Monday, March 15, 2010

Guest Post - 2 : Today's Guest - Jagruti

Today, we have Jagruti, the most enthusiastic foodie blogger is with us. She is a Commerce Graduate who love to cook, read and travel a lot. Let us hear what she says..

Nithu's Kitchen: Tell us about you.
Jagruti: Originally I am from Ahmedabad, India. While studying, met my Prince Charming from london....Simply by asking him if he owned a washing machine! in reply he asked me "will you marry me?" So got married in one week and now settled in the U.K since..Blessed with two beautiful children Hayley and Yash Krish..I have lots of hobbies and interests..and love to cook read and travel. I do read a lot, from fictional to cookbooks, also confer with my children what books we have all been reading and I end up reading their books too! which results in long debate after.

Nithu's Kitchen: Good to know about you. Please tell us something about your favourite author and his books. Also, tell us about the cookery book you follow.
Jagruti: I read many authors book but, one in particular that stood out was a novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford called "Dangerous to Know". I don't follow any cookery book for my daily cooking, just use my own instincts..the only cookery book I own has been with me, which my mum bought in 1978...it's like a bible to me!! yes, but I do watch cookery programmes on TV.

Nithu's Kitchen: It is great that you could come up with so many dishes on your own. You said, you travel a lot. Can you share us an interesting anecdote that happened during your travel.
Jagruti: Oh...I've a lots of them...but I'll share this one with you. Few years ago we took a family trip to Europe,while my mum came from India to visit us. We stopped for two days in Paris and we went on a cruise on the River Seine, my son Yash krish was very young that time, as soon as we boarded the boat, he threw his one shoe in to the river, we asked him why he had done this? he repled saying that he is going for swim, because he thought the river looked like massive swimming pool.....:0)) So hey guys keep this in mind if you see a random little shoe floating in the river please bring it out and contact me! because I have no idea why, but we still brought the one shoe back home in hope that someone might return the shoe to us!!!LOl...So I guess this help my son break the world record in going up the Eiffle Tower shoeless!!...:-)))))))))))))

Nithu's Kitchen: That is really funny. Whom you consider as the role model for cooking and when exactly did you start to cook?
Jagruti: My role model was my mum, now my father and my daughter!! learnt a lot in my life from my mum, not just a cooking but how to live a life and still learning too..Started basic cooking at age of 8 or 9 by just making afternoon tea for my mum and then went on from there...

Nithu's Kitchen: As you have travelled extensively, you should have tasted lot of cuisines. Which food/cuisine you consider as the best?
Jagruti: We are very happy in trying out all of the different cuisine, and we like most of them, so I do make sometimes but, nothing beats our all time faviourte Daal-Roti!!

Nithu's Kitchen: Which is your family's favourite food?
Jagruti: Ah! that's the tough to answer....there are lots but, the one that brings everyone at the dining table on time is Bhel-Puri..

Nithu's Kitchen: What do you have today to share with us.
Jagruti: For you guys today I have Instant Fruit Salad(Indian way)

Nithu's Kitchen: Why did you select Indian way of Instant Fruit salad today? Any reason behind this.
Jagruti: Why, hope you don't mind adding little bit extra here...I am not sure about the Curry saga outside the U.K, but I do know that in this country curry has become the National Dish...hoooray!!, as much as Britons know about Chicken Tikka Masala they know just as less about Indian Sweets....:-(( I have a few western friends whom I introduced Indian sweets too. I'd make something like a simple fruit salad but, I add an Indian touch to this to give them a flavour of what Indian sweets are all about...

Ok, here goes my recipe,
You will need:-
1 can evaporated milk(any whole or light)
1 can Fruit coctail
few therads of Saffron
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
other fruits like banana, apple, chikoo..choice is yours- cut
Some dry fruit like cashewnuts, pistachio..again choice is yours
2 tbsp sugar



Method:-

Add saffron, cardamom powder and dry fruit in evaporated milk and heat the milk just for 2 minutes in Microwave. Leave a side untill you see milk is picking up the saffron colour. In another bowl mix all the fruit and sugar,when you ready to eat serve with saffron milk...don't mix both things together only when you are ready for your desserts.Enjoy!!

Thanks Jagruti. Hope you all enjoyed reading about Jagruti and her wonderful fruit salad recipe. I'm happy to invite you all for the guest post. If you are interested, please do mail me at nithuskitchen@gmail.com. Click here to read Guest Post - 1.




39 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice reading abt you jagruti...shoe incident was really funny..lol...and fruit salad is one of my fav which is good for health as well as yummy for everyone....Was a nice guest post nithu, enjoyed reading it..

Ms.Chitchat said...

That was fun and interesting knowing more abt Jagruti. Truly a fun loving person, loved the fruit salad too.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Good post Nithu, love to know Jagruti better...the fruit salad is yummy, I did the same thing but with thick cream.....

Neetz said...

woww..so nice to know about Jag so much :)... good one Nithu :)

Daisy Blue said...

Nice to know about Jagruti :-) !!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Nice to know more about Jagruti. That fruit salad certainly is a mouthwatering dessert.

vineetha said...

Loved reading abt jagruti.Very well presented Nithu.Can have fruit salad anytime.

kitchen queen said...

nice to read about u Jagruti.the fruit salad looks yum.

Tina said...

Nice to know more abt uuuu..Fruit salad looks delicious...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

உங்களைப் பற்றி தெரிந்துக் கொண்டதில் மகிழ்ச்சி.சாலட் சூப்பராயிருக்கு....

Gita said...

Great job Nithu...lovely post and recipe :)

Joanne said...

Awesome guest post! I love Jagruti's blog.

Pavithra said...

Awesome guest post..looks so good.

Swathi said...

Nithu

Nice to knew about Jagurti, Nithu you are doing wonderful job

PranisKitchen said...

good work neetu..wonderful post and also good to know about jagruti..

Jagruti said...

Hey Nithu

thank you very much for giving me opportunity to come on your beautiful blog as your guest...it was my pleasure!!

Rachana Kothari said...

It was great to know a little about Jagruti... and the shoe story was really funny... I love fruit salad and it looks simply yumm:)

Latha said...

Nice to know more about Jagruti. Fruit salad looks yummy.

Bharathi said...

Nice to know Jagruti. Thanks Jagruti for this yummy delicious fruit salad.

Sorry Nithu. Just now got some time to check my mails & visit ur blog, after a hectic 4 days.

Anu said...

Nice to know more about you... Fruit salad looks yummy..

Meena said...

Love this series, Nithu...it is awesome how you give us a chance to get to know other bloggers!

J said...

Hey, Jagruti, its great to know a lil more abt u! U are one of the most enthusiastic blogger..i know.. it is reflected in ur dishes and how u post them.. keep rocking!

Padhu said...

Nice knowing about u Jagruti .Fruit salad looks yummy!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice reading the post!!!

Fruit salad looks yummy :-)

~ Lopa said...

I loved reading that question answer session / interview.... brought smile to me :)

Nostalgia said...

Good to know you Jagruti. Nice interview and a great recipe!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nice knowing about you Jagruti. You are such a fun loving person:-) fruit salad looks yummy!!
Very nice job Nithu.
Deepa

Kalai said...

Hi Nithu, I loved your idea of guest post! Its interesting and nice to know more about others! keep going!

Kiran said...

Hi Jagruthi,very nice to know about you and your experiences in short.I wish you many more of such beautiful memories in the journey of your life.
Hi Nithu,this is a great way to bond through the blog and know each other.
Before it was pen-pals and now it is blog-pals.Way to go!

Latha said...

Nice to know about Jagruti and lovely recipe as well.

Siddhi S said...

wow lovely fruit salad janguti..looks yummy...i love this as its quick n tasty too...loved reading abt u...that shoe incident was nice...nice guest post nithu

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Oh my dear Jags is a fantastic pal to me too and love her as muc as her blog....loved reading this post and m so looking foward to the romantic story that brought Jags and her prince Charming together and ofcourse will be on the look out for ur sons shoe when i do hop by ther jags...cheers and fantastic day to Nithu and u....

Angie's Recipes said...

Your fruit salad looks gooooooooooood.
hehe......your husband has a talent to give the right answer to your question.

jayasree said...

That made a lovely read. Nice to know more about jagruti. Good job Nithu.

Smita Srivastava said...

The Fruit salad looks yummy , enjoyed the post . Cheers to both u ( Jagruti ) n Nithu .

Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Jyoti V said...

Lovely post dear..nice to know abt Jagruti...

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice post...salad looks delish..

Sarah Naveen said...

nice post..great to know more abt you dear!!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a nice delicious & easy fruit salad!!

it was nice reading the post, glad to know more about Jagruti !!!