What better than a hot cup of coffee with some crunchy onion pakoras on a cool breezy evening. We love our pakoras for sure.
Crunchy Onion Pakoras
1 bunchChopped Coriander
2Chopped Green Chili
saltas per taste
1tspRed Chili Powder
1 1/2cupsBesan / Gram Flour
Servings: 4 People
In a mixing bowl, add the chopped onions, coriander, green chili followed by the salt and spices. Mix well and add the besan/gram flour and add water little by little to make a very thick batter. Once the batter is ready, add a spoonful of hot oil to it.
In medium hot oil, drop in the batter to make big sized pakoras. Shapes don’t matter as these are going to be double fried. Once the balls turn slightly golden and cooked from inside, take them out and let them cool.
Once the big sized pakoras are cooled a little, break them into bite size pieces, one big pakoras can be made into 4-5 smaller pakoras aka sanna pakoras.
Heat up the oil in high this time and drop the sanna pakoras into it. Fry until they turn crispy and get dark brown colour. Relish with some green chutney or sweet and hot ketchup.
You may also add in some more veggies to this, but this is the way I was served and this is the way my neighbor shared the recipe.. I’ve been making this since like 2 years(when I made Black Forest Cake in Oven, that’s when she shared this with me) and every time this is a wonder! Try it and tell us how it turns.
The secret to keeping weight off during the holidays!
Always seem to gain an extra 5 pounds during the holiday season? I’m going to give you 5 Tips to Keep Holiday Weight Off this year!
#5 – Don’t be hungry! Sounds funny right? Eat more so you can eat less! But it’s true; if you’re about to go to a holiday party or a dinner, eat something healthy that’s going to take up room, such as a protein bar, or a shake. That’s going to take up room in your stomach, and send signals to your brain that you’re not hungry!
#4 – Drink water! Typically alcohol will be involved at these parties, and dinners, and the more drunk you get, the more you’re just going to say, meh, whateverrrrrrr!! So just make sure you don’t get too drunk, and you won’t overindulge!!
#3 – Keep on working out! Keep up your workout schedule, and add some cardio in there if you’re not already! Over the holidays is the best time to be putting on muscle, and you definitely want to be adding in cardio to keep the excess fat off.
#2 – Partner up! Find someone who has the same goal as you and the both of you can hold each other accountable to not overeat! Make sure they can slap that 3rd piece of cake right out of your hand!! Click the subscribe button to get the truth in health and fitness!!
#1 – Are you hungry?! This sounds super simple, but it’s actually something very few people do. The holidays are a time to indulge in some home cooked meals that you don’t get throughout the year, but it doesn’t mean it’s a time to gorge yourself! This is related to mindset; just remember your fitness and health goals, and consistently ask yourself if you’re still hungry.
These are the 5 Tips to Keep Holiday Weight Off this year!
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Here are 5 Crazy Facts about Coca-Cola. Read share and enjoy 🙂
5. In Business with the Nazi’s
Coca-Cola had a controversial relationship with Nazi Germany. During World War II, a division of the company actually continued to operate in Germany. Several of the top executives there being public members of the Nazi Party. In fact, when German Coca-Cola plants could no longer acquire ingredients to make Coke, they instead created Fanta just for Germany.
4. This can’t be good!
Coca-Cola is known to be effectively(!) used to: Repel insects, kill snails and slugs, clean car battery terminals, easily clean the burnt stuff from pans, loosen rusty bolts, make old pennies shine again, make chrome shine again, clean car engines, clean tile grout, strip paint from metal and to remove oil stains on garage floors among MANY other things. Cheers!
3. It started as a Nerve Tonic
After being wounded in the Civil War, Colonel John Pemberton became addicted to morphine, and sought a safe substitute to the opiate. The first Coca-Cola recipe was then formulated at a drugstore in Columbus, Georgia as a coca wine. In 1885, the substance was registered as a nerve tonic, and the following year, Coca-Cola was sold as medicine that could supposedly cure several diseases, including morphine addiction, neurasthenia, dyspepsia, headaches, and impotence.
2. This can’t be good either
In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of New Delhi announced that water used by Coca-Cola in the production of their beverages contained toxic pesticides that could cause cancer and the breakdown of the immune system. More specifically, Coca-Cola’s beverages were found to contain thirty times the amount of pesticide permitted under EU regulations.
1. Mexico all the way
Mexicans LOVE their Coke! They drink more coke products than the USA, UK and France combined! More than 2 glasses a day on average. Or maybe, just maybe, the people in Mexico have known about all the cleaning purposes that Coca-Cola can be used for, for a while… These researches are based on sales after all! 😉
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5. The Fortunate case of Nut Allergies
For people with nut allergies, accidentally consuming them can be an awful experience. That is exactly what happened to a young man who went on a blind date with a girl he met online. Within an hour of meeting she was planning their wedding and behaving erratically. When he mistakenly ate nuts, he had to be rushed to the hospital. Upon being discharged he instructed his friend to inform the young lady he had died and much to his relief, the two have had no contact since.
4. A Man named Gooch
A woman living in Waterford met a man named Gooch on OkCupid. Unfortunately the date did not go well. At some point during the date, Gooch stole her keys and drove off with her car. Gooch, thankfully did not make it very far, and was soon apprehended by the authorities. The woman did not ask Gooch for a second date.
3. A Gentleman and a Drug Dealer
Okay, scrap the gentleman part. A respected businesswoman named Sharon Armstrong was infatuated with whom she thought was a prospective suitor that she met online. In fact, she was so convinced he was the real deal that she flew from New Zealand to England to meet him. But when she agreed to pick up some packages for him in Argentina, she unknowingly transported drugs. She was discovered by law enforcement and the mysterious man soon deleted his online profiles.
2. Late Night Intruders
A young professional living in Atlanta, Georgia was excited meet who he thought was a compatible match. The two agreed to meet at a restaurant for dinner and drinks. The woman became very drunk, and the man offered her a ride home. She gave him directions, and as he waited to make sure she got in safely, she soon rushed back out, realizing she had gone to the wrong house! Eventually, she was arrested for trespassing after he dropped her off at another house.
1. Kareem Daniel
Mr. Daniel used Tango, a dating app that utilizes video chatting. After he met and charmed Tamira, the young woman agreed to meet with him. She invited him to her house, but was shocked when he pulled a gun on her, stealing close to $1,000 from her. It took the police nearly six months to catch the crook.
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We’ll start by making the filling for momos, for the same – add cabbage, onions, ginger, salt & pepper in a bowl & mix really well. After 2-3 minutes, the mixture will feel much more moist & it;ll start oozing moisture.
Take some mixture in your hands, squeeze hard and put the mixture into another bowl. Like so, take out excess moisture from the mixture. See notes for uses of the liquid you are left with.
To the cabbage mixture, add the oil and mix well. Filling is ready. Grease steamer plates with oil.
Roll out the momo dough(see notes) into 3-4″ circles then place about ½ to 1 tsp of filling. Make plates till half(or until semicircle) as shown in video, then press the empty side of dough to the plates. Place into steamer racks. Make more momos like so, then steam for 10 mins in med flame. Let momos stand for 5 mins, then take them out of the steamer and let them cool completely,
For the chili momo prep ; Heat up oil in a pan to fry the momos. Once hot, fry in high flame until golden. Keep aside.
In a bowl mix – red momo chutney, vinegar, chili paste, soy sauce, ketchup.
Heat up a wok, add 2-3 tbsp of oil. Once hot add the slit green chili, garlic. Stir once, then add the onion shells & toss for a minute. Add a pinch of salt & msg and toss.
Pour down the sauce and ¼ tsp of sugar and cook for a minute. Add the fried momos, stir until momos are coated. Sprinkle a bit of scallions & coriander if you wish, then serve hot!
1. You can watch my momo recipe video for the dough recipe. Also the red chili chutney video, both are embedded below. 2. Locals mostly make it with raw veggies, that’s why I showed this method this time. 3. The liquid from the veggies is very nutritious & delectable.. You can drink it as it is, I do it all the time I drank all of it, I like it a lot! You can also make thupka, or soup with it.. Or use it as a stock if you wish! 4. My mom has been making momos since like many years, like when I was 3-4 years I have been seeing her making.. In my family everyone loves momos, and so she used to make for us almost every week.. Now-a-days once in a month.. She used to say me, make loyi out of the dough(divide the dough into smaller portions).. I used to enjoy that 😀 Experienced hands!
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5 Shocking Facial Deformities. These people all have some of the shocking faces in the world, some due to genetics and others due to terrible diseases.
5. Wolf Girl
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome to be documented since the Middle Ages.She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth.But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and is a popular and outgoing child.
4. The girl with two faces A girl called Lali Singh, the first child of a young couple in a village near Delhi, was born with two faces – virtually perfect mirror images of each other. What had caused this was a rare condition called cranio-facial duplication and after six weeks it had made her very ill. Despite being fed through both mouths, she was rapidly losing weight and soon past away.
Seventeen-year-old Grace had a huge tumour growing from the centre of her jaw bone formed by cells that usually make the enamel of teeth. Miraculously, Grace was still able to speak and eat but was so self-conscious that she stopped going to school.After local hospitals failed to help, charity hospital Mercy Ships admitted Grace to perform the four-hour surgery to remove the teenager’s tumour, lower jaw and teeth. Grace is now doing great.
2. Huang Chuncai
Huang Chuncai is a Chinese man who became notable for being “China’s Elephant man”. He is suffering from an extreme case of neurofibromatosis, which causes such large tumors on his face that they completely distort his features. He has been operated on multiple times, the last time was in 2013…
1. Billy Owen
In 2009, the doctors told Billy that he had SNUC, a rare form of cancer affecting the nasal cavity that only had a 10 percent survival rate. In his case, the cancer had spread so extensively that doctors had to remove nearly half of his face, including his eye. Now, he makes a living off his missing eyeball by performing as a zombie in music videos and at haunted houses like The Goretorium in Las Vegas.
Soy granules – 4 tbsp [soaked in ½ cup water for 30 mins]
Onion – 1
Green chili – 2
Coriander – a little
Mint – 2-3 leaves
Paneer – 25g appx.
Ginger garlic paste – 1 ½ tsp
Ginger powder – ½ tsp
Crushed pepper – 1 tsp
Nut Powder – 2 tbsp
Nutmeg Powder – a pinch
Bread Crumbs – 1-2 tbsp
Soy Flour – 3 tbsp
Roasted Besan – 3-4 tbsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
Kashmiri red chili – 1 ½ tsp
Lemon Juice – ½ tsp
Butter – to taste
Preparing Vegetables : Add the potato, carrot, peas, corn in a chopping machine or a mixer grinder and pulse the veggies until very finely chopped – kind of minced.
Transfer the veggies to a muslin cloth lined steamer rack. Squeeze water out of the soaked soy granules and add to the rack along with the veggies. Steam this for 13-15 mins in medium flame. Then let it cool down.
Preparing Kebab MixtureTo the same chopper/food processor add – 1 onion, 2 green chili, coriander, mint leaves and process it to a very fine mixture. Transfer to a plate, also add in : 25g paneer, 2 tbsp nut powder, ½ tsp ginger powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, 1½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp garam masala, 1½ tsp ginger garlic paste, a pinch of nutmeg powder, ½ tsp lemon juice & salt to taste.
Using hands, mix all the ingredients together, mashing the paneer pieces well. Add the steamed vegetables to this mixture, along with 3 tbsp Roasted Besan, 2 tbsp soy flour & 1 tbsp bread crumbs. Mix all ingredients making a dough kind of, if it is very sticky and has much moisture and not forming into dough, add more Roasted besan & Bread Crumbs.
After it starts turning into dough kind of mixture, let it rest for 10-15 minutes minimum.
Making & Cooking Seekh Kebabs Divide the kebab mixture into 6 portions. Grab one portion, start shaping into slight oblong shape. Now press it in a Skewer/Seekh. Dip your hands in water, and shape the seekh kebab in the skewer your your hands. Make sure the kebab mixture is nicely distributed over the seekh, thickness should be equal in all sides, otherwise it may fall while cooking. Approximate length of 1 seekh kebab – 5-6 inches. Make more kebabs like so.
Cooking the kebabs In a Coal Lighted Barbecue/Mini Tandoor/Sigree we are going to cook it. Fan the coals well, now place the seekh kebabs in the barbecue/mini tandoor. Keep fanning it to ensure cooking in high heat. Turn the sides of the kebabs after a few seconds.
After getting a good color in them, take one out, and brush the kebab very nicely with melted butter or ghee. Now place it again the tandoor & cook for another 30 seconds. Take the kebabs out.
Serving Suggestions After the kebab cools for 30 seconds, grab the kebab with hand and gently take it out of the seekh. Drizzle a few drops of lemon juice and sprinkle some chat masala, mint powder. Serve it with raw onions, tomatoes, lemon wedges.. Enjoy 😀
Steaming Veggies : You can add the veggies to a utensil, cover it and place it inside a cooker with a stand and steam it like that if you wish to. Alternative Kebab Cooking Choices : You can cook this in your oven at the highest temperature if you wish to, but nothing like cooking it in charcoal the authentic way.
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