Monday, October 24, 2016

Bhrigu Mahesh , PhD - Book Review

      The review is about the book Bhrigu Mahesh , PhD - The Witch of Senduwar by Nisha Singh .

About the author :

 Nisha Singh was a crime fiction enthusiast who has written short stories for National print magazine  and has contributed to a variety of online publications.

About the story :

     In the idyllic village of Senduwar , fortune seems to smile on its poor residents , pieces of lost treasure accumulating on abandoned floodplain haunted by angry witch. Story follows with the involvement of the title character Bhirugu Mahesh .

       Bhirugu has moved into Patna to complete his studies. He worked in a K.P.O as a part timer in night shift and goes to college in morning. He finished bachelor degree in psychology from Hindu College. After the graduation , he sat for police exam and got cleared at his first attempt.

  He even got published in a leading English Newspaper for solving a sensational case as a cop with his first month of  the duty. The news says one visit from this officer was enough to bring about this result and without use of any force.

      Bhirugu found based on his experience and detailed research . A- TYPE, constitutes of first time offenders commiting a crime in the grip of a very strong emotion or misunderstanding. B-TYPE is of the first and second time offenders who commit a felony either for their profit or due  to strong , prejudicial beliefs. C-TYPE comprises hardened criminals who survive and thrive by extorting , exploiting and killing.

 Bhrigu's few high profile sucesses had made him a sort of celebrity in detective circles.

  Bhrigu visits his homeland , Senduwar , in Rohtas District of Bihar. A woman named Jayanti Devi approached him and said that her son Malthu died five years ago , but it was not natural or accident. She wants Bhrigu to find the mystery behind it..........

   She said her boy died because of a dead witch Jiyadevi and the tale behind her.

     Bhrigu's investigation starts................

 To know what happened next ....... Read the book.

 A thriller novel perfect for thrill loving people.............

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Savoury Potato Rose Rolls #BreadBakers

   For this month’s bread bakers Pavani of Cooks hideout has given the choice to make bread with fall vegetables and fruits.
   We all prefer savoury bakes than the sweet ones.  I decided to make these potato rose rolls.

 Kids will surely love these rolls and it will be a great finger food for parties.

Requirements :

For Dough :
Homemade Whole wheat  flour – 3 cup
Salt – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Instant dry yeast – 1½ tbs
Warm water – 1 ½  cup
Oil – 1 tsp

For Filling :
Potato – 4 large
Onion – 1
Green chilli - 2 
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – ¼ tsp
Garam masala – ¼ tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbs

Method :

In a bowl , add the flour , salt , sugar , yeast and mix well.
Add in the luke warm water and knead the dough well for about ten minutes.
Apply the oil in a bowl and place the kneaded dough and cover it with cling wrap.
Let the dough double in size.

In the mean time , prepare the stuffing.
Boil the potatoes. Peel off the skin and chop the potatoes.

In a pan , heat the oil , add in the chopped onion and sauté till translucent.
Add the ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilli and sauté for a minute.
Add in the boiled potatoes and mix well.
Add the chilli powder , coriander powder and salt , let it cook in simmer for five minutes.
Now , add the garam masala , give a quick stir and take off flame. Let the stuffing cool.

Divide the stuffing into equal parts and roll into balls.

Punch in the doubled dough and divide into equal parts. Roll each into round thick disc.

With a sharp knife make diagonal slits on four side from outer to inner leaving the center intact. We get four segments.

 Place the filling in the center and take a segement of the dough disc up and cover half of the filling.

 Take the segment which is opposite to the first segment and cover the other half of filling.

 Then the third segment has to be wrapped around first and second followed by fourth  segment.
Seal the edges well and shape the whole rose into round with the hand.

Repeat the same with the remaining dough.

Place the shaped rolls on the baking tray and let it for second rise.

Brush each roll with milk and sugar mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven @ 200*C for 30 minutes.
Let it cool and serve.
Savoury Potato Rose rolls are ready to be served.

This month's for BreadBakers', we are baking bread with fall fruits and vegetables, for example, apples, grapes, pears, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, acorn squash, butternut squash etc. Our host of the month is Pavani at Cook's Hideout. Check out what the Bread Bakers have come up with Fall Fruits & Vegetables.

  • Apple & Olive Oil Boulé from Food Above Gold
  • Apple Cider Muffins from A Baker's House
  • Apple, Pear and Persimmon Stuffed Brioche from A Shaggy Dough Story
  • Baked Cauliflower Breadsticks from Sneha's Recipe
  • Broccoli Burger Buns from Herbivore Cucina
  • Brown Sugar Pumpkin Apple Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Chilli and Cheddar Potato Rolls from Mayuri's Jikoni
  • Easy Apple Banana Bread from Food Lust People Love
  • Figs Quick Bread from Basic N Delicious
  • Harvest Bread with Sweet Potato from Cook's Hideout
  • Potato Bread Rolls from Gayathri's Cook Spot
  • Pumpkin Challah from Passion Kneaded
  • Sauerkraut-Nut Bread from Palatable Pastime
  • Savoury Potato Rose Rolls from Sara's Tasty Buds
  • Spiced Apple Star Bread from Hostess At Heart

  • #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.

    We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to