Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New year

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Wishing everyone a Happy and a Prosperous New year. Hoping everything good and me looking forward for 2014, had too many good and bad times in 2013. Now all those have become sweetest memories. Also thanks for all of those who walked in, walked together with me, still walking with me (hoping they will stay with me), walked out and those who taught lessons in my life. After a long break planned for a New Year resolution, hopefully have to follow and will follow. Iam geared up and cheered up to take all the steps to get my dreams come true.

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Feeling Tired (blabber)

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Feeling Tired in Learning lessons — We could not guess what people think, do, even their attitudes changes.  In each and each every relationship there is someone who knows the value of that relationship and wants to continue that relationship till the end of their life. Since because of this they change themselves completely (desire, mind, attitude even the self respect) but the other one thinks the one as fool.  Everything goes well when there is not a word money, but when this word involves everything changes upside down (thinks get hidden, too many lies, too many fights, too many misunderstanding, too many heartaches, health disorder, delay in work, lack of concentration, financial problems and so on),finally pushed to breakup. Being beaten up by too many relationships for about a decade and a year; console myself by taking these as, learning lessons in life. Wish hereafter I don’t want to learn the same lesson. Wondering this is why people stay away from many things.

Soya chunks – Soya and Green Peas kurma

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Soya chunks so called as Vegetarian meat.  I love this a lot, it has been the substitute for chicken and meat. Being a non-vegetarian, I just wondered what to cook with this, since I knew very few recipes related to this. When I tried this it taste delicious and started collecting recipes with soyachunks. Here is one of the recipe, what I have experimented and felt delicious, so about to share with you.

 

 

How to cook Soya chunks:

soya2  Take lots of water in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. Once it comes to a good boil, add     soya chunks and switch off the flame. Cover with a lid and let it rest for 15 mins by which the soya would have doubled the size. Now pour this over colander and rinse with lots of water. Squeeze off the excess water with your hands and set it aside.

Soya and green peas kurma

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Ingredients:

  • Soya Chunks – 3 cups (cooked)
  • Green peas – 1 cup(boiled)
  • Big Onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 ½  nos
  • Green chillies – 1 nos
  • Cardomom – 2 pods
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – little
  • Salt
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coconut(shredded) – ½ cup
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tsp
  • Fennel (Anise) – 2tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger- garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – little
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Cornflour powder – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Finely chop onions, tomatoes, soya chunks and slit the green chilly into two halves.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mustard, cumin seeds. Wait till it sizzle.
  • Add  ginger- garlic paste and onion, fry it for 5 mins. Add turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Coriander powder, salt. Saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add tomatoes, sauté for 5 mins. Cover with the lid, wait till the oil separates.
  • Grind coconut, fennel and poppy seeds together to a fine paste.
  • Mix milk with cornflour and keep it aside.
  • Add  soya chunks and green peas, stir it for about 5 mins.
  • Add the ground masala and stir it for 5 mins, add a cup of water and cover with the lid.
  • When its boiled add stir and pour the milk.
  • Stir it for a minute and wait till it boil.
  • Wait till  the gravy thickens. Garnish with coriander leaves

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This dish goes out well with rotis.