Friday, September 12, 2008

And some MORE good stuff!

Looks like Uncle God is happy with me, and is sending unexpected gifts my way.

We have been looking for a "kadi patta" plant for the longest time now. So long, that I don't even remember since when! I went to the Indian grocery store an hour ago, and walked in to see a whole LOT of very healthy plants. I called hubby right away asking if I should get one (they were a bit expensive...$40). He was a bit like..hmm...$40, what if it doesn't survive. After a bit of coaxing he said, ok, get it if you like.

So there it is...standing about 3 feet tall!

Now I need to find instructions on taking care of it! Don't want it to die!

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While I was browsing the aisles in the store, I heard a tiny voice somewhere saying, "Mera Bournvita lena hai". I totally went awwwww......! Bournvita was my favorite too! I drank 3 glasses everyday! Kids still like it, thats total awwwww.... inspiring :)

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25 comments:

carolinagal said...

Whats a Kaddi Patta plant?

D said...

I think the kari patta plant requires minimal care - just sunlight and water. And I'm sure it won't die!

my space said...

surprisngly my kids don`t like bournvita..as a kid we would eat it also!
As for kadi patta- no clue..m sure with lots of TLC,sunshine and water it will thrive!!

aneri_masi said...

@cg!!!! Hey! where'd u go hiding? :)
Kadi patta is "limdo" that we put in kadhi.

@d, I am concerned about the winter...it might get hurt by frost. I hope it won't die!

aneri_masi said...

@my space, what did they grow up on? Horlicks or something? Yeah, I remember eating it too. It was like chocolate for me! I guess it was because we didn't weren't allowed to have so much chocolates back then.

Multi Menon said...

hey..1s tymer here..ur blog is really nice.. :)

nice skin,and the posts are really good..you 've gotta great style..am adding u to my floaters..

Keep blogging..
cheers:)

Veens said...

totally awww inspiring :)

chalo u r happy :) tats more than enuf :)

Princess Mia said...

awwwwwwww.....cho chweet.....

everytime i wenet to indian store i missed India.....n always got lotsa desi maggi n samosas heheh

ceedy said...

Isnt it cheaper to buy kadi patta????how much do you use anyways....and specially now when you dont even cook :P

Ria said...

he he tht was a cute post. :) So hwz ur kaddi patta plant doin??

DeeplyDip said...

3 feet tall kadi patta plant is a good size! It should survive well. Maybe you should keep it indoors in harsh winters...
Bournvita - yummm...I loved it too!

HOBO said...

I too luv bournvita...

The Paratrooper said...

i always drank without anything..pure white.. 4 glasses day still do... good..we wont fight over bournvita when v meet...lol..:)

aneri_masi said...

@multi, nice to see a new face :)

@veens, :)

@mia, there is NO way you can miss india where I live. Its desiland here!

@ceedy, its not about cheaper...its about fresh. We have coriander, chilli, lemon, lime, mint, planted some ginger also last week, and now kadi patta :) And I hope to be back up on my knee next week, and back to cooking.

aneri_masi said...

@ria, so far its fine. been only two days..so...

@deeply, thats what we are trying to figure out. if it needs to be brought in then we'll have to get a big pot for it, otherwise in the ground it goes.

@hobo, mann ki shakti, tann ki shakti, BOURNVITA. That was the ad in my days, wonder what its now!

@trooper, Plain milk? doesn't it taste yucky?

ceedy said...

hahaha....

ok them mail me some :P

and feel better....

Ankur said...

hehe... Kadi Patta... 40 dollars bole toh 1800 rupees!! :D :D
bahut mehnga hai!! :D
hehehe

but good, now u can have good khaman and kadi!! :D

and yeeeeeee... mai abhi bhi Bournvita peeta hoon!! :D :D

hehe

CheerS!

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

curry patta...lol

wo bhi 40$
lol didi...kaha reh rahi ho yaha mere se le gyi hoti :P

hehhehehe muft mein de diya hota...but they are worth it..means in foren u wud get a complete tase of back home...hehhehehe

awesome..abhi uska pani do and thoda sa sunlite bhi...

D said...

Some more good stuff for you at my blog!

Enigma said...

nice blog...hehe i miss india a lot too, but i guess there r too many indians and indian stuff here....wat kind of plant is that?

I am said...

I am a Complan Girl (baby Ayesha Takia and Sahid kappor, I think)

yaar agar usmeien patee agayee ho to please ship post some to me, I have been desperately looking for it here in the semi-dessert.

NAHI MILA !! And mera S.Indian cooking bandh ho gaya !!!(as if i needed reasons, ;P)

ok, jokes apart.. let me know if you are willing to send some for real :) as i want it for real...make it a blogger gift :)

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, nooooo mailing :)

@ankur, I know! Marr gaya to bahut dukh hoga! Ab bhi peete ho Bournvita? :p

@Sourish, yaar, laane nahi dete na India se, mom also has lots of plants, but these guys take away plants and seeds airport par hi :(

@D, Thankoooo!

@enigma, its curry leaves. you know curry leaves na?

@tanu, woh ad to yaad nahi hai :( they must have looked so cute! And since you can't find it there, ok, will send you some. None for ceedy in NJ though ;p

I am said...

AWESOMEEEEEEE....abhi email karti hoon address next week taak aajayagaa

Man this once again 'Alchemist' proved rt 'WHEN YOU REALLY REALLY DESIRE SOMETHING THE UNIVERSE CONSPIRES YOU TO GET IT' :)) and this

kaddi pattaa was wandering in my mind, soul, body ;) for last 3 weeks :) :P.....

dintoons said...

bournvita's evergreen, the perfect pick-me-up-n-feel-good drink, esp in the evenings.. and esp if one is not a coffee or tea drinker :)

Ankur said...

hehe nahi marega, par aapko pata hai na, kadi patta har jagah nahi ugta hai!!!
so take care of it!!

n roz peeta hoon... either corn flakes or bournvita!!! :D :D