Srini's Point of View

My thoughts on technology, food and other fancies…

How to install MongoDB on a Mac

I am starting to teach myself the MEAN stack. The MEAN stack makes use of MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js. The best part about this stack is that all parts of the stack can be written in Javascript. Read this wikipedia article to know more.

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Pindi Chole

This is my aunt Leela Mangu’s special pindi chole recipe.

Boil 2 cups Chana with 2 tsp ground tea leaves, 2-3 Laung, 2 tsp amla pdr, salt.

Fry in oil 1 inch ginger, some garlic till brown, add 2 small tomatoes chopped to small pieces. Add Haldi, little jeera ...


This is a recipe I got from my mother-in-law. The cool part about this recipe is that it is made without using any sambar powder.


  1. Imli - nimbu size
  2. Vegetables -any of the veggies drumstick, bindi, shimla mirch, red pumpkin, white peta, onion
  3. coconut - Half coconut- grated
  4. Masala - chana dal ...

Bellam Menthikai

This is my aunt Suguna Rao’s recipe. This is a quick way of making this recipe. This does not involve drying the mango in the sun.


  1. One raw green mango (remove skin and cut into chips) - 2 cups
  2. Gud - 1/2 cup
  3. Salt - 2 tsp
  4. Mirchi Powder - 1 ...

Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney goes great with Idli’s, Dosa’s and vadda’s. One recent thread on my family’s recipes group on facebook had a couple of variations on this traditional chutney. I will try to post all the different styles on making this dish.

M.S. Leela Method

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