Fried Vegetable Crispy Rolls

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The Fried Vegetable Rolls is a popular Starter. Made of a large assortment of veggies, ranging from potatoes to beans and capsicum, this yummy starter is excitingly flavored with spices. It is a perfect starter for any party or gathering because there is something in it for everybody. It has been highly appreciated by all my guests who have tried it. Whenever I invite people for dinner, they ask if I will be serving crispy veggie rolls! Relish this starter hot and fresh, with tomato ketchup. You can serve these as a meal, wrapped in a tortilla or stuffed into a pita bread, or you can have them as an appetizer served on a skewer or toothpick with a side of my delicious, garlicky yogurt sauce
Hope this recipe pleases your crowd as well! Let’s see how to make yummy delicious Crispy vegetable rolls here..

2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
5 tbsp boiled green peas
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for deep-frying


1. Combine the plain flour and approx. ¾ cup of water in a deep bowl, whisk well and keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the green chillies and ginger- garlic paste, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
3. Add the french beans and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
4.Add the chilli powder and soy sauce, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds
5.Add the potatoes, green peas and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
6.Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a roll shape.
7. Dip each roll into the prepared plain flour-water mixture so that it is evenly coated on all the sides.
8. Roll it in bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
9. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few balls at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in color from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
10. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.


Kalaa Manjari – Creativity Centre In Chennai!!

Hey friends

I recently came across a unique workshop *series to be* conducted by Kalaa Manjari and *The Color Company once a month in Chennai..*called ‘CREATIVITY FOR ADULTS ” starting January 2018! The main Aim of these workshop is to act as a Destresser and therapeutic exercise for Adults as adults also need an avenue to display their creative skills and do something different from their regular routine !! The first workshop in this series called Home Decor Workshop will be conducted by the highly talented Aarti Sivaramakrishnan on January 30th 2018 between 10- 1 pm for 1900/- only ! 2 lovely Home Decor items 1 Tray and 1 Photo Frame will be made using*
Techniques such as priming, basic acrylic painting, stenciling, de-stress ingredients, finishing with varnish will be taught in this workshop. Not only this you can take home the 2 pieces of finished home decor products, a tray and a photo frame painted in two different styles (traditional and shabby chic).

To register call 98404 21305 / 0442431 2676

The location for this workshop will be at Kalaa Manjari 6/12, first street , Venus Colony , Alwarpet , Chennai – 600018.

Kalaa Manjari offers interesting and diverse activity options for children and parents Started in the year 2009. The Founder of Kalaa Manjari is Mrs. Jayashree Chinne Narayanan who is the wife of Well known Actor Chinni Jayanth She is passionate about Nurturing Talent and Skilling children with skill sets that go beyond Academy!

The moto of Kalaa Manjari is to strongly believe in the Tag line ‘Beyond Academics’. For a well rounded child in today’s competitive world, they need to be exposed to skills beyond academic is focused well here in this academy!! The interiors are very colorful which ot only attract kids also parents gets impressed and start loving this atmosphere..

Kalaa Manjari is a Creativity Centre conducting classes for children. It provides multiple classes in a single premise. The classes currently introduced for children are Global Art classes, Guitar, Keyboard, Chess, English for Children,6 in 1 Maths Brain Train , Karate ,Storytelling ,Phonetics, Shloka and English & Tamil Handwriting classes.Public Speaking , Finger Print Analysis (Dermatoglyphics )and Happtitude Board Games based Workshop The centre has tied up with experienced instructors for all their classes.

The centre has tied up with a Malaysian based company called Global Art for its Art classes .The English handwriting classes are held in association with Hand-Writing Skills . The centre also wants to add many innovative and meaningful classes in the near future thereby helping in the overall personality development. They also offer trained instructors for all their classes,excellent ambience, A/C class rooms, child friendly atmosphere and an option to learn multiple classes under one roof !!!

They are planning to introduce many innovative and unique classes which will felicitate an overall personality enhancement and this is the first step they are conducting this workshop. I request all my viewers and readers you should try this workshop were you can learn many things..

From 2018 , Kalaa Manjari has extended Creativity to Adults too ! With the increase in Stress levels , we felt that working hands on on making and creating High End and Creative Home Decor items , adults can destress and be creatively engaged !! With this vision in mind , Kalaa Manjari has tied up with The Colour Company to offer once a month workshops for Adults..

For more details contact the below details…

You can check Kalaa Manjari website here to know more about it Like and follow their FB page link for regular updates

If you wanna see your child a all rounder make them sure join in Kalaa Manjari activity centre…

If you want to become a all-rounder don’t miss this workshop… It’s really worth a try for sure!!!

The Luxury Affair – RWA and RAZZMATAZZ Wedding Awards 2017

On the Christmas evening got a chance to go attend a Razzmatazz Wedding Awards 2017. A wedding is not just a celebration of the union of man and woman, but also a celebration of love and friendship, strengthened by family. Its a joy for a lifetime with amazing crazy memories..


The Razzmatazz Wedding Awards is the part of THE LUXURY AFFAIR, which conducts six main events to bring more vogue and royalty in the city. The LUXURY AFFAIR event tree is followed by; Lifestyle Awards, Lifestyle Fashion Show, Luxury Lifestyle Expo, The Beach Affair, Wedding Expo and the upcoming one is Razzmatazz Wedding Awards, these are the main talk of the town.


With the help of this three days gathering of the same fraternity will give a huge chance of business to the players of the same market. With the help of this gathering they can share and gain the experiences, it will give a huge chance to the budding players to network and take another step towards the eminence.

This Award show will give a chance to the audience to choose their favourites for their or their loved one’s special day. From scratch to the closing stages, this three days award and fashion show will be only solution. This award show will be based on the voting system, no pre judgement will be happening.


The first day 5 Top designers showcased the bridal designs.Totally loved the fashion houses like studio9696 by Sandeep & Ekta, Soucika Bridal Botique, Rithikawho rally established and displayed the fashion ramps very gracefully.
The show stoppers were Surya Ganapathy, Kiki Vijay, Abhirami Iyer.
The fashion show was choreographed by Priya Manikandan which featured bridal couture by top designers from the city. There was also a live performance from Krishna Iyer& Band with cocktails.

The second day of the exhibition will see the Razzmatazz Wedding Awards taking place in the evening across Twenty Four categories were awarded. Actress Akshara Gowda, Actress Sakshi Agarwal, Actress Poonam Kaur and Actor Santhosh Prathap handed out the awards to the winners.
It is one stop destination for all your wedding needs, a great platform to network and get to know more about the business and who’s who of the industry. Join us in the extravaganza and help us make it large. Check out the glimpse of the fashion walk here…

Razzmatazz Wedding Awards 2017
Is a celebration of Excellence given By the People

” Winners are the True Heroes who make the difference !!

How Parents can Redefine Infant’s Health with Micronutrients

The body and mind are one of the few constants in everyone’s life, and thus – treating them right is the only way to keep it fully functional, at all times. When we talk about a fully functioning body, healthy food is the first thing that comes to our mind. As they say – food is to the body as fuel to an engine, and we surely cannot argue with that. The food needs vary at different stages of life, depending on the changing physical and mental requirements. If these needs are left unattended, they can cause several serious health hazards. Micronutrient deficiency is one such health issue, that arises from lack of awareness in proper food habits, especially in infants.
During the growing months of an infant, there are some developmental stages which act as key milestones for proper physical growth and mental development. These milestones are greatly dictated by dietary needs of the baby. If these dietary requirements are not met properly, it can have adverse effects on these growth milestones. A delay in speech development, impaired cognition, poor eyesight, or weakened hand and body coordination, can all be results of below normal micronutrient intakes.
The fact that micronutrients are essential in a baby’s diet is rather less known, which makes parents of the newborn babies make mistakes, that can be avoided with proper knowledge. While kids are often fed with enough macronutrients, the need for micronutrients – which constitute vitamins and minerals, mostly remain unmet.
A different approach is needed towards food choices, to deal with this problem. It is advised to parents, that they don’t stick to just the foods that are prepared for other adult members of the family, and rather prepare a different food base for infants, which are rich in micronutrients. The need for micronutrients is maximum during the first 1000 days after birth, when physical growth and mental development are at their peak. These micronutrients support this initial phase of life, by providing the body with appropriate nutrition it needs for proper functioning.
A healthy diet is a key to healthy body and mind. Your baby will thank you later for the efforts you put nurturing him/her now. Therefore, be wise and make healthier food choices for your newborn.
Happy parenting to you.

Interviewing Candidates is easy now with INTERVIEWDESK!!!

The biggest wealth of a company is the workforce. To hire the best talent for their company is really so much difficult.  Each company has to spend many days to choose a perfect staff. However, they will have to be trained in the company without the right people.  With an enormous amount of sourcing channels spread across the internet, identifying a talent is becoming easier nowadays. But we never knew the most toughest part for an HR from any company is to engage the talent and give them the best interview experience…

Recently got an invite to attend the launch event of ‘InterviewDesk’ at Hotel Radisson Blu, Chennai. I was very excited to attend this event as I am searching some online freelance job to do from home in my free time. So , I reached on time to the venue the event was organised very good and we were asked to sit. Mr. Kiruba Shankar the host for the event started the event by asking some questions related to job  enquiries. It was really a interesting one. Then he introduced Mr. PichuMani Duraraj, the CEO of the InterviewDesk spoke about his experience how he started this InterviewDesk….


The Chief Appraisers of the event were:

  1. Mr.Manikandan Thangarathnam, Director of Engineering, Amazon
  2. Mr. Arasu Shanker, CEO,
  3. Mrs. Latha Pandiyarajan, Managing Director, Varam Capital
  4. Mr. Kamalakkan Purushothamam, Regional Director, NASSCOM 


The Chief Motivators of the Company were:

  1. Mr.Kumar Vembu, CEO & Founder of GoFrugal Technologies
  2. Mr. Bhupesh Nagarajan, Executive Director, Indira Projects, and Development
  3. Mr. Jawahar Nesan, Vice Chancellor, Saveetha University
  4. Mr. Lokesh Kanagaraj, Film Director



Pichumani’s Speech about Interviewdesk:

He says with fast growth companies, the complexity of recruiting increases drastically. The requirements for people with varying skill sets and high end specialization increases. Let’s face it .  It’s not possible for a recruitment manager in a company to be exposed to all these technologies .Without in depth knowlegde, it’s not possible to ask the right questions and consequently, not able to hire the right people . This is where the Interviewdesk model brilliantly works . Interviewdesk follows a marketplace model, which helps to attract interviewers with varying skills. This way we are able to attract interviewers who have decades of experience in the right fields to ask right questions. The marketplace model gives us tremendous advantage of scaling up real quick across all geographies  As a member of the HR community , I have met up with various HR  heads who have time and time again expressed the need to enhance the efficiency of recruiting offers exactly this service . InterviewDesk model here is very clear. You can select the right people at right time by selecting suitable interviewers in different areas. There are many pioneers in the HR community and many research and I’ve created my team and this INTERVIEW DESK. So we hope to get your support.

Why to choose InterviewDesk:

  1. Save time and money spent on hiring

  2. The best talent with niche skill is now yours

  3. Get paid for interviewing

  4. Show us your exceptional skills, Get recognized


InterviewDesk is  India’s first on demand interviewer platform which work on a unique concept of outsourced interviewing model which helps the organization save 50% of time and cost spent on hiring. To be precise, Built as a marketplace model they are working towards the vision of builiding India’s largest interviewing community.

I can now easily get a online job saving my time with the help of InterviewDesk. As well not worried about my son’s job anymore as i will guide hime to join InterviewDesk!!!

Check their website to know more details about InterviewDesk


“The post has been written in collaboration with InterviewDesk”. 

This eating season – Let’s go local -RAJ SNACKS!!


Hi friends What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think about food in Chennai??? Im a big foodie and I always carve for  khakra sandwich and paani puri homade as well in Raj snacks … Raj bhaiya always make us yummy sandwiches, puffs corn cannopes , paani puri etc… Whenever i gt time i hang out to raj snacks and enjoy food unlimited with my friends as well family …

I wonder always these small vendors earn how much and how popular they are ??? They do lot of hard work but earn less as they give us food at cheaper rat.. So i thought to write about these vendors  mainly my favorite Raj snacks  and make them famous in online…. I always order Kakra sandwich which is my favoriteand my kids love paani puri …

khakra sandwich

Raj snacks where the speciality is…

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Dialogue in the dark-A place that teach the value of eyes.

Have you ever experienced the darkness.. Yes,  it’s a Blindfolded experience 😋 which really made us feel the importance of the things we are blessed with….. Hanging out with friends become casual now but sure try this place to hang out as I’m damn sure it will be a completely different experience. Discover the senses. Walk through the dark under the guidance of a blind……



I was invited by Chennai Bloggers Club struck in traffic got a bit late so missed the first batch. Mr Ananth Narayanan, manager of the hotel greeted us and asked to wait for the second batch… I and my fellow bloggers were waiting eagerly and excited to experience the language of Dark….. I totally didn’t have any idea of this new restaurant was so much excited and plenty of questions raised in my mind…


Mr Ananth said I can’t answer you anything now but you will surely, enjoy and it will be a great experience for sure. We asked to keep our belongings, mobile, watch all in a locker as there is a pin drop darkness inside… I’m pure vegetarian so got a flower shaped token and my friends got diamond shape token as they are non-vegetarian… We were given a stick and the much awaited time has come to enter the dialogue in the dark…..


We were four girls as we entered we got introduced to Janaki who guided us from the beginning till we came out… We entered everything is totally dark we touched the walks using the sticks move forward. First, we experienced birds chirping sound, waterfalls sound and we crossed the waterfall through shaky broken bridge. It was really a thrilling experience… We played many games like feeling the alphabet finding a word, played cricket one by one Janaki found the ball correctly she was guiding us perfectly I asked her can she see us. She said you will come to know and the main attraction was jewellery exhibition touching, feeling and find wat type of jewellery and details about it .  And when I attended the jewellery exhibition in the dark, not only did I learn to feel, I also learned to differentiate and most importantly I learned to appreciate. It took near about one hour to complete our darkness tour…Then, atlast we had amazing food served by Velu… A tiffin box served to veg people… It was delicious. When they came ys to drop out we realise that they were blind.. Tears filled my eyes but It was really a great experience and I ask everyone should visit at least once here to know the value of darkness.. It’s really an Amazing experience…. truly beautiful……



I see so many things but when I close my eyes I can’t feel most of them. I don’t stop by and appreciate the beauty, the simplicity and the intricate details of the beauty of everyday things. Since we weren’t allowed to take any pictures, I have to write a thousand words and well, I do have a thousand words of how I felt….. .


I’m damn sure it will be a really tough challenge for them. At the time of inception, most of their visitors understood Dialogue in the Dark as a charitable organisation, some understood it as a darkness entertainment centre, some understood it as blindness simulation, etc. This has been by and far the most challenging aspect of their business.

Excited? Go and visit Dialogue in the dark……

Lunch costs Rs 350+ taxes. The restaurant is located in top floor of Express Avenue Mall


#ProjectThiramai – A CSR by Pepsico & Smile foundation

‘Project Thiramai’ was kicked off by PepsiCo right after the 2015 Chennai floods, to equip underprivileged women with skills that would essentially improve their livelihood to a varying degree. 235 women from 12 villages such as Mamandur, Thabalmedu (Palamathur), Natarajapuram, Nelvoy and Salavakkam among others focused on health and livelihood enhancement through this vocational training program, which was implemented by Smile Foundation. I witnessed this event where these women were felicitated with certificates and sewing machines as a part of Project Thiramai after receiving proficient training in tailoring.


The initiative ran over the duration of three months. The training also incorporated repair and management of sewing machines so that students were not dependent on external help, thus saving them money and time. Special attention was given to the holistic development of these students. This initiative has been running three programs across these villages— Smile on Wheels (mobile health vans), a School health program and project Thiramai for women empowerment.


Smile Foundation is a national level development organization directly benefiting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through more than 200 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

PepsiCo India has been a partner and a contributor to the growth of Tamil nadu since 1989. Pepsico India and its partners have five manufacturing facilities in the State , creating employment for more than 15,000 people through manufacturing , sales and distribution initiatives.. The company currently works with more than 400 farmers across the state for better cultivation practices and sourcing. Its direct seeding initiative for rice has helped farmers reduce the water consumption by 30% and helped save 1.5 billion litres of water


The dignitaries present in the event were
Mr. MC Sampath, Hon’ Minister for Industries,
Mr P.Thangamani Hon’ Minister for Electricity, Excise & Prohibition, Government of Tamil nadu.

Mr. Sanjeev Dham, Chief Operating Officer, Smile foundation

Ms. Poonam Kaul Vice President – CSR, Pepsico India


The event began with the lighting of a lamp. Mr. Sanjeev Dham thanked the PepsiCo foundation for their support on this amazing initiative and saluted the spirited women who took the first step towards being empowered. He then congratulated the first batch of women graduates and wished them luck for their bright future. This event was organized to celebrate the success of this initiative and felicitate the trainees who successfully completed the vocational training. They were also rewarded with free sewing machines so they could begin working. This project also aims to provide graduating students with job opportunities with business houses in the area, which offers them the choice of working from home even. Yoga and meditation classes, awareness on obesity and eradication of poverty as well as awareness on nutrition is also made part of the curriculum so that their entire families could benefit from the program.

Ms. Poonam Kaul said she feels proud to see women that have chosen to be economically empowered. Project Thiramai provides the necessary tailoring skills to women to help them bridge that gap.

During the unfortunate floods of 2015, PepsiCo India mobilized its sales team and factory staff to deliver relief to the people in need. The company has also supplied more than 1.4 liters of Aquafina purified water along with 38,000 kilos of Quaker oats.

Ministers MC Sampath and P Thangamani addressed the attendees by saying how happy they felt regarding the initiative of Project Thiramai, and its resolve to help the disadvantaged families in need. Through this CSR initiative, they’ve set a good lead for other corporate companies to follow.



I This event was covered by both

Sarath Babu  and I, and this post is in collaboration with PepsiCo India !!!!


This post is in collaboration with PepsiCo India !!!

Love being a #ChennaiPonnu

I got an invite to attend the  @himalayapersonalcare #ChennaiPonnu event in Express Avenue …. I was totally excited as I m also a Chennai Ponnu being a north Indian i m so much attached to Chennai as i born and brought up in Chennai I got this exclusive #chennaiponnu hamper. I absolutely love it.

I love Chennai because it’s one of the few cities that makes you feel at home. Chennai has been very welcoming, the people are great and hospitable and our rice, sambar, potato fry is unbeatable! It’s a place which is very true to its own art n culture yet modern…


I totally love & adore Himalaya Herbals skin care products especially their neem range (neem face pack, neem scrub neem face wash)


Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub helps remove impurities and dead skin, removing excess oil from the skin & used by all the skin type. The people with oily, combination skin will like the fact that this has neem and the people will dry skin can also try this as this moisturizes the skin and will not dry the face after the use.


Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack always treat my face with face packs at least once a week to deep-clean my skin and to remove dirt and oil. Neem works great for oily skin


Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash is a soap-free, herbal formulation which helps to prevent pimples and remove impurities. It is enriched with Turmeric and Neem.

Himalaya had event for all Chennai Ponnu at Express Avenue .. The event was fully funfilled with Lot of dancing and fun games & Himalayan products were given away as gifts to all participated with full energy….. They have a contest going on currently, so hurry up and enter it. Here is the link to the Himalaya Facebook page. 

Hey friends its time to take part in the the Ultimate ChennaiPonnu selfie challenge! Send them  a selfie with any prop which defines the #ChennaiPonnu in you and win exciting prizes. Tag and challenge your friends too! #Contest
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