24 mai 2017

Naan Provençal

Naan  Provençal


20g fresh yeast or (2 tsp dried yeast )
1 glass luke warm water (70ml) 
1 tsp sugar
500g flour
1 yogurt ( 125g)
An egg
1 tsp salt

2 tbsp tomato puree
A green chilli cut in coins (optional)
1 tsp herbes de Provence
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp anise seeds
Dilute yeast in luke warm water with 1 tsp sugar .
Set aside for 15 mn.
Mix all the ingredients with the wooden spoon.   
Cover the bowl with a cloth & leave for 1or 2 hours, until it's doubled.
Spray some more flour & knead it again & make 7 balls.
Preheat non stick pan . Spread oil on it .
Roll out in oval shape & cook it .
When it puff up brush some oil & cook the other side.
Serve with veg / non veg curry.
Herbes de Provence is the mixture of dried herbs (Oregano+Thyme+ Rosemary).
This spice mixture originated in the  Mediterranean coast of France popularly known as "Provence".

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O Saathiya Song Frm Sweetiee Weds NRI

Movie : Sweetiee Weds NRI (2017)
Actors :Himansh Kohli & Zoya Afroz 
Song : O Saathiya Song by Armaan Malik & Arko

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22 mai 2017

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

 Cream Cheese Pound Cake


 150g cream cheese ( Philadelphia)
200g butter
300g sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
250g flour
Zest of an organic lemon
 Mix sugar with cream cheese.
Add lemon zest & mix well
In another bowl beat eggs.
Add the rest of the sugar & mix.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.
Then add the prepared cream cheese & mix well. 
Pour the batter into the greased cake pan.
Bake for 30-35 mn, Th 180°C.

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19 mai 2017

Minnewater Park & Minnewater Lake , Bruges.

Minnewater Park & Minnewater Lake


Bruges is a beautiful medieval city  surrounded by several canals flowing into the River Reie. It’s nicknamed as  Venice of the North”. One of the tranquil spot to stroll is the Minnewater Park & the Lake of Love. A tragic love story is linked with this place.

mina__5_Long time ago a fisherman and his beautiful daughter Minna lived in the vicinity. She fell in love with a warrior Stromberg, who was from a different  tribe. They secretly met in the river banks covered with reeds. Her father disapproved & forced her to marry a fisherman Hornbeck. Hearing this she fled in the woods.  Returning after a lost battle, Stromberg came to know about Minna’s exile. He set out in search of his beloved & found her exhausted in their secret place. She died in his arms. The next day , he built a dam , buried  & covered her with a blanket of water lilies. Then he let the water flow again.


It’s said that the forest is the present Minnewater Park & the stream became the Minnewater Lake. The bridge over the Lake is the place where Minna was buried.
According to the local legend, you will experience an eternal love if you walk over the bridge with your loved one.

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'Chaar Kadam Frm PK , Filmed in Bruges

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17 mai 2017

Neer Dosa - Mangalore Special

Neer Dosa


1 cup rice powder (sona masoori)
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
1 1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
Blend all the four ingredients to a fine paste.
Cover & keep aside for an hour.
If the batter is thick add some more water. 
Heat a nonstick pan / griddle with little oil.
Pour a ladle of batter & spread carefully.
Flip & cook the other side
Serve hot with chicken curry.
Mangaloreans serve these pancakes with  Kori Ghassi  / Kori Sukha

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15 mai 2017

Salsa Chicken Casserole

Salsa Chicken Casserole


2 chicken breasts(cubed)
12 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
A bay leaf
3 thyme sprigs
2 green onions (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic(chopped)
1 can red beans( rinsed & drained) / 2 cups cooked red beans
1 can corn kernals(rinsed & drained)
A  green chilli(half slit)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 cup water + a chicken stock
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
4  cups cooked Basmati rice / Jasmin rice
Grated cheese
Mainate chicken pieces in first three ingredients .

Cover & keep asde for an hour;
Fry both sides & keep aside.
Dilute chicken stock cube in water.
Heat oil saucepan & fry bay leaf & thyme springs.
Then add chopped onions & fry till light golden brown.
Then add chopped garlic & green chilli.
Fry for a while & then add red beans & corn.
Add chicken stock & fried chicken cubes 
Cover & cook for a while.
Then add cooked rice & toss several times with a wooden spatule. 
Garnish with freshly ground pepper & coriander leaves. 
Preheat oven to 180°C. 
Transfer the prepared rice into baking tray.
Top with grated cheese & bake for 5 mn.


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Tulip Garden - Parc Florale De Paris

Tulip Garden - Parc Florale De Paris



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12 mai 2017

Greek Boat Shaped Pizza

Greek  Pizza


450g flour
2 tbsp olive oil
15g fresh yeast or (2 tsp dried yeast)
150 ml luke warm water 
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste 
**Onion Layer**
2 big onions sliced
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
**Meat Layer**
250 g minced meat
2 onions(chopped)
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 cloves of garlic + a piece of ginger (make a paste)
1 green chilli
1 tbsp masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Curry leaves / coriander leaves
Salt to taste

 ** Topping** 
Tender leaves of spinach / lamb lettuce
150 g Feta (Greek cheese)
Dilute yeast in luke warm water with 1 tsp sugar. Set aside for 15 minuites.
Mix all the ingredients of the base in a bowl.
Cover the bowl with a cloth & leave for 1or 2 hours, until it's doubled.
Fry onions till translucent & add tomato ketchup.
Set aside to cool
Heat oil in a sauce pan.
Fry onions till light golden brown.
Add ginger- garlic paste & fry again.
Then add masala,salt & minced meat.
Add some water & cook for 10 min.
Garnish with curry leaves & keep aside.

Spray some more flour & knead it again.
Make four dough balls.
Roll out  the dough in to a oval shape.
Spread the onion mix in the middle & arrange some spinach leaves on the top. 
Then spread uniformly the prepared meat. 
Fold from all sides so that it resembles a boat. 
Continue the same with other dough balls.
Leave it to rise for 10 mn.


Pre heat oven to 200°C & bake for 15 mn.
Take out from the oven & scatter the crumbled feta over it.
Return to the oven & bake for another for 5 mn.
Serve hot with greek potatoes.

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