That which does not kill us makes us stronger- Friedrich Nietzsche

It is strange that mostly it is your fears that take form and parade in front of you and not your deepest positive desires.

I have a strange relation with the electric gadgets at home.

Some fine mornings, I get a feeling that my washing machine is going to conk off and it happens without fail.

Another day it would be my refrigerator doing the same.

My husband calls me a gadget whisperer and attributes it to my psychic powers. I let him believe so even though I know, it is because all those gadgets were in my faithful service for more than 6 years .

I love coconut chutney with thai bird chillies along with my masala dosas.

Yesterday evening when I set aside the dosa batter for fermentation, I had this premonition of my mixer grinder going on strike. Feeding on my fear, it did exactly the same. I got all ingredients in the chutney jar and turned it on. The tiny wheel came off and jar rotated freely, with a noise suspiciously sounding like a mocking laughter.

Necessity is the mother of invention and once you get past the initial dejection, your creative little grey cells goes into action.

Thus, I came up with a chutney recipe sans coconut.


1 tsp chilly powder

1 tsp chopped onions

1/4 tsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp paste of garlic, ginger and coriander leaves ( I had it stocked )

1/2 tsp tomato ketchup

Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients and lo and behold a fine substitute for coconut chutney.

Life teaches us little lessons everyday. When you look back at what seemed to be adversities at that bend on the road, you realise that you survived.

You feel proud that it made you stronger and happier.

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”– Walt Disney

In a harsher tone, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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