LETTERS TO WHATSAPP

WhatsApp  for me becomes stressful sometimes, managing so many groups ! Well, I try to stay in the least groups as possible.

It also has its advantages as  you don’t have to disturb people for small reminders or you can send constant reminders to the forgetful lot who have forgotten to do your work but claim “yaar I did not see your missed call” ( cause you know once someone  has checked your whatsApp message) or you don’t need to disturb the husband when he is in a meeting with his boss with the grocery list. Its also helpful when you don’t want to call someone but want to wish them a happy birthday. Now for that, WhatsApp is a boon. I also like the emojis on the WhatsApp as well. When you don’t have time to interact much but want to tell your group members “abhi hum zindha hai..”(only filmy people will get this joke),  eek emoji phek deneki…😜😀

Once I got a dinner invitation from a long lost friend on WhatsApp. Now I was confused – does she want me to come? or is it an invitation for the sake of it. So we decided to bunk it. In return I also send her a whatapp,”sorry could not make it”, on the evening of the dinner. Later when I met her  afters a few months she inquired with concern,”why didn’t u come for dinner?” I did not know what to say !

Imagine one day people are invited for  weddings on WhatsApp. Then it will be good cause  less weddings to attend.! Lolz

Well in this world of WhatsApp I wish I could write letters like the old days !

The only person I write letters in this digital world is a grandmother whom I call “nani” She lives in mumbai. I enjoy writing on paper, feeling the paper and the smell of the paper. Oyee! F.Scott ki atma singing yo yo honey singh’s tunes! Now I feel I have become a grandmother preaching my old ideas through rap songs.  Ha Ha Ha…

WhatsApp ne meri bhi akhe khol di !

Check out this video. This guy is so funny and right. He has a superb sense of humour.

Since I have mentioned Nani I would like to share a recipe of Nani.

In fact I found this recipe written in my mom’s recipe book. (yes handwritten and not typed but here I am typing it )

Name of recipe: Nani’s vermicelli recipe

Recipe courtesy: JYOTI MITHAIWALA – NANI

Ingredients:

Vermicelli noodles 200g

1 small carrot cut julienne

1/2 cup corn kennels
7-8 french beans cut julienne

1/2 cup peas

1 onion cut julienne

7-8 curry leaves

3-4 tsp red chili powder

2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 green chili cut julienne

1 tsp asafoetida

1 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

Method:

First dry roast the vermicelli noodles till they are slightly brown. Keep them aside.

In a non stick pan heat the oil, add the mustard seeds and hing and once the seeds splutter add the curry leaves, green chillies.

Add the onions, cook till the onions are pink.

Add the rest of the vegetables. Cook for 5-7 minutes or till the vegetables are half done.

Add the chili powder and turmeric powder.

Finally add the vermicelli noodles and salt. Mix it well.

Add water accordingly (1 cup vermicelli will need one and half cup water)

Cover it.

Cook till the noodles are done.

Serve hot. Enjoy…

This is a superb breakfast or snack for tiffin..

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