Ghee rice recipe

Ghee rice recipe

The main food item in south India is rice,using this rice there are many recipes prepared depending on the locality and taste.One of the most popular rice made recipe is ghee rice which is made by many people instantly in their homes.Because of its easy making,less time taking process and most adorable taste many of the busy people prefer making this at their home.This process is so simple because of

Delicious South Indian Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka masala most of the people favorite dish and a delightful place in menu of every restaurant was first originated from a Indian restaurant in United kingdom.A person named Rahul Varma a street food expert in Delhi was the first person who is responsible for the origination of this mouth watering dish.A chef belong to Pakistan named Ali Ahmed Aslam invented chicken tikka masala by the thought of making something

Rava Khichdi a simple and comfort food

Khichdi is one of the India’s best comfort food available.In India mostly south India people eat things made out of rice as it is their abundant available product.There are many items made out of rice out of them one the most comfort and easily prepared food item is Khichdi.It is done at the time of breakfast or evenings mostly.Few people who are busy with their life make this recipe which

For the love of Chocolate!

That silky, smooth, velvety, so yum, exotic thing, we can’t resist is CHOCOLATE. Just the addition of Chocolate can make anything to everything delicious. It is such a thing that everyone craves and loves. It can lift up your mood and has the goodness of antioxidants. Chocolates are lovable and are a sheer bliss to humanity. For the love of chocolate, here are some too popular chocolate delights, easy to make

Red is the colour I’m looking for!

Red is the colour of passion. One sees red when they’re angry and one picks up a red heart to show that they love someone. Love and hatred, two sides of the same coin, can be expressed by a single colour – red. So when it’s someone’s birthday and you want to show your love for them by baking, why go with the classic chocolate cake? Maybe it’s time to

Chandigarh on a roll.

Chandigargh-Pinjore-Anand Sahib Chandigarh, the city of French architect Le Corbusier, is best known for being India’s most planned urban developments. The shared capital of Punjab and Haryana, it lies at foothills of the Shivalik range and offers options for easy getaways. That’s what this itinerary is all about. Day 1: Chandigarh Get into town Arrive in Chandigarh and check into a city hotel that will make sightseeing convenient. We recommend

The Goodness of Bitter Gourd

The bitter gourd or karela is a summer vegetable mainly found in the tropical areas.  It first originated in India and then by the 14th century began to be widely cultivated in Asian countries, Africa and the Caribbean islands.  The edible fruit of this vine is extremely bitter but is a storehouse of iron.  There are different varieties of the bitter gourd, and they vary in size and colour. The

The King of Fruits

Mango is a fruit which belongs to the plant family Anacardiaceae. They are tropical fruiting trees which are mostly cultivated for edible fruits. The mangoes originated in South and Southeast Asia and were later adopted by the neighboring regions. With time it became one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropical regions.Major contributions to the production of mangoes are given by regions like Sumatra, Borneo and counties like Burma

Basic and easy DIY snacks.

Morning blues are very real and in fact would remain so till you retire. From the moment you enter the secondary school, getting up in the morning is a bane to be faced and dealt with. Might as well do it head on. How ? Well, with food of course. For those lucky few who have breakfast waiting on the table when they get ready and have a mother hen

QUEEN OF HERBS- THE HOLY TULSI

Since time immemorial, the mankind has relied on the healing power of herbs. If we dig into our ancient past, we would find enumerable references of traditional herbs with numerous health benefits. One such plant, which finds it mention everywhere, is tulsi or basil. The holy tulsi, also known as the ‘ QUEEN OF HERBS ’ ,is the most sacred of all the herbs found in India. In Ayurveda, tulsi is regarded as a divine plant. The benefits of the plant are much beyond our knowledge and its mere presence can bring a change. Dr. RM Gupta, a naturopath, says, “ tulsi is not only beneficial in curing cold and cough but it can also act as an anti-cancer and blood-purifying agent.” There are three types of tulsi mentioned in Ayurvedic texts – Rama tulsi, Shyama or Krishna tulsi and Vana tulsi, all having their own different benefits. According to Hinduism, it is regarded as Goddess Tulsi. Its leaves are offered during the worship of Lord Vishnu and his incarnations of Krishna and Vithoba. Beauty benefits –   Tulsi stems and roots are known for the making of the tulsi malas. Tulsi also known as skin rasayana, helps to stay healthy and supple as it is a good source of vitamin C, carotene, calcium and phosphorus.   For hair, add a small amount of tulsi oil to coconut oil and massage well. Tulsi helps to improve blood circulation and keeps the scalp cool. Applying tulsi paste, keeps the scalp and roots clean and dandruff free.   It has also been successfully tried by some naturopaths in treatment of leucoderma. Its anti-oxidant properties prevents the body from damages caused by free radicals, thus delaying the aging process and appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.     Health focus-   According to the reports published, an oily substance found in tulsi actively destroys tuberculosis bacilli. It is also used to prepare more than 300 medicines in Ayurveda and homeopathy. During eclipses, may people believe that if leaves of the tulsi plant are kept near the food items then it prevents any adverse effects on them   It is claimed that tulsi promotes positive thoughts among people who come in contact with it. The plant has the ability to clear bad air, and therefore known to promote positive thoughts among people who come in contact with it.     Medicinal value-   Not only from the religious point of view but from a medicinal perspective also, tulsi has endless medicinal values and these are –    Swine flu– wonder herb tulsi not only keeps this dreaded swine flu away but also helps in fast recovery from it. Tulsi improves the body’s overall defense mechanism including its ability to fight viral diseases. It was successfully used in combating Japanese encephalitis. The juice of tulsi leaves, should be consumed twice a day with empty stomach as it reduces the chances of swine flu returning.     Cough– tulsi is one of the basic ingredient of almost all the Ayurvedic cough syrups                                                                                               and helps mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma.   Eye disorders– tulsi juice is an effective remedy for sore eyes and night blindness   caused by lack of vitamin A.     Tooth disorders– tulsi is good for maintaining dental health and is an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant as it destroys germs and bacteria found in mouth.     Radiation poisoning and cataracts– tulsi gives promising protection from radiation poisoning and cataracts.     Fever– during rainy season, when dengue and malaria fever prevail, tender leaves of tulsi, boiled with tea, acts to prevent these diseases. In case of acute fever, a decoction of the leaves boiled with powdered cardamom in approximately half-a-liter water, mixed with sugar and milk brings down the body temperature significantly. This should be repeated after every two or three hours.     Headaches– tulsi is used as an effective medicine for headaches. A decoction of the leaves twice a day can help get rid of headaches.   Respiratory disorders– the herb, tulsi is useful in treatment of respiratory system disorders. Tulsi leaves boiled in half-a-liter water, till half amount of water is left, added with ginger and honey is an effective remedy for asthma, bronchitis, influenza, cough and cold. This can also be given with cloves and common salt, to get immediate relief.     Home remedies with tulsi-   Tulsi strengthens the body to fight diseases caused by the deficiency of vitamin A and C. It also has the potential to cure feminine diseases.    In case of sore throat, boil tulsi leaves with water and drink twice a day. This water can be used to gargle.  Tulsi juice and honey are effective in curing hiccups.  Tulsi leaves provide relief in ear pain and infection. Put a few drops of tulsi leaves into the ear for relief.  To get relief from pain due to burns, apply tulsi juice mixed with equal amounts of coconut oil.  To get quick relief from itching, apply tulsi juice mixed with lemon on the affected portion.  Eating a few leaves of tulsi improves digestion, relieves acidity and gastric trouble.  Tulsi leaves boiled with water, and then cooled can be applied on acne-affected area and eliminates pimples.  A few leaves of tulsi chewed can cure ulcers and infections in mouth.  To cure malaria, take 5-6 leaves of tulsi with black pepper powder twice a day.  Using the powder of dry tulsi leaves, and brushing teeth with this powder can keep healthy gums and prevent bad breath.