mint leaves

Try Mint Leaves with Tomatoes to Get Instant Relief from Cold & Cough

Last time I talked about the benefits of bananas. I received lot of positive response from the readers on the topic. As we sometime bite in a fruit just because of the taste we like. But, it is important to include fruits depending upon the benefits they have for health. So, the health reminds me of the changing weather. In northern India people are suffering for cold and cough as the season is about to take a leap.

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Banana

Banana a basket of health benefits

Bulk benefits of banana

kela as it popularly known is found across the globe. This natural superfood is a part of almost every cuisine. Some people like banana in form of shake & desert, while some love to spice up the raw banana. Indians enjoy this eating this fruit in both forms. Down south, people enjoy banana wafers made from the fruit with the green color peel, while some like the taste of ripe banana in payassam.

We eat banana according to our taste & its appearance. But, have you ever thought about the nutritional value this fruit offers? If, not then today you must go through this article. Scroll down the article & know what more has to offer apart from its tempting taste.

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Lemon

Lemon Tongue Twister

Ingredients

  • 1 litre Vodka
  • 31/2 cups of Water
  • 10 Lemons
  • 3 cups Sugar

Directions

Step 1

Firstly, wash all the lemons with lukewarm water and wipe them with a soft cloth. Peel off the lemon zest and keep the lemons aside.

Step 2

Add 700 ml of vodka in a jar and add the lemon zest to it. Put lid on the pitcher for near about twenty days at the room temperature. Place the jar in a cool and dark room.

Step 3

Switch on the flame and add sugar with boiling water for near about five minutes. Turn off the heat when the mixture forms into the sugar syrup. Rest the syrup for ten –fifteen minutes and add it to the pitcher than contain vodka. Keep the mix in the dark place for a couple of days.

Banana a basket of health benefits

Step 4

After a few hours, separate the drink with the help of a strainer.

Step 5

Set drink in serving glasses and put them into the freezer. Serve the drink once it is set.

Tip:- Tastes best when frozen. You can also keep the drink in the fridge to chill. Garnish the drink with lemon zest ring & mint leaves at on the rim of the glasses.

Know Healthy Secrets of Lemon

This drink sets the mood for the party. Serve the lemon drink to your guests & enjoy the praise for your culinary skills. I would like to share benefits of lemon with you.

Lemon is good for digestion and works as a mouth freshener.

Include this yellow colored fruit in everyday life & say goodbye to the unwanted weight. Also, the fresh limes keep you away from problems such as:-

  • Formation of kidney stones.
  • Keeps gums and teeth healthy.
  • Heals skin pigmentation, dark circles & dark spots.
  • Manage blood pressure& reduce the chance of constipation.
  • Fight throat infection & provides instant relief from cold & cough.

Strengthens Hair & Scalp

The Citrus and Vitamin C properties of lemon make the hair dandruff free. Apply lime juice into the scalp to get shinny & healthy hairs.

Heal Cracks

Apply lemon juice to crack foot heals. Regular massage of the juice on the palms & foot gives relief from hardness. Get a flawless & glossy skin with use of lemon every day.

In the next blog I will reveal the “Benefits of Banana”. So, keep visiting the blog.

Easy tricks to cure holi hangover

Easy tricks to cure holi hangover

How to Get Rid of Bhang Hangover?

Holi is the festival of colors, fun & lip smacking recipes. But, what if you have drink too much of the thandai? The hangover next morning won’t allow you to stand. So, I have decided to help you get out of this situation. Follow simple tricks to get instant relief from bhang.

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malpua

Delicious Malpua Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 gm all purpose flour [Maida]
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds [Sauf]
  • 1 teaspoon powdered green cardamom [Hari Elaichi]
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 250 gm sugar
  • 1 pinch saffron [Kesar]
  • 100 gm semolina [Suji]
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 tablespoon chopped pistachios [Pista]
  • 250 ml water
  • 50 gm khoya

DIRECTION

Step 1

Prepare sugar syrup first & keep it aside. Heat water with sugar in a pan. Stir the mix until sugar dissolves completely.

Step 2

Next, add 3 tsp of milk and continue to stir again. Don’t forget to remove the scum that appears on the edges of the pan.

Step 3

Remove the syrup from the pan when is consistency is thick.

Step 4

Add all-purpose flour, semolina, khoya, baking powder, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and milk together in a bowl. The batter must have pouring consistency. It should not be too thick or too thin.

Step 5

Now heat ghee in a pan on slow flame. Pour the mixture with the help of a ladle & spread evenly.

Step 6

Fry the malpua on slow flame until the color changes to light brown on both the sides.

Step 7

Soak the malpua in sugar syrup for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Lay on the plate & garnish it with dry fruits & pomegranate.

Chocolate Gujiya

Chocolate Gujiya – Pastry Stuffed With Yummy Choclate

Ingredients For Gujiya:-

  • 4 cups refined flour
  • 5 tablespoon+ ghee for deep frying
  • 500 gms khoya
  • 31/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • chopped dry fruits
  • 1/4 teaspoon green cardomom powder
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 21/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/ cup grated chocolate

Directions For Gujiya:-

Step 1

Knead dough of refined flour with cold water. Add ghee to the flour before kneading.

Step 2

Cover the dough with a cloth.

Step 3

Saute khoya in a pan for two minutes.

Step 4

Let the khoya cool for a second.

Step 5

Add desiccated coconut & chopped dry fruits to the khoya.

Step 6

Add green cardomom & nutmeg powder to the mixture.

Step 7

Add powdered sugar to the mixture.

Step 8

Add grated chocolate at the end & mix the stuffing well.

Step 9

Roll small puri of dough.

Step 10

Place the stuffing on half side & cover it.

Step 11

Seal the corners.

Step 12

Deep fry in medium heat.

Step 13

Gujiya is ready to serve.

 

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pineapple

Pineapple Gujiya – Gujiya With A Twist Of Fruit

Ingredients For Pineapple Gujiya:-

  • 2 cups refined Flour
  • 3 tablespoons of Ghee
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 4 tablespoon Grated Coconut, Sugar, And Khoya
  • Ghee for frying

Directions:-

Step 1

Add ghee to the refined flour & knead a tight dough with cold water.

Step 2

Cover the dough with a cloth to keep it moist.

Step 3

Saute pineapple for a minute & add raisins into the pan. Stir the mixture till it gets dry.

Step 4

Add desiccated coconut to the mixture.

Step 5

Mix sugar into the pan & turn off the heat. Let it cool down a bit.

Step 6

Add Khoya to the mixture & mix it well.

Step 7

Roll out small puris of the dough & place the stuffing on the half.

Step 8

Cover the other half on the stuffing & seal the dough by pressing the corners with a fork.

Step 9

Deep fry the Gujiya on low heat in ghee.

Step 10

Remove the gujiyas on absorbent paper.

Step 11

Roll small puri of dough.

Step 12

Place the stuffing on half side & cover it.

Step 13

Seal the corners.

Step 14

Deep fry in medium heat.

Step 15

Ready to serve.

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Haldi

Turmeric – Get A Golden Glow This Season

Festivities begin at home

Holi festival is around the corner & most of the households in India starting preparing yummy dishes. But, have you noticed a special ingredient in the kitchen? No. then let me introduce you with turmeric, also known as haldi in India. Apart from offering taste & color to the dishes, this food ingredient is useful to combat skin & hair problems.

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