Wednesday, July 25, 2007

K2 - Karaoke & Korean Food

Had such a fantastic evening yesterday. A whole bunch of us very close friends who all worked together at a point decided to meet up. well the meet was all thanks to vicky who actually organized it and made it happen. And all the credit for a fantastic evening goes to him.

Went to a little Korean Restaurant in Koramangala called 'Soo Raaa Sang'. You can book their private Karaoke room for an hour(gotta pay for it of course) which we did. So eight of us in a room with korean food and a karaoke machine - truly what a blast it was. We sang some of the most ridiculous songs - we had the backstreet boys in attendance which kept us women quite amused for a while & i don't think i need to even begin with the other songs we sang :)Oh and the videos that run while you singing is hilarious - some of animals , children, women on beaches etc They most often gave new meaning to the songs we were singing.

All in all a place i recommend 100% just to go unwind and have some plain old fun.

P.s - The food is so so - the karaoke is a definite must.
P.p.s - Pictures & Videos will hopefully be up soon on facebook :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Prawn Curry

Been on a trip of eating some really authentic prawn curry & the Koshy's prawn curry & rice is fantastic. So been looking around for a good recipe to try my hand at. Found this somewhere on the net seems really easy & sounds like it will have a yummy outcome. Any tips on making prawn curry are very welcome:)

Prawns 1/2 kg
Ginger paste 1tbsp
Garlic paste 3/4 tbsp
Onions 2
Green Chilli slit 4
Garam masala 1tsp
Tomato puree 1/2 cup
Chilli powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Peppercorns crushed 5
Limejuice 1tbsp
Oil 1/4 cup
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Salt - As required

Method of Preparation

Clean the prawns, keep aside. Heat oil in apan, add chopped onions and sauté till onions turn brown. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, chopped green chillies, and cook for a while. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Sauté for a while. Add tomato puree and keep cooking till the mixture becomes semi-dry. Then add the prawns, crushed peppercorns, garam masala, curry leaves and lemon juice. Cover and cook till prawns are done. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Going back to alma mater

So today in a small tiny way was a bit nostalgic. I went back to my old college "Christ college" - a.k.a "Christ College- The College of Knowledge" - please note all to be said in a good mallu accent.

Anyways coming back to the college, woke up this morning knowing i was going there for a meeting & i realized that i automatically started looking in my wardrobe & examined what i was going to wear keeping the college dress code in mind when i was in college (no sleeveless, no showing skin, nothing tight etc. I thought to myself how silly your passed out wear what you want - well turned out that was easier said than done. Finally reached college and was walking down the endless entrance that led to main block & i felt like i had never stepped out of this college. I blended in - (well so i think), i did'nt for a minute feel out of place - waited for teachers to catch me saying something like - that shirt is to tight, don't use your cell phone in college, take off your sun glasses - hahahha. Sounds really stupid right - but for those of you who have been with me in christ college, you would i guess relate to this better.

Went back to the old department - teachers greeted me the same old way, which is basically a 'now what have you been upto' - 'now what do you want' 'your actually on time?':) In a way it was nice, for a bit of course. Wandered around college with Sneha for a bit - had a craving for the good ole egg puff & coffee only to be terribly disappointed to find the kiosk had become all hep & only serves instant coffee( instead of the strong decoction one) & no egg puffs. Thankfully the kiosk itself was still the same so we sat around completely aimlessly for a bit - and did our usual gossiping - reminiscing about all the funny stuff that happened around this place. The kiosk was the hub of everything for us - we flirted there, met the loves of our lives there - at least i did, bitched, hid from teachers, sang, played dc - the list could go on.

Loads of changes in the college - they have gotten even more strict, once know for its space, they planning on becoming a university so they are building more & more. The famous 'parking lot' is completely gone & getting ready for another concrete giant. All in all i felt the 5 years we were in college were those just perfect years - where the college had the just- perfect blend of everything. (Glad i am not there now)

Being there & thinking back on all that stuff brings a smile to my face. Being back to your alma mater definitely conjures up a host of emotions - no matter how old you are they almost always make you feel like it was just yesterday that everything happened. I completely recommend going back to your old college - better still if you go back with your bunch of friends ;)