There are very few moments as cherished, as beautiful as the day you embark the new journey of life. Holding someone's hand, with dreams in heart and sparkle in the eyes. The day she started dreaming for, even before she knew its’ meaning. The day she has visualized so many times, that by now every detail is clearly itched in her mind. Yes the day a girl becomes a bride, is like no other.
Very soon one of our friends, a great blogger and a gifted photographer, is going to live her dream. And since I'm sure you read the header before reading this, you all know who am I talking about...Yes Nithya of 4thsensecooking
is getting married this November.
Thanks to the world of connectivity, distances have become a lesser shortcoming. Though nothing can reclaim the joy of celebration in person. Yet in absence of actually being with her during her most joyous period. here we are all, united, to wish her all the best. So today we are throwing this virtual bridal shower for Nithya to express our happiness and celebrate with her.
And what could be a better way to celebrate than with food, the subject, the emotion that binds us all...So we decided to cook it up, literally and that too Nithya's own dishes from her own blog - 4thsensecooking
. Hope she likes the recreation of her own favouite dishes and gets a taste of it through the world wide wide.
Cheers...This is for you Nithya and for all those visiting this virtual bridal shower!!
This is to the girl who describes herself as a chocoholic and a cricket buff and who does not hesitate to go the extra mile in everything she does no matter how simple it is. Her space is an example for this. Enticing her with some sweets is my way of wishing her on her big day and hope that you are all happy with my choice. I also take this moment to thank Anamika
for coming up with this idea and hosting this party and for being a perfect hostess.
For sugar syrup:
- All purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
- Sooji / Rava - 1 cup
- Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
- Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - a pinch
- Water - 1 cup
- Pistachios - for garnish
- Oil - for frying
- Sugar - 1 cup
- Water - 1 1/2 cups
In a bowl, mix together maida, sooji, baking powder, powdered sugar and salt. Add water to it and make a batter. Set this aside for 30 mins.
For the Sugar syrup: Mix sugar and water in a pan and allow it to boil till it comes to one sting consistency.
Now take just enough oil in a pan, preferably a shallow one and when it is hot enough pour in half ladle of batter in the center and allow it to fry for just a min. Flip it and let it roast on the other side too.
When it is cooked well remove from oil and dip in the malpuas into the sugar syrup for a min and remove them. Arrange them on a plate and garnish with any chopped nuts of your choice. Tastes yummy and best when served warm.
Wishing you all the best and a very happy married life Nits. May God bless your life to be as colorful and bright as your lovely and remarkable space !!!!
Vardhini – Zesty Palette