Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Paneer Pulao Recipe - Video

PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins

Delicious Paneer Pulao especially for paneer-based food lovers.


For Paneer Marination

·         1 cup paneer cut into cubes
·         ½ cup thick yogurt.
·         2 tsp red chilli powder.
·         1 tsp garam masala.
·         **Few sprigs of coriander leaves (not added in video)

Other Ingredients:

1½ tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon ghee
3 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 star anise
2 sticks cinnamon
2 slit green chilies
2 medium sized onions, chopped
1 cup basmati rice
11/2 cups Water
Required salt
** Cashew-nuts (not added in video)
**Lemon juice -1 tbsp (not added in video)


Prep process:

Let’s first marinate the paneer and keep aside. To do this, take 1 cup of paneer marinate it with ½ cup curd, red chilli powder, garam masala, little salt and some sprigs of coriander leaves. Leave it for 20 minutes.

Wash and soak 1 cup of rice in water for half an hour. Keep it aside for later use.

Now let’s start on the stove,

Heat oil and ghee, add in cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaves then add green chilli and chopped onions.  Saute till onion turns transparent.

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for some more time. Then add in the marinated paneer.

Keep sautéing the mixture until the oil is seen bubbling along the sides of the pan. During this time, add in the basmati rice and fry it for some time. Frying the rice in oil enhances the flavor and lengthens the grains.

Once done frying, adding water (1 cup basmati rice: 1.5 cup of water) to the pan. Let it come to a boil, add required amount of salt (note: salt already added in paneer marination) and close the lid of the pressure cooker.

Cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure is out, open and serve the hot and tasty paneer Pulao with onion/carrot/cucumber raitha.

**Please Note:

You can add one teaspoon of lemon juice with the water to your rice, so you get clump-less and more fluffy rice easy to serve.

You can add fried cashews to your Pulao before serving to make it tastier.

You should add coriander sprigs in the marination process.

During marination, I’ve added some red chilli powder mixed with coriander which was available at home and some Kashmiri chilli powder. You can do so or add only red chilli powder.


I usually place paneer in water and store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days as it remains soft and fresh.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019


POTATO MASALA roast recipe
Preparation time: 10 mns
Cook Time: 20 mns
Total Time: 30mns 

For Boiling Potatoes
·         Required water
·         2 medium sized potatoes
·         Little salt

For dry masalas powder
·         1teaspoon of fennel seeds
·         2 teaspoon of chana dal
·         2 teaspoon of urad dal
·         10 pepper corns
·         2 teaspoon of coriander seeds

Other Ingredients

·         2 tablespoon oil
·         5pods of garlic, finely chopped
·         3 green chilli cut into small pieces
·         1 large onion, finely chopped
·         2 springs curry leaves, finely chopped
·         4 springs coriander leaves, finely chopped

Spices required
·         3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
·         2 teaspoon chilli powder
·         1 teaspoon coriander powder
·         ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
·         a pinch of asafetida
·         salt as required
·         ½ teaspoon amchur powder- optional

1.      Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker with water and salt for 3 whistles. Peel them and cut them into cubes. Set aside.
2.      Let’s prepare the masala powder: Dry roast fennel seeds (jeera), chana dal, urad dal, black peppercorns and coriander seeds. Grind them into a fine powder and keep them aside.
3.      Heat oil in a pan and add in the crushed garlic and sliced green chilies. Saute for a minute until the raw smell is off.
4.      Now add in the onions and fry them till they are caramelized. Once the onions start to change brown, add in the spices one by one: turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, asafetida – a pinch, garam masalas powder, salt- as required (remember we have already added some salt to the boiled potatoes) and amchur powder, which gives a slight sour taste to the dish and is optional.

5.      Once they are sauteed well, adding in the boiled, peeled and cubed potatoes.

6.      After little sautéing, add in the dry masala powder. Give them a mix and keep the lid closed for about 5-10 minutes under your supervision so that it doesn’t get burnt.
Once done, open the lid, add in the finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Your potato masalas roast is ready now to be served hot with rice or roti.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Monday, 31 December 2018

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

How to Fix Bhim App error

This is Preetha from Preetha pages.
Today we are going to see How to fix errors in Bhim app.
The Bhim UPI app is very useful for cashless payment transactions.
But now, After the new update of the bhim app, it is shows MOBILE NUMBER VERIFICATION FAILE D message and it is not sending the SMS to verify the mobile number.
And some other users are also facing IFSC error.
Bhim app is not fetching banks to send payments via IFSC and not able to add beneficiary via IFSC. 
This issue is only after the new update of Bhim app. Especially version 1.6.1 and version 1.6.2 is having this issue.

Now only solution to fix this error is, Uninstall  the latest version and install the previous version 1.6.
This is the only solution now.
We hope that Bhim team will fix this problem in coming updates.
If someone known the other solution, please post in the comment box.
Ok viewer's Please visit my blog for more articles.
Thank you for watching.
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Friday, 27 July 2018

Guru Purnima 2018 and the Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018 till July 28, 2018

Hi, Greetings from Preetha Vijaykrishna

Guru Purnima is celebrated traditionally to thank our spiritual and academic gurus. Guru can be anyone in our life our parents, the school teacher, the Karate master, the yoga master, or just a person met accidentally by whom we have gained some knowledge or the one who shared their wisdom with us.

This tradition follows to show our gratitude to our guru is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) which falls in the month (June – July). The Guru Purnima also commemorates the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata, the Puranas, and Upansishads and the compiler of the Vedas.

In general, we all are always expecting enlightenment in any form or ways, so always thankful to such a great heart who is readily serving us that enlightenment. And the first Guru as we all know was the Adiyogi, The Lord Shiva. Once while walking through the Himalayas, he decided to become a Guru. On a Guru Purnima, the Adiyogi transformed himself to an Adi guru. His teaching to his disciples went on for many years and when it completed, he had produced seven fully enlightened beings known today as Sapta Rishis.

One among them was Agastya Muni, who was sent South into the Indian Peninsula. He was the most effective in bringing the spiritual process into lives, not mere as teaching, or philosophy or practice but as life itself.

The timings for the #Lunar #eclipse are 11.54 p.m on July 27, 2018 to 3.54am on July 28, 2018.

The period when the moon is completely engulfed by the Earth’s shadow is one hour and 43 minutes. Making it the longest #Lunareclipse of the century. It will be visible in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and South America. It is known as the micro moon #eclipse as the moon will be at the farthest point from the earth. The red moon or the blood moon is expected to set around 1am which could last till 2.43am.

Here are some myths and beliefs to be considered during an #eclipse. It can be considered superstitious. But, it’s up to you to follow or not. Here are some,

Stop eating two hours before an #eclipse.
Eat light and easy to digest foods before #eclipse. Turmeric can be added to it for its antibacterial properties.
Don't carry any cooked food anywhere before an eclipse
However, if pregnant women and the elderly may be in necessity of eating, they should eat light food like dry fruits and raisins to give them energy.
Darbha grass kept in food containers.

Actually, there is a reference to the above hints. During an eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon come in one straight line for some time. As a result, the combined magnetic force is strongest. This results in the high tides seen in the ocean.

This has been a customary in the ancient times that if you meditate deeply during the eclipse the bio magnetism in the body will increase caused by the increased celestial magnetic field which will result in achieving better results. We all know that to meditate deeply and achieve a good sensation, we need to be in empty stomach.

Since we used to meditate in groups, it resulted in fasting a few hours before the meditation started. And, after ages the real reason was hidden and we started following them blindly. And now, we have our own questions and not much to tell us our ancient records so everything is just a superstition.

Let’s now reconsider our point of view. We all have started seeking our liberation from our confinements. Confinement here mentioned can be anything we are affected physically or even our mental thoughts confining us from the thought of liberation. So, everyone here is longing for liberation, which is our highest and ultimate goal.

To travel this secluded path, first believe in yourself. So, let’s all believe in nature and the happening of nature is always for us which is eventually for a higher perspective. So, for those of you who are able and trust what you believe, please put in yourself and meditate not for the sake of the Universe but for YOU.

Whatever you desire, bring it up and calmly meditate on that. I know we humans are greedy, Basically, decide on what you want and why you want it. And, it will likely make us happy about getting it.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Welcome 2018

Hi Everyone, welcoming me into my Channel (just for laughs) ☺

We born as mankind in this universe is definitely one of the biggest blessings we had.For mankind existing in this universe, spirituality has researched and described certain principles thereby making us to realise our Universe, such as

whatever happens in this Universe will happen that way and it could not change

whom ever you meet in your life, you are suppose to meet them and there is a purpose in meeting.

what ever is to start in life in a certain time, will only happen at that right time. It's never late or early to happen.

What is over is over, don't hold on to it.

So my people start enjoying the life with the laws of Universe as we are bound by, as said. Be Blessed. Wishing all my loving hearts A Happy New Year 2018.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Today at my home, Puliodharai .. Tradition with the spicy sour taste just sweeps out our taste bud

The tamarind paste mixed in cooked rice with some of the powdered spices topping turns out to be mouthwatering Puliodharai/Pulihora. I would like to have Puliodharai with Sweet Pongal. This heavenly mix of sweet and sour together gives you a divine taste. You can give them a try on having a chance J.
You make Puliodharai at home or get at some places, but still I remember and relish the serving of Puliodharai given at the temple after the darshan. Especially @ Perumal temple it tastes better, even today you get them in parcels sold near the Madapalli (Temple’s kitchen). 
Also one of the most auspicious ingredient to be considered by Hindus is the turmeric powder (Haldi) is added in Puliodharai. At homes, it is cooked in special occasions and festivals and presented to God. Obviously after God, it is for us J
You might wonder here, how come the quantity of the prasadam (Neivedhyam) doesn’t decrease after offering them to God. For those people who would like to answer others who question you, here is a small explanation to share.
A Guru-Sishya conversation:
Once a Sishya asked his Guru: “Does God accept our ‘Neivedhyam’ Guru? If God eats away the ‘prasadham’ then from where will we distribute the prasadam to others after darshan? The Guru did not say a word. Instead, asked the students to prepare for classes.
That day, the Guru was teaching his class on mantras.

Sorry for the interruption.*
Continue….. Later, everyone was instructed to practice the mantra by-heart.
So, all pupils started practicing. After a while, the Guru came back and asked all the students to recite the mantra without seeing the book, which they did.
Now the Guru gave a smile and asked this particular Sishya who raised a question about serving to the Lord. Did each of you really by-heart everything as it is in the book? The Sishya said: “Yes!! Guruji”, I’ve recited whatever is written as in the book.  Now the Guru asked: If you have taken every word into your mind then how come the words are still there in the book?
He then explained: “The words in your mind are in the Sookshma Sthiti (unseen form). The words in the book are there in the Stoolasthiti (seen form).
God too is in the ‘Sooksma sthiti’. The offerings made to Him is done in ‘Stoola sthiti’. Thus, God takes the food in ‘Sookshmam’.
And, thus the food remains the same and doesn’t become any less in quantity. J
Now coming back to our favorite PuliodharaiJ
Here is how to prepare it:
Wanted cooked rice – 2cups
For the syrup, we call it pulikaichal:
Gingelly Oil  – 3 tbsp
Peanuts – a fistful (Skin removed)
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Channa Dal – 1 tbsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Dried Red chillies – 2
Curry Leaves – few
Powdered jaggery – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Hing (
Asafoetida) – a generous pinch
Tamarind – lemon sized ball
Salt – to taste
For the powder:
Oil – 1 tsp
Channa Dal – 1 ½ tbsp
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds – ½ tbsp
Dried Red Chillies – 2
Fenugreek Seeds – ½ tsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Heal oil and roast the entire ingredient ‘for the powder’ as above until golden brown. Allow them to cool and then grind them into fine powder. Now add little water to tamarind and make thick tamarind pulp and keep it aside.
Now add gingely oil to a pan, once the oil is heated simmer it and add mustard, peanuts,  channa dal, urad dal,curry leaves, red chillies, turmeric powder and hing.  Once all are slightly browned add salt as required and allow the mixture to boil for 10 – 15 minutes. When oil begins to separate and the mixture will start oozing out oil at the edges, at this stage switch off.
Take the cooked rice spread it, sprinkle gingely oil on top, and add the pulikaichal mix well without mashing up the rice. Now add the roasted powder and give a quick stir. Keep covered and allow it to rest atleast for 30mins before you serve.
You can also prepare the powder the day before and store them in your refrigerator. So that the it can minimize your time.

Thank you. :)

Preetha Vijay Krishna

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Maha Shivrathri : auspicious occasion for Indians

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We all know Lord ‘Shiva’. He is the supreme God and known to be the transformer in the Hindu Trinity. His biggest day of the Darkest Night is coming, The Maha Shivrathri.
Every month we all observe Shivrathri. However, Maha Shivrathri is one of the biggest, darkest and lengthiest nights and is an auspicious occasion for Indians. It is known to be the most significant and sacred nights of India. Maha Shivrathri this year falls on February 24, 2017 (Tomorrow). This is so special that it is going to be celebrated on Friday, known to be the day for Maha Sakthi.
The reason to celebrate Shivrathri:
Why do we exist in this universe. Do we have a definite answer to this miraculous question. Of course NO. It can be due to a pre-written plan or a chance by. Anything or whatever it may be.
But all of us one day want liberation.
Liberation : We need to be discharged from all the sorrow, pain, suffering, torture, desolation, unhappiness, etc (Even if all are the same, they can act unique at some stages and situations). The power for liberation can only be acquired from Lord Shiva –the legend. The night of Maha Shivarathri should be the prayer night for deliverance.
As said by Manickavachagar in Thiruvasagam, Shiva always holds his devotees close and deep to his heart. By the lyrics “Imai pozhudum en nenjil neengadhan taal vazhga” (I do not leave you even for a fraction of a second). So, it is a special day for devotees of Lord Shiva.
In order to gain Lord Shiva’s attention, we need to utilize this Day. Also, it is said that He is the master of  yoga. It is said that during this darkest night there is a gush of energy flow in human body given by nature.  But this energy is activated only on vertical position. So, you are asked not to lay down positioning horizontal and should be awake in a sitting position throughout this night.
Devotees can chant the Maha Manthiram of Lord Shiva: OM NAMA SHIVAAYA. Also, they can read Shivapuranam, Thiruvilaiyadal Puranam etc. On doing this, we devotees are rewarded with success, prosperity and a long life.
The pooja is split into four sessions. So it goes on like this,
First Session:  From 6pm TO 9pm
Second Session:  From 9pm TO 12 am
Third Session: From 12am TO 3am
Fourth Session: From 3am to 6am
All the four pojas are said to signify man’s life. –childhood, youth, middle age and old age. For each puja, the aradhanai, nivedhanam, bhajan and parayanam will  be different. You can offer Panchamrut made at home to the linga. You can visit  the Shivan temple or observe Shivrathri at your home.
Worshipping gods and their idols with Panchamrut is considered to be highly auspicious.
The Five ingredients used are:
Milk is for the blessing of purity.
Yogurt is for prosperity.
Honey is for sweetness.
Ghee is for victory.
Sugar is for happiness.
Water is for purity.
Whisk 2 cups of curd, add cold milk of ½ cup, now add sugar – ¼ cup, add honey – 1 tabblespoon, and some water to it. You can finally add some basil leaves to this mixture to make this a holy thing.
Wishing all Happy Maha Shivarathri. May Lord Shiva bless us all success and happiness and rescue us from all our sins, sorrows and pains.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Pick, Pack and be Ready

Leisure is how you spend your free time qualitatively on the things that you enjoy and make you relax both mentally and physically. In our daily lives, we do travel but sometimes compelled to spend our free time disinterested, not knowing how to spend it joyfully and wholeheartedly. In olden days, it was very difficult to spot some beautiful and exotic locations for our vacation.

But, in today’s world, information via technology is taking you into unimaginable world. So, with your fingertips you can easily pick out the interesting and most desirable and wanted location of yours to travel. The time spent on a tour, accommodation and the kind of food you have, all these stuffs can be prioritized to your wish. When you are touring to a different environment apart from yours, you tend to meet people of different custom, practices etc. There are surprise moments that we disguise into.

When we talk about transportation, journey in water or space is considered to be the most exotic type. One of the best things you shouldn’t stop doing in your lifetime is to earn money, save money and set out to a tour to the most relishing places of the world.

Here are some of the unbelievable pictures that nature offers us:

Black Sand Beach, Vik, Iceland:
Here these Basalt columns in the pic are the fracture pattern that forms as a result of cooling and cracking of an unusually thick basaltic lava flow. These long geometric Columns are often 50 feet high or more.

Don’t dare to think these images have been staged!

The French Alps

  Iceland's Hidden Airplane Wreck
  The Cliffs Of Moher
Grand Canyon

     Budapest, Hungary

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