And here are the giveaway winners for the Firmoo glasses!! I just asked my son to pick up papers with names written on it.
Thanks for participating!! We will contact you with the code for the $30 0ff coupons for sunglasses soon. Firmoo will contact the winner of the free pair of eye glasses.
The free eye glasses goes to :
The $30 off coupons towards sunglasses goes to:
ruchikacook @ April 9, 2013
Few months ago, I was contacted by Firmoo glasses for a review, I asked N to try them out and he loved it! He uses it even now. So, when the makers of the glasses contacted me again for a giveaway, I knew this will be a rewarding one for my blog readers.
So, a little bit about F-DESIGNER Glasses:
You can read more about my review of the sunglasses here, if you are new to Firmoo.
Firmoo designer glasses are the masterpieces of designers who are devoted to the high-end eyewear research in fashion industry. All the frames of firmoo designer glasses come in the most popular and fashionable styles, and each pair of F-designer glasses that cost $68 on Firmoo site equals one pair of designer glasses priced over $300 at local stores in quality.
F-designer glasses are the hottest items on Firmoo site. They have never given them any discount and promotions before. Now they are offering these for my blog followers!
Nope, I am not going to ask you to submit a recipe. All you have to do is view their Firmoo website and leave a comment on this blog post. Yes, leave a comment below with writing which glasses you’d love to have on Firmoo site, thats all.
2. Additional entries : Easy entry for Firmoo fans on Facebook; easy entry for Firmoo site users; share, re-blog or tweet this giveaway.
3. Of course, you can hit the like button my Ruchikacooks page on Facebook too
4. Contest is open from Today, March 18, 2013 to April 5, 2013. Winners will be announced with in a week in my blog.
For the grand prize winner (1 person): a pair of fashionable eyeglasses including shipping, any pair from Firmoo , both prescription & non-prescription are available. Designer glasses and sunglasses are not available to choose.
For the second prize winners(Up to 6 people): Each winner will win a $30 E-Voucher which could be used on designer glasses. The vouchers can only be used on Firmoo designer glasses.
Who can participate?
The giveaway is open internationally, but the winners have to be located in the area Firmoo delivery can reach. Please visit this page to get the countries Firmoo ships to. So basically if it can be shipped to your country/place, what are you waiting for? Just leave a comment and wait and see if you are the lucky one!
ruchikacook @ March 18, 2013
Couple of weeks ago, my cousin called me during the holidays. She wanted to make Gobi Manchurian and she wondered why it is not in this blog though N likes it so much. Only then I realized I had not posted it. Yes, it is true that N likes it and that is the appetizer he will order when we go to any Indo chinese place or every time he sees it in the menu. In Houston his only approved place for Gobi Manchurian is the Mayuri Restaurant!
This recipe is something that matches up to that taste, we have been making it at home after we saw it made by menu rani Chellam, dating back to anandha vikadan in the end of 1990′s. You can make it dry or coated lightly with gravy. This roughly takes about 20 minutes, that is it.
About half a flower- separated into florets- I used frozen cauliflower
All purpose flour- 1/4 cup
Rice flour- 1/4 cup
Corn flour- 1/4 cup
Soy sauce- 1/4 cup
Green chilies- finely chopped- 1 to 2(depending on the spice level you like)
Spring onions- to garnish
Cilantro- to garnish
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
Finely chopped onions- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped Green Pepper- 1/4 cup
Soy Sauce- 1 tbsp
Corn flour- 1 tsp
Sriracha hot sauce- 1/2 tsp
Water- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp
If using frozen/fresh cauliflower, place the florets in about 1/2 cup of boiling water for 2-3 minutes, Drain the water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
Mix all ingredients-all purpose flour, corn flour, rice flour, salt and green chilies to a medium thin batter. Add all the cauliflowers to this and mix well to coat. Select about 4-5 florets to fry each time, drop them one by one in hot oil, wait till they turn golden brown in color, turn once and let it cook. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain the oil in a paper towel.
I do not add the green chilies as my son wants to taste everything I cook so I skip that these days.
For the gravy:
Heat oil in a kadai or sauce pan. Add onions and salt and stir fry well.Add chopped peppers and stir fry again. Now mix the corn flour, soy sauce, sriracha sauce and pour it into the pan and let the onions and pepper cook in the sauce. Once the sauce has reduced to your desired consistency, add the fried cauliflowers and gently mix well to coat. Let it simmer for two more minutes. If you need it to be a dry subzi- let the sauce thicken up more and then add the florets so it just coats them. If you need it like a gravy, add the florets when the gravy still has water.
Switch off. Transfer the gobi manchurian to a serving dish. Garnish with spring onions, cilantro and lemon juice. Serve hot as an appetizer/ snack or as a side for fried rice or noodles.
Make sure that you read this recipe properly- you will use 1-2 green chilies and another 1/2 tsp hot sauce for the gravy. So, if you like it less spicy change the quantity accordingly. Once the machurian sits, it absorbs the spices and it will end up as a really spicy version.
I use the same recipe for vegetable manchurian too, instead of cauliflowers, I use cabbage, carrots. But that is another recipe to share for another day!
ruchikacook @ January 20, 2013
This is something that my mom used to make for us. It is very simple and though she made it one day with leftovers, because of the taste and the simplicity she often made it as a snack or breakfast after that.
Are you wondering what is so vegetarian in this french toast? This recipe does not use egg but uses dosa batter.
Bread- one slice
Dosa batter- 1 ladle
Onion- well chopped about 3 tbsp
Finely chopped cilantro- 1 tsp
Finely chopped green chili- less than 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp
Cut the brown slices from the bread. Pour the dosa batter onto a plate. Add chopped onions(grated carrots if you like), cilantro, chopped chili and salt.
Lightly drip both sides of the bread in this batter. Eggs will be thin but dosa batter is thick, so do not coat it a lot, a light coating would do. If you make it thick, the batter will be undercooked along with the bread.
Heat a tava/non stick frying pan, add a drizzle of oil and place the bread in the pan. Let it cook on a slow flame, when one side turns brown, turn it over and cook the other side.
Serve it with tomato ketchup or cilantro-mint chutney.
You can use either toasted bread or plain bread. I use only white bread as sometimes whole wheat bread does not taste good with this.
You can even pack it for lunch as the bread will be moist and dosa also will not get dry!
ruchikacook @ January 9, 2013