Thursday, 25 August 2016

Nutella Banana Sandwich

Do I have to give any introduction of Nutella? Nutella is nothing but sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread.  The brand is famous all over the world. Everyone loves the chocolaty taste of nutella especially kids.Using nutella we can prepare a quick and tasty nutella banana sandwich.


Instead of giving bread butter or bread jam we can prepare a filling nutella banana sandwich and give it in kid's snack box. I think it will be a great surprise for them and will enjoy this tasty sandwich. When I prepared this sandwich at home on weekend and gave it to our daughter, after having one bite she said 'wow mumma! What is that inside so chocolaty and yummy'. Now you can understand the yummy taste that our 4 year old daughter can also make out the difference.

Nutella Banana Sandwich

Ingredients

Bread Slices - 4
Banana - big size one/small size two, sliced
Nutella - 4 tablespoon
Butter - 2 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Lightly apply butter on one side of  each bread.
2. On the other side of each bread, spread nutella evenly.
3. Now place the banana pieces on nutella applied side and cover with the other bread keeping the nutella applied portion inside.



4. Toast the sandwich on grilled pan or sandwich maker. Cut into triangular shape and serve.


Monday, 22 August 2016

Triangular Nimki / Teen Kona Nimki

Triangular Nimki or Teen Kona Nimki is a famous Bengali snack. It is different from the Kucho nimki/diamond shaped nimki. Though the ingredients are similar but I think the shape of the two nimki makes the subtle differennce in taste. 


Teen kona nimki is mainly prepared during Durga Puja and served on the day of Vijayadashami. Due to the triangular shape I used call it 'samosa without stuffing' :P.

No you don't need any occasion to munch these triangular beauties. Whenever you get some free time you have to follow the below procedure of making Triangular Nimki and store them to satisfy your evening cravings with tea!

If you are planning to store the nimkis it is very important to cool them after frying otherwise hot nimki in an airtight container will leave vapor and make the inside environment moist, thereby the nimkis won't remain crunchy and crispy.

Triangular Nimki / Teen Kona Nimki
Ingredients

All purpose Flour/Maida - 1 cup
Kalonji/ Nigella Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Baking Soda - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 1 tablespoon + 1/2 liter for deep frying

Procedure

1. Take maida in a bowl and add kalonji seeds, sugar, salt, baking soda and mix well. 
2. Add 1 tablespoon of refined oil in the mixture and mix well once again. 
3. Now add water slowly to make a tight dought similar like poori dough made out of maida.
4. Keep the dough aside for half an hour by covering it.
5. Now make equal size balls from the dough. Take each ball and roll like a poori. Fold the circular poori into half (half circle shape). Fold once again the half circle to give a shape of triangle. Press the sides of the triangles so that the folds do not open while frying. Alternatively,  you can also use a clove to secure the folds. 
6. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the nimkis under low flame till they are golden brown in color.

7. Take them out on tissue paper to drain the extra oil and allow them to cool.

8. After cooling you can sprinkle some black salt on top of the nimkis. This is optional. Finally store them in airtight container.



Thursday, 18 August 2016

Donate to Help a Brave Heart Cyclist to Achieve his Dream

I blog because it's my passion! It's really very important to identify your passion and live for it. Life brings lot of obstacles and hurdles, we get demotivated! At times you don't feel like get up again and fight for yourself but that's the time when you actually have to show the world that no one can break you and your confidence level. If you are dedicated to your passion success will kiss your feet for sure. 

Today I am blogging for a good cause. Super Singh is a cyclist without arms but that was not an obstacle in front of his passion. He wants to participate in Asian Para-Cycling Championship 2017. I would be really happy if my blog could raise funds for him. 

This is the story of an athlete who didn’t let any obstacle get in the way of his dream! He left no stone unturned to cross all impediments and emerge as a winner.


He was born without hands, but, his fascination for cycling started when he saw his sister cycling in front of him as a child. Despite his family warning him not to cycle, he still went ahead, sneaking out at night to practice balancing in the dark and narrow bylanes of his locality. Today he cycles more than 25 KM a day. 

Jagwinder Singh (popularly known as Super Singh), a resident from Patran, a small village near Patiala in India came into the spotlight when he participated in the 25 KM Para-boys Challenge at the Chandigarh State Cycling Championship. Where he bagged the Gold Medal!

Jagwinder and his parents didn’t have the required funds to buy him a cycle, so he took up teaching art to children at a local school, saved up whatever money he earned and bought himself a bike. 
Super Singh is a fitness freak and makes it a point to hit the gym for 2 hours every day. This helps him with his practice. He leads a very active lifestyle in-spite of his shortcomings.


Super Singh dreams to win the Asian Para-Cycling Championship 2017 and bring glory to his country, India.

This race is going to happen early next year, for which Super Singh needs a new customized bicycle - so that he can get training in time to be ready for the race. Below is the picture of the customized bicycle that he needs, which would cost USD 6690 (INR 450,000). The bicycle will be customized to ensure that he’s able to ride it competitively.



In order to help him raise funds, migme, a global social endtertainment company, has started a campaign through which its users, as well as the general public, can contribute towards his cycle to help him achieve his dream. Supporters can buy virtual gifts and send them to Super Singh’s profile on migme (his mig id is: supersinghofficial). The funds accumulated through these gifts will be given to Super Singh so that he can buy his cycle, so please help Super Singh achieve his dreams, and donate today!

You can read more about the campaign here which tells you how you can give funds/gifts to Super Singh

  
Excellence is never an accident as proved by Jagwinder Singh! Anyone in his place would have conceded defeat right at the beginning but not him.


Other details related to Super Singh:


His Introductory Story:

The Support he has got from migme users till now:


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