My next project

I am always happiest when I have a "project" to look forward to. No, not the software kind! Those are projects at work. This is the kind of project that you put to yourself as a challenge, or for learning, or just to have fun. Some of my earlier projects have included: chocolatizing my blog (done, as you can see), learning French (ongoing, but not going anywhere really fast), learning Mandarin (abandoned, coz it's really difficult!), making a "disco" shirt for myself (done, and worn at a nightclub in Goa), and so on. So you see, the project does not have to be big, or difficult, or expensive, just something that interests you, and something that you wouldn't do in the ordinary course of your life.

So here's my new project: Shab Deg. This is what it looks like: Interesting? You bet! Go check out the recipe. It will take me days if not weeks to get all those ingredients in one place. Or even to figure out what they all are. Hmm, if anyone can tell me what "Balai" is, in the context of this recipe, they can come home and have a taste of the final product whenever I get around to the actual cooking part. And the Kashmiri ver. It would be a great help if someone could tell me where I can buy this in Hyderabad so that I don't have to make it myself. So you see, it doesn't just have to be my project! Y'all can join in too! I will definitely be posting an update with the results when I complete this project. Wish me luck!

ETA: Wokay, I have found Balai. What a relief! Apparently, it is the same as Malai. (I was suspecting that. It's what "malai" would sound like if spoken through a stuffy nose). OK, so this is not such a hard-to-figure-out-and-acquire kind of ingredient.

8 comments:

spiralarchitect said...

:) let me know if you have a project on books or music or better still sleeping...glad to help there :) cheers

Tanushree said...

I had once started a project on reading through a list of 100 best novels or something. But I got only upto 15 or so. Then the books started getting really dreary. I wonder if that is a qualification for being classified as "best". I am sure a lot of the well-read people who visit this page would be horrified at this sentiment. But that's what I felt when I was working through that list. Will post a link if I can find the list online somewhere.

Aparna said...

Am I invited when this project becomes a sucess?

Tanushree said...

Yes of course! I'll invite you way in advance. I am afraid this project will be a one-time thing. Unless I can teach LD to make it. ;)

Anshuman Ghosh said...

finally ... i have http://.anshuman.info up and running :)

Mohit said...

looks yummy... all the very best!
Was remembering you while having pinapple fried rice for lunch today (Only the second time after that thai joint in US)

ExpatJane said...

You know, I was thinking about what to have for dinner tonight (it's hot and muggy in Seoul and I don't want to cook)...I think it's going to be Indian cuisine tonight!

Tanushree said...

@Expatjane: Have fun!