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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?

Chicken is the supreme non-vegetarian food enjoyed by many people across the world. Each culture and country have a traditional way of preparing chicken with their kind of favorite spices and methods. India is a vibrant nation and I guess every state comes up with its unique chicken preparation. For example, Butter Chicken is Delhi’s favorite while Kosha Mangsho is Kolkata’s signature. Inspired by many chicken dishes, I never stop experimenting a bit in my kitchen. So, during the last get-together with close friends, I prepared this “Lemon Garlic Creamy Chicken” and the results were outstanding. This chicken dish is delicious, juicy, creamy, and full of flavors. I didn’t use any ginger for this preparation and the result is still amazing.

Take a look at the process of Lemon Garlic Creamy Chicken and enjoy with your pals.

Step 1: For Marinade:
Ingredients:

Chicken: 1 Kg

Salt: 2 Tsp

Lemon: 3 if big and 4 if small

Black Pepper: 5 Tsp

Oregano: 3 Tsp

Marinade Process:
  • Bring the chicken and wash it very well.
  • Now, squeeze the lemons and keep it aside.
  • Take a big bowl and place the washed chicken pieces followed by lemon juice. Massage the lemon juice nicely on the chicken pieces.
  • Now sprinkle all the dry ingredients – salt, black pepper, & oregano.
  • Spread them well and keep the chicken in refrigerator for minimum 30 minutes and maximum 2 hours.
Step 2: Fry The Chicken
Ingredients:

Oil – 3-4 Tsp

Butter – 2 Tsp

Garlic – 10-12 Finely Chopped

Frying Process:
  • Take out the chicken from the refrigerator and allow it to stand the room temperature for like 20 minutes.
  • Heat some oil and butter in the frying pan.
  • Sprinkle some salt on it and some garlic.
  • Fry the chicken in a batch of 4-5 pieces.
  • Make sure that you put few finely chopped garlic cloves, every time you put the fresh batch of chicken to fry.
  • The fried chicken should have a golden brown color and prick the chicken to check its softness. While frying the chicken, your chicken should be 80% cooked.

Tip To Remember: The basic reason for frying the chicken is to enhance the taste. Frying the chicken before preparing the gravy adds crunchiness to the chicken pieces, makes them softer, and easier to digest. So, never forget this step of frying chicken well before going for the gravy process.

Step 3: For Gravy
Ingredients:

Onion – 3 to 4 large

Garlic – 30 cloves

Butter – 20 grams

Cooking Oil – 4-5 Tsp

Fennel Seeds – ½ Tsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp

Salt – As Per Taste

Sugar – Just About a Pinch

Cumin Powder – 2 Tsp

Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp

Cashew Nuts – 10-12 Pieces

Milk – 3 Cups

Yoghurt – ½ Cup

Green Chilies – 5/6 Pieces

Black Pepper – 5-6 Tsp

Gravy Making Process:
  • Make a paste of the cashew nuts with water and keep it aside.
  • Take one onion and prepare a paste with the green chilies with a spoon of curd and 1 spoon of water in it.
  • Longitudinally slice rest of the onions.
  • Peel the garlic cloves and finely chop them.
  • Whisk the ½ cup of curd very well so that there are no lumps at all.
  • Take a clean wok or kadhai and put the oil followed by butter.
  • Once the oil+butter heat up, add the fennel seeds followed by cumin seeds. Let them crackle and then put the sliced onions.
  • Fry the onions for 3-4 minutes and then add the chopped garlic cloves and keep the flame on medium.’
  • Keep on stirring every now and then for 5-6 minutes so that the onion and garlic don’t stick to the bottom.
  • Take the cumin powder and coriander powder in a bowl and mix in 3-4 spoons of water or as much as required. Now pour this in the fried onion & garlic.
  • Let the spice mix well with onion & garlic.
  • Now add the onion paste and close the lid for 2 minutes.
  • Once the onion paste has left the raw smell, add the whisked curd & cashew nut paste and stir very well so that everything mixes properly.
  • Put the instructed amount of black pepper at this stage and let this mixture boil for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Now pour the milk and give a nice stir.
  • See the consistency and you can add some water because once the whole mix cools down, it will thicken more.
  • After adding the milk let the mix boil for 5 minutes and then add the fried chicken pieces in it.
  • Pour some water and close the lid for 7 minutes so that the chicken pieces soak the amazing spices well.
Step 4: Garnishing & Presentation
Ingredients:

Coriander Leaves – 3 Tsp Finely chopped

Cream – About 6-7 Tsp (for whole 1 Kg)

  • Slit Green Chilies – 4 or 5 (or more depending on taste)
  • Once the chicken is cooked, divide it in separate bowls depending on the number of people to be served.
  • Now, garnish every chicken bowl well.
  • Sprinkle the coriander leaves and green chilies first followed by cream.

Enjoy this tasty chicken with paratha, roti, or any preparation of rice.

Food is Happiness!

-Every Foodie Ever

Paranthas are in a true sense the definition of love! After Punjab, it’s Delhi known for consuming Paranthas. Now imagine your favorite breakfast, being served in a gigantic size with lots of butter, pickle & curd. It does sound like dream come true to me!

So Delhiites, Brace yourselves for the largest Parantha in the town because Prisha Parantha Junction in Uttam Nagar has them.

Why is The Parantha so Special?
Why is The Parantha so Special?
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As kids, we all have dreamt of really big chocolates, pizzas or other food items, those weird dreams where food is bigger than human beings. If you say you haven’t ever thought about it, you are lying!

These king-sized paranthas may not be bigger than an adult human but it is gigantic. It weighs approximately 1.2 Kgs & is 2 feet long! Yes, that is right! These paranthas are really big like they’ve been prepared for hulk’s morning breakfast. It is nearly impossible for one person to finish one parantha.

With a variety of over 50 paranthas, they are not only a delight to look at but they are extremely scrumptious. Every bite of this parantha is gratifying & fills your heart with awe.

Preparation

This big of a parantha definitely needs special preparation! Prepared with 2 layers of dough, which is approximately 600 gms of flour, these paranthas are stuffed and loaded with delicious fillings. They are prepared using desi ghee & to add flavor spices like garam masala, chaat masala, & aam chur are used which make the parantha even more delicious! To pamper your taste buds, even more, you can get them customized as per your flavor.

Serving

These 2 feet paranthas are served with lots of butter, freshly made raita, spicy pickle & mint chutney! What more do you need?  These are all the most perfect condiments to be served with a delectable parantha! My personal favorite is having paranthas with butter, what is yours? Also, I would personally advise having the parantha with a cup of tea!

Pricing & Location

The gigantic paranthas served with flavorsome condiments are really affordable! It costs approximately Rs. 300, depending upon what parantha you’re ordering. If you wish to enjoy some really good food and your budget is low, you know the place!

The shop is located in Uttam Nagar with a really small indoor seating area, but it is definitely not difficult to find because it’s famous. You ask anyone in Uttam Nagar where Prisha Parantha Junction is, and they’ll guide you.

Devour the Parantha Challenge
Devour the Parantha Challenge
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Now comes the most captivating thing about the place, the parantha challenge!

The challenge is very simple, you have to finish 3 of these king-sized paranthas in 60 minutes.

What’s in it for you? A cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-

That’s right, you will be paid to eat these mouth-watering paranthas! Isn’t that what the dream is? Get paid to eat!

In case if you are planning to take up this challenge, then you better go empty stomach because they’re cooked in desi ghee with lots of stuffing which makes it really heavy. One parantha is sufficient for 3 to 4 people, imagine eating 3 of them alone!

In a Nut Shell

Weight & Size of the Parantha- 1.2 Kgs & 2 Feet

Pricing- Rs. 300/- Approx.

The Challenge- Devouring 3 Paranthas in 60 minutes will win you Rs. 11,000/-

Address- 274-A Opposite Metro Pillar 715, Near Uttam Nagar West Metro Station, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi

So, go ahead and devour these delicious king-sized paranthas and win the quest and do not forget to share your prize with us because we encouraged you to take up this challenge! 😉

Bengalis are known to be foodies and that is evident with their bulging bellies (of course, I am not talking about a Bipasha Basu or Sharmila Tagore). Be it summer, monsoon, or winter – their plate is always ready with something special! Every season has some kinds of a special dish that are cooked on festive moments in those seasons and sent to people as greetings. So, winter is here and the kitchen of Bengali households are smelling of jaggery – made from date palms! The sweet fragrance of this jaggery is mesmerizing and a particular dessert item called “Nolen Gurer Payesh” is made out of this jaggery. The fresh jaggery from date palms are available in plenty during the winter season and thus wear your chef cap and enjoy this sweet & nostalgic ride.

Recipe of Nolen Gurer Payesh:
What All You Require?
  • Gobindo Bhog Rice (For Best Results) or Any Rice – 200 gms
  • Date Palm Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Clarified Butter or Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Full Cream Milk – 1 Liter
  • Bay Leaf – 1 Piece
  • Cardamom Powder – ½ Tsp
  • For Garnishing, use Chopped Nuts & Raisins
How To Proceed?
  • Soak the rice first for at least 30 minutes after cleaning it once or twice.
  • Take a thick bottom pan and pour milk and boil it on low to medium heat.
  • Stir continuously as the milk should not stick at the bottom.
  • Add bay leaf and cardamom powder for that nice fragrance.
  • Check the consistency of milk after some time.
  • Once the milk starts to thicken, add the soaked rice and keep stirring.
  • The rice would cook in this boiled milk and once the rice is cooked or becomes soft, add jaggery.
  • Let this mixture boil for 10-12 minutes.
  • The enticing fragrance would fill your kitchen.
  • You need to check the sweetness at this stage. If you want it sweeter add more jaggery.
  • Also, check the consistency at this stage. If you like the payesh to be thicker in consistency, then let this mixture boil for some more time.
  • Once you get the desired consistency of the Nolen Gurer Payesh, add the chopped nuts and raisins.
  • Some like this Nolen Gurer Payesh warm while some like it cold. So, serve in nice designer bowls as per that choice.
Luchi Payesh
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How & When Nolen Gurer Payesh Is Eaten?

Traditionally, Nolen Gurer Payesh is served after a “Bengali Bhuribhoj” – a scrumptious platter of at least 10-12 items. During the winter season, all the biyebari or wedding occasions are incomplete without this unique dish. Nolen Gurer Payesh is generally cooked on Makar Sankranti with the new rice that is produced in this season. Then it becomes a weekly treat and every Sunday it is served either after that overloaded Bengali lunch platter mentioned before or at breakfast or dinner. At breakfast or dinner this Nolen Gurer Payesh is served with a triangle or round-shaped Parathas or those white, innocent, & hot luchis (the Bengali version of Bhatura but crispier in taste & smaller in size).

Three most loved things in the world- Oreo, Chocolate & Cake. And here we bring you a delicious amalgam of the three. This blend can make you go week in the knees. Keep reading to get a new obsession added to your list. What makes this blog different is I’m going to help you make it in a pressure cooker. Yes, you read it right! Let’s ditch our new age-baking-made-easy-friend, The Oven! This recipe has some cool things, you’ll get to know further.

Too much of words, right? Let’s get baking…

Below are the ingredients you’d need.

  • 3 Big Packets of Chocolate Oreo Biscuit.
  • 1 ½ Cups of lukewarm milk.
  • 2 TBSP of grounded/powdered sugar.
  • 1 TBSP of Baking soda.
  • 2 TSP of Cocoa Powder.
  • 1 TSP of Vanilla Essence.
  • 2 Small cups of Sea salt or sand.
  • 2 TSP of Refined oil or butter.
  • An Aluminum cake molding pan.
  • Heavy & thick bottomed 5 to 6-liter Aluminum cooker.

With this recipe, you can serve 3-4 people and it takes 30-40 minutes to cook depending upon the amount of heat. And if you wish to bake this same cake in an oven because you cannot wait this long, simply preheat your oven at 180 degrees and place the baking pan inside and set it for 10-15 minutes. But keep checking in between. It clearly depends on the moisture of the cake.

oreo cake
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Here’s the recipe:

Since we are not using flour, crush all the Oreo biscuits that you have in a grinder. I personally crush it with a rolling pin and beat them all up inside the packet itself. (I know, LOL!) Now that you have the flour alternative. In this, add cocoa powder, baking powder/soda, sugar, vanilla essence and blend it well in the blender. Next, pour the milk in the mixture and again blend it in the blender.

Once everything’s blended well, pour this thick batter into the baking pan that you’re going to use. Before you pour the batter, grease it with the oil or butter. Lay down a butter paper if you’d like it. I personally don’t use that. Oh btw, did you notice the binding agent that’s going to hold the mixture? There isn’t any. We used milk for the moisture and since it’s not flour you won’t be needing any binding agent.

Now for setting up the cooker:
  1. Use sea salt or sand as a layer between the pressure cooker and the pan.
  2. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) and went weight (whistle) from the lid.
  3. Recommended cooking on low flame.
  4. Use an aluminum cake pan because steel pans can make your cake burn. The aluminum cake pan that you use should be able to take dry heat. And must fit inside the cooker.

Prepare for the magic:

  1. Remove the gasket and went weight.
  2. Add cups of sea salt and spread it evenly.
  3. Now place the cooker on low flame on the stove top. Keep the flame low or sim.
  4. Keep a heatproof rack in the cooker.
  5. Place the cake pan on the rack.
  6. Secure the lid tightly & firmly!
  7. Cook the cake on a low flame. Keep checking in the middle with the help of a toothpick.
  8. Bake it till the toothpick comes out dry. It can depend on the heat honestly. There is no fixed time for it to get baked fully.

Now when you have the cake ready, you can wait for it to cool down. Or enjoy it while it’s hot. You can add chocolate sauce on top of it you wish to. Enjoy the delight!

Ginger is one of the easily available spices which is used profusely in Indian cuisine. But do you know ginger is actually a flowering plant whose rhizome or root portion is consumed? Ginger is native to Southeast Asia and was later transported to other parts of the world. The strong smell of ginger is an energy booster and relives various diseases. Ginger is loaded with healthy nutrients and bioactive compounds that have various health benefits. So, not only for the refreshing cup of tea in morning and evening but ginger is way more useful!

Explore Various Health Benefits of Ginger:
Gingerol Has Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidant Properties

Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely associated with turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. In fact, raw ginger and turmeric look almost the same. We use the root or rhizome part of ginger as a spice in various food and drinks. This ginger is a traditional medicine that helps in digestion, reduces nausea, and also aids in fighting against flu or the common cold. That strong smell of ginger comes from the natural oil of ginger named gingerol. This gingerol is responsible for the medicinal properties in ginger. It carries anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which gives you a long, stress-free, and bright life. You may use it fresh, powdered, juice, or dried forms!

Treats Nausea & Morning Sickness

Ginger is believed to cure morning sickness, seasickness, and nausea. People who were susceptible to seasickness used to munch on ginger in ancient times. If you are suffering from nausea post any kind of surgery, then having ginger slices or ginger tea may prevent this nausea. It is also prescribed for cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Those pregnant women who have a tough time vomiting in the morning or at any time of the day can take ginger to mitigate this problem. But you must consult your doctor to know the exact dosage of ginger. But 1-1.5 grams of ginger is ok for consumption.

Ginger Relieves Muscle Pain & Soreness

In a recent study, it was revealed that the consumption of 2 grams of ginger daily reduced muscle pain among people performing elbow exercises. If you have joined gym recently and having pain or soreness in your body, then a daily consumption of ginger is suggested for easy relief. But remember that this is not a painkiller medicine that would give you some immediate relief. But consumption of ginger regularly would give you great results.

Ginger Helps In Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common health problem these days. It leads to degeneration of the joints in the body leading to stiffness in the joints and joint pain. 247 people with osteoarthritis were studies and they were told to consume ginger daily. Those who consumed ginger regularly shown improvement and required less pain-related medication. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help in reduction of this osteoarthritis pain.

Blood Sugar & Heart Diseases Are Checked

Ginger has been found extremely useful in lowering the level of sugar in the blood. A research was conducted on 41 people with Type 2 Diabetes and they were given 2 grams of ginger powder daily and that led to lowering of blood sugar level by 12%. People who consume ginger in some form daily have a better heart condition. So, make it a practice to have ginger in your tea or soup or food and stay healthy!

Ginger Helps In Checking Indigestion

Ginger has been found beneficial in treating chronic indigestion. That’s why it is used as a spice in heavy food items too. In chronic indigestion or dyspepsia, there is a regular pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. Emptying the stomach is a big problem among people who suffer from dyspepsia and ginger tea helps here.

Immensely Helpful In Reducing Menstrual Pain

There are very few women in this world who don’t suffer from menstrual pain which is also known as dysmenorrhea. Some women experience huge pain while some have mild pain and for all of them, ginger can play a crucial role. As said earlier that ginger helps in reduction of pain, it can also help in reduction of menstrual pain too. So, next time when your periods arrive, dint forget to munch some ginger slices or make ginger tea for easy-moving periods.

Ginger In Retaining Your Beauty

Regular consumption of ginger would make your body physically fit for sure but if you use ginger topically then also it would yield great results. Application of fresh ginger on the areas of your skin which have white marks or scars would give you an even tone skin. You may combine ½ cup sugar, 1/4th cup olive oil, 2 tsp of freshly grated ginger, and a dash of lemon zest to make a body scrub. This scrub would help you reduce cellulite.

There are antiseptic properties in ginger and that would help you get rid of dandruff too. You have to mix two parts of freshly grated ginger in three parts of olive or sesame oil and massage on your scalp. You may use ginger oil also for this purpose and keep it for 25 minutes before washing with shampoo. Do you know that ginger contains at least 40 antioxidant properties? So, actually, you can age in reverse by bringing more ginger in your food and drinks.

Enjoy a pain-free, stress-free, and beautifully fit life with the inclusion of ginger in your food and drinks!

Chocolates are love. And even tastier when it’s paired with a soft crunch of cookies. Chocolate cookies are ultimate snacks for evening tea, morning coffee, or after your mid-day meal. Basically, you can have chocolate cookies anytime because they’re so delicious. Every good thing has to come to an end. Cookies don’t have to. For that let’s learn how to make this scrumptious crunchy chocolate cookies.

Ingredients
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Ingredients (What you’ll need to make them)-
  • Butter – 1 Full Cup
  • Eggs- 2
  • White Sugar- 1 & ½ Cups
  • Vanilla Extract- 2 Teaspoons
  • All Purpose Flour- 2 Cups
  • Salt- ¼ Teaspoon
  • Cocoa Powder- 2/3 Cup
  • Baking Soda- ¾ Teaspoon
  • Chocolate Chips- 2 Cups
Directions-

Keeping it super simple and easy to understand to make these. Follow these steps-

  • Before you start the baking, preheat the oven to have the required temperature for the dough to be baked. Preheat at 175-200 degrees C
  • Once you’ve set the oven to preheat. On the other side, take a large bowl for the batter. For that add the butter (make sure it’s softened), white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and mix it well till it’s blended and fluffy in texture.
  • Take another bowl and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix it well too.
  • Now that you have two different bowls of one batter and other powdered mixture. Combine both well by pouring the batter into the bowl with flour and all. Mix it well until blended. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Next, you take an oven tray and spread a greased cookie sheet. Drop the mixture with the help of teaspoon size spoons.
  • Once you’re done with the dropping process. Leave spaces between as when they bake, obviously they increase in their size.
  • Put the oven tray inside the pre-heated oven and bake this for 8-10 minutes.
  • Take them out and carefully put them on the wire racks to cool all of them down.
Last Step
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  • After it’s done, enjoy these scrumptious-crunchy-chocolaty cookies with your favorite beverage. Store them in an air-tight container to enjoy it for a few more days.

Winters are here! Although winters are loved and adored by everyone but winter chills can be a little too much to handle. Now, who here loves to eat during winters? Raise your hands! I know you all did. There is something about food & winters which really excites me. With the chills of winter comes the delicious gajar ka halwa, sarson ka saag, & the gurr roti combo. Nostalgia just hit you, didn’t it? Winters are beautiful and which is why it is very important to keep yourself healthy during the chilly breeze. Here are 11 Food items to keep you warm during winters:

  • Desi Ghee da Tadka

    Desi Ghee da Tadka
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Even a single drop of Desi Ghee makes everything delicious! Desi Ghee is known to balance the heating element in the body and provide you with the much-needed warmth. It also aids digestion, prevents constipation and increases body immunity. Desi Ghee won’t make you gain weight, it is the most digestible fat. So, stop counting your calories and start having Desi Ghee because it is winters!!!! Go ahead and have delicious ghee wali sabzi because calories don’t count during winters.

  • Sesame Seeds
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Calcium & Iron packed sesame seeds are great for warming up your body in winters. It helps in dealing with chronic diseases like pneumonia, bronchitis, and Asthma. These seeds are often used in halwas, chikki and gajjaks during winters. Remember Til k Laddu? Yes, I love them too! Apart from keeping you warm, sesame paste helps reducing dandruff, and that is another common problem in winters.

  • Soup
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This is one is my personal favorite! Soup is the healthiest way to keep yourself. It is comforting too! Chicken soup is my favorite but, if you’re a vegetarian then, you could try mix vegetable corn soup.

  • Ginger Tea
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Hey, there all the Chai lovers! How do you feel about the first sip of your subah ki chai? Heavenly, right? Well, just add a little ginger to it and, it’ll be more than enough to keep the flu away. Ginger keeps your body warm, improves digestion, and helps with healing cough & cold.

  • Honey
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Honey is another food item which is really warm in nature which is why it keeps your body warm. It boosts your immune system, heals cold, cough & flu. You need more reasons to have honey? Well, having honey with hot water in the morning helps boost your metabolism rate, it is a good substitute for sugar, it is delicious and, it never expires!

  • Haldi
Haldi
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We all know turmeric for its healing properties but did you know that it reduces inflammation in our body and keep our body warm. You can have it will milk, tea or add it to your food. It is going to help you in every way!

  • Cinnamon
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Cinnamon helps your body warm up real fast. It garners your metabolism, lower your blood sugar and cures a sore throat. Apart from all the benefits, it tastes really good! Cinnamon can add taste to almost everything it touches. Add it to your coffee instead of sugar and, you’ll know how heavenly it tastes.

  • Jaggery
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Here is another one of my favorites! If you grew up in an Indian house, you know how important Gurr is! Our parents or grandparents used to give us jaggery after every meal. This used to be our “kuch meetha ho jae.”

Not only it keeps your body warm but is a rich source of vitamins & minerals like phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium. It is a natural cure for the cough, cold, migraine, asthma, fatigue, menstrual cramps & indigestion.

  • Eggs
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Remember the advertisement “Sunday ho ya Monday Roz Khao Andey!”

Well, you should definitely have eggs every day during winters. They not only help you keep your body warm but provide you with proteins & vitamins. The energy eggs give your body helps you get rid of the wintertime laziness.

  • Chillies
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Haye haye Mirche! Uff Uff Mirche! Hey, there all the spice lovers!

Chillies always make you sweat? Ever wondered why? It is because of capsaicin that speeds up your metabolism and warms up your body. Now you have a reason to eat spicy food! But go easy on it tiger!

  • Hot Chocolate
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Now, this exactly isn’t a super healthy drink but it is magic during winters. Although, it is just warm milk which by the way is very healthy & chocolate. It actually works like charm to beat the winter blues and provide the comfort you need. Want to make it healthier? Add cinnamon to your hot chocolate!

To some winters are happy and to some, it’s a gloomy time! You just got to be sure to stay warm during winters so you can enjoy the cool breeze. Beat the winter blues!

As the temperature drops, people start looking out for ways to keep themselves warm. Woolen clothes, fireplaces, and hot cups of coffee are the famous drills to warm up the chill in your bones. But the fancy way people embrace to stay warm in winter is to drink. Can you blame them? After all, it is not just our bodies that alcohol helps to keep warm. It also keeps up our spirits to have fun in those freezing winter days. So, why not make those winter cocktails a little more delicious with some experiments.

Here are some cocktail recipes that can be easily made at home to warm up your winter adventures.

New York Sour

It is a normal whiskey sour with red wine floating on top of it.

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Ingredients Required:
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 60 ml bourbon
  • 20 ml simple syrup
  • 20 ml red wine
Preparation Steps:
  • Add bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker and fill it with ice.
  • Shake well and strain into a rock glass filled with ice.
  • Now carefully pour the wine over the back of a spoon so that it floats on the top of the drink.
Aged Rum Daiquiri

A subtle blend of rum’s sweetness with sugar and lime juice. All the three ingredients need to be in a perfect amount as overdo of any one of them can ruin the flavor of the cocktail.

Aged Rum Daiquiri
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Ingredients Required:
  • 60 ml light rum
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml demerara sugar syrup
Preparation Steps:
  • Add all the ingredients into a shaker. Pour some ice and shake well until it is chilled.
  • Now strain it into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lime twist for the amazing flavor.
Honey Sage Gin Fizz

It is a simple gin fizz with honey sage infused syrup and a touch of lime.

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Ingredients Required:
  • 90 ml gin
  • 30 ml honey sage syrup
  • 45 ml lime juice
  • 15 ltr soda
  • Soaked green sage leaves
For honey sage syrup:
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 5-6 fresh sage leaves
Preparation Steps:
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes and a few sage leaves.
  • Now add gin, lime juice, and honey sage syrup and stir it well.
  • Add club soda to the mixture and stir it again.
  • In the end, garnish with sage leaves and serve it in a long glass.
Cranberry Mimosas

It is a delicious chilled drink made with one part cranberry juice and two-part champagne.

Cranberry Mimosas
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Ingredients Required:
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1 cup sweetened cranberry juice
  • 10-12 fresh cranberries
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnishing
Preparation Steps:
  • Fill champagne flutes 1/3rd with cranberry juice.
  • Add lime juice and sugar to it.
  • Fill remaining of the glass with champagne.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

The amazing blend of white wine, apple cider, and sweet sliced apples are perfect to serve your guests on Christmas and house gatherings.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
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Ingredients Required:
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1 bottle of chilled white wine
  • 1 bottle of chilled sparkling cider
  • 1/3 cup fireball
  • 2 thinly sliced apples
  • Cinnamon sticks
Preparation Steps:
  • Fill all the glasses with the lemon wedge and dip in cinnamon sugar.
  • Then combine cider, wine, and firewall in a large pitcher.
  • Add sliced apples to the pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Pour the drink in the prepared glasses. Garnish each glass with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

So what are you waiting for? Warm yourself up with these amazing winter cocktails on a casual Thursday night or on a fun-filled Friday night party.

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