Monday, August 16, 2010

Guest Post - 24 : Today's Guest - Sonal

Today's guest is Sonal from "Palate Corner" . She lives in Australia. She holds a degree in Travel & Tourism. She loves to paint and sketch. Let us hear from her now...

Nithu's Kitchen : Tell us about you Sonal.
Sonal : I have done my travel and tourism course. I worked in a travel agency before my wedding. After my wedding, my inlaws did not want me to go for a job. Just obliged them and became a house wife. I'm bit crazy and love to make friends. I can just do anything for friends even if it is out of my way I go and try to help them :)

Nithu's Kitchen : What are your interests.
Sonal : I also did my basic fashion designing course. Apart from that I can do little bit of painting and sketching.

Nithu's Kitchen : How you got interest in cooking.
Sonal : Actually, I started to cook only after my marraige. But I love trying different cuisines. I just freak on mumbai street foods, as born and brought up in mumbai so always miss those food! My Mom and MIL are wonderful cooks and may be that is the reason I even wanted to be good cook :-) Only after coming to Melbourne I learnt quite a few things in cooking and here I had a chance to improve my culinary skills.

Nithu's Kitchen : Have you ever thought that you would be a food blogger?
Sonal : Not actually. I didn't actually plan and it happened all of a sudden.

Nithu's Kitchen : How do you enjoy blogging?
Sonal : I am just loving the whole experience of it. It is much of fun. I'm excited to meet many new blogger friends.The encouragement given by my blogger friends gives me the enregy and enthusiasm to blog more.

Nithu's Kitchen : Do you blog daily?
Sonal : No, these days I am not able to blog daily as I'm tied to my daughter's routine activities. I have to take her to her kinder, swimming, kumon classes. But I make sure whenever I get time and whenever I make something I definitely blog abt it.

Nithu's Kitchen : Great to know your daughter learns a lot at this little age. What do you want her to be in future.
Sonal : I want her to learn many things. She should be a all rounder.

Nithu's Kitchen : Which part of bloggin you think that you should improve?
Sonal : I'm not a writer. I cannot express myself through writing. It had never been a cup of tea for me. But I really want my writing to be improved so I'm working on it. But still I love blogging and now I've become passionate about it. It has given me a gr8 confidence and also learning so much from other bloggers too.

Nithu's Kitchen : What do you have today to share with us?
Sonal : I would like to share basil peas and ricotta cheese spaghetti.

Nithu's Kitchen : Why you chose this to share today.
Sonal : I chose this recipe as we three love noodles very much ,and I felt this is the perfect dish I could have thought of and also I would like to dedicate this to all my fellow bloggers, this dish is simple but quite palatable for our palate corners ;)

Basil, peas and ricotta cheese spaghetti :-

Ingredients :

250 gms spaghetti
1/2 cup peas ( i used frozen )
handful of basil leaves
1/2 tub ricotta cheese ( approx 4 oz)
2-3 garlic cloves crushed
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1 dry red chilli crushed/finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
lemon juice to taste

Method :

Cook spaghetti as per the instructions given on pkt,last 2 mins before add the peas into the spaghetti ,drain and keep aside.Heat oil,add garlic,red chilli,pasta and peas.Add roughly torn basil leaves by your hand,add salt,pepper and lemon juice and toss well.Lastly crumble ricotta cheese over the pasta with your hands and serve hot.

Nithu's Kitchen : Thank You so much Sonal.
Sonal : Thanks a bunch Nithu for giving me such a wonderful oppurtunity to be your guest, it was so kind of you and I am truly honoured.

Friends, hope you all loved Sonal's delicious spaghetti recipe. If you are interested to be featured as Nithu's Kitchen's guest, please mail to nithuskitchen[at]gmail[dot]com.


Veggie Hut said...

Nice to know abt u Sonal! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Satya said...

nice to know more about u sonal ...spaghetti looks really delicious


Kiran said...

Wonderful post Nithu.
Nice to know about you Sonal.
Love this delicious spaghetti you shared,will definitely try.

Kiran said...

Wonderful post Nithu.
Nice to know about you Sonal.
Love this delicious spaghetti you shared,will definitely try.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Nice knowing Sonal..Lovely recipe !!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely guest post and recipe

Nitha said...

Nice to know about Sinal & great recipe too..

Unknown said...

It was really nice knowing about Sonal..Great post, Nithu...

aipi said...

Nice to know more about her blog
Spaghetti look delish!

Chitra said...

Very nice interview and a simple and delicious recipe. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Great to know about Sonal. I have been following her for a while, so nice to know so much about her. Thanks Nithu

Krishnaveni said...

lovely guest post, yummy dish, great

sonu said...

thank u so much nithu and thank u friends for all these lovely and sweet comments..its been a pleasure being a guest at nithu's space :-)

Rachana said...

It was nice reading about you Sonal and thanks for the recipe!

Priya Suresh said...

Great to know more about Sonal, love her blog..beautiful dish indeed..

Panchpakwan said...

Gald to know more about Sonal.. She got lovely blog..:)
Recipe looks simple and delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

Was nice to know abt sonal,and nice recipe too, loved this version...