Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lunch Plate - Achari Channa Pulao (From VahChef), Egg Masala, Raita

Everyone knows how versatile chef VahChef is! This Achari Channa Pulao recipe was such a hit at our house... The flavor was so unique!

This was our lunch plate today - Achari Channa Pulao, Egg Masala, Raita...

Up Close :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Red Cabbage, Carrots, and Beans Stir Fry

Now this is such an easy recipe because I put the veggies in the food processor and did not cut it manually :)
Not to mean its difficult to cut the vegetables... it just saves sooo much time and the cooking time is literally a few if you already have the veggies cut this is very easy to make.. no need to cut onions or tomatoes as we do for curries...

Red Cabbage (or green) - 1/4 of a small cabbage
Carrots - 2 big
Beans - 1/2 cup (I used the frozen french cut beans)
Coconut - 2 tbsp (optional)

To Grind:
Green Chilli - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Cilantro - handful

To Temper:
Mustard seeds
Urad dal


  • Cut the vegetables or shred them
  • Heat oil in a wok, splutter mustard seeds and urad dal. Add the red cabbage and saute well
  • Then add the carrots and saute a few seconds. Add the beans and saute well.
  • Add salt and stir the veggies well. Add the coconut and ground mixture and saute few mins

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ozeri 360 Tower Fan Review

Writing a blog post after such a long gap! Feels like a fresh new start!

Its almost the end of summer (at least here :) ) and its the perfect timing to write a review about Ozeri's 360 Tower Fan - yes it oscillates 360 degrees. I took my time, since I received this product aptly at the start of summer and feel like I'm completely ready to tell you about it.

We all know that most of the homes or apartments here in US do not have fans attached.. even if we do, it does not come where we actually want it to be... isn't it more useful to have a fan right in the living room or family room when we have guests over??

This tower fan is perfect for those needs. You can just plug it in when ever or where ever you need. Some of the best points that I can tell you right off the bat are:
  • Noise free blades 
  • Different adjustable speeds
  • Handy remote - easy to operate
  • Adjustable oscillations - up to 360 degrees 
  • Easy storage
  • Timer to operate the fan

This was extremely useful for this summer! I'm sure people living in hot and humid weather are looking out for good fans and I do recommend this for a cool and pleasant indoor. Also, wouldn't it be nice to switch on the fan and open your patio doors to let fresh air in rather than stuffing inside the AC all day long?

To get your fan, order here today - Ozeri 360 Tower Fan

Disclaimer: The Product was sent by Ozeri. Review is purely my own experience.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ozeri's Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder Review

Every time I get the opportunity to review Ozeri's products I tend towards their cooking related items. In the first place I like their products mainly for the luxurious look with stainless steel finish at a nominal price. Looks so elegant and stylish for the kitchen :)

Buy the product here : Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder

This time I was sent their Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder. Need I say how elated it made me the first time I unpacked it :) It has the smoothest stainless steel finish and super easy to work with handle. There are numerous ways in which you can use this product. You can not only use it for salt and pepper but also for cumin and fennel which we use so often in Indian cooking. I cannot stress enough on the fact that IT DOES give a unique flavor to the food when ground freshly. Also in tadka. It can be used to grind pepper and cumin for eggs and omelette. Just use your imagination and go creative :)

All the spices have health benefits. I found that after I started using this grinder, I've started adding almost twice the amount of spices than I did before. Not only is this useful, it also adds to the health and taste factor.

Coming to the product, it is very easy to work with. Both the spices has separate opening and grinds separately as you rotate the handle in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions respectively. The glass see through makes it easier to monitor that levels of spices and fill up before hand. Overall, it is such a nice addition to your kitchen and will surely grab the eyes of your guests, as it did with mine :)

Disclaimer: Ozeri sent the product to me for reviewing. Opinions expressed are purely mine after testing out the product extensively.