Thursday, June 20, 2013


It's been so long since I blogged.  I have been plain lazy and then caught up in a lot of work...

We took a break and went to Mombasa.  It's not my first visit to the lovely coast, but I am always amazed at how inviting the waster are.  It's so awesome to see the waters come in during high tide and then recede during low tide, as if it was just not there at all!!!  Almost a mile of the seabed exposed once the waters go back....  You can walk on the reefs and the seabed searching for lovely seashells and other sea creatures.

We even took a boat ride to the Marine Park and the Satrfish garden.  It was an experience of a lifetime.   God is so creative.  He is such an artist.  The wide variety of colours on the starfishes was breathtaking.  It made me  wonder - did he even need to make them?? But he did, so that we could be reminded of his love and his wonders.....

Another unfathomable reminder of God's might and truth was THE SEA.  When you are sailing on a boat and all you can see is water, wherever you look around, it is just the SKY above you and the SEA below you.  The end of both which you cannot even imagine. 

I took a thrilling ride on the Katarman - a boat on which I and the sailor were the only people - my husband stayed back to take care of our LO and since I was the more interested one.  I was so much more in love, when I asked him to go back to the room with Viha who was sleeping, and he said, no I dont want to leave the shore, I just want to be here waiting for you to come back!!

I was sitting on a thick plastic sheet and he was in control of the boat steering in around.  As the waves came around us and splashed the boat around, I hung onto dear life and a thought occured to me, what if I just slipped and fell into the sea - I didnt know how to swim.  I couldnt imagine to imagine what the depths of the sea would be was really scary.  But the experience was one which brought me much more closer to God and my family, and I thanked God for all the merices he had bestowed on us.........

Small things which sometimes overlook in our lives.

Coming back to food, I made this very delicious Chicken Do Piaza made from simple onions.  I never ever thought that such a delicious curry could be made using only onions as a base for the gravy, but it was delicious.

Ingredients :-

500 grms - Chicken
4 onions (big ) - Onions sliced
1 tbspn - Cumin powde
2 tbspn - Chilli powder
2 tbspn - Garam masala powder
2 tbspn - Ginger garlic paste
1/2 tspn - Haldi / Turmeric
1/2 cup - curd / yoghurt / maziwa lala
1 stick - Cinnamon
2 Cloves
2 pods - Cardamom
Salt to taste
Corriander to garnish

Wash chicken & marinate with curd, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, 1tsp ginger garlic paste, little salt, 1tsp chilli powder & turmeric & keep aside.
In a kadai heat 2tsp oil fry 3 onions till brown, cool & grind it to a fine paste.
In the same kadai heat oil, now add the remaining onions & fry then add ginger garlic paste, sauté for 1mt then add cumin powder, chilli powder, salt sauté well.
Now add the marinated chicken mix well, add water if required. Cover & cook till the chicken is tender. Now add the ground onion paste & garam masala powder, mix well & fry with the lid open.
Fry well till the masala clings to the meat.Garnish with corrinader leaves