I can’t believe we’re here. It’s been 4 years!! and today I am posting 400th recipe (Sweet boondi). It’s a celebration time guys…
From 2012-2016->What a ride.
udupi-recipes has come a long way in 4 years. A huge part of that is the fact that I consistently show up, create content and improve along the way. It sounds simple, but showing up every single day is really hard to do and is one of the most important factors that goes in to building a successful blog. Raising up a blog baby with significant number of posts to the point that it earns a decent income per month wasn’t easy for me. Every other day I had to prepare myself to face challenges that come on my way. But the point here is I absolutely enjoyed doing all these things. Passionately cooking a new thing, figuring out props, taking pictures in natural light which plays hide and seek game many times, brain-storming on what to write for every recipe wasn’t naturally gifted to me. I had to intentionally develop these skills in me to be in the blogging platform for a long term.
LESSON I HAVE LEARNT
One most important lesson that I have understood in these years is “We must do our work for it’s own sake not for fortune, attention or applause“. It’s important to remember that the goal isn’t to arrive somewhere. The destination isn’t the prize, the process is. We’re currently ( and forever will be!!) in the middle of process. We’ll never “get there” which is why it’s important to fall in love with the process.
I had very less chance to cook some sweet thing for 400th post and things that I cooked didn’t turn out so very well to pass the test and show up here. As I am already lagging behind my post-schedule, I pulled sweet boondi recipe from the drafts to give the honor of 400th recipe.
Sweet boondi is actually prior version in the process of boondi ladoo and if you omit rolling ladoo step in the latter you end up with the former. It’s visually appealing with crystallized sugar and nuts while being awesomely delicious to your mouth.