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TH-SH: Eggy Gravy

Cooking… it is always my stress buster as long as I am not stressed to cook. I swear and live by my motto - Tummy Happy, Shree Happy (TH-SH) :).

There are innumerable portals online on cooking. Many amateurish and an equal number of professional sites. My entries definitely come under the amateur category. People who know me can easily call me the Jack of many trades and of course, master of none.

Since the recent past, I have once again gone back to cooking at least one dish per day. All the while I wanted to document them, but again who would want ‘yet another’ cooking post. The entries I plan to make now and then on my blog is for me to look back some day and feel happy about. For me food is one thing that can lift my mood even from the darkest abyss. 
Today I prepared one of those simple egg gravies that turned out great. It is chappati and egg curry for lunch today and without doubt, it was yummylicious. Try it.

Ingredients (To serve 2):
  • 3 eggs – boiled, peeled and diced.
  • 1 large onion – finely chopped
  • 1 tomato – finely chopped
  • 1 green capsicum – finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece ginger – peeled and grated
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic  - finely chopped (which I forgot to add this time)
  • Egg curry masala powder – 2 tps (store bought)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tps
  • Mustard seeds and Jeera seeds for seasoning
  • Water – ½ cup, may be


Method:
  • Heat oil, add Mustard and Jeera seeds and let it splatter.
  • Add finely chopped onion and grated ginger. Saute it for a while.
  • Add finely chopped capsicum and yet again, saute it for a while.
  • Then add the finely chopped tomatoes, and saute again.
  • Then in goes the salt and store bought egg curry masala (I used Sakthi).
  • Stir it a little, add enough water. Let the gravy cook until the raw smell evaporates.
  • Add in the diced, boiled eggs, coat thoroughly while there is still some water in the gravy.
  • Cook for another 5mins or until the gravy is of the consistency you like.
  • Goes amazingly well with chappathis and paranthas.
  • Now... Feel proud, happy and everything good that you made a wow dish and relish it :)

A (not very crisp) pic of the egg gravy in my lunch case
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Live Your Life

Thought Thought (Day 365: 30-June-2014)

or simply die.


So, we have come to this. The last episode of our "Thought Thought" series. An entire year just flew by sprinkling 365 wonderful thoughts on its way. The idea was to trying to spread some positivism around in a way that I know. During the time the contributors think about a positive thought to share, I hoped for a new seed of positivism to be planted in their soul. Likewise when another reads it, the positivism could take its root in their heart as well. I benefited greatly. During the last couple of months especially, this helped me to a great extent. I broke my arm in an accident and I shed not a tear. I stayed confident that everything will be alright in the end and everything happens for a reason. With help from friends, I am now completing this project successfully too. I also wish this did change some lives around. Even if one another person felt a change in their life, it is my success.

I would like to share few of my experiences from this trip. When I told Rajesh I am going to do something of the sort, like always he said "Very good idea. Go rock, girl". And the first proper thought I clicked was his and it read "Feel the fear and do it anyway". His life’s mantra. That is what kept me going.

Each day I dreaded asking people to share a positive thought. I would remember this quote, go ahead and ask. More than 80% of those I requested readily contributed. These are the people who  made me believe that "Ask and you shall receive" really works. They made me believe that I could finish what I started. Among these are the people who I call "the saviors". They not only shared a thought, they even got some of their friends to contribute too. Such generosity in helping others. I realised these are the ones who usually go out of their way to help people even if it is in a small way. Good news is there are many such people around us. The world after all is not selfish as we assume.

And then there were people who contributed even though I am a complete stranger to them. I presume they liked the idea and willed to be clicked or just did it because their friend asked them do. Whatever be the reason, thanks guys - you don't know how many days you have made me super glad. This showed me that we are all connected together by an invisible bond. 

And there were those who were so shy, that it was cute. They really wanted to contribute and wanted their favorite quote shared, but very shy. So we would sneak to the basement or the roof top and click pics when no one was around. It was like a secret between us. They were super happy when their thoughts were shared online.

And the volunteers. Bless you, good souls. These people heard about my project, got in touch with me and volunteered to contribute. One day I was lost about who to ask next. There was this colleague who celebrated his birthday on the same day, approached me saying he wanted to contribute. Would I say No? Thanks dude, you helped me continue without a break.

And some others who volunteered over long distance. They saw this project on FB and said they wanted to be part of this. In fact, today's is a remote location contribution, like you had already guessed.

And the “quote”-ers. When I approached them, they got super excited and shared multiple thoughts with me over SMS, WhatsApp, Lync, Email... and we would finalised the quote. Once I ask them when we could meet to click the pic, they would panic and opt out. Though they had wonderful thoughts to share, their shyness took over and I could never share them.

Let me not forget to mention the mind stealers. They kept telling me what was wrong in the project, why I would not be able to finish it, why this ridiculous since there are innumerable positive thoughts already on the web, why taking pics was a stupid idea, giving me various nick names like mad girl, jobless, etc. Thanks to you guys. You helped me to stay focused and determined.  I dedicate today's thought to you to show "success" is not what YOU define for others. Get busy living and letting others live; or you would die unnoticed.

On the happier side, our 365 days Thought Thought project got featured in my workplace's newsletter. A memory I would cherish for long.

Finally, the closing note. The past 365 days has reconfirmed by belief many folds in the two magic words "Please" and "Thanks". Once again, thanks everyone for being with me all through this journey; and please take care. The world needs you. :)

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History

Thought Thought (Day 364: 29-June-2014)

is better when its about you.


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Glorify Positivity

Thought Thought (Day 363: 28-June-2014)

Ignore the shadows.

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Action

Thought Thought (Day 362: 27-June-2014)

is louder than words.


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Celebrate

Thought Thought (Day 361: 26-June-2014)

Those who celebrate you.


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Now

Thought Thought (Day 360: 25-June-2014)

Is the best moment.


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Live The Life

Thought Thought (Day 359: 24-June-2014)

You Want.


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Count Your Blessings

Thought Thought (Day 358: 23-June-2014)

It is OK to be imperfect.

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All Life

Thought Thought (Day 357: 22-June-2014)

Is Bound.

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Family

Thought Thought (Day 356: 21-June-2014)

means all.


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Create An Impression

Thought Thought (Day 355: 20-June-2014)

Either by your words or silence.


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You Are That

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World Is

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Go Green

Thought Thought (Day 352: 17-June-2014)

Seek God


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Small Things

Thought Thought (Day 351: 16-June-2014)

if done right, matter.

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Be Strong

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Happiness

Thought Thought (Day 349: 14-June-2014)

Is found. Not sought.


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Talk Less

Thought Thought (Day 348: 13-June-2014)

Prove more.


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No One

Thought Thought (Day 347: 12-June-2014)

is perfect.


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Goodness

Thought Thought (Day 346: 11-June-2014)

Brings Honor.

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Be Honest

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Identify Yourself

Thought Thought (Day 344: 09-June-2014)

Being different is not everything.



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Winners

Thought Thought (Day 343: 08-June-2014)

Decide On Time


Meaning: Whoever takes decision on time, they are achievers.

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Just Be

Thought Thought (Day 342: 07-June-2014)

Optimistic.

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Priority Or Option

Thought Thought (Day 341: 06-June-2014)

Decide what you want to be.

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Responsibility

Thought Thought (Day 340: 05-June-2014)

is on you.

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Self Sufficient

Thought Thought (Day 339: 04-June-2014)

Is what you should be.

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Walk The Walk

Thought Thought (Day 338: 03-June-2014)

To leave your mark.


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Find The Key

Thought Thought (Day 337: 02-June-2014)

To Your Door.


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