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Chicken is definitely a winter or monsoon time delicacy. But believe me, there is actually no season for hardcore chicken lovers (like me). The rising temperature during summer season doesn’t actually leave with an appetite to enjoy spicy food. During the summer season, it is actually suggested to consume less spicy food because light food is easy to digest and helps in staying fit. So, to give the chicken a summer special touch, here is my special lemon pepper chicken. Lemon makes the chicken tender and adds a nice smell. Pepper is any day a better option than red chili powder. It provides a healthy heart, promotes a good digestive tract, and mitigates migraine.

Believe me, chicken also loves these two items and you will know that when you will have a piece of this chicken in your mouth.

What All You Need?
  • Chicken: 500 gms
  • Garlic (peeled and finely chopped): 25-30 cloves
  • Onion Paste: 5 tsp
  • Lemon Juice: 6-7 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds: 2 tsp
  • Salt: As per taste. But during marinade use 2 tsp
  • Black Pepper (Crushed): 7 tsp (you may reduce it in case you need it less spicy)
  • Coriander Leaves (finely chopped): 2 tsp
  • Butter: 4 tsp
  • Youghurt: ½ cup
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Hot water: As required.
How To Marinade?
  • To marinade firstly, clean the chicken pieces well and pat them dry.
  • Make some cuts on the chicken so that the pieces soak spices during marination.
  • Now in a large mixing bowl mix 2 tsp of butter, 4 tsp of black pepper powder, 2 tsp of salt, 5 tsp of onion paste, 6 tsp of lemon juice, and half the peeled and chopped garlic. Make sure each and every ingredient should mix very well.
  • Now put the chicken pieces in this aromatic mix and coat the chicken nicely.
  • Keep this large bowl covered inside your refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 4 hours.

Tip: The more your marinade this chicken recipe, the softer, juicier, and tastier your chicken would be.

How To Cook Lemon Pepper Chicken?
  • First of all, take out the chicken from the refrigerator and keep it in room temperature for a while.
  • Now, take a clean wok and put the remaining 2 tsp of butter in it.
  • Put 2 tsp of cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  • Now put the rest half of the peeled and chopped garlic and stir well.
  • Whisk the yoghurt and milk well in the meantime.
  • Once the garlic turns golden brown, put the pieces of chicken. Take care of the excess juices (they should not drop in your wok)
  • Stir the chicken for 5 minutes. Put the lid on and let it cook itself for another 5 minutes.
  • Now take the yoghurt and milk mix and pour it.
  • Meanwhile, keep the hot water ready too.
  • Let the yoghurt and milk mix in the chicken very well. Put the lip on and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and pour the remaining 3 tsp of black pepper powder and coriander leaves.
  • Give a nice mix and pour some hot water as per your requirement.
  • Check the salt and cover with the lid and let the whole chicken mix for another 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid, taste it once.
  • You may now garnish with a dash of cream and another spoon or two of lemon juice.

Serve with cumin rice or roti or paratha and don’t forget to let me know if you liked this recipe or not!

Summers can really get you all worked up! Everything becomes a task in summers. Although with a little help, things can get merrier and easier. Here are 6 summer cocktail recipes you can make at home to beat the summer blues.

Frozen-Grape Sangria

A Wine Based Cocktail!

Frozen-Grape Sangria
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Ingredients:
  • 1 to 1.5 Kg of Grapes
  • 1 Large Fresh Apple
  • 1/4th Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Merlot Red Wine
  • 1 Cup Grape Juice
  • ½ Cup Vodka
  • Lots of Ice
Serves: 8-9 Glasses
Preparation:

Spread out 3 quarters of grapes in a metal baking pan & freeze it for 25 minutes to an hour. While the grapes are chilling out & having a good time, take a large pitcher and mix the remaining ingredients. Start with grape juice, lemon, wine, vodka, sliced apples, & sugar. Stir it until the sugar gets dissolved.
Divide the frozen grapes & ice into the glasses and pour the magical mixture of Sangria.
Here, your super delicious Frozen-Grape Sangria is ready!

Daiquiri

A Rum Based Cocktail!

Daiquiri
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Ingredients:
  • 45 to 50 ml of Rum
  • 20-25 ml Lemon Juice
  • 8-10 ml Simple Syrup
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Gather all the ingredients and pour them in the cocktail shaker. Shake it vigorously so all the ingredients would blend well. You could add ice in the cocktail shaker, but make sure you don’t use more than 2 to 3 cubes.
Strain the drink in a chilled cocktail glass & serve it to your guests!

Refreshing Mint Julep

Bourbon Based Cocktail!

Refreshing Mint Julep
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Ingredients:
  • 90 ml Bourbon
  • 1 Table Spoon Sugar
  • 6-7 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Lots of Ice- Crushed & Cubes
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Take a pre-chilled old-fashion whiskey glass and place mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Add crushed ice & sugar to the glass. Pour the fine bourbon in the glass along with ice. Stir it until the glass frosts. Add a few sprigs of mint leaves before you serve!

Succulent Mango Cocktail

A Vodka Based Cocktail!

Succulent Mango Cocktail
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Ingredients:
  • 60 gms Fresh Mangoes
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 20 to 25 ml of Sweet & Sour Syrup
  • Mint Leaves
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Lots of Ice
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Add vodka, mangoes, ginger, lime juice, sweet & sour syrup, mint leaves and a few cubes of ice in a blender. Blend the ingredients nicely, and here your mango cocktail is ready! Serve the mango cocktail in a classy cocktail glass & garnish it with a mint sprig.

The Ananda Brew

Inspired by Masala Chai- A Vodka Based Cocktail!

The Ananda Brew
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Ingredients:
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 50 ml Egg White
  • 1 Masala Tea Bag
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • 15 to 20 ml Sugar Syrup (as per your taste)
  • Orange Slices & Cinnamon Sticks for Garnishing
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Add vodka, egg white, masala tea, lime juice & sugar juice in a cocktail shaker and shake it until all the ingredients blend well together. Tada! Your Masala Tea Cocktail is ready! Serve it in a martini glass and garnish with a slice of orange slice & crushed ice.

Imli-Tequila Cocktail

The name says it all!

Imli-Tequila Cocktail
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Ingredients:
  • 45 ml Tequila
  • 45 ml Tamarind Nectar
  • Sugar Syrup as per taste
  • 100-120 ml Ginger Ale
  • Ice
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Gather all the ingredients and pour tequila, tamarind nectar & sugar syrup in a glass. Add lots of ice cubes and stir it well. Once all the ingredients are infused top it with ginger ale, and your tangy cocktail is ready!

So go ahead & beat the heat with these delicious summer cocktails!

Planning to host a party for your friends over the weekend? Long conversations, drinks, and good food can easily turn an ordinary evening into a memorable one. But there is one more thing that you can add to your party celebration to feed and please the crowd. Yes, we are talking about sweet and delicious desserts!

Now you must be thinking desserts mean long sessions of baking and you are not up for it. So, we are going to share some easy homemade dessert recipes here that taste amazing and make your party super fun.

Mississippi Mud Pie: It is a chocolate based dessert pie, which is the perfect summer dessert and quite easy to make.

Total Time

Servings
20 mins

15

Mississippi Mud Pie
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Ingredients:
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 packet of Oreo
  • 1 container of warm fudge ice cream topping
  • 4 ltr vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped topping
  • 2 cups of chopped nuts
  • Crushed Oreos
Preparation Steps:
  • Crush Oreos in a blender and mix with melted butter.
  • Press cookie crust in a cake pan.
  • Keep ice-cream in room temperature for about 30-25 minutes. Once it softens, then spread ice-cream on the Oreo crust and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Then pour warm fudge topping over ice-cream and freeze for about 6-8 hours until well chilled.
  • Now cut it into serving-size pieces with a knife. Top every serving with whipped topping, drizzled hot fudge, nuts, and crushes Oreos and your Mississippi mud pie is ready to serve.
Strawberry & Snickers Sticks: Easy to make dessert by stringing cut-up candies and sliced strawberries on bamboo skewers.

Total Time

Servings
20 mins

4

Strawberry & Snickers Sticks
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Ingredients:
  • 8 large strawberries cut into half
  • 6 Snickers bars cut into half
  • Caramel sauce
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 4 bamboo skewers
Preparation Steps:
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Thread the strawberries and Snickers pieces alternately on bamboo skewers.
  • Now transfer them to the baking sheet and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, transfer the frozen fruit and chocolate sticks to a serving plate, drizzle with the caramel sauce, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
No Bake Mascarpone Cheese Fruit Tarts: A homemade graham cracker crust layered with cheese and fresh berries.

Total Time

Servings
20 mins

4

No Bake Mascarpone Cheese Fruit Tarts
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Ingredients:

For the crust-

  • 1 ½ cups of crushed graham crackers
  • 6 tsp unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tsp sugar

For the filling-

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 ½ cups of chilled heavy cream
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mixed berries
Preparation Steps:
  • Add graham cracker, butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix it well. The texture should be similar to wet sand.
  • Divide the crust between 4 tarts, press it down firmly, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. You can also bake the crust by placing in a 375-degree oven for 5-6 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  • To prepare the filling, add heavy cream into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk arrangement and whip until the cream turns soft. Now, take it out of the bowl and keep aside.
  • In the same bowl, add mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar to the stand mixer fitted with a whisk arrangement. Whisk until it turns smooth.
  • Place the whipped cream into the mascarpone cheese mixture. Now put it back on the stand mixer and whisk until well combined.
  • Put filling into the tarts and place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Before serving, top them with fresh berries.
Watermelon-Lime Slushie: Perfect slushie for a summer party treat that will make your guests feel refreshing.

Total Time

Servings
40 mins

6

Watermelon-Lime Slushie
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Ingredients:
  • 5 to 3 kgs watermelon
  • Simple light syrup
  • ½ cup of lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
Preparation Steps:
  • Remove the skin and seeds of the watermelon and cut it into 2-inch pieces.
  • Make the simple syrup by combining 2 tsp sugar, ¼ cup water, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a saucepan and put it on a stove. Bring it to boil and then reduce the heat until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Now remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the zest of lime and lemon juice and stir it well. Let it cool completely and then strain it into a bowl.
  • Now blend half of the simple syrup mixture and half of the melon in a blender until it turns smooth.
  • Strain it into a square pan and repeat the process with the remaining syrup and watermelon. Then transfer it to the same square pan. Cove it and freeze for about 8 hours.
  • Take it out of the fridge. Transfer to glasses, add a splash of soda water and serve with fruits.
Cottage Cheese Fluff: A delightful dessert prepared by mixing low-fat cottage cheese and flavored gelatin of your choice.

Total Time

Servings
5 mins

8

Cottage Cheese Fluff
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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • A cup of drained mandarin oranges
  • 1 package flavored gelatin (as per your choice)
  • One cup drained unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 carton of frozen whipped topping
Preparation Steps:
  • Combine cottage cheese and gelatin powder in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the oranges and pineapple and mix well.
  • Before serving, place whipped topping over the mixture.

In this world full of delicious desserts, maintaining a healthy diet is tough. Especially when you have a sweet tooth! I for one, struggle with this. I have been trying to maintain a healthy diet, and it is a real struggle as my cravings for sweet after every meal interrupts. After every healthy meal, I find myself digging my fridge for a piece of chocolate or maybe a cake! I knew I had to stop, but how? I tried to resist myself but it didn’t feel right! I felt incomplete without having something sweet, which is why I decided to settle for something healthy & sweet.
If you feel the same as I do, here is a list of sweets you can indulge in without the feeling of guilt:

Homemade Jaggery
Homemade Jaggery
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Filled with dry fruits and the goodness of ginger, jaggery is the perfect choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. The classic sweet not only helps you tantalize your taste buds but is also very healthy. Jaggery is known to boost body immunity & warm up your body which is why it is mostly enjoyed in winters. It has other benefits like detoxifying the body, improving your digestion & helping with health issues like PCOS.

Fresh Fruits
Fresh Fruits
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The most natural & delicious way to please your taste buds is fruits! Fruits are sweet, natural and good for your health. Fruits are not only cholesterol free but have lots of vitamins & nutrients in them. Fruits help us add fiber to our diet which helps with weight loss. So, why not have fruits, they’re sweet & help you remain hearty.

 Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
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Craving chocolates? Well, nothing can suffice that! When one is specifically craving for chocolate, no matter what you eat, the emptiness won’t go away. I am sure chocolate lovers can relate to it. Have dark chocolate and save yourself from the feeling of regret! You will be astonished to know that dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants, helps in improving heart health & helps in improving cognition. Do you need more reasons to have chocolate?

 Frozen Yoghurt with Fruits
 Frozen Yoghurt with Fruits
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A perfect dessert for a hot summer day! Frozen yogurt and fruits are not health food, but it is definitely healthier than ice cream. To make sure your frozen yogurt is not only delicious but healthy too, make sure you choose the toppings thoughtfully. Choose fruits instead of loads of chocolate chips & syrups.

Baked Apple with Cinnamon
 Baked Apple with Cinnamon
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“An Apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Fruits are one of the best options if you want to eat healthy and sweet. One can’t be having fruit every time, you need variety. Apple pie seems healthy but with the amount of sugar it has, it isn’t as healthy we thought it is.

Take an apple, bake it for about 40 minutes or until they are tender when poked with a fork. After that cut into half, coat it with greek yogurt & dash of cinnamon powder. Here, your delicious baked apple is ready!

This way you’ll consume a delightful fruit & the goodness of cinnamon make it better.

It can be really tough to commit to eating healthy when you have a sweet tooth. It seems like everything sweet is full of sugar and cream, but if we look around for better options we can make healthy choices and eat sweets too!

It’s summers! This tangy and lip-smacking alcoholic beverage is perfect for your parties or get together(s)! Learn how to make a piquant sangria for all your friends when they come over next time. This easy-peasy-lemon (citric fruits)-squeezy (literally) recipe would help you make the tastiest sangria!

For the first step,

What is Sangria?

Sangria is an alcoholic beverage made with red wine, traditionally. It has hints of fruit juices and brandy. The drink originally from Spain is now worldwide known and loved. The modern versions of this drink are also made is with White wine, obviously, however, people prefer.

Now let’s get making!

Prep time-5 Mins

Ingredients Needed-
  • Apples- 2 (Diced)
  • Orange- 1(Diced)
  • Lemon Juice- 2 Tbsps.
  • Spanish Red Wine- 750ml standard bottle
  • Brandy- 1/4 cup
  • Orange Juice- 1/2 cup
How to make-
How to make
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  • In a pitcher or a big glass jug, fill it with all the fruits.
  • Pour the Red Wine (Quantity as preferred) in that pitcher and stir it well.
  • Your Sangria’s ready! (That Easy!) Refrigerate before serving for about 3-4 hours. Overnight preferably.
  • Stir it well again before pouring into the glasses.
  • You can also add sparkling water to give some bubbles!
Final
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*Special Note*

This drink can be stored in the fridge for 2 days.

It was this easy and quick to have this zesty drink! Get partying with your friends or treat ‘yo self!

Mornings are the busiest time of the day. We all hustle to get up on time and get ready for work. Amidst all the chaos comes the struggle of ‘What’s for breakfast?” After all, food is the fuel of our body that allows us to stay alert and active throughout the day.

Due to lack of time, breakfast escapes our attention completely and we end up making unhealthy choices that lead to lack of energy and hunger all day long.  It is important to start your day with protein-packed food that is high in carbs. Something that makes you feel full and helps get throughout the day. Here are some healthy, easy, and yummy breakfast recipes that won’t take much of your time and are easy to make on the go.

Sooji Upma- Sooji upma is a delicious South Indian breakfast dish prepared with the help of roasted semolina and green veggies. It is easy to make and full of nutrition.
Sooji Upma
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
5 mins 15 mins 20 mins

 

Servings- 2

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup sooji
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 2-3 tsp peanuts
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 cashews
  • 1-2 finely chopped chilies
  • ½ tsp finely chopped ginger
  • Curry leaves
  • 2-3 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt as required
Preparation Steps:
  • Fry sooji on a low flame for at least 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, and peanuts and sauté until they turn light brown in color.
  • Next, add cashew nuts, green chilies, and chopped ginger and fry until they turn brown.
  • Add curry leaves and fry it for a few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onions and sauté until they are translucent.
  • Add water and soil and let it boil.
  • Now slowly start adding sooji and stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.
  • Mix it well, cover the pan, and let it cook over a medium flame for about 3-5 minutes or until sooji gets cooked.
  • In the last step, add ghee to it, mix until well combined and your sooji upma is ready to serve with hot ginger tea.
Poha- Poha is a quick and easy breakfast meal made of flattened rice, onions, and Indian spices.
Poha
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
5 mins 15 mins 20 mins

 

Servings- 2

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 large finely chopped onion
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 tsp peanuts
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 10-12 coriander leaves
  • 1-2 tsp cooking oil
  • Salt as required
Preparation Steps:
  • Rinse poha in water till they lose their crunchiness and become soft.
  • Now add sugar, salt, and turmeric powder to poha and mix it well
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and wait for them to crackle.
  • Now, add onions to the oil and sauté them till they become translucent.
  • Add green chilies and curry leaves and sauté for half a minute. Then add peanuts and stir well.
  • Next, add rinsed poha and stir. Cover the pan and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
  • Switch off the gas and let the poha remain covered for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now, remove the cover and sprinkle some lemon juice and coriander leaves on poha. The light and tasty poha is ready to serve with hot tea/coffee.
Vegetable Egg Omelette- A vegetable omelette is a dish made from beaten eggs friend with green veggies in butter or oil.
Vegetable Egg Omelette
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
2 mins 3 mins 5 mins

 

Serving- 1

Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp finely chopped onions
  • Chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp finely chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp finely chopped capsicum
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tsp oil or butter
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
Preparation Steps:
  • Firstly, chop onions, tomatoes, capsicum, chilies, and coriander leaves finely. Mix them together in a bowl with salt and turmeric.
  • Break the eggs in that bowl and beat them well until they are foamy.
  • Add oil to a pan and heat on a medium flame.
  • Pour the egg mixture in the pan and allow to cook on a medium flame.
  • Once it is cooked well on one side, flip it to the other side and cook till done. You can sprinkle pepper or chili powder as per your taste.
  • The omelette is ready to serve with bread and tea.
Oats Porridge- A quick porridge made of oats, water, milk, and sugar.
Oats Porridge
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
5 min  10 mins 15 mins

 

Serving- 1

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cooking oats
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tsp sugar
Preparation Steps:
  • Put oats in a pan, pour in milk and water. Do check the consistency as per your requirement.
  • Add sugar to the mixture. You can also skip adding sugar if you are thinking to add fruits in the later stage.
  • Stir it well and heat the porridge mixture on a low to medium flame.
  • Stir the mixture often and allow the oats porridge to boil.
  • The consistency of the porridge will thicken as it cooks. Cook the mixture for at least 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Your oats porridge is ready to serve hot.
Besan Cheela- It is a salty and tasty pancake made up of besan, spices, veggies, and herbs, which is full of nutrition.
Besan Cheela
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
6 mins 14 mins 20 mins

 

Servings- 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup besan
  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • Salt as required
  • 3 tsp finely chopped onions
  • 3 tsp finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • A few chopped coriander leaves
  • Cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 cup of water
Preparation Steps:
  • Add besan, ajwain, turmeric, and salt to a bowl and mix everything well.
  • Now, add ginger, onions, tomatoes, chilies and coriander leaves. Pour water and make a thick batter with a pourable consistency.
  • Heat a pan and add a few drops of oil to it.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and allow it to heat.
  • Mix the batter firmly. Take a scoop of batter and pour it in the center of the pan and then quickly spread it in the round shape.
  • Drizzle some oil around the edges and center and allow it to cook until the edges leave the pan.
  • Now flip the Cheela to the other side and allow it to cook completely. You can press the edges with the help of a spatula and wait till the Cheela gets golden spots.
  • The besan Cheela is ready to serve with hot tea and sauce.

For women, they feel their hair is their asset. No doubt hair can make or break the look. Women are beautiful in their own way, but hair sure does enhances it more. Good hair is basically influenced by a lot of factors. That could be genetic, nutrients, age, hormones. Etc. We have all heard of food that are important in order to have healthy hair. If you have issues related to hair, you might want to have a check on your diet. For someone who isn’t blessed enough with genetics, that hair looks like commercial ready hair, that’s where nutrients-required-for-healthy-hair-enriched-food comes in. A lot of women complain about hair thinning while ageing, age’s a major factor where to have hair issues. Again, to combat hair thinning or any other issue while ageing one need proper nutrients enriched diet.

If you get influenced by fashion bloggers, actresses or commercial models looking like a dream is because they have tons of filters in their pictures, gets their videos photoshopped and layers of chemical making them look like that. Filters and photoshopping are not possible in real life, but chemicals are. But why torture your hair where you can get them to look naturally good. In this blog, you wouldn’t read anything that hasn’t been said before but if it’s being told so many times it works. Read further to know the 5 foods that are best to have a lustrous mane!

1.    Egg
Egg
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Eggs, world known remedy for healthy locks. They are enriched with Vitamin B- a vitamin that is required to help with hair growth. If you’re diet lack biotin, you’re more likely to experience hair loss. Eggs aren’t everyone’s preference, like vegetarians. For them, the alternatives for biotin are almonds & avocados. Including eggs in your diet or if you cannot intake try an egg hair mask (best home remedy for hair ever).

2.    Fish
Fish
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Deficiency of iron can keep shining odd from your dome. To have a fair amount of balance of iron in your body, try Fish! Healthy omega 3 acids in the body help foster hair growth & sheen. Salmon is the fatty fish for hair. For people who cannot have fish, can have these nutrients through supplements or leafy vegetable, flaxseeds, soy or canola oil works just how fish does. These would provide the omega 3 acids to your body & hair.  One way to have omega 3 acids for hair is by using fish oil.

3.    Soymilk/Soybean
Soymilk/Soybean
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Soybean is a popular choice for nutrients in the diet for vegetarians. It’s a rich source for omega 3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, vitamins B & K, protein. Soybean perfect hair food fights three issues at one time, dry hair, hair loss, & hair that has lost shine. Combat all this with soybeans and soymilk. They provide the proper nourishment and is definitely beneficial for damaged hair.

4.    Citrus Fruits
Citrus Fruits
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This category of fruits includes lime, oranges, grapefruits & lemons. They have a high citric acid content and contains a high level of Vitamin C. To have shiny, soft & long locks make citrus fruits your friend. Vitamin C is a magic nutrient for healthy hair. Citrus fruits help in fighting dandruff, strengthening hair and also prevents hair loss. It locks the shine in your hair and removes the dullness making them look dreamy.

5.    Figs (Anjeer)
Figs
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The last food on this list is Fig or Anjeer in Hindi. Not a lot of you might be aware of this fruit providing all the right nutrients one needs to make hair grow fast & long. This fruit or dry fruit rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A & C. Figs also help in conditioning the hair.

We are sure you’re somewhat sorted but if you still encounter hair issues even after a healthy diet you can consider a hair dermatologist. But give these ones a try and we’re sure the results would reflect on your mane.

If you say you do not like beer and still wandering over this blog, you are lying! Everyone loves beer. It is so refreshing and light! In summers, it is my go-to drink. With the godly drink, comes its followers. There are different types of Beer Drinkers and they are very typical:

The Fancy One
The Fancy One
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This person knows all the fancy beer names. When they order a beer, it’s almost like they’re ordering a fancy cocktail with a very complicated name. They are very particular about what beer they’re having and would simply reject the regular brands!

The “Ek Hi Piyunga”
The “Ek Hi Piyunga”
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This one person will always be very reluctant with the idea of having a beer. His only excuse is “Ghar jana h, Smell ayegi!”

He would always stop after 2 pints because he is scared that he would be sloshed and that lovely smell of beer would be all over him!

Drunk After One Beer
Drunk After One Beer
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We all have that one friend who is really enthusiastic about plans. When you name the beer, they get excited and start telling you their stories about how they finished bottles after bottles! They will take your expectations to another level, but when you actually sit down with them, they start tripping after 2 sips. After one bottle, they are barely able to say their own name. These people can not tolerate their beer yet love to boast!

The Brewed Beer Only
The Brewed Beer Only
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Brewed beer is amazing! It definitely is but, you can’t have it all the time. I mean it wouldn’t be available everywhere! This one person would refuse to have anything other than brewed beer. As per them, brewed beer is the real deal!

The One Who Loves Beer Pong
The One Who Loves Beer Pong
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These type of people do not usually drink beer but only when he is playing beer pong! This one person would be ready to play beer pong any time of the day.

The Guru
The Guru
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This one person knows everything about beer. They will tell you the name brand or flavor with just one sip. The guru knows everything about beer like- how is every brand pronounced, which one is strong, which one is light, where can you find the best-brewed beer, where can you find the cheapest beer, etc.

If you wish to try something new, you can trust this person for advice.

The “Beer Is Water” Guy
The “Beer Is Water” Guy
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Beer is water to them! They finish their beer faster than a thirsty guy from the street drinks water. They sneakily finish the entire crate of beer at the party and stand straight! Beer is literally water to them.

 Stuck On One Pint
 Stuck On One Pint
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You will meet this person at the beginning of a party with a pint of beer in their hand. Towards the end of the party, they will still have the same pint in their hand.  They drink their beers slower than the kid who hates milk, finishes his evening dose of punishment!

Beer Anytime
Beer Anytime
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These kind of people are my favorite! No matter what they’re doing or where they are, if you offer them beer, they will be there! These kind of people are always up for some good beer. They are always up for a beer, regardless of the time!

These are a few typical types of beer drinkers. Do you fall in any of these categories?

 

If you ask 100 people what was their first alcoholic beverage? 90 would answer “BEER”!

Beer is love, Beer is life!

Hot summers, Chilled Beer with drops of condensation. You take a sip, and it slides down your throat giving you a bittersweet taste of freedom and relief! That’s what I imagine when I imagine summers.

If you love beer the way I do then, you must be aware of the line “Tu Beer Hai!”

Since Bangalore is home to micro-breweries, it is a must visit place for beer lovers. If you do, you must check out these amazing places:

Toit Brewpub, Indiranagar
Toit Brewpub
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Most of the offices are nearby Indiranagar & Toit Brewpub is right in the middle of Indiranagar. This means the office going millennials can enjoy a beer every now & then. The place has some really interesting beer flavours from Belgian Riot to Mosambi Wheat! These beers are made from natural ingredients without the use of any artificial flavours or chemicals. Apart from heavenly beers, they have some really delicious food.
Must Try: The Dark Knight Beer & Pepperoni Pizza

Address: 298, 100 Ft Rd, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru 560038, Karnataka

 The Bier Library, Kormangala
The Bier Library
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The Bier Library is the place for a perfect date! It has indoor & outdoor seating options available. The place has a super chic vibe with a small pond in the outdoor seating area. With Bangalore’s pleasant weather, sitting outside with your special someone or your friends will positively turn out to be a magical experience for you! They have amazing beer options from German Lager to Fruity Aroma Beers which will leave you wanting for more and more. When it comes to food, this place wouldn’t disappoint you.

Must Try: The Further-Lager Beer & Habanero Spiced-Wings

Address: 14, Patel Narayana Reddy Layout, 80 Feet Main Road, Koramangala 6th Block, Bangalore

Byg Brewsky, Sarjapur Road
Byg Brewsky
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Looking for a chill place to hang out with your friends over the weekend? Byg Brewsky is the place for you! The place has reserved & relaxed ambience with indoor and outside sittings available. You can sit back, sip your heavenly beer by the serene pool and de-stress yourself! They have a few options in beer but each one of them is super good. Must Try: Belgian Wit Beer & The Signature Nachos

Address: Sarjapur Road, Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Bangalore.

Murphy’s Brewhouse- The Paul Bangalore, Domlur
Murphy’s Brewhouse
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Murphy’s is known to be the Bangalore’s first Irish Brewhouse with amazing flavours of craft beers. The place has the perfect weekend vibes where you can hang out with your friends and enjoy some transcendent bands! The place has remarkable Irish brews like Paddy’s Poison- English Ale with hints of honey & spices, Holly Sally- Belgian wheat beer blended with orange & coriander and Good Golly- The perfect German Lager!

Must Try: Paddy’s Poison Beer & Mongolian Lamb

Address: The Paul Bangalore, 139/28, Opposite Embassy Golf Links, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur, Bangalore.

 Vapour Pub & Brewery, Indiranagar
 Vapour Pub & Brewery
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Spent way too much this month? You can still enjoy a fresh beer at Vapour! You don’t need any fancy names for real beers. They have Basmati to Wheat brewed beers available and, they are the real deal! The place is known for some hosting some real voguish parties & ladies night. The food is simply lip-smacking in here, so you must visit this place while you’re in Bangalore. Oh, and did I mention they have beer cocktails too?

Must Try: Vapour Basmati Beer &  Mushroom Duplex

Address: 773, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Seriously, what are you even waiting for? Weekend? I get it! Go ahead and enjoy a heavenly beer with a breathtakingly beautiful view. These micro-breweries are the reason why deciding weekend plans is not a hustle in Bangalore!

There isn’t anything so bad that a cup of coffee can’t fix!

Exhausted? Grab a cup of coffee.

Having a rough day? Drink some coffee.

Not a morning person? Coffee would give you the energy to face the world.

Coffee must get an award for not just being the best hot beverage but also for keeping people calm amidst the daily turmoil. There is something special about it that besides being not-so-healthy people keep going back for more.

People’s love for coffee is so strong that there are actually terms that define the intensity of their affection for this beverage. Coffeegasm means that little rush you feel after that first sip of good, strong coffee & Procaffeinating means the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.

Here, we will talk about different types of coffee drinkers who are almost horrendous when they haven’t had their coffee. For them, coffee comes first and then the whole world!

Instant Coffee Drinkers
Instant Coffee Drinkers
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No, they don’t have time for your fancy coffees. All they need is some hot water and instant coffee sachet and they are good to go. Don’t you even dare to comment on their instant coffee preparation methods. They know what they want from their coffee and they doing it rightly.

Espresso Lovers

For these coffee addicts, instant coffee is a big no-no. They only appreciate their black coffee prepared using the finest Arabic beans. Yes, with no milk at all! Because once you go black, you cannot go back to white.

Fancy Coffee Fans
Fancy Coffee Fans
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These coffee drinkers want everything in their coffee ranging from milk, foam to chocolate powder. Where some people struggle to even pronounce coffee names correctly, these people consume latte, cappuccinos, macchiato, and mochaccino like water and actually know everything about them.

Cold Coffee Lovers
Cold Coffee Lovers
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These coffee snobs love their cold coffee more than most things in life. They simply cannot function without their coffee, but after consuming it, they come up with the most creative ideas. If you ever get a chance to test, you’ll find more coffee in their veins as compared to blood.

Occasional Coffee Drinkers
Occasional Coffee Drinkers
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These people can go for days without sipping coffee. But they never mind enjoying a hot cup of coffee occasionally on a date or along with friends. And sometimes they crave for coffee just because it smells great. They do not share a love-hate relationship with this hot beverage compared to other types of coffee drinkers.

Caffeine Addicts
Caffeine Addicts
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You would be surprised to know that caffeine addicts don’t actually care about the taste of coffee. They just need their regular dose (10-12 cups of coffee per day) to function properly. Because trust us without it they look like dehydrated zombies and you would not want to talk to them when they are not at their best behavior.

Frappuccino Lovers
Frappuccino Lovers
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For these types of drinkers, coffee is all about more cream, sugar, and syrup. Actually drinking coffee is their excuse to gobble whipped cream and sauces, which are in more quantity in their cup than actual coffee.

Decaffeinated Coffee Drinkers
Decaffeinated Coffee Drinkers
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97% of the original caffeine must be removed from coffee in order to be labeled as decaffeinated. The decaffeinated coffee lovers like coffee for taste and not for its effect. In fact, decaf is good for the liver and reduces the risk of diabetes as well.

Soy/Almond/Rice/Coconut Coffee People
Soy Almond Rice Coconut Coffee People
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These people keep finding new and exciting ways to ruin the taste of coffee. Some may do it because of the dietary requirements. While others are willing to do it just because the internet said that it holds certain health benefits. These coffee experiments are nothing but compromise with the flavor and quality of true coffee.

Elite Kopi Luwak Drinkers
Elite Kopi Luwak Drinkers
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All the coffee lovers out there must know that Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. It is a type of coffee that is made from the coffee beans, which are excreted whole in the droppings of the Asian palm civet. While most of us can only try it once in a lifetime, there are some serious Kopi Luwak lovers who take great pride in being able to afford to drink it daily. Hence the name elite Kopi Luwak lovers!

The Connoisseur
The Connoisseur
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They only like to drink the best coffee. No compromise with that! And they can actually enlighten you with their knowledge of the best coffee beans, how to brew them and how to drink them. They know when to brew a coffee in a French press or use some other fancy gadget to brew the Columbian coffee beans. Being an expert, they never shy away to try new brewing methods.

“Post on Instagram” Type
“Post on Instagram” Type
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For these people, it’s not about the taste of the coffee. They choose the coffee that looks best so that they can get an awesome picture to post on Instagram. You can easily spot them in fancy coffee shops capturing their coffee shots under the perfect lighting. They don’t even finish their coffee most of the time.

So, what’s your type?

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