Plunging the mind

What we do always ,what we think as a lifestyle,a normal co existence in life is not always a style of living we deserve. Sometimes life breaks rules. Sometimes we create something that does not belong to our regular lifestyle, still very much known. It is an emptiness, a dark grey heavy cloud of nothingness that occurs occasionally in people’s life. Everything is time bound, as I felt. Each moments will come and would go…….. surprising, yet true. Only we can take a plunge in deep down our mind. So many mysterious thoughts, moments and memories are there. Even we, the so called master of our soul, can not recognize each of them.
going deep down through the memory lane I have a winter morning memory.. I was with my father in a bi cycle. My father was taking me to school and I saw a violate flower beside the dusty road … I can never forget that cold morning and the ecstasy of beauty. I wish my last breath would have been taken away cherishing that old bi cycle ride with my father while I was a little girl . Once my parents were talking about something. I can not remember the topic as I was too little. But I remember she had one of her clothes in hand and shook it. My brother was so innocent when he was a child. Once I did something wrong and my Ma scolded him, because it was him who usually used to do such things. He did not tell my mom that I did it. He said nothing and just looked at me. Still now I can not forget his eyes which were telling me ‘ Didibhai (sister), please tell mom that you did it, not me.’ And his silence told me everything I could never forgive myself for that moment of life. And still that moment when memories started to grow up till now I have so many unforgettable moments. I f feel blessed to have such wonderful world with family and friend… without whom I am nothing. For being loved, respected, recognized, accepted … I am grateful to this world.

Besan er Laddu

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After a long time I am here.  Feeling great . Thank you so much to all of my friends who liked and asked for this recipe after yesterday’s Facebook update.  This recipe is really simple and very easy to make even if you are an amateur cook.

Ingredients you need: 

  1. Ghee/clarified butter –  3/4  tablespoon
  2. Besan/Gram flour-  2 cup
  3. Sooji/Semolina-  2 teaspoons
  4. Salt-  1pinch
  5. Powdered Sugar- 1 cup
  6. Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Take a microwave proof bowl and put the ghee in it. Microwave for  45 seconds or until melted. Mix sooji , besan and 1 pinch of salt. Mix it well with the ghee.  Now microwave it for 2 minutes. Take it out. Stir well with a spoon and microwave for another  2 minutes. Take it out , stir and microwave for another 1 minute.  Besan mix should be darker yellow/light brown in color and you should smell the nice aroma .  If you feel that you need to microwave it another 1/2 minutes- do it.  Mine was ready in 5 minutes. But it depends on the power of microwave.  Here I would like to mention that the bowl should be uncovered when you microwave it.

Now set it aside until it comes into room temperature or cool down completely.  We need powdered sugar for this recipe. But don’t worry if you don’t have it at home.  Use your grinder and regular sugar and make one cup of powdered sugar as I did yesterday.  Now mix sugar and the cardamom powder with the Besan . You can add some crushed nuts if you want to. I just added raisin for decoration.  Your laddu mixture is ready .  take equal portions and make laddus. Save it in a air tight container and refrigerate.

This is the best and easiest part of the recipe-  Eat them my friend.laddu 118