Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Adjusting Lengths...

Till now you have seen on my blog that how I restyle old/worn-couple-of-times-and-now-done-with-that-style kind of clothes. Today on blog is: How to restyle a brand new dress. Well its wasn't brand new as I had worn it on one event But only once so its new to me. Anyway, I bought this one in Jan 2013 and it got restyled in Feb 2013... Am out of control, right?? Why did I restyle it ? Because I hate to know the fact that some girl out there will be having/wearing a similar dress. I want my clothes to be unique. Its a must.

I had bought this one from Mumbai. Its of 109 F brand. I liked their collection. Originally it was a sleeveless, knee-length dress. But after the transformation process is became a mid-thigh length, frilly sleeved dress... It became a bit to short to be dress so now I have to pair it with jeggings/leggings.

Anyway, the transformation process is this:

All I did was:

- Determine the new length of the dress (consider 2 inches for folding the edge to stop it from fraying).
I forgot to do that : )

- Cut the lower part of the dress.

- Detach the frill from the cut fabric.

- Attach the detached frill to the sleeve AND

- Voila!! you got a complete new look there.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Methi Mutter Malai : The Fenugreek Recipe

Hi, its been a real long time that I have done any post on food. Actual I have done only one before this and it was a total disaster. Please don't judge me on that particular post... I do cook decent enough. Don't believe me??? Then do try this Methi Mutter Malai recipe of mine. Till then hold your judgements. 
I had prepared this dish for our yesterday's dinner. I am having a soar throat, so spicy food was off the list. Whats better than creamy non spicy curry. Yes I need curries when I have a throat infection as it helps to swallow food with minimum pain possible. I had Methi (Fenugreek) waiting in my refrigerator for 2 days and I couldn't store it any longer. I was actually wondering why did I even buy it when neither me nor my husband are Fenugreek Fans. 
Anyway Thanks to this recipe we had good quantity of Methi yesterday. I am sure all Indian know how bitter yet health Fenugreek is. People who don't know can check this link: FENUGREEK/METHI
Now... recipe time...

Fenugreek/ Methi - roughly chopped : 2 Cups full.  
Green Peas/ Mutter - boiled : 1 Cup
Fresh Cream/ Malai - whipped : 1 Cup

Oil for saute
Sugar and Salt for taste

For Curry:
Onion - chopped : 1 medium sized
Green chillies : 3-4 nos.
Garlic cloves : 5-6 nos.
Cashewnuts : 1/2 Cup
Cumin seeds : 1 teaspoon

You can change the quantities of the above ingredients as per your taste and liking.

Pre Cooking Prep:
# Soak the Methi leaves in salt water for 20-30 minutes to get rid of the impurities.
   Then drain the muddy water, wash them under running water and chop them roughly.
# Boil the Green Peas
# Soak Cashewnuts in little water

Blend Onions, green Chillies, Garlic cloves, Cumin seeds and Cashewnuts (along with the water they were soaked in) into a fine creamy paste. 

In a wok add some oil/ghee(butter) and let it heat for few seconds. Then add to it the paste and saute till it leaves aroma and its sides leaves oil. You will have to keep stirring as it tends to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add little water if the mixture gets to attached with the wok's surface. 

Now add the roughly chopped Methi leaves. And then add some water. Don't go over the board with water. Add only if the paste is too thick to blend with the methi leaves. 
Simmer this for 10 minutes.

Add boiled Peas and fresh cream. Stir this mixture for 5 minutes. 

Now add salt and sugar as per taste. Please keep the sugar's quantity very little as we aren't making sweets here. Half a teaspoon is more than enough.

Saute for a minute or two and its ready to eat.
Sachin ate his share with rotis but I had mine with Moong Daal Rice. It tasted equally YUM... 


Try to consume this cooked vegetable ASAP (if you like your food hot and steaming) as am not sure whether its OK to re-heat fresh cream. The cooled-down version also tastes great though. 

Most people use only the leaves of the leafy vegetables, but I take little part of the stems too as they are filled with nutrients. Take maximum part of the stems if you are going to make a paste of or boil your leafy vegetables. 
I have used the stems for Methi Mutter Malai too.

You have to whip the fresh cream well before using it. And please use the cool or chilled cream. NOT THE HOT ONE. 

I have a bowl full of fresh cream sitting in the deep freeze section. So its easy to go for malai recipes whenever I feel like binging on them. This bowl is actually waiting to get converted into ghee (butter). I haven't tried my hands on this process yet, my mom does it for me when ever she visits. I promise I will try it when she visits next and will also surely do a post on it for you all. After all home made stuff is the best, always.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Second One


Got one more blog-award. Holy-cow, I just can't believe it...
I won The Creative Blogger Award.

I received this one from Manashree of mindBLOWING who is simply amazing with words. Thanx a ton Manashree for adding more color to my week. 

Now to the rules of this Award:

1. Answer the following:
a) 1 thing you truly love about yourself.
b) 2 things people don't know about you
c) 3 thing you want to change about yourself.  
[I changed 1(a) a bit] 
2. Nominate the deserving blogs and don't forget to inform them ;D

Okay my answers are:
1(a)  My creativity
1(b) Am short tempered and I can't forgive easily .
1(c) Get better memory, learn to tackle annoying/irritating/stupid people and appreciate myself more. 

And my Nominations for this award:

Congratulations Girls...

Friday, March 1, 2013


I love Tartan print. I always wanted to own something having this print and wished it would be different and nice. Luckily I found my first in this winter sale at GLOBUS. Yeah I am crazy about Globus stores. They have great discounts too. Half my wardrobe comes from this store. I bought this one for 600 INR

In India I have seen very few people flaunting tartan. Mostly scarves and bags have this print. At least thats what I have seen in India. Well just few days back one of my lovely blogger friend IVANA published a post about her Tartan Pants. They are so fab I wish to have one in my closet ASAP.  Anyway till I find one I am gonna parade in this Yellow Tartan Shirt.

I like shirts having this ruffle-y detail at the back. 

This shirt looks great when it is tucked in, I wear it that way mostly. Some how I didn't feel like doing so for this outfit post. I will post the tucked in snaps some time later.
Pants and skirts both are a hit with this yellow tartan.

This my favorite bag. Its foot long and so you can stuff your entire world in it... Okay I exaggerated a lot. A woman's world won't fit in any bag. 
Bought this rough-tough looking baby from a flea market in Tokyo just for 1500¥. 

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