I feel awful that I didnt fall in love:( Never got a chance to take that romanantic(eeeewh)beach walk…eating that dho’ rupiah sundal…talking sweet nothing(stupid)… master planning to elope away…are the kind of moments’ completely missing in my life:(
So, whenever my friends talk about their pre-marriage love affairs, I will be ready to listen to their story, but fail to catch up the actual romance’. I always end up asking some logical but lame questions and completely miss the fun of L-O-V-E; which will eventually make my buddies very angry at me!!!
Anyhow, so most of my Chennai friends, did have boy friends or friends who are boys or more than a friend & less than a lover kind of relationships(whatever, it doesnt matter now). They used to talk with great zeal, how they enjoyed talking hours together in that dirty beach, in an extremely crowded sandy land,…I dunno whats big romance in that!!!
Few a times, roamed with my friends (girls ofcourse) to marina beach…hmmm, I have to admit, it was really fun.:) I really didnt care much about the filth filled sundal or oily bajji…gosh they tasted heaven. With so many people passing by you…you catch up that energy. I agree, Chennai may be a den of mosquitos, polluted to charr black, rough on innocent travelers…but sure the city and the beach has its own energy!
And I did like the sundal very much, guess that salty air makes it much more incredible. Aaah, what the heck if miss that boy friend stuff…I do know how to treat myself with food, he he:):)
Dry yellow peas 1 cup
Fresh coconut – sliced
Raw green mango – sliced
Cilantro – chopped
Turmeric 1 pinch
Oil few spoon.
Soak the peas overnight and cook them the next day, in a pressure cooker…with enough salt.
In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the tempering items and followed by peas. Once the peas are done and no moisture left in the wok, remove from heat.
Now garnish with cilantro, coconut and mangoes. Wow, that is done…enjoy with your companion, people say they taste better:):)