Bridge Will Collapse Or Not!
The only form of happiness Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden allowed themselves was the happiness of their visions and dreams coming to reality.
Today was such a day. Dagny has completed the John Galt Line. She could see the two rails snaking into the clouds far away out of her vision. The line connecting the booming industrial state of Colorado to others. This line made of Rearden metal. This line also included a bridge made of same metal. Another feat is not achieved till now. Another vision condemned to doom by the naysayers. And this day the first train would run on that line at a speed of 100 miles an hour. They would ride it along with the brave staff of Taggart International.
The cynics predicted the bridge would collapse and train would meet an accident causing serious damage to lives and property. Regardless of these glum predictions, people in the majority were present at the station to see the train off, to celebrate this great day with them. Everyone liked a success achieved against great odds. The press took interviews and photographs of the whole crew. Most of them believing this would be the last they would see of them!
Did they succeed? we will see in the next post. Till then you could enjoy this delicious oat upma for breakfast. For reading the previous excerpt from this novel please visit my recipe for Vegetable Oats Omelette.
Well, Oats Upma is similar to the Semolina Upma, I posted previously. The only thing has I replaced the semolina with oats. After a few tries, this recipe turned out perfect.
The tanginess attained as the combination of mustards seeds, curry leaves, and pulses compliments the oaty flavor resulting in a delectable and savory breakfast rich in fiber and proteins. Hope you enjoy…!! Please like or share. Thanks a lot in advance.
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- 1 cup rolled oats
- 4 cups of water
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1 tsp urad split (urad dal)
- 1 tsp split Bengal Gram (chana dal)
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2-4 curry leaves
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 2 green chillis finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
- 2 tsp oil
- Salt to taste
- Dry roast oats on the medium flame for five minutes (optional).
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds.
- When the mustard seeds start to crackle, add peanuts, urad split and split Bengal gram. Saute them till they turn golden brown in color. The heat should be medium, else they will burn quickly.
- Add curry leaves, onion, and green chilies. Saute them till they start turning light brown.
- Add water and wait for it to start boiling
- Next add oats, simultaneously mixing to avoid clumps. Add salt and coriander and mix well
- Turn the heat to slow. Mix till the oats absorb all the water. The upma will have a paste-like consistency. Close the burner. Put on the lid over the pan. Open and serve hot after 5 minutes. Tip: You can decrease the amount of water if you want the upma to be chewy. We like it soft so I add 4 cups of water.