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Friday, April 6, 2012

My Renovated Fish Tank


BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHEEM


The pics of my renovated fish tank were lying in my drafts folder since long. I renovated the fish tank on 31st oct, a day later after my b'day. It was my own bday present to me from myself :-)  With the help from one of my cousin I started on with this thing. It was tedious and it took one whole day to clean, arrange and setup everything. Though initially here the fishes are less.. I added some more later after few days....

I wanted a plain black background, there instead of buying a background picture I sticked a black t.k. sheet from behind outside of the tank. I also wanted a double theme in my fish tank this time and at the same time wanted to use both the pebbles. Hence the result is below....













After arranging the fish tank when me and my cousin bro went out for selecting the fishes in an aquarium... there we noticed this magic tap.... The tap was as if hanging in the air. No connections attached to it and still the water was flowing through it. Like a small kid I was very tempted to touch and see it, bt the guy in that aquarium stopped me from doing that. However after we got the fishes for our tank I was not in a mood to come out of that shop until and unless I find out the mystery of that hanging in the air tap. And I also wanted to touch that thing very badly, therefore started the girlgiri and ultimately that guy had to give in to my demands. He allowed me to touch the tap and also revealed the magic behind it... Isn't it beautiful and amazing?.......







Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vegetable Bhakarvadi - Sanjeev Kapoor's Recipe


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This is another yummy thing from Sanjeev sir. Its a much tasty version of our good old bhakarvadi. I had a helping hand in mom while preparing this dish. My sis's friends had arrived at our place and for them we thought to prepare this dish. Believe it was like gone in seconds kind of thing. There was hardly anything left for us to eat it with content. It truly is an amazing dish.

Recipe:

Ingredients:


Refined Flour ( Maida) = 1 cup
Semolina (Rava/Suji) = 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Oil + deep frying = 2 tblspn
French beans, roughly chopped = 100 gms
Green peas = 100  gms
Potatoes, boiled & mashed = 3
Black pepper powder = 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala = 1 tsp
Ginger - Green chilli paste = 2 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves = 2 tblspn
Coconut scraped = 5 tsp

Method:


1. Knead the refined flour with semolina, salt, 2 tblspn oil and sufficient water to a semi-soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside.

2. Blanch the french beans and green peas separately till soft. Drain thoroughly and mash.

3. Mash together the french beans, green peas, potatoes, salt, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, ginger - green chilli paste, coriander leaves and coconut.

4. Divide the dough into four equal portions and roll out into thin chapatis .

5. Spread the vegetable mixture evenly on all four chapatis.

6. Roll them tightly into cylinders and cut the cylinders into half inch slices.

7. Heat sufficient oil and deep fry the bhakarwadis, on medium heat till golden and crisp.

8. Drain on absorbent paper and serve..

Chef's Tip:

In case the filling mixture is thin, add a little poha and mix.


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Baby Dresses and Quilts



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I love baby girls sooo much that whenever I've time on hands I start making up dresses for them. All these dresses below are made  from the leftover fabrics that were remaining with me. I just mixed and matched them with each other... 













This piece of quilt below is made using one of my sis's printed net dupatta. Its the one side, on other side scrap pieces of clothes are used. The pics main not look appealing but these quilts have turned out super soft....