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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Craving of the week-
Dark Chocolate
Reading List-
Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
Love of the week-
Seeing James Franco
Aim for the weekend-
Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

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Chapter 6

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    Thursday

    Recipe for A Disaster


    Ingredients

    1 rainy day
    1 old friend in town
    1 cup rice
    4 cups cooked spaghetti
    3 slabs of chicken breasts
    1 small pkg of minced meat
    3 eggs
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1/2 tomato
    2 small onions
    1 small green chili
    2 tsp garlic/ginger
    1 tbl grated Parmesan
    1 incompetent cook on a time crunch
    1 clogged sink
    Salt and black pepper to taste

    Method
    - Don't plan the menu
    - Randomly start with the pasta dish
    - Cut up chicken breast into pieces and saute in oil. Add tomatoes and soup. Keep stirring, mix in the grated cheese
    - While planning to pour the chicken Parmesan sauce over the cooked spaghetti, pour the spaghetti in the sauce and make a gooey mess
    - Abandon pasta and start on the brilliant plan of changing the menu to Rice, Egg curry and Kabab
    - Shamelessly cook rice in the rice cooker
    - Let the mince meat defrost as you let two eggs boil in water
    - Foolishly think eggs are hard boiled and remove from heat
    - Peel the eggs in haphazard fashion so that it starts to resemble a cauliflower and you can see that the egg is DEFINITELY not hard boiled
    - Think 21st century and break an egg in the microwave egg cooker and cook for 40 seconds
    - Realize that the traitorous egg has scrambled
    - Don't Panic
    - Place the other soft boiled egg in a dish and microwave for 10 seconds
    - Take the egg out and poke to check firmness
    - Wait for the EGG to EXPLODE in your face and all over the kitchen
    - Accept all future stereotypical comments of "Oh gawd you can't even boil an egg or rice for that matter. What else can you expect for a desi girl in the west!"
    - Rejoice in the cooperation of the minced meat mixed with chopped onions and green chilies
    - Bring out the packaged kebob spices and mix well with the meat
    - Make flat round shapes of kabab and deep fry
    - In the midst of realizing that the kitchen sink has clogged, try to spice up the bland dish of rice into a Biryani
    - With 5 minutes left till the arrival of your guest, quickly caramelize the rest of the chopped onions and add the bland rice. Stir to further mush-up the rice.
    - While no one is watching, add a dash of Shan Biryani Spice to the rice. Mix.
    - Garnish with one really understanding friend who has not only brought diet coke but yummy-better-than-sex-chocolate-decedent-cake (Thanks Sadiya)
    - Enjoy the left-overs from your Disaster because you know the dessert always makes up for everything.

    3 Comments:

    At 10:33 AM, February 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hahahhaahahah thanks for a good and much needed laugh! :D-sim

     
    At 11:36 AM, February 17, 2005, Blogger Tazzy said...

    You are most welcome hon ;)

     
    At 9:54 PM, February 17, 2005, Blogger Anokhi said...

    HAHAHAHAHA

    that was a great night!
    can't wait to do it again next week
    Sadz

     

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