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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Cumin seeds Biscuit





People who do not like sweet Biscuits or avoid due to some reason the sweet ones can try these saltish biscuits.

Biscuit Ingredients


  • Flour 2 Cups 
  • Salt 1 Teaspoon 
  • Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon
  • Cumin Seed 1 Tablespoon  and 1 pinch coarsely ground
  • Medium Size Egg 1
  • Cooking Oil 3/4 Cup
  • Sugar 5 TableSpoon


Biscuit Recipe

For the Biscuit Recipe follow the directions of baking. Preheat oven to 180 degrees grease the baking dish and set aside.

Sieve flour and add salt, Cumin seed and baking Powder and set aside.
Mix ground sugar and oil very well.
Slightly beat egg in the sugar and oil mixture.
Mix the egg mixture in flour and knead the dough well.
Make small biscuits of equal size and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve the biscuit with Coffee or Tea and enjoy.





Thursday, 4 May 2017

Leftover egg white



Eggs are one of the major food and many recipes use it as a major ingredient. It happened many times that I only used yolks and egg white are leftover of the overall recipe, now the problem is what should I make of these Egg White. I tried recipes other than coconut macaroons but the thing worked well is egg white cookies the recipe is below for Egg White.  

Ingredients

2 Egg White
80 gram of powder Sugar
100 gram of Flour
100 gram of unsalted Butter
1 Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla essence

1 Pinch of yellow food color
1 pinch of green food color

Recipe
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a baking dish.

Mix well butter and sugar at room temperature.
Beat in Egg White in butter sugar mixture till creamy in texture
Now slowly fold sieved flour and salt in the mixture of butter, sugar and Egg White.
Add Vanilla essence and food color in the batter.
Pour the mixture into the Icing bag and make small cookies in the baking dish and slightly pour green color for garnish.
Bake the cookies for 20 minutes if you want them very soft.for crispy turn off the oven and keep the cookies in the oven for another 20 minutes.

The Egg White cookies are ready to enjoy.





Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Chow mein



I have tried many recipes of chow mein but the one I tried is wonderful and easy to made. The recipe is here.

Ingredients

1 Packet Chinese egg noodles
200 Grams Chicken
5 tablespoon oil

vegetables

  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 medium size bell pepper
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Small Cabbage
  • 1 Spring Onion

Seasoning

  • White Pepper 1 teaspoon
  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dark Soy sauce 4 tablespoon
  • Sugar 1 pinch





Cut vegetables in julienne cut. The vegetable I used are carrots, Bell Pepper, Cabbage, Garlic, Spring onion.



Stir fry chicken in 1/2 teaspoon white pepper and 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of oil. and mix with boiled noodles.


Heat the 4 tablespoons of oil on medium flame.


Add chopped garlic in oil. stir fry for 1 minutes.


Add carrots. stir fry for 2 minutes.


Add bell pepper and fry for 1 minutes


Now add spring onion and cabbage and fry for another 1 minutes



Now mix Chicken and Noodles in vegetable and give it a good mix.


Now the time is for seasoning 1/2 teaspoon of White Pepper, a pinch of sugar, salt and soy sauce. and mix well to eat.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Photography



The first ever lesson I was taught in early age was that the sun should be behind the camera so that reflection of the object would be behind the object and picture would be clear with any reflection. I use to think this rule as a single rule of photography because in my opinion when a child is told something by parents the child keep it with all heart.

The rule is absolutely correct but advancements in photography and creativity have given a new turn to all old rules. Specially Digitization and DSRL Cameras has many things to consider for a photographer and all the things I realised in my few classes of photography course. 

I bought DSLR camera around two years back but I never used it with all of the functions so I decided to learn because I heard somewhere that using a DSLR Camera on Auto settings is an insult of the Camera. My experience is very good in the class. But I am feeling it a little bit difficult to memorise all terminologies related to Cameras from different companies other than the core photographic technologies. 

Most used terms with keeping a complete science and techniques in it are

Aperture
ISO
Shutter
Lense
Senser
Focal Length
Zoom
Exposure



Friday, 31 March 2017

Story of Horse


Do you know who Bucephalus was; I know you must have heard about this or somewhere read about this. At least I have heard stories of Bucephalus many times.  I can recall my uncle told me a story in childhood, my teacher in graduation class once talked about Bucephalus, I read in books and I explored during web browsing by chance. Now I can count that a lot of people know about Bucephalus, the loyal, brave and beautiful horse of Alexander the great.  But no one knows a horse except my cousins and siblings, showing us the attitude like Bucephalus.

Whenever I read a reference of Bucephalus in any book in the relation of Alexander the great I see the horse of a Carriage in front of my eyes. That horse was stubborn like Bucephalus but had no feelings for his master.  The story is; on the reception day of my uncle we had to travel back to our home from the venue and there were few things cannot be manage to put in the cars. A Carriage was arranged for carrying the stuff and all of us kids insisted to sit in that, we got permission on the account that our two cousins will look after us and we will not be mischievous. We sit in the Carriage and horse started walking and till the half way to home it was perfect. But on the bridge it started galloping and right in the middle of the bridge of Railway crossing horse put his front legs on the fence of the bridge. Oh my God that was too horrible, we just started crying and jumped from the carriage.  Master of the horse was tried to handle the horse but the situation was bad, neither the horse was Bucephalus nor the master was Alexander the great.  Bucephalus was the horse no one could tame but Alexander the great decided to tame the horse and you know what all he did. He just spoke politely to the horse and turned his face towards the sun so that the horse could not see his own shadow. But in the night there was not the shadow of the horse of the carriage and he was out of control. Also master could not control the horse till we stayed at the spot. In actual I remember we did not stay there any long we jumped out of the carriage and started running toward our home without looking back.


I would suggest despite the stories of faithfulness of horses, everyone should be careful of them.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Birthday Cake & Hair Style




Every year when on my birthday I have so many different things to cherish my memories I recall a hairstyle of Birthday. The hair style of my youngest brother was not perfect in my opinion on the day I was going to celebrate my eighth Birthday. In those days all of us were living together with my paternal grandparents so no one was outside to be invited for the cake cutting ceremony so we had a small celebration. 

The hair style story is for entire noon I waited for everyone to go for the afternoon nap so that I could play with my brother and make his hairstyle so good for the evening. Somehow I found myself alone with my 2 years old brother. I brushed his hair, put some gel, wet his hair but nothing was going with my childhood high sense of style.Let me tell you my brother was my very good friend and used to enjoy my company so much that is why he was letting me for his hair style again and again. 

When everything failed I decided to give him a very good hair cut. Fortunately or unfortunately (I don't know either) I managed to find a scissor from my father's shaving kit or from my mother's sewing kit I exactly do not remember. I started my job means cutting his hair and continued the process till the hair style perfectly suit my aesthetic sense. In actual not to suit my sense of beauty but there was no hair left on his head to cut further. I finished my work of hair style and presented to my grandmother, she scolded me even everyone scolded me the noon became horrible. My parents and grandparents thanked God that I luckily did not hurt my brother and myself.

But the evening became more horrible and prolonged the story. When I was cutting my birthday cake, the knife was not cutting it because I was holding knife downside up. My uncle realised that uttered that I can only cut the hairs, not the cake. After that birthday everyone has a sentence to tease me "I can do only cut the hairs". 

Children always do naughty things but on some special occasion, they think more. In my story, nothing worst happened but parents should be a little more careful on such days. 

Three ingredients




We are shrinking the earth, distances have become shorter we reach the destination in the very short period of time but we are finding very less time for our food. We are rushing for few ingredients recipes to meet our ends of time. Evolving world has changed the concept of food we are eating. sometimes we do not find time, sometimes we have to reduce calories, sometimes our health does not allow us to go for a complete meal. Few ingredients or in other words three ingredients recipes are gaining popularity around the globe.

Three ingredients recipes are normally the one with minimum preparation time and with minimum calories. One can count calories in three ingredients recipes because of less number of ingredients. 

The ratio of all three ingredients varies in the proportion of taste, energy requirements or cooking time. Three ingredients recipes are easy to handle from start of the cooking process which in my opinion starts with the shopping. Not only less the ingredients less the time to cook but less the time to manage them or refrigerate them or store them. Just buy three ingredients for each recipe and store them together after slicing or dicing in a packet for an entire week with the label of the recipe name.

Three ingredients recipes contain only three main ingredients of vegetable, meat, grains, dairy products and then add taste enhancer in three ingredients of the recipe. Taste enhancers are the same as that of any other recipe like Salt, pepper, chillies. Sugar, Brown Sugar or you can use any other herb.

Enjoy few ingredients, less ingredient or three ingredients recipes at the height of health, taste and food aesthetics of current modern time.










Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cup Brownies



I have tried so many Cup brownies but nothing worked as good as today. I basically made changes to one microwave brownie recipe I have already shared. I was a bit scared for the transformation of a brownie in microwave cup brownies This recipe is very easy to try and test. See the recipe for cup brownies. What I exactly did today.

Microwave Cup Brownies

Ingredients

  • Cocoa Powder  2 Tablespoon
  • Flour    2 Tablespoon
  • Butter   2 Tablespoon
  • Ground Sugar   4 Tablespoon
  • Egg  1
  • Baking powder  1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Vanilla essence few drops
  • Milk Chocolate 1 Teaspoon
For decoration
  • Butter to grease the cup
  • Sugar few grains to sprinkle in the bottom of cup
  • Icing Sugar to sprinkle

Recipe

Grease the cup with butter and sprinkle Caster sugar grains in the bottom.

Sieve all dry ingredients flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and put aside.

Melt and mix butter with chocolate ( as I used dairy milk).

Beat egg and sugar till fluffy and foamy.

Mix well Egg & Sugar with Butter & Chocolate.

Add all dry ingredient in the egg mixture and combine very well also add Vanilla essence.

At the end put the Cup Brownies mixture in the cup and microwave for 2 minutes.

Take out the brownie from Cup if you want. Microwave Cup Brownies ready and sprinkle icing Sugar.


Note: I feel Vanilla essence optional Vanilla beans can be tried instead of Vanilla essence for these Microwave Cup Brownies. I prepared a large cup Brownies but it can be divided into two Cups.








Friday, 24 March 2017

Vitamin B12




Oh my God I! never knew the importance of Vitamin B12 before writing an article for my friend.
It was also so new to me that animal Liver is enriched in Vitamin B12 and remind me of strictness of my parents to eat Lamb or Beef Liver at least once in a month. 

I was surprised to know that this nutrient is only found in animal food and not in other natural sources like beans, grains or vegetables and vegetarians are likely to the deficit in Vitamin B12. Not only vegetarian but infants born to vegetarian mothers face vitamin B12 deficiency.

Vitamin B12 foods are animal related food for example milk, cheese, meat, animals organs and eggs. The other source of Vitamin B12 foods is synthetic ones like Vitamin B12 supplements, Vitamin B12 Injections, Vitamin B12 tablets and Vitamin B12 nasal gels. I also learnt Vitamin B12 foods help in the treatment of cyanide poisoning. 

Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to certain serious health issues of brain, nervous system and anaemia if not treated in time. The most important systems of the human body as the brain, cell formation and nerves are depending on this Vitamin B12 food, what else is left to think about the importance of Vitamin B12 foods.

If this Vitamin B12 food is important so much for health, how vegetarian could survive. No worries to Vegetarians they can rely on Vitamin B12 supplements, Vitamin B12 injections and Vitamin B12 tablets. But they must have to visit doctors for healthy intake guidance to include in their routine diet.

All I came to knew about this slightly unknown vitamin is very interesting to me and made me to study nutrients in food.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

National Day Cupcake



Ingredients

Butter    500grams
Sugar     500grams
Eggs      12
Flour     500grams
Salt        1/2 teaspoon
Baking Powder  1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
ChocolateChip  1/2 Cup
Yellow colour
Cupcake paper mould
Flags sticker
Toothpicks

Method


  • Preheat oven at180-degrees.
  • Prepare cake moulds and set them in the cupcake tray.
  • Sieve flour and add salt with baking powder and set aside.
  • Beat butter and slowly add sugar to make the fluffy batter.
  • Add eggs one by one and beat the mixture till fluffy add Vanilla essence at the end and a little of yellow colour.
  • Fold the flour into the batter in three portions.
  • Mix Chocolate chip in prepared batter.
  • Immediately transfer cake batter in cupcakes moulds and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool down cake and insert toothpick stick with stickers.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Gingerbread Man


I have always heard and read whenever I have a nightmare that many dreams occur due to the activities have done all day long. I want to know if this is true up to a little extent even and tried to think something particular all day long but nothing experienced what I was carrying in my mind.  

I did an experiment of watching movies before bedtime so that I could dream about the movie I watched. I was not successful in watching any dream of the movies I watched the same day or the ones I watched days before. Despite following a routine for a couple of days or may be more than two weeks I was unable to find any evidence of my assumed hypothesis about dreams.

Later, I gave a try to biographies of many people like by Maya Angelou and read her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" nothing happened, She did not come to my dream. Though I was not expecting her to tell me about her life but she did not bother to say Hi to prove my hypothetical study. Maya Angelou is an old lady why not let Elizabeth gilbert for "Eat Pray Love" come to my dream or Ketut liyer a medicine man and healer never came to visit my dreams. Believe me, I do not mean Ketut to heal my crazy wounds but at least I deserve a Hello.

Next book is Einstein: His life and Universe by Walter Isaacson, I apologise to explain Einstein seems too busy in calculations with his friends Marcel Grossmann and Michele Angelo Besso when his second wife Elsa Einstein is busy taking care of him. His first wife Mileva Mari feeling busy for his kids. I attempted more and write blogs about Einstein in his Bern patent office, a blog about his wife Elsa and one also to tell his relationship with his children. No one from that book even Hitler come to see me, you know Walter Isaacson author of the book I thought about him all day long but in vain. 

Above mentioned people were not from my country they might have some issues including language as a barrier, no worries I can try people from my own country. Daughter of destiny became my target, this book is written by assassinated Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto an ex-prime minister of Pakistan. The youngest of Pakistan and first of Muslim world female prime minister. She wrote hardships of life in the regime of General Zia-ul-Haq, both of them are still facing each other in my point of view.

When everyone failed to come to me, I baked Ginger Bread man. He has jumped from oven, the childless lady who baked her first is jumping behind him and I am waiting for them to come to my dream no but I am waiting for everyone I talked about before. You can also suggest me if you know someone possibly come to my dreams.


Thursday, 16 March 2017

What should I do First







I have nothing to blog, I am confused because of so many things in queue to work on. Like I just saw a research position dealing with the cellular network and targeting the base station not to be placed exactly in the centre of a cell and wanted to apply on that.

But exactly before that, I was deeply thinking about the ancient civilisations and prehistory of the world. How do prehistory and ancient civilisation come to upfront, what were the resources to gather information for their existence and what kind of information and data gave help to classify them? Symbols or words inscribed on the stones might help to read their culture, might help to read their lifestyle. In the end, there was something found to know about them like written parchment or papyrus, patterned clay, drawn in the form of pictures on pots. but in recent times we are saving all of the information in form of soft copies which in my opinion are so far vulnerable in comparison of written clay tablets, papyrus or written parchment.What is the future of data because a fire could hit a tsunami can destroy up to a certain area but an internet virus can become a global virus when we are connected to the internet could destroy much of the data very quickly. New techniques are evolving day by day for a tighter security of the data but new techniques are also hitting the security as well.

Before ancient data story, I was badly indulged to know about Tea how the entire world even before this globalisation was familiar to tea. Though the plants could be different around the world for preparing tea in different regions yet there is tea found everywhere around the world.

What should I do first work on the cellular network, ancient data preserves in comparison of recent data, Preparing tea around the globe.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Cupcakes



Ingredients

Butter   250grams
Sugar     250grams
Eggs       6
Flour      250grams
Salt         1 pinch
Baking Powder  1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Yellow colour
Cupcake paper mould

Method


  • Preheat oven at180-degree centigrade.
  • Prepare cake moulds.
  • Sieve flour with salt and baking powder and set aside.
  • Mix Sugar with butter and beat until creamy and fluffy in texture.
  • Add eggs one by one and beat the mixture till fluffy add Vanilla essence at the end and a little of yellow colour.
  • Gradually fold the flour in butter batter in three portions.
  • Immediately transfer cake batter in cupcakes moulds and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake


Ingredients

Butter   250grams
Sugar     250grams
Eggs       6
Flour      250grams
Salt         1 pinch
Baking Powder  1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Red and Green food colour to requirement

Method

Preheat oven at180-degree centigrade.
Prepare cake pan with butter paper lining, grease and dust plain flour



Sieve flour with salt and baking powder and set aside.



Mix Sugar with butter and beat until creamy and fluffy in texture now add vanilla essence.



Add eggs one by one and beat the mixture till fluffy.



Gradually fold the flour in butter batter in three portion


Now the key to this watermelon cake is put green and red food colour in separate bowls



Mix 3/4 cake batter in red colour and 1/4 portion of cake batter in green colour. you cake add the white chocolate chip or green chocolate chip in the batter of red colour. .Pour red batter into the centre of the greased pan first and now carefully pour green batter alongside the red batter.


Bake cake batter in the oven for 45 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes clean out of the centre


Cut the slices like watermelons and serve.


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star A Story



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Twinkle twinkle Little Star
How I Wonder What you are.

The first rhyme I learned and telling to my grandfather as I finished telling him and asked me now tell me the complete poem what actually it is about. I became nervous. He called my mother and asked her she has memorised complete verses but does not understand the poem. 

He started giving a lecture to my mother why did not she make me understand the poem. My mother took words seriously felt a little bad and typically considers an insult from a Father-in-Law. My mother had a point of view that I have memorised the poem this is second step to make her understand the poem. But my grandfather was stick to his point that thing should go in parallel for a child and must learn the poem with full empathy at the same time. So he gave me an understanding of the poem which I learnt by hear. But also from that day, I became extremely conscious and whenever I came to know something new I keep annoying my elders to explain me, to make me understand.

The next time I became more confused in fact I would like to say now “How I Wonder What you are”. A neighbouring auntie visited us, asked me out of love with children do you remember rhymes. I told her, yes I remember twinkle twinkle and read the poem to her and then explained to her as my grandfather did. But she said you have memorised the poem but you are not giving the actions for the poem. She taught me actions for the poem. 

Let me tell you mischievously that my mother did not mind what the auntie said but she did for what my grandfather said being a daughter-in-law. Also, I did not tell her that I have written this. 



My point is how the process of learning starts for a child, memorising the poems, their explanations and then the actions for the poem. After accomplishment of a step, a new step opens a new Horizon. If had not learnt the poem then might not learn the explanations, the meaning and the actions for it. Take the first step next will automatically open up to your way. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Birth stones & Date of Birth


































Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Bags

History of Handbags

When we need we create. Same is the case for bags; it was not invented by accident rather it is the creation of need. Intellect certifies that in early ages when earth inhabitants roam around must need something to put their belongings and the need also entered in the race of fashion. 

In modern times from fashion bags to bags for gadgets are equally in use. Bag companies and fashion brands are equally playing with aesthetics to prepare bags as much beautiful as possible and satisfying needs of customers.