Monday, 31 August 2009

Live Coding

A couple of days back, i was watching an interesting demo in the BBC about 'Live Coding'. Live coding is nothing but on-the fly programming in which the program is modified while its running without stopping or restarting. Its is the process of writing computer code, in real time, to compose and play music or any kind of animation. This may not sound be very easy but its visually more attractive. You can make your own one man live music band with the computer.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Onion Pakoda - (This is my first recipe to be published on popular RR DGS March newsletter)

Onion Pakoda is a crispy, crunchy teatime snack in Southern parts of India. Cooking time is very less and i make it very quick when there’s an unexpected guest at home. Onion has good healing properties and hence used as a key ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines. Adding onion in our day-to-day cooking helps boost up the immune system of our body in the long run.
Red Onions – 3 medium sized Gram Flour – 1 cup (Approximately 100 gms)
Rice Flour – 2 tsps Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Hot chilli pepper – 1 Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – a pinch Garlic – 2 cloves
Sunflower Oil – 100 ml Salt – 1 tsp
Water – ½ cup

  • Peel the skin of onion and garlic and coarsely chop them lengthwise
  • Finely chop the hot chilli pepper
  • In a large bowl mix the rest of the ingredients into the gram flour one after the other by sprinkling water little by little. It should be between dough and a batter consistency, which is sticky but not watery.

Cooking Method: Heat the oil in a large frying pan for about 10 minutes on a medium flame. Now add small portions of the pakoda mix into the oil by using a fork and deep fry until it becomes crisp.
Serving Suggestion:
Should be served hot. Goes well with any sauce or dips.

Tips for Weight Watchers:
While making the pakoda mix add 2 more teaspoons of rice flour. Split the pakoda mix into small portions and top it up with oil of your choice and roast it in the grill.

Technology & Cooking

Although the reason behind naming my blog is to write about technology , cooking and my places of visit, my focus is only on technology and cooking. Hereafter i'm planning to blog only about these to make it more focussed.