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Sanna Pakoras Recipe – Crunchy Onion Pakoras

How To?, Life, Style & Health, Recipes December 25, 2015

Hey foodies,

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

Crunchy Onion Pakoras


  •  4 Chopped Onions
  •  1 bunch Chopped Coriander
  • 2 Chopped Green Chili
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Corainder Seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups Besan / Gram Flour
  • Water as required
  • oil for frying
Servings: 4 People
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Recipe Notes

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.

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5 Tips to Keep Holiday Weight Off!

How To?, Life, Style & Health, Top 5 List December 25, 2015

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!!
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#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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Samsung Galaxy Gear VR Details and Review

Life, Style & Health, News, Tech November 23, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Gear VR is Samsung’s mobile virtual reality device developed in collaboration with Oculus VR. The device pairs up with samsung galaxy s6, which acts a driving computer whose screen is beamed into the VR device. The device projects the contents of your small mobile screen onto a mega sized virtual screen with a 96degree viewing angle, letting you feel a world beyond your peripheral vision. The focus of the accessory can be easily changed for both nearsighted and farsighted person. Gear VR connects to your samsung galaxy s6 via microUSB 1.1 connection. It rests on your face with the help of a soft and flexible cushion lined band that features an ergonomic design. The device incorporates a touchpad, a back button and a volume rocker. Accelerator, proximity, gyroscope and magnetic sensors are also featured in this accessory. The unit doesn’t feel too bulky as its dimensions are pegged at 198 x 116 x 90mm. It comes in a cool white color. Enjoy movies, games, images and more as if you are alone in a cinema with the Galaxy Gear VR.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear VR lets you experience virtual reality as if you are in a cinema. The cutting edge device sports an ergonomic design and features a headband with soft and flexible cushioning. This cool white device’s looks are further enhanced by the steel blue frames on the front.



The Samsung Galaxy Gear VR makes it easy for you to enjoy Virtual Reality. The device beams contents of your samsung galaxy s6 onto a virtual mega sized screen, offering vision beyond your peripheral vision.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear VR makes watching movies, playing games and viewing all your photos and videos even more enjoyable. You can view everything you love as if you were at the cinema.

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Mango Kesari Kulfi – Indian Style Frozen Dessert Recipe | Kulfiness

Life, Style & Health, Recipes October 12, 2015

Mango Kesari Kulfi – Indian Style Frozen Dessert Recipe | Kulfiness

  • Milk – 500ml
  • Sugar – ⅓ Cup
  • Cream – 2 tbsp
  • Saffron (Kesar) – Few Strands
  • Mango Pulp – 1 and ¼ Cup
  • Pistachio – 2 Tbsp
  • Ice Cream Sticks – 8 nos.


  1. Heat up the milk in a wide pan and get it to a boil.
  2. In a small bowl, take out 1-2 tbsp of the boiled milk and add the saffron strands to this milk. Set it aside.
  3. Now, working on the milk, reduce the milk in a medium flame, stirring it occasionally to prevent burning. Stirring the milk evenly gives amazing texture to Kulfi.
  4. Add the soaked saffron to the reducing milk and stir it and reduce it till it becomes half of its original volume. Add the sugar and cream, and cook it for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. After reducing the milk, let it cool down completely. After it cools down, add mange pulp to it and the pistachio. Mix it well and add it to the Kulfi Moulds.
  6. After pouring it in the Kulfi Moulds, set it for 2 hours in the freezer. After 2 hours take it out, insert ice cream stick to each of the kulfi moulds and let it set again for 3-4 hours.
  7. Chill and Serve!

5 Crazy Facts about Coca-Cola

Life, Style & Health, Top 5 List October 12, 2015

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! 😉

5 Horrible Online Dating Stories

Life, Style & Health, News, Top 5 List October 3, 2015

5 Horrible Online Dating Stories. These dates all went terribly wrong after meeting one another online.



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.

For More Please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dD7XXdwPIrTLStHwfsJOQ

Veg Chili Momos Recipe

How To?, Life, Style & Health, Recipes October 3, 2015

Veg Chili Momos Recipe





  • For Momos : Cabbage – 1 [grated]
  • Onion – 2 [chopped]
  • Ginger – 3″ Piece [grated]
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp + to grease
  • Dough – as required [see notes]
  • For the chili momo prep – Oil – to fry + 3 tbsp
  • Green Chili – 6
  • Garlic – 10 cloves [pressed]
  • Momo Red Chutney – 4 tbsp [Recipe video in end]
  • Vinegar – ¼ tsp [I used chili vinegar]
  • Red Chili paste – 1 tsp
  • Soy Sauce – 2-3 drops [totally optional]
  • Ketchup – 6 tsp
  • Onion – 1 [shelled]
  • Salt – to taste
  • MSG – a pinch
  • Sugar – ¼ tsp [to balance, optional]
  • Fried Momos – 18-20
  • Scallions & Coriander – As desired


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To the cabbage mixture, add the oil and mix well. Filling is ready. Grease steamer plates with oil.
  4. 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,
  5. 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.
  6. In a bowl mix – red momo chutney, vinegar, chili paste, soy sauce, ketchup.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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Veg Seekh Kebabs Recipe

How To?, Life, Style & Health, Recipes September 25, 2015

Veg Seekh Kebabs Recipe
  • Potato – 1
  • Carrot – 1
  • Peas – 2-3 tbsp
  • Corn – 2-3 tbsp
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. After it starts turning into dough kind of mixture, let it rest for 10-15 minutes minimum.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Grilled Fruit Chaat

How To?, Life, Style & Health, Recipes September 24, 2015

 Grilled Fruit Chaat Recipe | Vegetarian Tandoori Recipes at Home
  • Pineapple – As desired
  • Apple – As desired
  • Grapes – As desired
  • Kiwi – As desired
  • Pears – As desired
  • Salt – ¾ tsp
  • Black Salt – ½ tsp
  • Chat Masala – ¾ tsp
  • Jeera Powder – ½ tsp
  • Black Pepper – a pinch
  • Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp
  • Dried Mint – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
  • Pineapple Juice / Water – 3 tbsp
  1. Start by skewering the fruits into skewers.
  2. For Dressing : In a bowl, mix – Salt, Black Salt, Chat Masala, Jeera Powder, Black Pepper, Red Chili Powder, Dried Mint, Sugar, Lemon Juice. Pour in the water or pineapple juice and stir well, keep aside.
  3. Grill the fruits over charcoal and then smear the dressing over the grilled fruits & serve warm!
You can grill the fruits in a hot tawa as well..
Feel Free to use any fruits you like, avoid using very soft & pulpy fruits.










Hope you like it, I simply loved it.. Have made it thrice so far, and everytime it just tastes epic.. The dressing is great, so are the grilled fruits :)

That’s all for today, thanks :)


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5 Fake Photos That Went Viral

Life, Style & Health, News, Top 5 List September 19, 2015

5 Fake Photos That Went Viral

5 Fake Photos That Went Viral. These photoshopped pictures fooled alot of people around the world.
5. George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was mocked endlessly for his perceived lack of intelligence throughout his two terms in the White House. So, in 2002 when a photo of the President reading an upside down book alongside an elementary school student went viral, a lot of people assumed it was real. We did too :). But it wasn’t.

4. Paris Hilton

While Paris Hilton certainly isn’t known as a champion for social justice and may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, she definitely did not wear a tank top that had “Stop Being Poor” written on it. But that’s what makes a good fake photo go viral because you wouldn’t be surprised if she had been that insensitive! The real photo showed that her tank top said “Stop Being Desperate”.

3. 9/11 Guy

One of the more famous fake viral photos involved one of the more infamous days in American history. A few days after the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, a picture surfaced on the Internet of a man posing for a photo on the observation deck seemingly right before one of the planes was to crash into the building. The picture was forwarded numerous times through e-mail and was all over the news. The many inconsistencies with the photo eventually proved it was all a hoax.

2. Obama Cigarette

When Barack Obama began his Presidential campaign in 2008 he admitted to being a smoker, while trying to resolve the habit. Fearing negative public reaction, his team did a great job at not letting any photos of him smoking leak to the public. However, one such photo of the future President smoking a cigarette did go viral around this time. Quickly after the photo went viral, it was dispelled as a hoax with the cigarette being digitally added to a photo from 2004.

1. Helicoptor Shark

Helicopter Shark is a composition of two photographs that gives the impression that a great white shark is leaping out of the water attacking military personnel climbing a suspended ladder attached to a special forces UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The photo was widely circulated via an email in 2001, along with a claim that it had been chosen as “National Geographic Photo of the Year”. MANY people bought into it but the photo eventually turned out to be a fake.

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