A Sunday afternoon house social . It was simple yet a bit elaborate as well . The best part about home socials is that the bonding is at its peak and the warmth and love with which we are received gives a personal touch and is the best feeling ever and like every home social Samir and Jayti’s social had all these elements . A home social with a theme makes it innovative and unique as well .
We 77ers along with 41ers of 169 and twinklers were invited for a G.U.J.J. U themed social to relish the aroma and taste of authentic G.U.J.J .U food . The dress code being a touch of Bandhani or a combination of red and white .
There was a lot of chatter going on and lot of leg pulling . There was so much noise that it was at times difficult to talk (haha) That’s how loud we are and how much of a riot we are as a bunch. The atmosphere was pretty chilled out and as usual we were always joking around . The twinklers had their own fun too .
With 77ers past and present around , it was the perfect opportunity to catch up after a long time . It was also an opportunity for our recently inducted tablers , their ladies and prospects to get to know the 41ers of 169 a whole lot better . The newbies and prospects were heavily grilled with questions and interviewed .
We had a solid turn out too which made it a whole lot more fun . It looks like Sunday afternoons are a good time to get together. Many of us were dressed in our colourful best . Quite a few of us came in Red and white while a few took the effort to come dressed in our best version of the ethnic G.U.J.J.U style .
A prize was given out for the best couple which was won by Tr. Shashank and Vanditha . There were a couple of other highlights and funny moments that afternoon . The major highlight being the food . It was like a Gujju food fiesta , a gastronomical delight with mouth watering dishes .
Let us take you through the menu shall we ? Are you ready for this?
Well as soon as we reached the venue for the social , we got to savour the taste of puchka (paani puri) and Khal Muri for starters and Aam Panna for a welcome drink . Then there was Handva and Dhokla which is made from the batter of urad dal and rice . There was thepla which is like roti made from normal wheat flour adding spices to it. There was Undya ka sabji which is quite a lot like a mix veg curry but its speciality is its spices and round bhaji sort of muthdi made up of besan and methi leaves. There was Pakoda khadi made from besan and pakoda made from spinach. For desert there was Shrikhand and gulab jamun . Shrikhand is made up of hung curd and adding sugar ,cardamom and saffron to it …. Is your mouth watering while reading this…. (haha)
Phew ! It was quite a feast as you can see from the elaborate menu and by the end of it everyone was completely stuffed and some of us may have skipped dinner that day. All in all a big thank you to Samir and Jayti for hosting such an awesome social . It was a Sunday afternoon well spent .