Yogurt Coated chicken
500 gms chicken breast fillet diced into 1 inch pieces
5 tbs yogurts
2 tbs lemon juice
salt as required
2 tbs rice powder
oil-2 tbs for the marinade,
3 tbs for cooking the chicken
spice powder ingredients:
1 tbs paprika
1.5 tbs coriander seeds
12 black peppercorns
5 garlic cloves
2 tbs ginger chopped
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Blend the spices.Marinate chicken with the yogurt lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients for 4-6 hrs.Heat oil add the chicken along with marinade and cook till chicken is tender,oil separates and the yogurt marinade sticks to the chicken.This goes well with any Indian flat breads.
Celebrating Women's Day is a norm in India especially during our College and University life.Like everywhere else we celebrated it with wearing a saree, a pink rose and a speech.Now, it is more than just celebrating your femininity and rights.It is now, about being an individual and putting that as a priority.We always put the mother, the wife in us first, often ignoring the individual.Nevertheless, you as an individual are equally important to complete the strong foundation and achieve a balance.Some of my personal thoughts on that...
Health:Get a regular check up done and keep a tab on your thyroid,blood pressure,sugar levels heamoglobin and most important, vitamin levels like vit D and ofcourse your calcium levels.If you get up in the morning and feel unwell, stressed out unhappy and fatigued and do not sleep well,experience headaches muscular or joint aches then you're body is trying to tell you something ...get a check up immediately.Most,often we are worried for cancers...of course big things matter but so do little things like the above and they should be paid attention to as well.
Exercise: quit that procrastination and be regular with exercise- twenty minutes of aerobics and 30 minutes of flexibility exercises will do wonders to the body and soul.Yoga and breathing helps one keep wonderfully calm and radiating with energy.I can vouch for that one.
Good diet:Balanced diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and possibly one vitamin and mineral supplement will help you too.
Self defence:Learning one form of martial arts is what I believe is of utmost importance for every woman.When I began working I never felt completely safe walking out alone and that's when I began investing some time and effort in Karate. Now, I am confident that I can tackle a person and defend my self in a situation when required.Go for it, learn something whatever it is karate, jujitsu,taekwando... anything even boxing.
Upgrade your skills:constantly taking up some course or learning a skill keeps you abreast of things in life.
Therapeutic value:whatever gives you a high and alleviates your stress should be often indulged in whether it is shopping,a fun filled holiday,eating out,reading, playing with your kids or a heartfelt chat with a loved one or spouse.
Prayer, Meditation and Introspection: these are equally important to keep you connected with your soul and feel enriched from within as well as your external self.
Happy Women's Day!