलकों  और  बंद  आँखों  में  दबी  चमक,
दबी  जुबां  और  बंद  होठों  में  सिमटी  हंसी,  
कुछ  अनकहे  , अनबुने  सपनों   की उड़ान

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dreams and Agreement

In the guise of fulfilling their dreams and desires,

I turned a blind eye to my own dreams,

knowing well, that my eyes will never stop dreaming.

In the guise of the agreement to which I agreed reluctantly,

I untangled the lone attached cord

knowing well, that it was all beyond the purview of

attachments and detachments.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

कुछ नए कुछ पुराने

चंद बिखरे सपनो  की खनक, कुछ अधूरी कहानियों के साये

यही तो राह दिखायेंगे नए सपनो की ओर

यही तो देंगे अधूरी कहानियों को नए मोड़

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

बस यही तो है ज़िन्दगी

नित नयी कहानियाँ , अनबुने  अधूरे से सपने
हर  पल  उडीकती  दिशायें, अनजानी, अनदेखी  सी राहें  
रात  का  अँधेरा  और  पल  पल ठहरता सन्नाटा
पक्षियों  की चेहचाहट, लालिमा  से  रोशन  होता  अम्बर
बारिश  की   चन्द  बूँदें, उभरती  फिर  नयी  आशाएं, बनती फिर  नयी  कहानियाँ
बस यही  तो  है  ज़िन्दगी

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Journey of life

Journeys have never evoked a feeling of dread in me.

But this time the idea of being abandoned in an unfamiliar world is the central fear I am trying to deal with;

As I know for sure that I will not travel alone rather my entire way of life will accompany me and I fear that it may have troubles fitting into the prevailing spaces I'll be offered.

(P.S. These days I am reading the book called “my pious lady’ by Santosh Desai. The book is a story about changing middle class urban India. In one of the chapters the author has mentioned about traveling and Indian journeys. Though the words written in the above piece are more or less similar to what Desai has written but I have changed the context by making it my own story)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Burried Words

My words were lying buried

underneath the burden of stolidity.

I never tried to rouse them

Nor did I forget them.

But in that sudden moment

They erupted, as if released from a lifelong confinement.

And also relieved me of that heavy silence

that was floating around me.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Secret stories

When I longed to hear your untold stories,

You preferred to maintain silence.

And when life unfolded its secrets

I had no other choice but to remain silent.