Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How to make Mutton Keema

Minced meat - 150 grams
Onion (medium size) - 1
Tomato (small) - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Method to prepare

1)Heat oil in a kadai or pan. Transfer finely chopped onions.
2) Stir-fry, add ginger and garlic paste.
3) Wait for onion to turn brown and then add finely chopped tomato pieces.
4) Let the tomato turn soft. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder.
Mix well.
5) Wait for few minutes. Transfer minced meat.
6) Add ½ a glass of water and close the vessel with a tight lid.
7) Cook on a low flame. Occasionally open lid and stir the contents slowly.
8) In less than 15 minutes, the minced meat should be cooked.
9) If gravy is required, stop cooking. Sprinkle coriander leaves before serving.
10) If dry minced meat is required, allow it cook till the water is completely absorbed.
Sprinkle coriander before serving.
11)Minced meat gravy or dry can be served with rice or roti.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tips about Outlook

Turn off Outlook alerts
If you’d like to turn off alerts that signify new incoming messages, open Outlook and go to Tools > Options > E-Mail Options > Advanced E-Mail Options. In the ‘When new items arrive in my Inbox’ section, deselect the checkboxes for the options you want to turn off. You can also go to Desktop Alert Settings and tweak those, if needed.

Work with Outlook messages quickly
You can use keyboard shortcuts for this. Press CTRL+SHIFT+M to compose a new message; CTRL+R to reply to a message; CTRL+F to forward a message and CTRL+D to delete it.

Navigate through Outlook quickly
You can use keyboard shortcuts to move to different parts of Outlook. To go to Mail, press CTRL+1; for Calendar, use CTRL+2; for Contacts, use CTRL+3; to go to Tasks, press CTRL+4; and for Notes, press CTRL+5.

Find related messages in Outlook quickly
To look for messages related to a particular message, right-click the message in the Inbox or other folders, point to Find All and click Related Messages.

Find all messages from a sender in Outlook
If you want to view all messages from a particular sender, right-click one message from that sender, point to Find All and click Messages from Sender.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

iPhone 3G with Diamond studded

If you thought that the Apple iPhone was not worth its cost, think again. This is because the most expensive iPhone 3G, 'Kings Button', has been designed by the Austrian jeweler Peter Aloisson and comes at an insane price of Rs.12 crore!

It is made of solid 18 carat yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold, with a line of white gold encrusted with a total of 138 diamonds on the edges. However, what steals the show is the 'home' button, which is a 'rare' 6.6 carat diamond.

This beauty is sure a style statement, but would be restricted just to the filthy rich amongst you.


Mix six-teaspoon petroleum jelly, two-teaspoon glycerin and two-teaspoon lemon juice. Apply this moisturizing lotion at least twice a week if you have dry and flaky, arms and legs
Ø Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half-a-teaspoon glycerin and half-a-teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time.
Ø If you have cracked heels, melt paraffin wax; mix it with little mustard oil and apply on the affected area. Leave it overnight. After 10 or 15 days, your heels will become smooth.
Ø Massage your body with a mixture of coconut oil and any of your favourite scented oils like lavender or rosemary.
Ø For rough palms, use a mixture of glycerin and limejuice in equal proportion.
Ø For cracked heals, massage the foot with coconut oil and keep the foot in warm water for some time. Wipe the water off the feet and apply a mixture of hibiscus (10), Henna (1 handful) and juice of half a lemon. when dry wash it off.
Ø Remove scars on your hands and feet by rubbing them with lemon peel.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mutton chops


Finely cut onions and keep aside.
Slit green chilies.
Coarse grind pepper.
Wash coriander. Chop leaves and stems and keep aside.
Wash mutton chops. Drain well and keep aside.
Place a 4-litre pressure cooker on the stove. Add oil.
Add finely chopped onions.
Stir-fry. Add ginger garlic paste.
Allow the onion to turn brown. Add slit green chilies.
Fry for two minutes. Transfer mutton chops.
Stir the contents well. Cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
Add the chopped coriander leaves.
Add salt and pour water enough to cover the contents of the cooker.
Cook on low flame.
Wait for 5 whistles and then switch off.
A good side dish for roti, plain rice, fried rice, dhal rice etc.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


A couple of days back, newly discovered screenshots (a beta build) indicated several editions of Windows 7. Following that, Microsoft announced its plans to introduce Windows 7 Stock Keeping Units (SKU) which include six Windows 7 variations.
The six Windows 7 editions would be supersets of one another. This means that even after upgrading from one version to next, they retain all features and functionality from previous versions. Read the break down with features of each Windows 7 version
Windows 7 Starter- Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs (count netbooks as well)- Limited to run 3 simultaneous applications at a time (no Aero UI Tweaks)- Enhanced Taskbar, Jump Lists, Action Center will exist

Monday, January 5, 2009

Abhishek Bachchan Says who is the source of inspiration

With eight years in tinsel town and a mixed bag of performances, Abhishek Bachchan, who turned 33 on Thursday, says his acting style is more like his mother Jaya's rather than of his iconic father Amitabh Bachchan.

"Dad is an inspiration to the whole world. His creativity, dedication is legendary. He is a great source of inspiration. However, my acting style is more like my mother. I would like to believe that I have the best of both," the Bachchan told us in an email interview.

Abhishek, who suffered a setback at the box—office with 'Drona' last year, hopes for a turnaround with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's ambitious film 'Dilli 6'.

The actor considers himself fortunate to get an opportunity to work with some of the veterans in Mehra's film like Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor and Om Puri.

Friday, January 2, 2009

How to make pepper chicken

Make gravy of onion, tomatoes, green chilli, coriander and coconut.
Use a medium size pressure cooker and heat it.
Pour oil. Wait for 2 minutes
Add chicken pieces.
Allow the chicken pieces to shrink in size slightly.
Add gravy, if required add ½ glass of water.
Wait for 3 whistles.
Open to check if water is well absorbed.
If required, transfer to a kadai and cook in low flame till dry.