Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Meme: Randomizing and Summarizing myself!

The process of generating random numbers is called randomization. The earliest method of generating random numbers are dice, coin flipping and roulette wheels. Psuedo-random number generators (PRNGs) can generate millions of random number sequences which might eventually repeats!

Writing about me is fun. It is like creating a self portrait, adding simplicity to your complexities or complexities to your simplicities. Before I jump into my monologue, let me thank hima@SnackORama for tagging me to write this meme. This one turned out to be an interesting experiment.

To all those busy bees, if you do not want to go further down, check out the link on the LHS of my blog. You would see a concise version of me. If you have further time, you can also ponder through my musings of food and all things relative to it in “More About Me”. When I started to write this meme, I summarized myself and apparently, it turned out to be a lengthy story with no ending. Who likes that? So I decided to randomly choose 7 interesting facts about me. And this is what I came up with.

Who are you? I am an engineer by profession, an artist in my mind and a mother first and foremost. Most importantly I am a peace loving human being.

Who inspires you most? A whole bunch of people. My father who have taught me to think laterally, my mother who have showered me with unbiased love, my sister whose perseverance have amazed me, my brother whose knowledge have pushed me to improve myself, my husband whose skepticism and practicality have kept me real, and my daughter whose innocence have helped me to close my eyes and sleep in peace. I know that sounds cliché, but it is true.

What do you like to do most on a rainy day? I like to get my hands on everything. That means, if I find anything remotely interesting, I would jump into that prospect. That does not necessarily mean that I would complete it. So I have a closet full of incomplete books, paintings, clothes etceteras, a recipe book of 1000’s of recipes which I never tried and a computer with unfinished software. But what I like to do if an opportunity arises is sleep. I know I am lazy.

What is your passion? Food and eating. Who doesn’t like that? My interest in food had actually driven me to cooking. My mother is an exquisite cook. But she never allowed me to do anything amusing in the kitchen other than cleaning. After many years, I became fascinated by the mystery surrounding cooking, but hated the after-cleaning segment. But my Ms. Clean inner self, always nags me to do that part. Oh!...I hate her.

What is the weirdest thing about you? There are many. But to name a few, I don’t like chocolates. I don’t hate it, but I am not very fond of it. Do I like candies? Not much. But the sweets I like the most is cakes in all shape and forms.

What is your favorite food? It is a difficult question to answer for a foodie like me as I love kinds of food. But If I ever to be left with a single food, I would choose eggs. Check out my recipe – Eggs with drumsticks and cashew nuts.

What do you like to watch? Science action thrillers. Anything with scientists in it, I will be on the first row. I know, I am a geek. Name a favorite movie? You guessed right – Matrix I.

Simplistically Yours,

Eggs with drumsticks and Cashew nuts

Shopping List
1 boiled egg, cut into 4 pieces
2 – 3 drumsticks cut into 1 inch pieces
¼ cup salted and roasted cashew nuts
¼ cup coconut flakes
2 – 3 green chillies
Sliced onions ¼ cup
¼ tsp cumin seeds
Bunch of curry leaves
Salt to taste

What to do:
Grind coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds and curry leaves into a coarse paste.

Heat a pan with vegetable oil to medium hot. Sauté onions and curry leaves. Mix in drumsticks, cashew nuts and coconut paste and sauté it till the raw smell disappears. Add about 2 tbsp of water ( or more), close the pan with a lid , reduce the flame and cook till the drumsticks are nice and tender. Combine eggs and finish it off with a drizzle of coconut oil.

Serve with rice. Yummy!

Recipe Note: Add less or more water depending on the consistency required.


Asha said...

Great to know more about you! I love these MeMes who lets us a peek inti bloggers' lives.
That dish looks delicious ,eggs combined with veggies! Yum!!

Homecooked said...

Wow....lovely recipe :)