Monday, March 2, 2015

Coriander Chicken – Indian Style

This recipe has been given by one of my friends, who is actually from Bangalore. I asked her once whether it is a Karnataka special or  Andra special,  her  mother  is a  kannadiga  and her father  is  a  Telugu, but she said this particular dish is her mother’s favourite. I tried it once and it came out well and somehow i liked its fresh Coriander Leaves flavour and it became one of my favourties

Serves 4 -5

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 1kg(cut into 10 pieces)
  • Coriander Leaves – 100 gm(fresh)
  • red chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • ginger – 1" piece
  • garlic – 6 flakes
  • onion – 250 gm(finely sliced)
  • tomato – 3 medium
  • oil – 1 tbsp

Garam masala:

  • saunf – 1/4 tsp
  • cinnamon – 1/2
  • clove – 2
  • salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

  • wash and drain chicken pieces, keep aside
  • grind half of the onion sliced and tomatoes together to a smooth paste
  • grind ginger, garlic, Coriander Leaves, redchilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala to a fine paste
  • heat oil in a heavy bottomed skillet and fry the remaining sliced onion till it turns brown
  • add ground onion and tomato paste and saute till it is fragrant
  • add ground ginger-garlic and the remaining paste and saute till the oil separates
  • add chicken pieces, turmeric powder, 1 cup of water and salt to taste
  • mix well, cover and cook until the meat becomes tender

serve hot with rice or chappatti or with anything of your choice

Note: If u like u can add little coconut grind to a paste

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Categorizing my blog posts as separate sub domains

I write about different topics which are of my interest, but my readers may not be interested in everything that I am interested and I write about. After receiving some feedbacks from my regular readers, I decided to categorize my blog posts into separate sub-domains so that the readers can follow only the blogs that they are interested. I am using Blogger to host all my blogs, yes I do not get the comfort of coding as I used to do when I was using WordPress. But to be honest, this platform is more than enough for me for my current needs. There are some options to migrate to WordPress, I need to do in the future. I am using Google Adsense for my blog monetization and I am very soon starting to write about different proven ways to make money online.
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  1. Personal Thoughts
  2. Recipes
  3. Mysore
  4. Maldives
  5. Technology Updates
  6. Clinic Management System
  7. Camera Shots
  8. Health Tips
  9. Make Money Online
  10. FreePedia
I have reposted some of my old posts related to Maldives where I spend more than 6 months in a year. Please stay connected. I will be updating on the developments on my FaceBook page.
Anybody interested in joining me as Guest Writer, you are welcome. Please get in touch with me for getting the invite as Author.
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Bachelor's Special – Chicken Recipe

Bachelor’s special is  an easy to cook chicken curry recipe. Preparation time is amazingly low and the bachelors can get rid off the  usual hotel taste and try this,  surely you will enjoy my recipe.

Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 1 (800 gm)
  • potato – 3 medium(cubed)
  • tomato – 2 medium(cubed)
  • onion – 4 medium(finely sliced)
  • ginger – 1 tbsp(julienned)
  • garlic – 1 tbsp(julienned)
  • chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • coriander powder – 11/2 tbsp
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • pepper – 2 tsp
  • oil – 2 tbsp
  • coriander leaves – 2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  • curry leaves – 2 tbsp
  • salt to taste

Method Of Preparation:

  • Cut chicken into 1″ piece, wash and strain using a colander
  • add salt to taste, turmeric powder, half of the chilly powder and pepper and mix well and keep aside
  • heat oil in a wok/kadhai, saute ginger-garlic pieces till its raw smell disappears
  • add onion and fry till the oil separates
  • add chicken pieces and fry till the pieces become firm on medium heat
  • add the remaining chilly powder, coriander powder and pepper and fry for a minute on low heat
  • add cubed tomatoes,potatoes, curry leaves, salt to taste(if needed)  and 1 cup of water, cover and cook on medium
  • heat till the chicken pieces are done well
  • reduce the heat and cook on low heat without covering until the gravy thickens
  • add finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well and remove it from the fire
  • serve it hot with rice of your choice or chappatti
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Friday, February 27, 2015

How to maximize your Google Adsense revenue?

As I have described in my previous posts that Google Adsense is the best program for new blogs and the set up is very simple. You do not need to deal with the advertisers directly buy Google Adsense serves ads to your blog your website. Google has two programs which connects advertisers to publishers. Google Adwords is a program for advertisers and Google Adsense is a program for publishers or webmasters. Advertisers buy ads and pay for it and Google servers these ads to publishers through Google Adsense.

Most of the publishers find that the revenue generated from Google adsense is not even enough to pay their hosting charges, but there are many website owners / publishers who earn good from this program

Factors deciding the revenue for Google Adsense

  1. Traffic
  2. Ad placement
  3. Ad styling
  4. Quality content
  5. High paying keywords
  6. Ad Sizes

Traffic

Traffic is the most important factor that effects your Google Adsense revenue. If you do not have much traffic, the do no expect much revenue. You get paid only for the clicks that are generated from the ads placed using the Google Adsense code. If you do no have good number of visitors then there will be less clicks and the revenue will be very low. You can even earn from Adsense using others traffic using adsense revenue sharing portals. I have given some tips to increase your increase your traffic in my earlier posts.

Ad Placement

Ad placement is very important for increase your Google Adsense revenue. You have the flexibility to place the Google adsense ads at places where you want to keep. You should place the ads in way that they are visible to your visitors. The biggest advantage of Google Adsense is that it shows ads relevant to the content of the page.

Ad Styling and right format

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You can place different kinds of ads like text ads, image ads, linked units with different sizes. You also have the flexibility to style your ads. You should create the ads which look natural with the content. You need to blend the ads into your pages so that the visitors do not feel that they are going to click on any ads

Quality Content

Before even thinking of placing ads on your blog, you should have good content which should make your blog attractive to the visitors. Do not make people think that your blog is just a MFA site.

High Paying keywords

If you have used Google adwords, you should be knowing how much does a keyword bid goes. If you have content which has topic / content which has keywords with high value, then the payment for such clicks are very high. If you have checked the reports of your Google Adsense earnings, you may find that the pay rate for every click is different. I am using Google adsense in different websites and every website has different content. Some websites fetch me more than US$ 1.00 per click and some clicks, just less than US$ 0.02. There are many websites giving information about highly paid keywords which you can find by Googling. I do not want to go in details of that as its against the Google Terms and conditions

Ad Sizes

There is option to get different sizes of ads. I have found ads with size 300 x 250 gives good click through rate again that depends on the layout of your blog. You should select the right Ad size for your blog and go through the Adsense revenue sharing reports ad decide the best and try different ad sizes.

These are few tips that should boost your Google Adsense revenue. I would like to remind you that you should always work according to the terms and conditions of Google adsense and never try to get more earnings by clicking on your own ads or ask anybody to click on the ads or you will get your Google adsense account banned. You can even earn from Google Adsense using Revver if you have Video posts and Google Adsense revenue sharing portals are other way to maximize your Google adsense income.

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Chicken curry recipe

In usual chicken curry, chicken pieces are served in lot of gravy but this chicken curry is little bit dry. I cooked it as a side dish for the vegetable fried rice on my daughter’s birthday. She prefers to have chicken fry to curry but to create a fry feel, i cooked this curry a bit dry. Try this, because it does not take much of your time.

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Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 500 gms
  • Kashmiri Chilly powder – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp, freshly ground
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 4, split
  • Curry leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 medium, sliced
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped

Method of Preparation:

  • Wash and strain chicken pieces, rub chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper and salt to it and keep aside for 30 mins
  • Heat oil in a wide non-stick pan or kadai, fry ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves and green chilly
  • Stir in chicken pieces, and fry until the chicken pieces become firm
  • Stir in onion and cook without covering until the oil separates
  • Add 100 ml water and cover and cook for 10 mins over simmering
  • Add Fresh coriander leaves, cover and cook for 2-3 mins, until the gravy becomes dry and all the chicken pieces are covered with enough masala
  • Turn off stove, sprinkle garam masala and mix well, cover it for 2-3 mins
  • Serve it hot with rice, roti, or with anything of your choice

Note: If you want gravy, add 1 cup of coconut milk or 1 tbsp of corn flour dissolved in 1 cup of water.

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