Best Banana bread recipe is here.

Well, I was just managing the posts in my FaceBook group ChatniSonth and here it was a post by Mr. John Politte for his grandmother’s banana cake.

Today this recipe turned out to the best banana bread ever baked by me. Very simple recipe as well. Thank you John.

Ingredients –

2 Cups of all purpose flour

1 Pinch of rock salt

1 Tsp (yes) baking soda

Mix all together

3 Bananas medium big sized

1/2 Cup butter or desi ghee or refind oil

( I used 6 tbsps of desi ghee and 4 tbsps of refind oil)

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp vanilla essence

Method – (Too simple)

Beat well sugar and butter very well by a big spoon/whisk. Let it be double the size.

Mash and mix all wet ingredients very well.

Now add dry ingredients like all purpose flour, salt and baking soda mix.

Pour in greased pan and bake for 1 hour (almost) in preheated oven at 170-180 degree Celsius.

Check the color and remove and cool it well before slicing.

Matar Qadeem’s hidden gem Bengali sweet shop.

So you are in Qatar(Doha) and keep searching for a very good quality sweetshop?

Let me tell you about a small hidden gem kind of outlet which sells mind blowing typical great craftsmanship kind of Bengali sweets. We explored it multiple times and finally found that what is actually good to buy from their outlet.

These three sweets as shown in the picture above are the best ones. White rasgulla, Black gulab jamun, and cham cham. They have such a to die for taste that I never had such kind of perfectly made sweets even in India since long. May be because of heavy adulteration factor due to massive population there. But in Doha this shop is serving best delicacies for your tastebuds.

Let me explain you further. The oil they are using is must be of very high quality and when you start chewing these juicy treats they are actually melt in the mouth kind of. They reach the last corner of your tongue to give that immense happiness of dense taste.

So here the shop details. Shop name is Chand Pur Restaurant and it is almost next(2-3 shops ahead) to Indian Samoosa shop(that tiny shop famous for chicken and veggie samboosa) on main Matar Qadeem commercial road. 

Please do try these sweets and check yourself that how is the taste.

PS : The sweets are very extra sweet so better start buying with little quantity and later on increase the buying if you really like them.

10 Tips before planning Loch Nessy (Scotland)Trip.

Well I will not take much of your time and will share some of my own experienced ideas for you so that you can plan this fabulous but little disappointing trip in advance.

Soldiers memorial

1- The tour bus/coaches – They are highly professionals and hardly gives you any time to spend at the main shore stoppage of Loch Ness. (Not more than 10-15 minutes).

2- The drivers/guides – Ours was a female guide driver who kept guiding us about certain eateries and washrooms but again she was also highly professional and was driving quite fast. So try to get a seat near window to see and click the beautiful Scotland’s highland.

3- Be quick – You are initially going to see micro seconds glimpses of Harry Potter related sites and major 3-4 bridges of Ireland. So just keep your eyes open for the first 1 hour of the start of your trip.

4- Hire a cab/car – Loch Ness or Harry Potter trips if you are a big fan go for personal transport. You will be able to see the places in real and with plenty of own time.

5- Not much vegetarian feasts around – Just keep some good and heavy snacks and cold drinks with you. Eat ice creams and baked cakes and muffins. These trips stop at small hypermarkets or eateries where you can hardly get any good vegetarian meal kind of thing. Plan in advance.

6- Washrooms – A big issue almost everywhere. Initially they stop in between and there is a public toilet with 50 Pennies fees. Go for it. If you are opting for that small restaurant’s free toilet, trust me at least 60-70 people will be there in line. Again I insist opt for own transport if you wish to avoid such things.

7- Short time stoppage – Each place they stop for very short time and that is for reason. They need to return back in time to Edinburgh. Roads are highly zigzagged and they must be trying to keep you safe. Better come back to the bus/coach in time.

8- Shopping – All prices on highland tour stoppages shops are bit cheaper from Edinburgh. So better buy from there. I repented for not buying a bag for 49 GBPs and because I loved it so much so bought the same one in Edinburgh for 55 GBPs.

9- Avoid small kids – This trip is not meant for small kids like below 10 years. As 80% of the time you are in bus sitting and looking outside. They are bore, lot many start howling and crying as well. Opt for personal vehicles to avoid such issues if you can afford.

10- Trip plan – Check the facts before booking. Like in our trip we saw one World war soldiers memorial, Loch Ness, Three Sisters mountain range etc but we thought they are taking us Isle of sky as well. Our fault that it was not included.

Please do check the fact that if you are going for a whole lake’s trip(not possible by being in guided tour in bus/coach or just crossing the lake for good money to reach the other side of the lake?Make sure with the driver/guide about this. People think they are paying for whole lake’s trip. But whole lake’s trip is very expensive and needs 2-4 hours in fact. Only possible by a days trip in own vehicle.

Last tip. Keep the google around. When your guide asks you that how many Lochs(Lakes) are there in Scotland? 10-20-30? And if you reply 4000 plus actually ….. they feel happy for their country. They are very proud of William Wallis and their heroes mentions in several Hollywood movies as well.

Happy Journey!

Our tour guide/driver – Ms Kelly(amazing person)

Five smart moves to be liked at work place.

1- Listen just listen don’t speak – Yup! Just listen for first few months and keep listening with little abbreviations like Really! Really? Oh! Oh! God! Oh! My God! . Staying in voversation without giving any opinions at all. If asked just quickly close the matter with any genuine excuse like “I have no idea actually” or “I will ask my brother about that as he is quite good at these kind of things”. Stay simple n close as well.

2- Big snack packs or lunchbox – Whatever you eat good at work place, share it. Lot many times anxieties and stress comes with long working hours and people behave oddly with hungry tummies. So whatever you eat, just share it. It will make you famous, liked and adored.

3- Be clean – Go to wash room often and come out with wiping your hands with your own hand towel not a tissue paper. Do it 5-7 times a day. People actually like clean people and trust them more. This was suggested by lot many behavior therapists as well.

4- Keep an eye on empty parking lots – Suggest it often. Or any easy commuting to office ways. People love when they get solutions for such things.

5- Never talk about others to others – Yes! Backbiting creates issues. 69% of work stress comes from backbiting or passing on personal talks in between to others. Stop it or just don’t initiate it. Even if your boss tries to do it. Just smile and don’t say a single word forward.

All the best .

20 Things you should do at work to impress your boss.

My book “Ask Prachi about life” is available on amazon and notion press website.

1- Reach office 5–10 minutes before your boss.This reflects your disciplined routine habits.Set multiple alarms to get up on time everyday.

2- Wear clean and well ironed clothes everyday. Cleanliness shows that you are taking a good care of yourself first.

3- Avoid wearing too many brands or lot many designer clothes. Keep yourself simple and humble. Showing off too many clothes and not repeating same dress for long time creates a kind of insecurity and hype about you. That is why highly fashionable people face criticism and useless stress at workplace.

4- Keep your desk clean and again without keeping expensive things like mug or flask on it. Don’t do that. Stay simple and clean.

5- Always cover your feet. This is a basic problem with multi Asian country people. Especially females. They have dirty feet without pedicure still they wear opem thick grey brown sandals in the name of comfort. Do not do that. Wear sports shoes or ballerinas but cover your feet. All the time.

6- Avoid strong perfumes. But stay fragranced. With pungent dirty smell of armpit and body odor everybody gonna dislike you hard. Same with panty liners. Females can smell it but they don’t pay attention that how much dirty their images goes around with that body smell.

7- Keep yourself updated about whatever is going on or about to come. But stay quite and do try to not to show off. Let your boss inform you.

8- Do not speak aloud, laugh aloud or stay close to opposite sex all the time. Bosses notice that but never mention that. They just make your image likewise.

9- Stay alert, focused with high attention to details.Keeping few empty folders, big envelops, blank papers and tit bits of stationary in a separate drawer makes you high in boss’s eyes.

10- Check twice. Before handing over anything to your boss, just check in one more time. Same with emails. My husband taught me this. Spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. You can improve yourself this way.

11- Never go too close to Boss’s Boss. He might get insecure. Envy you.

12- Avoid getting too personal. No discussions of personal issues. At all. Just stay reserve and mysterious. Open books have no charm.

13- No interest. Smile and tight lipped. This is the best way to react to any personal, political or office secret discussions in between you n boss. Let him speak and you just act like a puppet. No opinions. Stay quite.

14- Less weight in hand. Try to take smaller bags and lunch boxes or visible transparent bags to the office. It shows that you have to interest in taking things like office stationaries to home.

15- Last and most important thing. Less use of mobile or calls at workplace. This really matters. Do not get lured by what others are doing. Stay focused and avoid too much use of internet/technology in front of your Boss.

16- Treat everybody with great respect and never ever indulge in a fight or gossip crowds. Avoid insulting anybody.

17- Be on time. Projects, emails, correspondence just show your best and on time. Honesty reflects and same with commitments. Late work creates issues for your Boss’s performances as well. Let him be cooperated with your finest performances.

18- Ask questions and get full information about the work given by boss. They will feel proud and satisfied. Just do what they asked you to do. I remember that one of my boss was very much hyped about a presentation. So I asked him about the font size even. He guided me for more things like colors and backgrounds. This really matters. Be open and ask him about every thing in details. Lot many times even bosses need help.

19- Make an imaginary team. Check and keep in the mind that who can do what best at his potential. Suggest that if boss is in hurry or confusion. Speak softest way and check if he agrees to it or not. Boss will get the idea and may not that time but later he will use that tip.

20- Researches and drafts. Keep an eye around the upcoming things. Make few drafts and present to your boss so that he can save some time in doing it on time. I had around 30–35 drafts of emails to potential buyers. When my boss came to know, he asked for a copy and started using it a lot. He is still my best friend after so many years I left that company.

All the best.

Mango cheesecake without cheese.

Images are mine. Not so good but trust me, it tastes amazingly awesome.

Made mango cheese cake without cheese. And it turned out to be same to same like one high end restaurant’s Strawberry cheesecake. Thanks to that Chef friend who gave the tips(hidden secret). Recipe coming soon on my blog prachiable.com. #mangocheesecakebyprachi #mangocheesecakeatlrachiabledotcom #mangocheesecakerecipe

Thanks to my FaceBook Chef friend who works in a classic five star hotel, spilled the beans and told me this hidden secret recipe. It took only 10-12 minutes to fix this recipe.

There are many twists and turns to take this mango cheesecake recipe to another level.

Just remember that very soon many food bloggers and chefs are going to copy this easy peasy recipe and will claim that they invented it.

How to identify that they copy my recipe? Check today’s date 27TH JUNE,2019. Now next any recipe resembling mine is a theft. Clear theft.Haaaa Haaaa Haaaa Haaa

Half bowl already gone.What a yummmm treat. I made it with langda mango. Somehow I got it in Doha.

So here is the recipe ~

Ingredients

1- 1 Pack of Hide n Seeks vanilla cream biscuits

2- 1 Big langda mango’s sieved pulp

3- 1 Tin Puck cream

4- 1 Sachet of gelatin

5- 1 Cup hung curd

6- 1/2 cup water

7- 1 cup powdered sugar

8- 1/4 cup salted Kerrigold butter (any brand)

Method

1- Make a semi fine powder of cream biscuits in a food chopper or processor, mix in butter and again mix very well.

2- Now in a bowl, spread this powdered biscuits and press very hard with fingers and spoon.

3- In the food processor jar, mix in hung curd, half cup of powdered sugar, cream, half cup of mango pulp very well. Let it remain like that.

4- Now boil half cup of water and mix in gelatin sachet very well. Mix it until it dissolves fully.

5- Let it cool for few minutes and mix half it in cream pulp and half in mango pulp.

6- Spread the cream mix over the biscuits layer.

7- Keep it in fridge for 10 minutes.

8- Take out the bowl and carefully mix half cup of powdered sugar in the mango pulp and immediately spread it over the cream mix. Brush it or spoon it very lightly over the cream mix.

9- Either keep the bowl in the down section of the fridge for 6-8 hours or keep it in the freezer for 1-2 hours.

10- Before serving keep this cheese cake out side for 30-50 minutes so that you can slice it smoothly otherwise that biscuit layer won’t come out easily.

9 Points to check red flags in a company before you join.

1- Ask the interviewer that how long is the lunch break? 1 Hour means good, 30 minutes ok and 10–15 minutes means red flag. Visit that company during lunch break to see if people are really enjoying free time? 
2- Pantry facilities.(This matters as weirdo companies give only water but real good companies keep tea coffee milk water and other things in pantry). Just ask if they have equipped pantry)?
3- Do they ever call on weekends. Never means good but sometimes means they are snooty and blood suckers.
4- How they treat an employee if he takes emergency leave two times in a month for genuine reason? Ask it. And check the face of HR interviewer. You will get the answer.
5- If interview is in office itself check the dressing sense of the people walking around. Highly sophisticated means they are happy. Shabby means they are coming for just money, not enjoying work culture and working at lowest encouragement.
6- Check the interviewer’s own face and body language too. If he is crisp, happily smiling often and wearing nice clothes with good shoes, he is with good company. If he is extra strict and very proud and snooty that means he is getting quite good company and feels proud of being there. Commitment comes from good financial situations and less stress.
7- And best part is to check how females are in that office? Females are always happy heart. If they are getting paid on time and get good salaries and comfortable but highly disciplined working they pay for self dressing and looks. If they are looking shabby trust me they are under high stress.
8- Check for the helping staff around, if no-one around that means a lot but if lot many helpers around serving tea and coffee this shows they want their employees to focus and work more.
9- Last but most important thing, when you go for the interview check the cars in the parking lot. Males generally buy good cars if they are getting good salaries that too on time. 

10- Chairs. Last point. Check which kind of chairs they are providing to their staff? If it is very good and comfortable, they care and might be taking lot of work. Interior designers suggest now a days that chair is one of the major point to give a person that feel of not getting up early. But if the chairs are very bad and cheap, no matter what package they are offering to you, your health is going to suffer very badly.

11- Females and males. Well dressed up females means they are giving good packages, extra well dressed males means there is loads of politics and performance/work pressure in the atmosphere.

My three best buys from Sohni Dharti event in Al Waha Club.

Since so many years I wait for Sohni Dharti event in Al Khor. Not only because I am a bags seller but also to buy these 3 goodies from a Pakistani vendor.

I got sweet tooth. And these nan khatais are to die for damn good n tasty n yummy.

This fried onions are amazing to mix in biryanis and kebabs. Trust me. Amazing quality.

And sevaiyans are amazing as well. Very high quality and no smell of fried oil at all. They just make the kheer amazing.

The vendor’s contact number is 00974-66655165.Al Motaaly WLL.

But please be warned these nan khatais are too damn addictive. Lols.

Let us improve our demands to Indian politicians.

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१- क्या आपने पूरे इंडिया में किसी राजयपाल को मुख्यमंत्री के काम में हस्तक्षेप करते देखा है जितना की दिल्ली में दिल्ली के उपराजयपाल टांग अड़ाते रहते हैं.

२- क्यों पूरे इंडिया में सरकारी स्कूलों में दिल्ली के सरकारी स्कूलों की तरह बायोमेट्रिक सिस्टम नहीं लगाए जा रहे हैं? ताकि शिक्षक सही समय पर आके पूरा समय बच्चो के विकास पर व्यतीत करें?

३- नेताओं के ऊपर सवाल उठाये जाते हैं, उनकी शिक्षा की डिग्रीयों पर आवाज क्यों नहीं उठायी जा रही है?

४- चुनाव आयोग को चाहिए की जिस तरह हर सरकारी नौकरी करने वाले की डिग्रीयों की जांच करवाई जाती है उसी तरह इन नेताओं की डिग्रीयों और आपराधिक रिकार्ड्स की भी जांच होनी चाहिए.

५- जिस नेता के ऊपर २ से ज्यादा गंभीर आपराधिक व् वित्तये अनियमितता मामले दर्ज हों उनको चुनाव न लड़ने दिया जाये.

६- मोदी सरकार की बुराई करने वालों से एक सवाल है. क्या आपने हाल के वर्षों में असमी हिन्दुओं के ऊपर कोई अत्याचार की घटना सुनी है? क्या आपने मुजफ्फरनगर के दंगे क्यों हुए थे उसकी सच्चाई जानने की जरुरत महसूस की है?

७- उत्तर प्रदेश में योगी जी बहुत बुरे लग रहे होंगे सबको. यादव परिवार के अरबों के बालू खनन के बारे में गूगल करके देखिये. आपको कई दिनों तक नींद नहीं आएगी.

८- अम्बानी परिवार की बेटी व् बेटे की शादी के विडिओ देखे होंगे आपने. जेवर साफ़ दिख रहा है. कभी लालू यादव, मुलायम सिंह, अमित शाह के परिवार के शादी के समारोहों इतने साफ़ फोटो दिखाए हैं मीडिया वालों ने?

९- मीडिया बिकी हुयी है, इनकी मदद से ही आम आदमी को बेवकूफ बनाके कोई न कोई फिर से कुर्सी पे बैठेगा.

१०- इन नेताओं से अब सरकारी कूड़ादान मांगो, अपने घर के आगे मांगो, उसको समय पे उठवाने और उस कूड़े का सही निस्तारण मांगो.

११ इन नेताओं को मजबूर करो की केवल पढ़े लिखे व् ईमानदार कैंडिडेट्स को चुनाव में उतारें.

१२- अगर किसी नेता का बच्चा चुनाव के मैदान में है पार्टी के टिकट से उसको वोट मत दो. भगा दो और जमानत तक जब्त करवा दो.

१३- आम आदमी पार्टी अगर प्राइवेट स्कूल्ज को फीस न बढ़ाने और बढ़ी हुयी फीस वापस करने पर बाध्ये कर सकती है तो मुंबई सरकार ये क्यों नहीं कर सकती जहाँ कई नामचीन प्राइवेट स्कूल्ज अरबों रुपए कमा रहे हैं. क्यूंकि सारे फ़िल्मी सितारे और उद्योगपति अपने बच्चे उन्ही दो तीन स्कूलों में पढ़ाते हैं.

१४- अगर गोवा की सरकार पेट्रोल पे सब्सिडी दे सकती है तो बाकी सरकारें क्यों नहीं दे सकती?

१५- इन सारे नेताओं से कहो की अगर अपने परिवार के लोगों को बढ़ावा देना बंद करोगे तभी बात आगे बढ़ेगी. वरना जाओ भाड़ में.

१६- हमारा सवा सौ करोड़ लोगों का देश है, हमको सिर्फ १०००० ईमानदार व् बेहद वादे लिखे लोगों को चुनना है जो हमारे देश को तरक्की के रस्ते पर आगे ले जाएँ. चाहें वो गरीब हों, किसी भी जाति के हों और किसी भी धरम के हों.

१७- अगर आज १०० मुस्लिम एक्सपोर्टर्स मिलके तय कर लें की गरीब मुस्लिमों के बच्चो के लिए फ्री टेक्निकल यूनिवर्सिटी बनानी है तो मुस्लिम गरीब तबके के बच्चे भी आगे बढ़ सकते हैं. पर न तो ये बड़े बड़े फ़िल्मी स्टार्स कुछ करते हैं न ये अमीर नेता न उद्योगपति. क्यूंकि गरीबो के बच्चों ने ही तो इनके मुरादाबादी कारखानों में लोटे घिसने हैं और भदोही में कालीन बनाने हैं. वोही हाल इन हिन्दू नेताओं का है जो बड़े बड़े उद्योगपति हैं और अब नेता बन गए हैं.

१८- अमरीका के लोग प्राकृतिक संसाधनों के बचाव के लिए लड़ाई लड़ रहे हैं, हमसे अपनी गंगा नदी के उत्थान के लिए नहीं लड़ा जाता. एक जुट होके इन नेताओं से सवाल जवाब होना चाहिए. इनको बढ़ए करना चाहिए की खुली प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में गांव के लोगों को आदिवासिओं को उनकी शिकायतों को सुनें.

१९- जो लोग कहते हैं की गैस पहुंचाई, बिजली पहुंचाई उनसे ये पूछो की जो रह गए उनको पहुंचाई हैं न. उनसे पहले २०१४ तक जिनके पास गैस और बिजली थी उनको किसने पहुंचाई थी?

२०- भारत एक परमाणु शक्ति है, ये अभी चार साल में नहीं हुआ है, केरल में सौ प्रतिशत साक्षरता है, ये भी अभी चार साल में नहीं हुआ है, हरित क्रांति, संचार क्रांति, श्वेत क्रांति अभी चार साल में नहीं हुई थीं.भारत में कितने इंजीनियरिंग और मेडिकल कॉलेजेस हैं अगर उनको गिनने बैठोगे तो जो देश भर में आई टी आई और राज्ये स्तर के पॉलिटेक्निक्स का विशद जाल बिछा हुआ उनको भी भूल जाओगे. पॉलिटेक्निक के डिप्लोमा होल्डर इंजिनीयर्स भी बाद में खुद को डिग्री होल्डर बनाने के कई एक्साम्स दे सकते हैं. हमारे देश में शिक्षा विभाग कितना उच्च स्तर का है सब पढ़े लिखे जानते हैं. सं १९५१ में सबसे पहला आई आई टी खुल गया था हमारे यहाँ.

२१- हमारे पास कांग्रेस शासन में बना सेटेलाइट केंद्र इसरो है तो हमारे पास आरअसअस संचालित सरस्वती शिशु मंदिरों जैसे संसथान भी हैं जहाँ मुस्लिम बच्चे भी पढ़ते हैं.

२२- नेताओं को गालियां देने से कुछ नहीं होगा. इनको बाध्ये करना होगा की हमको समय पर कूड़ा उठाने वाला चाहिए, सडकों पर गड्ढे नहीं चाहिए, हर दस हजार के लोगों की आबादी के लिए एक एम्बुलेंस चाहिए, बड़ी कम्पनिओं को जोर देके ये करवाना होगा की अपने मुनाफे का ५ प्रतिशत देश के विकास में लगाए. महिलाओं के लिए सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करें. बलात्कार के केसों में १५ दिन के अंदर केस निपटा कर १६वें दिन बलात्कारी को फांसी दे दी जाये.

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Galwati kebabs most easiest way with chicken frankies.

Picture courtesy – Mrs. Yogita 

Most easiest way to make not so authentic galawati kebabs will add this recipe to your regular weekends/party menu for sure.

All you need is chicken frankies packet of 10.

Ingredients 

1- 10 Frankies on room temperature

2- 1/4 Cup cashews 

3- 1/4 Cup thick curd

4- 1 Cup fried fresh onions

5- 1 Tbsp garam masala

6- 1 Tsp green cardamom powder

7- 1 Tsp black pepper powder

8- 1 Tsp salt

9- 1 Tsp javitri(mace) powder

10- 1 Tsp fennel seeds powder

11- 1 Tsp black cardamom powder

12- 1/2 Tsp nutmeg powder

13- 1 Tsp cinnamon powder

14- 6 Big garlic cloves crushed

15- 2 Big green chillies finely chopped

16- 1/2 Cup mix of greens (coriander and mint)

Method 

1- Grind all into finest paste.

2- Take out in a bowl and mix well. 

3- Keep in Freezer for 5-10 minutes but optional.

4- Grease your palms heavily with melted desi ghee. 

5- Now put a very good quality non stick pan on lowest flame.

6- Start making small balls/tikkis and put on non-stick pan.

7- Start turning over after a while while dropping few drops of desi ghee in a while.

8- Let them be little dark golden brownish.

9- Serve with onions slices, mint chutney or garlic dip with rumali rotis.