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Monday, October 10, 2011

My New Induction Cooktop

This has been my first experience with buying an electric appliance online. I order for Morphy Richards Chef Pro Induction Cooktop from Flipkart.com. The ran  a price comparison online and found that they had the best deal and also Morphy Richards is a reliable company. The product also has a free Stainless Steel kadai free with it and good functions too. The price was Rs4046 and I bought it with a 3 month emi of Rs 1349/month. The emi has no extra processign fee or such for 3 months emi availing. The offer was a really cool one.





But the order came the next day, broken. This put me in total disappointment and every was telling me that 'this is what happens when you buy online'. I have been an online shopping freak and I love to shop online. It was the safety concern that has been keeping me away and this experience put me in total disaster. I promptly mailed the Flipkart customer service the same day. And the next day too. I called them up as I was very impatient. They asked me to mail a picture of the broken product. Soon after I received a mail saying that my order has been replaced effectively and I finally received a brand new one yesterday.

I prepared chicken curry in it today. It simply works great. Now I do not have to worry about my gas supply as I can easily handle cooking with my Morphy Richards Chef Pro Induction cooktop and my Preethi Rice cooker.

All thanks to Flipkartfor their great service. I have placed new order for my Sony Vaio laptop, hard disk and laptop cooling pad. Waiting to have it delivered. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Erachi Pathiri (Chicken Pathiri-Roti)

This is an Ifthar Snack in the Kozhikode area of Kerala. The snack is really very tasty and your family will surely love it for tea. I just prepared the dish day before yesterday for ifthar, I have my family asking for it everyday.

Ingredients

-> Chicken - 1/2 cup-minced
-> Turmeric powder -1/2tsp
-> Oil - 2tbsp
-> Onion - 4
-> Green Chilli chopped - 10
-> Chopped ginger - 1 piece
-> Garlic - 8 cloves
-> Coriander leaf - 1 tbsp
-> Curry leaf
-> Pudina - 1tsp
-> Maida - 1 cup
-> Water -
- Egg - 5
-> Sugar -
-> Elaichi powder - a pinch

METHOD


  1. Cook chicken in salt and turmeric. Allow it to cool and mince it.
  2. Saute onion, green chilli, ginger, garlic and the leaves in oil til cooked. 
  3. After it is done, add the chicken,cook and keep aside. 
  4. Make a dough with Maida, water and little salt.
  5. Make the dough into small balls and roll into puri sized rotis.
  6. After rolling 1 puri, place a layer of the mix onto the central area of the puri and flatten. 
  7. Place the second puri over it and close the edges in the circular manner itself.Roll up the edge.
  8. similiarly create all the Pathiris.
  9. Now, deep fry the pathris in oil.
  10. mix together egg, elaichi powder and sugar. 
  11. Dip the fried pathris in the egg mix and toast it on a tava with little oil.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Product Recommendation: Ariel 2 in 1 Oxy Blue

Hi all

I am adding a new category to the blog to keep you updated with my experiences with products, places, and restaurants.

This one is about the Ariel 2 in 1 Oxy Blue detergent powder. Initially I was using Tide PLus. Tide plus is of lower price than Ariel Oxy blue which is priced at 170 Rs/kg. But tide is not much effective in cleaning dirt from the clothes and it gives a not so pleasant smell to your clothes and also you have to use too much of the powder.

But with Ariel Oxyblue, it simply is superb. You just have to add a scoop for 1 full load top load washing machine wash cycle. The clothes become very clean and have a good aroma in them. If you can compare well, the product is very well worth the price. If you have tough stains, then soak the clothe in a detergent solution for some time and just scrub with your hands and add into the washing machien load. The stain will be nowhere to be found after the wash.

Share Your experiences too

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Special Tapioca Cutlet

Ingredients

  • Tapioca - 500g
  • Turmeric powder - 2tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 5 leaces
  • Salt
  • Oil
For Gravy
  • Small Onion chopped - 50g
  • ginger chopped - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic chopped - 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seed - 1tsp
  • Fenugeek - 1tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Red Chilli powder - 3tsp

Palak Vegetable Curry

Ingredients

-> Palak grated - 1 cup
-> Carrot, beans, cauliflower, Potato diced, green peas - 1/2 cup each
-> Mushrrom -4
-> Onions finely chopped - 3
-> Tomato finely chopped - 4
-> Ginger, garlic, green chilli chopped - 2tsp
-> red chilli powder - 1tsp
-> Coriander powder - 1 tsp
-> Turmeric powder - 1tsp
-> Garam masala - 1tsp
-> Pepper powder - 2tsp
-> Fresh Cream - 400ml
-> Butter - 30 ml
-> Salt
-> Sugar - 2 tsp
-> Oil - 30ml

METHOD

  1. Remove the stalk from the palak, cook and grind to a paste.
  2. Heat pan and pour oil. add ginger, garlic & green chilli and saute.
  3. Add onions and saute well. Add tomatoes. 
  4. When done, add the masala powders. Saute
  5. Add the palak paste. Add boiled vegetables and mushrooms.
  6. When the curry boils well, add salt and sugar.
  7. Add cream and butter and remove from fire.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Coconut Pudding

Hey!!

I havent tried this but will soon for my son's first birthday. Got this recipe from my sis Rizvana Manzoor.

Soak China Grass in water for about an hour. Boil milk. After it boils, add the china grass and stir in low flame till it dissolves. After its dissolved, add condensed milk and tender coconut pieces. Stir. Add sugar as required. Add the coconut water. make sure that you buy the tender coconut with less of sweet water and more of tender coconut.

Switch off the falem and allow to cool. Refrigerate and use the next day

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vegetable Dosa

Usually I soak and grind just raw rice and urad dal for Dosa. I got a tip from grandma last day to use 3 parts of normal rice like chenkalpatt etc with 1 part of raw rice. I used 2 cups of Doppi rice with 3/4 cup of raw rice and 1/2 cup of urad dal. The mix was very fine. I left it to soak overnight and ground it in the  morning. Kept it in the fridge at night and used it the next day morning, that's today.

The same boring dosa. I wanted something new and then a simple idea was to make vegetable dosa.

Chopped up 1 carrot and 5 beans in the chopper. Cut out potato into very small pieces. After pouring oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves and saute the vegetables. After this cools, add to the dosa mix.

Pour out dosas as usual. Serve with chutney. Very very tasty