She sent me a very useful visiting card CD in a great pouch, and a letter on Arusuvai stationery (that was really amazing, Harini!)!! The most exciting part was the mystery ingredient and I must say, its caused a lot of heated discussions in my family. We have grand bets riding on it. Since Harini hasn't told me what it is yet, I'm opening this up to all of you. Here's a photo of the ingredient:
Its odorless, and, for the most part, taste-less - sort of like ground raw rice. After much pleading, she revealed some clues and asked me to ask all of you - so please help me win the bet!
These were my initial guesses: Green Gram Flour, Soya Flour or Raw Rice Flour. After being told it was none of the above, she wrote this:
No, it is none of these - it is something gluten free, is used vastly as an alternative flour when making 'upvas ka khana' in Maharashtra and Gujarat, also used for making cakes by gluten intolerant people. The grains of the flour are used for making laddoos here!
So, all you lovely knowledgeable bloggers out there, give me your thoughts...