Had prepared this on 15th august morning and was lucky to catch a glimpse of Indian Independence celebration on melbourne skies from our kitchen backyard! I knew independence day is celebrated in counsulate and some offices here, but didnt expect the tricolor hot air balloons to adorn the skies in the wee hours of morning. (hope i had a dslr to catch the colors!! on my wishlist for long)
"Me jahan rahoo..me kahi bhi rahoo, teri yaad saath hai" Love india with all its problems, imperfections... hope the good Samaritans like Anna would be able to remove the layer of dirth which has covered our country... at least to some extent along with support from all sections of society. The beautiful, incredible India is waiting to bloom again with young vigor and old traditions.Looking at the humongous support which the mission lokpal bill got, it is definitely clear that the people of India are waiting to get the freedom again..freedom from all the vices of the society. Strong leadership and proper guidance with public interest in mind is the call of the hour. The ray of hope is still there to make the country a better place for our children.
"Hum honge kamyab ek din. Jai Hind"
Like most Indian kitchen, Broccoli is not a very regular veggie in our kitchen. For my MIL it is "hari gobi"(green cauliflower) with not so appealing a taste! With very few takers in the form of salad(including me ;)), I was thinking how can I make everyone have this healthy veggie. Then one of my hubby's friends visited us. She suggested this recipe, I quickly made a note of it. then I had to try it!! The parathas came out well and tastes best when served right from the stove!!
1 cup wheat flour/aatta ( regular chapati dough )
3/4 cup grated broccolisalt to taste
1tsp red chilli powder
1tsp garam masala
finely chopped green chillies (optional)
ginger garlic paste (optional)
1 tbsp ghee
Knead the above ingredients except ghee into dough. Take a lemon size ball of dough. Roll it out and roast on the hot girdle applying ghee on both sides.
Serve hot with any side dish or pickle.