White Rasgulla( chenney ke rasgulla)

Hello everyone.. Today i am gonna tell you an awesome sweet dish which is famous in West Bengal (Kolkata)…i guess  all Indians or your sweet tooth would have recognized as of now.  Yes it is white Rasgulla. Trust me its so easy to make and delicious to eat. So let’s begin to make the same.

So if you want to make say 8 rasgulla of medium size then what all you need is  1 litre full cream milk, 2 cups of sugar, Lemon (4-5 nos.) 2 tablespoon of milk and 4 cups of water.

So lets start cooking…First what you need is to

split the milk…its simple ..first let the milk boil and then let it cool down for say 5 mins.  Once your milk is cooled down say 80% then  add lemon juice (squeezed from lemons) with equal amount of water ie.( for eg: 3 Tblsp of lemon juice then add 3 tblsp of water). You need to add gradually, please do not pour the mixture at once. Simultaneously you need to stir milk and mixture. After 3-4 mins, you would start seeing splitting of milk.  Once you completely see the milk is separated with yellowish water, you would get white chenna. So here is your first ingredient ready. Keep one muslin cloth on one strainer to drain out yellow water. (At end know how to use this yellow water in making other recipe).

Now since lemon drops were used in this process so just to remove flavour of it just wash Chenna with one glass of water. Once you are through, you need to tighten the muslin cloth to squeeze all water out from Chenna…Now you would see soft white chenna.. let it cool down for some time and then start kneading it so to make it more smooth..this is required for say 10 mins.

Once you see a kind of dough then you may start making round small balls. Remember to make half size of what in actual size is required for rasgulla.

Simultaneously   you can take pressure cooker to boil water mixed with sugar… so as per measurements you need to take first 2 cups of water with 1 cup of sugar. and boil it in pressure cooker  once it starts boiling add some drops of milk, you would see some dirt at corners, you are required to take it out from spoon and then add chenna small balls into it. Cover the lid and wait for weight to release pressure. Simmer your heat.. let it cook for exact 10 mins and turn off the heat. Open the cooker once all the pressure is release, please do not open in hurry.

So the remaining 2 cups of water with 1 cup of sugar has to boiled separately. Once the sugar is dissolved in it, as above add some drops of milk, to take out the dirt.  Turn off the heat and let it cool completely.

Once you open the lid of pressure cooker  you would see cooked rasgulla of double size of what you dropped in…add the above made cool sheera into it. You can now chill the same and have post your dinner or whenever your stomach demands for:)

Tip: the yellow water which is separated out of Chenna, you can use the same in making delicious kadi.

Happy eating and happy cooking.. Please share your comments how it turned out when you made it.:)

Make it.. Taste it

Make it.. Taste it

Eucalyptus oil benefits

As the winters are in we all get suffered by Nose block, itchy throat and fever. What is the first step we take? We go to medical store and buy a medicine or cough syrup on recommendation of the chemist rather than even know the effects of the pills.

Why not first give our self an opportunity to try a natural remedy at home to help ease the situation.

The most famous remedy for cold and cough is eucalyptus oil( Its an evergreen tree also called the Tasmanian Blue green tree) which has numerous health benefits as it has powerful anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti septic, astringent, antispasmodic, analgesic(pain killing) and expectorant properties. It is native to Australia but can be cultivated worldwide.

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Benefits of Eucalyptus oil :

  • Firstly it increase the blood circulation in the body which increases the number of cells(phagocytes) that destroy the bacterial cells.
  • Secondly it helps expel phlegm and decongests the airways.
  • It has immune boosting properties, which helps the body to  react  more efficiently in infections.
  • Last but not the least it keeps common infections away from your doorstep.

How to use in Blocked nose:

Step 1:Take a few drops of eucalyptus oil and add it to a vessel of boiling hot water and inhale the vapors through your nose and exhale through your mouth.This will help in reduction of inflammation of the mucosal linings, and expel the phlegm built up in airways and help make breathing easier.

Step 2:Make sure your head, and forehead are well covered after you finish the inhalation process.This will avoid further congestion, due to the sudden change in temperature. Make sure to do it at least three times a day in case of a severe cold and two times a day in case of a moderate one.

For easy breathing while sleeping:

  • Take a  few drops of eucalyptus oil  on a soft cloth and placed just below the pillow cover. It’s gradual release of aroma will help to unblock the nose and make you feel better to breathe. Do this for at least three nights in succession.

To relieve a blocked nose during the day

Take a few drops of eucalyptus oil on your handkerchief and keep sniffing it throughout the day (do not put it on tissue it will not help as the oil will evaporate very quickly). To help the scent last longer you could seal the handkerchief in a zip lock bag and sniff it when you feel really uneasy. Do not use the same handkerchief to wipe your face and nose, eucalyptus oil tends to sting and can be quite uncomfortable if applied inside the nostrils.

The best part about eucalyptus oil is that it does not stain your clothes and evaporates really quickly, so you can use it safely without the fear of ruining your favorite clothes.

More Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil:

  • It can be used as natural insect repellent: Add 15-20 drops of oil in distilled water and mix in a cobalt blue spray bottle. Shake well before each use.
  • It soothes the muscular aches and pains: Add 15- 20 drops in bath water.
  • It clears the Dandruff: Add 10 drops of oil in your shampoo.
  • It can be used in mouthwash, toothpaste, detergents and liniments for arthritis pains.
  • Eucalyptus oil can be placed in a humidifier.
  • It can also be used to release sinus pressure.
  • Gargling with eucalyptus tea may also treat bad breath.
  • Gargling eucalyptus leaf tea may soothe throat inflammation or sore throat. To make Eucalyptus leaf tea steep a quarter to half teaspoon of fresh or dried eucalyptus herb in a cup of hot water for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • It is also not advisable to drink eucalyptus herb tea, if you suffer from any digestive, bile or liver problems or diseases.

IMP: If you are pregnant, breast feeding or on medication such as taking diabetes medication, do not drink eucalyptus tea unless your doctor agrees to it.

 

How to Break Habits to Loose Weight

Tired of Obesity? Relying on drugs and dieting? No solution

Solution pitches out on Breaking the Habits

Looking at the beginning of individual’s life, the root cause would be the general habits we do in routine. So primarily, one should list down their own habits that are forcing one to overcome obesity. Figure out your habits and accept them to change, as old bad habits are hard to get rid of, but once changed results are wonder.

One should not take activities on Weight loss as a huge task which makes one feel stressed and also makes life dull, complicated and boring. We are better off to hunt for few simple routine things that fortifies the energy.

Let’s review daily life pattern that we follow and see if one can break these habits to get awesome results.

Snacking while watching:  This habit is found to be one of the biggest challenges for the people on a way to weight loss. When this habit persisted for a long period of time, it becomes even more challenging and difficult to get rid of. So how to break the habit: Keep yourself busy, involve in an activity that excites you like knitting, stitching, playing, exercising which would not let you feel free, restless and thus reducing craving for food.

Eye on Edibles:  Don’t stop eating what you like, but one should try to lower fat providing options, How to break the habit: Instead of deep frying we can opt for shallow frying, baked items instead of greasy. It is also important to not give up intake of fat completely like monounsaturated fat & polyunsaturated fat as it helps in moderation. Habit of in-taking fruits and vegetables is probably one of the best alternatives to lower fat intake.

Calories Drink:  Our regular addictions with preserved calories like tea, coffee, alcohol, juices and other beverages are very stealthy, as one cannot keep a tab on amount of calories we drink in a day. How to break the habit:  By increasing the intake of water, all day long. It will make you full without any calories. It’s the perfect strategic drink to lose weight.

Dependency: In the huge list of work, tight schedules at work and with the facility of full time maid, technology, we do not perform basic body movements. How to break the habit: Make sure to pick an activity which involves quantitative movement by walking, climbing, basic cleaning, yoga or any form of exercise. For sure it will not do wonders, but not to forget what we want is steady weight lose which stays lost.

As we all are aware that there are repercussions of being overweight, which leads to lots of heart disease and cancer. Similarly intake of drugs and dieting leads to low fat and weight which makes you ill. Hence measure your habits, change it as for sure these are only going to help you in longer run.

Green Tea Benefits-

A cup of green tea is a good way to start your day.

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What is Green Tea: Green tea is made from the leaves Camellia sinensis, which have undergone minimal oxidation during processingCamellia  is the species of plant whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce the popular beverage tea.

Camellia sinensis is mostly found in EastSouth and Southeast Asia, but it is today cultivated across the world in tropical and subtropical regions.

In scientific and medical studies, for over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits. Below are few of the problems where Green Tea act as the solution.

Healthy Cells: Since Green Tea is not processed, hence it contains, rich amount of catechins. The present Catechins are antioxidants which helps in fighting and damaging cell.

Healthy heart: Green tea improves blood flow and also lowers  cholesterol. It also helped to prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.

Brain health: It is often said, What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain. It increases the activity in working-memory area of their brains. Green tea  also prevents the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Diabetes: Because of presence of Catechins which controls cholesterol and blood pressure, it keeps blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. It also protect against the damage of high-fat diet.

Weight loss: Green tea also increase and even change your metabolism, so you burn more calories from fat too.

Cancer role: Green tea is known to aid healthy cells in all stages of growth. There are some indications that green tea also helps in destroying cancer cells.

Less stress: Drinking tea helps you slow down and relax, due to the presence of Amino Acid called theanine which provide you the calming effect.

How to make healthy green tea

Ingredients

  • Green tea bags, leaves or pearls (about 1 tsp. per cup of water)
  • Hot Water, Tulsi leaves, Honey and Lemon juice.
  • Take 1 tsp of green tea for one cup of tea.
  • Put the green tea on strainer.
  • Boil the water and Tulsi.  Keep an eye on water so that you come to know when it starts get boiling.
  • Place the filled tea strainer or sieve into an empty mug or cup.
  • Pour the heated water into the mug, over the tea leaves.
  • Steep the tea leaves for 2 – 3 minutes but not any longer, or else your tea will become slightly bitter.
  • Remove the tea strainer from the mug.
  • Let your tea cool down for a few moments and enjoy your perfect cup of green tea.
  • Add honey if you want sweet taste in your tea and lemon for additional taste.

Tips for Green Tea:

  • Don’t boil green tea and water together. You’ll kill helpful catechins.
  • Add lemon. Vitamin C makes the healthy compounds in green tea easier to absorb. Dairy, on the other hand, makes it harder to absorb the catechins.

Nail Paint & Nail Art:

Perfectly painted nails definitely convey your mood, outfit and reflect your personality — especially now when there are so many amazing colors to choose from and techniques to apply…

How to apply Nail polish perfectly:

Pick a nail Polish color of your choice.

  • If you wish to apply darker shade, it will make your nails appear shorter, so only to apply when your nails are long.)
  • In case you want to salvage your old nail polish which has become thick, add few drops for acetone(nail polish remover) to make the nail polish thin, or also you can add specialized thinner available in the market of popular brands..

Apply a base coat of clear nail polish before applying the color paint of your choice.  It will give you a smooth surface, which will help the color last longer and will protect your nails from becoming stained by the colored polish.

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Apply the nail polish Once the base coat is completely dry, you may paint your nail(Make sure that they are filled and in shape) with your choice of color on neat and stable surface on firm hand.

  • Technique to Apply: The best technique Manicurists and beauty experts agree is three stripe method.  To do it, Paint the nail from bottom and  draw the brush upwards in a straight line through the center of the nail, all the way to the tip. Repeat the same steps now first at left side of the nail and then the third stripe on right side of the nail.
  • Allow the first coat of polish to dry before applying a second one.
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Apply a clear top coat: One your second or third coat is completely dry, you may apply final top coat of clear polish from bottom to tip of the nail. This will help to prevent the color from chipping and add extra shine.

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Add designs on nail paint:

  • You can apply Nail stickers(once your nail polish is completely dry)  which are super easy to apply and are available in an endless array of shapes, colors and designs. You may take help of Tweezers to apply nail stickers.
  • You can also Crystallize your nails when your nail paint is little wet, by either sprinkling glitter or may be sugar. It gives you the cool effect to your attire.
  • Do nail art with  polka dotflowerladybug and bow designs just by using different colored polishes and a toothpick. You may also do the color blocking by contrasting two or more colors to create cool geometric shapes on each nail.

I hope you like the tips to color your nail and make it look stunning… ENJOY :)

Recover The Depression

Sometimes we feel sad, upset, unhappy…. which should be the part of life to enjoy the other moods of the life.But in depression these feelings stretches for weeks, months or it may be  to an year. If you are undergoing with the same situation you should seek the medical help as soon as possible.Remember Depression is treatable, below are the some tips to help you to come out.Abstract Silhouette Praying

Developing Interests–  Lack of enough interests and activities is the most common mode to get into depression. To develop good mental health interests and activities are most important in contributing to self esteem, confidence and decision maker. It gives you satisfaction, makes you feel good about yourself and keep you away from negative thoughts and emotions. If we cultivate interest, depression, grief sadness, anxiety, anger will stay out of your room  door.

Keep Positive– It’s so true that negative thinking habits play a very important role in depression.Research shows depressed people minimize their accomplishments, talents, and qualities. Positive people keep a positive attitude by accepting sadness and suffering as normal routine of life.

Fix your Personal problems-Always keep an open mind to all possible solutions to fix up your personal problem. Take the help of friends and support groups. Don’t let negative thought habits interfere while fixing up the  your personal problems.

Create a Positive Social Life-Work around on  social interactions more positive by showing warmth toward other people, taking an interest in them, developing and sharing interests and activities, etc.

Control Bad Behavior- Cool and try not to indulge in any kind of outbursts of anger .

Make Changes-To control depression start changing your bad habits Work on replacing negative thoughts with positive solutions every time. Be more assertiveness good problem solver and  positive thinker. Getting into Humor also helps a great deal in facing life’s problems without drowning in negativity.

Become active-Exercise and proper nutrition should be looked on regular basis.  Just make sure to walk for at least 30 mins with a gradual increment.

Fix your diet– Indulging in Overeating, starving, and drinking always suppress our feelings. Usually when feelings are  suppressed, they eventually emerge later in depression.  Avoid the situations.

Control your thinking-Word “depressed” from your vocabulary should be completely removed. Instead, think that these feelings as low moods. As the term “depression” has so much baggage attached to it –and low moods give you the outlook of high moods as well.

I hope this article will surely make you feel good and inspire one.

Health

ANTIVIRAL TIPS FOR THE WINTER SEASON

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  • Make sure if people around you are coughing or sneezing, “keep distance”. Plan you shopping in non-rush hours, so to get into small crowds.
  • Frequently wash your hands with hot water and natural-based soap.
  • Whenever we are out in public areas and events We tend to touch surfaces and forget about that contact. So when touch your mouth or nose after touching a surface with pathogens it may transfer viruses.
  • Make sure to have proper sleep to help your body repair and rejuvenate.
  • Exercise and  meditation should be the part of your daily routine.
  • Grab healthy snacks like nuts fruit, hummus, and veggies, etc., so that you can minimize your sugar and junk food intake. It is been observed that sugar has been shown to immediately suppress immune function.
  • Coconut and olive oil increase the feelings of fullness, counteract inflammation and have antimicrobial properties.
  • Use antiviral herbs in your cooking such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, turmeric, garlic and onion.
  • Essential to Warm and hydrate yourself with botanical antivirals in the form of soups  and green tea.