Thursday, April 10, 2014

Online Shopping with Cashkaro.com-Cash Karo Aish Karo

I may not look traditional, but when it comes to shopping, I prefer doing it the traditional way. Click! Click! and purchase was never my choice. Now all this may sound very typical to many, but the incidence which I am about to share is 99.9% real and very recent.
now 'Leopard' print has two qualities 1) its always in trend and 2) ladies love leopard print in any size shape color and form. It's a fact accepted by all. On my last visit to Sarojni nagar market I saw a sling bag in leopard print, with the perfect color combination, having small metal bars to hold on to, if not using sling, nearly perfect shape and size. One look was enough for me to get hypnotized to buy that bag. Now for all those who don't know about Sarojni nagar market - it's a flea market where all the sellers use their expert marketing skills to sell as much as they could and the ladies use their god gifted super powers of bargaining, leading to fail all the marketing strategies. So the mantra is " the purchasing price is always less than half of selling price."
Getting back to the bag. The offering price by the seller was of Rs1050. Going by the mantra, I proposed Rs 500. to which he said 'namashkar' to me. That means he was not at all interested in selling the bag at that price. I further came to Rs600, to which he said ' my final offer is Rs1000.' My sane mind did not allowed me to buy anything of that price from sarojni. With a heavy heart I came home.
Now, one time I was on this third world called Facebook. The water on this world is called advertisement. It actually worked as a life saver to me when i saw exactly the same bag being flashed on one of the advertisement. And the Click Click began, which immediately redirected me to the details of the bag and most importantly Price of the bag. Which to my disbelief was of Rs750. Well it was more than what i offered but way less than the vendor was selling it for. No shipping charges no extra tax no hidden cost. The net value was 750 rupees. Since then Click Click has always been by choice. My online shopping experience now has a new catch. I not only shop but I also earn while I shop! Earning while spending seems impossible but Cashkaro.com has made it believe and has made spending money as likable as ever. Since I am a food blogger my first purchase from cashkaro.com was a "six in one slicer and grater"

Using cashkaro.com is no rocket science. It involves very few and easy steps to be followed. What is necessary is to have an account with cashkaro.com. Start doing window shopping and you may like something to buy. they have some amazing coupons too with some of their shops. Click on the link and you will be directed to the deal or coupons that you have found. Add the require item you desire to buy to the cart. You may or may not have to use coupons all the time, as their might be some discounts already taking rounds. Do not worry about your Cash Back as they will be tracked, added to your account in the earnings section of your account. You can get your earnings redeemed once they reach Rs250. What all is required is, go to the retailer site from cashkaro and shop, everything else would be done automatically. 
All this has made my online shopping worthy, easy, convenient and its filling my pockets at the same time. Cashkaro is genius online shopping website & my experience was superb.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy


For Koftas
Paneer                              150 gms
Boiled Spinach                   25 to 30 leaves
Bread Crumbs                    3 bread slices
Cornflour                            1 Tbsp
Ajawain                              1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder               1/4 tsp
Oil                                      3 Cups
Garam Masala                    1/4 tsp
Salt                                     1/2 tsp

Method for Koftas
In  a mixing bowl combine boiled and chopped spinach leaves, paneer, bread crumbs, cornflour,salt, ajwain, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix very well. Prepare koftas from the ready batter and keep aside.
Heat oil in a deep bottom pan. 

Deep fry the koftas till crisp and golden brown in color. Remove and drain on absorbent paper. Keep aside.

For Makhni Gravy
Butter                                 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds                       1/4 tsp
Tomato Puree                     1 cup
Red chilli Powder                1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder                    1/4tsp
GG Paste                            1/2 Tbsp
Coriander Powder               1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup                  1 Tbsp
Cashew nut Paste                10 Cashew
Cold Milk                            half cup
Fresh Cream                        2 Tbsp
Kasoori Methi                      1 tsp
Garam Masala                      1/4 tsp
Salt                                      to taste

Method for Makhni Gravy
To prepare Makhni gravy heat butter in a pan along with cumin seeds, red chilly powder, coriander powder and ginger garlic paste. Simmer the fire.  Fry for a second. Add tomato puree. Cook for two to three minutes. Add salt and mix. Add Tomato ketchup and cashewnut paste. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add half cup of water. Stir. Add cold milk. Mix. Now add cream. Cook for another two minutes. Switch off the fire. Add garam masala and kasoori methi.
For serving place Palak Koftas in a serving dish and spread gravy. Garnsih with cream and serve hot with roti or nan.