Monsoon is finally here in IL. We have been getting rain almost everyday and on such days I crave for Pakoras :) Usually I go for Cauliflower Pakoras (Recipe here) or simple Potato-Onion Pakoras but this time I wanted something different and at the same time wanted to make use of Bread that was lying in my kitchen unopened. I made Bread Pakoras! I love Bread Pakoras because they are filling, easy to make as well as are super crunchy and yummy. Here you go guys, enjoy the step by step process:
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
This year again we ladies had lots of fun :) Theme was same traditional red attire, food was Nepali but everyone were allowed to be creative, dance was just in Teej numbers, taking pictures was the same if not even more, and gossiping as always with ladies was a must ;) Even though, I do not follow any ritual procedures (Click here if you want to know about Teej more) of this fiesta, I have started liking it a lot. I just like everything about Teej: dressing pretty, dancing, taking pictures, eating great food, and gossiping about our husbands ;)
Girls this year looked more well dressed than last year. It looks like everyone were prepared and had brought Nepali goodies all the way from home. The designs of their necklaces, beautiful embroidered sarees, wonderful gold hair-clips, and the excitement on their faces were just amazing :x This year too, we had decided to celebrate Teej at my place and only girls were invited. The only different we did this year compared to last year was that we collected some funds for flood victims back home. This made Teej more special and I especially am so proud of ourselves. Living abroad has taught me to appreciate our cultural values as well as our society as a whole.
I first was little hesitant to put this idea in front of everyone because I didn't know if my friends would agree but they were so kind. I just had to type a text and they were all excited to make a donation. We will be giving money collected to Blinknow.org to help the flood affected victims in Surkhet. Our Teej this year ended with fun, excitement, and a hope to make a small change in peoples' lives back home. Below is a glimpse of what we did this year and if want more, click here to view our Teej last year. Enjoy and happy Teej to all Nepali ladies around the globe >:D<
Thursday, August 21, 2014
It's been years since I hadn't had Young Beans (Bodi) until I saw it yesterday in the Indian Store. Bodi is like other basic vegetables in Nepali kitchen. It is very simple to cook and is extremely popular back home. We get so many varieties of Bodi in Nepal, for example the ones that are grown in hilly areas, shorter in length as well as longer ones. And each vary slightly in taste. Even though we do not get every kind of Bodi here in the United States, I am more than happy to find one of the many kinds. I found the longer ones and I made a simple everyday curry out of it. Enjoy :)
Monday, August 18, 2014
I do not like Mondays at all!! I feel tired and am still in the weekend mood. Today, I was so tired that I literally ate Cabbage Potato Salad (Achar) combined with beaten rice. Hungry and exhausted me ate every bit of it. Writing recipes has helped me to eat well otherwise on days like today, I would have just gone straight to bed and forget about the dinner. Most of you in my opinion are already familiar with this recipe and if not here you go guys, have fun :)
Saturday, August 16, 2014
I usually make chicken curry (recipe here) and always think both mutton and chicken curry are same. But people disagree!! Especially my friends they are crazy about Khasi ko Masu (Mutton Curry). They say nothing can beat Khasi ko Masu made in Nepali way. Since, it had been a while that I hadn't made one, I decided to make it today and guys seriously my friends are correct. The dish came out to be so delicious and surprisingly the taste was just like what my mom used to make back home :) So, without any further due lets get started :x Also, click here for Nepali Style Pan Fried Mutton (Khasi ko Bhuteko Masu) Recipe!!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Chicken Chili is very famous in Nepal. Almost every restaurant carrying MOMOs will offer this dish as well. I love stir fry vegetables and when combined with meat it becomes delicious. In order to make Chicken Chili, you will first need to make Chicken Roast (Click here for recipe). This is my first time making this dish and I am so amazed by the results. It came out to be exactly what we get back home. I am so proud of myself ;) and this definitely made me forget my stressful day at work today. Now a days, cooking has became a serious passion for me :) I want to learn more and more as I cook and share recipes with you all :x Here you go guys, make your day with this easy Chicken Chili recipe: