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Best Of 2010

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An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.  

So lets leave all the old bad memories back and cherish on the happy moments to come.
Feat to the eyes from 2010... 




Like birds, let us,
leave behind what we don’t need to carry,
GRUDGES SADNESS PAIN FEAR and REGRETS.
Life is beautiful, Enjoy it.




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Keep the smile,
leave the tear,
Think of joy,
forget the fear,
Hold the laugh,
leave the pain,
Be joyous ,
Coz its new year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR




Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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Its Season Greetings to All My Lovely friends...
I know I am a kind of lazy in blogging and the reason is also genuine when Mom Cooks for u and u enjoy it the daughter obviously gets lazy :D
Being Studied in a Convent I know in detail how Christmas Is celebrated many memories to go with Christmas.. 
It is that time of the year again, when you are thankful for everything merry and bright. May this Christmas be a delight! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
With The Lovely Wish I Promise to Come back again with something new.
Wishing All A great Holiday,

Rangeela Chawal

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I m kinda lazy to cook these days and the main reason is My Amma…. Now m sure all are wondering is there any relation to laziness and my mom…. It relates so much…. These days Amma is been cooking and m enjoying her delicacies…. That has made me lazy to cook….. That doesn’t mean I don’t cook I do but rarely…. Nd about blogging I am less active…. and that’s y my dear friends I cannot visit each and every blog and drop a comment of appreciation… But all thanks to u sweet people who mail me or ping me and ask me how am I??? And so on…… Lets come up to today’s recipe…… Whenever I think of Capsicum the only thing I can think is using them in a stir fry, tikka bajjis, or rice…. I rarely add them in curries and subjis.. that’s becoz no one prefers them much in subjis….



Rice - 1 cup
Capsicum(yellow, green and red) - 1/2 of each
Cumin seeds/Jeera- 2 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch pieces
Garlic - 4 pods
Green Chillies -2 slit
Salt - for taste

Method:

Dice capsicum into cubes and keep it aside. Now in a pan heat o…

Celebrate This Deepavali With Some Sweet - Kuch Meetha Ho jaye with Chiroti Kheer

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Its just a 4 days for Deepavali… and m sure all are busy preparing sweets and savories for this Deepavali…. I m posting the wishes and a sweet today itself as I may not be able to blog for some time.
Deepavali is the festival of Lights. The word 'Deepavali' is made up of two simple words. 'Deepa' means light and 'Avali' means a row. Hence 'Deepavali' means a row of lights. The festival is associated with many legends and beliefs. One of them is to commemorate the killing of Narakasura, a notorious demon, by Lord Krishna.  Narakasura, because of his previous store of virtue, had been granted a boon at the moment of his death. He asked that his death might ever be, commemorated as a day of feasting. Hence Deepavali is known as 'Naraka Chaturdashi.
So this Deepavali, as you shop for Diyas, ponder upon its flame's spiritual nature. It will not only beautify and brighten your home, but will remind you of the transformations that it is meant to bring wi…

Masala Chips Chat

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It’s a kinda cooking blues these days… ;)... I just peep into all blogs nd crave for the food.... Sorry that i couldn't leave comments over there.... I will soon get back to all ur blogs dearies. But yeh cooking something delicious I m always Game!!!!. How about using sweet potato chips and making something yummy…. How about a chat????? Sounds new na….. I got this idea long time back….. If both the chutneys are ready it can be made in a Jiffy….


For the Sweet Chutney: 200 grams dates
100 grams tamarind
1/2 cup jaggery
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
1/4 teaspoon black salt
salt to taste Method:

1.Remove seeds from the dates and tamarind, wash it, add 1 teacup of water and jaggery. Leave for 2 hours.
2.Cook in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.Allow the mixture to cool.
3.Thereafter, blend in a liquidiser and strain the pulp.
4.Add chilli powder, cumin seed powder, black salt and salt.
5.Mix all the ingredients properly and store this chutney in air tight …

Broccoli Soup

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Its been long time I blogged…. I m a kind of busy these days.. but if one asks me doing what I haveno answer….. :P May be I have turned  to be a bit lazy…… :D… Ok for a lazy dizzy evening how about something quick and easy or say something very healthy and which can be made in a jiffy ????? So here is a healthy soup

What we need and how to make : Broccoli – 1 (wash and remove the florets) Onion – 1 finely chopped Garlic – 3-4 finely chopped Milk - 1 cup Water - 1 cup Salt and pepper to taste Butter – 1 tsp Italian seasoning as per taste
Method
In a deep bottom pan add a tsp of butter and sauté onions and garlic. When the they turn golden brown add broccoli florets Italian seasoning (a tsp or less)and fry for 2 or 3 minutes Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool Blend in the mixer into a fine puree. Put it back into the pan add milk and cook it for another 5-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Tastes Yum Yum  when u add lozza love in it. Sign…

Methi Thepla

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Whenever I think of Cooking especially some simple dishes I don’t have any kind of fuss… and may be the reason is it takes only few minutes to get into it…. Whenever I get mails or requests from either anonymous people or even friends or may be FB friends telling me that they tried my dishes and it came out really yum…. I feel so fascinated…. And I keep repeating the same to Guru. And the talk starts like this.. A: U know I got a mail from so n so that she tried my dish and it came out super.. G:  yeh those r fool proof dishes na dear. A: But still trying is gr8 nave and over that telling me is so sweet… I end the talk and go back to my work after 10 minutes… A: I m really fascinated U kno… G: y??? A: I told u I got a mail… G: oh tht one u told me once…. Y r u repeating A: but still it feels gr8 nd I feel like telling it over and over.. And so goes my fascinating talks…. Sometimes when I get mails or my friends tell me about it I feel y not u guys comment in my blog instead of pinging me…. It wou…

Til Juice/ Yellu Juice

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Hello Everybody!!!  Hope all ya had a great weekend….. Mine was superb…. And today it’s such a tiring day…. I did nothing but just Drink, Eat, and sleep yet I was Tired, irritated and Grumpy: P. My sweetie pie mamama made some natural drink to burn the heat(mind me it’s too hot these days) ….


And It was just super and yum JJJ And that’s Til Juice Here is what we need : White Sesame/Yellu- 100 Gm Elaichi Powder/Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Grated Jaggery - 100 gm
Method:
Wash and Soak sesame in water for 10-15 minutes. Grind this in mixer grinder.
After the seeds are ground properly, add the jaggery and grind it properly until the jaggery is ground well. Add required quantity of water while grinding(make sure u do not add excess water when grinding orelse the sesame seeds will not be ground well).
Filter the ground ingredients using filter or a fine muslin cloth. Add more water to liquefy and make it into a juice consistency. Now add the elaichi powder and mix well. Its tastes Super. Sesame seeds …

Quench Ur Thirst With Something Healthy and Nice........

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I m always Game when it comes to Fresh fruit juices or even Milk Shakes… But when it comes to plain milk m not that fond of it… I can have a cuppa milk at nyt that’s the only time I can drink milk on its own: D Yeh yeh m fussy I know I am sure many of u r there to accompany me :P. It started getting back to the hot sweating days from the rains. Its getting me still crazy, thirsty nd thirsty… Guru always tells me drink atleast a glass of milk or eat curds but I used to avoid it… these days I started listening to him by Drinking Milk Shakes (after all there are fruits also in it apart from milk J ) and he is totally happy… He too enjoys the drink on weekends……. J This was what I made today just to quench the Thirst…… Apple Banana Milk Shake




What I did was peeled 2 Apples and chopped them out….. In the same way peeled 2 bananas and chopped them too and Blended it till smooth. Now I added 2 tbsp of honey and 2 cups of milk and again started blending it for some seconds. And Here it is Ready. Appl…

Makai Gobi

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When it comes to corns I love to just boil them add a blob of butter, salt and lime or even pepper…. How Many of U Love It this Way??????  But this time I had fresh corns in abundance and and I had to try varieties of corn delicacies… And as I had a big Cauliflower I ended up making this curry. We have always heard about gobi mutter but this one is something new which I tried and it was just yummy.


Ingredients : Cauliflower - 1
Fresh Corn Kernels- 2 cups
Salt
Oil - 21/2 tsp
Tomato paste -1/2 cup(paste of Freshly Ground Tomatoes)
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves -4
Aniseed or saunf- ½ tsp Jeera – ½ tsp

To grind :
Onion - 2
Garlic - 10 pieces
Jeera - 1 tsp
Coriander - 1 1/2 tsp
Cashews - 15
Chilli powder – 1 ½  tsp
Green chillies - 3
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Preparation: Cut the cauliflower into big pieces; wash them in cold water and salt. Cook Corn kernels and Gobi separately until done and keep aside.
Heat some oil in a pan add the cloves, saunf,jeera and cinnamon.
Add the ground paste to it; let it boil…