Soups : Soya beans soup

Finally!! Being a vegetarian, I always look for ways to incorporate richness in food for myself and family. My eyes were on tofu, soya beans and mushroom from long long while. Few weeks ago, Eenadu paper carried 5 different recipes with soya. I liked them in an instant, but given my usual self – never cared to cut and preserve the article. So, I just went ahead and invented the recipe today. And when my mother in law is praising it, I am sure I cannot find anybody who will not like it. 🙂

Here goes the recipe :



100 grams of Soya beans – soaked overnight and pressure cook for 4 whistles.Just mash it very lightly, do not make paste.

5 green chilli cut in 2 halfs

5 medium size tomatoes

6 black pepper corns

1/2 tsp dry ginger powder

10 almonds

1/2 cup of coriander

Red chilli powder

2 tsp chick pea flour


In a blender – put green chilli, coriander, almond, black pepper, dry ginger powder. First blend them for 20 seconds. Then add tomatoes and blend it until its very paste like consistency.

Take a pan, and put 3 tbsp of oil. Add jeera and then add the blended mixture. Add water, and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to boil, add salt, red chilli powder and boiled soya beans. Mix the chick pea flour in some water and add it to the soup as well. Cover the lid and let the entire ingredients cook for 5-7 minutes. Once done, garnish with coriander leaves and please your family !:)

The taste is a bit tangy and dal-soup like consistency. On a side note, I extracted the juice of 1 lemon. When I checked the taste, realized i dont need lemon at all. But, you can try adding lemon juice & some more chilli powder if yours becomes more bland.

Have a good day and keep rocking!!


How to create custom ringtone on Samsung Galaxy s2

My husband is in goa with his friend. Some time back,  he wanted the intro song of the telugu movie “Denikaina Ready” as ringtone in his s2. So, while he left his s2 home during his trip( thanks to my daughter) – I wanted to surprise him by setting the ringtone. I connected the usb and got lost in the whole list of folders displayed.

This came to my rescue:

It’s all set now – waiting for him 🙂  Putting it here, just in case I would need it again and again later…

Have a good day and keep rocking!!

Book Review : I too had a love story

IImage wanted to read this book from quite quite long. Managed to finish it today, in an hour and half. The feel in the book is awesome. How hard it must have been for the author to recollect everything until his fiancee’s death and pen them down? When you read fiction, you tend to question it at times. When you know you are reading some one else’s real life story – just read and feel.

It’s hard to describe in detail but at few places the book is really great. Not being a tragic lover, I skipped the portions of the book where Khushi gets admitted to the hospital. If you are travelling somewhere and have about 2 hours to kill – go ahead and read it. You’ll not regret!!

On a side note, the author is a tester in Infosys.  Somehow, this fact made me a bit happy as the general impression these days is software people go overseas and make lot of money. But are good for nothing. Wish I hear more software people doing better non-software things.

Have a good day and keep rocking!!