Wednesday, August 26, 2009

'Toast' to Friendship

I cant remember when I last hand-wrote a letter to anyone or sent a card for someone's bday. Its emails, e-cards and even websites/mobiles/e-calenders that send you reminders about your friends' birthdays and anniversaries.
I hate myself for using this 'technology' like a crutch to remember a few dates, but I guess thats how life has become now, though I am glad I belong to a generation where hand-written notes were valued so much...

recipes from miri

On one of my birthdays a few years back, I received this small packet by courier. It had about 20 sheets of hand written recipes, neatly indexed and tied up with a little red satin ribbon.
I think that was one among the most thoughtful and touching gifts I have received in a long time. Sometimes, a really 'little something' can make you feel so good...

Miri, who's been a very dear friend for a long time now (way before I knew what food blogging was !!) had sent me this as a birthday gift.
I had visited her a while before that and seen that she has this book with a whole load of recipes and I told her I must get down to noting some - someday.
The sweetheart that she is, sat and wrote down about 40 recipes and sent it for my birthday ! Can't tell you how touched I was...
Thank you Miri, you're the best !!

Masala Toast

This is one of those recipes and the one I make most often. I dont like my bread sweet, so that version happens for the husband and son and I love this one
Dont know how 'french' this is, but this is what Miri called it...

What you need -

1/2 onion
1/2 tomato
4 green chillies
1/2 cup coriander leaves
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
6 bread slices
salt to taste

What you do with it -

Grind onion, tomato, chillies, coriander leaves, and salt to a paste
Beat the eggs, add the masala paste and milk
Heat a tava, add a little butter
Dip the bread slices one at a time in the egg mixture and fry on the tava till both sides are done


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy toast and psenti post... loved it...

Miri said...

OMG!! you still have that :) Thats such a sweet and touching post *sniff*. Was all my pleasure - so glad to have you as a friend!

That was my first experiment in the kitchen when I realised that my favourite sweet French Toast was not exactly what hubby preferred. Its a different matter that he is the one who likes the original French Toast and I like my Masala toast! :)



SJ said...

And such good handwriting too!! I made this once and J would not touch , no sugar that is why. sigh.

amna said...

simple yet thoughtful. i love such gifts!! :)

dsdsds said...

Handwriting of Miri is so neat and beautiful.. That toast is totally simple and I bet it would have tasted awesome


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