#Beauty

The Miracle Hair Oil – a tried and tested recipe

When my friend, Ensiya Kothari, shared the ingredients of this Hair Oil with me I thought she was joking! “Onions, garlic, curry leaves, are you kidding me? Are we making a chutney, or hair oil?” I laughed. Then I saw she was serious and had shared the recipe after I remarked on the change I noticed …






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S is for… Sattu ke Laddu #AtoZChallenge

Sattu Ke Laddu How many of you have heard of and tasted Sattu? Well, for those who haven’t, Sattu is nothing but roasted Bengal Gram Flour which is also known as Dalia. It is packed with protein, it is an instant coolant, a great source of insoluble fiber and with a low glycemic index it …






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R is for… Rajma #AtoZChallenge

Rajma I wouldn’t be a Punjabi worth my salt if I didn’t mention Rajma in my list of favorite foods would I now! If you’ve ever had a Punjabi neighbour, chances are that multiple whistles of a pressure cooker would have woken you up on the one Sunday you got to sleep in. Because Sunday …






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Q is for… Qurma #AtoZChallenge

Qurma The goodness of vegetables, a taste that is not like the ordinary and a dish that saves my skin on many occasions. When I don’t know what to cook for dinner or I am one dish away from finalizing the menu for a party this Qurma is what comes to the rescue. I have …






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Good Knight Fabric Roll-On: A natural Mosquito repellent

I live in an apartment complex which is beautifully landscaped. Every nook and cranny is verdant with trees, shrubs and flowering plants. I also have a balcony lined with plants. Living amidst all this green is a sight for sore eyes, and we feel such a relief that we get relatively fresh air around our …






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P is for…Pootharekulu #AtoZChallenge

Pootharekulu Putarekulu, or Poothareku as is it also known as, is the most unusual sweet I have ever seen or eaten. The origins of this sweet can be found in Atreyapuram, a village in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, in the Southern region of India. A particular Rice Batter, Powdered Sugar and Ghee …






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O is for… Obbattu #AtoZChallenge

Obbattu Obbattu. Holige, Parpu Poli. Bobbatlu. Bobattu or Puran Poli as I know it as, from growing up in Bombay. Many names, slight variations in the recipe and just the same deliciousness! Obbattu is a delicious Roti/Flatbread stuffed plump with a mix of cooked Chana Dal and Jaggery with hints of powdered cardamom making a …






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N is for … Nolen Gurer Jolbhara Sandesh #AtoZChallenge

Nolen Gurer Jolbhara Sandesh Nolen Gurer is Date Palm Jaggery. The winter months from November to February are what I used to eagerly await, as those are the months that West Bengal produces Date Palm Jaggery. Technology is a boon though, as these days Nolen Gurer Mishti’s (sweets) are available all year round. The taste …






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M is for… #AtoZChallenge

Meethe Chawal The literal translation of Meethe Chawal is Sweet Rice and they were cooked at home often when I was growing up. Whenever there was an occasion worth celebrating, or occasions were created when there were none, we had Meethe Chawal on the table. And in a joint family of 12 + people there …






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L is for… #AtoZChallenge

Langcha     I call Langcha the ‘Amitabh Bachchan of Jamuns’ as unlike it’s round, softer North Indian cousin, the Gulab Jamun, the cylindrical Bengali Sweet Langcha stands tall and slim. The texture differs too, as it is firmer and not swimming in syrup, even though it oozes with it. Bengali Sweets have a special …






#ThankfulThursdays

5 Things you are Thankful for about your Country #ThankfulThursdays Week 24

I feel privileged that I am an Indian. I love my Country, with all my heart and with all its welts and warts. I am rational enough to realise that there is a lot we could do better but then I choose to look the other way and choose to see the wonderful things we …