Sunday, 26 February 2017

On the way to Los Angeles

When we planned our USA trip we had to keep our daughter's request in mind. The little angel's request was to meet her favourite characters Mickey and Minnie! Yes you guessed it correct. Anyhow we had to keep Disneyland in our trip though it was far from San Francisco. We planned a road trip to Los Angeles by car. According to our plan we started early in morning ! Loaded our luggage in car and the journey started. Scenic beauty was really awesome!

I think if we would have gone by flight it would have been a smooth comfortable journey however, we could have missed some real beauties. It was journey we really enjoyed forgetting all our worries and tensions. I think this is the reason people just pack their bags and go for a vacation. This was the first time I realized that long drive is so therapeutic for mind.

Another reason we chose our journey by car is to relax in the famous Santa Barbara beach. We started early morning (around 5 am) and after driving for few hours through US- 101 we thought of taking a break and have our breakfast. We reached a wonderful place named Pismo Beach! It was a sunny morning and we didn't miss the opportunity to pose in front of  camera.


There was a mall and we also did some shopping. If I get a chance to visit there for the second time I will definitely plan a night stay near pismo beach.


After spending almost an hour at Pismo beach we resumed our journey towards LA (Los Angeles). From Pismo beach to Santa Barbara was not far away. We reached to the most happening Santa Barbara beach just after one and half hour drive. I just had one word to describe it and that's 'Wow' 'Wow' and 'Wow'!

The place was so well organized and maintained in an attractive way that you will fall in love with that place! People have come from various places with their vanity van to spend some quality time with their loved ones.


Again we couldn't resist to flaunt in front of camera! Actually the place is so beautiful we wanted to capture its beauty from all the angles. However, it is very difficult to capture nature through camera lens, its the eye lens which captures and keep in your memory forever and ever.



We wanted to spend more time but the clock was reminding we might be late for LA. Again we started towards LA and in the evening we were entering LA. Suddenly from a relax mood we reached into a busy city with high rise buildings around and slow movements of cars due to heavy traffic. We headed towards Anaheim where we had booked our hotel.




Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Scrambled Egg Pulao /Egg Bhurji Pulao

One pot meals are really good these days. I feel instead of eating outside if you prepare something quickly at home is always going to be healthy. So when I work late night and can't manage to get up early morning that time I prefer to prepare some one pot meals. Here are some one pot meals which you can try:

Broccoli Rice
Paneer Pulao
Egg Paneer Fried Rice
Peas Pulao
Lemon Rice

Here is another one today I am sharing with you all. Scrambled Egg Pulao is an easy recipe. People may thing this is kind of egg fried rice but let me tell you this scrambled egg pulao has a distinct taste. This is a very good menu for kids lunch box. If you are searching a different but easy egg recipe then this one is perfect! Try it and share your feedback with me please...


Scrambled Egg Pulao /Egg Bhurji Pulao

Ingredients

Rice - 11/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato - 1 small, chopped
Ginger Paste - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Refined Oil - 4 to 5 tablespoon
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 2
Bay Leaf - 1

Procedure

1. Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes and later drain the water.
2. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Beat the eggs in a bowl with salt and add in the pan. Stir it vigorously to make scramble and keep aside.
3. Now heat remaining oil in a wok and add bay leaf and whole garam masalas including cinnamon stick, clove and cardamom.
4. Next ad chopped onions and fry till they are translucent.
5. After that add ginger paste and cook well.
6. Add all the dry spices (except garam masala powder) including turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and mix well.
7. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until the raw smell is gone.
8. Finally add garam masala powder and add rice. Mix well.
9. Add water as required. Normally 2 cups water for each cup of rice is required. It may depend on the quality of rice.
10. Cover it with a lid and wait till the rice cooks and bubble arrive on the top creating holes on the rice. At this time water in the pan should be dried up completely. Serve hot.



Monday, 20 February 2017

Banana Milkshake

Our little daughter is a foodie...She keeps her demand list (read food list) in front of me every alternative day! I like the way she represents it.. It's not like she will directly ask 'I want to eat this' but she will say 'Mumma you haven't prepare that dish for long time, can we have it tonight?' If a little angel tells this can I say no to her?



So one day me and daughter went to buy vegetables as we normally go during our evening walk. Suddenly she said I am craving for a glass full of milkshake ! I was surprised to listen this. Why all of a sudden a 5 year old girl is telling this! Then after sometime I realized there is a juice shop next to the vegetable shop. So that evening she relished a glass full of Banana Milkshake and instructed me to buy some bananas to prepare Banana Milkshake for the next day. So to day I am sharing the recipe of simple banana milkshake.This is a milkshake without ice cream. Learn here how to prepare banana milkshake at home.

Banana Milkshake/Banana Milkshake without Ice cream

Ingredients

Banana (Robust) - 1
Milk - 11/2 cup
Sugar as per taste (I added 11/2 teaspoon)


Procedure

1. Peel the banana and chopped them. Take the banana pieces in a blender and add 1/2 cup milk and make a smooth paste.
2. After that add sugar and remaining milk. Blend again and pour in a tall glass.



Tips: You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and blend again to make the milkshake creamy and cold.