Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A HextraOrdinary day with all new Tata Hexa

With busy schedule I was surely missing on IB meets..and when I saw about Tata Motors Hexa Experience on Indiblogger page, I clicked on Apply Now almost instantaneously..Though the only doubt I had in mind was, I will be leaving back my family on a weekend if I had to opt for the event..
But seems Tata already knows the value of family time and to my surprise the event description read “Get your family along” and I was super happy!!
I applied for 24th, the second day of the #HexaExperince.

Christmas eve day started with an Hexcitement as we were planning to head for the #HexaExpreience center at White Orchid Bengaluru..
I was having high hopes as we were going as family with my hubby who was too keen on experiencing Hexa and my 5 year toddler whom was excited to meet some new friends- some lovely pets at the CARE pet adoption counter.

Oh ya I had told him there are pets at the CARE center by looking around tweets and posts of the event on 23rd!
                                    Welcome note at the venue

As we reached the event registration had just started. We were greeted with smiling faces at the registration counter and a big blue canopy..the entering itself was so soothing with the mild blue lights and the blue beauty at the centre- the all new HEXA!

Without a second thought my little one already headed to the kids zone where we greeted with a cheerful Santa! Tata surely knows how to put a great show with all the family members getting to engage in something!!
                         Off-road track specially created for for Hexa Experience

Next was the off-road experience which we were so very curious about! And no doubt it was exciting one with the Hexa expert drivers showing us the power packed features of Hexa!
The off-road experience was one of its kind. We experienced the high ground clearance, car stability over unequal terrain with balancing on just two wheels, ascent and decent features with vehicle lock, auto speed control and drive over more than 40 degree slanting terrain.
I would surely say this was best part of the #HexaExperience..

                                                       Balancing uneven terrain

We also enjoyed the test drive of all new automatic Hexa which had both manual and auto gears which will best for Bengaluru roads. After the test drive my better half fallen in love the second time!! Thank fully I still remain the first ;)

The Digital experience zone enabled even the non drivers to enjoy the full 360 degree view of the Hexa and experience its power packed features.
We also experience the magnificent interiors of Hexa and I almost felt like not coming out of it for hours :P

As the Hexa kept us engaged, my little one was fully engrossed in the Kids Zone with fishing game, balancing, Xbox Kinect games and remote controlled car racing..We had our share of fishing with Santa!
                                         Some fishing with Santa

At the CARE pet adoption zone he also got to experience the cute little puppy…in his word Got to feel the puppy!!

                                      Feeling the puppy! 

The event was full of activities like Live music, a stunning Mia counter where I planned what is going to be my next purchase at Tanishq and not to miss on the food counters by Dunkin Doughnut, Kaati Rolls, Dominos and Tata Global beverages stall which served excellent Tata tea.
                                     Enjoying some live music

With a Hextraordinary day long experience we headed back with the thoughts of blue beauty in mind and a dream to own our own Hexa may be sooner!! Check out some of more interesting features of the Hexa here 

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Crispy Rice-Cheese balls

Simple trick to get over the left over rice. Try these crispy cheese balls as snacks or starters.

1. Leftover rice around 2 cup
2. 2-3 tbsp besan
3. 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
4. 1 tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
5. 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
6. 1 tbsp red chilli powder
7. 1 tbsp daniya powder
8. 1/2 tbsp sugar
9. 1 tbsp lemon juice
10. Sal per taste
11. 1/4 cup small cut processed cheese cubes (I have made mine much tiny bite sized)
12. Oil for deep frying

1. If the leftover rice has become to hard, then use little water and mash it with your hands such that it mixes completely and all rice is neatly mashed.
2. Add besan, turmeic powder, red chilli powder, ginger-green chilli paste, sugar, salt, lemon juice to the mashed rice and mix well.
3. Add coriander and cheese bites and mix gently. Do not crumble the cheese pieces. Gently bring all dough together without kneading much.
4. Now apply little oil on your palms and divide the rice-cheese dough in small portions and shape in balls on around 1 inch size. Make all balls and keep aside
5. Deep fry the balls till golden brown on all sides.

Serve with tomato ketchup or chutney of choice.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Biscuit Canopy

I am always excited about how the Monaco biscuit toppings look in the advertisement and always wanted to try it. When I was looking for quick starter option for my son's party, I chose to make those Biscuit Canopies. And trust me those really rocked! Kids and grown ups all likes this little bites loaded with veggies and cheese!
Here are simple ingredients and quick recipe for Biscuit Canopy

1. Monaco Biscuits -Classic slated one pack. Or any slated crackers
2. 1/2 cup corn kernels
3. 1/2 cup green peas
4. 1/4 cup dices carrot
5. 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
6. 1 tbsp pasta seasoning or dried mixed herbs
7. 1/2 tbsp chilli flakes
8. 2 tbsp oil
9. 1/4 cup shredded cheese
10. few coriander leaves for garnishing 
11. Salt per taste

1, Heat oil in pan and add corn kernels, green peas, carrot and saute for few mins till all veggies are slightly cooked. Do not over cook and maintain the crunch.
2. Add salt, pasta seasoning/herbs, chilli flakes and mix well
3. Turn off heat and add tomato ketchup and mix together. Keep aside
4. On a tray /glass plate arrange Monaco biscuits and keep a spoon full of prepared veggies topping on each. Top with a small pinch of shredded cheese
5. Microwave of medium heat for 40-50 sec till the cheese melts
6. Garnish with coriander leaves

Repeat for all the canopies.
Enjoy your biscuit canopies as starters or as tea time snack!

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