Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jab we Met & a recipe for Raspberry - Ricotta Mousse


Jab we met ......

The day was hot and humid. I bunked office and rushed home. I was out of my comfy jeans and in a starched cotton lucknowi salwar kameez ...... yess the guy was coming from half way across the globe. Kohl laden eyes, lip gloss and Davidoff Cool Water ..... Nah I was not trying to impress him, that was over long time back when we chatted over the internet and interestingly many of the chats ended in an argument. We were poles apart .... and probably by the law of Physics or whatever we were attracted to each other !! And you only thought it happens in Hindi films, didn't you ?

Jab we met ......

We were officially engaged .... yes we lived in the cyber era. No distance was big enough ... we spoke, we chatted , we saw (on the web cam) and we decided. It only cost him his night sleep and few hundred American dollars !
Jab we met .....

I was holding a big bunch of roses and waiting for him at the airport with a hundred eyes staring at me to death. I wish someone told them that times have changed and it is no more that the guy has to bring you roses.

Jab we met ......

I made him squeeze into the auto rickshaw with his luggage coz that was my favorite mode of transport. I bargained and yelled at the auto wala for tampering with the meter and swore not to pay him a penny more. I frowned at J for paying the auto wala whatever he demanded. He smiled and put his arms around my shoulders as we walked down while I went on with my rants about the auto wala and his meter !


Jab we met ......

I made him walk up and down the street and from one shop to another in the hot summer sun ...... while I shopped and decided what he had to wear on the wedding day. And that it had to complement with my Benarasi saree ..... and he complied.

Jab we met ......

We had dinner at a dhabba ... nothing fancy. And the trend of me choosing what to eat had unintentionally began. We chatted more than we ate ..... and I was high on a breezer.

In all these years there have been rare flower surprises or surprise gifts.

But J, don't think that I have forgotten how you nursed me all night when I was not well, the surprise chicken biryani cooked by you, bed tea on weekends and mid night drives to the ice cream shop, eating the worst food I cooked with a smile to encouraging me for whatever I do.

It's five years but seems like yesterday that I said 'I do' ....... Happy Anniversary J !!

Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Serves - 4 to 6

Ingredients
Ricotta Cheese - 2 cups
Raspberry Jam - 1/2 cup
Whipped Cream - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 3 tbsp
Fresh Raspberries - 1 cup

Method of Preparation

1. In a food processor, blend the ricotta cheese until light and fluffy, about 20 seconds.Add the jam and pulse until combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream until thick. Add the powdered sugar and continue to beat until the cream holds stiff peaks.
3. Working in batches, carefully fold the cream mixture into the ricotta mixture.
4. Spoon the mousse into serving bowls and refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.

Variation

1. You can use Strawberry Jam if you do not have raspberry jam.
2. Substitute Ricotta cheese with cottage cheese





36 comments:

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Congratulation's on your anniversary and liked your Raspberry Mousse with the jab we met....

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats on your anniversary...Lovely recipe...liked your jab we met story too...

Preeti said...

Congratulations!! Loved both your mousse and Jab we met account!!:))

Rookie Qookie said...

That's an absolute delicious Mousse recipe..Thanks for sharing :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Aw what a sweet romance you have had -- congrats on 5 years and 50 more happy ones to come =). This mousse looks very scrumptious, too.

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

A very sweet post and an amazing naration...Happy Anniversary Satrupa!

Priya said...

Congrats dear, 5years already, wishing u more many years of togetherness to both of u,enjoyed reading ..Mousse looks absolutely irresistible..

Ritika said...

Happy Anniversary!!interesting writeup...you seem to be same kinda chirpy gal as Kareena Kapoor of JWM :)...n you drive me crazy with your delicious pictures of dishes...njoy your day to the fullest!!

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Aww, what a cute post! Wish you MANY many many such years ahead. A very Happy Anniversary!

Suja said...

Happy Anniversary! wish you many many years of togetherness,cute post and the mousse is irresistible..

miri goes phishing! said...

hearty hearty congrats on your anniversary....i'm a big fan of the movie 'jab we met' n' your story is just good.....:)...wishing you both more such brilliant anniversaries!....before i forget the mousse looks lovely...:)

Urmila said...

hearty congratulations on ur anniversary.....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Satrupa ,
Belated Happy Anniversary dear. What a nice way to recollect your romantic moments! Also Mousse is so vibrant and delicious looking.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Alessandra said...

Well, Happy anniversary!!!

Lovely recipe (I am Italian and I love ricotta!) and great blog, I like your style :-),I will follow you.

Come and see me if you like, i do vegetarian food, mostly Italian and Japanese, but also other Asian cuisines, I am learning Indian cuisine (slowly!)

ciao
Alessandra

Vani said...

Happy anniversary, Satrupa!

Sayantani said...

happy anniversary dear. loved to read abour your love story. the mousse looks luscious.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy looking mousse....

-maitrey mishra said...

nani the food looks as yummy as ur jab we met story :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful photography!..loved the recipe ..looks yum!

Prathima Rao said...

Awwww....Thats such a romantic, touching write up with a lil bit of humour..!! Enjoyed reading it thorougly ;) And totally in love with the recipe.. :) Happy anniversary to u both!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Ramya said...

I just loved reading ur post!!Soo sweet n romantic..Congrats on the Anniversary!!
Even we celebrated our 5th Anniversary this year:-) And that is a perfect treat to celebrate ur special day!!

Nitha said...

Wish you both a Happy Anniversary. The mousse looks tempting..

aipi said...

Awwww..that's the cutest love story ~ very well written! Wish you both a very happy anniversary!
The mousee looks elegant n sounds so romantic ;)
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divya said...

Congratulations!! Loved both your mousse and Jab we met account!!:))

sang said...

very cute ....nice to know lil shatrupa's love story....u being my junior wud alwasy be lil' shatrupa for me.....

Plateful said...

Aww, such beautiful account of a sweet romance… sigh. Wish I could fall in love all over again :) Happy Anniversary sweetie! Wish you a happy marriage. Forever.

Raspberry mousse looks smooth and delicious. A great treat for this weather.

marina {Yummy Mummy} said...

Gorgeous! I love all things ricotta :)

yasmeen said...

Great story. My partner and I also had a serendipitous get-together (I'm American, he's Australian, we met and fell in love in Holland but now live in Melbourne). Your beautiful mousse looks like the perfect anniversary treat. Sweet and romantic!

Taste Junction said...

Cute love story...congrats dear on 5 great years & wish you decades more!! Mousse looks a nice way to celebrate!!

Kala said...

Congratulations Satrupa, what a beautiful love story:):) What a yummy treat to celebrate it.

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kankana said...

Happy Anniversary :) LOL on the Auto wala fight.. same pinch .. and same thing used to happen with me. He would pay the auto wala and try to cool me down. Could relate a lot with your 'Jab we met' story ! Life gets beautiful when you find your soul mate.. keep smiling :)

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely post happy anniversary
delicious and colourful sweet

Satrupa said...

Thank you all for your wonderful wishes !!

Nayana@CherishDreamLive said...

Congratulations and loved your story. you do take amazing pics.

Tara said...

OH my gosh i have to make this!

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