Thursday, 26 October 2017

Mulai kattiya payir Sundal - Recipe

Sprout Green Gram Sundal
(Mulai Kattiya Payir - Sundal)


Green Gram - 100 gms
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seed - 1/4 tbsp
Ulad Dhal - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli - 2 
Dry Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required


Take A bowl. Put Green gram in the bowl. Add water till it fills. Close it and leave it for 8 to 10 hours. Then drain all the water. After draining shift the soaked green gram in a hot box and close the lid. Leave it for two days minimum. Then you will find that the mulai had came out. Then if you wish you can keep it in fridge or else you can start preparing the sundal immediately. 

Keep the kadai and add oil, mustard seed, ulad dhal, red chilli, dry curry leaves - one by one. Then put the sprout green gram in the kadai and sprinkle some water. Mix it and wait till it boils.

Then add salt and mix it well. If you wish you can add some grated coconut, mix for a few seconds, and switch off the stove. Serve hot. 

If you wish u can add lemon drops also instead of grated coconut, but you have to add the lemon after the sundal gets cool. 

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Our experience at V-Lounge Restaurant, Chennai

V-Lounge Restaurant

We went to V-Lounge restaurant & Hookah bar, No. 6, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, a few days back. There we had a new dining experience. V-Lounge is a restaurant and a hookah bar for anyone wishing to spend more time having long conversations over a hearty meal. 

The interior decoration was awesome - the place looks as good as a pub but this is not one. The lights are mild but still sufficient. They play music continuously and there are large flat TVs that not necessarily dance to the tunes of the music being played. I wonder why! 

V-Lounge is a Vegetarian Restaurant. The food which they serve there is really good and the taste was awesome. They also offer the Hookah, which is non-tobacco based, maybe for people who want to smoke for fun.   

Most of their dishes that we had were good. We tried Triple cheese grill, Mexican grill sandwich, Veg Kesaria, Mongalian rice, Current cooler, Strawberry mojito, Kiwi mojito, Berry berry, Pink lemonade, Dragon baby corn, Chilli mushroom, Pasta, Sphagethi, Chilli paneer, Basil rice and Fried Icecream. 

Among these I loved the Pasta, Chilli paneer, Basil rice and Fried Icecream. 

They have good staff who interacted with us frequently. Even their owner seems to have a penchant for customer interaction, probably to get first-hand feedback. 

If you are around the College Road/Greams Road area, you can also order their food Online from Zomato. But I feel visiting the restaurant is the best way to get a complete meal experience :) Below are some pics taken at this restaurant during my visit -

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Sangu chakra and namma using wollen craft work

Craft using wollen 

I made the above craft in a concept of budget Craftz using wollen, stone, glue in a Ohp sheet.  After that I stucked it in a velvet sheet and then I laminated it.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Sell your Old Phone/Tablet for Instant Cash at (#CleanUpCashOut)

How I sold my old phone

If you want to know how to sell your phone easily and instantly, go to the end of the article now. If you want to read my experience of how I sold my old phone using traditional methods and then, like me, come to the conclusion that it's easier to sell our old gadgets through newer and faster methods, read on. 

I bought a Nokia phone few years back and I used it for many years. Later I wanted to sell the phone as I was impressed with the new mobile phone models and wanted to buy the latest model.

So I went to the shop to sell or exchange the phone. But in the shop, the shop keeper told me that the phone can only be exchanged and that too at a very low price. So I went to other shops. Even there they said exchange value was very low. So after that I sold it for the better of the least amount I got and because of the exchange I couldn't negotiate the price of the new phone as well. The entire experience was hopeless.

Besides, the shopkeepers had many questions regarding the old phone. Also, many a time, we spent a lot of time in shops as the owner of the shop was not there. He had to come in order to decide on the exchange price. In fact we came out to have juice and make new purchases that we never intended and this resulted in further losses.

In the last shop, I was really exhausted and decided to sell the phone at whatever rate the owner decides to quote. With this intention, I went inside. The worker, not surprisingly, asked me to wait and maybe look at the new phone models while we were waiting.

In spite of having decided on the new model earlier, we still looked at other phones to pass time. Since the shopkeeper also didn't have much work, he also kept explaining about each phone we happened to look.

Fortunately the owner came after an hour or so. But to our shock he offered only 500 rupees for that phone as a exchange value. He had asked weather I had headphone, charger, phone box, etc. He also asked many other questions like whether the phone was damaged, did it ever fall inside water, did I use the warranty to change any parts, etc. 

In the meanwhile we decided to move on to another shop as we didn't like the way they spoke with us. And to top all that, they even said who will have such an old phone nowadays. It seems no one is ready to buy such old secondhand phones from them and they needed newer models for buyback. Heck, if I had a newer model, why would I come to the shop and enquire about exchange?

Actually, I tried selling the phone in my network - friends and relatives - and the were also equally uninterested. 

I am sure someone somewhere will be interested in cheap old models as many people can't afford a new phone. Why the shopkeepers were speaking like that with us was a mystery. All the excitement of buying a new phone was gone and we are generally left only with irritation. 

These things happened when I went to the shop on a normal day. Imagine if it was the festival season and there are more people in the shop. I am pretty sure that the shopkeepers will just show a couple of new models and quickly exchange the old phones for some throwaway price without hesitation. Due to lack of time, we might want to finish the task quickly and move on.

After all these experiences, I finally decided to buy the phone in a shop where the salesman spoke politely and offered a value that was slightly better. I had to walk for 2-3 hours, visit 7-8 shops, and roam all around my area spotting mobile shops just to sell my old phone. 

I guess the buyback offers at Online websites are better but the issue is we cannot touch and test the new phone we are going to get. I had always wanted a separate website where I could just sell my old phones/tablets/PCs and not bother about buying a new gadget immediately. 

Looks like there is one in India too and it works on all major cities.

You can now sell your old gadgets, whether in usable condition or otherwise, on Cashify,in website or app. You'll get an instant quote on their website and the company will arrange to pick up your phone directly from your house. No roaming, no bargaining, no arguing, no wasting time or energy. Just click and sell. It's that easy. 

If you decide to sell your phone on Cashify, try using the coupon code CLEANCASH (valid for a limited period) to get an additional Rs.250 on your phone or laptop. 


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