Egg Fried Rice + Chicken 65

Here’s to recreating my mom’s classic dishes but with a little twist 🙂


Here’s to recreating my mom’s classic dishes but with a little twist 🙂

Egg Fried Rice – Serves 4


  • 1 chopped large white onion
  • 1 cut long serrano pepper
  • Ginger-garlic paste (quarter-sized ginger + 5 garlic cloves)
  • Mixed Vegetables (carrots, peas, corn, beans, potatoes)
  • Well-cooked scrambled eggs (5 eggs + salt + ground black pepper)
  • 1 cup of cooked and salted basmati rice


  1. Add 2 spoons of oil to a pan and add onions once oil is heated.
  2. Once onions are transparent, add the green peppers and the ginger garlic paste. Mix well.
  3. Add half a spoon of turmeric + one spoon of cayenne pepper powder + salt.
  4. Once the raw smell disappears, add the mixed vegetables and mix well.
  5. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes, so the masala cooks well with vegetables.
  6. Add soy sauce (up to your discretion) and mix well.
  7. Add the cooked scrambled eggs.
  8. Stir well and ensure that the masala cooks with the eggs.
  9. Once the mixture is well-cooked, add the already cooked basmati rice and mix well.
  10. Let everything simmer in medium heat for 5 minutes.
  11. Add cilantro for garnish and prepare the plates! 🙂

Chicken 65 – Serves 4


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Aachi Chicken 65 Masala Powder
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Lemon Juice


  1. Wash the chicken breasts well and cut them into mini cubes.
  2. Add that to a bowl along with 2-3 spoons of masala powder (depending on how spicy you want it) + 3 big spoons of plain yogurt + 1 spoon of lemon juice + a pinch of salt.
  3. Mix well and let this marinate for at least an hour.
  4. Deep fry this batter and garnish with cilantro and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Serve hot with a side of raita to balance out the spiciness and flavors with the Egg Fried Rice.

The Trip to Paradise

We were expecting a typical hotel room with two double beds waiting for us, but this resort surpassed all our expectations.

And, almost a month after my 8-day trip to Hawaii, I will be finally making my travel journey posts. This was the very first scenic picture I took after I landed in Maui — the first island of this family trip. We stayed in a resort where each family basically gets a one floor condominium during their stay. It comprised of a multiple bathrooms, bedrooms, a huge balcony from where this picture was taken, and of course a living room. Some things I particularly found memorable were this amazing library collection consisting of travel books full of history and fiction novels; original oil paintings from Hawaiian artists; and several televisions with free movies and games access. We were expecting a typical hotel room with two double beds waiting for us, but this resort surpassed all our expectations. It was such a pleasant surprise. It had this great homely feeling, and we loved coming back to it after our adventure during the day. It had a great view with the beach right across the street. We drove through the entirety of the island, so I have plenty of great adventures to share — of course, with pictures! 🙂

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Just a jellyfish showing off its bioluminescent organs to over two million guests annually.

Just a jellyfish showing off its bioluminescent organs to over two million guests annually.

But little do we think about the millions of years this feature took to get to where it is today. Bioluminescence is essential for innumerable functions for these creatures from attracting prey to communicating. Very frankly, bioluminescence exists primarily because of evolution.

Taken at Georgia Aquarium.

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The Power of Sisterhood

Without a sister, I would not be who I am today.

My little sister graduated from high school recently and what an occasion it was for my family. As an older sister (only by three years), it was the first time I was tearing up. Yeah, I’ve graduated myself (no tears then), seen my friends graduate after me (no tears then either), and even been to my sister’s other award ceremonies (still no tears). And this girl has been honored at a wide range of events — from academics to extracurriculars. But this graduation was different.

It was a day that I’ll never forget. It was a day I was excited about since she was about to start her next chapter in life. It was a day I truly felt proud to be her older sister. I was not hesitant to scream my lungs out when her name was called to the stage to pick up her diploma. I was not hesitant to tear up in front of hundreds. Most importantly, I was not hesitant to call her my biggest joy in life.

It’s such a weird feeling. Seeing her with all her special cords, medals, tassel, and graduation robe just immediately made me nostalgic. Three years ago, when I was in her shoes, she was there to support me, to yell when my name was called on stage, to take pictures of me and my friends with our diplomas, and to stand up for me whenever someone tried to say anything disrespectful behind or in front of me. It took me 18 years to realize the true power of sisterhood and its importance in my family.

My sister and I are known opposites. Three examples right here: I’m loud, absolutely adore cricket, and dislike Mexican food. She’s quiet, hates watching cricket, and eats nothing but quesadillas. But what connects us is our love for our culture whether that be music, dance, or cinema and our love for each other. This doesn’t necessarily mean we never fight. In fact, we used to and still fight — a lot. But these fights have brought us even closer to each other.

When I was young, I’ve wished to be the only child just so all my parents’ love is towards me. But man, was I wrong. Without someone to share things with, without someone to fight with or even blame things on, without someone to apologize to after making a mistake, without someone to play games with, without someone my age at home with me to share my feelings with — without a sister, I would not be who I am today. And, this graduation just took me through this reminiscing ride of appreciating my sister’s love and support for me always.

Love ya sis and can’t wait for more memories.

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