Art of Living

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Re-discover yourself with the Art of Living


Art of Living is the art to unlock our deepest potential and bring fullness to life. It helps us to release mental and physical stress and increase health, energy, peace, self-knowledge, awareness, and joy. It is the art to re-discover the present moment because present is the only place that happiness can be experienced forgetting regrets about the past or worries about the future.

It is the process which evolves us and imparts wisdom. It unfolds the mystery and power of creation, the inner world as well as the outer. In our era, the wisdom of the ages, of all of time and creation is available. This can be that time long prophesied, when we choose - the time of the Awakened Human.

The art of living makes ourselves available as allies, helps us to navigate the waters of complexity, reconnects us to the mysteries and miracles of life and connects us to the almighty, The GOD.

Chicken Korma

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Hi! Here is an extremely simple chicken recipe for your coming weekend........

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • soured cream
  • almond paste
  • 3 tablespoons refined vegetable oil
  • 6 large chicken leg piece
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander seed
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper or red chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt to taste
  • chicken stalk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint or coriander leaves, finely chopped


Method

  • Put the chicken into a bowl with the soured cream, the lemon juice and crushed black pepper or red chillies.
  • Leave to marinate for about 2 to 3 hours.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and the garlic and fry gently in the oil.
  • Add all the other spices.
  • Add the almond paste.
  • Keep on frying continuously on low heat, stirring all the time for a few more minutes.
  • Add the chicken with the marinade.
  • Fry chicken on low flame for few minutes.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is tender and cooked and the sauce is reduced and thick.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Serve sprinkled with the fresh mint or coriander, accompanied with boiled rice.


Where family and friends are welcome for a hot cup of virtual coffee and lots of gupshup……..

Hi! This is my virtual coffee house where everyone is welcome for some hot virtual coffee and lots of gupshup. We all meet here for virtual Adda and gupshup with a hot cup of coffee and snacks.

Although the word 'Adda' exists in many Indian languages but the essence of this word is essentially Bengali which refers to relaxed conversation about anything and everything under the sun and is synonymous with Bengali culture and tradition.

Adda usually takes place among friends, colleagues or relatives and is usually rounded off by the serving of exquisitely prepared snacks and a hot cup of tea or coffee. Many literary magazines and works have taken shape out of these discussions.

However, the Addas in Kolkata are substantially cultural or intellectual. Sri Gopal Haldar appreciated this in his 'Adda' – a collection of essays (on various subjects including Adda).

Creative writers have always played the pivotal role in these brain-storming Adda sessions.

Hence, Adda is synonymous with the carefree, frisky attitude of the participants – their intense ardour to enjoy life and whisk time through long talking sessions. An Adda is indeed the purest and simplest way of refreshment and enjoyment with no gainful purpose.

Looking around the globe we find that from whether its Egyptians or Turks chilling out with a cup of coffee or the Americans guzzling bear in a pub – everybody is found relieved and relaxed, relieved and deeply engrossed in a typical 'Adda' mood, sometime or the other. In cities and towns, these grew in modified form in later years. And now, when almost everything is virtual, how can the coffee house be left behind? So, this is our own coffee house where all of you are welcome with open arms.

Kudos to our Coffee House.