Showing posts from April 5, 2016

Local train

Carrying the load of a thousand men
Running steadily from dusk to dawn
Stopping for all yet waiting for none
Here comes the train and with a whistle is gone! Platforms are flooded with people so different
Some going to office,  some college goers
Dressed in uniform school student
Struggling to grab a place to stand
And balance themselves with everything in one hand
By the other hand they hold on for support
Cursing the lucky ones who got a place to sit
Ear phones in ears,  most of them
Some playing games putting others to shame
A few reading notes from notebook or laptop
And some are sleeping with their heads unrest
Searching for peace is every soul
Perfectly utilising each moment whole
During their almost no delay train journey
Since rest of the day might not be in harmony And here comes the hawkers with their magic bag
Unfolding beautiful things with no price tag
Carrying a complete household
Giving joy to passengers untold As the train approaches each station
Passengers for …

Chicken pakora

If you think of a snack for your guests that is easy to make, takes less time to cook,  is loved by all (non-vegetarians) then this is the right place to look for...
And the best part is you don't need to deep fry and wonder what to do with the excess oil. However the preparation requires overnight or at least 4 hrs marination. Here goes the recipe: INGREDIENTS
1/2 kg boneless chicken cut in medium pieces
2 eggs
1 large onion finely chopped
2 green chilles
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tablespoon refined oil
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp
Chat Masala 1/2 tsp
Juice of half lemon
Corn flour 1 tablespoon
2 tsp maida/all purpose flour
A pinch of sugar
Salt to taste Directions:
Except the oil,  mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Marinate it for at least  4 hrs.  You can refrigerate it overnight also.  When you wish to prepare the pagodas,  heat oil in a fry pan. Shallow fry on both sides of the chicken. Serve hot with tomato sauce or mustard sauce.