Onion Pakoda!!!

pakodi

Here is most popular snack in India.

Ingredients:

1 cup Gram flour
½ cup Rice flour
¼ tsp Baking soda
1¼ tsp Salt
4 tbsp hot oil
¼ cup Water
2 nos Onion (cut lengthwise) (medium)
2 no Green chili (finely chopped) (medium)
5 clove Garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp Ginger crushed
1 tsp Cumin seeds
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
¼ tsp Red chili powder
3 cup Oil (for deep frying)
10 nos Curry leaves
Method:
  • Add onions, chopped chilies, curry leaves, crushed ginger and garlic to a bowl.
  • Cream oil with baking soda until its well blended.
  • Combine gram flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt. Add this to the creamed fat and mix to form a crumbly textured flour.
  • Slowly add water as you knead and form a stiff dough. It should look like a thick mass, but not too sticky.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai(medium high flame). When its ready, try a sample first. Fry till golden on all sides.
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I am going to Miss You Mr.Obama!!!

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I was holding my 1 year old baby girl and watching you win the election on November 2007. I then thought to myself if you have determination, you can achieve anything in this world. I have been seeing you all through these years doing so many things. First thing I ever want to say to if I meet you is I am so proud of you. Thank you for being our President and taking care of us. I have seen you laugh, be serious, cry and being sad. I love your smile so much. It feels like you smile from your heart. I also  want to thank Mrs. Michelle and your daughters for sharing you with us. It’s not an easy thing. We are truly grateful for everything you have done for this country. I wish I could cook and serve you and your family dinner with my hands. I hope I get an opportunity. I will remember you forever.

I want to remember your letter so I am posting it here.

My fellow Americans,

It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world.

But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.

Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength. I’ve seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I have mourned with grieving families searching for answers — and found grace in a Charleston church.

I’ve taken heart from the hope of young graduates and our newest military officers. I’ve seen our scientists help a paralyzed man regain his sense of touch, and wounded warriors once given up for dead walk again. I’ve seen Americans whose lives have been saved because they finally have access to medical care, and families whose lives have been changed because their marriages are recognized as equal to our own. I’ve seen the youngest of children remind us through their actions and through their generosity of our obligations to care for refugees, or work for peace, and, above all, to look out for each other.

I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding.

All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.

I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.

And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome.’

Yes, we can.

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How To Perfectly Boil Eggs Each Time!!!

boiled-eggs

Ingredients:

Eggs

Water

Bowl with Lid

Method:

  • Arrange the eggs in one layer in a thick sauce pan. Pour enough cold water to cover them.
  • Place the pan over high heat uncovered.
  • Once the water starts to boil, when the water actually comes to a rolling boil and eggs starts to move around , bring down the flame to medium high and cook for 12 minutes  exactly.
  • Once done switch off and cover the pan with a lid and let it sit and set for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy the yummy eggs.
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