Wednesday, 22 February 2012

lazy cooks grape raita and award!

Nostalgia time!.....about 22 years back ..when i was a young girl(ahem),my father was posted in Bangalore.Close to our place was an agricultural college..and those guys,then,had taken out a hybrid variety of grapes..a mix of rose and grapes.the flavour was super...i have no idea if this still exists(this grape variety)..only the Bangalore based crowd would be able to tell me.Anyway ..i decided to make the grape raita with the seedless black grapes that we get here at tasted nice ....BUT..the rose grape raita was def. better
1. 1/2 kg curd
2. 250 gms black seedless grapes..cut in half
3. 5 tsp sugar
4. 1/2 tsp salt
5. 1/2 tsp roasted and roughly pond jeera(cumin seeds)
1. In a bowl,beat the curd with the sugar and salt...taste..adjust the seasoning according to what you tell you the truth i started with 3 tsp of sugar..but was happy only after the 5th went in.

2. Add the cut grapes..stir...garnish with the roughly ground jeera.Serve cold..........i refuse to say chilled! 
I'd like to thank Nupur of and Maha of   for passing this award to me.thank you guys!

The rules for accepting this award are:
1. Add the Versatile Blogger Award.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
3. Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
4. Include this set of rules.
5. Forward this award to 15 fellow bloggers, and inform them with a comment on each of their blogs. random pieces of information
1.I hate cleaning my cupboard.........just absolutely hate it..i consider it a colossal waste of time....and only get around to doing it when the clothes seem to fall out on their own.
2.I can read books for the exclusion of all other worldly matters.....i read only fiction..but i can't read a badly written book....therefore i prefer established authors from old publishing houses.I have to read a book while having my food....terrible manners i know...i'm so ashamed(not!).
3.I do not like attending parties!I'd much rather curl up in bed with a novel.
4.I love present we have dogs and an aquarium..but i really want to keep hens and birds(the husband is not ready!)..........who might happen one day.
5.I'm extremely non motto is to live and let all except my children...if i did a live and let live with would be stuck to the laptop..the other to the TV.
6.I can't make chapatis!...can make any type of parantha..but chapatis are beyond me(we always hire someone for the rotis.and that suits me just fine!)
7 I am pretty scared of the ocean.....i used to say that iwas hydrophobic till someone informed me that.that would make me rabid!(hydrophobia being associated with rabies) i do not know what to call this phobia.....and inc. i can swim like a fish...or a hippo or whatever!
Thats it 7 random things about i'd like to pass this to

1. snehal of
2.Teena of
3.Anzz of
4.faseela of
5 christy of
6. sravs of
7. dr.sonia of
8.sidra of
9.julie of
10 sobha of.
11. jay of
12 roshu of
14.ramya of
15sonali of .
There are more bloggers that i would like to pass this on to..but there is a limit of 15..


  1. Congrats on ur well deserving Award and thanks for sharing it wid me. Raita is an yumm new and a tasty go wid Pulao,Biryani etc.Luv it

  2. Congrats on the award! You very well deserve the same! The raita looks awesome! Can I have some please?!

  3. The grape raita is such a unique recipe-- never tasted it-- my mum would love it I think. Shall show your blog to her.. she has a penchant for all raitas! Thank You so much for the award dear. I am terrible at posting it so do forgive me if I take some time. The worst part is I take so much time to narrow it down to the requisite number!


  4. Wow...I love raitas and have tough time eating fruits...but fruit raitas are definitely enjoyable.will try this one.great info on yourself.

  5. Yummy raita and congrats on your award dear! Thanks for sharing them with me.....

  6. wow...very yummy n innovative raita dear........luvd it so much..

    Congrats on your award and buch of thanks for sharing with me dfear

  7. Thank you dear Simran. Very honored you choose to pass the award on to me.. :)

  8. wow never tried grape raita.

  9. Raita with grapes sounds yummy! Congrats on your awards and nice to know about you

  10. Very interesting raita,Congrats on your award :)

  11. Congrats on the award, Simran. I went mad laughing while reading about your 7 random are so full of life and zeal! :)
    The raita is definitely a hit, and how did these black grapes enter ur mind to get experimented upon?? Fabulous thought!! :)

  12. this is such a unique recipe...nice to know some interesting things about you...Same here for point 1, Im exactly the same. Just today a heap of clothes fell on me from the upper shelf, as I was pulling out a dress to wear for work. Thanks for sharing the award. Will post it over the weekend

  13. Lovely grape raitha..never had this before..
    Congrats on your awards,n Thanx a lot for passing it to me,Simran..Feeling very good :)Now coming to the 7 points,it was just fun reading all n am laughing throughout the seven:)

    Erivum Puliyum

  14. Grape raita sounds interesting and yum..Congrats on ur award and thanx a lot for thinking abt me :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

  15. hey simran...Congrats on the award and thanks so much dear for remembering me :-)grape raita sounds very interesting...will definitely giv it a try :-)

  16. Congrats on your deserving award & thank you so much for sharing! Fabulous recipe too :)

  17. wow..super delicious...looks inviting..;)
    congrats deserve many more..
    so sweet of you to share with me..!
    have a lovely day..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  18. Simple and yummy raitha, got to taste this..