The Republic Day of India sparks a patriotic fervor in our hearts, reminding us of our glorious history, our rich culture and heritage. It is a day to remember and honour our heroes. It is a day to renew our pledge to protect and cherish our motherland. Come let us celebrate the Republic Day of India 2011 together... HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN (womens too) ;)
Today 17 years ago exact We were blessed with An Angel....and we call her Hayley....She counts herself very lucky to be born on this very very special day...
"Family life is many things....and one of the nicest joys it brings....is having a daughter as dear as you
Who's thought of in a special way...Not only on a special day....But warmly and with love...The whole year through!"
Happy Birthday Princess ! I would like to dedicate this beautiful poem for her....Hope she likes it;)
A precious little flower
that is in constant bloom
I watch as yet another milestone
around the corner looms.
It seems like only yesterday
that we shared a breath
but now it seems like tomorrow
you will leave and I'll be left.
A tiny little angel
that always is in flight
as soon as you came into my life
you brought me so much light.
Your beauty is so stunning
your smile makes me melt
I'm so proud to be your mommy
It's the best I've ever felt.
Oh perfect little princess
with you I'm so in love
every night before I dream
I thank the lord above.
How did I get so lucky
to have as sweet of a gift as you
If ever you should need me
there's nothing I wouldn't do.
Ras Malai is dumplings made from cottage or riccotta cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Serve it chilled and garnished with slivers of dried fruit.
- 250 g Paneer ( I made at home )
- 1/2 tsp plain flour
- 500 ml milk ( I used full fat )
- 200 ml cream
- 100ml eveporated milk
- 11/2 cup water
- 8-9 tbsp Sugar ( 4 for sugar syrup + 4-5 for milk syrup)
- saffron 7-8 threads soaked in milk
- Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
- Handful Pistachio
Place a paneer in a bowl or plate, and mix it very well with your hand. when it goes smooth add plain flour to it and mix it again very well. Make small balls from this mix.( roughly 10-11)..Leave it a side. In a pressure Cooker bring water and sugar to boil. When sugar syrup starts to boil add paneer balls into it and cook till 2 whistle.( it will take less than 10 minutes ) Mean while heat milk,sugar and cream in heavy bottom pan and let it simmer till it reduced to half...add cardamom powder and eveporated milk and switch of the heat. Now remove balls from the sugar syrup and press them gently remove excess syrup and add them into ras...(milk syrup)...Leave them in there for 2-3 hours in the fridge... Garnish with pistachio and saffron...Ready to serve, Enjoy as much as my daughter did..!