Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Yummy Recipe By Mummy - Mooli Patte Ki Sabji ( Radish Leaves)

Winters is known for green vegetables added to Menu, tasty stuffed paranthas and much more.

One addon on vegetables available in market is Radish(Mooli). Winters are incomplete without Radish paranthas and radish in Salad and few add on recipes from the treasure of my Kumauni Culture.

I often wonder why people throw away the radish leaves while they can seriously be one of the most taste enhancing part of your meals if you are a green leaf lover.

So here I m with a yummy and easy recipe with Radish leaves.

Mooli Patte (Radish Leaves) Ki Sabji

Ingredients :
Radish Leaves (Mooli Patte) - Washed And Finely Chopped
(P.S. I bought 1Kg Radish with Leaves and used leaves for this dish)
Radish - 1 (Chopped )
Green Chilli - 1 (Chopped)
Garlic - 4-5 flakes  (Finely Chopped)
Ginger (Finely Chopped)
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Red Chilli (Sabut/Full) - 2
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Hing - 1/4tsp
Mustard Oil - 2tbsp
Salt - To Taste

Method :
1. Take Mustard oil in pan and let it get hot.
2. Now add Cumin seeds, hing and sabut red chilli and saute
3. Add garlic, ginger, green chilli and radish.
4. Add spices salt and turmeric powder.  Mix well.
5. Now add radish leaves, mix well, cover and let it cook untill its dry completely.

Mooli Patte  Ki Sabji is ready. Serve hot with Dal Tadka and roti.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Yummy Recipe By Mummy - Rum Fruit Cake, Christmas Special

Christmas always calls for celebrations. Not only because its Christmas but also because its brings a long, much awaited holidays and some beautiful family time.

This Christmas, baking Rum Fruit Cake was on top in my To-Do list and hence preparations started a month back with soaking of dried berries, prunes, cherries, blackcurrants, raisins and dired pineapple & mango in rum and caramel syrup.

So today Christmas, for me get started with baking my first ever Rum Fruit Cake and it turn out to be yummilicious (Flaunting *wink wink*)

Here's my recipe for you all, do try :)

My Yummilicious Rum Fruit Cake 

Rum Fruit Cake
Ingredients :
Dried Fruits and Berries - 2Cups (I used blackcurrants, raspberries, carnberries, prunes, blueberries, cherries, raisins, dried mango and dired pineapple)
Rum - For Soaking  (I used Old Monk Rum)
All purpose flour (Maida) - 2½ cups
Sugar - 2Cups
Powdered Sugar - 2Cups
Butter - 1Cup
Eggs - 4 ( Separate yolk and eggwhite)
Orange Marmalade - 4tbsp
Baking Powder - 2tsp
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1tsp
Cinnamon powder - ½  tsp
Cardamom powder - ½  tsp
Nutmeg powder - ½  tsp
Jeera powder - ½  tsp
Dried ginger powder - ½  tsp
Method :
1. Soak all dried fruits and berries in rum and caramel syrup.
(P.S. *For Caramel syrup - take 4tsp of sugar and heat it with 2tsp of water at medium heat untill sugar melts and turns brown
*Add Rum to soak the berries fully and store in an airtight jar.
*U can soak from 3 days to 3-4months for enhancing the flavour, mix berries once a day)
Berries Mix Soaked For One Month

2. Sift together all dry ingredients ( flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder , cardamom powder, nutmeg powder , jeera powder and dried ginger powder )
3. In a pan heat 1½ cups sugar with 1tsp water, keep stirring until sugar melts and becomes dark brown in color, then add 3/4 cup hot water.
(P.S. Be careful while adding hot water as sugar syrup will splash while adding water)
4. In a pan take butter add 2cups powdered sugar and beat untill its creamy, now add egg yolk one by one and beat untill its nicely mixed.
5. Now add dry ingredients slowly and mix  untill properly combined.
6. Now add vanilla essesnce, orange marmalade and caramel syrup (prepared in step 3) and mix well.
7. Strain the rum soaked berries and save the rum.
8. Mix strained berries with 1tsp all purpose flour.
(P.S. It will save berries from sinking to the base of cake)
9. Add berries to the mix and fold well.
10. Beat eggwhite untill forthy, add 2tsp powdered sugar and beat untill glossy and gently add it to cake batter.

Cake Better Ready To Be Baked

11. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C.
12. Grease the cake pan and cover it properly with greased parchment paper.
13. Pour the batter in cake pan and bake at 180C for around 50minutes or untill done.
(Check using a toothpick, insert it in cake and if it comes out clean your cake is done. 1 baked at 180C for 55minutes in my Samsung microwave convection mode)
14. Brush the saved rum (from strained berries) over the cake to enhance the flavour.

Rum Fruit Cake 

Yummilicious Rum Fruit Cake is ready :)

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Birthday Made Special , My Three Years Big Construction Vehicles Fanatic

Toothless Grins Turned Into Melodious Laughters,
Constant Stare Converted Into NonStop Chatters,
Crawls Are Now Unending Runs,
Those Ten Little Tiny Toes Are Now Grown Up.

Birthday Boy Super Happy With His Favourite Construction Vehicles Theme Decor 

When it comes to your little ones every moment counts and deserve a mark in life but with those little ones time flies.

My little love turned into three years big boy on 9th October and  I still feels is just yesterday when I hold him very first time.
Birthdays are always so very special and they are more special when it comes to celebrate your little ones big day. They live in their own beautiful world and creating the same aura in his day is surely a dream of every parent. 

My Son is a vehicle lover, his world rotates around construction vehicles which he adore the most. ( Trust me he can identify and name , more construction vehicles then you *Proud Mom Show Off* **wink**)

But his love for construction vehicles becomes difficult to convert into his birthday decor. Here Nidhi, teacher by profession and creative owner of Nidhi Creation by passion comes to rescue, gorgeous lady with a beautiful heart and amazing creative skills made my Son's birthday special.

She can create magic with her creativity. When we first spoke, she was super confident and eager to help me with my Son's birthday decorations as she loved the Theme of construction vehicles and I trusted her confidence.

She made beautiful wall hangings, birthday banner, centre piece for table, an "I Am Three" banner and a beautiful photo prop with the theme i loved and exactly what we shortlisted after a little conversation.

Here's The Glimpse if her beautiful work.

Birthday Banner

"I Am 3 "Banner

Centre Table Decor 

Beautiful Wall Hangings 

Birthday Boy With Photo Prop6

Nidhi kudos to you such amazing work and all your efforts for my Kiddo's birthday and making it memorable. Thanks dearie.

So every parent out there who is looking for some theme based birthday decorations, birthday party favors and much more personalised stuff. Nidhi is the one you should contact. She can make anything in much reasonable price, ships across the country and the outcome is worth a wait.

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. This post is just a small gesture to show my gratitude towards the Gorgeous lady.

Yummy Recipe By Mummy : Chicken Curry

Winters always makes me lazy but the love for chicken is unending. We mostly have chicken in dinner with parantha's or naan but the foodie in me always love and enjoy having chicken curry with plain rice. So whats better than having rice and chicken curry combo for lunch. So here's my quick and super yummy recipe for chicken curry.

Chicken Curry

Ingredients :
Chicken - 500gms
Onion - 3-4 (paste)
Tomato - 2-3 (Pureed)
Garlic paste - 1tbsp
Green Chilly -  2 (Finely Chopped)
Ginger paste -  1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Corriander Leaves - For Garnish
Oil - 2tsp
Salt - To Taste

Method :
1. In a pan add oil, add cumin seeds and allow them crackle
2. Now add onion paste, garlic & ginger paste and saute till golden brown.
3. Add green chilles and tomato puree. Keep stirring.
4. Once tomato puree dries, add  turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dhaniya powder and salt. Saute.
5. Add Chicken. Mix well and let it cook till its golden brown.
6. Add 1 cup water. Cover and let it shimmer untill chicken is properly cooked.
7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Chicken Curry is ready to be served with plain rice or zeera rice or paranthas.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

From Braun, Leader In Epilation -12 Things Only Epilator Users Will Know

Ever thought, why epilation is better than other traditional method of Hair Removal for females like waxing , depilation cream etc. The benefit being doing at convenience whenever or pain reduction attachments which definitely helps and much more. Braun is a leader in epilation category.

Braun lets you in on the secret things only seasoned epilator users know..

We dare you to make the switch and see for yourself. Warning, side effects include experiencing non-stop beautifully smooth, silky skin that you won’t be able to keep your hands off!

1. Its Addictive : Yes, really. It unveils baby soft, smooth skin like you haven’t experienced since pre-puberty - all at the press of a button. And once you start, you’ll find yourself scheduling regular dates in your diary to keep it feeling super smooth around  the clock!

2. There are no in-between days Yup, you heard right. It catches even the teeny weeny hairs. 0.5mm to be precise. That’s 4 x shorter than waxing  – without the regrowth period, or the price tag, or the mess…

…and its long lasting : That coveted smoooooth feeling genuinely  lasts, seriously. Cue gasps of shock from your girlfriends when they have a feel of your smooth skin 4 weeks on, and you reply with the name of your beloved epilator  - Braun Silk-épil  9 SkinSpa  in lieu of your monthly salon appointment when they ask your secret.

4. News alert, News alert, you can get quality results from the comfort of your home : There are no cons, only fuss free, quicand easy hair removal  - and even better,  you can expect lighter and less noticeable hair regrowth with continued use. We’re SOLD.

5. Its helping you become more financially savvy : All the money you’ve  saved from cancelling regular waxing  appointments can be spent saving for your future or that dress you were lustinafter; or that lipstick, or that handbag The moral of the story is: the cost of 1 x epilator  means you need 0 x salon waxing  appointments = more money for you at the end of each month, without compromising on smoothness or convenience. #Winning

6. Your wardrobe forecast is smooth legs & body with a chance of [sunshine / rain / wind] : The elements  are the only thing informing your outfit  choice  and not your grooming (or lack of!).

7. In terms of pain, epilation really isn’t that bad at all.
In fact, Braun Silk-épil  epilators have a clever massage attachment for gentler epilation, and you can totally epilate in the bath or shower too. Warm water = relaxed and soothed skin = less discomfort for you! As a total pro, epilation is now virtually painless = you’re totally hooked  and there’s no turning back, ever. #teamepilation

8. It’s not just for your legs : Oh no. It’s a hard working beauty multi-tasker that every woman  needs in her grooming arsenal. It can also be used on underarms, arms, face and the bikini area. Hello head-to-toe satin skin!

9. It’s suitable for all women and all skin types : That’s right sensitive  types, this is user friendly  for you, too! With two speed modes  available,  it’s been crafted for women  to select from speed 1 for extra gentle epilation, and speed 2 for extra efficient epilation. Simply switch on, hold at a 90 degree angle to the body  part you’re epilating, slowly glide against  the direction of the hair growth and et voila, fuzz-free  skin in an instant!

10. It appeals to the woman inside each of us : who likes to stay in control of her appearance at all times. It’s guaranteed thorough hair removal  and prevents pesky ingrown hairs, thanks to its sophisticated design. Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa2 includes Braun’s  most efficient epilator to date alongside two exfoliation brushes - including the NEW Deep Exfoliation  Brush which provides 6x5 better exfoliation vs. a manual exfoliation scrub alone. One word. Sweeeeet.

11. It’s a hair removal device + confidence booster in one : You’re able to have beautifully smooth, silky skin at the press of a button - with long lasting results and importantly, when it suits you. Hello confidence boost and that accompanying spring-in-your-step your sister / BFF / boyfriend / Mum has noticed.

12. It’s Jessica Alba’s chosen method of hair removal : and hey, you’re  tight (code for you’ve  read an amazing beauty interview with her and know she’s pro-epilation). If it’s good enough for Jessica’s pins, then it’s good enough for you!

So gorgeous divas out there its time to ditch painful waxing process and get ready for easy hair removal with Braun epilator.

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About Braun :
Braun, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble founded in Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry technical innovation, reliable quality and distinctive design. These range from electric shavers and beauty products to hair care appliances. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tech Guide - Different Browsers Available In The Market

Internet is a big evolution in technology with lots of browsers available with awesome features and properties. Its time to know the most used browsers these days.

Google Chrome –
Google chrome is mostly used in India for Net Browsing. It’s a Google’s product hence works very well in all the google searches that we execute. It has broad compatibility with different languages that are used in website creation/ publishing. Google chrome is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Now 32 bit systems are getting out of date and 64 bit are capturing all the new market as they are equipped with the latest technology and other supporting elements. The latest version of chrome for 64 bit available is 48.0.2564.109.

Mozilla Firefox –
Firefox is used as a browser mostly outside India. Indians also use it but chrome is more popular here than Firefox. Those who love Firefox, don’t want to use any other browser. It has in-build (default) feature to open the web page in the new tab. Firefox helps you to search whatsoever you are searching, by pre-loaded search engines for Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, eBay etc.. You can enter the search item and selected search engine starts searching for you. There are many other facilities available that will make you fell in love with this browser. Mozilla Firefox is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Latest version available is 50.0.2.

Internet Explorer –
This is the default browser that comes with Microsoft Windows. People very less use this browser as it comes with basic features. However there are many settings that are not available with other browsers hence officially only IE is allowed in most of the companies. Few of the features are Visual Search Provider, improved security, pinning web sites to Windows task bar etc.. You can monitor the performance impact of all the add-ons and encourages users to disable those that slow the things down. It supports only Windows (32 and 64 bit) as it’s a component of Window. Latest available version is 12.0.

Safari –
This browser is a default browser of Macintosh OS, like IE is for Windows. It works only with Apple gadgets. It was first released in 2003, while its mobile version was released in 2007 with the introduction of iPhone. It provide various features like URL path navigation, activity window, inline dictionary, selection to speech etc.. Previous version of Safari had also supported the Windows OS but now it doesn’t support Windows any more. Latest available version in the market is 10.0.

Opera –
Opera desktop browser is not very popular in comparison of others but its mobile version is used widely by the mobile industry. It has features like Speed dial, Tab arrangement & placements, animated themes. The biggest feature it has is integrated ad blocker. ‘Opera Mini’ is a web browser designed for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Latest opera version available in the market is 41.0.2353.69.

Edge –
Edge is the new browser introduced by Microsoft with the release of Windows10. It has many features but that are limited to Windows 10 version like, it can use Cortana as a search assistance, Microsoft Edge allows you to add your own web notes to a web page. You can select the theme of your choice to darken or lighten the screen, you can analyzing a site’s performance etc.. You can say that with this Microsoft has created a strong competition in the market. How long will the Edge run, only time will show but with time market is going to be very competitive.

Vivaldi –
It is a combination of Opera and Chrome by taking best features from each. It is equally useful for the regular and powerful users. Here powerful refers to the users who like fast navigation, smarter browsing, clever bookmarking, shortcuts etc. that a regular user hardly uses. Few of its features are fast and refined control, visual bookmark, session handling capability, concurrent web pages (side by side) etc.. It supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux platform. Its latest version available in the market is 1.6.689.32.

P.S. Please make a note that different versions mentioned with each browser type meant to be changed with time or as product owner/s releases their new version.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Book Review: Kashmir 90 By Vineet Mishra.

Kashmir 90

Author : Vineet Mishra 
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Frog Books (Leadstart)

Book's Epigram :
The story Kashmir 90 starts in 2011 and travels back in time accidentally over an animated conversation between two friends, Vineet and Shiv. The heart wrenching and the most unfortunate events of 1989 – 1990 in Kashmir caused the ripples which gave rise to this roller coaster tale that destiny wrote for Shiv.

Shiv Pandit, a proud Kashmiri young boy of their valley and a darling of his local community, who has the world on his feet after getting admission in Engineering College of Srinagar, starts his journey of becoming a man from a boy along with numerous other youngsters from all across the country. During the hostel life, he meets new roommates and develops a great bond with them through a few hilarious and funny events. He also develops a soft corner toward a girl named Maya from Kerala. The college life was like a dream for him.

In the background, the extremist fringe was spreading the lethal hate in the air of Kashmir. The hate bomb when exploded, shook the soul of Kashmir, the book biggest casualty was the Kashmiri Pandit community.

The college was also closed down and the students who had gone for a winter break could never return to their college!

Shiv loses his roots, his college, his cradle and his love. He finds himself at the junction of unknown crossroads of life.

This new path of destiny takes him to different parts of the country to rediscover faith in humanity, friendship and love. In turn, it brings along new relationships, disappointments, fun, thrill and adventures.

But the changing politics of the country, Ram Janmabhoomi movements and the Bombay riots create surge in his life and cause a chain reaction that brings him to a point where once again he finds himself in a situation where he could lose it all!

Will he again accept the fate and drift along or fight for his treasure of life?

My Critique:
The book is nicely written and to the point. The story has a flow that keeps you with itself. The characterization is strong and vital to the movement of the tale. It’s a beautiful love story from the valleys of Kashmir which will mesmerize you at every moment. The narration is carried out in a very effective manner. The book traces the the journey of Shiv Pandit, a Kashmiri Pandit who lives a carefree life in beautiful Kashmir. Plight of the Kashmiri Pandits is deeply conveyed in the story. The transformation of Shiv from a young and carefree guy to a sensible man during the course of the story was spellbinding. Love story of Shiv amd Maya is entralling and includes love, seperation due to unavoidable circumstances and after lots of ups and downs, being together again forever. (Happy Ending to the beautiful love story).

Author has explained the trauma Kasmiri Pandits feel in those terrible days very well and made me feel the pain, they must have felt at that terrible situation in their own country.

The book is a emotional journey to read and feel. The story very strongly shows the friendship between Shiv, Sushant and Bala and Sushant's love for Maya. It keep you binded to the story and you will just go flow. The way chapters are named is superb, with short name you dont get any idea what coming up in new chapter and it keep to glued with the book.

Readers can easily relate to the characters, they are framed beautifully by author. The plot is quite realistic and express the pain of Kashmir.

In just 216 pages author sums up lots of emotions, stories and much more very beautifully. A must read for everyone.

About The Author :
Vineet started his journey from Dehradun having done his schooling there before moving to Bangalore for his engineering from B.M.S.College. Having completed his engineering he joined the Corporate World and since then has been working at various locations in India n Abroad. He completed Executive Program in Business Management from IIMC and is also a PMP certified professional. He is presently settled in Mumbai and is working in the field of Project Management.

This is his second book having written,Vinu, I am getting married earlier and working on his third book titled Twin Trouble.

Apart from writing fiction, Vineet Mishra has other hobbies including his passion for riding.
He is also a proud HOG (Harley Davidson Owner) and enjoys long rides.

Rating : 4.5/ 5

Best Buy : Best Price Available On
                  Amazon:  Kindle : Rs.157/-  Paperback : Rs 225/-

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Drive The Hextraordinary - Hexa Experience Centre, Gurugram

Well being busy was on my charts last month as we moved to our new home and its all about setting up in all new place and much more. Family outings and fun was missing from our busy life. So, when I got to know about Hexa Experience Centre in Gurugram, I decided to go for the #HexaExperience. Having an automobile-savvy husband, it wasn't difficult to convince him. It was almost 40-45Kms drive from my place, but the long drive was definitely worth as it has Hextraordinary experience ahead. 

Last weekend, Tata Motors added spark to the weekend of the residents of Delhi and NCR by hosting a Tata Hexa Experience Centre in Leisure Valley, Gurugram. Yes, an entire centre dedicated to Tata. Along with stunning Tata Hexa car, there were a host of Tata brands and other activities which made weekend aww-so-awesome. 

Its a huge fun event, There were photobooth's, food court, entertainment centre for kids, Tata brands shops, refreshment corner and of course the stunner, Tata Hexa at the centre.

6 gear manual transmission in Hexa is very comfortable. It has superb pickup and The four drive modes ensure an amazingly smooth driving experience. The interiors are grandeur. Its a 7 seater, and is spacious and very comfortable. Mood lighting just took my heart away. It also have removable screens on the windows to protect you from sun in summers.

I was thrilled to see the off road track, as I was excited to know how it got executed at a place with traffic as the biggest hurdle. But to my surprise the track was made with perfection but they have every single hurdle there which you might experience while driving in India and Ground Clearance, Hill Descent, Hill Hold Control and the ABS made crossing every hurdle easy.

It was an awesome experiance driving the super awesome Tata Hexa. The entire centre was a fun zone, from live entertainment, to food zone, a perfect kids zone to keep my son engaged to a pet adoption centre with some cute little friends (Dog Lovers Bliss) .

It was an funfilled amazing weekend , live entertainment, junk food, some masti with kiddo and an awesome Hexa drive, gives my weekend a perfect end.