Chicken Pakora


  • Chicken (bonless small pieces) – 500 gm
  • Salt to taste ( I put 2 tsp)
  • Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Curd – 4 tbsp
  • Lemon – 1/2
  • Onion – 2 medium
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 3-4 branches
  • Gram flour – 8 tbsp
  • Refined oil – 1 cup (for deep frying)


  • Wash chicken thoroughly and drain the water.
  • Add salt, chilly powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, curd, coriander powder to it.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice to it.
  • Finely chop onion and coriander leaves and then add it.
  • Then mix it thoroughly and let the chicken to marinade for 2-3 hours in refrigerator.
  • After three hours take the mixture out and let it come to room temperature.
  • It must have enough water in it.
  • Add gram flour to it and mix it well.
  • Add gram flour so that there is no excess water.
  • Put oil in a wok and bring it to high temperature.
  • Then take small portions out of the above mixture and put it in oil.
  • Keep the gas knob in medium so that pakoras are crispy.
  • Take them out with the help of a skimmer, when they become reddish.
  • Serve hot with chutney or sauce or salad. Goes well with mint chutney.

Uninstalling MVAPICH2

If you see the official user guides from MVAPICH you won’t find a section to uninstall MVAPICH2 from your system. But by detailed Googling you can end up into some mailing list archive and may find what I am entailing here. So here are the steps:

Locate where you have installed the MVAPICH2 (MPI).

which mpirun    #you can put any other mpi related command

For my system it’s located in /opt/mvapich2-1.8.1/bin/mpirun. Go to the base directory of mvapich2.

cd /opt/mvapich2-1.8.1    #cd base_directory_of_mvapich2

Browse through that directory and look for sbin directory. Go to that directory.

cd /opt/mvapich2-1.8.1/sbin

Check for the executable named mpeuninstall. Run it with root privilages. It may ask for root password.

sudo ./mpeuninstall

You will see some remove commands being run. This will uninstall most of the man pages and the sbin folder but still you can see configuration files and important binaries available.

To remove remaining files, you have to do it manually with root permission.

sudo rm -rf /opt/mvapich2-1.8.1/       # rm -rf mvapich_base_directory

Now it’s completely uninstalled.

To install a fresh version you can follow the user guide :).

Running process in background in shell

Certain times we come across the situation where we want to run multiple processes and we can’t wait for them to complete. So we need them to run in background so that we can specify the next process to be run.

Usually the symbol & is specified at the end of the program name to make it run in the background. But still the program may have some standard output or error which it may show in the current shell. To avoid so we should specify the command the following manner

nohup yourprogram -p parameters >>/dev/null 2>>/dev/null &

The nohup command ensures that your process is not killed when you log out of the system.
/dev/null or the null device is a special file that discards all data written to it but reports that the write operation succeeded.

>>/dev/null redirects the standard output to the null device.
2>>/dev/null redirects the standard error to the null device.