Monthly Archives: March 2015

Recipe Alert: Green Peas Kebab

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Green Peas Kebab

Green Peas Kebab

Summer in India is officially here! And while the soaring temperatures makes being in the kitchen a tad bit unpleasant, I am glad I ventured into that section of the house the last few days. I was thinking of a quick and relatively healthy snack I could make for the evenings. That is where Green Peas Kebab comes in. It was a quick recipe that served up wonderful flavours. I thought it would be nice to share with all of you who get bored and sometimes frustrated with the question: “what should I make today?”

Ingredients: 

1 cup green peas (just thawed)
2 tablespoons garam flour
2 tablespoons corn flour
2 green chillies (finely diced)
6-7 pieces of cashew nuts
1 inch ginger
5-6 pods of garlic
1 cupped onions (finely diced)
1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
1 Lemon
A handful of cilantro
Salt as per taste

Steps:

1) Drain and thaw the frozen peas and add to a mixer
2) Add chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies and cashew to the mixer with the peas. Mix them till you make a thick, coarse paste. I added around 1 tablespoon of water to this mixture to get the desired consistency.
3) Shift the paste to a mixing bowl and add the diced onions, cilantro, red chilli powder and salt as per your taste.
4) Add garam flour and corn flour to the mixture and continue to mix.

The end mixture should have this consistency

The end mixture should have this consistency

5) Take a skillet and pour 2 tablespoons of oil on it. Mould the mixture into flat circular shapes and set them on the skillet to grill.

Gilling them

Grilling them

Voila! You have your Green Peas Kebab! It pairs really well with tomato ketchup and mint chutney. You can also alter the recipe to add some mint leaves or even cheese to the mixture before moulding them. Hope some of you are able to try this recipe-would love some feedback.

Styling while Pregnant

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Styling while Pregnant

Hello! Hello! If there is one thing I could say is slightly upsetting about pregnancy is the lack of wearing stylish or fashionable clothes. I am bored of wearing the Indian kurta and leggings and while I was browsing Instagram and the web, I came across this cute service called BumpStyleBox, which basically is a maternity boutique that delivers adorable outfits you can wear while you are pregnant! Oh how I wish a similar service was present in India. There are countless maternity clothing websites, but their selection is not quite flattering. Looking at this service, I thought of going back to my closet and putting together a few outfits that could be cute. However, let me warn you that I am no fashion stylist; I just randomly tried on clothes that I thought would break the wardrobe monotony.

So I am leaving you with two looks I tried out. Let me know what you think.

Look 1: Jeans & Jacket. One can never go wrong with jeans, a simple black cami and a jacket. One can even add some junk jewellery and bangles to glam up the look.

Front View

Front View

Look 2: Black & white dress from Express (two years old). So this dress was always a little too big on me, but fits well now and the strips accentuate the growing bump as well. A nice pair of red ballets or even a statement necklace could be added to complete the look. 

A little dress to spice up the wardrobe!

A little dress to spice up the wardrobe!