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Recipe - Vagherela bhaat (spicy curd rice)

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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)

Recipe:

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

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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…