Friday, November 28, 2014

Neha and Nithin

Neha and Nithin are very good friends from college. Now both are working in the same private company. They like each other, but they dint express their feelings to each other. One day, Nithin decided to convey his love to her. He called Neha in his mobile phone.

Nithin: Neha, can you come to our office cafeteria after 5 pm? I want to tell you something.

Neha: Yeah ok Nithin, will see u in the evening. 

Nithin was waiting for her with a beautiful rose in his hand. He looked so nervous and restless. Neha came there after 5 minutes. She guessed that he is going to propose her. Of course, she likes him too... 

Neha: Hey! What's the matter? (She lifted her eyebrows and smiled)

Nithin (He don't know how to start, but then...): Hmmm... I know you too like me and I don't want hide with you anymore. Yes, I want to marry you. I want to live my rest of my life with you. Will you be?

Neha (happy tears rolled down on her cheeks): Yes, I am.... (She blushed)

After a month, Neha's dad found stubble person photo in her shelf.

He got so much angry and yelled "Neha where are you??"

He showed that photo to her and asked who is he? Why are keeping his photo in your shelf??

She said in low voice "He is Nithin. I love him, I want to marry him".

Her dad was worried and moved from that place without saying any single word.  
Neha's dad strongly believes facial hair defines ones personality. Nithin didn't meet her dad's expectations. 

Next day, Neha invited Nitin to her home to introduce him to her dad. 

Nithin came to her home and pressed the calling bell. Neha's dad opened the door and asked him "Hello, what do you want?"

Neha heard her boy friend voice and came from her room . She saw Nithin was standing near the home entrance. She went there and welcomed him.  She gave intro to her dad.

Neha : "Dad, this is Nithin. We both working in same company. He is the one I told you the other day".

Neha's dad couldn't recognize his face. Nithin's well groomed face and formal outfit convinced her father's decision. Later he realised "Nithin is the best companion for his daughter". Next year, they both going to get married with their parent's blessings.


This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at Blogadda in association with Gillette.
An instance when a stubble came in the way of a man's chance to make a good impression.

Accepting tag from RHYTHMUS of Umamaheshwari Anandane. And to my friends who are interested in #WillYouShave, here is my tag BabitaRemya sean, Indrani, Preethi, Umamaheshwari Anandane.

DIY Fancy Leather (Feather) Earrings

Fancy Leather (Feather) Earring

Handmade leather earrings are cute and fancy. you can make earrings in different color leather scrap with different patterns. I love feather earrings so I made a pair of leather feather earring and some simple fancy earrings. To make these Pretty earrings, you will need leather scrap in any color, fabric paints and earring kits.

Fancy Leather (Feather) Earring

Step 1: Supplies needed and Pattern

  • Leather scrap
  • Fabric paints : Gold, Red, Silver
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry plier
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Paper and pen

Pattern:

Step 2: Making of Leather Tribal Feather


Trace and cut the leather scrap with the reference of outer layer of pattern.

Tape the leather (see image) and paint it with gold fabric paint.

Once it dried out , remove the tape.


Now tape the next layer and paint it with red and silver fabric paint. Let it dry for sometime.

After drying time, remove the tape and draw dash line using gold fabric paint in the middle.

Cut fringe on both sides .. Tada! feather is ready :)

Step 3: Making of Leather feather earring


Poke a hole on one end of feature using jewelry plier.

Grab jump ring and earring hook, connect one another.

Now connect the feather with top of the jump ring.

You are Done!

Fancy Leather (Feather) Earring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fragrant Butter Rice / Butter Pulao

Fragrant Butter Rice

Butter rice/Butter pulao is simple, flavorful and tasty dish. It doesn't require more time and preparations. It is one of the best meal for toddlers. My little one likes it lot. 

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter
  • 2 cup Long grain rice
  • 4 cup chicken broth or veg broth or water
  • 1 purple onion
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 cup of frozen peas and corn
  • 1/4 tsp of Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Serve : 4

Method:



1. Wash rice with water and soak it in water for 15 minutes.

2. Chop onion and garlic, set aside.

3. Melt butter in large pan over medium heat.

4. Add garlic and onion, cook stirring until it become translucent.

5. Add peas, corn, salt and pepper. Cook for couple more minutes.

6. Now add chicken broth and bay leaves. Bring it to boil.

7. Add soaked rice into it and close the pan with its lid. Cook untill liquid is asorbed.

8. Butter Rice is ready now!

Remove it from heat, discard bay leaves, fluff the rice with fork and Serve hot.


Fragrant Butter Rice

Friday, November 21, 2014

Butter Fried Chicken


Butter fried chicken is very simple to make. It tastes as well as smells so great. The texture of outer layer is crispy and the inner part is juicy and tender. Try it out, you will love it..


Butter Fried Chicken

Step 1: Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt, divided

Step 2: Marinade chicken


Fried Chicken

Take chicken in mixing bowl. Add eggs, grated garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix all well and marinade it for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Make dry mixture


Fried Chicken

Take a bowl. Add flour, bread crumbs, oregano and salt. Mix them well until all incorporated.

Note: Instead of adding breadcrumbs and oregano separately, you can also use Italian seasoned breadcrumbs.

Step 4: Dredge chicken in dry mixture


Fried Chicken

Take a chicken piece, dredge it in the flour mixture, then dip it in the egg mixture. Now again coat it well in the flour mixture. Keep the flour coated chicken in separate plate.

Repeat the same for rest of the chicken pieces.

Step 5: Shallow fry the chicken


Fried Chicken

Melt butter in large skillet over medium flame.

Shallow fry the chicken in all sides, until it cooked well and the outer layer turned to golden brown color. ( it took 15 minutes for me to fry. Keep an eye on it, do not burnt it)

Remove excess oil using paper towel.

Note: While frying the chicken, cook it in medium flame or else the outer layer would burn easily before the chicken get cooked well.

Done!! Serve immediately with your choice of sauce or mayo.


Butter Fried Chicken

I am linking this recipe to Remmy's Kitchen First yr anniversary and Giveaway event

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles

Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles

Hi friends, today I am sharing simple DIY project. Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles. 
Reuse the empty bottles and make Multi-purpose holders. You can use the holder for charging cell phones or for organizing stuffs like crayons, markers, combs, brushes.
It is easy to make and portable too. So, why are you waiting now! Go and search some empty bottles and make holders for organizing your things.

Step 1: Things required

  • Empty lotion/Shampoo bottle
  • Scissor
  • Knife/box cutter
  • Pencil
  • Duct tape 
  • Sandpaper

Step 2: Peel stickers and Mark the bottle


Wash the empty bottle thoroughly and dry it out.

Peel off the stickers. Then decide the height of the holder and mark the bottle with pencil.

Step 3: Cut along the traced line


Using kinfe/box cutter, cut along the marked line and Sand off the rough edges using sand paper.

Note: While cutting the plastic bottle, please be careful. Do not hurt yourself.

Step 4: Decorate it


I used duct tape and cello tape to decorate it (or You can also use acrylics paint to paint some beautiful design/drawing)

Holder is ready now.. Hope you like it :)

Attach a hook to the wall and hang the holder.

Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Butter Ball Cookies / Snowball cookies

Butter Balls

These cookies are taste so great and it just melt in your mouth like butter. Here I have used ground walnuts, you can replace it with your favourite choice of nuts like Almonds, pecans etc.. but make sure to grind it finely for better taste and texture. Try this rich delicacy, I'm sure you will like it.


Butter Balls

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Baking time : 10 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen / 48 cookies balls
Recipe Source: Here

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup ground walnut
  • 2 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar + 1 cup icing sugar for dredging


Step 2: Dry Mixture



Combine flour, ground walnuts and salt in a medium bowl

Step 3: Wet Mixture



1. Cream butter in mixing bowl

2. Add icing sugar and Vanilla essence in it. Mix all well using electric hand mixer until fluffy

Step 4: Combine dry and wet mixture



1. Add half of the dry mixture into wet mixture, beat it in speed 2 until all together.

2. Add rest of the dry mixture and mix well to attain dough consistency.

Step 5: Bake it up and roll them in Icing sugar



Preheat oven to 400

1. Take small portion from dough, shape it into 1 inch ball. Place the dough in baking tray lined with cookie sheet.

2. Repeat the same process for rest of the dough. ( Cookie will not spread while baking, so you can keep more cookies in a single tray)

3. Once you shape all the dough, bake it for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

4. Take out from the oven and let it warm for sometime. (Do not let it completely cooled down)

5. When the cookies still warm, remove it to plate, sift icing sugar on it. Roll them in icing sugar and then move it to wire rack to cool.

You are done!! Drizzle some chocolate sauce on this buttery cookie and Enjoy...


Butter Balls
I am linking this recipe to Remmy's Kitchen First yr anniversary and Giveaway event

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Stuffed with Chicken Rice

Roasted Pumpkin Stuffed with Chicken Rice

Have you noticed my previous posts?? For past few weeks, I am posting only pumpkin recipes Like pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin popsicle, marbled pumpkin cake, pumpkin chicken curry. These dishes are I made for the Halloween party. Today also I came up with another pumpkin dish. This is the last pumpkin recipe of this year, I am gonna take a small break :) 
Roasted Pumpkin stuffed with Chicken rice. It is a main course dish. It taste so delicious and inviting too. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pumpkin Chicken Curry

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Pumpkin Chicken Curry

This curry is made up of pumpkin and chicken with Indian spices. It is creamy in texture and the perfect dish for this cold season.


Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup pumpkin, 1 inch cubed
  • 250 g chichen pieces
  • 1 tsp whole garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup chicken/vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • coriander for garnishing

Method: 

1. Wash all the vegetables, chop them and set aside. Wash Chicken with turmeric and set aside.



2. Heat a tbsp of oil over medium flame.

3. Once oil heated, add in whole garam masala.

4. When it start to splutter, add chopped garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute.

5. Add in onion, saute until it turn to translucent.

6. Add tomato, close the lid, cook until it become soft.



7. Add pumpkin puree and all spice powder, stir for couple of minutes.

8. Add in pumpkin cubes, chicken pieces, broth, water and salt. Close the lid and cook until chicken cooked well.

9. Finally add coconut milk, cook for couple more minutes.

10. Garnish with cilantro and remove the curry from stove.


Pumpkin Chicken Curry

I am linking this recipe to Remmy's Kitchen First yr anniversary and Giveaway event

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Herb Roasted Chicken



It's so easy!
It's so scrumptious!!
It's so moist and tender!!!
I served it with garlic Mayonnaise. It also goes well with chappathi or roti. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake


Pumpkin and Cream cheese !!! Doesn't it sound delicious?? ... It is so simple to make and perfect dessert option for any parties.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles



It is so creamy, rich and yummy treat.
Instead of normal pumpkin pie, try this delicious frozen treat.
We loved it :)

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