Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lip smacking tangy tasty GOBI MANCHURIAN

A big Hiiiiiiiiiiiii  to all my dear blogger friends.  Again, have returned back to the blogging world with a wonderful restaurant style "Gobi Manchurian" recipe.  As I was browsing for a good Manchurian recipe in Youtube, I got hooked on to Salonica of 'Ready, Steady Eat". This recipe is fool proof and a perfect replica of the finest restaurants who boasts of their special authentic Gobi Manchurian in their menu.  I have prepared this many times, the pics I share here are with a combo of Manchurian & Fried Rice and Manchurian & Hakka Noodles.   I loved both the combos and were instant hits among my family and friends. 

Thanks to Salonica and her wonderful recipe.
Here is the linkhttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HO9uwYK76tc if you want to watch her live, else please follow the recipe below :

 Ingredients (1)
Cauli flower florets
Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder 1/2 tsp

Ingredients (2) Batter
Corn flour 1/4 cup
All Purpose flour 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Water 3/4 cup

Ingredients (3) Sauce
Oil 1 tbsp
Onion one finely chopped
Garlic one tsp minced
Adrak two tsp minced
Green chilly paste 1,tbsp
Tomato sauce 1/4 cup
Red Chilly or hot sauce 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce 2 tbsp
Vinegar 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Spring onion garnish

Ingredients (4) For gravy
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Water 1 cup
Spring onion garnish

Marinate cauliflower florets with ginger paste, garlic paste, chilly powder, salt and mix well. Now add florets, mix well  and let it sit for fifteen minutes.

Make batter with corn flour, all purpose flour and rice flour. Mix well. Now add pepper powder and little salt. Add water and bring the flour mix to a coating consistency without any lumps, not too watery.  Then, pour this mix to the marinated cauli florets. Mix well with hand that all the florets are coated well. Deep fry these in oil to golden color and drain. Keep aside.

In kadai, heat oil and add onions,  now add ginger, garlic and green chilly paste. Sauté till it changes color. Once it changes color, add tomato sauce and chilly sauce. Then add soya sauce, sugar and vinegar. Now put the cauliflorets and little salt.

To make it as gravy, mix the corn flour with one cup water and mix well without lumps. Mix the cauliflorets  and check for salt.

This dish goes well as a Starter and also a side dish.

Enjoy !!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day wishes to all the mothers in the world, the pic says it all :):)


Friday, May 9, 2014

Cricket, cricket and only cricket is all that I hear now

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

Cricket season has begun, some may ask me "When did the season end?", that's true in view of the Indian Cricketing scene.  I think my craze for the sport begun when I was quite young with my older brothers and cousins fighting for tickets to go to Chepauk Stadium.  I did not quite know the intricacies of the game, but would put my foot forward to go to those matches where my siblings would decide to be a part of the crowd.  More than the cricket, the home made preparations of my mom used to lure me, the idlis doused with mulagapodi and sesame oil which keeps it soft for hours together, the tangy tasty puliyodharai accompanied with vadams (fries) and pappads. When we do not visit the grounds to watch live watches, we had the running commentary on the radio by eminent cricketers who would describe the scene of the ground to its minute details.

But, the scene is so different nowadays.  Being a resident of UAE, had the privilege to enjoy few matches here. Tickets online with courier to deliver these to your home.  No food or beverage allowed inside the ground. Food courts serving from chips to Burgers to Vada Pav :):) Big screens come alive for updates. 

For those, who are not so fortunate to be on the ground, there are channels  who does the live telecast.  But, nowadays, the advertisements are flooding the channel and one can view the programs being telecast in between the ads.  Here comes the Star Sports channel who has this wonderful live telecast with minimum ads, quick replays etc etc.  These channels are a boon to cricket enthusiasts who would not want to miss even a single action.

Hurray IPL and hurray all the teams and the players for providing us daily entertainment.

Kanna Chitchat, keep calm, the Flipkart vouchers are on the way :):)


Friday, April 25, 2014


This post is a part of  Cricket just got better! Activity by starsports.com in association with BlogAdda.com
Cricket, in particular IPL is packed with entertainment and most of us are  fully connected and enjoy the game, more so, when it becomes very competitive while CSK, (my team since the first IPL) is in action.

At home, there is never a  match when I would watch it alone.  We had a big group of either cousins dropping in or friends who would come with huge snack bags and my only kitchen work would be the preparation of 'tea' or serving them bottles of soft drinks.  Occasionally, I would stack my freezer with Cornettos too.

By and large, one of the best site to watch sports is the Star Sports channel, not judging by the fact that prizes for this contest is sponsored by them :):) It is true to the fact that the telecast is actually 'LIVE' as it happens.  The clarity of the telecast is to be appreciated.

A huge mind preparation begins at the dawn as to how to go about the day in terms of time management.  There are many instances which can be quoted about the crazy acts by me to watch the match, dodging commitments, but none can beat this.  It was this crucial Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals and I wanted to enjoy the match right from the toss. Was thinking hard how to go about the 'leave' business with my boss who had already scheduled two important meetings during the time of the match that day.  Finally, I went to office as usual, then at about 11 am, slowly began to complain about back pain/catch which was supposedly slowly increasing.  Several sincere advises followed from my colleagues and the office boy even offered to get me a Brufen from the nearby Pharmacy.  I chuckled inside and wanted to continue my agony comments complimented with sick facial expressions.  Time was ticking, hence had to hurry up with the act of increasing  pain. I reached peak at about 11.45 am and with a sobered look on my face, clutching my back, tried to push the door and entered my boss's room.  Seeing my condition, he compelled me to go home instantly and even offered to drive me home. Sheepishly but politely, I refused but had to take the invite from my friend who dropped me home. I was taken aback, when he parked his car and wanted to wait at home for me to get better. I wanted to tell him that I would be better off, left alone :):)instead told him that I would keep updating and he need not stay back disturbing his busy schedule.

Hurray, am at home just in time for the match.  Toss was on and voila, CSK won the toss and were going to bat first. Made myself comfortable in the couch with cushions stacked up along with hot lunch and all the remotes/phones at my reach.  Was thanking my stars and the match begins on an excellent note. Sixers and fours, CSK was cruising. Here, comes call after call to enquire about my back pain/catch.  Keeping my tone low, had to convince everyone that I am certainly feeling far better and proper rest for the remaining day, would certainly make me bounce back to work the next day.  Half hour passed and no calls, happy me.  Then my peace and enjoyment short-lived by the call from my boss requesting me in an apologetic tone,  if I can attend the meeting thro' video call. He must have felt bad about the request, hence made sure that I was lying on the couch and attending the meeting. Two solid hours passed with me on video conference and the whole office team listening to me and the sad part was I had to put up a sober face in front of them.  . Match was kept on mute, and occasional eye contact on the screen to update with the score was really giving me eye sore. It was very difficult to control not to smile when Dhoni hit six after six. I cursed myself for having lied about something not worth it.  I would have been able to enjoy the scene better at work. Finally, the meeting over and  coincided with the  finishing 20 overs of CSK.   By the time the RR started playing, stream of office friends dropping in to enquire about my back.  Finally, was able to enjoy the last five overs of RR and of course CSK won.  I was overcome with emotions and let out by clapping and dancing happily. Never,  I vouched would think of health issues to take leave from work.  Recalling the episode, finding it very hilarious now but not so at the moment.
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