This is for the friends who answer our phone calls on the first ring. The ones who drop everything just to chat or to make sure we’re alright.
This is for the friends who spend time with us. The ones who don’t make excuses but pencil us into their schedules, even when life gets crazy. Who somehow always find a moment to talk, to vent, to listen. Who are selfless when it comes to being there. Who love, and never stop loving.
This is for the friends who teach us what real love is. The ones who don’t run at the first sign of trouble, who don’t put their romantic relationships before their friendships, who fight with and for their friends in order to stay strong, despite distance or obstacles. Who are there and never leave.
Sometimes we get caught up in love or lack thereof. Sometimes we forget who we are because we’re so focused on what we don’t have, or what we’re missing. Sometimes we can’t help but think that we’re defined by our relationship status, and we’re so damn lonely when we’re on our own.
But it is our friends who pull us out of that hole every time, reminding us that we are loved so much, and that having a romantic partner does not, and will not define our happiness. It is our friends who teach us to love ourselves, our lives again.
So this is for the friends we forget to thank. The ones who have been there for us since day one and will always stand by our side, no matter what life throws in the way. This is for the friends who are, quite simply, more than friends. They are our soulmates, our safe place, our family. If you have a friend like this — keep them close, because you are so lucky to have found them. You are so lucky to have them in your life.
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Marathmola Tatt 🍽
Mangoes are synonymous with languorous summer days and in all likelihood, our favourite is shaped by the region or state we spent our childhood in.
And my childhood was shaped in the dreamy atmosphere of Mumbai, Maharashtra and here’s summer season brings so many beautiful memories of fun, frolic and Maharashtrian food!
Yesterday I met one of my Maharashtrian childhood friend, who’s Mom used to make world best, Mango Shrikhand and I still trying to make, Mango Shrikhand like hers but 😌
As summer is on full swing and mangoes are available in every hook and nook, I tried to make some Maharashtrian food for our lunch, specially Mango Shrikhand!
Majhya Tattat Aahet (food on my plate consists of) :
* Kaju chi Satori ( layered dip fried bread with cashews)
* Amba Shrikhand (mango flavoured yogurt based dessert)
* Batataya chi Suki Bhaji ( spicy dry side dish of potatoes) * Sandgi Mrichi (side dish of green chilies)
Tatt mandlay, ya ki Mitrano, jevayla basa (food is served, please do join friends)👩🏻🍳
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We had been to Kashmir in 2014 as well. Roads were waterlogged from the airport to the hotel. But since the locals had never faced something like that in the past 80 years, they kept saying "this is all going to be okay tomorrow." When we woke up the next morning, water had started seeping in the lanes of the hotels by the Dal Lake. By the next morning, water had reached the first floor. This continued for 5 days while we remained trapped inside along with 3 other families. We met some amazing human beings during that. True, it was a natural disaster, everyone was scared, but I knew I won't be seeing Kashmir in a better way than this. All throughout the day all of the men who worked at the hotel, would sit on the terrace and talk about their stories.Those young men, full of dreams , were what kept us going in times of utter crisis. Once again I tell you, they were always genial.I remember clearly from those days. They got us food from all the deserted hotels, they got us pomegranates and apples from the nearby trees, they played with the little kids, they made us tea from time to time.Were they not scared? Didn't they have a family who didn't even know wether their sons were dead or alive?
This characteristic takes me aback! It makes me think! It makes me feel so guilty for a lot of things.
This is from the lane where we had stayed the last time. The hotel has been demolished and being reconstructed. My dad just wanted to stay awhile longer in the street and there was a saloon nearby. So he just decided to get shaved while I took a stroll around. This is the barber at work. He has a 23 year old daughter, who he seemed very proud of.I reminded him of her,he said and he told me he was going to kidnap me and take me with him.
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Sukhadi or Maat this is what we call this simple Sweet , made from whole wheat flour,ghee and jaggery .
This is usually made as a Prasad for "Bheruji " Deity of the Jain's .
The first time I had this was at "Nakoda Tirth " in Rajasthan .There's a belief that the "Bheruji "prasad you get at Nakodaji should be eaten there itself and not taken out of the premises ,otherwise some untoward instances can happen ...
When in a mood to have something sweet and nothing's around ,this comes to the rescue .Maat or Sukhadi can be made very quickly and easily with minimal ingredient which can easily be found in every household.
Here's how to make it ✨ Take ghee in a pan ,keep the flame low ,when slightly heated ,add wheat flour ,constantly keep on roasting till the colour changes to golden brown and you can smell the aroma of cooked flour .Now add melted jaggery ie,jaggery melted in little ghee ,here you should be careful that the jaggery that you melt in the ghee should not be heated too much .As soon as you see all the jaggery melted ,remove from heat and mix in the flour mix ,because if the jaggery is heated too much the ending result will be hard sukhadi ,not the melt in your mouth one .Now add crushed almonds , dry grated coconut and edible gum(optional) When everything's mixed properly, remove the mixture in a greased plate .When is a little warm cut into desired size .Do not let it cool completely to give the shape ,because it will become hard and you won't be able to cut into proper shaped pieces..
The proportion I take is
Ghee,wheat flour and jaggery ...If you like sweet, you can take all three equally .
Add the almonds ,grated coconut to your liking ...Edible gum popped in ghee just a handful .
This stay good for up-to 15 days at room temperature ..