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Diwali ootd : festive Indians with a modern spin

Hey CC readers!

Wishing every one of my readers a very happy diwali.

For those of you who do not know about diwali, its the festival of lights and marks the beginning of new hope and prosperity.

And on this auspicious occasion here is my outfit for the day.

A simple mustard yellow kurta with my grey pair of palazzos and black heels.

Finishing off with my regular heavily kohld eyes and nude lip color.

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Hope you like the look. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Chocolate and peanut butter mugcake

Hey folks!!

It’s Diwali week here in India. The biggest festival, at least here in my home. And what’s better to start this festive week with a cheat meal.

Presenting the one minute mug cake king.

Chocolate and peanut butter mugcake

Serves : 1

Time to prepare : 5 mins

You will need
Flour – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Drinking chocolate powder – 2 tablespoons
Non sweetened cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon
Sugar – 2/3 tablespoons
Egg – 1
Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
Milk – 1/4 cup
Peanut butter – 2/3 tablespoons

Steps to follow

1. In a big coffee mug, mix the dry ingredients so that they have a consistent texture

2. Next add the egg, milk and oil. Whisking all the while into a good consistent mix.

3. The last is the peanut butter. Take 2 table spoons and add to mixture.

4. Lastly, take a dollop of peanut butter with thick consistency. And right before putting the mug into the microwave, drop it into the centre of the batter.

5. Microwave for 1-2 mins.

And voilà. You got yourself a gooey moist chocolate mugcake with a rich peanut butter centre.

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Hope you enjoy it as much as I do

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Kadhai Chicken with a twist : how soy chicken fulfilled its Indian destiny

Hey guys

I know I know..the title is weird. But its so suiting this post. Festive week coming up, I’m starting the weekend with Kadhai Chicken (or basically chicken made in a wok).

Why the twist, you ask. Well, this recipe started out as a soy chicken and halfway I changed my mind to make it in a more Indian style. So voilà!!  Enjoy

Kadhai chicken with a soy twist

Serves: 2

You will need
Soy sauce
Chicken, boneless 500gms
Bell peppers 2
Onions 2
Chicken masala/garam masala
Chilli powder 2 tb spoons
Garlic ginger paste 1 tb spoon
Tomato puree 4 tb spoons
Curd

Steps to follow

1. We start by boiling the chicken in a mixture of one cup water and one table spoon of soy sauce. If its dark soy sauce, you may use a little less.

2. Meanwhile, chop the bell peppers and onions. In a preheated wok with one table spoon of olive oil, lightly sauté them on a low flame.

3. Add the boiled chicken along with one cup of curd. Add spices to taste, chilli powder, garam masala (an Indian mix of ground spices including bay leaf and cardamom), cumin seed (powder).

4. Let it cook on a low flame for 5mins. Now add the garlic ginger paste and tomato puree and let it cook for another 5 mins.

To make sure the spices really soak in, make sure the chicken is in smaller chunks.

And tada! This can be served with roti (Indian bread), rice or bread.

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Hope you all like this dish as much as I did.

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

The Midi Ring obsession continues

Hey guys!!

November is here and one fashion accessory that has carried forward from spring to autumn has been midi rings. Whether you stack em or make it artsy on all your fingers, its one obsession I’m not getting over any time soon.

Check my new midi ring adds to the wardrobe.

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My manicure is all set for the upcoming festive season in India with Diwali falling on the 10th of this month.

This shade of red goes so well for the festival of lights, don’t you think??

Much love to all ❤
The Carnelian Cloak

Earthen Minimalist

Hey guys

Since today I was in a minimalist sort of a mood, I wore a lot of autumn tones and earthen colors.

Keeping the minimal makeup and tying my hair in side braid for the day.

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So what do you say..is that a yes or a no?

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Indian traditional days : ootd

Hey guys!!

Today I was in a mood to wear something traditional and pretty. So I’ve worn an Indian suit in this post, its a simple red and black suit with a dupatta (aka stole/shawl) which has heavy prints.

This is basically what we Indians wear during all our festivals and prayers. And with major festival season coming in India, you might be seeing more of these outfits on the blog.

Here’s the look from the day.

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Being from Lucknow, a city known for its Nawab culture, I absolutely love my oxidised silver jewellery. Which is what I accessorised with here.

Details,
Lip Color is Nude by Color Bar
Dupatta was bought from a local market in Delhi (lots of hidden treasures in those street shops)
Oxidised silver jewellery from Delhi Haat

Hope you liked the outfit. Comment below or mail me at thecarneliancloak@gmail.com for any views or queries.

Have a happy happy weekend
Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Soy chilli chicken

Hello dear readers

Having recently decided to become more health conscious, the food options have suddenly become very limited. But I am not one to give up my love for good food so fast, taking up yet another cooking experiment with the long weekend coming up.

Soy Chilli Chicken

Disclaimer : this is not a Chinese dish, even though it may sound like that

Serves : 1

Time to Prepare : 25 mins

What you will need
Chicken (boneless)
Chilli flakes (homemade or bottled)
Salt
Soy sauce
Bell peppers
Onion (one small)

Steps to follow

1. We start with our boneless chicken, set it to boil for 15-20 mins, preferably in a pressure cooker.

2. Once the chicken is boiled and tender and has been cooled off in cold water, use a fork to shred the chicken to fine pieces.

3. In a saucepan, add a teaspoon of olive oil. Add fine chopped bell pepper and onion. Cook on medium flame for 5mins.

4. Add a spoonful of soy sauce, the shredded chicken pieces and two spoons of chilli flakes (or as per taste, I like mine extra spicy). Cook for 5 mins on low flame and occasionally toss.

Once chicken seems golden brown, turn off stove and serve. Tastiest protein intake ever.

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hope you like this easy to make chicken recipe

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Printed love : dressing up the prints for weekend dinner

Hey folks

My love for prints and patterns is not something I talk much about. But these pretty and comfortable pants are my new best friends.

This weekend I paired them up with a hot fuchsia top and statement accessories.

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what say? Is that a yes it no?

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

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The T-shirt with skirt trend

Hi..!!

Do any of you have those days when you don’t want to be too dressed, just a casual over sized T-shirt sounds perfect.

Well, today is that day for me. I went with my oversized T-shirt with my makeshift green skirt, and of course my chuck taylors ❤

Here’s how it looked. Lazy Sunday’s perfect pick

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Would you say yay or nay to this one??

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

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