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Now over to Nicola...
It’s lovely to be here in paradise, even if vicariously (though I would’ve loved to visit Fiji in person!)
While Nas basks in the beauty of Fiji, I’ll answer her questions.
Are you tea addict or coffee?
Neither!I don’t drink tea or coffee very often.If I do, I prefer herbal teas.Though I do enjoy a nice latte at my favourite café now and then.
Wine or Champagne?
I have a wicked sweet tooth so my favourite wine is Muscato. Delicious!
Sweet pastries or spicy samosas and savories?
Can I have my cake and eat it too? I adore sweet stuff and I love spicy almost as much.What can I say? I love my food!
Jeans or dresses or saris?
I’m a busy mum so jeans daily but I love dressing up!If I could I’d wear glam dresses every day, though I’m sure I’d get odd looks at school pick up!
I love seeing women in beautiful saris, such a timeless elegance.
Hugh Grant or Ashton Kutcher?
I’ll have to side with my heroine Shari in BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD here and say Hugh Grant.There’s something oddly appealing about him…
Besides, my hero Drew Lansford bears a striking resemblance to Hugh so I have to choose him!
Bollywood or Hollywood?
I used to watch a lot of movies pre-kids, both Bollywood and Hollywood.These days, when I’m not running after them or chained to my computer writing, I spend my limited downtime reading.
Watching the magical, colourful, spectacular Bollywood films inspired me to write BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD. So much fun!
I’m a rom-com girl at heart (another similarity to Shari!) so give me a Hollywood chickflick with a hot hero and I’m in heaven.
It’s an eclectic mix of contemporary romance/romantic comedy/chicklit/women’s fiction. Think ‘Sex and the City’ meets ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’
I think the blurb sums it up best:
Shari Jones needs to get a life. Preferably someone else’s. Single, homeless and jobless, Indo-American Shari agrees to her best friend’s whacky scheme: travel to Mumbai, pose as Amrita, and ditch the fiancé her traditional Indian parents have chosen. Simple. Until she’s mistaken for a famous Bollywood actress, stalked by a Lone Ranger wannabe, courted by an English lord, and busted by the blackmailing fiancé. Life is less complicated in New York.
Or so she thinks, until the entourage of crazies follows her to the Big Apple and that’s when the fun really begins. Shari deals with a blossoming romance, an addiction to Indian food and her first movie role, while secretly craving another trip to the mystical land responsible for sparking her new lease on life. Returning to her Indian birthplace, she has an epiphany. Maybe the happily-ever-after of her dreams isn’t so far away?
Today, as part of Nicola’s BOLLY-BITES (recipes taken from dishes in the book) she’s presenting Nas Dean’s fast version of idlis (steamed rice cakes without the rice!).
Actually in the longer version we have to soak rice and lentils for few hours and grind to make paste, and it takes an hour of steaming. So this is my fast version!
INGREDIENTS & METHOD
1 cup semolina
Rub in a little oil
Mix in water- just enough to make a paste type mixture
Add 2 teaspoons ENO
Mix fast - it’ll start rising
Spoon mixture into greased IDLI (small lift out pans set in big Idli pan, water already boiling)