Saturday, 18 November 2017

Story from the Past

It's a Saturday night, I am staying in front of arrival Terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New  Delhi, and waiting my parents to come. They are coming to attend my marriage ceremony. Dubai -Delhi flight has landed a hour before and people has started to come out from the building. My eyes are searching my parents in the crowd, but they are nowhere appear.
By every minute I get more and more  anxious, "what happen to them? where they are?"these are the questions in my mind. There is no way to go inside to arrival hall, the only thing we can do is to wait. Time to times asking my husband try to see as much far as he can through the windows, and everytime he replies same answer " they are not yet here".
After two hours of waiting, I start giving up. My mind is flies  everywhere, thinking too much of negatives. My parents are not young, they don't speak english. this makes me feel worry. Have they arrived to Delhi? or may be something happened in Dubai? So many thing are coming to my mind but I am scared of thinking it.
 Two and half hours after arrival: my heart is coming out from my chest, tears are coming from my eyes. I don't understand what is going on. Trying to call Fly Dubai office to get some information, no one replies. My husband is trying to enter to the building, talking to the policemen, who stands near to gate.  He refuse allowing him to enter inside. We give my parents detail to another policeman to just check out if they have arrived or not. This man has gone inside, by promising me that he will check it from emigration if people with those names arrived with that flight or not. But he has gone and did not come back.
It's three hours after the plane has landed, my parents are not there. I am totally lost. I can not stop crying.
Police is not able to give any normal solution to this problem, The only thing they repeat is " we can not allow you to go inside" from other side they don't do anything.
It's night and every office is close. wherever we call no one replies. My father phone should has been in roaming, but it was not reachable.
Now I am only praying. Praying in my mind, praying loudly with my own language, people look at me in strange way, but I don't care. My husband is running here and there, trying to get some information and from other side asking me to calm down.
It's three hour and 40 minutes after plane landed, slowly sunlight is visible. And suddenly I see some indian guy holding one trolley with the bags, which are very "familiar" to me, how many times I have washed these bags when I was a child. In one second my mind flows to my childhood , when my father was coming from abroad, how happily I was opening that bags to see what was inside...Then again I am back to the present time,  and I see man coming with this indian guy is my father. His, already not even gray but white hair makes my heart to melt down. After them I see my mom, slowly walking behind them. They have not seen me, but we were very close and I could hear how my father said:
"Just stop here, my daughter told me to wait them in front of gate number 6". The most funny thing was that he was telling this in Armenian Language, and the indian man was replying in Hindi "haan ji" (ok).  (Of course they did not understand languages, but somehow they understood each other.)
By seeing this scene, the big smile has appeared on my face. How innocent are our parents, as they  get old, they become a child the same time. Human being comes this world and goes with same psychology.
Then I hugged my mom and dad, brought out all the fears which I was holding in my heart.
Later on we got to know that they have been stopped by emigration officer who has asked my parents to answer some questions and fill some form regarding to their stay in India, but since everything was in English they could not understand it. Then he refused them to put an entry stamp till they will not fill the form. It has taken more than three hours for my parents to request people to help them, when finally one boy from Duty Free has fill that form and give it to them. They have pass it to this officer and finally were able to come out.
That form was simple piece of paper, which was asking about name, nationality, visa length and return flight, and these all information was written in the passport and the ticket which was on their hand in that time. But it seems for that man it was so hard to check it out.  

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Potato and Mutton Patties

Hello my reader, after long time I am back to my blog and ready to share with you  many new posts, as usual about each and everything. I hope you have missed me here, soon I will start regular updates as it was before, but as of now lets come back to the recipes, which I have promised to share long time ago. Sorry for long delay, I have been very busy those days. However I missed my blog so much that decided to find time and write down all those crazy thoughts,  which are there in my mind.
As you remember I have promised to share with you potato and meat patty recipe. This is my husband's favorite snack and I use to bake it often. So let's go for it.

Ingredients for dough:
  1.  2 tablespoon of yeast
  2. one cup of lukewarm milk
  3. one tea spoon of salt
  4. punch of sugar
  5. half class of water
  6. 700 gram of flour

First we mix yeast in milk and sugar, then we close it and leave it for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes we add salt, then flour and knead the dough. When the dough is ready, close it and leave in warm place for one hour.

During this time we can start preparation for fillings.
Here I will take potatoes for people who prefer vegetarian patties and minced mutton (you can take any other meat as well)  for non-vegetarian.
 First lets prepare potato fillings. For this I will take:
  1. 5 medium potatoes 
  2. punch of coriander (chopped)
  3. one small chopped onion
  4. red chili powder (by taste)
  5. black pepper powder (by taste)
  6. salt (by taste)
First I will boil potatoes, and when it's deep boiled I will mash it and then add all above mentioned ingredients.

For non vegetarian filling I will need:
  1. one medium onion (chopped)
  2. 500 gram minced mutton
  3. punch of coriander (in my case I  did not used,) 
  4. red chilli powder (by taste)
  5. black pepper powder (by taste)
  6. 2 tablespoon of oil
  7. 0,7 teaspoon of salt (ether by taste)

Pour oil into the frying pan, wait for few minutes and then add onion. Fry for around 8 minutes in normal flame and then add minced mutton.

Close the lid and leave on slow flame till water will be coming out from meat. Then add the salt, mix and again close the lid. If the meat is kind of dry you can add 1/3 cup of boiled water. However, most of the time it will not be necessary, since meat will bring out its own fluid. In my case it has taken 40 minutes till meat was cooked, and fluid was gone. But before taking it out from the flame add pepper powders, then closed the lid, wait for 5 minutes and then only close the flame.
So now both of our fillings are ready, lets leave them a side and come back to the dough.

If dough is doubled by volume,  we divide it into 4 equal balls, cover and wait more 40 minutes. Then take the one and open with rolling pin.

The thickness of the dough should be 3- 4 mm, and shape would be oval or round.
Then we divide it to four parts and on the top of every part will put the filling accordingly.

We need to take other corner of the dough and gently cover the filling by connecting two ridges of slides, remove additional dough and then  give a shape.

Fry it in hot oil, on normal flame from both sides.

Oil should be enough, for patties to get well cooked.

After taking out from the pan you can remove extra oil from patties by putting in on tissue paper. Our patties are ready.

Enjoy it with sauce or ketchup.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Face Pack with kiwi and yogurt

Hello my reader, I am back to my blog after couple of weeks, and today I would like o share with you my homemade beauty pack, which has became one of the favorite for me.
Today I will be making kiwi and yogurt face pack.
Kiwi, which is also known as Chinese gooseberry, originally comes from China. It has come to India  in late 1960's. But later on it came to be known as as the national fruit of New Zealand and was reintroduced to the world as "kiwi".
Kiwi being an exotic fruit often used in salads, juice and smoothies. Very rarely it is cooked since it has an enzyme inside which can break  milk proteins quickly.
However to make the most of it's nutritional value, it's better to have it as a raw fruit.
Kiwi is a great source of Vitamin C, it includes also Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron magnesium.
Every 100 gram of Kiwi has 154 % Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant, eliminates free radicals that could cause inflammation or cancer.
The presence of other vitamins and minerals contribute collectively for proper body function, such as blood circulation, fight stress, iron absorption for healthy bones and teeths, good vision and etc.
High level of potassium maintains for bleed pressure.
Kiwi can be used for preventing acne, it can also control sebum (oil) production. The antioxidants in this fruit help delay signs of aging, like wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
The amino acid and vitamin C present in kiwi  protects you from sun damage.
Yogurt contains lactic acid and alpha hydroxy acid which dissolves dead skin cells.
Simple yogurt applied two times a week will leave you with soft and supple skin. The zinc in yogurt helps to cool sunburns.Yogurt contains natural antibacterial and antifungal proportions. If to use it regularly yogurt has a mild bleaching powers that can smooth out discoloration.  The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
So now lets come to our face pack for which we will need:
  1. Half kiwi
  2. one tablespoon of yogurt
  3. few drops of lemon juice

Peel of the fruit and than mash it.

Add one tablespoon of yogurt and few drops of lemon juice.

Mix it and apply to the clean face by using a brush.

Leave on your face for 30 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water. Your skin becomes fresh and smooth.
Repeat the process for two times a week for more result.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

My Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Sandwiches

Hello my reader, today I am back to my kitchen and ready to share  my favorite sandwich recipe with you. This sandwiches are good for breakfast,  and can be for vegetarians and non vegetarians, this all depends on ingredients we use.
So today I will make both of it, and let me say this is one of the way which I do make sandwiches, there are also few different ways, which I will share with you later.

Ingredients :

  1. Sliced bread
  2. cheese slice 
  3. one cucumber
  4. two tomatoes
  5. one capsicum 
  6. one onion
  7. bunch of coriander
  8. salami (in case if you want to try non vegetarian version)
  9. ketchup (by taste)
  10. mustard (by taste )
  11. black pepper (by taste)

Before we start process we gently wash all the vegetables, slice them.

Try to make slices as thin as possible (in my case it's not so thin), no need to chop coriander.
 If you are going to use cheese as an ingredient, it's better to avoid using a butter, but if there is no cheese or mayonnaise, you will need to use just a little butter on top of the bread, since the bread will become a dry.
In my case I am using cheese slices and I dont need extra fat, so I will not use butter.
So lets take one slice of bread and start putting vegetable  slices one by one (or salami, in case of non vegetarian sandwiches) on the top of bread. I will start with cucumber. then tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander. You can also add black pepper.

On the top I will put cheese slice and then one more slice of bread.

And then shift it to griller, wait for two minutes and  sandwiches are ready. The heat in griller makes bread little crispy but not dry, since we have cheese inside and it start melting and making creamy texture.

The sandwiches come very delicious and nutritious as well, you can add ketchup, mustard and black pepper while eating. I prefer only ketchup, and enjoy it with lemon tea during my breakfast.

I hope you will try to make this yumminess at your home, and soon I will have feedbacks.

Bon Appetit 
Wish you all happy Monday

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

ZoBag Review (Part 1)

Hi friends, I am back to my blog's beauty section where I want to share one cosmetic bag collection review. This was something new, which I saw first time and actually I fall in love with it. So here it is ZoBag.
 It comes with 499 rupees price (delivery charges may apply separately) and includes 6 hair and skin care products. You can buy it here Zobag
Let me say, it was  beautifully packed, In which I was really surprised. So it cames with a pinkish cover with pink ribbon on it, and two beautiful cards on the top, which says "Be your own Quin". Card also includes  brief description about including products. Package comes in big box with full of dry grass. This was looking so good, that  when I have just opened it, I started automatically smile.

Now lets come to the products. First of all the ZoBag looks very natural, and practical. It has lot of space inside and can be use for keeping cosmetic products, while traveling or at home even. It has a zip which helps you to close the bag and keep the staff safely.

And here are the products which includes in bag.

So here we have six products, let's go to the each of the product and get disruption separately.

First product which I have used was natural handmade soap from  "Veda Essence".  This Avocado Peppermint Tea Tree Vitamin- E natural handmade soap is 125gm,  with price of 210 rupees, has a light blue color.
I actually used it for full body and it was really nice. It has a nice specific refreshing smell, and on the wet skin it produce a lot of foam, but after washing with water there is no feeling of soapy skin, but you will feel soft and smooth. Since all ingredients are natural, no chemicals inside, I did not have any allergic reaction or itching.
And after bath it feels fresh for a long time. This soap I would like to buy again. 
Lets see what "Veda" says about product. 

Avocado soothes dry and itchy skin, shields all skin types against age-related wrinkles, fine lines. Vitamin E makes skin soft and supple.Tea tree and Peppermint help in general skin problems, reduce pigmentation, minimize rashes, treat acne and improve skin complexion.
100% Chemical free and PH Balanced, no artificial colorants, no sodium laureth Sulfate, no Parabens.
Good for normal skin and can be use for female and male as well.
Ingredients are Olive oil, Coconut Oil, Palm and Avocado extract, Cocoa butter, Vitamin E, Tea Tree and Peppermint Essential Oil.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Skin Healing, improved Skin tone Smooth Texture.
Overall a quality product from Veda Essence. 

Next product which I have used was Banjaras Face Wash. It come with 50ml +10 ml extra Net value and 40 rupees price. 
First time when I have opened it I thought it will be drying my skin,since whatever I have used before with orange extract, has given my skin dryness. But this time I was wrong. Product was perfectly fine for my skin. It has a nice orange extract and smell, small particles inside, which make it look as a scrub.I used it once a day, by applying on the face and neck area, gently messaging it with fingers and washing with water in room temperature. After use, my skin was clean, no redness no itching, no allergic reaction, it was smooth, subtle. The most problematic area of my skin, where I have few blackheads, was perfectly clean. For sure I am going to buy this product again.

Lets see what Banjara's say about product:
Banjaras Face Wash Milk Multani+Orange-50 ml, 10 extra
Get the best of Multani Mitti in its purest form taken from the palm of mother earth, mixed with fresh juicy Orange peel, to give you the tan free flawless beautiful skin you always aspired for.
Key Ingredients: Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth), Orange  (Citrus sinensis) Peel Powder.
Each ml contains: Multani Mitti 1 %,Orange Peel Powder 0.5%,and Gel Base.
Suitable for all skin type.

Next product which I have used from ZoBag was OGX Niacin & Caffeine Shampoo & Conditioner. 
About this product I can not say so much things, because as for me the volume was too less to understand quality. I could use it only one time.
Shampoo was transparent, the odor was very weak and I could not really understand how it smells like. Conditioner has given the effect as normal conditioner does. Overall I did not had any unusual feelings, no dryness, no allergic reaction, no itching. 

Here what company says about shampoo and conditioner.
Lather on the confidence with shampoo that can prevent hair fallout. The powerful blend with niacin and caffeine, alpha hydroxy acid, and natural DHT blockers can help make your scalp happy and your look even more radiant. For best results, use with niacin and caffeine conditioner and root stimulation spray.
Instruction for use: Apply shampoo generously to wet hair, massage into a lather through to ends , then rinse the hair thoroughly. After shampooing follow with conditioner.
Precautions: avoid contact with eyes.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Niacinamide, Caffeine, Lactic Acid, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Menthol, Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Cetrimonium Chloride, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Trideceth-12, Lecithin, Sodium Chloride, Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum). 

Next product is Banjaras Hair Care Powder, which I did not used yet, and soon will be giving review separately. 

Here I would like to say, that  this product comes with 100 gm package, which cost 90 rupees. Other details I will write down in my next post.
ZoBag includes also two amazing products: MCaffein Body butter, which cost 399 for 50 ml Net volume,

and Aryanveda Arganic Hair Serum with 50 ml net volume and 600 rupees price. 

Last two products I have already used before and those are my favorite ones (review would be soon).
As we see ZoBag is  absolutely worth for paying 499 rupees, since it includes products which are much more higher by price and quality in market. 
It can be nice gift for any age individuals, and I am sure everyone would be happy with it.

(Check out my next Beauty post for last three products review)