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About Making Unnakai, And My New Hobbies


Hi guys.
I wanna apologize to my blog for abandoning it like that. Sorry!! But I’m back.
I’m proud to say that I found LOTS of new hobbies! Yup and I mean LOTS!!

Anyone can and will have countless number of hobbies if you are introduced to Fevicryl Hobby ideas! My love for this product started when I walked into a famoust craft store in town called PKG. I went with my friend because she heard about this stuff from her friend. We were like kids at a toy store. I WANT THAT!

I bought all the stuff needed for Glass Painting(which is VERY easy to do), shilpkar, fabric paint, play dough, and many other stuff.
Shipkar has two dough inside. Mix it in equal quantities and mould it into different shapes, stick it to flower pots, photo frames, literally anywhere. When it dries, paint it using fabric colors. I made flowers and sticked it on the most boring looking pot I saw lying around. Painted the flowers pink and the pot, black. Now it ooks Bold And Beautiful! 😀
Play dough is just for fun 😛
Glass painting turns out good even if you are the messy person with shaky hands!

My other new hobby is cooking. Started out as a hobby, but now its a passion. I make one dish a day, mostly tea-time snacks. 70% of the time, my dish comes out amazing. Lets not talk about the other 30% which turns out to be a complete disaster(even my dogs think twice before eating!)

Yesterday(sunday), I planned to watch three movies. Monte Carlo, Bad Teacher and Crimes of Fashion. I wanted to watch something other than the Guy-movies in the IMDb Top 250 list (which btw is going good.) Monte carlo was very boring. Fast forwarded through most of it. It was like a bad rip off of the Lizzie-Mcguire, the movie. Bad Teacher was hilarious (Jason Segal was super cute!). Crimes of fashion was also good.

The whole family was at home, infront of TV or computer. That’s when my dad asked if I was making any snack (My dad became a fan of my cooking after tasting the Gulab Jamun I made. And I DID NOT make it using Instant Gulab Jamun mix!) I wasn’t really planning too, but the fact that someone asked was more than enough reason for me to run to the kitchen and start scanning the kitchen for ingredients for an awesome snack.

There was everything to make Unnakai. My favorite tea-time (or any-time) snack. It does take a lot of work, but it is all worth it. For making unnakai, First step is to steam ripe banana. After it is cooked, allow it to completely cool down. Then mash it. I was mashing the bananas, and that’s when my mom starts suggesting ‘tips’.
“Don’t mash it. There will be lumps in it. Use the mixer. Then add rice powder to make it crisp”
I ignored. She repeats. I yell!
” I’LL DO IT MYSELF. ”
My mom always does this. She throws suggestions at me. I reject it completely, and then I’ll get second thoughts.
‘CRISP’-That’s the word that catched my attention. I use the mixer and the product turned out to be a sticky paste! So I had to add rice powder (and flour), if I still wanna make the unnakai. Then I made small balls with the dough and stuffed coconot and sugar mixture, and deep fried till it get golden brown color.
It was DELICIOUS( Everyone thought so 🙂 )

I’m posting the recipe here, just in case any of you want to try making it. 🙂

  1. Ripe banana – 2
  2. Grated coconut – 1 cup
  3. Sugar –  6 spoonful
  4. Cardamom – 2
  5. Ghee – 3 tablespoon
  6. Oil

Steam the bananas. Let it cool completely. Mash the bananas & keep it aside.

Heat ghee in a pan & add coconut, sugar & cardamom. Cook it for 4-5 minutes.  Apply a little oil in the hands & make small rolls with mashed bananas. Fill it with coconut mix & roll it  into an oval shape. Fry these rolls in heated oil until it becomes light golden brown.

I can’t believe how beautiful these are!


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Just For The Sake Of It


Its almost Sunday afternoon and I still don’t feel like writing. Either the blogging side of my brain is taking this day off, Or too much Java programming on a sunday morning caused my brain to shut down.

By the way, If you are a foodie and a fan of Malayalam movies, better watch Salt n’ Pepper for a mouth-watering experience!  But I’m warning you, Don’t watch it with an empty stomach.

I did promise to post something everyday. So here are some Quotes. Enjoy.

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Nature At Its Best


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View From Our Hang-Out Places


Overbury’s Folly:

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Dharmadam Park:

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Sea View Park:

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We had chemistry!


Now that I’ve got your attention, this post has nothing to do with chemistry between two people or any of that kinda crap.

This is entirely based on our Chemistry class in school. Its chemistry, so it was supposed to be boring. No surprise there.

Note : This post contain many events that were kept as secret to the outside world until now. You should be privileged to be a part of this revealing.

Note : We used to write notes like this in our chemistry note books!

So these chemistry classes were the most boring class of my life, at first. But then we found some creative ways to make the class more fun and entertaining. So much fun that we started longing for a Chemistry class.

There is always a main activity and some sub activities. First lets talk about the main activity. For the girls, Its the love letter writing. That’s where all these started. I should take a moment to thank those classes for making me who I am today- a Blogger! You throw a bunch of teenage girls to a boring class and get them talking. Eventually they’ll all get to one topic- Love! Well, not Love exactly but Crushes. I had an awful lot of crushes those days! More about my crushes some other day.

I can proudly say that I started it.  I write letters to my friends. Not as me, but I imagine how their crushes would write to them. It could be Actors, musicians, Sports personalities, or even the boy from a next class! I got to read a bunch of those letters I wrote, last day, and Boy, was I talented! Thanks to my friend for still cherishing it. 🙂

Now lets get to the main activity of the boys. Give them a chalk or a pen, and they’ll create a world full of graffiti. Its like art, but on chairs and walls. You can even expect 3D images on theirs books. I’ve seen some of those and I should say, It was very Creative. 😀

“Lets play Dumb Charades!” In every boring situation, one of us would break the silence and shout out this sentence. Dumb Charades is a word guessing game. During the class, its played among the girls. In the break, it is usually Girls Vs Boys. That was fun.

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Our chair looked like this.

In a class you can do a million things to do to irritate the person sitting in front of you. Some of those brilliant things include writing with chalk on the chair or on the shirts and Kicking your best friends chair in class But when he/she looks back, you act totally oblivious like you have NO idea what’s going on.

And my favorite, crushing chalks and placing it on the chair and waiting for an unfortunate person to sit on it.

The person in front of you is like a Christmas tree waiting for its decoration. Tying a small rope on the back of another person’s pants to make it look like a tail was common those days. If the person in the front row is the curly haired boy, expect a lot of decorations with the most unusual things, on his hair. 😀

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Throwing chalks and paper planes were some of the less evil things we did.

An the end of all the work, It wouldn’t be a total surprise to see at least some of them sleep like a baby.

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Boys have competitions on, who can walk the farthest when the the teacher turns to write on the board.

One of my friend told me that they used to throw water balloons at each other during class. I don’t believe that. But then again, If you can do all the above said things, Anything is possible.

But the more fun is during the Chemistry lab. Titration experiments was the one I love. We did a LOT of titrations. I don’t remember much of what we did in the lab, except that it had something to do with pipettes and burettes and that some chemical we used to do the experiments used to stink like hell.! At the end of our experiments, the teacher would leave the lab and would tell us to clean all the beakers, test tubes etc that we used and to keep it in its place. That’s when the water fight begins. It sure gets wild. 😉

Thanks to our Chemistry Teacher for being so generous and letting us make a lot of memories for us to cherish our whole life. 🙂

And now not a day goes by when I don’t think about these happenings.

  • Waiting for the single P.T. period of the week.
  • Chasing each other during the intervals.
  • So many hands in one lunch box.
  • The birthdays.
  • The morning assembly.
  • Class tours.
  • Annual days.
  • Christmas, New year and valentine’s day.

If I could have one wish now, I would wish for that days to come back.

“School’s out, Memories past, Don’t ever doubt, Our friendship will last.”