Tangy pasta!

This was a quick decision to make pasta for the breakfast. So I started boiling pasta and looking for some veggies in fridge in one go.

I found cabbage, carrots, green chillies and tomatoes along with few onions in basket.

Sliced carrots in long shape to give some different look to pasta and used a total different method for making it.

Let us see how cool it is as it turned out so yummy n spicy one.

Ingredients (For 4 medium size plate servings)-

1- 4 Cups of pasta – boiled and washed

2- 2 cups of long juliennes of carrots

3- 2 Cups of sliced cabbage

4- 2 Cups of sliced red onions & tomatoes

5- Salt to taste

6- Chillies sauce to taste

7- Vinegar

8- Soya sauce

9- 2 Green chillies chopped

10- 6 Big garlic cloves crushed

11- 1/2 Cup Olive oil

12- 1 Tbsp Oregano powder

13- Tbsp Basil powder

Method –

1- First fry onion in heated oil very well.

2- Now add carrots, cabbage, green chillies and tomatoes. Keep frying on high for 3-4 minutes.

3- Now add pasta and all other things. Fry well for 4-5 minutes. Now cover with lid and close the flame.

Best lehengas in 2020.

Now a days there are so many stunning lehengas are available online. In our time it was such a small market to select from. My most favorite lehenga is in the last.


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Panvadi Sharbat’s recipe.

Well! Each year I bring bit of mukhvaas and dry pan etc from India for some munching cravings.

Kids in gulf countries are not much aware of the churans or pan masalas or mukhvaas traditions like we used to munch a lot. They actually, are not even interested too for these trying such things.

But I like pans so much being a UP wala that I continuously miss my childhood days.

So I had this Snowpeek box and it was saved for rainy days(Lols). I knew one recipe from my friends mother in law in Aligarh. She used to call that paan ki thandai. So I made it too. Except fresh green pans every thing else is there in this sharbat. All you need is to ask somebody to get a tin of Snowpeek for you from India.

If you are in India, you can ask any panvadi for this tin. Prices varies.

Ingredients – (For making 8 medium glasses)

1- Almonds – 1 Cup

2- Sugar – 2 Cups

3- Green cardamom – 6-8

4- Snowpeek powder – 4-6 Tbsps

5- Black pepper powder – 1 Tsp

6- Green fennel seeds (hari saunf) – 4 Tbsps

7- 4 Cups of milk

8- 6 Cups of freezing chilled water

9- 2-3 Cups ice cubes

(You need to mix this powder and sieve the water milk and spices mix immediately).

Method –

1- Grind these all very finely in to a mixi pot.

2- Pour chilled water and milk mix over it.

3- Mix well and strain immediately.

4- Now mix in ice cubes and keep the pot in fridge for minimum 2 hours.

5- Take out and serve in pre chilled glasses.

Twenty characteristics that identify today’s professional salesperson.

1- Believes in improving his skills and reading a lot. 

2- Good in social media stalking and snooping. 

3- Damn miser and good in savings.

4- Public relations perfect.

5- Diplomatic.

6- Excellent in computers.

7- Sharp memorized.

8- Married.

9- Family oriented.

10- Socially popular.

11- Clean, disciplined with bunch of real good clothes. 

12- Knowledge of driving. 

13- Member of a good social club

14- Strong profile on LinkedIn

15- Knows at least 5–15 CEOs of mid sized company heads personally.

16- Been to maximum good restaurants of his city.

17- Knows about good food.

18- Watch news a lot. With a flair for business news.

19- Travelled outside his country at least once.

20- His bank account is a very good high profile bank. 

Midnight Pasta with cucumber and curd!

Because my son Kutkut is studying for his 12th grade from CBSE(Indian board examination) so his study, sleeping and meal timings are upside down now a days plus school online classes also there.

All family eats at my routine and his routines is different from ours. Few days back he looked into the fridge and created something real good with only available ingredients in kitchen, it turned out so yum that he saved few spoons for me.

Today I made this pasta with his strict instructions.Lols…

Ingredients –

1- 4-6 Cups of boiled and pre washed pasta

2- 8 Cups of grated cabbage, capsicum, red onions

3- 1/4 Cup of chopped green chillies(optional)

4- 1 Tbsp of black pepper powder(optional)

5- Grated ginger 1/4 cup

6- 1/4 Cup of grated fresh garlic

7- 1 Cup thick curd

8- 1 Tbsp Basil leaves dry crushed

9- 8 Tbsp Olive oil

10- One medium sized cucumber grated with skin on it.

Method –

1- Take a big heavy bottom pan.

2- Heat olive oil in it.

3- Fry garlic until dark brown and crsipy.

4- Take out maximum flakes and mix in curd.

5- Fry black pepper powder, ginger, green chillies and onion in the garlic oil on low flame for 3-4 minutes.

6- Add cucumber and onions. Keep frying on high heat for 2-3 minutes.

7- Add rest veggies and fry very well on high flame.

8- Mix in salt. Mix well and lower the flame.

9- Now add curd and keep frying to mix in it for around 3-4 minutes.

10- Add pasta, give a good mix and cover it to simmer.

11- Open the lid and fry it on high flame for 2-3 minutes, close the lid again.

12- Close the flame and open the lid after 10-15 minutes for serving.

7 Real helpful tips for female solo travelers, visiting traditional countries.

1- Try to pack body covered fashionable clothes like maxi with sleeves, long skirts and closed neck and full sleeves cotton tops. Or loose trousers with long sleeves knee length cotton tops.

2- Try to stay in very good class  hotel with free breakfast, pool, gym and massage facility.They even give you fridge, cutlery and microwave to reheat and have your dinner. Check for this for sure. It will be very helpful for you later. Keep reading. 

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3- Try to book to travel in tourists groups buses.For a while you will get good company of financially well off kind. But avoid taxies.

4- Get a good tour guide(opt for masculine and tall female tour guide or a very good looking again tall male tour guide) to be with you always for the local sight seeing.Pressurize him to take you out in the day time only as your camera clicks great pics during day time only. Stay firm for this.Very good looking really matters as they are full of confidence and locals hardly push them on edge in the crowd. 

4- Go for shopping during day time.After 6 pm no outing or partying. Not even getting a pizza from the nearby place. Nope!

5- Grab some local food with some fruits in the day time approx around 4-6 pm in between. Local food means you will enjoy the place in full way as you are enjoying their cultural food/bakeries in a relaxed mode.

6- Come back to the hotel by 6-7 by all means. Make a rule for yourself. No matter what I will be in my hotel. Even if your guide suggests a safe place, tell him that you need to be online for some official work or for a family gathering. Keep making few bogus calls in front of him or her that you will be hotel by 6-7 pm and after that you will call them back. So that your guide understand that you are serious.

7- Stay in hotel. Relax, enjoy hotel amenities/massage and have your local food, check internet.

8- Repeat this schedule until you are back to your home.

Happy journey!

Removing toxicity and negativity from your life.

1- Start posting jokes on your whatsapp status. Start it now. Like this one. 

2- Take a big pack of candies or chips to your work place once in a week. It might cost you few bucks but people actually become positive when they see food around. Same thing for home. Take something freshly baked or cooked while going back to home.

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3- Start sending mails to many online magazines about what you like to read, check some new properties for sale around, fix appointments and check them with property dealers. This helps a lot as you will meet new people, can talk out of your box for a while. Or visit a car showroom just like that. 

Always remember one thing! 

Shopping is not a therapy but the walking you do during that actually is the real wonder. 

4- Buy few new kind of 2–3 deos or visit perfume counters, check new ones. And you can try new shirts as well. Not buying only trying. 

So basic motto to remove toxicity around you is to check upon new and positive things. On a regular basis. 

5- If you are a foodie, try to change your eating habits with little meditation or yoga. That is a very effective remedy and costs nothing. Many 5–10–15–30 minutes yoga videos are available on youtube. 

6- Start asking for small help from the kids in the neighborhood and keep some chocolates in your pocket to give them. You will gain few good smiles instantly. 

7- Keep checking and posting jokes everyday in your social media. Smiles are contagious. 

All the best. 

Many ideas for running a successful cloud kitchen.

Cloud kitchens are mushrooming a lot now a days. But not many of them are able to survive after a while as there are many do’s and don’ts in this business as well. 

We are going to suggest few things so that you can start, run and become successful in this business. 

1- No partners- Business partners are ok initially but later on they become big headache. Handling finances with a person who can walk out anytime is quite risky. Especially with females. One friend of mine got ditched in the very initial stage of her booming kitchen career because her partner’s husband git transferred from Mumbai to Trichy. So better keep a helping hand and start at your own.

2- Mouth publicity is not enough – Biggest mover and shakers for cooking business are school whatsapp groups and your own city’s online yellow pages. Plus PG accommodations. FaceBook ads also help a lot. You need to fix few things in the settings about the target audience, that’s it.  

3- Quality really matters – Little change of quality or quantity or packing detailing, your clients can figure it out easily. Always stick to the quality. You might earn little less but brand images improves day by day.  I used to buy mathri and laddus from a south Indian lady, her quality was very high but prices were very low. She closed the business but still repent for not being professional since day one. People always return to you because of your quality. So fix prices according to your quality. 

4- Tiny freebies – Once my friend told us that she runs a cloud kitchen. We all were shocked. She gifted us all tiny boxes full of freebies which she makes. Now we all are her regular customers. Generosity really matters.

5- Earning and reinvesting – Give yourself minimum 9-10 months time to flourish.Keep the profit away and secured. Stay focused and keep collecting money. That’s it. You will need this money to increase the quality of advertising and to improve the quality later.

6- Delivery services kill  – Try to find a person who can help you in deliveries initially at very low wedges. Promise him that you will increase the money if you think you are actually earning good. Honesty is still the best policy in business.

7- Fight of baking/veg/non-veg food – You need to locate a market to get groceries in time, you need to focus on what is in demand.Plan a big pantry to store little extra grains. Making reasonable storage for fresh produce and long shelf life products actually matters a lot.

8- Never say yes!- Yes! Never say yes to free food abd drinking session at your place because people wish to eat and spreading the word about you. These people create issues later.

All the best! 

First time no fail proof Dhokla recipe.

So are we in the same boat of having multiple fails of making those dhokla lumpy, gooey and total failures in fact?

Here are your recipe to make never fail dhokla in the first attempt itself. 

1- Greese the plate/pan and start steaming water in the water at the low flame.Put this oiled/greased plate/pan into that steamer as well. Put at least 2-3 glass of water in the steaming pot. 

2- Take 2 cups of besan and sieve it. It is a must. Now add salt and 2 cups of water. No less no more. 

3- Take one tbsp of Fruit salt/Eno. Mix in the batter very well.

4- Pour this batter immediately into the pan in the steamer

5- Cover the pan with a lid which is wrapped tightly into the cloth. Cloth will prevent the vapor water dripping in the dhokla batter. Steam it on high for 20 minutes.  Close the flame. 

6- Let it cool down for 1/2 hour jn the same pot. Do not remove the lid for one even.

7- Open the lid and slice the dhokla with greased knife with firm and strong strokes.

8- Prepare the tampering with heeng, rai, green chillies, lemon juice, salt and sugar with 1 cup os water. Let it start boiling. Pour over the dhokla and keep the dhokla in  the fridge for 2-3 hours. 

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Silom Road, Bangkok.

कुछ अविश्विसनिये तथ्ये एक हिन्दू राष्ट्र के बारे में जिसे पश्चिमी देशों और धर्मांतरण गुरुओं ने चिढ के बदनाम कर दिया –

जी हम थाईलैंड के बात कर रहे हैं.

१- थाईलैंड को मंदिरों का देश कहा जाता है. थाईलैंड के हर घर और दूकान के आगे एक छोटा सा राम मंदिर होता है जिसमे सुबह फूल और शाम को फल व् कोल्ड ड्रिंक चढ़ाई जाती है.

२- थाईलैंड में दुनिआ में सबसे कम बेरोजगारी है पर इस तथ्ये को पाश्चातय देश जग जाहिर नहीं होने देते.

३- बैंकॉक से पटाया जाते समय दुनिआ का सबसे विशाल व् सबसे सुन्दर इंडस्ट्रियल हब है जिसमे दुनिआ की नामचीन कंपनियां अपने मोबाइल के उपकरण, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स के पार्ट्स व् फैशन का सामान जैसे कपडे व् मेकअप का सामान बनवा के फिर अपने देश में मंगवा के उनपे अपने देश में बने होने का दावा करती हैं.

४- बैंकॉक में ईमानदारी हद से ज्यादा है, लोग बेहद परिश्रमी हैं, समय के पाबंद और धार्मिक हैं.

५- थाईलैंड में सभी प्रमुख राजमार्ग भगवन राम, दशरथ, कौशल्या व् अन्य परिवार के सदस्यों के नाम पर ही हैं. आप इस बात को गूगल करके भी देख सकते हैं.

६- थाईलैंड में एक बड़ी संख्या में लोग विपासना के लिए भी जाते हैं. हमारे एक वृद्ध मित्र दंपत्ति जब थाईलैंड के लिए गए तो सबने बहुत मजाक उड़ाया पर जब वो एक महीना बाद वापस लौटे तो उनका रंग रूप ही बदला हुआ था. उन्होंने काफी कुछ जानकारी दी.

उन्होंने बताया के खाने से घंटा पहले धातु के बर्तन में ठंडा पानी पीने को देते हैं, जमीन पे बैठ के हाथ से खाना खाना होता है, शाम को पांच बजे के बाद कुछ भी खाना नहीं है बस कुछ जूस या हरी चाय पी जाती है, खाने में तेल नहीं होता है, मसाले ताज़े होते हैं, उबला हुआ मीट या मछली मिलाके करी बनाते हैं, नेति क्रिया से आंखें साफ़ करवाई जाती हैं. अगर आपको बहुत ज्यादा लाभ नहीं हुआ तो आपके बुकिंग के पैसे भी वापस कर दिए जाते हैं. पर ऐसा बिरले ही होता है.

७- थाईलैंड के बोध व् हिन्दू मठों में आपको विपासना का लाभ कराया जाता है.योगी आदित्यनाथ व् राहुल गाँधी भी कई बार इस विधि के लाभ लेने के लिए थाईलैंड जा चुके हैं. इन मठों में शांतिपूर्ण माहौल
होता है और कई बार आपके बराबर में हॉलीवुड या बॉलीवुड का कोई नामी कलाकार भी बैठा मिल जाता है. जैसा की इस दंपत्ति के साथ हुआ. उन्हें अपने साथ हाना मोंताना के शीर्ष कलाकार भी विपासना की पद्धति के लाभ लेते मिले.

८- थाईलैंड में भी अयोध्या है जिसे अयुथाया के नाम से जाना जाता है. कहते हैं की लव कुश की शादी थाईलैंड के राजपरिवार में ही हुयी थी. कालांतर में वो दोनों वहीँ जाके बस गए थे.

९- थाईलैंड का राजपरिवार हिन्दू बौद्ध धर्म का है. थाईलैंड में धर्मांतरण के लिए बेहद सख्त कानून हैं.

१०- थाईलैंड में मसाज गर्ल्स की संख्या भारत के देह व्यापर की तुलना में सिर्फ ८ प्रतिशत के करीब है. पर थाईलैंड के राजपरिवार के सख्त धर्मांतरण कानून के कारण जब ईसाई व् अन्य धर्म के लोग कामयाब नहीं हो पाए तो उन्होंने थाईलैंड के बारे में ऊलजलूल भ्रांतियां फैलाना शुरू कर दिया. थाईलैंड विश्व में पारिवारिक पर्यटन में सबसे आगे माना जाता है. यह सस्ता देश है, साफ़ है और बेहद सुगम है. आप कहीं भी जाके दुकानों में कपडे धो सकते हैं.

११- थाईलैंड का एयरपोर्ट बेहद विशाल है और वहां काफी सख्ती से जांच भी की जाती है. थाईलैंड के एयरपोर्ट्स में करीब ४०-५० विमान कम्पनिओं के लाऊंज हैं जो की अपने आप में एक रिकॉर्ड है.

१२- जब दुनिआ में कोरोना का कहर शुरू हुआ था तो सबसे पहले फ्लाइट बेन लगाने वाले देशों में थाईलैंड भी शामिल था. भारत में बेहद देर करीब एक महीने बाद बैन लगाया गया था. जिसका खामियाज़ा अब जनता भुगत रही है.

१३- थाईलैंड में भारतीय खाना बहुतायत में मिलता है और थाईलैंड की सर्वाधिक पारिवारिक यात्रा करने वालों में अब भारतीय भी शामिल हो गए हैं क्यूंकि सरकार द्वारा सरकारी कर्मचारिओं को विदेश यात्रा के लिए भी भत्ता मिलता है.

१४- पूरे विश्व में चीन के बाद थाईलैंड का ही स्थान आता है जहाँ यात्री अनुमान से ज्यादा शॉपिंग करके वापसी के समय एयरपोर्ट कर्मचारिओं से अनबन पर उतर आते हैं. जिससे तंग आके अब थाईलैंड की यात्रा करने वाले यात्रिओं से बुकिंग के समय ही पुछा जाता है की कितना सामान जाते समय या आते समय. और एयरपोर्ट्स पे विशेष छूट के साथ सामान के भार में रियायत दे दी जाती है.

१५- थाईलैंड हाई प्रोफाइल इंटीरियर डिज़ाइनर्स के लिए सामान खरीदने के लिए सबसे पहली पसंद है. दुबई का नंबर दूसरा है. उसके बाद हांगकांग का नंबर है.

१६- बच्चों के पर्यटन आकर्षण अमरीका के बाद सबसे ज्यादा थाईलैंड में ही हैं. वहां फुकेत में फ़ेंटासिया शो डिज़्नीलैंड के बाद दुनिआ भर के बच्चों की पसंद की लिस्ट में दूसरे नंबर पर है. इस शो में बुकिंग करवाने के बाद आप शो शुरू होने से पहले करीब ५००० – १०००० लोगों के साथ एक साथ डिनर करते हो.

१७- थाईलैंड में वो भी बैंकॉक में बच्चों की बड़ों की और दुल्हनों की शॉपिंग की सबसे बड़े हब्स हैं. बेहद बड़े बड़े माल्स है और कई किलोमीटर्स लम्बी दुकानों से भरी बाजार हैं.

तो फिर क्या सोचा है? चलें बैंकॉक इन छुट्टिओं में जब कोरोना खत्म हो जायेगा.