Thursday, May 17, 2012

~Scent of Rain~

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  My favourite time is watching rain through the window as it plays its own ballet on the ground. A book and coffee or Chai 
add charm to this experience!

Rain:  I'm looking forward to see more of you in the upcoming days, dont go away soon. No matter what kind of mood you get me in, you're always welcome on my window pane :) 

I love the grey clouds that carefully conceal you within themselves, keeping me guessing for hours till you finally decide it's time to grace my windowpane with your first droplet. I love the moist breeze that accompanies you, heavily laden (can I say 'pregnant'?) with your 'cool' presence and I love the freshness you leave behind in the world around me. I love how sometimes, when I'm asleep, you quietly walk outside my window, and on the roof ticking with your tip tip and working your magic to push me into a deeper and more enjoyable slumber. I love you when you evoke different feelings and moods. I love how you make me crave for spicy warm comfort food like 'Pakoras' with hot masala tea.  I love the way you clean the whole country (trees/flowers/pavements/buildings etc) which glitters with your droplets when the sun peeps through the clouds.  Finally I will say - I love you rain keep pouring always and blessing us.

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."

In few days time you will disappear and leave a cold dry atmosphere and every green will turn into browns and dust will swirl everywhere, and I will remember you till you return back in the season again :) 

Even if you have to go out with an Umbrella do so to enjoy the rain

~Cardamom Biscuits - Klejah~

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I came across this excellent lovely blog with step by step recipes of very good Saudi Arabian food -   As the coming months of Rajab & Ramadhan is right at our doorstep I thought of trying this so that I can make them for breaking our fast with them.

Klejah originally came from Iraq ,and is eaten alot in arabic gulf area specially in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Serve with arabic gulf area coffee or cardamom tea.

3 cups whole wheat flour.
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon corn oil or sunflower oil.
3/4 cup sugar.
1/4 cup low fat milk.
1 egg, beaten.
1 tablespoon baking powder.
1/4 teaspoon salt.
2 teaspoons ground cardamom.
Pinch of saffron.
Egg + 2 tablespoon milk .

1)Combine sugar and milk in small pan ,stir over heat without boiling, until sugar dissolves, set aside, let it cool.

2)Sift flour into a mixing bowl , add the oil into the flour & combine with a fork or your hand until crumbly , then add other dry ingredients, egg, sugar and milk, mix well (Form dough into a ball) let set for 10 to 15 minutes.

3)Roll dough, cut it with biscuits cuter, then make a cross lines using back of knife.

4)Place it on baking sheet, brush it with egg wash, bake in 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

When cool store in jar and enjoy your fasting.

Always Dream

I want to curl up here and enjoy my leisure time with a book and cup of hot chocolate /coffee late and relax whilst the Sunshine warms me and the breeze plays through my hair.

My Dreams:)