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Paneer Carrot Bhurji Recipe

Ingredients 200 gms Paneer 1 tbsp Oil 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds 2 Green Chillies 1 Onion 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder or curry masala powder 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 medium Tomato 1 Carrot grated 1/2 tsp Salt Preparation: Chop the onions, tomatoes and chillies finely. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan, add the cumin seeds, chopped onions and the ginger garlic paste, fry till brown. Add the chillies and tomatoes and fry till they are soft and pulpy. Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and little water so that all the masalas are well combined. Add grated paneer and fry for 5 minutes till the paneer blends into the masala. Add the grated carrot and keep on stove for 3 minutes more. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot along with...

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Happy Kids , Happy Parents

Becoming a mother or a father is one of the greatest thing to happen to a human being , but you bet being a parent is completely different. Its a long process of learning which starts from the day baby comes in a mother’s womb and goes on and on and on… Parenting is a art which needs to be learnt, acquired and trust me it can be mastered too As your child grows one thing to remember which will ease out a lot of stress from your life is We will start off with the few basics which, if followed will take you a long way and make both     yours and your child’s journey much easier and happier. The Golden rule – “ Please remember your child is a individual treat him like one , no matter how old your child his treat him with respect at all times “ A child will have a mind of his own, mood of his own, emotions of his own, likes and dislikes of his own. Avoid loading him with your desires and wants. Respect their mood swings don’t forget you have your times too. LISTEN Yes, listen , listen to the smallest of thing, silliest of story, even the anger hatred , for children are the simplest and most innocent and with them every emotion will have a expression...

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Grandma’s Home Remedies

Home remedies and natural cures for common health problems is preferred by many because of the use of easily available household ingredients to create an effective and almost immediate relief. Above all, avoiding medicines, absence of side effects is a major motivation for people to resort to these measures. Please find below some time tested Home Remedies     Kich Kich Dur Karo Combine one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey. Add hot water to the ingredients to create a healing syrup, which soothes the throat, loosens mucous membranes, treats fever, and eases body aches Ginger and Cinnamon Tea In a glass of water, boil cinnamon, 1 inch of ginger with a pinch of pepper and honey to treat a sore throat and reduce the lingering effects of a cold. Salt and warm water: This is a universal remedy for easing constant sore throat. All that needs to be done is to mix the salt in warm water until it dissolves and use it for gargling. It’s regular use makes the throat feel better. Fight Constipation Grapes have laxative properties and prevent chronic constipation. Dry grapes are helpful in preventing constipation. Soak dry grapes in a vessel overnight and take this at early morning in an empty stomach Take 2-3 seeds each of sunflower, almonds, sesame and linseed or flax seeds. Grind it and make a thin powder. Eat...

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Yummy Summer Recipes: Ruchi’s Mango Pancakes

Summertime means Mango Time! The markets are loaded with different varieties and aromas of mango. Prepare this yummy and healthy dish for your little one! Mango Pancakes  Ingredients:  3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat or ragi flour 3/4 cup milk & a little more incase your batter lacks the consistency of regular pancakes 1 egg 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 mango chopped into small bite sized pieces Method: Take the two flours and baking soda and mix together.   Beat the egg and vanilla essence with a fork and add it to the flour.   Now add the sugar to this mixture. Slowly, pour the milk into this and keep mixing.   Let this batter stand for at least 30 minutes. Then mix it and see if it is of a pour-able consistency.   I sometimes add a tablespoon or olive oil or softened butter to the mix so that it doesn’t stick to the non-stick pan.   Now, take a ladle and pour a ladle-full of batter onto a non-stick pan. When the batter seems to be a little set add the bite-sized pieces of Alphonso or any mango that you have at hand. Carefully turn the pancake and press gently on the other side and let it cook for another 2 minutes or till the pancake is nice and browned...

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Dental Care for Children

How many times in a day should we brush the kid’s teeth? Ideally we should brush our teeth after every meal or after we eat anything. But that may not be practical. So twice a day, that is, once in the morning and once in the night just before bed is good enough. It is good to inculcate this habit from a very early age [Preferably soon after the first tooth erupts].  That being said on the frequency, it is advisable to rinse the  mouth after we have anything.  This is necessary because the food we consume like sugary sweets, starchy chips, chapati or fruits can get stuck in-between or on the teeth. It forms a slimey layer called tartar or plaque. This layer of plaque acts as the breeding ground for the bacterias that cause tooth decay and bad breath. When is the best time to introduce brushing habits? It is good to inculcate the habit of brushing at a very early stage, like I mentioned before, soon after the first tooth erupts. It becomes all the more important for toddlers because they are prone to tooth decay. Toddlers who keep the milk or juice sippers or bottles in their mouths and drift off to sleep are at a high risk of developing Rampant Caries where the upper front milk teeth  undergoes decay at a rampant pace. However the lower...

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