Salmon Fish Fry – Oven Baked

Fish fry in oven baked is healthy alternative to fully oil fried and get almost same taste. Salmon has lot of health benefits – rich in Vitamin-D, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, several sources of Vitamin-B, Potassium.

Total Time: 10 Mins Prep + 30 Mins Cooking

Items Needed:

  1. Salmon Fillet – 1.5 Pounds
  2. Ginger Garlic Paste– 2 Tbsp.
  3. Siracha Sauce– 2 Tbsp.
  4. Coriander Powder– ½ Tbsp.
  5. Dried Green Chili Powder – ½ Tbsp.
  6. Aachi Fish Fry Masala – 2 Tbsp.
  7. Olive Oil – 2 Tbsp.
  8. Salt – as needed


  1. Mix all items into bowl and prepare marination. Add half cup of water so that Marination is not so thick
  2. Marinate Fish for 2 hours (minimum 30mins)
  3. Preheat oven for 375 Degree
  4. Apply olive oil into cast iron girdle and place fish fillet
  5. In oven, cook one side for 15mins (in bake)
  6. Take out after 20mins and apply olive oil on and flip/turn the fish
  7. Cook for another 10mins
  8. Take out after total of 30mins of cooking, and apply left over marination on both sides for broiling.
  9. Broil each side for 2 or 3 mins each side, depending on your roast level preference.
  10. Note: With total cooking time of 30mins + 6mins, the fish will be ‘well-done’, if you prefer medium cooked – try reducing to 20mins+6mins broiling


Fish after Marination


Veggie Soup / Noodle Soup

    Veggie noodle soup is healthy recipe since lot of fresh vegetables are part of this and it’s our family favorite. The preparation is very simple. There are two variations – this can be taken as soup or with noodles depending on your preference and need. Preparation time 30-40mins.


Items Needed:

  1. Bok-Choy – 2 Cups
  2. Mushroom – 2 Cups
  3. Carrot – 1 Nos
  4. Beans – 2 Cups
  5. Jalapeno Chili Dried – ¼ Chili (Yes, don’t add full – just a quarter)
  6. PF Chang Hakka Noodle Packet
  7. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tbsp.
  8. Spring Onions
  9. Egg Whites (Optional)
  10. Veggie Soup Mix (2 Tbsp.)
  11. Salt – as needed



Noodle Preparation

Add Noodle and salt and Boil in container for 10-15mins. Once it’s cooked strain water and add cold water so that noodle is not over cooked.


Veggie Soup Preparation

  1. Cut all veggies in medium size (Radish into 4, beans cut into 5-7, mushroom by 4)
  2. In container add water, veggies and salt – boil for 15mins
  3. Now add ginger garlic, dried Jalapeno and Veggie soup mix powder and boil soup for another 10mins
  4. When soup is almost done, optionally, pour egg whites directly into boiling soup and egg will cook in the soup in few mins (2-5mins)
  5. Now soup can be taken as is, or with Noodles.
  6. If you want Noodle soup, just add the prepared noodles

Grilled Lamb Chops (Oven Grilled)

Marination Preparation:

  1. Lamb or Goat Chops – 1 and ¼ Pounds
  2. Red Kashmiri Chilli Powder – ½ Tbsp
  3. Ground Paprika – ½ Tbsp
  4. Dried Parsley – 2 Tbsp
  5. Siracha Sauce – 2 Tbsp
  6. Coriander – 1 Tbsp
  7. Cumin – ½ Tbsp
  8. Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 Tbsp
  9. Lime Juice – 1 Lime Big
  10. Tabasco – 4 Drops
  11. Salt – 2 Tbsp
  12. Oil – 4 Tbsp


Add all powders into bowl with Lime Juice & Tabasco and mix well as paste. No need to add water. Add Lamb chops ensure paste is applied evenly thorough the meat. Keep meat in Fridge for 2hrs – 4hrs for marination.



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree
  2. Apply oil in Cast Iron griddle or Baking tray and place marinated lamb chops and apply oil again on the top of the meat. I prefer Cast Iron instead of baking tray – because the heat is maintained after cooking.
  3. Bake the Lamb Chops for 20minutes
  4. Turn the meat to other side.
  5. Bake for another 15minutes
  6. Typically Lamb Chops will be done in 35minutes total, but always check before starting broiling. Cook time, depends upon the size. Thickness of Chops I used is half inch.


  1. Apply left over marination paste one top of the meat and apply oil.
  2. Broil one side for 3-4minutes and take it out for applying paste on other side.

    Note: Broiling time depends on the thickness of meat. Sometime will be done in 2mins, keep checking via Glass door to ensure it doesn’t burn.

  3. There will be paste on the grill/pan which is roasted well & cooked, feel free take and apply them in meat along with broil paste. Do this step only if the paste on the cooking grill is not burned.
  4. Turn all meat to other side, apply left over marination and spray oil
  5. Broil another side for 3-4minutes.

Upgrading HP Laptop with Samsung SSD

Laptop Configuration Details:

Model: HP Envy 17t-j100

Processor: i7 4700MQ 2.7Ghz


NVidia GeForce: 2GB

SSD Used: Samsung EVO 740, 256GB SSD



  • This procedure may void your warranty and might make your laptop stop working.

Step1: Create Recovery Disc

  • As first step you need to create recovery disc and this is not an optional step. You must do this before removing old HDD from your Laptop
  • Each laptop manufacturer has its own methods to this step. For HP Laptop you can follow the steps given in this link
  • Once you complete the procedures you will have 5 DVDs which is recovery disc.

Step2: Backup existing data in HDD

  • Just to be safe, copy your existing file & data in your existing HDD to another external Hard disk or Pen drive

Step3: Open Laptop, remove HDD & connect SSD

  • You need a screw driver & SSD for this step. See the video below

    Video Part-1

    Video Part-2


Step4: Restore OS with Recovery Disk

  • Power ON Laptop and see if Laptop detects SSD in BIOS.
  • Insert Recovery disc-1 and boot laptop from CD/DVD Drive
  • Windows installer will ask all five disc during “copying files” step
  • Installation will start after copying files
  • Installation may restart 3-4 times and your laptop is ready to use

If you have question, please post it in the comments below

Things to do in SanFranscisco


1. Golden Gate view @ Battery Spencer

Battery spencer is the best place to view the golden gate. Many time I went to the golden gate bridge and viewed it only from Vista point at one end of the bridge, but this is the best spot to view the golden gate be it sun rise or sun set.

Notes: Time needed-2hours Approx. You have to walk little bit. Finding parking might be tough on weekends



Map picture


2. Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of fine Arts is a nice park with spectacular view of the Palace. If you want to spend nice time with your loved one this is the best place. Many Bollywood movies shots were taken here (Movie: Varanam Ayiram). This is also a wedding / engagement spot.

Notes: Time Needed- Depends on activity. Just taking photos – 1hrs. You could bring lunch and spend like 2-3hrs easily.

Palace of Fine Arts


Map picture


3. Cruise at Pier39

There are different kinds of cruise you can take at Pier 39

1. Golden gate cruise

2. Alcatraz cruise

3. Golden gate night cruise with Wine & Dine.

I personally liked Golden gate cruise & night cruise. Alcatraz was bit boring for me, again it’s my personal liking.


4. Pier 39

Pier 39 is nice place for three things… 1. shopping, 2. Dining 3. Booking Cruise and 4. Road side Guitar & different Performance.

You will find many Shops here to buy Clothes, Sovereigns, Gifts, Candy/Chocolates and even wines. There are few road site shops as well, where you might be able negotiate prices.

There are many restaurants to taste variety of food from Crab & Other seafood, SFO best clam chowder, different soups. This is the best place to taste the local restaurant of SFO. If you some extra bucks you could enter high end restaurants like Forbes Island, where you will get specular view of the sea.


5. Lombard Street

Lombard street is well known since it’s the crooked street in the world. It’s just a 2min drive from the top to bottom, but the queue for driving thru this street is typically 45mins to 1hr on weekend. Nothing exciting here, except the way the street was built.


6. Exploratorium

Exploratorium is a science exhibition with over 200+ exhibits in display. It’s the best place to play with science. It fun for all ages, kids will love it. This place is a one day activity if you want to explore most of the exhibits.

exploratorium-main-entrance  Exploratorium2



7. Japanese Tea Garden

It’s a garden / park in Japanese style – if you like to spend some time in nice park in SFO this is good place.

Japanese_tea_garden Japanese_Garden_SF3


8. California Academy of Science

California Academy of science is a museum / science exhibition / planetarium / aquarium. This is also a one day activity if you want to explore it completely. Good destination if you have kids.