Saturday, November 18, 2017

Iron rich golgappas (pani puri)

Key Iron Ingredients : Spinach, beetroot, whole bengal gram, chickpea

Duration : 40 minutes


For golgappas

Whole-wheat flour – ½ cup

Suji – ¼ cup

Maida – 1/8 cup

Spinach – 8-10 leaves

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

For Filling

Boiled sweet corn – ½ cup

Grated paneer – ½ cup

Boiled chickpea – ¼ cup

Boiled whole Bengal gram- ¼ cup

Black pepper – ½ teaspoon

Red chilli powder – ¼ tea spoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Mango powder – ¼ teaspoon

Salt to taste

For golgappas water

Water – ½ liter

Beetroot – 2

Green chilli – 1-2

Lemon – 2

Sugar – 2 table spoon

Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon

Roasted grinded cumin seed – ¼ teaspoon

Black Salt – ½ teaspoon

Salt to taste


1.      Take all the flours and mix well.

2.      Grind spinach with little water.

3.      Knead the dough with the spinach paste.

4.      Make small balls and roll them with the help of rolling pin.

5.      Leave them for 40 minutes so that crust is formed on upper side.

6.      Deep-fry them on medium fire.

7.      Spread them on the paper so that paper absorbs excess oil.

8.      For filling, grind boiled sweet corn.

9.      Gently mix all the ingredients, add spices and salt to it.

10.  The filling is ready.

11.   For water, dissolve sugar in the water.

12.  Peel beetroot and cut in small pieces.

13.  Grind beetroot and green chillies to make a paste. If required add little water to it.

14.  Squeeze the paste to collect red coloured water below in a bowl.

15.  Add that to sugar water.

16.  Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

17.  Keep it in freeze and serve chilled.

In this recipe, I have used iron rich ingredients like spinach, beet-root, chickpea and whole bengal gram. I have added limejuice as it contains Vitamin C for better iron absorption. I have cut the vegetables with iron knife and used vessels made up of iron for cooking it to increase the iron content in the recipe.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Movie Review : Qarib Qarib Singlle

Qarib Qarib Singlle is a middle-aged love story. A new concept indeed for Bollywood! Not so young and vibrant Yogi (Irrfan Khan) and Jaya (Parvathy Thiruvothu) meet via an online dating site. They are polar apart personalities. Yogi is a rich person who has lots of money to spend where as Jaya works in an office and spends her money judiciously. Yogi loves poetry and Jaya loves nature. Yogi is a chit-chatter where as Jaya is quiet. Yogi likes books and Jaya is techno savvy. They plan a trip to Rishikesh, Jaipur and Gangtok to explore their past relationships. During this trip, crazy incidences happened which help them to understand themselves in a better way.

Irrfan Khan plays well the role of jovial guy whose jokes everyone enjoys even his ex-girlfriends. Parvathy plays her role nicely. Her round face is attractive and big eyes are beautiful. She looks stunning in the last scene when she is wearing dark pink colour silk sari with turquoise blue blouse.

Movie is full of funny scenes. But I liked the one in which Yogi and Jaya planned for a trip to date. But instead of booking rooms in hotels, Jaya books rooms in an ashram in Rishikesh. Direction of Tanuja Chandra is nice. Neha Dhupia’s face looks bonny and aged. The rest of the cast is interesting.

I was laughing throughout the whole movie, tears were flowing from my eyes. Neither my laughing stopped nor my tears stopped till the end of movie. Tears smudged my kohl eyes, wetted and blackened my fair cheeks. I paid no attention to them as the movie was too gripping, enjoying and funny.

Watch this movie to laugh, laugh and laugh!