Yesterday, we went to this Haldiram’s for dinner. As soon as we  entered  the place, a girl of Joy’s age jumped on Joy to hug him. Nope, she was not someone we knew. A complete stranger! She not only hugged him but pulled his cheeks and tried to kiss him too. And Joy’s reaction, SHOCKED, in capitals! He likes attention, but something like this, from a stranger, in a public place, without any prior hints is a big NO! But for us and others it was a full  paisa vasool show! I am now wondering how sharif my baccha can get!

Just because we are talking about Haldiram’s, let me inform you that the food there sucked. I was never fond of visiting this place and that was only because of self service but now they have added few more reasons. We ordered two thalis, choley bhature and raj kachori for four people. First thing we noticed was the quantity, which has reduced miserably. Second, the thalis were ready but breads arrived after waiting for around fifteen minutes. This was least expected that too on a weekday. Even after the breads arrived, we found them to be stale and cold. When informed them, they just re heated and gave them back to us. Not only this, even the raj kachori was bland. Yes, I know raj kachori and bland is east and west. But this is how east meets west! I wonder if all the other outlets are offering the same kind of food.

And just because we are talking about food, thali from Andhra Bhavan happens to be my FAVORITE! I am a marwari but my taste buds are south Indian.


This is PIC’s thali and that is why no rice in it. Yes, he goes there only for my sake and ends up eating chapati and dal :D. He makes me promise that we visit some other place next time, but that next time rarely comes :P. I am in love with this place! I over stuff myself every single time I go there.

And when we are talking about food, let me show you something.


I asked my nephew to guess the dish. He said pizza and he was wrong. What do you think it is? Will share the recipe in my next post.

P.S. The title of this post means ‘Guess who?’ but here it is ‘Guess what?’




I am surfing channels on TV. I stop on a particular channel as my phone is ringing. Even while attending the call, my eyes are glued on TV. Not because something interests me but because it is………….don’t even ask!

Anyways, I will still tell you, an (a) (it) aatma has entered the leading lady’s body (really?). And the second lead tries to wear off the aatma by applying vermilion on her forehead.

Whatever I saw was more than enough for my fragile mind and heart, so I change the channel. I land on Zee khana khazana. It reminds me to post the recipe of paneer kulcha which I have been thinking of doing since my second post! This is one of the quickest and easiest recipe you can come up with. All you need is few ingredients.

Paneer Kulcha

Paneer Kulcha

You will need Readymade kulchas, paneer bhurji and butter.

For paneer bhurji, saute very finely chopped onions in butter, add tomatoes after the onions have become pink in color. Add paneer, turmeric, salt, chilly powder, garam masala, a dash of sugar and few drops of lemon juice. Toss it till it is a bit dry.

Now toast kulchas on a pan using butter.

Apply paneer bhurji on the kulcha, cover it with the other one and cut it into half.

And miss me while eating! 😀

P.S. You can make your own version of Paneer bhurji.

P.P.S. If kulchas aren’t available, use bread.

P.P.P.S. Yes, this is basically a paneer sandwich but we Dilliwalas call this paneer kulcha only! Accept it!

P.P.P.P.S. With leftover bhurji you can make parathas also.

P.P.P.P.P.S. This post has nothing to do with television! 😀

P.P.P.P.P.P.S. So many post scripts in this post has no! 😀 😛



So the BFF asked me “Out of all the innovative, funky, absurd, hilarious and genuine names in this world, how the hell did you zero in on something like smdeea11 :O :O :O :O :O”.

I made a mental note to post this reason on blog.

First reason was, all the good names were already taken (Yeah,right! Isn’t it obvious!). I didn’t have a choice.
Now The second reason, SM stands for sentis and mentals, the name DeeA because of the khichdi I mentioned in my previous post and now comes the interesting question. Why 11?

It is because all three of us, PIC, Joy and me were born on the 11th of different months. Months will be told if anyone is interested and gifts are always welcome :D.
I also mentioned there that I got married at the age of nineteen. Yes, you heard me right. It doesn’t mean that it was my dream to marry as soon as I was an adult. And no, it was not a love marriage.
The reason is I lost my father in my teens itself and my extended family was taking care of me and my family. It was not decided that I would be married this early but my only uncle got a heart attack. He felt that he wouldn’t live more and wanted to fulfill his responsibilities. As I was the eldest in the family, they decided to marry me.
But me being me, never wanted this to happen. Like every other girl, I wanted to study, work and never settle. I mentally made a note that I would explore the city, refuse the guy and come back. I also was very sure that he would reject me on his own.
But destiny had other plans. As soon as I met the family, the would be FIL asked me if I was being forced into the marriage! Not only this, he also told me if that is the case, I could say a NO and they would say that the kundlis did not match or they didn’t like the girl. I was surprised! They thought I being a girl without a father was being forced, which I actually was.
Now the next twist. When I met PIC, he said the same words. He also added that I was free to continue my studies even after marriage. He promised me many other things like taking care of my family, which he is fulfilling in every possible way. He also used a pickup line which we will discuss later.
Now the ball was in my court. I am a very practical girl. I don’t believe in fairy tales and mushy stuff goes above my head! So, I decided to go ahead. I knew from his words that he was a good guy and anyways, I was not given a choice from my set of family. And only a fool could reject this family, which I was not.

So this is how yours truly got married before her voted ID card was made :D.

P.S. I was not sure of doing this post but only because of you I was able to do it. So Thank you, Visha 🙂

P.P.S. Lets forget the sad stuff in this post. I am in a happy space now and PIC is the best partner I or anyone else could have asked for.




I am staring blankly at my laptop screen wondering what to write. I already feel bad about ignoring this blog. I have been reading and replying only through my phone these days, that too in loo!

Oh yes! Think twice before touching my phone!

Btw, guests at my place are keeping me busy and I am tired of the amount of cooking I have been doing these days. I wanted to take pictures of the dishes and post it here. I believe a brilliant post, sex and food can increase the number of followers and the pageviews to quite an extent. (These are my thoughts and all the objections are already overruled 😀 :D)

And just in case you want to know what I cooked, (even though you don’t want to know, you have no other choice but continue reading, that is if you are reading :D) I made Paneer kulcha, cheese balls, dry Manchurian, malai kofta, cold sandwich, rotis, biryani and what not! I regret not taking the pictures, big time!

Apart from this I wanted to introduce myself. So here I begin…..

* My name is DeeA, read as Diya. This is not my real name. The letters in the name DeeA has mine, Joy’s and PIC’s initials. So this khichdi! And yes, I made khichdi also, for Joy 😀

* I live in Delhi.

* This is my second attempt at blogging.

* I am twenty six years old, married for seven years. Yes, do your maths!

After writing this I feel like I am writing an essay for an L.K.G. student on the topic ‘about myself ‘! I still remember the essay I wrote. Well, actually I don’t, my mummy reminds me and I obviously don’t believe her! I wrote, My name is DeeA, I am in class so and so, I have two ears, one nose, two hands, two legs, one biiiiiiiig tummy, sixteen fingers, four thumbs and no hair!

Yes, I have been trying to improve my writing skills? since childhood!

I wanted to write more about myself but I still have lots of cooking to do. Yes, the guests are staying! I guess my next post will be all about me! No, I am not self obsessed! 😀

P.S. Did the title misguide your dirty minds, tell tell 😛





Hello World! Yes, I like to believe that the entire world would be reading my blog. Quite an imagination, I know!

So after stalking for almost about an year, I finally step into blogging. 

Reading blogs by bookmarking them did not seem an easy task. So starting this blog to share a little and read a lot. 

I am DeeA, a little senti and very mental. Will be writing memories which fade away with time that I build with my Partner in crime(PIC) who happen to be my husband and Joy, my eighteen month old son.

So let the journey begin and the sentiments flow!