Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tandoori Chicken. Ummmmm!!!


Preparation Time 30 minutes


1 (800 gms) of chicken
1 tspn of kashmiri red chilli powder
1 tblspn of lemon juice
Salt to taste

For Marination
200 gms of yogurt
1 tspn of kashmiri red chilli powder
Salt to taste
2 tblspns of ginger paste
2 tblspns of garlic paste
2 tblspns of lemon juice
½ tspn of garam masala powder
2 tblspns of mustard oil

For basting of butter
½ tspn of chaat masala

For garnishing
Onion rings and lemon wedges

Skin, wash and clean the chicken. Make incisions with a sharp knife on breast and leg pieces.

Apply a mixture of kashmiri red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt to the chicken and keep it aside for half an hour.

Remove whey of yogurt by hanging it in a muslin cloth for fifteen to twenty minutes. Mix Kashmiri red chilli powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala powder and mustard oil to the yogurt.

Apply this marinade onto the chicken pieces and refrigerate for three to four hours.

Put the chicken onto the skewers and cook in a moderately hot tandoor or a pre-heated oven (200 degrees Celsius) for ten to twelve minutes or until almost done. Baste it with butter and cook for another four minutes.

Sprinkle chaat masala powder and serve with four onion rings and lemon wedges.

Chef’s Tip : To make Chicken tikka, use boneless chicken pieces cut into 1 ½” cubes and proceed same as Tandoori chicken.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Hybrid Horsepower

Excerpts from the November 2005 issue of Digit Magazine. Liked it very much so thought of sharing it on my blog as well.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Niagara doing just great!
I read this comparison on the following site. Its really impressive. Have a look at it here.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bills Bucks!

Bill Gates has said the US tax office has to store his financial data on a "special" computer. "My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers." he said at a Microsoft conference in Lisbon. "So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven't paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer." he added in comments on TV.

Gates' fortune is currently put at $47 billion (Rs. 2.2 lakh crore). But quit bragging, Mr. Gates... we all know even a 1982 computer with 48k of RAM running BASIC can handle 47*10^9!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What a Comparison!
I came across this comparison test claiming the HP servers to be faster than Sun's some days back. Its very surprising that a company like HP goofed up this time. If we look closely at the comparisons made, there are some shortfalls that one can see.

1. They have not been tested for the same configurations. By configurations I mean the softwares on which the bechmarking was done and not the hardware configurations.

2. If we see the figures closely, most of them are pretty close by and Sparc even does well on the "Calculated System Power (Watts)2" parameter.

3. The clock speeds of the processors used are very different. The Sun box has a 1.2 GHz processor whereas the HP box has a 2.2 GHz processor. Oh man !

4. Also the no. of processors used on the HP box are 2 and on the Sun box is just 1.

What kind of a comparison is this??? How can u compare two hardware configurations by running Solaris on one and Windows on the other??? The SAP versions also don't match and the databases are way too different.

Is it a fair comparison?

See it for yourself :

The real story.

I am having a screenshot of the results below in case they close the site on the above link.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Yet another Monday morning!
Its a pretty usual monday morning. Saw a billboard ad of Sun today. I am showcasing it here as well.

Anyone interested ???

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Shocking news for Monday morning
I got a really shocking news that Geoff Arnold has already left Sun. I was taken by surprise by this news. Though I have met him just twice during his visit to our centre. But there was this attachment to him that we could relate to. I had never thought of him leaving as he was a great asset. I always considered him a mentor and idol. Well, I will really miss him.

All the best Geoff for your new endeavours.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Project Sushi - A great dish

We had a great lunch party on Saturday 4th March 2006 at Adeeeeetiiiii's place. It was a great experiment with guinea pigs of all sorts (Me, Vikash and Sandy alongwith his wife) ;)

A great description of the whole party can be found at Adeeeeeetiiiiii's blog