Pot Luck Lunch Party:7th January 2018: The great celebration: Weight Loss: The real story of 3 months of BNPGR’s weight loss challenge



The early discussions :

12/26/17, 9:11 AM – BNP Prashant Patankar: Jungle mein Mangal 🤘🏼

12/26/17, 10:07 AM – ‪+91 98200 72127: 👍

12/26/17, 10:19 AM – BNP Nancy: I was earlier wondering how to cook for 45 people of the weight loss group. now the number is almost 90… Is WL need some zabardast coordination n many helping hands to pull off

12/26/17, 10:25 AM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Ha ha….

Aise sochnewale aur bhi log hai 🤣😅

12/26/17, 10:19 AM – BNP Nancy: I was earlier wondering how to cook for 45 people of the weight loss group. now the number is almost 90… Is WL need some zabardast coordination n many helping hands to pull off

12/26/17, 10:25 AM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Ha ha….

Aise sochnewale aur bhi log hai 🤣😅

Nancy aise nahi hai… its like everyone has to prepare for themselves +10% more to accomodate 3 guest and 6 Team leaders..

12/26/17, 10:26 AM – BNP Prashant Patankar: 🤨….kaay teh ?

12/26/17, 10:27 AM – BNP Manish Wagdhare: Veg ya Non-Veg.

12/26/17, 10:27 AM – ‪+91 98339 78228: Would it be theme based??

12/26/17, 10:32 AM – ‪+91 98339 78228: it will become easier…

north indian and south indian or any other theme

12/26/17, 10:33 AM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Kaise hoga? Socho ??

Lagao dimag apna apana…😆

12/26/17, 11:56 AM – BNP NARESH CHABRA: Please do not give more ideas.  Sanjay and team want to Base it on Master Chef.  Next thing you know, there will be a Mystery Box,  Invention test,  Re Invention of some dishes,  etc.  Etc.  🙂

12/26/17, 12:42 PM – BNP Manish Wagdhare: BNPGR Catering Services


12/26/17, 12:42 PM – BNP SREEDEVI: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

12/26/17, 12:43 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: बस यही बाकी था 😀

12/26/17, 12:43 PM – ‪+91 99208 46895: 😂😂

12/26/17, 12:50 PM – ‪+91 99200 22202: 😂🤩

12/26/17, 1:18 PM – BNP SHREYAS: 😂😂 wah English Athavale Saheb.







The build-up

12/30/17, 10:31 AM – BNP Shiela Harani: People…Looking at yr enthusiasm this entire pot luck party is gonna be one big feast.😁..We request all the individual groups to kindly put in 4 choices for the meals your team wishes to prePare ..We will select two {as mentioned earlier one main meal n other a side dish}…This is to ensure we have no repetition and thus ae are ensured of a large variety of delicacies 😇

12/30/17, 10:45 AM – BNP Nancy: By when do we have to inform this, as we need to meet with the teams n everyone is busy with new year party

12/30/17, 10:47 AM – BNP Shiela Harani: By monday evening

12/30/17, 11:28 AM – BNP SREEDEVI: Good luck guys… Hope the taste of your dishes strikes a chord with Bela 👍

12/30/17, 12:03 PM – BNP Meeta Meher: I am sure about it 😀few groups are actively discussing menu and all sounds yummy

12/30/17, 2:12 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: अरे बापरे…

It took 30 min to read all pending potluck group msges of 2 hours…

So much happening in most of the groups Bhagyashree alone 195 msges😄…So much dhamal, discussions in groups…Mouthwatering literally.
Really…7th is going to be like BNPGR food festival, at least discussions of u all r giving that sense…👍🏼 😅
12/30/17, 2:14 PM – River Bhagyashree: Yea food bonanza.Bapre itna likha maine??🤔🤔

12/30/17, 8:15 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: नारायण नारायण…🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Most of the groups r meeting in National Park… tomorrow or Monday…

To discuss and finalise the strategy…नारायण नारायण…🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
12/30/17, 8:19 PM – BNP Jagdish Nadar: Itna fast…
12/30/17, 8:21 PM – ‪+91 93245 82575‬: नारायण नारायण 👏🤣😂 very apt! 👍
12/30/17, 8:25 PM – River Bhagyashree: 🤔
12/30/17, 8:34 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Hum… what’s app ke jamane ke log hai…. hum virtual meeting karte hai…. as per everyone’s convenience… 😂😂
12/30/17, 8:45 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: 👍🏼👌🏼नारायण नारायण 🙏🏻
12/30/17, 9:49 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: *सबको अपनी अपनी डिशेस अपने अपने ग्रुप मे हि डालनी है यहाँ नही….और उसे सीक्रेट रख सकते हो*
12/30/17, 10:45 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: *नारायण नारायण* 2 groups have finalised their four main dishes alongwith side dishes…😀🙏🏻
12/30/17, 11:15 PM – BNP Nancy: Four main dishes? Isn’t it one main and one side dish for each group?
12/30/17, 11:16 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Yes…One main dish and one side dish
12/30/17, 11:20 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: But u will give options of 4 to team leaders..and out of those 4 they will select one….and that dish u will have to prepare.This is to avoid duplication…
12/30/17, 11:21 PM – BNP Nancy: Okay

12/31/17, 7:14 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Bahut nainsafi hai yeh
12/31/17, 7:15 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Humara mixed (urla surla) grp banaya… andheri, malad, kandivali, borivali… ab yeh to hona hi tha
12/31/17, 7:16 PM – ‪+91 98676 44839‬: Urla surla🤣🤣
12/31/17, 7:20 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Mag kai tar…
12/31/17, 7:20 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Kase bhetnar amhi sagle…. 😕🙄😔😞
12/31/17, 7:22 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Urla surla…🤣🤣🤣
12/31/17, 7:24 PM – BNP Jagdish Nadar: Amcha tar final zalahaye
12/31/17, 7:28 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Amche pan zale
12/31/17, 7:28 PM – BNP Ashlesha: नका re हसू. सीमा तू माझ्याकडे ये
12/31/17, 7:28 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: 😄😄
12/31/17, 7:32 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Thanks ग
12/31/17, 7:32 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728‬: Koi nahi koi nahi
12/31/17, 7:33 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Considering Seema’s reputation as a renowned risk manager she has been placed on this job…
Ppl from different areas are likely to work more efficiently than the same area…😀


1/1/18, 10:57 AM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Reminder…

Submit ur 4 dishes today…

1/1/18, 10:57 AM – BNP Leena Joshi: Yes sir.

1/1/18, 11:48 AM – ‪+91 97696 54660: 4 main dishes and 4 side dishes or 2  each?

1/1/18, 12:40 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: It can be 4 + 4 or 4 + 2or 3 too

1/1/18, 8:01 PM – BNP Meeta Meher: 2 teams yet to submit the dishes

1/1/18, 10:24 PM – River Bhagyashree: Announcement kab hai dish kaunsa milega usaki

1/1/18, 10:30 PM – ‪+91 98208 16728: Wohi to

1/1/18, 10:39 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Committee members r special invitees..😀

1/1/18, 10:52 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Tomorrow…

1/3/18, 8:47 AM – ‪+91 98208 16728: Anxiety sinks in…. pls pls allot the dishes as soon as possible…

1/3/18, 8:48 AM – ‪+91 98208 16728: Inteha ho gayi…. intejar ki….

1/3/18, 8:49 AM – BNP Leena Joshi: Aayi na kuchch khabar hamare dishes ki😉

1/3/18, 8:49 AM – ‪+91 98208 16728: Yeh humme hai yakin… bewafa woh nahi… fir wajah kya hui… intejar ki

1/3/18, 8:50 AM – ‪+91 98208 16728: 😂

1/3/18, 9:00 AM – BNP NARESH CHABRA: Slight modification with your  permission :

Yeh humme hai yakin… bawarchi  hain hum sahi .. fir wajah kya hui… intejar ki

1/3/18, 9:06 AM – BNP SHAILESH HARANI: @seema,leena and Narendra… अब तो पूरा गाना banta है.. 😃👍🏻👌🏻

1/3/18, 9:38 AM – BNP NARESH CHABRA: 🙂🙂

1/3/18, 9:40 AM – River Bhagyashree: Hehehehehehe.. Yesssss 💪🏻💪🏻

1/3/18, 9:56 AM – BNP SREEDEVI: Now I give the Committees version since we all will be tasting the wonderful preparations by you…

जिसका मुझे था इंतज़ार, जिसके लिए था जीभ बेकरार, वो घडी आ गयी, आ गयी 😃😃😃

1/3/18, 9:57 AM – ‪+91 98331 92058: 👌🏼👌🏼🤣😄

1/3/18, 9:58 AM – BNP SHAILESH HARANI: लो कल्लो Baat… Hon Secretary भी मूड में aa गई… Creativity की leher…. 🌊🌊

1/3/18, 9:58 AM – ‪+91 98208 16728: Oh ho… kya baat…!😄




12/29/17, 8:11 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Dear friends. .
Good evening 🙏🏻

Immensely happy to see u on the track..

Now potluck lunch party…our grand finale of ever-ambitious project.

First phase release…👇🏾
Here r the different groups for different food preparations…(other details will be released soon as second phase release)…

Team leaders are mentioned in bold letters.
A leader has to form a separate WA group including me in all the groups. The team leader is responsible for better coordination among team members.

Plz revert if anyone is missing..

Here r the groups….👇🏾

For Borivli west Group A
*1. Bhagyashree m*
2. Aneesha pant
3. Pranay kate
4. saurabh salvi
5. priti shah
6. prashant Patankar
7. sanjay p
8. rajesh jain
9. Jagdish Nadar

Kandivali east Group B
1. Jyoti Patolia
*2.Bimal Agarwal*
3.Ajay Bhandari
5.Ashok Grover
6.Parnita Ghadge
7.Neha Vivian
8.kanika himani
Kandivali east Group C
1.Shailesh harani
2.meenakshi k
3.meena Maheshwari
4.seemah Gupta
5 . ila Grover
6 Nupur L
7 Ajay L
8.Sunita Bagul

Borivali East Group D

1.Mahadev iyear
2.pradhya more
3. paras jatania
4.Rakesh Baldia
5. Revati Suresh
7.subodh rane
8.gita rane

Borivali East Group E
1.Akhilesh raut
3.lalita raut
4. Nancy
5. Nutan Jaiswal
6 . Upendra Prabhu
7 . Revathi p
8. Sarjerao

Borivali East group F
2. Vandita
3.vishwas joshi
4.leena joshi
5 . Mihir
7.sheela k
8.kishore bhat

Borivali group G
1. Dharmesh
2. Nilesh bhai
3. Geeta Tondon
4. Shereyas D
5.geet mainkar
6.sajid patel
7.Hitesh Sagar
8.Roopa Poojari

Borivali and mix group H
1.Seema Raijada
2.Amar karnad
3.Komal Adhikari
4. Shardul A
5. Ketan waghela
6 .Vishakha Indulakar
7. Seema Agrawal
8. Jitesh Agrawal
12/29/17, 10:03 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Jjagdish added.
Nutan shifted to Nancy

Revati Suresh to paras…


12/29/17, 11:02 PM – BNP SANJAY RAUT: Pot luck lunch party details

Format : inspired by master chef Australia
Teams: 8 Teams
Cuisine: only veg (respecting the choice of the judge “our master chef” for the event)

Master chef: Bela Gupta :
Fellow runner, entrepreneur, global corporate traveller, An avid enthusiast, she has done OXFAM 100k multiple times. She is the owner of the restaurant herbivore BELA GUPTA (www.iherbivore.in)

What teams have to do :
Jointly cook 2 items: one major and one minor. Each team will come up with options which will be discussed with and approved by group leaders. This is to avoid repeats and to have an overall interesting mix.

*Cook for how many: Each team will cook for 10 members(8+2)

Criteria for Judging :
1) Choice of Menu (looking at seasonal and local vegetables any cuisine)
2) Taste
3) Play of textures in the meal
4) Plating of the meal
5) Cleanliness & Hygiene
6) Teamwork effort
7) Presentation by the team
8)exotic-dhinchak names for their items
9)interesting /catchy name for their group

What teams have to coordinate :
a) what, where, how to cook as cooking in BNP is prohibited (also not part of our format)
b) eating plates, serving spoons, bowls glasses, paper napkins, table cloth and paraphernalia for 10 members
C) drinking water for 15 members
d) Portable folding stools /tables /chairs if available
e) Garbage bags
f) Own transportation for team and food till meeting place(to and fro)
g) Tickets for individuals and vehicles


1/5/18, 2:21 PM – BNP SHAILESH HARANI: Sunday, 7th January 2018
BNPgr pot luck lunch party

Programme की रूपरेखा
1) Reporting time
11.00 to 11.15 am
2) Venue: football ground in between two right loops (waterworks and mseb : *easy access* :turn right from main road towards electricity transmission company :@150m easy entry
(yes mobile signals are received in this zone) *parking* :will be a minor issue.. After getting down and transporting the stuff, we will have to go for dispersed parking:few on mseb Road, more on water works road(one can enter from that side)
3) The programme starts at :11:30 am
4) Programme flow
a) Welcome note by BNPgr कमिटी :
b) Special Invitees: Shri. Anant Sir (one of the founders of BNPgr and the strength behind all the endurathons) Shri. Nitin Kale (ace runner and photographer who virtually offered second career options to weight loss winners)
c) Words of wisdom: by Anant sir
d) Introducing the chief guest (bela gupta)
e) Talk by chief guest:
f) “The project experience”… Interactive talks with team leaders of weight loss programme .
g) Contest rules once again explained with little detailing.
h) Team presentations, tasting and interactions with team members by Bela ji

i) प्रीति भोज

j) Rapid-fire QA sessions with winners of weight loss challenge
i) Open mic session :1 / 1. 5-minute talk by participants on specific subjects like:
i) Food the best medicine or food the slow poison
ii) Refined sugar and my experience of leaving it
iii) Rediscovering fruits and their magical power
iv) My journey of “I can not leave tea/coffee/habit to I could do it.”
v ) मैं और मेरी पुरानी jeans.
vi) My weight reduction and लोगों का reactions
vii) Funny things after weight reduction
viii) I have learned the trick:how i will bring my weight within target if it ever goes up.

Closing: 2.30 pm


1/7/18, 4:48 PM – BNP Vishwas: You guys are mad. Anybody would have spent time with families on Sunday afternoon. You guys have come out on Sunday afternoon in hot sunny day, spend money and time for what ?. Cook food and serve to people who are mad like you. In cooking, competition has anybody seen and biggest happiness on the faces of contestants is a feeding other contestants and not of winning the prize. Really we are mad and rare species. It’s not that our mad president and chakaram people like Shailesh are at fault but we all members are fault who encourage them to suggest the out of box ideas which we guys make it a reality . Guys let’s not give credit to anyone for being in such a mad group. Collectively we are best and have come together because we want to have fun from humanity and selflessness. In spite there is a big talk on intolerance is going on we are a bunch of people who all are tolerating each other only because we come together only on one point and that’s happiness and good health of others. I don’t think we should thank for being in the group because you, me everyone deserves to be in this group because of each one’s selflessness. But I will still thank every one of you for tolerating my PJs ( which I think they are best and the whole world thins otherwise. Thanks again.
PS. Can I suggest a name to Meeta’s autobiography?
Meeta Meher..ban to….
( sorry again for this ordinary PJ 🙏)
1/7/18, 4:53 PM – BNP Vishwas: Pardon my grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Could not control the feelings 🙏🙏🙏





1/8/18, 11:17 AM – BNP SHREYAS: *Cabbage Pancake Recipe*
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 small onion finely chopped (optional)
½ cup besan
4 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
1 tsp ginger-garlic-green chilli (roughly grinde)
1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp each dhania jeera powder
1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp turmeric powder, Pinch of hing
1+1 tbsp oil, Salt to taste, water
1. Mix cabbage, onion, besan, fresh coriander along with salt in a bowl.
2. Add red chilli powder, dhaniya & jeera powder, ginger garlic pest and 1 tsp oil and mix well.
3. Now add just enough water to get it together. (this should not be like bhajia batter)
4. Heat a non-stick pan and spread 1 tbsp oil in it.
5. Add cumin seeds. In about 30 seconds, you will get the aroma of the cumin seeds. Now add turmeric powder and hing.
6. Spread the cabbage mixture on the pan evenly.
7. Cook covered on a medium flame for 6-8 minutes till the base is slightly brown. At this point, the bhanole will slide in the pan.
8. Now flip it upside down with the help of a plate. Add little oil if required.
9. Again cook covered till the base is crisp.
10. Serve wedges.



1/8/18, 1:11 PM – BNP Nancy: Soak 2 fistfuls of Soyabeans overnight. Pressure cook them 3-4 whistles. Parboil assorted vegetables like Lauki, carrot, beans, ridgw gourd, onion, tomato, peas etc (or pressure cook for 1-2 whistles). Blend both cooked soybean n vegetables in a mixer. Heat little ghee/butter. Saute spring onions (or white onions) saute sliced mushrooms (or finely chopped bell peppers/zucchini etc). Add the blended soup (pass it thru a sieve to remove any skin, seeds etc n to get a smoother soup). Add salt pepper, little line juice. bring to a boil. Serve hot. It’s a complete meal n filling as Soybeans are rich in protein


1/8/18, 1:44 PM – BNP Nancy: Wash quinoa thoroughly until water runs clear. Soak for 5 minutes. Then drain out water. Add 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa. Add salt, a pinch of Haldi n roasted cumin powder n pressure cook for 3 whistles (just like rice). Don’t overcook it. Parboil vegetables in salted water (zucchini, green, bell peppers, beans, carrots) then refresh them in ice. (To retain their colour) Chop onion, spring onion, cherry tomato, cucumber (without seed), purple cabbage, parsley/basil leaves. In a large bowl, add cooked quinoa, parboiled vegetables, chopped vegetables. Add boiled salted chickpeas, paneer cubes, pomegranate, pista. Mix everything together. For dressing in a bowl take extra virgin olive oil, line juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, dried Italian herbs, oregano. Beat it well n drizzle in the salad. Toss to mix well. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds.
1/8/18, 1:44 PM – BNP Nancy: 👆sorry missed iceberg lettuce

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