Monday, December 5, 2011


Queso and Chips
1.A bottle of thick cheddar Cheese Sauce
2. Strained HOT Salsa(remove extra water from salsa)
Heat Cheese sauce in microwave occasionally stirring to avoid lumps. OR You can heat it on a double boiler.
Add salsa. 
Warm the Tortilla chips and Serve with HOT Queso.Yummy!!!

Red Ripe but firm Tomato
Green Tomato
Jalapenos - to taste
Cilantro/ Coriander leaves
Fresh parsley
Lemon juice
Grind all the ingredients except Red Tomatoes. Chop Tomatoes finely and add to the pureed mixture. Add lemon juice and salt.

Pineapple Salsa
Red Ripe but firm Tomato
Jalapenos - to taste
Cilantro/ Coriander leaves
Lemon juice
Dices Pineapple.
Grind all the ingredients except Tomatoes and pineapples. Chop Tomatoes and Pineapples finely and add to the pureed mixture. Add lemon juice and salt.

Mango Salsa
Red Ripe but firm Tomato
Jalapenos - to taste
Cilantro/ Coriander leaves
Lemon juice
Diced medium raw Mango.
Grind all the ingredients except Tomatoes and Mango. Chop Tomatoes and Mango finely and add to the pureed mixture. Add lemon juice and salt.

1 Medium Avocado
1 small onion
1 small tomato
Lemon juice

Grind everything to fine paste and add salt and lemon juice. Done!

Hummus Dip
Serves: 4-6 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
2 cans of Chickpeas
Salt to taste
1/2 Cup Tahini sauce
Garlic cloves - 3 leaves
pinch of paprika
pinch of roasted cumin powder
1/2 Cup Extra virgin olive oil ;+ 1 t sp Extra virgin Olive oil kept separately
1/4 Cup lemon lemon juice
Water for grinding
1. In blender add Chickpeas, Salt , Tahini sauce,Garlic cloves,1/2 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 Cup lemon lemon juice and little water (just enough to grind this in a fine paste) and grind.
2. Once it becomes fine paste, Pour the paste in a bowl and garnish with paprika ,roasted cumin seed powder and olive oil.Yummy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Famous lines by Famous people

Live and Let Live - By Lord Mahaveer Swami

I met Money & said ur just a piece of paper... Money smiled & said ofcourse i m just a piece of paper but i havn't seen a Dustbin yet in my life.

Khuda ki mohabbat ko Fanaa kaun karega, Sabhi bane nek to gunah kaun karega, Ae Khuda mere Doston ko salamat rakh, warna meri salamati ki Duaa kaun Karega!


The greatest TRUTH of d millenium: Teacher- Where is d CAPITAL of India? . . . . Student- In Swiss Bank... Jai Ho...

SEA is common for ALL. Some take PEARLS Some take FISHES & Some comes out with just WET LEGS WORLD is common to all but we get what we try for.

The four looks of "LIFE" 1)Look back & get experience 2)Look forward & see hope 3)Look around & see reality 4)Lookwithin & Feel Confidence. GOO LUcK 4 ALL THNG

When I Was A Child, None Of My Friends Had A Watch. But They Had Time.. Now They All Have Branded Watches.. But None of Them Have Time..!!

I have to learn from other's mistakes; because.. My life is not too long to make my own experiences... Enjoy

Sibbal ki car se "Puppy"mara gaya.. sibbal 2drivr- iske malik ka Pata Karo.. Jab drivr Wapis ayaa to uske gale me ful-malaen thi.. sibbal: ye Kya h? Drivr: Sir logo ne meri puri bat hi nahi suni or khushi me haar pahna diye.. maine to sirf ye Kha sibbal ka driver hu, Kutte ka Bacha mar gaya hai.

Great Words : The Difference Between a Corrupt & Honest Person is..?? The Corrupt Person has PRICE and Honest person has.. "VALUE..!"
Enjoy and use every moment of Life, Don't Save It. There is no courtesy desk for us to go and get a refund on an unused life..

Agar kisi ke paas sab kuch ho to duniya Jalti h.. Agar kuch na ho to duniya hansti h.. mere paas apke liye dher sari dua h.. Jiske liye duniya tarasti hai..

Wo bhi kya din the :- 'MUMMY' ki goad, aur 'PAPA' k kandhe, Na paise ki soch, Na life k funde, Na kal ki chinta, Na future k sapne, Ab kal ki hai fikar,or Adhure hai sapne, Mud kar dekha to, bahut door hai apne, Manzilo ko dhundhte hum kahan kho gaye, Kyu hum itne bade ho gaye.

Nice Thought 'The correct temperature at home is maintained by warm hearts & cool heads Not by good ventilation, fans and air-conditioners'.
Raja , Kani ,kalmadi were laughing when Amar stepped in Tihar, Amar asked curiously why they r laughing at him. kani said hum ne to cash lekar jail ke andar aa gaye Tum cash dekar andar aaye ho

Jeevanma Leva Layak Prabhu MAHAVEER No Sidhhant. 1)SAHAN Karo, SAAMNO Nahi. 2)KSHAMA Rakho, VER Nahi. 3)PRAMOD Rakho, IRSHYA Nahi. 4)KOMALTA Rakho, KATHORTA Nahi

A man in temple left a notice,"Don't steal my shoes,-boxing champion"when he returns,he sees shoes missing, with a notice,"Don't try to catch me,-Olympic champion"

Ek din sonia gandhi ke sapne mein gandhiji aaye aur bole '' maine marte samay congress ko saadgi,imaandaari,topi,chasma aur danda diya tha. Kaha hai woh sab??'' Sonia gandhi namrata se boli: '' topi toh rahul ke paas hai, saadgi mere aur priyanka ke paas hai, Chasma manmohan ke paas hai, imaandaari italy aur swiss ke locker mein safe hai aur danda public ko pichwade pe de rahe hai.''@

No POISON can kill a POSITIVE thinker And no MEDICINE can cure a NEGATIVE thinker CHOICE IS URS Have a Good Day

A quote to remember- "Easily achieved things do not stay longer"....and "Things which stay longer are not easily achieved".

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is to give "unconditional love", which includes not only others but ourselves' as well!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dress designing

Summer dress I stitched for me and my daughter.
About the Outfit:

This is a 2 way dress which can be work from front or back. Different design .Will post pic soon.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Shakes and Smoothies

Mango Strawberry Smoothie

Serves : 2 Prep time :10 minutes
4-5 Fresh strawberry
1 Fresh ripe Mango
1 Cup thick yogurt
3 t sp Honey OR 3 tsp of sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup crushed Ice
1 cup Vanilla Ice cream (Optional)
For garnishing:
Chocolate sauce , whipped cream, chocolate (optional)

Blend all the ingredients in a blender , garnish with chocolate sauce and whipped cream (these are optional)
and serve it immediately.


Mango Coollata

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves:  4 people
2 Raw Mangoes
Spices: salt, black salt, Roasted Cumin (Jeera) powder, sugar
Ice cubes
blue berries / black grapes for garnishing
1. Peel and core the mango and add some water and boil until the mangoes softer.If you have pressure cooker. pressure cook it for about 10 minutes at medium heat aah about 2-3 whistles.
2. Let it cool .
3. Blend it with hand mixer and strain it so all the fibrous hair is removed from the puree.
4. Add all the spices to taste and let it chill.
5. Add Ice cubes and garnish it with blue berries or black grapes and Enjoy!
Very refreshing and this is a isotonic drink for summer.


Iced Lemonade with a twist
Fresh lemon juice - 2 lemons
Brown sugar - 6 t sp
Fresh grapes or Strawberries
Fresh Mint leaves
1. Mix lemon juice,brown sugar and water and keep in freezer for 1 hr
2. Blend in a blender for 30 seconds  Add Mint leaf and crosswise cut grapes or diced strawberries.
Serve immediately!

Very Berry Smoothie

Serves : 2 Prep time :10 minutes
4-5 Fresh strawberry
1 Cup Blue Berries
1 Cup thick yogurt
2 tsp sugar
1 Cup milk
1 Cup crushed Ice

Blend everything together in a blender for 2 minutes and it's ready.
Serve Chilled.
Slide a fresh lime on rim of the glass; Put sugar in a bowl; turn the glass over on the sugar bowl allowing it to stick to the rim of the glass.
I used Orange Sugar, White sugar looks pretty too. 

Blue Berry Banana and Mango Smoothie:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Servings:  4 Medium glasses
1 pint Blueberries
1/2 Banana
1/2 Sweet Mango peeled and diced
2 t sp Sugar Or  3 tsp honey
2 Scoops Vanilla/Black Raspberry/Orange/Strawberry Ice Cream (OPTIONAL)
1 Cup Yogurt
1 Cup or little more Milk to adjust desired thickness.
1 Cup Crushed Ice
Preparation :
1. Grind Blueberries, Banana, Mango with Sugar or Honey. 
2. Add Yogurt, Ice Cream. Churn for a minute.
3. Add Milk and Crushed Ice and Grind for 1 more minute.
Serve Chilled.


Mixed Berry Smoothie with Whipped Cream!

Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry Smoothie:
Preparation Time:10 minutes
Servings: 6 Medium glasses
1 pint Blueberries
1 lb Strawberry
1 pint Raspberry
2 t sp Sugar Or  3 tsp honey
2 Scoops Black Raspberry/Strawberry Ice Cream (OPTIONAL)
1 Cup Yogurt
1 Cup or little more Milk to adjust desired thickness.
1 Cup Crushed Ice
Preparation :
1. Grind all berries with Sugar or Honey. 
2. Add Yogurt, Ice Cream. Churn for a minute.
3. Add Milk and Crushed Ice and Grind for 1 more minute.
Serve Chilled.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Soup Recipes

Tomato Soup

Preparation time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
4 Medium Tomatoes on the wine.
1 Bay Leaf
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Cloves
1 and 1/2 t sp Corn Flour/Corn Starch 
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1 T sp Cream
1/2 Medium Red Bell pepper
1/2 t sp Sugar
White Pepper - to taste
Salt - to taste
1 piece 1" by 1" square Paneer to display (Optional)
Mint Leaves - Optional for Garnishing.

1. Chop Tomatoes and Mix all ingredients except Paneer and Cream.
2. Add 4 cups of water.
3. If you have a pressure cooker, then pressure cook until 3 whistles on medium flame. If you do not have pressure cooker, then cook for about 30-40 minutes low medium flame.
4. Once cooked, let it cool for about 30 minutes and the put it in blender.
5. Blend it for 2-3 minutes and then sieve the seeds.
6. Everybody has different sourness preferences. Before finally boiling it with cream taste the soup, if you think it is not enough sour then you can add some lemon juice( to taste) .
7. Now, boil the soup and in a small cup take some soup and mix the cream well before adding it to soup. This prevents cream from curdling.
8. Cut Paneer into heart or star shape using cookie cutters or edge of the knife.And Garnish.


Super Quick Tasty Tomato Basil Soup
1. Tomato Basel Ragu Sauce
2. Fresh Basel leave/Dried Basel
3. Dried Oregano
4. 1/2 cup Sour cream
5. 1 C Cream
6. 1/2 t sp Sugar

1. Boil these together - Tomato Basel Ragu Sauce, Fresh Basel leave or dried Basel leaves and Dried Oregano leaves.
2. Pour  2 Table spoon Ragu sauce in a bowl and mix sour cream and cream and mix it back with the soup. 
3. Add Sugar and let boil.
I prefer little tomato chunks. If you do not like them then you can blend it and then serve.
NOTE: I really like the Sweet Tomato Basel soup from Cosi's. I thought I should give it a try. It was very close.

Spinach Tomato Soup

Just Amazing Mexican Soup for parties
Preparation time - 10 minutes;Cooking time : 1 hour
Serves: 15 people.
1 Can black beans
1 can dark kidney beans
1 can corn
1/2 bottle Ragu Sauce (Garden style)
1 C Whipped cream
Chili sauce
Dried Basil leaves
Dried Oregano leaves
1 Tsp - Corn flour to thicken the soup.

Mix everything except whipped cream and corn flour and let it simmer for 1 hour.
Mix corn flour and water separately and then add to soup(This prevents the corn flour from creating lumps)
Similarly add little soup and whipped cream in a separate bowl and pour it in the soup.
Serve Hot.


Just Amazing Soup for parties
Preparation time - 10 minutes;Cooking time : 1 hour
Serves: 4-6 people.
1 Potato chopped in squares
1 Carrot chopped in squares
5-6 French beans finely chopped 
1 Capsicum chopped in squares
1 small onion finely chopped
Ginger chopped very finely
1/4 finely chopped Cabbage
2 flowers of Cauliflower finely chopped
2-3 Taco bell sauce or 2 tsp Salsa
Optional - 1 Tsp - Corn flour to thicken the soup.
Salt to taste.

Pressure cook potato, onion, ginger, carrot, french bean, cabbage, water, salt, black pepper, clove. (except Cauliflower and capsicum). Just give one whistle. Empty the soup in a steel pan and add cauliflower and capsicum and boil . Now add Salsa or Taco bell sauce. Add salt if needed.
Serve Hot.

Friday, May 27, 2011

NAIL Art - Steps coming soon.

Sitting at home, Sunny Sunday no rain...Just perfect weather but the kids asleep so can't go out...while waiting for them to wake up why not pamper myself and share it with you all! Let me know what you think???
Glittery French Manicure


Polka Dots with a twist

Colorful Marbling

Circle Mosaic

Disco Lights

Japanese flowers


Oh so cute abstract


Blue Green Polka Dots


It's the time to Disco!!

Blue pink and White!

View how I used various techniques of coloring my nails.
Items needed:
Base Coat
Different colored Nail paints
Top Coat
Dotting tools like - Toothpick, bobby pin, Ball point pen)
Nail paint pens (Optional)
Thin Paint Brush
Nail paint Remover
Q tips( Ear buds)
Creative Mind and Steady Hand

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Waffle with Whipped Cream and Mango

Fasta Pasta
2 Cups Pasta; I used Peene but you can use any type
Maggie hot and sour ketchup 2 Tsp
1/2 tsp Sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano Leaves
1/2 tsp Dried Basel Leaves 
Zucchini - 1 medium thinly sliced in circles
Onion - 1 medium thinly sliced
Tomato - 1 medium - sliced cross wise big chunks
Lemon salt powder or you can use fresh lemon and salt powder
1 tsp oil
1 tsp soy sauce
Grated cheese(optional)
For Garnishing - Mint leaf Orange slice (both are optional)
Prepares :2 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1. Boil 6 cups water in a pan add  1/2 tsp salt and 2 drops of oil. Once water boils add pasta and let it boil.
2. In a non stick pan add oil ,heat it and then add zucchini slices...saute for 3 minutes turning sides so it turns golden brown, add onions and saute for 3 minutes. 
3. Add boiled and strained pasta and all the remaining ingredients except grated cheese.
4. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
5. Serve hot with grated cheese sprinkled on top.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Paneer Tikka Masala
Feeds: 4 people
Prep Time : 30 minutes
1 lb Fresh Paneer
1/2 Medium sized Capsicum of each color -Yellow, Red, Orange
1/2 Medium Red Onion
1 Tb Sp Oil
Black Pepper,Red pepper, Salt,Chat Masala, Turmeric, Lemon Juice, Tikka Masala(optional), 1 t Sp soy sauce ; barbecue sauce (Optional)
For Garnishing :
Tomatoes, Onions, Fresh Cilantro leaves, Skewers (Optional),Roasted Pineapple slices (optional)

1. Cut paneer into 1 inch long or square pieces with a sharp knife.
2. Soak paneer in lightly salted warm water for 15 minutes and Pre heat oven to 375 degrees,while doing the rest of preparation.
3. Cut Onion and Capsicum length wise.
4. In a non-stick pan add oil ,once it turns little hot, Add onions and stir fry for 5 minutes add capsicum and stir fry - 5 minutes.
5. Add Salt and 1/4 t Sp Turmeric pd. Cook in medium flame for 5 minutes occasionally stirring.
6. Add all the spices except Lemon Juice and Soy sauce. Stir and mix spices with veggies.
7. Add Paneer. Gently mix with veggies and cook for another 5 minutes. Add barbecue sauce (Optional)
8. Now put all this in a baking tray and Broil for 7-10 minutes (Broiling time may vary depending upon ovens)
Note: if you don't want to use oven you could use Microwave and heat for 4-5 minutes.
9. You could use skewers and put alternate capsicum pineapple chunk and Paneer piece. or just Garnish with Fresh cut tomatoes,onions,cilantro leaves and roasted pineapple slices.


Sprout Moong Chaat

Feeds: 4 people
Pre Preparation: 36 hours (to sprout moong at home)
Prep Time : 30 minutes
2 Cups Moong
1 Boiled Potato
1 Medium Onion
1 Medium Tomato (Should not be very ripe)
1 Pickle or Cucumber
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 lemon
2 small green chillies (optional)
1 T spoon Crushed Walnuts (optional)
Black Pepper,Red pepper, Salt,Chat Masala, Lemon Juice, Kala Namak, 
For Garnishing :
Fresh Cilantro leaves, Mint Leaves
To let Moong sprout,Soak 2 cups Moong overnight in enough water. Remove water in the morning and store in a plastic container till next morning.
To Prepare the Chaat:
1. Next morning, wash the moong with water and boil it in 6 cups water ,add Salt and Turmeric powder
Let it boil for about 10 minutes. Then strain excess water.
2. In the other bowl add all the chopped vegetables(Onions,tomatoes,potato,cucumber,cilantro,green chilli and all the other spices. 
3. Once moong cools down add that to the vegetable mixture and add lemon juice. Mix well.
4. Add cilantro ,mint leaves and Walnuts for garnishing.


Suji Dhokla

Servings: 4 
Prep Time : 30 minutes
1 Cup Suji or Semolina
3 Table spoon yogurt/curd
3 t spoons besan
3/4 tsp salt
a pinch of Turmeric powder
Just enough water to make paste of the batter.
1 tsp ENO (Do not add this in the beginning while soaking the mixture. This needs to be added at the end just before you are going to steam it.)

For Garnishing:
1 Table spoon Oil
1 t sp mustard seeds
1 t sp sesame seeds
1 t sp red chili powder
finely chopped cilantro leaves
green chillies
Hing powder

1. Add water and Soak Suji, besan , salt and yogurt for 5-6 minutes. 
(Note:-  a.) the batter should be idli batter consistency not very runny not very think as suji will soak water and puff up. 
b.) Do not soak it for long time else it will not have great texture.
2. Grease a pan in which you want to make the Dhokla, it should be flat surface. You would need a bigger pot to use as steamer for the pan being used for making dhokla.
3. In the bigger pot add about 1 inch water and heat.
4. Now add ENO to the batter and add little water over ENO and mix well quickly.
5. Pour in the pan and keep it in steamer(bigger pot with water).
6. Cover it with a lid and cook on Medium heat for 12 minutes.
For garnishing:
1. Once you take out the pan, sprinkle red chili powder and sesame seeds on top of dhokla with hot.
2. In a small pan add, oil and heat it, add mustard seeds, once it splatters, add green chili and hing powder
and spread evenly over the dhokla..
3. Now, cut in squares evenly and then add chopped cilantro leaves.
I learned this from Neeta Aunty. Really enjoy eating this for breakfast. I am sure you will like it too!!!
This is served with yogurt chutney. 
Below is the recipe:
Yogurt Chutney:
1. Strain yogurt and add salt to taste and mix well.
2. In a small pan ,heat 1 t sp of oil , add mustard seeds and let it heat .
3. Add a pinch of turmeric powder, a pinch of hing , 2 curry leaves and pour on the yogurt. Just turn the spoon little bit (Do not mix thoroughly).

Queso and Chips
1.A bottle of thick cheddar Cheese Sauce
2. Strained HOT Salsa(remove extra water from salsa)
Heat Cheese sauce in microwave occasionally stirring to avoid lumps. OR You can heat it on a double boiler.
Add salsa. 
Warm the Tortilla chips and Serve with HOT Queso.Yummy!!!

Potato cutlets
Make potato cutlets.
Top with the mixture of -
Meethi chutney,Green chutney onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, boiled potatoes,dhania, chat masala.

Potato Balls
Mash boiled potatoes, crush moistened bread , add salt , green chillies and cilantro.
Make balls and deep fry.
Put them in toaster for making them more crisp until guest arrive.
Add chat masala on top before serving. 

Corn Chat
Canned corn washed
Chop Tomatoes, Onions, Cilantro.
Lemon juice
Chat masala
Poodhina powder
Black Salt ( a pinch) - optional
 Mix everything and add spicy bondi in the end.