Friday, 7 August 2020

Crunchy Peanuts:a quick evening snack

                                                             

Peanuts are an excellent source of plant based protein and also contain fibre. A handful of roasted peanuts as a mid morning snack can give you all the energy required to attend important meetings and other work. 

Today's recipe is a delicious snack which you can enjoy with your evening cup of tea or coffee. It is also a perfect snack of a rainy day.

Ingredients :

Roasted peanuts -1 small cup(you can remove the peel if you want) 

finely chopped onions-1 tablespoon. 

Lime juice - 2 teaspoons 

finely chopped green chillies -1/4 teaspoons 

Kala Namak or black salt - as per taste 

finely chopped green coriander leaves - 2 teaspoons 

Method:

-take a large bowl and add the peanuts.

-now add the rest of the ingredients  and give it a good mix with the help of a spoon. 

Your crunchy and spicy peanuts is ready.  Enjoy this quick snack with a cup of hot tea.


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Monday, 27 July 2020

DIY Exfoliating Face Mask


 The recent pandemic has been very stressful for all of us and while we are all staying at home, the regular visits to the beauty saloons is something all the ladies are missing.
I am sharing an effective at home exfoliating face pack that has the goodness of coffee and honey. Coffee acts as an excellent natural exfoliator,removing the dead cells of the skin.Honey is a great moisturizer that gives your skin that soft and supple look.
I recommend you use organic honey for best results.
 This pack should be applied on the face and neck twice a week.

Ingredients :
Coffee powder- 1 teaspoon
organic honey- 1.5 teaspoon
Fresh lime juice - 3-4 drops

Method: 
-Take a clean glass bowl and add the coffee powder and honey and  mix is well till a smooth paste is formed.
-now, add few drops of lime juice and mix well again.

How to apply :
-wash your face with normal water and pat dry with a cotton towel.
-apply this pack with the help of a brush or with clean hand.
-apply it evenly on face and neck.
-keep this pack atleast for 20 minutes.
-wash your face with lukewarm water.
-pat dry and see the natural glow on your face.

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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Relax



 When everything is uncertain, don't lose hope and remember that this too shall pass.
The path maybe full of challenges and obstacles but one who never loses hope will see the dawn of a new day.



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Friday, 24 July 2020

Value Yourself


         

Every woman should know that she is worthy of being loved and respected. As parents we must not forget to teach our little kids the importance of self-love and self-care .



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Thursday, 23 July 2020

Quick and Easy Chicken Nuggets


                                                  

This is a very quick chicken recipe which you can make at home instead of buying the frozen nuggets that are loaded with preservatives.
This makes an easy lock down recipe too as the weekend outings have stopped and we are all at home.
So stay safe and stay healthy everyone and do try this delicious recipe.

Ingredients :
chicken breast -2 big pieces, cut it into small pieces
Ginger, garlic and onion paste - 1 tablespoon (1 small onion, 6 cloves of garlic  and 1 inch ginger peeled)
Black pepper powder  - 1.5 teaspoon
Soya sauce - 1 teaspoon
Salt - as per taste
White bread - 4 slices,  edges cut
Egg -3 nos, beaten well
Breadcrumbs -1 small bowl, for coating
Oil- for frying

Method:
-in a mixer jar add the bread pieces and grind it into fine powder.
-now,in the same jar add the cut breast pieces along with the ginger, garlic and onion paste and grind everything to make a fine paste.
-Take this mixture out and mix it well with your hands. Pat the mixture dough on a plate and flatten it.
-with the help of a knife, cut it into small squares.
-heat oil in a pan and take one square and dip it into the beaten egg mixture using a spoon.
Take it out and coat it with breadcrumbs using another spoon.
-now, dip it in hot oil and fry till golden brown.
-Repeat with the rest of the squares.
- note that the gas should be on low to medium flame only. This is to make the nuggets crispy and we'll cooked.
-serve hot with tomato ketchup.








The Power of Now



Focus on the simple moments.Some are beautiful while some are heavy and hard.
When we learn to live in the present, we're not trying to control control the future or longing for the past.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The Divine Ganga Aarti at Varanasi-A visual treat





The Divine Ganga Aarti at Varanasi





The Ganga Aarti is a devotional ritual that is usually made in the form of a lit lamp,in the  Ganges River, a small diya or lamp with flowers is  floated down the river. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga,goddess of the holiest river in India.


The Aarti begins by lighting up the multi-tiered ceremonial brass lamps and a well-synchronised and rhythmic chanting of the holy mantras. Some of the priests blow the conch shells to sanctify the atmosphere, other priests begin waving the incense sticks to worship Mother Ganga.




The Ganga Aarti takes place daily at 6:30 PM post sundown in summer and 7:00 PM in winters for about 45 minutes. It is organised at the Dashashwamedh ghat, one of the holiest of all ghats in Varanasi. An announcement at 7:00 PM takes place to inform the attendees about the commencement of aarti.


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