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Lotus Resort Konark, Photos

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Photos of Lotus Resort @ Puri, Konark

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Swarnabhoomi Airport


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Swarnabhoomi Airport , Bangkok

A guest blog from my father-in-law.


Yaksha

Yaksha Guarding the Airport at Arrival Wing

Yes, it was the awe striking sight of the Fabulous, Majestic, Wonderful Swarnabhumi Airport ! It seemed as if I have landed on some other planet. I was not walking , instead , the floor was moving , which carried me to the immigration point , about half a kilometer away from the landing point..
In the way, I was surprised to see the sheer beauty of this mag-nificent airport. Everything was so organized, tidy, disciplined and luxurious .
Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy Jahn Architects , and built at a cost of 155 billion THB (3.8 billion US $) Swarn-abhumi Airport is a marvel of Engineering and Architecture. It was named by H.M the King Bhumibol Adulyadej . Swarn-abhumi means the Land of Gold—what Thailand truly is. Coming pages of this blog will reveal how it is true !

Swarnabhumi Airport has the highest Airport Control Tower in the World. It is 132.2 M high. It has the World’s 3rd larg-est single building Airport Terminal, having an area of 5, 63,000 sq M There are two parallel 60 M wide runways of 4 km and 3.7 km length each, and two taxi ways. It has 120 parking bays – 51 with Contact gates and 69 with Remote Gates. It handles 76 Flights per hour, with annual passenger capacity crossing 45 million in addition to 3 MT of Cargo. The Five storied Car park buildings has a parking capacity of 5000 cars at a time.

Other facilities worth mentioning are-107 moving walkways, 102 elevators, 22 baggage conveyor belts, 130 passport control checkpoints for arrivals, 72 for departures, 26 customs control checkpoints for arrivals, 8 for departures, 360 check-in counters. There are 100 additional counters for pas-sengers without luggage, and 83 escalators. etc. Airport staff and officers are ever ready to help you !

The Airport is situated at about 25 km east of Bangkok City and is well connected by modern motorway. There are Re-gional Train services, Sky Train Service (BTS), City Bus service, Public taxis and flat fare Limousine car service etc, which offer excellent service to Airport bound passengers.
On the terminal, there are hundreds of show rooms of world renowned brands of nearly all kinds of consumer goods in-cluding cosmetics and jewelry, duty-free shops, and food counters for the convenience of the passengers

Thailand Lotus


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Wai is the Thai tradition of ‘namaste’

A guest blog from my father-in-law.


Hello Readers! Swatdee khrap!!

Yes, this is what they say in Thai to greet you and wai ! Wai is the Thai tradition of ‘namaste’ with folded hands and bent head in respect.

During my three months’ stay in Thailand, I had the privilege to tour the country extensively and feel the various aspects of Thai life and culture closely. They are extremely good people – polite, well mannered, soft spoken and disciplined. Their hospitality is striking, art & architecture – splendid and awe inspiring!

This tour made me spellbound. I had no other way to express my heartiest compliments and regards for this beautiful country and its people, than to compile my sweet memories in this blog, which will be coming regularly to you on this site, provided you keep on visiting it, which I am sure – you will not like to miss.

The tour has been depicted through photographs. I have let the pictures tell all! Words have been used seldom, because the eye of the lens sees all , that words cannot express! As the pages come to you, the amazing Thailand unfolds!

Have you noticed the size of the Lotus in the canal behind me! Can you believe your eyes ! This is Thai specialty!! Much more is coming – be ready to feast your eyes and imagination.

Thailand Lotus

Thailand Lotus

Hope you will enjoy!

G.C.sharma

Baked Palak Paneer Recipe


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Baked Palak Paneer

Simple vegetarian dish made with paneer(cottage cheese) and palak(spinach).You can use your home oven to bake it.

Ingredients [ to serve 4 ]

  1. Spinach – 1/2 Kg.
  2. Paneer(Cottage Cheese) – 100 gms., cut into cubes
  3. Onion – 1 small, diced
  4. Tomato – 1 small,diced
  5. Butter – 3 tbsp.
  6. Bay Leaves – 2 or 3
  7. Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp.
  8. Salt – To taste
  9. Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tbsp.
  10. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  11. Green Chillis – 3 Or 4
  12. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tbsp.
  13. Corriander Powder – 1/4 tbsp.
  14. Cumin Powder – 1/4 tbsp.
  15. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tbsp.
  16. Vegetable Oil – As needed

Preparation Method

  1. Mix ginger/garlic paste, green chillis and spinach in water. Pressure cook it for 7-8 mins.
  2. Cut the paneer into small cubes. Keep two cubes for garnishing.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, cumin seeds and chopped onions. Fry on medium heat untill the onions are dark brown.
  4. Add all other spices mentioned in the ingredients list and stir well.
  5. Mix ginger/garlic paste, green chillis and spinach in water. Pressure cook it for 7-8 mins.
  6. Take a pan and fry the paneer cubes in butter untill they turn slightly brown.
  7. Mix ginger/garlic paste, green chillis and spinach in water. Pressure cook it for 7-8 mins.
  8. Add the cooked spinach to the fried paneer and mix well.
  9. Put the mixture into a baking try, add rest of the butter and bake for 30 mins. at 180 degrees.
  10. Grate the paneer kept for garnishing and spread it over the preparation.
  11. Add tomato and onions (if you want) to garnish, as shown in the image.
  12. You are ready to eat!
Capsicum Paneer Recipe


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Capsicum Paneer

Perfect vegetarian dish when you are in a hurry. Or, when your husband brings guests without letting you know. Prepare this paneer dish in just 15-20 mins…(Capsicum is also called green bell-pepper)

Ingredients [ to serve 4 ]

  1. Paneer(Cottage Cheese) – 100 gms., cut into cubes
  2. Capsicum (Green Bell-Pepper) – 1 large size, cut into cubes
  3. Capsicum (Red Bell-Pepper) – 1 large size, cut into cubes
  4. Onion – 1 small, diced
  5. Tomato – 1 small,diced
  6. Salt – To tasteBlack Pepper Powder – 1/4 tbsp.
  7. Vegetable Oil – As needed

Preparation Method

  1. Put oil in a pan and add all the vegetables mentioned above.
  2. Fry all of them for 5-10 mins.
  3. Add salt and black pepper powder according to taste.
  4. Fry for another 5 mins.5.
  5. You are ready to eat!
Chana Masala Recipe


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Chana Masala

Simple but delicious preparation of chana (grams) with potatos… Again a vegeterian dish

Ingredients [ to serve 2 ]

  1. Kala Chana (Black Gram,Large Size) – 1/2 Kg.
  2. Onion – 1 chopped
  3. Tomato – 1 chopped
  4. Garlic/Ginger Paste – 1 tbsp.
  5. Cloves & Badi Ilaychi – 2-3 Nos.
  6. Bay Leaves – 2 Nos.
  7. Curry Paste(Or Dhania , Jeera Powder) – 2 tbsp.
  8. Corriander Leaves – Few
  9. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tbsp.
  10. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp.
  11. Salt – To taste
  12. Vegetable Oil – 5 tbsp

Preparation Method

  1. Soak chana overnight in water and cook it in pressure cooker
  2. In a pan heat oil.
  3. Add colves, ilaychi, bay leaves , onion and fry till they turn brown.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, tomato, ginger/garlic paste and the curry paster(you can add dhania, jeera powder if you do not have curry paste) and stir well.
  5. Now add chana and cover it.
  6. Let it cook for 10-12 mins. on medium flame.
  7. Garnish it with coriander leaves….you are ready to serve

 

Chole Masala


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Chole Masala

World’s simplest preparation of Kabuli (Or Chole) Chana with mouth watering taste. A vegetarian’s delight.

Ingredients [ to serve 4 ]

  1. Chana – 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1
  3. Tomato – 1
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Dhania powder – 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp.
  7. Garam masala powder-1 tbsp.
  8. Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  9. Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  11. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  12. Curd – 2 tbsp

Preparation Method

  1. Soak chana in water overnight.
  2. Cut onion and tomato.Grind and make paste
  3. Heat oil in a pan add Cumin seeds,bay leaves and fry for few seconds and then add the above paste and ginger garlic paste fry til the oil starts to separate
  4. Now mix together red chilli powder,turmeric powder,dhania powder,garam masala powder,salt and curd and fry them in medium heat(or flame) for 5 minutes .
  5. Add water to make thick gravy.Bring the gravy to boil.Add chola and stir well.Cook over medium heat for 7-8 minutes
  6. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves,green chillis and onion