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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

An "ALL MOTHERS" party

My hubby  away on an official tour to a land across the seas ( U.K.)  my mom is staying with me not so much to give me company than  to pamper herself and   me with a holiday,.
The two of us get along very well ,much like friends. My m-i-l also, when she heard that my mom is staying with me decided to join us.

  Hahaha !!! not to keep an  eye on the two of us but because ----surprise surprise !! ---she and my mother (both  went to the same college but in different streams )get along very well. astonished aren't you!!
 But then  this world is a strange place hahaha.

One day these two ladies met a common friend on the steps of the"" Telangkhedi"" temple here ---now all those who know Nagpur  know that this particular temple is both literally and metaphorically ""a temple"" anyone who comes to the city  must visit this place---and these two ladies are no exceptions. They may not have visited a temple in all their youth BUT now they must ,just to keep the city's tradition alive. .Anyways that evening saw both the ladies approach me with the idea that we have a weekend party and invite this friend of theirs ---I said O.K. so mama dear rang up Uma aunty with the invitation Uma aunty said that there were 4 more college  friends available and could we invite them too ? Both  my mata( mother)  and my  mataji( mother-in-law)  didn't bat an eyelid and said" YES"

So I have to arrange a dinner for 7 ladies all in their late  5o's  full of the pep of life .and bubbling with energy . Since they were all school and college friends I knew they would be gossiping and chatting one to a dozen.

Ok then with the invitations sent and accepted I set about preparing for  the party.

The venue -- MY HOUSE

The ambiance --" NOSTALGIA"

 So it would be  white lily in flower vases and old hindi songs playing in the background .with the fragrance of MANGALDEEP AGGARBATTIS.spreading all around,

But I had a problem:(

With  most of the shops  closed due to the agitation against L.B.T(Local Body Tax) between the govt and the traders it would be  difficult to get any ingredients needed for a party .My brother has come  to my rescue he has  sent me carton loads of   "KITCHENS OF INDIA"   products .A connoisseur of good food .He is a person who loves to live and relishes all the good things in life so naturally  he keeps a stock of all I.T.C products( including :cigarettes and matches and the latest in his cartons are the classmate notebooks),The kids love to go to his place he treats them with all sorts of goodies and whenever he comes visiting he brings sunfeast biscuits


candyman chocolates
Both ITC products.

I am grateful to my brother  for this help all that I have to do now is choose from the various packets.I have already tasted them before in most of the get togethers held at his place --so its not at all difficult ..

For starters I will have  fresh lime and  BINGO potato chips nothing else because the ladies complain that they eat too much as starters and then can't eat anything in the main course so the starters should be light snacks

Now the main course----and its all stacked inside K.O.I packets waiting for me to  heat them and serve

CHICKEN CHETTINAD--- from The DAKSHIN RANGE it has  succulent chunks of tender chicken in dark, spicy paste of curry leaves. Spiced up with pepper.

MUGHLAI PANEER-----  cubes of tender paneer prepared in delicate gravy of cashew nuts, seasoned with green cardamom.  with khoya, tomato paste, onion paste, garlic, ginger and other spices and condiments. and belongs to the traditional DUM COOKING style .

MIRCH KA SALAN------ -An extravagant delicacy made from succulent green chillies, delicately cooked in thick gravy of roasted peanuts, almonds and sesame seeds.

DAL BUKHARA------ Whole Black lentils in tomato gravy are simmered with  spices, dose of cream and white butter. From the exotic open air cooking practices of the caravans moving along the Great Silk Route to the modernised seasoning, the authentic flavours are retained to perfection.

And How can a all woman's party be without some  tangy tongue ticklers ---so I will have .....

SHREDDED MANGO CHUTNEY---- -Finely shredded raw mango, in a thick delicious syrup makes for a delicious accompaniment to any meal.

 TOMATO CHILLI CHUTNEY ---slices of tomato with garlic and green chilli, the Tomato Chilli Chutney  will add fire to the fiery gossips ..

 Now please don't think I am a lousy housewife who does not keep even essentials like rice, dal, atta at home...... I do..... I do .

So I plan to make BIRYANI ,using.....

 HYDERABADI BIRYANI MASALA–  a royal combination of saffron, spices and condiments it almost always  re-creates the masterpiece from the Nizam’s kitchens. .All I need to do is add Basmati Rice, tender chunks of chicken, a little bit of curd, water, a dash of oil and cook.---that much for hot piping HOME MADE  Biryani --LOL

I will also serve  HOME MADE roti made of multigrained AASHIRVAAD ATTA   which is the atta used by me regularly.It has added vitamins and proteins and fibre and is healthier than normal wheat flour.This atta provides nourishment for people of all ages and is an integrated mix of six different grains – wheat, soya, channa, oat, maize & psyllium husk .

And now for the desert .Nothing else but.....

JODHPURI MOONG DAL HALWA ..... Made From Moong Dal Simmered In Ghee, Khoya And Cooked With Almonds And Saffron. With A Generous Mix Of Dry Fruits,

Because all these ladies have 32 sweet teeth or tooths each.Kitchens Of India Jodhpuri Moong Dal Halwa Ready To Cook Meal 250 g

AS the dinner gets over I will serve Paan and also Mint-o

image of Mint-O image of Mint-O

and then as the party will get over and the guests will begin to say goodbye my mother and mother- in- law will both hand over a packet of MANGAL DEEP AGARBATTIS  to each of their friends as a token to spread the fragrance of their friendship and a packet each of HAZOORI PETHA HALWA to remember the sweet time  they shared that night at my place.

I know that my mom and mom - in- law will appreciate this gesture of mine.

I want to make both these ladies, (one who gave me birth and the other who gave birth to the man I love), happy in any and every way  that I can. I want to pamper them as much as I can .

 I give below a picture of all the packets and jars that I plan to open and use for the party this saturday .



this is my entry for the "my weekend party with gourmet food" contest by indiblogger and Kitchens of India.


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    2. thankyou so much aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar

      for visiting and caring to comment I have been sooo busy lately that could not thank you before ---thanks once again and wish me luck

  2. Nice planning :)

    1. reveringthoughts

      thanks a lot for the visit and the appreciation ---have been a bit busy on the home front hence this delay in saying THANKYOU

      thanks once again

  3. Nice idea of integrating other ITC products apart from just the Kitchens Of India line into your party. All the best! My entry:

    1. Anne

      I am so sorry couldn't thankyou before --actually have been a bit too busy at the home front -- just logged in post this blog and vanished .Oh yes since this blog is all about ALL MOTHERS PARTY I thought ITC being the mother company should get due mention and credit. therefore a mention of all those ITC products :))

  4. Cute,cute,cute post.The best thing i like about it is-both your moms are friends from school days.This is the best way to avert MIL problem.I wish i was as lucky.

    And the second best thing is moong dal halwa---ah i can almost smell it.

    1. Indu ji

      THANKYOU for caring to visit and comment ---appreciation from you means a lot to me ----yes I am very lucky on the MOTHERS front both are darlings .

      And you seem to share my liking for moong dal halwa ---I too love it and drool even at its mention

      thanks once again
      warm regards