Saturday, 10 October 2015

Review of Baggout's Android App

Someone said "Beauty isn't about having a pretty face it's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul." Yes this is true but in today's world it is also important to keep yourself presentable. That is only possible when you are updated about recent trends in fashion. Otherwise instead of being presentable it can result in blunder. It is very important to know about your body type and accordingly choose the clothes. Buying good clothes and wearing them does not make you presentable. Along with good clothes you just need to choose accessories to go with it.

Do you have any clue how can you keep yourself updated about recent fashion trends? I know you are thinking to google about it. But this is not the correct solution of the problem. Google search will result in  'n' number of options which is not personalized for a particular individual and finally you will get confused.

Now you do not have to worry about the latest fashion trends because has launched their awesome Android App to fulfill your dream of any fashionista. This a great App which brings Fashion Recommendations at your fingertips. Let me tell you how this App works!

Click here to download the Baggout App from Google Playstore. Once it is installed it will ask you to sign up. After signing in the app will ask about your body shape (Example: Sand clock shape or pear shape), then it will ask for which kind of fashion you like and once you select it will recommend the dresses for you. You can choose your favourite dress and buy it. The specialty of this app it shows all the suitable dresses from leading online fashion stores. Not only that you get great deals on all the fashion items.

After watching a famous movie we just want to dress up like heroine of that movie. However it never become possible as we are  not sure where to get the similar dress or accessories used by that heroine of the movie. Now Baggout's App  also solve this problem. You can get Kareena's look at Bajrangi Bhaijan from Baggout App. It shows the similar kind of dress and accessories used by Kareena in that movie. So what are you waiting for you can buy those trendy fashion items and present yourself in the similar look of your favourite star.

I know this is a personalized app and as I selected myself as female it was showing all items related to women. But I think it would be great if it also shows about the counter gender's fashion trends. So it becomes easy while gifting a trendy t-shirt or traditional sherwani to their loved ones and vice-versa.

Please download the Baggout's Android App here.

Make Someone Smile to Double Your Joy

 Smile is an indicator of happiness! 

How many of you disagree with the above statement? I know the answer would be almost no one. Did I ask any silly question? I think this was a million dollar question. In this advanced world, we all are busy and running behind materialistic happiness. From morning to night we are trying to make our life happy and comfortable. However, end of the day it is been realized that though we managed to get subtle comfort but we lost our happiness somewhere in between this day-to-day juggling.

We search for happiness here there everywhere but we for got happiness relies in simple things. You feel happy when you see a priceless smile on your loved ones face be it your little daughter or your old parents or loving husband or your close buddy!  It is believed that when shared smiles are doubled. So who doesn't want to double their joy in this mechanical life! At least  I am not the exceptional. Moreover, in this scenario I am a person who always want to make smile persons around me and for doing this I don't leave any single opportunity. Let me tell you about few opportunities which I got recently!

Last monsoon me and daughter went to sister's house in Mumbai. I have cute teenager niece who is close to my heart. Since I went there she already made lot of plans for the trip. First few days were really fun filled and we went for outing, shopping and did many more other activities. So one day she planned for enjoying street food in Mumbai. Normally, she was not allowed for street food but since I was there she managed permission from her parents. But she was not lucky for this plan because monsoon overpowered and washed our plan. We all know the famous monsoon season of Mumbai. She was really very upset and gloomy. I couldn't see her this face and thought of doing some magic. I promised her that we will enjoy street food at home.  She thought I am just consoling her and went to her study room.

Now I entered in the kitchen to create magic. I remembered during our shopping my sister bought a packet of McCain Smiles. I also remembered about this recent video and then rest is history.

In our childhood my mom used make aloo chaat so I created something similar to that which I named " Smiles Chaat". I was sure this will bring back the smile on my niece's face. I asked my sis for few simple ingredients which was available and I prepared tangy spicy chatpata Smiles Chaat within few minutes. Here is the recipe of Smiles Chaat using McCain Smiles pack.

Smiles Chaat


McCain Smiles - 10 to 12 smiles
Curd - 1 cup
Chaat Masala - 2 teaspoon
Roasted Cumin Powder - 2 teaspoon
Black Salt  - 2 teaspoon
Sev - handful
Coriander leaves - handful, chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Tomato Ketchup - 2 teaspoon
salt to taste
Refined Oil


1. Deep fry the McCain Smiles as per the pack instructions.

A plateful of smile :)

2. Arrange the smiles on plate.
3. Beat curd with red chilli powder, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and spread over the smiles.
4. Sprinkle black salt and topped with sev and chopped coriander leaves.
5. Garnish with tomato ketchup and ready to serve.

Smiles Chaat

When I presented the plate my niece couldn't believe her eyes and when she tasted I could see her happiness and I must day smiles chaat made her smile. This moment was captured in my heart. I cannot explain the satisfaction I got after seeing smile on her face.

Next day she said to her mom let's buy another McCain Snack and masi will create something interesting. She bought a pack of McCain Super Wedges  and I created a Mayo potato broccoli herb salad. She helped me making this salad. I fried the super wedges and blanched broccoli. We mixed them together. Later added little salt and mayonnaise, mixed well. Finally sprinkled with mixed Italian herbs. It was very tasty indeed.

By now you must have started planning something to make your loved one smile. Isn't it?

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Chicken Pulao

If you are a regular follower of my blog then you must be knowing my love for One Pot Meal. I believe in this busy schedule of life, One Pot Meals are just apt. I have shared lot of One pot meals earlier. Few of them are:

Broccoli Rice

Jeera Rice

Paneer Pulao

Lemon Rice

However, these are all vegetarian dishes, among non-veg most of the one pot meals are biryani. Today also I am going to share a non-veg one pot meal other than biryani. Biryani takes long preparation and cooking time whereas you can prepare chicken pulao very quickly. When you have sudden guest at home or all of a sudden your kid request a special treat from you, then Chicken Pulao can rescue from such kind of situations. Weekend is near you can try this and share your feedback.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Chicken Pulao

Basmati rice -  1 1/2 cup
Chicken Pieces - Medium size,1/2 kg
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Ginger paste 2 tablespoons
Garlic paste 2 tablespoons
Green Chilli - 2, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Bay Leaf - 2
Cinnamon 2 inch piece
Green Cardamom - 3 to 4
Cloves - 3 to 4
Onion - 2 medium, sliced
Tomato - 1 big size, chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 3 tablespoons
Ghee - 2 teaspoon


1. Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
2. Clean the chicken pieces and marinate them with yogurt, ginger and garlic paste and salt for 1 to 2 hours. Keep it in refrigerator.
3. Heat the oil along with ghee in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms. Sauté again for about ten seconds.
4. Now add sliced onions and saute until they are translucent. Next add tomato and cook until they are soft.
5. Add sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, green chilli and mix well.
6. Now add marinated chicken and cook it for 5 to 8 minutes. Add little water and finally add soaked rice after draining the water from it. Mix them well.
7. Add water as required to cook the rice perfectly in a pressure cooker. Here you need little expertise to adjust the water level. I normally keep water level 3/4 to 1 inch about the rice level.
8. At this time check the salt and if required add some more salt. Finally close the lid and allow for two whistles under medium flame.
9. When the pressure is released automatically, open the lid and stir lightly with a fork to separate the rice grains. Finally, serve hot with raita or salad or you can eat just like that.