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Recipe - Vagherela bhaat (spicy curd rice)

I've been cooking food since a couple of years now, ranging from a full Indian menu to a simple one-off filling dish. This is my first attempt at noting down a recipe on a blog!
This is a 20 min simple recipe, for spicy curd rice, or Vagherela bhaat as we call it in Gujarati.

Ingredients (serves 2):

1 cup basmati rice2 tbsp sunflower / vegetable oil1 tsp mustard seeds1 tomato1 finger chilli4 tbsp plain / greek yoghurt1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powderPinch of asafoetida powderSalt to tasteFreshly chopped coriander (to garnish)


1. Take one cup of rice, add three cups of water and cook it on medium flame.

2. Cook it until it looks like this:

3. Take 2 tbsp vegetable / sunflower oil, 1tsp mustard seeds and put it on low flame; let the mustard seeds splutter.

4. Add 1 finely chopped tomato, 1 green finger chilli (optional) and cook it a bit on low flame.

5. Add 4 tbsp plain / greek yoghurt, 1tsp red paprika powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of asafoetida and cookin…

Movie review - Spiderman - Homecoming

Marvel has come out with yet another awesome movie, now with my second most favorite (a close second to IronMan) in the Marvel multi-verse - Spiderman. It was a very fresh and modern reboot of Spiderman, with a brilliant performance by Tom Holland! It is aptly named, "homecoming", and they couldn't have welcomed back the super hero in the Avengers space in a better way!
I will give the movie a solid 8.5 / 10. It was an entertaining movie throughout, and I found myself rooting for the 15-year-old Spiderman the entire time! The movie hit all the correct notes for me (more details below).
Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched the movie, and care about spoilers, stop reading now!

+1 - No background story
We all know how Spiderman came to be. We have seen it in two movies! This movie doesn't focus on that part, which gives it a lot of room to develop the character of Peter Parker otherwise! No more uncle Ben's sad accident or the accidental spider bite which turned hi…