Fortune Home Chef Of The Month

FORTUNE HOME CHEF OF THE MONTH

Hey guys. I have been selected as the Fortune Home Chef of the month by the company Fortune Foods. It was a great experience shooting the video and a wonderful surprise. Just take a look at the video. Thanks.

Link –https://www.fortunefoods.com/home-chef/drum-roll-please-heres-our-home-chef-month.

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The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines Award

THE FABULOUS CHEF AND CUISINES AWARD

Hello and welcome my dear friends to my blog-o-zone again. This blog is about a new award category that I am starting. It is named as—The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines award. It’s the first time this award has been created and I hope that it will be passed on to all the deserving bloggers in the near future in the spirit of celebrating blogging and a passion for food. I hope you all will love it.

NAME OF THE AWARD—- The Fabulous chef and cuisines award.

CREATOR OF THE AWARD—- Abha Jha.

ABOUT THE AWARD—-The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines award is about honoring the bloggers who have put in lots of patience, effort and dedication to showcase their culinary talents and expertise, being awesome so much that they deserve their due recognition. It is an award for beautiful blogger friends and their equally marvelous blogs which really make you mesmerized with their content, quality, presentation and the unfailing dedication to share the treasure trove of knowledge about cooking and food with the whole world. It’s for the deserving bloggers who put their heart, soul and a touch of magic to their dishes, yum and so fabulous indeed.

WHY I MADE THIS AWARD—-I am a blogger wandering in the world of food and fun and really love to know about various cuisines in India and the world alike and to experiment with my ideas on making different and new dishes. So when I started blogging I got three awards and it made me start an independent award category to facilitate the fellow bloggers all of whose blogs I found to be none other than ‘AWESOME‘ and whose creativity is awe-inspiring. I hope this award honors my fellow bloggers truly for their talents alike in the blog-o-sphere which has gems and beauties to look forward to.THANKS…

RULES FOR THE AWARD—-

  • 1. Put the above award, logo/image on your blog.
  • 2. List the rules.
  • 3.Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • 4. Mention the creator(Abha Jha)of this award and please provide a link or pingback as (Abha of Abha’s Recipes).
  • 5. Write a post to show your award.
  • 6. Share a link to your best post(s).
  • 7. Share five interesting and different facts about yourself.
  • 8. Ask questions to the nominees.
  • 9. Nominate 5-12 bloggers or more if you wish.
  • 10. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

SOME FACTS ABOUT ME ARE—-1. I am a health food enthusiast though would add that I am not a foodie.

2. I believe in keeping fit-n-healthy before doing any work and I feel today’s times of heavy pressure on all needs to prioritize the health factor at all costs. You can’t afford to keep health on the sidelines anymore.

3. I am a born pickle maker and can make pickles from all the fruits and vegetables found in the world. So, try me!!!

4. I am a person with a positive outlook towards life, come any situation and am keen to know about varied and wonderful cultures and cuisines of the world.

5. I believe in making good friends and maintaining the wonderful bond of friendship with truth and loyalty.

  • QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES—-1. What is your idea of spending a perfect Sunday morning?
  • 2. What is your favorite color with which you associate your good luck?
  • 3. What is your perfect idea of getting and giving happiness in any form possible?
  • 4.If given a chance with whom would you want to exchange your personality with and why?
  • 5.If you got a chance what three things would you change around you or in your country?
  • 6. What quality you primarily associate with a true lady? How according to you is she beautiful, is it because of her skin or sense?
  • 7. What dish you recently had which was great and what ingredient in it caught your charm?
  • 8. If you were given to eat one dish repeatedly even if it could make you ill what would it be?
  • 9. What is the favorite dish of you made by your mom?
  • 10. If you could create a country where everything rotated around making and eating food, what would you name it?

I would really appreciate if all the nominees will respond to this award by writing a post and will pass on this award to others in the spirit of good blogging endeavors.

Have a great day. I love you all!!!!!

  1. MY NOMINEES ARE—-Chomp Chomp’s food blog.
  2. Megala of Megala’s Kitchen.
  3.  Anusha of Anusha’s cuisines.
  4.  Chitra Sundaram of Chitra’s Recipes.
  5.  Vidya Narayan of Masala Chilly blog.
  6. Ambika Jha of A little me, a little life blog.
  7.  Sumith of Kerala’s live blog.
  8.  Lathiya of Cook with Smile blog.
  9. Smart veg recipes blog.
  10.  Malini of Malini’s Space blog.
  11.  KR’s blog.
  12.  Nena of Nenabakingrecipes blog.
  13.  Rateka of Spicy and Sugary Bites.
  14.  Tingle-ur-taste buds blog.
  15.  Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.

Some of my best post(s)are—-1. Lajawab Fish Curryhttps://abhajhablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/lajawab-fish-curry/.

2.Instant Bottle Gourd Picklehttps://abhajhablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/instant-bottle-gourd-pickle.

Congratulations to all of you. Hope you like it. And don’t forget to nominate other blogger friends who too deserve this gesture. Have a great day. Take care.

 

 

 

 

 

Unique Blogger Award

UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD

Hi, once again to all my beautiful blogger friends. And Yes, I am happy to tell that I have been nominated for the UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD by the very sweet and talented Nena of Nena’sbaking recipes. Please visit her blog, it’s wonderful and so vivid and there is lots of learning from it about making cakes and more about baking. You may just find something of your choice surely and do yourselves a favor.

RULES– 1. Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.

2. Answer the given questions.

3.In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family nominate 15 people and notify them.

4. Ask your set of 3 questions made for the nominees.

 Questions for me…

1. What is the greatest thing that you have done in your life?

Ans-The greatest thing according to me has been that I have managed, taken care of and balanced aspects of my life and my family successfully in which I have found total satisfaction.

2. What is your favorite dessert that you will never feel tired of eating?

Ans-It’s Phirni, an Indian porridge made of rice and milk and nut. It is a slightly different version of Indian kheer. Unlike kheer here the rice powder is mixed in milk to prepare the dish.

3. If you get a chance to travel, which place would you want to go and why?

Ans-If I get a chance to travel, I would like to visit New York. I have seen the place in movies and pictures and I have really liked it.

My questions for the nominees…

1. What is your favorite dress which you find always in fashion?

2. What dish is your favorite which you make in a jiffy and still enjoy its grand taste?

3. What are some qualities a budding blogger should keep in mind when starting a blog to make it presentable?

MY NOMINEES ARE1.Rateka of Spicey and Sugary Bites.

2.Tingle ur tastebuds blog.

3. Lathiya of Cook with Smile blog.

4. Anuradha Mukherjee of Aromas of my kitchen blog.

5. Megala of Megala’s Kitchen.

6.An Indian Homemaker blog.

7.KR’s blog.

8.Smart veg recipes blog.

9. Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.

10.The Lighthearted kitchen blog.

11.A foodie housewife blog.

12. Saumya Ananda Krishnan’s blog.

13.The friendly epicurean blog.

14. Malini of Malini’s Space blog.

15.Vinitam singh 09 of Homemade delights blog.

 

Liebster Award

LIEBSTER AWARDS

Hello, friends, I am Abha Jha and I have my blog -www.abhajhablog.wordpress.com on WordPress. I am very grateful to nenabakingrecipes.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am very honored by her sweet gesture. So friends surely check out her blog for wonderful and fabulous dishes especially cakes. Thanks again, Nena.

Questions—–For me.

1. What is your favorite book? Who is the author?

1. My favorite book, for the time being, is —-Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver.

2. When did you start blogging? Who inspired you to do blogging?

2. I started blogging in the year 2016. I was inspired to blog by Jamie Oliver the British chef and restaurateur whose recipes and books I used to read avidly and I really liked his sense of cooking with a unique presentation. His books are amazing. It gave me the inspiration to start my blog and embark on a culinary journey of my own.

3. Do you have a pet? What is it?

3. I have a pet German Shepherd dog named Sammy. He is a mix of black and grey. We love him and spend lots of time with him.

4. Is it necessary for you to have dessert after a meal? Why?

4.No, it’s not necessary to take dessert after every meal but we do take plain curd after our lunch and dinner.

5. What cake flavor you like most?

5. I like the flavor of fruitcake the most.

6. Have you tried to make a birthday cake for your friend before and how did you feel?

6. Yes, I have made a birthday cake for my friend before. It was a banana and walnut cake which was delicious. I felt very enthusiastic.

7. What attitude of your friend you mostly don’t like? Why?

7. I don’t like the feeling of envy in my friends sometimes.

8. What do you like to wear to a party, a gold or a diamond jewelry?

8. I like to wear diamond jewelry for parties but when I go to my ancestral home which is in the suburban area I wear gold jewelry with a sari which is our traditional attire.

9. What is your favorite TV program?

9. My favorite TV program is Jamie Oliver’s cookery shows.

10. Which one do you prefer, bright or dark color? Why?

10. I prefer bright colors because it makes me happy.

11. Have you experienced a very scary nightmare that almost made you cry?

11. My most scary nightmare was getting separated from my family in New York when an earthquake hit the city.

 

Facts about me—

  • I am a homemaker and love to cook. I love experimental cooking and make fusion recipes. I specialize in making pickles and chaats, some of them oil-free also.I can make any kind of pickle/chaat using all the seasonal vegetables and fruits that are available on earth.
  • I am a God lover. I do meditation and listen to Hindi bhajans of  Lord Krishna in the morning.
  • I can’t tolerate wrong things, in any form, in my life.
  • I love to sing and I can manage it decently so I schedule out some time from my routine and devote it to singing Hindi songs though I appreciate all genres of music, other artists from around the globe and find it a very creative art.
  • I like to make friends, continue with the old and start with the new.
  • I am a fighter and optimist at heart and I always try to pacify bad situations and am progressive in nature towards building and improving my self and my life every day.
  • I am not much of a movie buff but I love to see real ones which are centered around social issues and not only fancy fiction, music, dancing and baseless concepts.
  • I encourage women empowerment and campaigns associated with it and really support all social causes which can be beneficial for them and which can be revolutionary for better results in the interests of women. I am very sensitive to women’s rights and their well-being.
  • I am very fond of my family and I will do everything possible to see them in cheers and will protect them from all obstacles in life.
  • I love children, all of them and I want to help the underprivileged and handicapped ones especially. I am against child abuse and child labor and other such gross malpractices against them. I feel that children are the future, the glory and the strength of a nation. I am a very real person and I believe in living a real life with real worth.

 

My nominations for Liebster Award are—-

  1. Smart Veg Recipes blog.
  2. Shamim Shobhani of ‘My World’ blog.
  3. Shreya of ‘Bite me up with Shreyu’ blog.
  4. Indian Soul Kitchen blog.
  5. Venkatesh of ‘Daddy Cuisine’ blog.
  6. Anuradha Mukherjee of ‘Aromas of my kitchen’ blog.
  7. A Foodie Housewife blog.
  8. Sara of Foodeez Junction blog.
  9. My Food My Life101 blog.
  10. Neetu’s Kitchen blog.
  11. The Friendly Epicurean blog.

Congratulations to all of you. Your blogs are great. Keep up the good work and keep writing more amazing stuff.

Questions for Nominees—-

1. What is your everyday motivation to start your daily chores?

2. What is your favorite travel destination that you want to visit even if for only once in your lifetime?

3. What is your favorite Indian food that you never get bored of?

4. If you were to meet a person you have not met before but you wish you had twice who will it be?

5. What is your favorite flower and herb that you surely want near you?

6. Who according to you is more important in this world-man or woman and how are they related?

7. What is your favorite seasonal fruit and what is the best recipe you can churn out of it?

8. What is your favorite song(Indian or Western)that you can never forget?

9. Who is your best food blogger and what is special about him/her?

10. What is your idea of a great weekend and how can you justify it?

11. What is your favorite recreation and what outdoor game you like most, which you don’t play now too often?

Buddies just follow my post and write in the same way.

                                                                                          Thank You.

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award

MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

Hi there, my beautiful and talented friends, I am so happy to tell you that I have been nominated by SaumyaAnandaKrishnan of Pamper ur taste buds blog for Mystery Blogger Award.

I give my wholehearted thanks to Saumya for nominating me. The award is sure a spirit booster for me. Such awards propel the emerging or even established bloggers to do better and keep learning about people, cultures, food, customs and much more. And they sure keep our interest hooked for better blogging. Saumya is an upcoming and talented blogger, her recipes are great in quality and I wish her all the very best for her endeavors in future. Do take a look at her blog to find something interesting for sure.

This award was actually created by Okoto Enigma of https://okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/.

RULES:—1. Put the award logo/image on your blog post.

2. List the rules.

3.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.

5. Tell readers 3 things about yourself.

6. Answer the questions the blogger gave to you.

7. Nominate 10-20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice (one weird/funny question).

10. Share the link to your best post(s).

Three things about me are

1. I am a very positive person and I love my family. I am totally dedicated to their welfare and well being. I am a homely and a fun loving person by heart.

2. I am fond of cooking and experimenting with different stuff and processes and coming up with a new dish. I love all kinds of cuisines and am inquisitive to know more.

3. I like nature and listen to melodious numbers from around the world. I also like to make new friends and that too for a lifetime. Also, I like to keep people around me comfy and happy.

My answers—

1. Tell me one thing that you love about yourself.

The one thing in me that I love is my humility and dedication towards my family. I love to make all around me happy.

2. What’s your favorite dessert?

It’s Rice Phirni. I love its smooth texture and I love it in the evenings.

3. What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

A funny incident that I remember till today happened when I had just got married to my hubby and he had been appointed the secretary of the club of Guwahati where he had just joined. Now he was directing a skit on the occasion of Wive’s Nite of which he was the team head and on the day of the program he told me that he would come after work and then he would go to the club for the program. But on that day at 5 o’clock in the evening, a sardarji by the name of Gurpal Singh came to my house and started to ask me about my husband’s whereabouts. I said he was not home till then but he insisted on waiting. So he sat down and talked but he talked so much that I now wished he would leave. But one hour passed and he would not budge. Then I politely told him to leave but still, he would not. Then I threatened him that I would call my neighbor at which he replied, ‘well, Abha, don’t you recognize me?’ And then he took off his pagri and the false mustache and both of us burst into peals of laughter. This incident has been in my memory ever since and I found it quite funny.

4. Name the person who inspires you the most. And why?

I am inspired by Maneka Gandhi, minister of woman and child development very much who I think is a lady of power and substance with simplicity and her actions speak for her.

5. What’s the most important lesson that life has taught you so far?

The most important lesson that I have learned is keeping self, fit, fine and healthy. According to me all is lost if you have lost your health. Keeping healthy is the smartest act and nothing compares to a healthy life. One must balance everything in life but must not put health in sidetracks. Health is no doubt the greatest wealth that everybody is entitled to on earth.

My nominees are -1.Swetha of Swetha’s Culinary Trials.

2.Megala of Megala’s Kitchen.

3.Smart veg recipes.

4.Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.

5.Cindy of Cookiesnchemistry blog.

6.An Indian Homemaker.

7. Jyothi of The Friendly Epicurean blog.

8.Shamimshobhani of Shamimshobhani blog.

9.Crunch Crunch Away.

10.Mom’s recipe diary.

11.Panandnell of P&N blog.

12.Jasmine S. of The Richmond Avenue blog.

All of their blogs are wonderful and beautiful. Do check them out.

Questions from my side.

1. What has been your most inspiring moment of this new year?

2. What cookery book have you most recently read and liked? Why?

3. How do you define a quality blog and by what attributes?

4. What really scares you a lot?

5. What did you want to do from childhood,i.e, what was your aim which you couldn’t fulfill and what did you end up with?

The two of my popular posts are:–1.Wheat Pancakes.

2.Dahi Bhalle.

I thank my nominators, all the readers and fellow bloggers for their interest and enthusiasm they have shown me by way of likes and comments. Thanks for your support. You people are the best.

Thanks again, have a great day.

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

Hello friends. I am Abha Jha and I am happy to tell you that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by one of my fellow bloggers, Meena Ram of Tingle Ur Tastebuds blog. I am very honored and thankful to Meena for nominating me and finding my blog worthy. This award sure is a motivator for me and does encourage me to write a better blog. Meena’s blog is really very awesome. It is unique in content, detailed, clear with a smart presentation. I suggest all to visit her blog as it sure will hook you up with its charm.

Rules.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide links to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Attach the award to your post.
  4. Write a brief story of how your blog started.
  5. Give a piece of advice to new bloggers.
  6. Select the 15 other bloggers you want to give the award to.
  7. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.

My Blogging Journey.

I started my blogging journey just one year back in 2016 specifically on February 17th, 2016, the day on which I wrote my first post. Before that being a homemaker and a mother of two grown-up kids I had plenty of time in hand. Earlier when my kids were younger they used to tell me that mom, you are a very good cook and you have got a great variety of recipes, the likes of which are unknown to many and that it could make you get creative with your talent and people would also benefit by your contributions. I was initially not very serious about this idea and wondered whether it would work but then I too surfed the net to see other’s blogs and this sparked interest in me to start my own blog and make use of extra time properly. My blog has initially showcased authentic recipes which have come to me as a gift from my mom and maternal grandmother. For the number of posts I have written I have got a positive response and this has really kept my spirits up. And this award has really done double the work. Now I am inclined better to write quality posts, experiment with cuisines, to come up with own ideas an learn more and more.

Advice to new bloggers.

Well, my advice to new bloggers would be to write original, proper recipes, come up with unique innovations, try to learn about different cuisines and know more about the food world, take clear, sharp and interesting pics of recipes and write posts in the clear and understanding way. I would advise bloggers to visit other’s blogs, comment on them, make more of blog buddies and keep the good work going. Also to develop a keen sense and be on the lookout for more creativity. Be spirited, be sensible and definitely successful.

Friends do please check on these blogs which I have nominated and would appreciate your efforts if you visited these amazing and gorgeous blogs. They really are beautiful! The amazing people are:—

  1. Afoodiehousewife blog.
  2. Swetha’s Culinary Trials.
  3. Anuradha Mukherjee of Aromas of my Kitchen blog.
  4. Lathiya of Cook with Smile blog.
  5. Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.
  6. Cooking without Limits of Cooking without Limits blog.
  7. Lighthearted Kitchen of Lighthearted Kitchen blog.
  8. Amie of Bottomless Stomach blog.
  9. Archana of Ministry of Curry blog.
  10. Charisma of Charismatic Baking.
  11. Cradle of Joy of Cradle of Joy blog.
  12. Cookies n Chemistry of Cookies n Chemistry blog.
  13. Crunch Crunch Away of Crunch Crunch Away blog.
  14. Jyothi of The Friendly Epicurean blog.
  15. Aho’s blog.

For those of you who accept this nomination:-

  1. Create a blog thanking the blogger who nominated you and listing their site.
  2. Nominate a few bloggers you follow and notify them.
  3. Share an experience that got you started blogging.
  4. Share a word of advice for fellow bloggers.

                                                     THE END.

2016/2017 Tag!!

2016/2017 Tag!!

Hello friends. I am Abha Jha, the author of  https://www.abhajhablog.wordpress.com. A few days back I was tagged by The Lighthearted Kitchen to participate in the 2016/2017 tag. I am thankful to ‘My Lighthearted Kitchen’ for mentioning me here. She has an amazing blog. Friends do check out her blog for colors and creativity and a positive vegan approach. Her blog establishes the fact that being vegan is healthier, tastier and more fun than any other of the other counterparts, directing towards the non-vegetarian style.

The tag was created by David from The Guy Who Said Always No.

2016-2017-tag

QUESTIONS:

1. Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Experiences, Learning, Creativity.

2. Write the name of 2 people who have characterized your 2016.

My son, Priyam and my daughter, Ambika.

3. Write about the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

I visited Mumbai and I liked the Juhu Beach there very much. It is a clean, serene place away from the heavy hustle-bustle and gives a good ambience, relaxation to the busy people who come here to take walks or spend some time.No other place in Mumbai is so quiet and beautiful to detax minds and have a really good, quality time. Its a gift of nature to the people of Mumbai from God.

4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

I really liked the special pani puris and the dabhelis which were being sold on the beach. It was unique in taste, so spicy and just great.

5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016(even global event).

Sometime back I visited a hospital in Delhi, The Medanta because of health issues of myself and saw so many sick people suffering from big deadly diseases like leukemia, Alzheimer’s, strokes and the spirit they possessed for survival, for fighting back, for living. I was touched by this fact and decided to donate one of my organs to the hospital. Also, I wish to be of help to the sick people in the future.

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want, link a photo.

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I made many purchases in 2016 but the topper out of these were two sets of jewelry from the Kashish Store which I purchased at a discount amounting to Rs.5000.Its beautiful in design, colour and is very attractive. Goes very well with ethnic dressing.

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

  1. Trying to do better blogging and making youtube videos.
  2. Getting my children married.
  3. Learning more about life, people, different cultures and worldwide cuisine.

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

I would like to visit the temple of Tirupati Balaji in south India. Its magnificent and has been on my mind for some time though could not plan the trip earlier.

9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

I would like to eat Mushroom Risotto and Peking Roast Duck.

The wonderful people I would like to tag are:

  • Cooking without limits.
  • Ambika Jha, A little me, A little Life.
  • Tingle-UR-Tastebuds.
  • Cook with Smile.
  • Tammy Twinkle, My Wonderful Little World.
  • Priya Pandian, Indian Kitchen.
  • Bottomless Stomach.
  • Savvy South Indian.
  • Simple Ula. 

Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag: The Guy Who Said Always No.
  • Use the image that you find in this article.
  • Mention the blogger who has chosen you: The Lighthearted Kitchen.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.