30 Jul 2014

A Glimpse Of Frazer Town


First of all, my Eid Wishes to everyone. Here, this is about one of my yet another Food Journeys in Bangalore but this time it is going to be about the month of fasting to feasting.

It is only this time of the year where you would see brightly lit, colorful stalls selling Kebabs, Haleem, Biriyani and hot drinks including Harira and Qawa along with a huge crowd of happy faces indulging in feast almost all night long. It is the holy month of Ramadan – the month of fasting observed by Muslims all around the world – that brings Bangalore city to life every night. One destination that everyone in the city should go to during this festive season is Mosque Road, Frazer Town at Bangalore.

Glimpse Of Frazer Town

One night after our Tharaweeh prayers, we were heading to this very place to taste the yummy delicacies they serve till past midnight through out this Islamic month. When we drove there, it was really a hassle to find a good parking space, with too much of a crowd, even at that time of the night. So we decided to wander in the car to get a glimpse of that packed road. But somehow we managed to park our vehicle and then walked into the stalls and merge with the crowd to try some variety of food in that food haven.

This food exhibition starts as the sun sets and the Azan (prayer calling) is called out from the mosque indicating that the day long fast can be broken. This popular food street is engulfed by traffic and people who rush into various shops to get a taste of such enticing delights. The spicy aroma of charcoal-ed meat is mouth watering and brings out the glutton inside you. The road is lined with stalls that prove to be a meat lover’s paradise.

My brother who visited there earlier said that another flavor of the season is  sea food - a platter of prawn, fish and crab kebabs and one could get it for just Rs.90. Another dish that has earned the popularity among the customers was the perfectly cooked spicy beef, served with a portion of string hoppers.

Apart from the spicy hot curry shops, the sweet stalls are to long for as well. The yummy cold Faloodas, warm tasty Hariras, syrup-dripping jamuns, ice creams and kulfi cubes are few of the dishes that enticed our sweet tooth. If you are there, you should not miss trying the tasty Kulfi cubes. Mmm.. it is so yum and very nicely served in a cup with a toothpick. And then we tried to talk to one sweet young boy who was selling Date Pan Beda wrapped in a glitter paper like chocolates. But too bad he couldn't understand English while we couldn't speak his tongue. :(

We asked one of the stall keeper about their businesses and the food they sell. He said, ‘Customers come to my stall just to have a plate of string hoppers and beef. I can make business by simply cooking these dishes alone’

That day I carried my Dell Venue 8 just in case I thought I could click some variety of dishes but then I happened to shoot for few seconds here n there. Plus it helped me to check the video quality apart from Photo quality at night time and I think it was quite decent for a tab. Btw, I must mention watching the videos in Dell is so good as we can even increase the brightness of the particular video (and not the screen) that we shot even in the low light. And I really liked that feature.

Here is the Glimpse of Frazer Town I shot using Dell and edited using Movie Maker.

video


Btw, remember these are street food and one cannot expect much of hygiene from it. But still this is where the real taste lies. And the crowd says it all.

If you are in the city by any chance next year during Ramadan, most probably by the month of May/June, try to visit there, if alone you think you enjoy this kinda feast. :)

Happy Eating. And once again, Belated Eid Mubarak!

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Wait for the Eid Delicacies from my home... will post them soon. :P

27 Jul 2014

Black : It’s a Guy Thing!!


Being a girl I am curious enough to know what guys desire for in black, I asked Crazy Guy while he was watching Football so keenly and no mood to even turn his head to look at me :-/ Bad time I know but still I can’t help it as the deadline is nearing.

Crazy Guy : Huh #WhatTheBlack? Er.. Black color has a strange charm to it. Shall I call it Beautiful..? Powerful..? Tempting..? Inviting..? Chaotic..? Peaceful..? Mystery..? Inquisitive..? Sexy..? and hey.. Black is a superb movie too.

Dumb Girl : Oh yeah.. Black is an awesome movie. I loved it. It made me wonder how a person couldn’t see anything would possibly see.

CG : Can we say it Black?

DG : Yeah, I think we can. But.. ayyo... I am not asking what you think of Black. I asked what you wish to own in that color and why.


Oh Wokayy... I wanna get a fashionable and versatile Black Shirt first and then the rest. Guys grab attention when wearing black, you know.

Don’t you think it’ll make you even more blackie? :P

Haha, very funny. Nowadays girls start to like guys who are darker. Style, ma.. Namma Super Star Style...! You are jealous, aren’t you?  ;)

DUHH!! Why should I? Fine.. Go on with your list...


I desire for an envious ride in a Black Pulsar with my girl friend hugging me from behind. What do you think?

Hmmph.. Poor girl.!!

Having such a smart and fierce Black Bike and go for a fast drive just like Thala Ajith.. Semma feeling.. You won’t get it. It’s a Guy thing!!

Yeah Okay. I agree bike is an amusing choice. But the girl friend part is bit too much for you. Never mind. So what next?



Then I prefer iPhone-5S. I wish I hold that minimalist, subtle and a classy Black iPhone in my hands and mark my presence.

Not bad after all... Then?

Not bad, eh? Its not just a phone, remember.. Its ‘i Phone..!!

Okay Okay.. Jus kidding.. it’s indeed a cool choice.. You’ve got some good taste, after all. Say, what next?


How about one huge classy 90” Black Samsung LED TV hanging there in my living room. Settling comfortably in my couch and watching the match with my friends. Shaa.. Superb, na..? Wish I get such a lively experience and feel that josh as if we are there in the stadium.

Hey that’s a good one. If that happens, I’ll join too. HeHe :D

Nope. You're not allowed.. You talk too much...

That we will see after your wish comes true.. Now tell me more... :-/

Shitt.. Goal missed..

He almost jumped from the seat. Then finally he turned my side and paused for a moment.


I like to look at your smudgy kohl filled mysteriously beautiful black eyes. They entice me every time I see them. They make me feel like I miss something.

He mumbled less audibly, ‘I think I must fall in love immediately’

*Blushed*

You still want more?

I shook my head in silence and wonder if he was trying to tell me something more... after all I am just a Dumb Girl.

Black always makes things curious and so does he.. :# WhatTheBlack? Any ideas?


This post is part of #WhatTheBlack activity at BlogAdda.com.

My Ramadan with Dell


The holy month of Ramadan almost comes to an end. With the Bangalore weather nice and chill throughout the month, it was quite easy to fast by the day and to go out for night prayers. I must say I am already starting to miss it, as this is a special month for every Muslim comprises of those special late night prayers and fasting. Traditionally, this is the month that brings fasting by the day and the prayers & feast by the night.

On the first day of this Islamic month I took a resolution that I should complete reading the Holy Book. And I was so certain that I should recite it without any distraction and interruption since my aim was to finish one whole Quran in the four weeks of fasting. But with some extra household work and other usual routines, my reciting time was limited to only few hours per day. Even though it is more time than what I usually spend, it still made me guilty, feel less pious as if like I am missing something. So I wish for a handy Quran wherever I go, accessible to me all the time, even when I travel or while others asleep at nights.

I usually stay awake at nights like an owl, staying up and pray till dawn, while my granny sleeping in the same room and with the lights turned off. Imagine how tough it could be to read anything in my room that too without disturbing her. Having numerable apps in my phone, I downloaded Holy Quran from Play Store but only to find out that the letters were smaller and only to strain my eyes at nights. So reciting at nights became nearly impossible and less convenient.

That’s when I decided to download the app in my Dell Venue 8. Reading a random book in a tab is good but as you know, reciting a Holy Book needs more concentration and we shouldn’t be getting distracted and lose our piety. To my surprise, Holy Quran in Dell became so accessible and convenient. It is a pleasant experience as it is like I’m reciting the virtual version of the Holy Book.

Turning the pages is as simple as that with one touch it slide from one page to the next. The verses are also easy to read along with the translation and each chapter is highly accessible. The only constraint at first I thought was the brightness of the tab irking my granny’s sleepy eyes, but this ain't a problem at all with the option to reduce its brightness. Dell comes handy to me and I must say it arrived in a right time.

Apart from prayers and recitals, another Ramadan must-do in every Muslim household is preparation for Iftar, the meal we take to break our fast at the time of sunset. We usually prepare Haleem Kanji and short eats along with fruits and a dessert. One day, we invited some guests for Iftar and we planned to serve them Kanji, usual Samosas along with our specialty dishes Banana Fritters and Bourbon Biscuit Pudding. I made the dessert little earlier as the custard needed enough time to set. Even though they are quite simple dishes and 'n' number of times we made, unfortunately my cousin can never remember her recipe for fritters. She carry her laptop where she has saved her so-called ‘secret’ recipe and keep it in kitchen counter every time she makes it, at the risk of getting oil, batter and water all over the keyboard and the screen. So this time, I let her to try the Dell to see how it works as a recipe book.

I typed her recipe in the notepad and kept it hidden under the kitchen counter so she can see it while others not. Since the preparation time is a last minute work to serve the guests hot and crispy fritters, and that too without them noticing our 'recipe book'. Voila.. her work done in a jiffy without any hassle and she dint even touch the tab like her recipe book or the lappy. Not a single drop of mess on it. As we served our guests, they were awed by the tastes, while we were exchanging smiles at each other. After all they don’t know the reason behind our smiles J







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21 Jul 2014

Woman In Black


So  #WhatTheBlack? I’m dying out of curiosity as the name itself stirs my interest.

While the sun immerses into the sea and the different hues of sky merge together, I’m enjoying the night’s chillness looking at the splashing waves. Perceiving the sky turns beautifully ever painted in black, I close my eyes.. wishing for my desire as the intriguing darkness grows...

Sunglasses


I go craze for sunglasses and I’m so certain that I want it Black and Big. It adds drama to my style and persona. How cool and comfortable it is to walk with my glamorous black coolers on, under the hot sun wickedly smiling at me.

Wish my eyes chill out behind this Black...

Watch

As a statement piece, I wish for this bewitching and luxurious Hublot watch adorned brilliantly with Black Diamonds. I’d rather buy ONE and Black. Rich, sophisticated, subtle and totally ME.

Wish my wrist gets star struck that it lacks...

Maxi


Maxis are always been my favorite. It makes me look slimmer, elegant and ladylike. Wish I update my wardrobe with a new trendy Black Maxi, perfect choice for all seasons.

Now, call me a Woman In Black!

iPad



Would I say no to add this new sleek iPad in my collection, which is dressed in black just like me?. I desire to own this gorgeous gadget as my personal signature. So convenient it is, to have a tab!

Wish I hold this sexy beauty in black...

Camera


With my interest in Photography, I wish for an alluring Black Canon DSLR camera. I like to capture anything I find interesting or shall I say, I capture and then like to make it interesting.

Wishing I pose for my own classy camera holding my black iPad...

 I stand up and walk back...!

Any guesses?  #WhatTheBlack?

This post is part of #WhatTheBlack activity at BlogAdda.com.

18 Jul 2014

The Bloom





Slowly unfolds in the dawn
Whiff of scent fills the air
Beautiful flower, I see.

These pictures are clicked my brother. This is also shared in Thursday Challenge for the theme – Flowers.

14 Jul 2014

Our Cockatiel’s Nibbles



Our Cockatiel, Nusi Kili usually joins our Iftar table where short eats and fruits are served at the time of breaking our fast. He is one real foodie. Whenever he gets an opportunity to taste delicious food, he won’t miss the chance at all. No matter if he is already full. :P

10 Jul 2014

7 Jul 2014

Quest Of A Fat Little Brat


I am the little brat, who lives in the neighborhood,
Scratching my nose under the roof made of teak wood...
Every day, I look for a mission to complete my quests
To write my story with little turns and twists...

One day, round the corner.... down by the lane...

The tantalizing flavor fills the air
Tempting and inviting, making my nostrils flare
No one sees me as I set my feet in that closed den
For they will shoo me away before even I touch my loved one..
Standing still, one deep breath I take
Here I am, at my own risk and stake..!

Hah, there you are my sweet little thing
Drenched in the coat of snowy piping
Evil, enticing and devilishly sweet,
There sits my delicious treat...

Outfit laced in brown twirl
Perfect flow of oozing swirl
Texture so smooth and cream
You are my sweetest dream

In my lips, you melt and moist
Your scent makes me rejoiced
I indulge in your aromatic sense
Tempting with your flavored essence

Licking you with my eyes closed, is such
A mixture of soft and velvety touch
One gentle bite makes me excite
And mesmerized with your sinful delight

Now devoured in my whim
Urging to work you off in the gym
Chocolate brownie with whipped icing,
Oh here you are my sweet little thing.

Rosy Aunty is a devil who can create such sinfully delicious cakes..
She is the God Send angel to me for I get to taste all her makes..
Still my growling stomach not letting me put down the plate..
Tasting the last bit of bitter cocoa-y shreds, of late..
Mmm.... Mmm.... Mmm....

Running (jogging, precisely) within her pantry,
After nibbling her soft and fudgy chocolate brownie,
That awesome serving plate caught the whole of me
I ogle with my goggles on, forgetting me simply...

Is it the plate that makes her dish more tempting
Or it is the dish that makes the serving ware more appealing...?
With Rosy Aunty's tactics it is always so confusing...
And of course, they are naturally mouth watering...!!!

Thoughtfully.. I put it back but still my eyes glued on that beautiful glassware.
Jumping from the cabinet, I tiptoed and peeped my head, without them aware.

‘I am the Master Chef who is on the roll
Whatever I cook, it is always my call
Take one large glass bowl easy to mix the batter
Adding generously the melted golden butter
Waving the wand, the magic I create
Abracadabra!!  It is my petty little secret.

Proudly presenting the dish
Sinfully salivating, just as I wish
Here is the lip smacking brownie cake
Sizzling hot, in the same tray I did bake..
Serve it with the spoons and forks
Store it for later to delight my folks..

Rich, moist and tender
Remember to keep it chill..
All in one dishware,
Thanks to My Borosil!

I witnessed Rosy Aunty boasting animatedly to her room full of guests,
Wearing a Biiig Smile after her kitty party success..

Here I am, the lucky big fat nibbling brat,
Who runs in her pantry all along...
Let me bid adieu, before she smells a Rat, ^_^
And screams and scares me with her little pink tongue...!!!


While Borosil Mixing Bowls are ideal for preparing the batter for Cakes and Brownies... and other yummy delicacies, Borosil Casseroles are perfect for baking, storing, reheating and serving the food in right time. They are simply fun, flirty, fashionable and very functional.

Not alone our Rosy Aunty but every Master Chef's culinary skills shine with the help of these beautiful Borosil.

Chocolate Brownie serves in the fun and flirty Borosil - Rosy Aunty's pride while the guests' eyes go wide... including mine O_O


It's time to take rest 
Happy Nibbling, Be my guest..!
Ends here my hunger and thirst..
See ya' soon with my yet another quest..!

Bon Appetite!!!

Thanks to Indiblogger to come up with this sumptuous topic with Borosil - My Beautiful Food - Round 1.

4 Jul 2014

The Three Musketeers


In the not so distant past
Also, not from the very far land…
There are few characters to savor,
When the three musketeers come with the band
Filled with the right flavor!

First comes the moon-like, gentle
White skinned, round but a flat faced...
From the fermented land of rice and lentil,
Having a mind so pure and light,
He can only do it what is just right!

Second one arrives with a big fat belly
Shh, don’t think anything very silly...
Tanned and tempered stout crispy fellow,
Walking with a hole right in the middle,
He can simply make you whistle!

Third one comes with a hot and spicy drama
Fills your senses with his nice and tangy aroma...
From the seasoned land of daal and veggies,
No one can replace his tasteful mind,
He is one healthy and rich yummy kind!

The three musketeers, as they say
Spread their friendly tantrum
From the king to the pauper...
They make their day
And build their sanctum!

Serve them in every way better,
Standing beside each other,
In the crystal clear glass platter...
Excite, entice and kindle the mood
Being the morning dose of delectable food!

Arrey yaarr...
They are no one but
Enga Ooru
Idli, Vada, Sambhar...!!

Burrpp..! Excuse me...!!

Ah.. How can I just leave without slurping
That last sip of the fourth musketeer to be...
Freshly grounded beans in haste,
Brews with hot and chicory taste...

The one and only, Filter Coffee!

There were days when I was waiting to wake up for my Idli, Vadai, Sambhar with Filter Coffee breakfast prepare by my sweet Amma. The steaming hot fluffy Malligai Poo madhiri (Jasmine Flower like) Idlies arranged one after another in the Borosil serving dish along with suda suda pepper-spicy pillow soft n crunchy, Medhu Vadas.. when dunked in that flavorsome Vegetable Sambhar with spluttered mustard seeds and floating curry leaves... and munched.. ah, yummy mummy. I’d say there is nothing equal to that taste in this world..! My mornings are never complete without the freshly brewed Filter Coffee. My dining room fills with its rich aroma and its bitter taste which continues to linger in the tongue till long. It is Divine! Only when I have taken a whiff, closing my eyes and slurped my coffee, my day is off to a great start.

Borosil dishes come in a wide range of shapes and designs. Borosil's mini plates are ideal for serving food such as Idli, Vada, Sambhar and the list goes on n on. Borosil's Cup & Saucer are classy and convenient to sip your hot Coffee. Their new Mini range of dishes is contemporary, fun and functional - perfect for smaller menus. Cook your food and also serve them neatly in the crystal clear Borosil glassware.

With their aroma filling the air and the garnished presentation in the glassware, they will create a magic and naturally pull everyone towards them and rekindle our senses, anytime. Isn't it time to fill your growling stomach and the roaring taste buds?

Find your cherished memories with the tasty food and the mesmerizing presentation using Borosil.

Hope you enjoyed my hurry-burry 'Enga Ooru' Breakfast ;)

Bon Appetite...!!

Thank you Indiblogger for this delicious Borosil - My Beautiful Food Round 1 contest!




1 Jul 2014

Run Lola Run

I am running... I am running for my life...

I don’t know where this path leads me but I know I am just running like hell. My legs are moving faster than I ever know. Before even I realize where I am heading to, I started hanging in the air catching a rope on the side of the walls and jump onto a bridge... Gasp..! Suddenly I sense that I am being followed. A black creature is following behind like my shadow. They call me a dangerous guy but right now I am in danger.

I continue my run without another thought. Wait. I know this place. I have been here before. Déjà Vu..! Yes, it is the same old ruined castle where I was burned to death, drowned in the brook, and... Now I feel like I am here for the umpteenth time still looking for my way out.

I am trapped. I want to sit and think straight but I couldn’t stop. Even in my fierce run, my eyes shine at the sight of treasure and opportunities spilled everywhere. With some hope to live, I managed to grab them with my widened eyes even in the midst of my horrid run.

Being clueless where I am heading to, I carelessly trip over a huge root of the tree that is probing out. Ouch!! Is this an eerie nightmare I am struggling to wake up from? Or am I dead and my spirit wandering in fear? Or am I running away from the darkness of death? I wonder what’s happening to me. I am confused with the strange trail of events. I sense the hot breath and hear the shrill animal cry right behind me. I have no guts to turn back. I am scared to die one more time.

While my mind wanders everywhere, my body is tirelessly running here. Whenever I turn a corner, I sense the déjà vu and then I am confused which way - left or right? I don’t know if I choose the right path but I run like what I am told. Yes, I can sense now there’s someone out there watching me run and drives me crazy. But who is that? Why do they want me to do this? Wish I can stop and take a breath but my legs are unable to cooperate. If I try, my body screeches over the uneven floor and the creature’s hot breath feels even closer.

Is it a parallel world? Is it my avatar? Is something wrong with my brain? When I jump over the broken bridges, I witness the fiery flames and rotating wheels of sharp knives are waiting to kill me. I slid under the low arches that are trying to stop my move. But if ever I stop, I know clearly that I will be dead and gone. So with zest in my heart, I keep running without taking rest.

As the creature nears me, out of nowhere I jump in the air slicing through the wind, narrowly escaping from death. Just a miss! The only thing that rings my mind is - Live longer. I find shiny things floating in the air where I jump to collect them out of curiosity and sees that strangely my body can absorb them like as if I were a mutant. Now all those precious things are flying over while my body sucks them without an effort. I get a new boost in my body and feel rejuvenated. I never felt lighter like this before and I am amazed that I even pass all the obstacles in front of me with carelessly easy. Yet I am still scared. Does that mean I am dead already? Am I in hell where the devils chasing me? Or am I watching my spirit running? I wish I end this nightmare but its not that easy.

With my mind silently screaming, at such a faster pace I'm surprised that I neither trip over anything nor followed by that creature. Is it hiding? I am still trying to solve this puzzle. Every time I think I found the way out, more mysterious pathways appear magically out of nowhere. I wanted to scream in frustration and fear, but strangely my mouth is sealed.

Then it strikes me, so clear and undoubtedly true that someone else had put this in my head. It is not alone what I see but there’s something more than that. Someone is driving me go nuts. Whoever it is, they wanted me to experience the darkest fear of my life. How am I going to come out of it? I forget everything and get lost in my train of thoughts again.

‘Hey Dude, Wassup?’ someone called me from behind.

Crap, before I realize, I trip over the tree root with a loud, guttural cry and then the creature was upon me crushing me down to death... I go into a state of unconsciousness where I feel no more pain... All I see is some emeralds shining brilliantly at me. I wish they can save me.

I jerkily turned as I came back to my senses. ‘Hey Scarlett’, I hit a hi5 with her.

My dangerous endeavor is over now. When I gain my conscious back, I find my clothes have changed and my hair now held up in a ponytail and here I am carrying my backpack. I am not the Dangerous Guy they call me but turned out to be her - Scarlett Fox, running with the fastest legs in the Far East corner of the castle. But who am I really?  Dangerous Guy or Scarlette Fox? I looked at me weirdly but whoever I am...  ‘I cheated death’, I exclaimed silently. Whatever form I take, I still have to run for my life. Then it starts all over again. I'm not really going anywhere. I run through the maze again, pressurized with the creature’s hot breath right behind my neck. I dare not to stop this time. A wave of fear goes through me, and I focus all my energy on escaping the death one more time... Tirelessly I start to run again, now that I am back in this never ending loop -

I am running in the Temple Run...

And yes I run... I run for my life...


Shaa.. What a speed! What a run! I had this run lola run experience in my Dell Venue 8. With such an easy ride in that smooth and bigger screen, Phew that creature indeed looked scary. My leg.. er.. my finger felt no pain and with the smooth touch, I had not experienced much of a sticky moment. And that’s how I managed to cross my previous records which I scored in my phone. Because of this clear screen, you can say, I became an expert in swiping, sliding, jumping and especially running... across the screen. If only I can run this much in real, I’d have become slimmer and slimmer by now. Anyways, it was super fun and also encouraged me to become even more glued to it.

Today, I would have crossed my previous high score if not my cousin Sarah disturbed me and grabbed Thee Tabellet to play her Ruzzle, a word game where she beats all her previous records swiping the scrambled letters to find the most number of words in less than a minute or 2. Because of its high resolution and decently smooth screen, now we both become an addict to it and there she starts playing Ruzzle, while I am looking at the clock and waiting for my turn to run... Run or Ruzzle? Grrr.. :-/

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