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Raji Ram

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There is ALWAYS scope for improvement, right? :)

When my dear brother and s i l visited me last week, I made the imitation Kulfi, using marie biscuit and

cream biscuit, in 50-50 proportion. Wow... the added cream gave a better taste! Yummmy! :dance:
 

Raji Ram

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Nail polish is available in all colours. :cool:

I 'painted' one brass pooja bell and a one year old gas lighter (metal body in steel), with silver colour nail polish.

Now, there is no need to scrub the bell with 'pitAmbari' to polish it and the gas lighter looks like new!
 

Raji Ram

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Got a few jackfruits from my garden. Shared with my local relatives and friends. Oh, with my friends from Delhi too! ;)

When I want to share the home-grown fruits with my loved ones, whom I will meet later, I process the fruits as yummy

stuff and store in the fridge! So, with the last fruit, I made two new items. One is sweet and the other is hot and sweet.

Sweet - Jack fruit halwa:

Cook the jackfruit 'chulai's (20) with some water; when cool, grind into a smooth paste; add half its volume of sugar and

a pinch of salt; heat one cup of ghee in a thick bottomed vessel; add a tablespoon of wheat flour; when aroma arises, add

the cooked pulp and sugar mix and keep stirring, till it leaves the sides well and ghee appears in the edge. Fry some broken

cashew nuts in ghee and add; Mix well and remove from fire. Store when cool.

Hot and sweet:

Cook the jackfruit 'chulai's (20) with some water; when cool, grind into a smooth paste; add one third volume of sugar, two

heap tablespoons of salt, two heap tablespoons of chilli powder and one teaspoon of citric acid crystals dissolved in water and

make a mixture; heat one cup of gingelly oil in a thick bottomed vessel, splutter a teaspoon of mustard seeds; pour the mixture

and keep stirring, till it leaves the sides well and oil appears in the edge.
Store when cool.

P.S: I used a wide non-stick pan instead of a thick bottomed vessel, to save time!
 

rgurus

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Madam Rajiji,
I could feel the smell and my mouth is drooling. As a jack fruit lover, I have an edpisode to narrate some time.
 

Raji Ram

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The boy who 'pluck's the jackfruit from the tree, used to cut the stem of the fruit and drop the fruit down! About one fourth

of the fruit will be over ripe by the time we cut it, after a couple of days and go waste! So, this year, I got a new idea to 'pluck'

it, without damage. The fruit to be cut was placed in a plastic bucket and the bucket's handle was tied to the tree. After cutting

the stem, the bucket was brought down with the fruit inside and no damage was done to the fruit! :thumb:
 

krish44

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Got a few jackfruits from my garden. Shared with my local relatives and friends. Oh, with my friends from Delhi too! ;)

When I want to share the home-grown fruits with my loved ones, whom I will meet later, I process the fruits as yummy

stuff and store in the fridge! So, with the last fruit, I made two new items. One is sweet and the other is hot and sweet.

Sweet - Jack fruit halwa:

Cook the jackfruit 'chulai's (20) with some water; when cool, grind into a smooth paste; add half its volume of sugar and

a pinch of salt; heat one cup of ghee in a thick bottomed vessel; add a tablespoon of wheat flour; when aroma arises, add

the cooked pulp and sugar mix and keep stirring, till it leaves the sides well and ghee appears in the edge. Fry some broken

cashew nuts in ghee and add; Mix well and remove from fire. Store when cool.

Hot and sweet:

Cook the jackfruit 'chulai's (20) with some water; when cool, grind into a smooth paste; add one third volume of sugar, two

heap tablespoons of salt, two heap tablespoons of chilli powder and one teaspoon of citric acid crystals dissolved in water and

make a mixture; heat one cup of gingelly oil in a thick bottomed vessel, splutter a teaspoon of mustard seeds; pour the mixture

and keep stirring, till it leaves the sides well and oil appears in the edge.
Store when cool.

P.S: I used a wide non-stick pan instead of a thick bottomed vessel, to save time!
I certify it was heavenly.

I was a gazetted officer at the beginning of my career.lol
 

tbs

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Got a few jackfruits from my garden. Shared with my local relatives and friends. Oh, with my friends from Delhi too! ;)

When I want to share the home-grown fruits with my loved ones, whom I will meet later, I process the fruits as yummy

stuff and store in the fridge! So, with the last fruit, I made two new items. One is sweet and the other is hot and sweet.

Sweet - Jack fruit halwa:

Cook the jackfruit 'chulai's (20) with some water; when cool, grind into a smooth paste; add half its volume of sugar and

a pinch of salt; heat one cup of ghee in a thick bottomed vessel; add a tablespoon of wheat flour; when aroma arises, add

the cooked pulp and sugar mix and keep stirring, till it leaves the sides well and ghee appears in the edge. Fry some broken

cashew nuts in ghee and add; Mix well and remove from fire. Store when cool.

Hot and sweet:

Cook the jackfruit 'chulai's (20) with some water; when cool, grind into a smooth paste; add one third volume of sugar, two

heap tablespoons of salt, two heap tablespoons of chilli powder and one teaspoon of citric acid crystals dissolved in water and

make a mixture; heat one cup of gingelly oil in a thick bottomed vessel, splutter a teaspoon of mustard seeds; pour the mixture

and keep stirring, till it leaves the sides well and oil appears in the edge.
Store when cool.

P.S: I used a wide non-stick pan instead of a thick bottomed vessel, to save time!
hi

thanks...i got a half piece of jack fruit in USA.....from local store.....i forwaded this to my wife for jack fruit halwa...
 

Raji Ram

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The batteries in my handset (telephone) moved a bit, each time we kept it on its stand and gave disturbing

noises while using! I kept a rubber band over the batteries and covered it. Now, batteries are in place! :cool:
 

Raji Ram

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However clean we keep our hands, continuous usage of a few things make their surface dirty! :(

I use the timer at least a dozen times per day - for putting off the stove / the water pump / the immersion heater; to wake up

after a nap; to get up from my PC and so on. After a few weeks, the white surface catches a few dark patches. The easiest way

I found, to clean it is: put a few drops of water on the dish washing bar ( I use VIM bar); make a paste; smear it on the dark

patches; let it dry; clean with a damp cloth and finally with a soft cloth. It sparkles like a brand new timer! :thumb:

From Google images:
 

Raji Ram

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When I deep cleaned my gas stove, the white marking on the knob disappeared due to rubbing! :(

Not to worry, when fevicol and chalk piece are available at home!

Powdered a bit of light blue chalk piece; made a paste adding fevicol; smeared it into the small depression

in the knob, where there white marking existed. Now, a beautiful blue mark is on the knob! :thumb:

Type of knob:


Courtesy: Google images
 

Raji Ram

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When my b i l visits our sweet home, the first complaint usually will be about the keyboard of our P C. :typing:

I type so much that the letters fade away in no time! ;)

I never care about it because I type without seeing the keyboard but ONLY seeing the P C screen. :cool:

His visit is due in two week's time and a few letters are already 'missing'. This time, I did not worry to cut

the letters from a newspaper and stick them properly on the keys, as I did last time; but sought the help of

white enamel paint and an empty ballpen refill. I painted all the important keys in HUGE font!

Even in dim light, the letters and numbers are very bright! :thumb:

P.S: Last time, Prasad Sir suggested to get a new keyboard, since it is not expensive. :)

But me? :nono:, as long as the keyboard has soft touch!
 

Raji Ram

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Used shampoo bottle and face powder container will be useful to segregate small articles in the toilet kit.

Cut off the bottom portion of the plastic bottle / container and fix it to the small basket using double side

adhesive tape. Storing small articles is so :cool: !!

 

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