October 19, 2014

Bhetki Macher Jhaal Recipe ( Spicy Barramundi / Barramundi perch Fish Curry)

Bhetki maach is one of the premium category fish in Bengal and its like a signature fish for a Bengali, like hilsha fish. Bengalies consume bhetki in many ways. I am sharing one of the recipes which is very popular in any Bengali's kitchen. If you are not able to recognize the fish then search with Barramundi/Barramundi perch fish. We Bengali es love to prepare Jhaal, a spicy dry curry with any fish. let's see how this Bhetki Jhaal come out today.

Also Read   Bhetki Maacher Paturi Recipe

Ingredients for Bhetki Fish Jhaal Recipe

  • Bhetki fish pieces (5-6)
  • 2 medium size onions(make them paste)
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic paste 
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • Mustard oil
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Steps to prepare Bhetki Macher Jhaal Recipe

  • Clean the fish pieces properly.
  • Marinate them with turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the fish pieces.
  • Carefully turn the fishes and fry them till color changes.
  • Now drain oil form them and keep them aside.
  • Add little more oil in the pan and add cumin seeds & bay leaf.
  • Now add the onion paste to the oil and stir properly.
  • Fry the onions till color changes to brown.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes. Add little salt and turmeric powder as well.
  • After 5-6 min of cooking add all the masalas (Ginger garlic paste,chili powder,coriander powder).
  • Mix them all and fry for next 2-3 min.
  • Finally add water. It will be a thick gravy dish, so add water carefully.
  • Now add the fish pieces to that gravy and cover the pan.
  • After 4-5 min, open the cover and add ghee.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

    How to check UAN (Universal Account Number) status online

    In a latest move by Mr. Narendra Modi our so called EPF account now can be portable to a new Universal Account Number (UAN) which will be the unique address for our EPF account. So far whenever someone changes his/her job and joins the new organisation he/she has to withdraw or transfer the EPF amount. If you want to withdraw the EPF amount then its your choice and you are disturbing the long term investment here. But for them who want to transfer their old EPF account to new employer it was a lengthy procedure till date. And every time a new EPF number need to generate for that as well by the new employer. But now with the launch of this UAN, EPF number portability is also possible and you can carry a single EPF account for every organisation you will work in future. It's like a savings account or salary account in a bank.

    Also Read     How to Withdraw EPF amount in India

    Steps to Transfer your EPF account to UAN and check status online

    Although UAN facility has been launched, but it will take sometime to get this number for everyone as we are part of a big nation. Govt will issue UAN number to all employees gradually and then you have to communicate that number to your previous organisation or current organisation so that they can transfer your balance to that account. Here you can check easily whether your UAN number is generated or not by simply following the below steps.

    Step 1 : First of all visit UAN official website . https://uanmembers.epfoservices.in  (for employees). If you are an employer then you have to visit a separate portal. https://employerclaims.epfoservices.in
    check your universal account number status online

    Step 2 : Now in the employee UAN website find out the "Know Your UAN Status" blinking on the top left side. Click on that link. A new page will open where you can see it is asking for your EPF details.

    check your universal account number status online
    Step 3 : Now provide the details in that screen. Select state and area and then it will automatically populate Region & Office of your PF account number.

    Step 4 : Then provide Est Code, Ext & A/c no and click on check status. I found the message "UAN is not allotted". 

    check your universal account number status online

    So for me its not yet generated. But did you check that whether its generated for your or not. If not then you should check your UAN status online today itself. Don't ignore the huge amount most people kept in old EPF accounts. It is a chance to get your money back and utilize them for your future.

    Also Read     Should you Withdraw or Transfer your EPF balance?

    Anyway you can share your experience & status with this UAN number launched recently.

    October 17, 2014

    How to sharp your brain by playing computer games

    is playing computer games bad for your brain
    Recently one of my friend asked me is playing computer games bad for our brain or eyes? As his kid got addicted to some computer game and he is struggling to get rid of that. Then suddenly I remembered my college days when I used to play computer games continuously and frankly speaking I was addicted for a period badly. But later I realized that its actually a good practice for your brain by playing these strategy or war games as they are really tough to play and crack. Today I will share my views on this topic and let's see how my readers take it up.

    I often observe these days kids are more addicted to mobile games or playing games on tablet. Most of the games are like car racing, chasing something etc. 

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    Do you know playing online games or computer games can make your kid smarter and sharper gradually? Maybe many of you have a different opinion on this. But if you want my views, then I will definitely encourage you to indulge your kid to start playing online games, but not on mobile devices. Its always better to use a desktop to play games as you can get bigger picture and better control.

    Playing online games or computer game is not at all an easy task. As every game is having some strategy and trick to follow. And you have to be very patience enough to play the game to solve the tricks and eligible for the next level. If you are not able to crack a trick you have to start from the beginning and this will help your kid to learn try till they are not successful. I found many people started playing few strategy games, but got bored as they were not able to cross even the first level. Here I am talking about the strategy games, like MOHAA, Age of empires, Mafia (may be old names) few games I used to play during college days. I know these days there are many and even more complex games available in market.
    If your kid is playing those kind of games, then don't worry that much. As by playing these games his/her brain will learn the tricks and sharpen gradually. It’s a true fact. But spending times after car racing or just simple time pass games is not that advisable from my point of view. They should play the games not for passing time but to learn by cracking the tricks withing these games. In today’s life, many working professionals also used to pass their time by playing online games. This way they actually do the servicing of their brain, solve some tough puzzles and get refreshed after success.

    At early age kids are prone to get addicted by such games. Today with high graphics and sound some wonderful games are releasing in market. But it’s our responsibility to make them understand the good thing of a game and also the bad side of it. Don't just blindly say no to play games. As children will do that only, for which you said 'NO'. So play with your kid and make them understand. There are lot of things to learn from a game, it’s not only a time pass these days. That we have to tell them.

    Teaching with the help of playing methodology is the best thing you can implement at home. Allow your kid to play such learning games or strategy based and observe how is your kid responding. Involve yourself also with your kid and discuss where he/she got struck and help him/her to get out from there. If everything continue in a positive way then you can feel the difference in long run.