Friday, January 23, 2015

Chole Bhature / Chickpeas Gravy With Poori

Chole masala

Ingredients
White chickpeas (boiled) – 300gms
Tomatoes – 2 nos
Onions – 2 nos
Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tbspn
Red chilly powder – ½ tspn
Cumin seeds – 1 tspn
Bay leaf – 1
Chaat masala – ½ tbspn
Cardamom – 3 nos
Cloves – 2 nos
Cashew nuts – 7
Turmeric powder – ¼ tspn
Fresh cream – 1 tbspn
Asafoetida – ½ tspn
Chana masala powder – ½ tspn (optional)
Oil – 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Water as required
Salt to taste
Method
In a vessel, boil the tomatoes, cashew nuts and chopped onions in water and grind them into semi-thick paste.
Heat oil in a wok.
Add in cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves.
Then add chopped onions and fry them till it’s translucent.
Add ginger/garlic paste and sauté until raw smell disappears.
Now add the semi-thick paste (tomatoes, cashew nuts and onions) and sauté for few mins.
Add in the boiled chickpeas and mix well.
Then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chana masala powder and asafoetida and sauté gently.
Sprinkle in little water to get a gravy consistency and add salt as required and cook for few mins.
Finally add fresh cream and coriander leaves and serve hot with bhature.

Bhature: 


Ingredients
All purpose flour / maida – 2 cups
Sugar – 1 tspn
Semolina / rava – 2 tspn
Baking soda – ¼ tspn
Yoghurt / curd – ½ cup
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Water as required
Method
Take maida in a large bowl.
Add semolina, sugar, salt, baking soda to it and mix well.
Now add yoghurt, little water and knead it into smooth dough.
Cover it with a damp cloth and keep it aside to rest for 3 to 4 hrs.
Divide the dough into equal sized balls
Roll them gently to flatten out using rolling pin.
Now heat oil in deep frying wok.
Gently slide the rolled out dough and deep fry them one by one until puff up nicely like pooris.
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Heart Feelings 24

I forgot the days which
we spent sweetly talking to
each other, I never forget the
days which we fought for
simple reasons, why because
those are the days I longed for
your love mostly.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Because I Am Stupid

I never imagine or seen in my dreams,
How very soon it happens,
Before I could figure out,
How it will be to be snubbed,
Though I try hard to hold on.
The bond we share to be alive,
They never have the same fire as I do,
For it to keep going as it meant to be.
Like seasons that alter time to time,
From one to another, too often they change,
The tenderness in their voice,
Now is too sharp to soothe anymore,
I stood far to find them struggle,
Hard to fit into their brand new kinship,
Because I’m stupid for them the way I care much,
Finally to realize the newer versions of them.
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year - 2015

Hi buddies,
                Now it’s again me with a new year post. But this time I am not gonna wish you but to tell what are the resolutions I would like to keep up this year. Last year I was having a tough time coming up with my resolutions. Check out my new year resolutions for the year 2015.
A bad habit I’m going to get rid off:
My laziness (it’s the main thing that occupies me more)
Food I want to eat:
To less fast foods and increase my intake of veggies & fruits
A project I’m gonna to complete:
Fur teddy (I started to stitch it on my birthday 2013, still I dint finish it. So long I took more than a year rofl)
I’d like to spend my time more in doing:
To read more books. (I thought of completing all the downloaded e-books)
A thing to learn:
A new animation course
I’m gonna work hard at:
Not being idle at home (to go out more atleast for a walk daily)
Main area to concentrate:
To find my aim in life (till now I don’t have an aim)
A destination I’d like to visit:
Kerala (this is my long time wish. May be this year it will be fulfilled)

                Now you all know my new year resolutions, tell me your resolutions for this year in the comment box below.
                                                Happy New Year 2015!!!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

No Love No Worries

After a long time, she got a chance to chat online with one of her best friend. The conversation started with formal blah, blah and blahs. But time has changed their friendship in some other way. They chat like they were still best friends, deep inside they lost the feel of friendship as before.
She asked about his life. He excitedly said he is in love again. She wished him luck and said she is happy for him and wiped her tears which flow automatically.
She remembers the day when he proposed her before a year in chat. They never met in person. She was so confused. She experienced heart break already. She doesn’t want to get hurt again in the name of love. She had a strong belief in “True love happens only once in life“. There were so many questions running in her mind. She gently rejected his proposal after much thinking.
She was not ready to accept the fact she is in love too. Slowly she stopped chatting and left him to forget the memories about him.
She made her heart strong and said him to invite her for his marriage. He happily accepted and asked, “Are you in love again?”
She doesn’t expect such a question from him. She replied him simply a “ :) “ and updated her status as
                                       “No Love No Worries”

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Vegetable Noodles

Ingredients
Top ramen noodles – 1 packet
Green peas (boiled) – ¼ cup
Finely chopped onions – ¼ cup
Finely chopped French beans – ¼ cup
Finely chopped carrots – ¼ cup
Finely chopped capsicum – ¼ cup
Chopped spring onions – ¼ cup
Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tspn
Soya sauce – 1 tspn
Red chilly powder – ½ tspn
Garam masala – ¼ tspn
Oil – 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Water as required
Salt to taste
Method
Boil top ramen instant noodles in water for 2 mins without masala powder given with the pack.
Drain the water and transfer the noodles to a bowl.
Heat oil in frying pan.
Add red chilly powder, garam masala powder, top ramen masala powder (given with noodles) to it and sprinkle two tspn water to it immediately or else the masala will turn black and burnt
Now add chopped onions and sauté it.
Then add the ginger & garlic paste and sauté it for few mins until raw smell disappears.
Now add the chopped carrots, chopped French beans and sauté few more mins.
Then add chopped capsicum, boiled green peas, chopped spring onions and sauté it.
Now add soya sauce, salt and mix well.
Cover it with a lid and cook until the vegetables are half cooked.
Finally add the boiled noodles and sauté until the vegetables and masalas coat well with noodles.
Garnish the noodles with coriander leaves and serve it with lemon slice.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Few Things About Me

Even though I mostly write my posts from my experience, I find that I reveal very little about my actual personality on this blog. To know more about myself continue reading…
Here are the ten things you don’t know about me so far.
1.        My name starts with ‘A’ and ends with ‘A’. It’s a 7 letter name. A_____A. (I know now you all try to complete it with all your wild guesses :p )
2.       I live in India and my state is Tamilnadu. I love to be addressed as a tamil girl. My city is surrounded by full of nature, mountains and greens. (lucky to be here).
3.       I like to watch cartoons. My all time favorite is Heidi (the alps girl). I like popeye, kid vs kat, chota bheem, tom & jerry, Scooby doo. (Still like a kid :D)
4.      I am graduated in computer applications. Before I choose this field, I have an aim to be an archaeologist. We don’t have much college offering that course in my state. So I have no options left to take except computer applications. To be my surprise, computers are not boring machines. Eventually I started loving them. As a software professional, there is nothing to wonder that I designed this blog on my own according to my taste :P
5.       I dint use to talk very much to people. I like to think more than talking. There are a lot of times in my life, I dint talk where it’s needed. Even in group discussion of my interview, I spoke only one sentence because after all it is group discussion everyone must get a chance to tell their views. Lol
6.      I love to hug my blanket and sleep, yeah you read it right. It’s my blanket (soooo softy). Usually girls love to hug a teddy bear or pillow and sleep. With a blanket it sounds odd for many.
7.       I am addicted to reading and learning. I like to learn about new things often. Reading ebooks and novels are my favorite time pass.
8.      I am short tempered. I only get anger reasonably and when things go wrong. It depends upon what I said and what they did.
9.      I like to do things perfect. I always start to work well planned and complete it on time. being punctual is what I like. It gets you tension-free and satisfaction.
10.   I find my happiness mostly in small things. Tiny things never failed to amuse me. Like even a donkey is cute when its small :D

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