A Lovely Celebration - Love is in the Air

Love is in The Air

A year just flew like a fly, and we kept wondering. Friday, 21/03/2008 I met a Handsome and I decided to marry him. I just kept wondering what made me feel he is the right choice baby! But its all fate! “I m speaking about fate when feelings are so powerful its as if some force beyond ur control is guiding u to someone who can make u happy beyond ur wildest dreams.” Today I feel myself the Worlds Luckiest for getting such a sweet and wonderful Husband. I must say he is my perfect Dream Boyand I m his Dream Girl That is what i came to know in a yr. What more do i want? Many memories from the day all registered in the great mind, When love come in at the door all other thoughts fly off.
I remember this handsome coming with his parents to see the beautiful and charming( no Fake Boasting), and I had been with my family both of us surrounded by our parents till they had coffee then they went aside leaving us to speak nd after some time we decided to tie our Families in a Knot.
Each second of my day I feel myself lucky to get such a good Family including my Parents. I feel like Million Dollars. All of us keep wondering how fast we grew – those notorious childhood days to the charming teenage and now to a new life- Married life. Each Life has its own memories.
My hubby asked if we were to celebrate it with a dinner out. But I said I would be obliged to prepare something at home. From long time my hubby was asking for fried rice and every time it was ok ok but never got time. I thought will there be a tomorrow better than today.
My menu for dinner was soy and cucumber chilly, Veg Fried rice, Mango phirni,and a Tasty White forest.
Now down to the recipes, Soya and Cucumber chilly, Mango phirni, I owe to the Great Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. I learnt it from his show and the chilly recipe I just saw it yesterday nd decided to prepare that but there it was chicken and cucumber chilly but I took soya chunks as substitute as I m a Vegetarian.

Here are the recipes:

Soya N Cucumber Chilly:
Cucumber-2 finely sliced
Soya - 1/4th cup (soaked for 2 hrs n sliced)
Green chillies-3
Tomato ketchup -1tbsp
Soya sauce- 2tbsp
Onion -1 roughly chopped
Garlic -6 pods thinly sliced
Ginger -1” pc thinly shredded
Red Chilly powder- a pinch or 2

Marinate the soya slices vth salt n chilly powder.
Heat pan add oil, add garlic and fry till crisp.
Add ginger and onion nd fry till onion turns crisp.
Add green chilly
Squeeze excess water from cucumbers and add it in the pan( do not over cook cucumbers).
Then add marinated soya chunks, soya sauce nd tomato ketchup nd close it vth lid for 5 minutes nd remove from flame.
I m sending this post to AFAM: CUCUMBER hosted by Neha and The wonderful event started in Maheshwari’s Blog

Next to Veg Fried Rice:

Beans- 10 thinly sliced
Carrot-1 large – thinly quarter sliced
Spring onion – 1/4th cup
Onion – 1 large sliced
Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp
Basmati rice – 1 cup (soaked in water for 20 minutes)
Salt to taste
Soya sauce- 2 tbsp
Chilly sauce- 1 tsp
Green chilly- 1 big (slit)
Butter – 1tbsp

Boil water add rice and cook on low heat till rice is tender.
Heat butter in a large pan.
Add ginger garlic paste, onions & fry till translucent.
Add green chilly and all the veggies & fry till light crunch.
Add both the sauce salt nd mix well.
Then add cooked rice & mix well.
Serve hot.

I m really happy for it tasted good.

Mango Phirni

Mango Phirni:
Ripe mangoes, cubed -1medium
Saffron (kesar) -7-8 strands
Rice -4 tablespoons
Milk -1/2 litre
Sugar -1/2 cup
Pistachios blanched -8-10
Almonds blanched-6-8
Soak rice in two cups of water for half an hour. Drain and grind to a coarse paste. Dilute rice paste with half a cup of water. Dissolve saffron in two tablespoons of warm milk. Heat the remaining milk and bring it to a boil. Gradually stir in the rice paste, reduce heat and simmer for three to four minutes, stirring continuously or until the milk thickens well. Add sugar, and continue to simmer till sugar dissolves and is incorporated well. Remove from heat, cool to room temperature and stir in mango cubes keeping a few aside for garnishing. Pour this mixture into individual earthenware or ceramic bowls, garnish with sliced pistachios, almonds and mango cubes and refrigerate for atleast n hr nd serve chilled. I dint use pots as i dint have them. It tastes good when served in earthenware.
And lat but not the least About White Forest My Dear Hubby got it from Carrefour.

It just melted in my mouth.


Trupti said…
Love the story...congratulations
All dishes looks mouthwaterin APS
Uj said…
congratulation dear.. Each phase of life has its own wonderful memories.. Live together and happily for many many more years to come and celebrate each year with more happiness
Neha said…
Happy anniversary dear,may u have many more happy years to come. All dishes are looking yummy, n so is the layout of ur blog...
Aparna Prabhu said…
Thank u Trupti
Hey Uj thank u very much.
I m so hapy that all of u keep commenting nd encourage me.
thanks neha
Varsha Vipins said…
Wow..Congrats dear Aparna..May you be blessed with many more years of wonderful togetherness..:)..Enjoyed reading the post n looks like u had a great feast..The pic of fried rice looks yum..That carrot bundle is Sanjeev's tip rite..I was thinking of trying it since quite sometime..forgot all the time..:P
Aparna Prabhu said…
Thanx a ton Varsha... May ur wishes be with us always.
Nd yeh this carrot bundle is Sanjeev's tip. Nd he is too good i must say.....
Try it soon then :P
Humaira said…
Wowie, A whole meal of chinese food.Looks mouthwatering! and very nice presentation!

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