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Green Chaat!!!

Chaat is an Indian snack and famous street food in all over India. Different verity of Chaat can be available and typically its a plate of snack made with potato's, fried dough and spices(cumin, chili, coriander powder ..). Each and every mouthful of chaat has surprising test (its test sweet, sour may be hot, crunchy, salty... ) because of its layer with different spices and ingredients.
Green Chaat is my version. I tried the recipe many times. Its healthy, fun to make. The most fun part is you can change the recipe and it can be your version. There is no strict rule. Fun, testy, healthy, quick and easy.. what more we want?.
Now the real part....
What we need:
1) 1 cup of Sprouted Whole Mung (Green Gram)
3) 1 tsp of your choice of green olive or green mango
4) 1 small cucumber diced
5) Cilantro leaves (can be mint leaves, or basil leaves)
6) 1 tsp onion (thinly slice)
7) 1 tbsp Plain Yogurt
8) 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala or any seasoning you like
9) Salt, Pepper and lime juice for your taste.
*Chaat Masala can be available in any Indian grocery store.
Fry the Cumin seeds and dry Red Chili then grind them together. The end result would be perfect seasoning for chaat and
 its also ideal for using the seasoning in other dishes
Cumin Seeds

<--Ground cumin and chili 

Add all the above ingredients from no. 1 to no. 9 one by one and......


Lets everyone knows your version  of Green Chaat. ( All versions of green chaat recipes are welcome)

Maldives- Underwater Meeting...

... is a warning for all of us. I listened the BBC news on October 13th about Maldive's president has told his cabinet members for an underwater cabinet meeting later this month. The main propose for this meeting is to show the world about the effect of global worming on low lying countries like Maldive. Maldive is 2 meters above sea level and it's the first country expected to go underwater first because of global warming and climate change.

The rising water level of Indian Ocean will first swallow Maldives. The bottom line, does not matter weather it's the first or last but the result is terrible and created by us. We all knows “percussion is better then cure”.

Maldives is a popular tourist destination. The air traffic would be much crowded and so as CO2. If they propose a rule about the number of flight per year, I hope that would be a small percussion for the Island.

Even though we are all trying to save our planet by contributing personally and also businesses and companies are going green but still it needs more effort and mindfulness.

 Recently, I got a free sample from a natural skincare company in my mail box. I was happy for getting the sample but when I opened it I found a pencil slim 2 inch bottle in a safe packing with more then enough paper. The packet they send me is 6 x 4 x 1 inch. The packet is too big for such a small bottle. The recycle icon on the packet says this packet is made with 100% recycled paper. So, again even though we made something out of recycled material, should we be wasteful?

Power of consuming more and having everything, they say its called luxury or comfort. Right? But what is the cost? Maldives is the popular tourist destination for its rare underwater beauty. It is sad that our behavior of over consuming of everything and wastefulness leads us to a dead end road.

Consuming less is another way to prevent global warming.
Please consume less.

The Big Red Tomato

Weekend. Ah......Not really. Buying vegetable for the week, writing, studying........ all included with some extra sleep. Today morning I was on the fruits and vegetable farm where you can pick (u-pick) the vegetables by yourself. I was resting besides a small group of tomato plantation while observing others including my husband. The tomato plants were really big with yellow flower but no tomato had made their appearance yet.  

I heard a voice whispering "The Biig Red  Tomaatooo"

The voice was so crisp and motivating that it made my mind to think about eating big red tomato and also writing this post. I noticed a kid admiring the tomato plant in his way and he is the one who whispered.. the big red tomato.

However, by just watching the tomato "plant" with "flower" he imagines the Big red tomato's in the branch. How wonderful, hopeful, relevant and clear the imagination is?

Now my point is, there are countries where kids are learning how to use weapons instead of learning to read and write. Do they really need to use the weapons....for what propose...for whom? There are people who are programming kids mind in a negative way.

providing a hopeful environment they imagine better far better and I think by giving them the reverse of course,  the imagination would be opposite.

Have a great weekend!

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