11/2 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp curd (plain yogurt)
11/4th cups warm water
1/2 tsp saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered
3 cups sugar
2 2/3rd cups water
1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds powder
11/2 tbsp kewra water or rose water
Ghee or vegetable oil for frying
- Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour, curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl (preferably a ceramic bowl). Mix well with a whisk.
- Mix well and then add remaining water and 1/8th tsp. of saffron powder, and whisk until smooth.
- Set aside for about 24 hours to ferment.Whisk thoroughly before use.
Prepare one string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water. Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder.
Heat oil in a kadhai. Pour the batter( use ketchup bottle) in a steady stream into the kadhai to form coils. Make a few at a time. Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over but not brown.
- Remove from the kadhai and drain on kitchen paper and immerse in the syrup.
- Leave for at least 4-5 minutes so that they soak the syrup.
Take the jalebi out of syrup and serve hot.
Today ,I want to introduce my pets to all of you. I have two parakeets named Femi and Feyni.
Woman's Wonderla Video
Take small quantity of the dough in hand and make circles with thin lines on a cloth as in the below picture.Repeat this process to make all the sakinalu.After they are done allow the sakinalu to dry.
1. Slash Your Grocery Bill
Monthly savings up to: $183*
Shop once a week. The more trips you make to the store, the likelier you are to buy on impulse because you see more tempting items. About two-thirds of purchases are unplanned; cut that in half to save $143 a month (if you spend $100 a week on groceries).
Give up the bottle. Stop drinking bottled water and instead buy a filter for your faucet (about $34, plus $25 for replacements). If your family consumes 12 gallons a month, you'll save about $15.
Eat what's ripe. Out-of-season produce costs 20% to 50% more than it does when it's in season. For a list of what's in season when, go to fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org. Estimated savings: $7 a month.
Note: Assumes spending $55 a month on produce ($35 on organics), one-third of it out of season.
2. Ditch Your Second (or Third) Car
Monthly savings up to: $662*
Sure, she turns heads, but that 2007 Audi A6 Quattro is an expensive mistress. Can't do without two cars? Trade it in for a new Camry and save $221 a month.
Note: Savings for annual operating costs only: insurance ($4,992); gas ($2,218); maintenance ($734); assumes 5,000 extra miles on remaining car (2008 Acura TL), plus four weekly bus passes. Trade-in is even exchange for a 2010 Camry XLE.
3. Get to Work Cheaper
Monthly savings up to: $320*
A suburban driver commuting to the city might shell out $575 a month for gas, parking, and car upkeep, assuming a 30-mile roundtrip. These downshifts can help:
4. Step Off the Gas
Monthly savings up to: $25*
You don't have to buy a Prius, trade in your clunker or ride the bus to cut down on the money you spend for gas each month. Just make a few adjustments to your driving habits:
Drive sensibly. Aggressive driving on the highway -- speeding, rapid acceleration and braking -- can lower your mileage by 33%.
Note: Fuel savings estimates from fueleconomy.org. Assumes 12,000 miles driven per year (8,000 on highway), gas priced at $2.64 per gallon and car averaging 25 mpg
Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 miles per hour. Reining in your speed will save you up to 23%.
Keep tires inflated properly. Check your owner's manual to list your vehicle's proper tire pressure, buy a good dial-type pressure gauge ($8), and check your tires once a week. Keeping them properly inflated can improve your mileage by about 3%.
Empty the trunk. Don't carry around unnecessary items, especially in small cars. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your miles-per-gallon by up to 2%.
Drive with a buddy. Carpool to work with a colleague. No one suitable you know nearby? Get matched up at carpoolworld.com or erideshare.com.
Grab a tax break. Sign up for your company's transportation reimbursement account, which lets you pay up to $230 in monthly parking fees with pretax dollars. (You can set aside the same amount for mass-transit costs.) Savings: about $80 a month.
Go from four wheels to two. Buy a good commuter bike ($500) and cycle to work as the weather permits. Do that six months a year and you'll save $250 a month.
5. Buy This, Not That
You can buy a men's designer suit, like a Hickey Freeman, in stores for $1,200.
Or buy the same suit for $380 at gilt.com.
Want to impress at a job interview? You could buy this Tory Burch Studded Leather Tote for $495.
Or Rent it from avelle.com for $26 a week for members.
6. Share the Care
Monthly savings up to: $140*
Organize a babysitting co-op with neighborhood parents and take turns watching the kids for free. Your kids will be happier with their friends -- more fun for them and fewer games of Chutes and Ladders for you (whew!). Or go in on a sitter with another family, paying, say, $10 an hour apiece instead of the usual $14 (more kids means a higher total rate for the sitter).
Note: Assumes five hours of babysitting twice a month.
Monthly savings up to: $74*
Try these techniques:
Say bye to boarding. Going away? Nix the pet motel; instead trade sitting duties with other pet-owner pals.
Go to school. Get Spike looking spiffy at a grooming school. Price: 40% to 50% less than a regular groomer.
Drop the pet insurance. You'll probably pay way more in premiums than you stand to save on vet bills.
Fish Fry Indian style
1 1/2 lb white fish fillets
1 salt to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 vegetable oil for deep-frying
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon ground anise seeds
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 lettuce leaves
1 sliced radishes
Remove any skin and bones from fish, rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into large chunks.
Mix together cumin, coriander, ground anise, chile powder, garlic, lemon juice and salt, blending to a smooth paste. Spread over fish, cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Half-fill a deep pan or deep-fryer with oil and heat to 350 F. (175C) or until a 1-inch bread cube browns in 50 seconds. Cook fish, a few pieces at a time, 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot, garnished with lettuce and radish slices.
Easter Egg Hunt Tips and Ideas
Choose a color for each set of ten eggs.
Color the plastic eggs and fill them with toys or candies. Divide the participants into teams, with two members in each team. Set a time limit for them, say fifteen minutes, within which they have to find their respective set of eggs that are hidden all over the place. The team, which finds its set of eggs first, wins the game. Make sure that every team gets the sweet treats at the end.