Praise the Lord

Job 1:20-21

20At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.[c]
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”

Praise Him, even when the situation we are in is too tough. Because it could get much worse. We are never given any more pain or sorrow than we can bear. He is there with us through all that we go through. His love and comfort, His loving arms are always there for us. All we have to do is go to Him. Depend on Him. Praise Him.

Also, be kind to the people who are going through hard times in their life. If someone is facing difficulties and challenges in their life, it doesn’t mean that they have sinned and they are being paid for it. in Job 1:8 God said, “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” He was blameless and upright unlike anyone on earth.

Loads of Love, Take Care. ❤

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Street Food From Maharashtra: Pav Bhaji

Hello There..!

How are you doing?? It’s been over four months since I have stopped eating any kind of street food or take outs. And last week I was craving for some Pav-Bhaji. So I asked my mom to cook some for me. Also my best friend, Sneh has recently shifted to another country with her husband and was asking for the recipe. So I had the perfect excuse. It’s a Maharashtrian dish, delicious thick Vegetable Curry (Bhaji) with some soft bread (Pav). I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients :

  • 2 green finely cut chilies
  • 1 carrot (Julian cut)
  • 4 medium sized potato (half boiled and roughly mashed)
  • 4 small sized eggplants (half boiled and peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 200 gm peas (half boiled)
  • 1 capsicum (Julian cut)
  • 100 gm cauliflower or cabbage (Julian cut)
  • 3 medium sized onion (Julian cut)
  • 3 medium sized tomato (Julian cut)
  • 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Finely chopped green chili
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri methi
  • 3 Tsp pav bhaji masala
  • ½ Tsp turmeric
  • 2 Tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ Tsp cumin powder
  • ½ Tsp coriander powder
  • fresh coriander for garnishing
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste

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Now Let’s get to cooking, shall we!??

How To :

Now there are two main parts in making the Bhaji. First is veggie mash and second is the curry base.

Veggie Mash

  • Half boil Potatoes and Eggplants and Peas separately.
  • Make Paste of Garlic and Ginger
  • Saute Capsicum on high heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add finely chopped green chili. Keep stirring it.
  • Add cauliflower/ Cabbage.
  • Keep stirring it on medium flame.
  • Add half of the ginger garlic paste and crush Kasuri methi with your hands and sprinkle it and again, Stir.
  • Now you can add 1 tbsp Butter.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Add 1 tsp pav-bhaji masala.
  • Mix it all up and keep stirring it for a couple of minutes.
  • Almost done with the mash. Now add potato & eggplant (Don’t forget to get rid of the skin of both of them).
  • Mash it all up in the pan and keep stirring and mashing for 6-7 more Mins.
  • Add little more butter if needed (DO NOT ADD WATER).
  • Take it out in another bowl and put it aside.

Curry Base

  • You can use thick bottom tawa. We used the same Kadhai cause it had all the flavors of vegetables in it.
  • Now add 2 tsp oil with some butter.
  • Add rest of the ginger garlic paste (Stir it for 10 seconds).
  • Add onion and saute it till soft and transparent.
  • Add rest of pav-bhaji masala with all the dry spices and stir well.
  • After 2-3 minutes add crushed tomato and mash it up in the pan.
  • Keep stirring it till you see oil on the edges.
  • Add the vegetable mash and mix it all up.
  • Mash it for 5 more mins.
  • Add red chili powder (Kashmiri Mirch is recommended) & salt to taste and mix well.
  • Now you can go ahead and add water (1 ½ cup). Don’t add too much cause it will get too runny and won’t taste that good.
  • Let it simmer on low heat for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add a dollop of butter and finely chopped coriander.
  • Shallow fry the bread on tawa with (or without, totally depends on you) some butter. You may sprinkle some chili powder on butter to make it spicier if you want.

I know I have used ‘stirring’ word way too many time. Sorry.! But the taste is worth all the hard work. Usually, street vendors have the Curry base and Veggie Mash ready and they mix curry base and veggie mash on big frying pan on a stove with crazy high flame and serve with some raw onion and lemon slice and of course the spicy Pav. I hope you enjoyed the post. Let me know if you make this dish. I would love to see the end results.

Take care. Loads of Love. ❤

P.S. I was editing this post last night and had it again. 😀

(All the Photos are taken from my phone and without any effects)

 

Songs : Love at first sound.

Hello there..! How are you doing? I am having a good day. I was just telling my friend about a song I was listening to and how he looks a bit like the singer (One call away, Charlie Puth). There are times when I don’t love the song when I hear them the first time but eventually I fall in love with it like this New song by Pareenityi Chopra from Meri Pyari Bindu.

First time I heard it I didn’t hate it but did not like it for sure. After four months, I listen to the song and I just love each and every word of it. Does that happen to you too?

On the other hand, this song by John Legend was love at first sound. Twenty seconds in and I was a fan of the song. And I still love it just as much.

I have been listening songs by Shawn Mendes and Marc Anthony and Micheal Buble. (I have linked the songs I listen to more than other songs by them)Which song do you love lately? Do share. Hope you have a fun musical day like me. Take care. Loads of love. ❤

Hand over your broken heart to God

And he will mend it.

 

Psalms 147:3 

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

All you have to do is have faith and Submit to God’s will. It won’t be easy at first. But it’s worth it.

Hello There.!

Lately, I have been very unhappy with my life. It’s seemed miserable for so many factors. But above all the main force behind this unsettling feeling was my straying away from God. I pray but I don’t spend time with God. I know one thing that God is always there with his arms stretched out waiting for me to take a step towards him.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

So, this is me taking a step.

I have made many resolutions in my life and I don’t see them through for so long. I have done it on my blog too. I am not going to give up though. This time I am gonna give my best and stick with my mid year resolution and find my way back home and also commit to my blog. I will try not to disappoint you all this time.

Take Care. Loads of love. ❤

 

It’s been year.!!

It’s been a whole year since I started this blog. I’ve been absent lately but I can say that starting this blog was one of the best decision I’ve made. I’ve managed to change my life from where I was last year and this blog was the first step to it. I’m thankful to all of you who’ve been around and welcomed me with such warmth.

Thank you all. Love,  Janice. ❤

Quote: Love Comes Softly

Missy could fall down and hurt herself, even if I’m walking right there beside her. That doesn’t mean that I allowed it to happen. She knows, as far as unconditional love, I’ll pick her up and I’ll carry her. I’ll try to heal her. I’ll cry when she cries. And I’ll rejoice when she is well. In all the moments of my life, God has been right there beside me. The truth of God’s love is not that he allows bad things to happen. It’s His promise that he’ll be there with us when they do.

— Clark Davis from Love Comes Softly(TV movie)

The month I’ve been waiting for

Hey there..! How are you doing?

It’s December. I have been eagerly waiting for this month and get started with officially being super excited for Christmas. But one of my cousin is getting married day after tomorrow so my Blogmas has to wait. But stay tuned I intend to share my Christmas month with you here. And of course I’m gonna stalk all the fellow bloggers and see how and what are they up to on this Christmas.

Loads of love.