Cabbage Soup Diet - Do you know the facts about it?

Cabbage Soup Diet - Do you know the facts about it:

Today I am into health section. I was researching about popular weight loss diets and cabbage soup diet got into my eyes. There are lot of diets for weight loss available all over the world. I have already shared my experience with GM diet and GM diet 7 days plan for weight loss. Now, I am going to introduce cabbage soup diet here. Choose this diet if you have any special occasion coming up or you simply need to lose weight. Note that it will not give you long term results.

What is Cabbage Soup Diet:

Cabbage soup diet is again a 7 day weight loss plan with heavy consumption of cabbage soup of low calorie. The diet is intended to lose 4.5 kg per week. It is a low fat and high fiber diet.

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Tea Tree Oil Benefits for hair, acne and other skin problems

Tea Tree Oil Benefits for hair, acne and other skin problems:

Today I am going to talk about tea tree oil which is gaining so much popularity nowadays. Cosmetics brands are continuously trying to innovate new products to cure all skin problems and enhance it. They are now bringing wide range of cosmetic products using tea tree as main ingredient. So, it is time to know what exactly is tea tree is and benefits of tea tree oil for us.

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree oil is an essential oil which is obtained from the leaves of the plant Melaleuca Alternifloia, a native to Australia using steam distillation process. The leaves were used as a substitute for tea historically and hence it is called tea tree oil. The oil from the leaves is what we use for medicinal, cosmetic and various purposes.

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Gobi Paratha Recipe | Cauliflower Paratha | How To Make Gobi Paratha

Gobi Paratha Recipe | Cauliflower Paratha | How To Make Gobi Paratha:

My mom never buys cauliflower and I have never tasted any cauliflower recipes before I came here. My mom and sis does not like Gobi. But my dad is okay with it. I fell in love immediately once I had Gobi Manjurian with my hubby outside. After that, I always order Gobi Manjurian as one of my starters. I have made Gobi Manchurian few times at home. I bought Cauliflower this time to make Gobi Manjurian. Since my hubbby informed me that he will be late for dinner, I dropped the plan to Gobi Manjurian and planned to try Gobi Paratha. Gobi Paratha is a famous Panjabi recipe.

Gobi Paratha | Cauliflower Paratha | How To Make Gobi Paratha:

Gobi Paratha

Gobi Paratha | Cauliflower Paratha | How To Make Gobi Paratha:

Easy Gobi Paratha Recipe

Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 30 Mins    |  Makes: 8
Easy Gobi Paratha Recipe 


To Make the Dough:
  • Wheat Flour - 800g
  • Salt - As required
  • Water - As required
  • Oil - 1 tsp 
To Stuff:
  • Gobi/Cauliflower - 1 small size
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - A pinch
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - As required
  • Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Water - To Sprinkle
Other Ingredients:
  • Wheat Flour - for rolling
  • Oil- for cooking

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Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Creme Review

Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Creme Review:

I bought Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Creme in my native when it was launched. I used it for almost a week. Then I forget to take it here. I did not have a feeling to buy one more here. When I went to my native this time, I brought it with me and it has been around a month since I have started using  it continuously. I have lot of products piled up for review this time. But I picked up Lakme Perfect Radiance cream now.

Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Creme Review:

Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Creme Review:

Price : Rs.249

Pack size: 50g

Shelf Life:  24 months

Brand : Hindustan Unilever Limited

What They Claim - In Brief:

It provides smooth textured finish and also moisturizes the face. Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Creme has complex delivery system which releases potent vitamins continuously to ensure flawless radiance.

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Onion Chutney | Vengaya Chuntey Recipe | Easy Onion Chutney Recipe with no coconut and no tomato

Onion Chutney | Vengaya Chuntey Recipe | Easy Onion Chutney Recipe with no coconut and no tomato:

It will be really difficult to decide what to prepare for dinner if we have no coconut since chutney is the best side dish after Sambar for dosa or idli. I was in the same situation one fine night. I was waiting for my groceries including coconut for home delivery. When I took the coconut, it was not good at all. It was too late to choose tiffin sambar since I was very hungry. So, I called my mom to get the recipe of onion chutney. I have never prepared onion chuntey before. But I regret for not trying that. Onion chutney is such a simple and easy recipe which can be prepared very quickly. You will find onion chutney coming to save you too.

Onion Chutney | Vengaya Chuntey Recipe | Easy Onion Chutney Recipe with no coconut and no tomato:

Onion Chutney - Vengaya Chutney

Onion Chutney | Vengaya Chuntey Recipe | Easy Onion Chutney Recipe with no coconut and no tomato:

Onion Chutney Recipe | Vengaya Chutney Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 10 Mins    |  Serves: 2
Onion Chutney | Vengaya Chutney for Rice, Idli & Dosa 


  • Small onion(Shallots) - 15
  • Red Chilli  - 1 to 2(for more spicy)
  • Tamarind - 1 small piece/1 tsp
  • Salt - As required

 To Temper:
  • Gingelly Oil/Cooking Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 0.5 tsp
  • Hing - A pinch
  • Curry Leaves - Few  

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How To Apply Nail Polish Professionally - Nail Polish Tips and Tricks

How To Apply Nail Polish Professionally  - Nail Polish Tips and Tricks - 10 Must follow steps to get a perfect polish:

I recently bought an Elle 18 nail polish and that was the first time when I wanted to know how to apply nail polish perfectly. I gathered various nail polish tips in various sources and found out the best way to apply nail polish. I tried these nail polish tips only once and it worked out very well. If I find any other good nail polish tips to be noted, I will certainly update this article. Read more to get the nail polish tips and know how to apply nail polish perfectly.

How To Apply Nail Polish - Nail Polish Tips and Tricks - 10 Must follow steps to get a perfect polish:

How To Apply Nail Polish - Nail Polish Tips and Tricks - 10 Must follow steps to get a perfect polish:

1. Remove old nail polish from your finger nails using a good nail polish remover. Try to get a non-acetone nail polish remover to protect your nails. Use a cotton pad/swab to remove your nail polish with remover.

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Easy Toor Dal Recipe | Moong Dal Recipe for kids and Adults

There are very few options for lunch when it comes for babies or kids. The lunch should be tasty as well as healthy. The below Toor Dal/Moon dal recipe will be able to give you one more option for the lunch menu. It is very good for babies/kids to give rice with toor dal/moong dal and ghee. It is such a healthy combination. Since we are adding tomato and jaggery powder, the taste will be too good. Even I like it very much. Sometimes, I pack this for lunch for my hubby too. You can add more chillies or chilli powder when you serve for adults. It is also a good bachelor recipe.Try this simple and easy kids recipe - Toor Dal/Moon dal recipe once.

Easy Toor Dal Recipe/Moong Dal Recipe for kids and Adults

Easy Toor Dal Recipe/Moong Dal Recipe for kids and Adults:

Easy Toor Dal/Moong Dal Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 15 Mins    |  Serves: 2
Easy Toor/Moong Dal Recipe 


  • Toor Dal/Moong Dal(Thuvaramparuppu/Siruparuppu in Tamil) - 50g
  • Tomato - 1 small size
  • Green Chilli - 1 for babies/2 for kids split into 2 pieces each
  • Jeera powder/Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - A pinch
  • Salt - As required
  • Kasthuri Methi(optional) - 1 tbsp, not for babies
To Temper:
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing - A pinch
  • Curry Leaves - Few 

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Thanking You All for making it possible to cross 1 LAKH HITS

Hello friends,

I am happy to tell you all that Specially For Ladies crossed 1 lakh hits. You made it possible my dear readers, readers and readers. You are the one who are helping me to grow better day by day. I swear that this space will have only quality and interesting contents which will be useful for you. Thanks for your support and please keep visiting.

Also its time to thank and leave notable mentions here. I never thought that I will become so much passionate about blogging. My passion was not  the sole reason to achieve this golden mark. There are wonderful people behind this success. This time my highlights are on people and not headings :-)

Notable Mentions:

My family: 

My kid is my real motivation for trying new recipes. He is my first tester of most of my recipes especially sweets. If he likes it, he will eat. Otherwise, he will throw away :-) So, I managed to get honest feedback from him and posted the recipes which came out good. Truly speaking, my kid liked all my recipes except spicy ones which I do not give him. 

I became very happy when my hubby gifted me a Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet with keyboard to make my blogging easier and more flexible. Also, he got me a 8 Mbps broadband with Wi-Fi modem. He is a man of actions. Of course, I love people who are of actions rather than the ones who just talk with no actions. His actions made me happier to think how much support he is giving to me and my passion. Everytime I use to ask my hubby to narrate what he thinks about the dish I make. I never heard anything else other than 'super', 'very good', 'tasty' or 'nothing new'. I post only the recipes which received have positive comments from him. Once I tried Kara kuzhambu from another internet source. My hubby told me straight away that there is no much difference between puli kulambu and this one. So, it is easier for me to pick up and post only quality and unique recipes in this space. 

My dad is also in the same line with my hubby, almost in most of the qualities. He finds even if I miss a tomato or I put additional brinjal. Now, coming to another 2 main people - my mom and my sis. I was able to increase the no of posts in a fast pace only when I was in my native. My mom cooked and sis captured it. The only work I had was to note down the ingredients and instructions from them and posting it. So, I was able to post more frequently with their support and it was easier for me to achieve 1 lakh HITs so soon.

My friends and readers:

There are lot of friends who immediately liked my facebook page, put effort to drop comments in my blog and acknowledged my effort. I am grateful to you all and love you so much.

Two more wonderful moments:

My kid is turning 2 years old tomorrow. It is my another achievement as a mom of taking care of this naughty and hyper active boy well. I am so so happy. 

Also, I had another happy moment recently. We have shifted to our new home. It could not be easier for us if we didn't have my mom and my friend Amrutha's family. My mom worked round the clock and set up everything in place. I admit that I am a little lazy girl in household work :-) 

Hmm... Well. I feel why Specially for Ladies also cannot move to a new home now. Yes, I am thinking about moving to a own domain if I get a super cool name. Friends, please help me in selecting a good name. Till that, Specially for ladies will continue in this address..
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Rava Ladoo Recipe | Rava Laddu | Sooji Ladoo

Rava Ladoo Recipe | Rava Laddu | Sooji Ladoo:

I am so tired today. I have cleaned my house and had some plumbing work done today. But I do not want to miss to prepare some snacks for my kid this weekend. I wanted it to be a quick and easy snack which should please my kid as well as my hubby. So, I chose Rava Ladoo which is a tasty, easy and healthy recipe. Yes, when he was a baby, I made the same as a semi solid food with more milk. It is a nice way to feed rava for babies. I started to write this post after preparing rava ladoo and my kid was sleeping. Now, he got up and he liked it so much and grabbed 2 ladoos himself which made me so happy:-) Rava ladoo always remind my grandma who used to made this frequently for us. Now let us see how to make Rava Ladoo in simple steps.

Rava Ladoo Recipe | Rava Laddu | Sooji Ladoo:

Rava Ladoo recipe

Rava Ladoo Recipe | Rava Laddu | Sooji Ladoo

Rava Ladoo | Sooji Ladoo | Rava Laddu

Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 5 Mins    |  Makes: 13
Rava Ladoo - Easy Diwali Sweet 


  • Sooji/Ravai in Tamil - 250g
  • Sugar - 180g
  • Cashewnuts - 10 nos
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Milk - To sprinkle or more ghee to make balls
  • Cardomom - 1 

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Gemstone Jewelry - A mystical fashion statement

Precious Stones or Semi Precious Stones, there's something about gemstones that make every piece of jewelry they adorn, extra special. Striking blue sapphires rings, shiny red corals bracelets, regal emerald pendants - be it any kind, gemstone jewelry adds that final touch of glamor to even the simplest of looks. There are so many reasons to pick out gemstone jewelry over costume jewelry!

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Benefits of Mustard Oil for Hair, Skin and Face

Mustard oil for hair, skin and face - I have come to know the benefits of mustard oil for hair, skin and even for face only few months ago. 95% of my cooking holds mustard seeds in the ingredients list. Mustard oil is obtained by pressing the mustard seeds. When I saw mustard oil in spencers shop here, I just grabbed it to try. It was Fortune Pure Mustard oil. Let me share you the benefits of mustard oil for hair, skin and face here.

Mustard oil Uses and Health Benefits:

Mustard oil is rich in

  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Beta Carotene
  • Alpha Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids

Mustard Oil for Skin:

  • Mustard oil tightens the skin. After 30, we are all bound to get loosened skin. Massaging skin with mustard oil helps us to tighten the skin especially the sagging breasts and loose belly.
  • Mustard oil helps to prevent tanning and curing dark spots. Apply mustard oil with gram flour,lemon juice and curd and allow it to sit on for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water to get rid of tanning and glowing skin.

Mustard Oil for Hair:

It is believed that the ancient Romans and Greeks used mustard oil for their hair. It is now widely used in North India whereas it is just gaining popularity in southern side nowadays. If we lack of Zinc and Selenium, we are prone to hair loss. Mustard oil is rich in both of them and hence promotes hair growth. It stimulates the scalp and nourishes the hair. Also, the nutrients in mustard oil help the hair follicles to stay healthy.

How to use Mustard oil to promote hair growth?

Massage mustard oil onto your scalp and hair and allow it stay for at least 3 hours before washing. Do this for at least thrice a week to see quick results. It promotes hair growth and strengthens the head muscles too.

Mustard Oil for face:

As I mentioned earlier, mustard oil works well to remove tanning. To get the facial skin smooth, slightly massage the mustard oil in circles on your face and wait for 10 minutes. Gently wipe with cotton cloth and wash your face. You will get a smooth and tan free face easily.

Buy mustard oil next time when you go for shopping and try it out to check whether it can make difference to you. Before you use mustard oil on your face or skin, I would recommend you to do a patch test and check whether you are allergenic to it.

Where to buy Mustard Oil?

Mustard oil has become popular nowadays in cooking due to its health benefits. Most of the super markets and big grocery shops are selling mustard oil. You can buy mustard oil online as well. It is important to use pure mustard seed oil for hair and that is the biggest challenge. If you are not able to buy pure mustard seeds oil anywhere, you can infuse your regular oil with mustard seeds and make your own mustard seed oil. Try to buy organic mustard oil if possible.
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Easy Okra Recipes - Okra Curry - Okra Stew | Ladies Finger Curry Recipe | Vendakka Puli Pachadi

Hello friends,

I wondered what is Okra before few years. Okra is known as Lady's finger outside United States. It is called as Vendakka in Tamil and Malayalam. Hope most of you know the pain of frying the Okra in oil. I like to taste it but not to cook. It requires us to make frequent supervision and frying. We cannot move here and there for sometime. So, I tried Okra Stew/Vendakka Pachadi last week. It came out very well. Of course, this is one of my mom's best recipes.

Okra Recipes - Okra Curry - Okra Stew | Ladies Finger Curry Recipe | Vendakka Puli Pachadi::

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Groundnut Chutney | How To Make Groundnut Chutney | Peanut Chutney

Hello friends,

I made the Peanut chutney / Groundnut chutney for the first time yesterday. I remember having the peanut chutney in a hotel and totally dislike it. After learning to make peanut chutney, I understand that the peanut chutney in that hotel did not have the right composition of ingredients. They added so much of peanuts without proportionate onions and it did not taste well. I tried the Peanut chutney yesterday for the first time and it came out very well. My husband and my kid also liked it very much. I served them with gingelly oil for dosa.

Quick look on health benefits of peanuts  - Peanut nutrition:

  • Rich in energy and dietary protein
  • Excellent source of Vitamin E - contains 8 g per 100 g
  • Contains important B complex Vitamins
  • Contains fine quality amino acids
  • 100 g of Peanuts provide 85% of Recommended Daily Intake of Niacin

Groundnut Chutney - How To Make Groundnut Chutney - Peanut Chutney:

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Tomato For Face - Homemade Tomato Face Mask for Pimples And Oily Skin

Hello friends,

It is a fine evening. My kid is sleeping. As of now, I do not have much household work. So, it is time to spend specially for me. What can I do? I have to do something which is really quick but effective for my skin before my kid wakes up. Hmm.. Let me open the fridge first. I pick up a tomato which I stock in the side shelf.  Wow.. Great finding which is quick and simple but the most effective one. Yes, Tomato has lot of benefits for skin.

Tomato For Face - Homemade Tomato Face Mask for Pimples And Oily Skin:

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How To Make Green Tea - Green Tea Recipe

Hello friends,

As you know, Green Tea is gaining popularity all over the world rapidly. You are right. The reason is Green Tea  provides us lot of health benefits. Do you know the fact that the Green Tea originates in China? Its advantages are not alone used in beverages, but also used in different health supplements and even in cosmetics. Hope you must have seen the cosmetic ad with green leaves recently. You can read the health benefits of Green Tea in a separate post in this space. But now, the problem is how to have the bitter and very strong Green Tea on daily basis. This is the post just to let you know how to make Green Tea that can please your palate.

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Thukkada Recipe | Thukudi | Diamond Cuts Recipe

Hello friends,

Thukkada/Thukudi/Diamond Cuts is my favorite tea time snacks. I tried this recipe in my native place with the help of my mom. It came out very well. Thukkada takes place as one of Diwali special snacks without fail. It is a very simple and easy to make tea time snacks recipe. Try Thukkada and make your snacks a healthy one.

Thukkada Recipe | Thukudi | Diamond Cuts Recipe:

Thukkada Recipe - Diamond Cuts Recipe - Thukudi

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The Saree Culture - Different Types of Sarees

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A saree is garment that accentuates the femininity of a woman, brings out her beauty and exudes elegance no matter where and when you wear it. These gorgeous long yards of fabric is capable of creating magic, whether it's on the ramp or at a social gathering. Just Indian people, sarees of India too differ from one place to another. However, it is the only outfit that is worn, traditionally all across the country.

If you're a newbie in the world of sarees these myriad options might seem daunting but truth is it's not all that confusing. A saree from south of India represents it's environment with fabrics, embroideries et al, similarly sarees from the north east will represent their state, their culture through their sarees. The whole idea is actually quite simple and beautiful.

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Ribbon Murukku | Ribbon Pakoda | Nada ThenKuzhal | Seeval | Cheeval Recipe

Hello friends,

Ribbon Murukku is one of my favorite quick and easy snacks recipe made with rice flour. If you measure thr ingredients well and prepare it, I am sure you can get a crispy Ribbon Murukku easily. It will be a very good Diwali snacks too. Try Ribbon Murukku recipe once and you will do it again and again. Making snacks at home is very healthy too.

Ribbon Murukku  Recipe | Ribbon Pakoda | Nada ThenKuzhal | Seeval | Cheeval Recipe:

Ribbon Pakoda

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