Monday, 23 May 2016

Story of my rice...



Hello everybody!! I am back with another post. Well I was checking out some Instagram posts related to food the other day and I came across so many people who made rice in their own way. I was starving after seeing all those photos...so I decided to make my own version of rice...Now this is not something that I have invented and the credits of the recipe doesn't go to me but it's just how I like my rice. So let's get started.


It took me around 30-35 minutes to prepare for this dish and it was cooked in 30 minutes. It served 5-6 people.

INGREDIENTS

The things you will need are : 

For preparing rice and cooking the rice :

  1.  2 cups of basmati rice, 400 grams
  2. 4 cups of fresh water, 900 ml

For preparing vegetables :

  1. Cottage cheese/Paneer, 200 grams, cut into cubes
  2. Capsicum/ Bell pepper, 1 medium size, finely chopped
  3. Onion, 1 large size, finely chopped 
  4. Tomato, 1 medium size, finely chopped 
  5. Oregano, 0.5 tsp
  6. Black pepper, 0.5 tsp
  7. Red pepper. 0.5 tsp
  8. Kitchen king masala (optional), 0.5 tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil for cooking the vegetables, 2 tbsp

For cooking the dish :

  1.  Prepared rice
  2. Prepared vegetables 
  3. Oregano, 0.5 tsp
  4. Black pepper, 0.5 tsp
  5. Red pepper. 0.5 tsp
  6. Salt to taste

LET'S MIX IT ALL TOGETHER 

Preparing the rice :

Now first I had to make the hero of the dish - rice.

  •  I took 2 cups of basmati rice in a bowl and began to rinse the rice grains in the running water. Rinse the rice very well with gentle swirling of your fingers in the bowl. Rinse the rice till the water becomes clear, transparent and without starch.
  • Then I soaked the rice in 4 cups of fresh drinking water (double the rice) for or about 30 minutes. Soaking is essential so do not skip this step.

Cooking the rice :

  • Pour the soaked rice in a medium size saucepan with the same water you soaked in as it was fresh drinking water.
  • Cook the rice for about 15 minutes starting with high flame till it reaches a boil and then turn the heat on low flame.
  • Note : keep checking the rice time to time until done.
  • Take out the rice in a strainer.

Preparing the vegetables: 

  • First, you need to take the cubes of cottage cheese or paneer in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add all the spices to the cubed paneer. Keep it aside.
  • After this take a large/medium pan and pour 2 tbsp oil in it and add the chopped vegetables to it. First add capsicum, give it a mix. Then add onion to it, give it a mix and lastly add the tomatoes and give it a mix.
  • Keep stirring them for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the marinated paneer to the vegetables and cook them for 3-4 minutes.

Cooking the dish :

  • Add the rice to the same pan as vegetables. Mix it all together.
  • Add the spices and give it a last mix.

Your dish is ready!!!

                  

                  

I used all different types of vegetables to make it colorful. I used the spices according to my taste and I like it a little spicy. You can adjust the vegetables and spices according to your likes and dislikes.
The dish is ready to serve...hope you like this recipe...share the photos of your dish if you try to make it...you can tag me on Instagram or Facebook in your photos...make sure to comment down your favorite dish...
Talk to you later. Bye!! 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Its pink for the summer



Hey guys! I am back with more of my thoughts and this time its all about Fashion. I love making new designs and when it comes to fashion, I think I have a pretty good taste.Well it is summer time and it is so freaking hot outside. We are drinking iced beverages and we go swimming. But this weather is not gonna stop us from showing off our style and fashion.If I think of summer, the first thing that comes to my mind are the bright colors we can see and my favorite of them all is pink. My favorite shade of pink is baby pink. And that is what I chose for today's look.

In this picture : Shivani Aggarwal

I chose this skater dress with the combination of Baby Pink and black. As you can see, it has Uneven Strips on it which gives it a beautiful look. I found this dress in Incense, Delhi. It is not a place from where you'll come with an empty wallet. Yes it is an inexpensive shop but the quality is really good. If you are someone like me and doesn't wanna spend too much on your outfits but still want a decent quality, Incense is for you. Coming back to the look, I bought this dress for 1900-2000 rupees or something. I know what you all are thinking...it is pretty inexpensive...I know right. I was so amazed to see such a cute dress for such a low price. 

In this picture : Shivani Aggarwal

In this picture : Shivani Aggarwal 

I went with a ponytail for this look to give it an edgy style. Moving on towards the accessories, I paired this dress with Black wedges with five inch heels. I chose black color to complement the colors in the dress. I got these wedges from stilettos which is again an inexpensive shop and I bought these for about 1500 rupees. You guys can't really see it in the picture but these wedges you guys...they have so cute golden and black studs on its side and the back. I got the belt from Stanmax in Delhi  for about 400-500 rupees and it is a black colored belt with a white bow in the front. It looks super cute with this dress but it can look good with other kinds of dresses as well. For the hand accessories, I got this super cute bracelet...I am not sure if you can see it in the picture but it is a black colored bracelet and it looks a little like a hair tie. I bought it online giving away my 200 rupees and it looks so cute. If you're thinking...why I did not paired it with a necklace...that's because it would have made the look a little too much.

In this picture : Shivani Aggarwal 

In this picture : Shivani Aggarwal 

Well that is it for today. Be sure to comment down giving your suggestions for this look and tell me about your go to accessory this summer... mine are definitely sunglasses. 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tale of the painted...



Art is a way to express your thoughts.  I love drawing and enjoy making different kinds of paintings. But I am no professional, I just do it for fun and it doesn't have to be On Fleek. You can never fail with art, it is a success just to be one.Unique designs are the beautiful ones. It isn't important to have perfect lines or strokes, but your thoughts should be expressed clearly. Just dream your painting and then paint your dream. I have been making paintings, sketches, drawings and even calligraphy for a long time and today I will share some of them with you people. I just hope that you like them.
  • A sketch of Selena Gomez

It isn't the most beautiful sketch of Selena Gomez that I have ever seen or it might not even look like her but at least it is my piece of work and it looks beautiful to me. When you draw such a cute face, the sketch automatically turns beautiful. I am a big fan of Selena Gomez and I wanted to make this sketch just so she could notice me but a few days later I changed my mind and never posted it on any social media. I don't exactly remember when I made this but, it is pretty old. I wasn't even sure if I could make this but this thought didn't stop me and I tried to make it. Well the results are in front of you and you are the one to decide if it is good or not but I feel that the hard work I had put into it, didn't go to waste.

  • Save Earth posters 

I love both of these paintings and I remember I made the yellow one last year on Earth day. I made this in my art class and my teacher praised me a lot because of my unique piece. I used bright colors like yellow and red to make it appear dazzling. I didn't really used different shades of brown for the tree trunk instead I just kept mixing it with more and more water as moved towards the roots. Lastly for the Earth and the leaves, I mixed paint with a lot of water and gently rubbed it using the brush. I also wrote the famous slogan "SAVE EARTH SAVE FUTURE". Well I made the blue one this year and I remember at first it was just blue paint and earth with black lines. It looked awful, but then when put my thoughts into it and showed a little interest, it turned out so beautiful. With blue background and black lines (tree trunks) I used dark green for the earth and also shaded the tree trunks and branches using white paint. I kept it simple and used a flat brush and green paint for the leaves between the branches. I am not sure if you can see red and yellow flowers in the picture but for making them I took a really thin brush, dipped it into paint and made a few dots on the ends of the branches. To finish this up, I wrote a slogan in the center of the Earth - " WHAT I STAND FOR IS WHAT I STAND ON, SAVE EARTH ".  I think they both are beautiful and I am really happy that I made these also I think that you should try making Earth day posters yourself, it is so much fun.

  • Madhubani painting 

Well this one is one of the most colorful projects that I have ever made. This one is also from last year and I made this in my art class. I was different as I used different designs and colors while others used same colors and copied the designs. Moreover, I used my unique ideas. I have made a peacock in the center surrounded by different flowers, leaves and designs. For the peacock, I used shades of greens and blues and for the circles around it, I used red, yellow and gold. I am not sure if you can see golden color but I have used it at different places like the center circle, the smallest squares in the four corners and the middle square. For the borders, I used yellow, red, green and blue. I also used orange, pink, lemon yellow and brown at some places. This form of painting includes various kinds of flower, designs, and to enhance it even more, the peacock is made as the center of attraction. I had so much fun making this bright and beautiful painting and it is so colorful. you should definitely try making this.

  • The love birds

Lets just take moment to see how cute this looks. Well, this wasn't my idea, I saw this painting on the internet but it was so beautiful and I had to make this. A blue background, a black branch and two cute little birds, it was that simple. I was amazed to see  how easy it was to make this. I used white in the middle of the background and blue on the corners. For a radial gradient effect, I used a lot of water to mix the colors and starting in the middle with white, I used darker shades of blue as I moved towards the corners. After that it was really simple. I took a thin brush, dipped it into paint and made a tree and its branches also two adorable birds sitting on the branches.


  • Sketch of Nina Dobrev


Now this one for me is the best sketch I have ever made. I don't know how you all feel about this but I just love it. To make this, I used the fine point shading technique for this and stressed on the lines. I know stressing on the lines in a portrait isn't a really good technique as it doesn't make it look real. But that is how I made this. For me, the most difficult part of making this was the bun. I kept on erasing that part and tried to make it again and again. I didn't give up and the results are in front of you. I again am not saying that it is the best portrait of Nina Dobrev but at least it's mine and I feel good about it.


Saturday, 7 May 2016

9 random things you should try?!



Hello everyone...now first of all let me introduce myself...I am Priya and I am an Indian. 'Its On Fleek' , this title just inspires me and make me wanna type all my thoughts at least for myself. Writing these posts makes me feel that everything about me is perfect till the time I feel good about myself. Of coarse no one is perfect and everyone has some flaws but if you don't try to be anyone else and simply be you, you are ON FLEEK. Well this is how I feel about being yourself. Now without any further delay, I'll be showing you 9 THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD TRY in your life. So, lets get started.


  1. Make your own scrapbook : I just love all the colors and pretty designs of the scrapbook paper and that is what inspires me to make my own scrapbook plus it could be really fun.Now, I understand that it is not so easy to do this kind of stuff in such a busy life but it is not really necessary to put in hours make it all colorful and keeping a check on the theme You could just take those cute designer sheets and put some pictures and decorate it with some washi tape that you like. There you have it. Looking at things like scrapbooks gives the vibes of a beautiful life. Enjoy scrap booking!
  2. Write a handwritten note to someone you haven't talked or been in touch for a while : I would love to receive a handwritten note filled with feelings and from someone I haven't been in touch for a while and I am sure you would too. So why not spread this love and happiness.
  3. Vlog : Just take your camera with your for a whole day and record everything you do, everywhere you go and capture everything that takes your interest. Trust me, I have tried this and it is so much fun. Many YouTubers do this and I love to watch them. You should definitely try this.
  4. Cook special meal for friends and family : How loved your family and friends would feel when you would actually prepare a meal for them. I remember when I first made a special recipe for my family and they loved it. It just increases your bond with them.
  5. Go on a road trip : exploring the world is what I love the most. How cool it is to actually leave your house without knowing your destination. Take a map and a few necessary things you need and set out on an adventurous journey. Explore and investigate different things and meet different people a long the way.
    Picture: The Big Bang theory.
  6. Karaoke night : Singing with you friends or family, spending time with them and having a fun night makes memories. Try this if you haven't already because it is so much fun and make new memories with people you love.
  7. Prank call : The most fun and interesting thing to do. I prank call a lot and I love to do it because it is so much fun also it tells us how other people would in a certain situation. I don't have much to say about it. Just try! but remember not to take this too far because that will not be fun.
  8. Clean your house : Now this is something that most people don't like to do but that is just because they try too hard. I am not asking you to clean your whole house at once. Choose one spot that you want to clear out first and then the other and you wont even realize how easily and quickly you cleaned that spot. The after results are simply beautiful. I plan this clean out session whenever I have time and try to clean every possible spot. Happy cleaning!!
  9. Donate : whether it's your clothes, your old blankets or even cushions anything that you don't use anymore or you don't really like can be donated to charity. Making someone smile is the best thing to do. Even if it is a 1$ donation, it all helps. 

These are a few things that you can do whenever you are free or want to do something good for someone. These can make people happy and make your boring life a little more interesting.try these whenever you are bored and trust it is so much fun
Make people smile and spread happiness.  

Be sure to comment down below and tell me about the fun activities that I should try.