Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Cabbage Pakora | Cabbage Fritters

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cup chopped Cabbage
  • 3 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 1/2 Besan flour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:



1. Take all the dry ingredients in bowl with little amount of water. Mix it without lumps.
2. Add cabbage and chillies in it and mix well.
3. Heat oil in pan over medium flame. Take a small portion of mixture in spoon/hand and drop it in the heated oil.
4. Fry the both sides until it turn to golden brown. Remove the excess oil using paper tissue.
5. Serve hot with chutney or sauce.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Cricket Crazimania

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I am not a big fan of cricket in my early childhood days.  But slowly I got addicted to the game. Now I am attacked to the sweet disease Cricket Crazimania  :) I am a diehard  fan of  Chennai Super Kings. How I became so close to Cricket in my life??? 
My Dad is the only person love to watch cricket in my home. I always scold him to change the channel and keep some movies, but he never listen to anyone. The Remote control was  my Dad control until the match got over.  So, every day i was  forced to hear the running commentary.  After few years, I wanted to know why this game is  so popular in all age groups. With so much of curiosity, I went  to  near  my dad asked to teach me that game. My dad happily explained all about the cricket. First the cricket terms are I felt like some Mathematical term. After watching few matches I fell in love with that thrilling, fun, emotional Game.
Before, I used to scold my dad to change the channel. Now my sisters started  to telling me the same :P... I finish  all  my work before the match starts. If I have some pending works to do, I will postpone that work. Always I give first preference to watch cricket. Some silly things I did for not to miss a single shot.


Group Studying at my Home:   We had a function in one of my relative's home on IPL Match day. I lied to my parents that “I have an important class test tomorrow. So, I cannot come with you. Already I called my friends for group studying in our home. So you carry on daddy and amma. I stay in home and I have lot to study for tomorrow test”. Once my friends arrived, we  went to my room and watched the match without missing a single innings.  

Keeping Alarm in mobile: In my last semester, I had some pending works for completing the project. I was working on it seriously. That day the match was on 3 Pm. I had a fear that i missed the match in my busy schedule (Project). So, I kept alarm in my mobile for reminding me the match time.

Setting TV ON timer: This is a funny trick not to miss a shot. It worked for me great.  I Kept the Star sports channel, set the TV timer ON to Match timing, raised the volume level and turned off the TV. All set as i planned and  I was taking rest on bed and ended up to sleep. After an hour, I woke up on hearing the loud noise from TV.  I  freshen up myself and continued  to watch the match without missing a shot.

StarSports.com
StarSports.com is a boon to all Sports Lovers.  The New Website looks Stunning with many new features. It has changed the way I follow the game. The Most loving feature in the StarSports.com is ACTION RECAP and SCOREBOARD. I downloaded Star Sports App in my Mobile too. It’s in my Handy always. Now I do  not have tension and worry about missing the shot. I can watch it whenever I wish, I want.


 This post is a part of Cricket just got better! Activity by starsports.com in association with BlogAdda.com.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mysore Bonda

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup urad daal
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp chopped Ginger
  • 1 tsp Peppercorn
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method for Preparing Mysore Bonda



1. Wash and soak urad daal in water for about 4 hours. 
2. Drain the water and finely grind the daal in blender.
3. Add onion, peppercorn, ginger, asafoetita and salt. Mix it well.
4. Heat oil in the pan.
5. Rinse your hand with water, take a small portion from the batter. make it like a ball and drop it into the heated oil.
6. Fry it over medium flame until the both sides turns to golden brown colour and crispy.
7. Remove the excess oil using paper towel.
8. Serve with Coconut Chutney.


 

Friday, 18 April 2014

How To Clean The Mushrooms

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Cleaning the mushroom is quite easy process. It has only 2 steps.

What you need?
Mushroom
Dry Paper tissue/Paper Towel

Method:
Rub the mushroom with paper towel/tissue. Wipe it until the black dirt goes away.
Remove the stem gently.( Twist and pull it)

Note:
Mushrooms are extremely porous. Do not soak it in water, then it will be like a sponge.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pumpkin Penne Pasta

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup Penne Pasta
  • 1 Medium slice of fresh pumpkin
  • 8 ounce of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of mozerrela cheese
  • 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup of Bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of salt

Method 


1. Boil the penne pasta with a tablespoon of oil and 1/2 tsp of salt.
2. Drain the water and Rinse in the cold water and drain again.
3. Discard the pumpkin skin and cut into small cubes.
4. Steam the cubbed pumpkin and blend it in the blender.


1. Heat pan.  Add butter and onion, sauté it until translucent.
2. Add all purpose flour, mix until thick.
3. Pour milk in it and stir for couple of minutes.
4. Now add pumpkin puree, cream cheese, mozzerella cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir until all cheese melt.
5. Add Penne pasta into the creamy mixture and cook for about 5 minutes.
6. Sprinkle Bread crumbs and cilantro and serve.


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Carrot Halwa | Gajar Ka Halwa

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இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்


Ingredients
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 no of Cashew
  • 5 no of Almond
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt

Method


1. Heat 2 tbsp of butter in pan, roast cashew and almond.

2. Add grated carrot and milk in it, cook  in medium flame until the milk completely evaporated.

3. Add cardamom powder, salt and give a stir.

4. Add sugar in it, stir constantly and cook till the sugar thickens.

5. Add butter and mix well. Remove from the flame.



Friday, 11 April 2014

Tandoori Chicken

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Ingredients:
  • 2 Chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of curd
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp Salt

Method:


  1. Wash the chicken and slit it with knife.
  2. Take a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients (expect chicken) and mix well.
  3. Take chicken and rub it in the mixture.
  4. Marinade the chicken for 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 420 F (Bake mode)
  6. Take a baking pan, place the marinaded chicken and spray olive oil on it. 
  7. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  8. Serve with Ranch dip and sliced onions.