Palak Paneer Recipe - How to make Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe - How to make Palak Paneer:

Punjabi Palak paneer is one of the recipes which turned out very well in the first attempt itself. I would say this one is the best recipe to include palak in diet. You do not even have a feeling of eating palak. It will definitely please your palate like Paneer Butter masala. I am sure that you will have the same satisfaction of tasting a north indian side dish in a good Panjabi Dhaba restaurant.

Although main ingredients of Palak paneer recipe are Palak and Paneer, I would say postpone trying the recipe if you do not have ghee at home. Yes. Shallow frying the paneer cubes in the ghee and tempering the items mentioned in ghee are the crucial steps which make Palak paneer as a heavenly dish. If you still want to try, you need butter at least. Otherwise, please postpone it till you buy ghee.

I feel that writing about Punjabi Palak paneer recipe has become a tough task right now since its it makes me to crave for it again :) 

Read on how to make palak paneer at home.

Palak Paneer Recipe - How to make Palak Paneer:

Palak Paneer Recipe - How to make Palak Paneer

Prep Time: 10 mins    |    Cook Time: 20 mins    |    Serves: 2-3
Recipe Category : Punjabi Side dish for roti, chapathi, rice


  • Paneer cubes - 15(medium size)
  • Palak - 1 medium size bunch
  • Big onion - 1 finely chopped 
  • Tomatoes - 2 big and well ripened
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream or Malai(top of milk) - 1 tbsp
  • Kasthuri Methi - 1 tbsp crushed
  • Salt - As required
  • Jaggery powder or sugar - 1 tsp(optional, but I recommend)

  • To Temper

  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Elachi - 1 split

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block SPF 50+ Review

Today I am going to share Neutrogena Ultrasheer review with you all. My hubby is the one who actually started using this product. He used to apply it when he goes to play cricket since it has high SPF. I have never thought that I would need a product with high SPF. I started using it when my sunscreen got over. Since I had to leave outside during the midday, I applied Neutrogena Ultrasheer. From then on, I started using it regularly while going out during midday hours. The main feature I like about this product is its capability of protecting our skin from both UV-A and UV-B rays. Let us move on to the Neutorgena Ultrasheer Dry-Touch SPF 50+ review.

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Camphor and Coconut oil - Natural Remedy For Cold, Cough and Chest Congestion in Infants

Camphor and Coconut oil - Natural Remedy For Cold, Cough and Chest Congestion in Infants:

Camphor and coconut oil mixture is the best natural home remedy for cold, cough and congestion in infants. It is hard for us to see them suffering and crying. It helps them to breathe easily when they have cold. It also helps to reduce the cold. This home remedy works well for kids and adults too.

In Tamil nadu, this camphor and coconut oil home remedy is the widely used home remedy to treat cold in babies and kids since it gives good relief quickly. They will have good sleep too since it enables them to breathe easily. Seeing them sleeping well, we can also sleep peacefully.

We tend to use Vicks vaporub to treat congestion in infants or babies. But we should not use it. Even the brand itself has clearly mentioned that if the sufferer is less than 2 years old, you need to consult your doctor. 

Infants should be handled with a lot of care. So, you should consult a doctor when they suffer from any kind of disease including cold. You should not give any medicines you keep over the counter without doctor's consultation. You should use it only as additional remedy and doctor's consultation is must.

I have already shared two natural home remedies on how to use honey and cinnamon and Pepper and Palm sugar home remedies for cold in kids and adults. It is not advisable to give honey to babies less than one year old.


1. Heat 1/2 tbsp coconut oil in a small pan. Ensure that you switch off the stove if you want to leave in the middle of the preparation since oil tends to catch fire when it reaches its smoking point.

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Cashkaro Review - My honest Review about website

Cashkaro is India's No.1 online cashback and coupons site. Recently I have made an online purchase in Myntra via Cashkaro website. My savings was really huge and I feel that I definitely need to share my experience here to enable my readers too to save a lot.

The total value of the items I have ordered in Myntra was Rs.1168. Take a quick guess on how much I could have saved in it. So, what is your guess? Is it 100, 200 or 300? Hope you could have not guessed more than that. 

My savings was Rs.510. Can't believe it, right? That is why I have attached the screen shots to make your eyes believe what you read.

Here is the screen shot of my order. I have ordered Estelle Gold Plated Earring & Pendant Set and my favorite Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. 

You could see that the amount charged for Estelle jewelry was just Rs.660.77 whereas the MRP is Rs.899. 

Do you want to know how it was possible? Myntra has given me a coupon code for 30% discount for creating an account with them. I have applied it and the total amount became Rs.859. Since that was my first purchase, the shipping was totally free irrespective of the order amount.

The next savings in that order was Rs.240 was provided by Cashkaro website. The only thing I did was going to Myntra via cashkaro. Read on how cashkaro works and how you can also save a lot by using it?

How Cashkaro works?

Cashkaro has partnership with more than 500 brands. When you shop at any of their partner website via cashkaro, you will be given extra cashback by Cashkaro. In addition to the cashback, they have good deals and coupon codes too. The good thing is you can also utilize the coupons and discounts that might already be running in the partner websites. That is how, I was able to save both by Myntra and Cashkaro.

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Fine Lines and Wrinkles - Causes, Prevention and Solutions

Fine lines and wrinkles are the most common reasons for women to run behind anti ageing creams. To stay young forever, it is very important to know the causes of fine lines and wrinkles and you should try to prevent them. Once they start appearing, you need to apply a good cream which can smoothen your fine lines and fade out the wrinkles. If you do not try to treat it, people can notice your make up settled down into the fine lines and stubborn wrinkles instead of your cute dimples.

What are fine lines and wrinkles ?

Fine lines are simply those lines on your face which are not deep. They usually present around your eyes, mouth, nose and forehead.

Wrinkles are deeper than fine lines but not as deep as deep furrows. They are not straight lines and can occur anywhere in your face especially under your eyes, around your mouth and in forehead.

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Home Remedies For Gastric Problem and Pain

Home Remedies For Gastric Problem and Pain:

Home remedies for Gastric problem and gastric pain are very effective and they do not have any side effects when compared to medicine or syrups over the counter. All the ingredients in the home remedies I have shared are mostly available in our home. You do not need to run to a shop to buy the ingredients. These home remedies will give you instant relief from gas. All of them were followed by our ancestors and are still being followed by many people. They do not have any side effects since they are all natural remedies for gastric problem.

Home Remedies for gasteric pain

In Tamil, we call gastric problem as vaayu thollai or vaivu. Read on to know the simple home remedies for gas problem.

Home Remedies For Gastric Problem and Gastric Pain:

1. Sugar and hot water(Strictly not to be followed by Diabetic patients):

Sugar and water are the simplest home remedies for gas problems. Even you can give sugar and water for gas problems in infants and babies. 

For adults, add 2 tbsp of sugar in one cup of water. Mix well and heat the mixture. Bring it to boil. Drink this mixture either hot or warm. Do not allow it cool down completely. Drink it as hot as you can. Drinking hot can give you instant relief. 

For gas problems in infants and kids, add tiny amount of sugar in warm water. Mix it well and feed them. Take care not to burn the tongue of your tiny one. Check the temperature before giving.

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Amla Rice Recipe - Nellikai Sadam - Gooseberry Recipes

Amla Rice Recipe - Nellikai Sadam - Gooseberry Recipes:

Amla rice(Nellikai Sadam) is a healthy one pot meal and one of the simple to make gooseberry recipes which can be packed for lunchbox. If you think that the taste of amla rice will be bitter and your family members will not like it, you are wrong. I made it for my kid and me for lunch one day. He ate it well. The ratio of cooked rice and amla should be correct to avoid the bitterness. As you know amla(Nellikai) is very good source of Vitamin C and it is good for you and your hair as well.

Amla Rice

Amla rice recipe which I have shared here is very simple and easy to make. Grating amla takes very less time. I have cooked the rice with water in 1:2.5 ratio. You can adjust according to your rice variety. Once you try this recipe, you will make it so frequently.

Let us see how to make amla rice now.

Amla Rice Recipe

Amla Rice - Nellikai Sadam - Gooseberry Recipes

Prep Time: 5 mins    |    Cook Time: 15 mins    |    Sevres: 2
Recipe Category : Easy Variety Rice Recipes


  • Amla - 1/4 cup(Adjust according to your taste)
  • Cooked Rice - 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder - A generous pinch
  • Salt - As required
  • Sesame Oil - 1 tsp(optional)

  • To Temper

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Bengal Gram(Kadalai paruppu) - 2 tsp
  • Peanuts(Nilakadalai) - 2 tbsp
  • Red chillies - 2 split
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Hing - A pinch

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Sun Protection - Importance and Solutions

Too much of anything is good for nothing is a popular old saying. But when it comes to UV, too much of exposure is very bad for you and not just nothing.

Small amount of UV rays are really important for the production of Vitamin D. It has the ability to treat several diseases like rickets, psoriasis, eczema, jaundice and so on. But prolonged skin exposure to sun can cause serious damages to your skin and even cause life threatening diseases.

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Idli Podi Recipe - How To Make Idli Milagai Podi

Idli Podi Recipe - How To Make Idli Milagai Podi:

Idli Podi Recipe - Idli Milagai podi  is a healthy time-saver and always in stock in almost all of the houses in Tamilnadu. Idli podi is also called as idli chilli powder and chutney powder. Idli podi, the homemade chutney powder is better than the store-bought ones in all aspects, be it price, taste, purity and even quality. My mom used to give me a bottle of idli podi everytime we meet. I had watched her twice while she was preparing to know how to make idli podi.

I would say idli podi is simply the best accompaniment for idli and dosa especially when you are tired or lazy to enter into the kitchen. So, it is worth to make it and keep it in stock always.

Idli Podi Recipe

About the recipe:

Idli podi recipe I have given here will give you a tasty, flavorful and very nice aromatic idli podi. 

Serving suggestion:

Idli podi tastes best with the accompaniment of gingelly oil(sesame oil/till oil). You can also have curd as an additional accompaniment which is good for summer.

Storage suggestion:

Keep the idli podi in an air tight container. My mom used to make in large quantity for me since we meet once in 2 or 3 months. So, I used to keep and use it for few months. But, freshly made podi will have nice flavor and aroma. So, I have started preparing it on my own :) Since the idli podi recipe I have given here will not take too much of time to prepare, you can prepare in the below measurements and store it for a month(depends on usage).

Idli Podi Recipe - How to make Idli Podi:

Idli Podi Recipe - How To Make Idli Milagai Podi

Prep Time: 15 mins    |    Cook Time: 5 mins    |    Makes: 1.5 - 1.75 cups
Recipe Category : side dish for idli, dosa

Idli Podi Recipe - Ingredients:

  • Whole Urad dal(White variety)/Mulu ulunthu paruppu - 1 cup
  • Gram dal(Kadalaiparuppu) - 1/2 cup
  • Dry Red Chillies - 15 nos
  • Curry Leaves - 1/8 cup tightly packed
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 3/4 tsp
  • White Sesame seeds - 1/8 cup
  • Garlic flakes - 1 small pod peeled off(15 nos approx)
  • Salt - As required(1 tbsp approx. Add it incrementally)
  • Oil - 1 tsp(optional)

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Mirchi Bajji - Chilli Bajji - Milagai Bajji Recipe

Mirchi Bajji - Chilli Bajji - Milagai Bajji Recipe:

Chilli Bajji - Mirchi Bajji recipe(Milagai Bajji in Tamil) is an easy snack recipe to make very quickly. The only effort we need to put is taking out the seeds to avoid the heat. When I stayed with my friends while working, we bought this Bajji Milagai(Bhavnagri Chilli) one day to make bajjis. We did not know that we need to remove the seeds from those chillies. We directly fry it and at last we had to eat the outer part of the bajji without the chilli.

There will be no exhibition in Tamilnadu without milagai bajji stall and Delhi appalam. People will never feel bored of eating milagai bajjis each time they go to exhibitions. Sadly, I have never seen Bhavnagri chillies in Tirunelveli vegetable shops and market till my college days. But, it is widely available in Chennai even in small vegetable shops.

Milagai bajji/Mirchi bajji is a great party snack which is very easy to make. You can plan to make mirchi bajji when you expect guests at home. 

Okay, now let us see how to make tasty chilli bajji - milagai bajji- mirchi bajji at home.

Mirchi Bajji Recipe - Milagai Bajji - Chilli Bajji Recipe:

Mirchi Bajji

How To Make Mirchi Bajji:

Mirchi Bajji Recipe - Chilli Bajji - Milagai Bajji Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins    |    Cook Time: 15 mins    |    Makes: 15 bajjis
Recipe Category : Easy Snacks to make


  • Bhavnagri Chillies(Bajji Milagai) - 15
  • Besan Flour(Kadalai Maavu) - 1 cup
  • Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt - As required
  • Cooking Soda - A pinch
  • Oil - To deep fry

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How To Make Filter Coffee - South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe

How To Make Filter Coffee - South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe:

This post on how to make filter coffee is for beginners. South Indian filter coffee has unique taste and aroma when compared to instant coffees. I have also struggled for a long time to learn to make a perfect filter coffee. Though the ingredients are just filter coffee powder and water, perfection comes only by practice. It depends on various factors like the brand of the coffee powder you use, coffee and chicory ratio in coffee powder, the water and coffee powder ratio, how hot the water you use is and so on.

If the coffee powder has more chicory ratio, you will get a rich and strong filter coffee. But it is not good for people with gallstones. Taking chicory powder in large amount is not good for pregnant ladies and breastfeeding mothers. So, I always prefer to buy 80% - 20% coffee chicory ratio.

I agree that coffee can boost your energy level immediately. That is the reason most of the Tamilians have coffee in the morning as a first thing. Of course, evening also starts with a coffee here. But it is not advisable to have more than twice a day.

About the coffee filter:

This is the south Indian coffee filter. You can see it in almost every house in Tamilnadu.


Upper container - To add water and coffee powder. It has holes in the bottom which allows the decotion to flow into the lower container.
Lower container - collects the decotion.


How To Make Filter Coffee - South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe:

South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe - How To Make Filter Coffee 

Prep Time: 2 mins    |    Cook Time: 10 mins    |    Serves: 2 - 3
Recipe Category : Beverage


    For Decotion

  • Filter Coffee powder  - 3 heaped tbsp
  • Water - 175 ml

  • For coffee

  • Coffee decotion- As required(1/4 cup max)
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 -1.5 tsp as you wish

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Carrot Soup Recipe - How To Make Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup Recipe - How To Make Carrot Soup:

Carrot soup is a flavorful recipe which can be made very quickly when you have boiled carrots in hand. It is really a warm and soothing soup to have in the evening time. I have boiled carrots to prepare carrot poriyal for lunch. Due to time constraint, I was not able to do it. Hence I tried carrot soup recipe. Me and my kid enjoyed each and every soup. You can omit the onions and spices mentioned in the recipe and make carrot soup in the same way and give for babies too. Not to mention, it is one of the healthy and easy soup recipes.

Now, let us see how to make carrot soup.

Carrot Soup Recipe - How To Make Carrot Soup - Easy Soup Recipes:

Carrot Soup Recipe:

Carrot Soup - Carrot Soup Recipe - How To Make Carrot Soup 

Prep Time: 5 mins    |    Cook Time: 8 mins    |    Serves: 2
Recipe Category : Easy Soup Recipes


  • Carrots - 3 medium size chopped roughly
  • Onion  - 1 medium size roughly chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp(optional)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 - 1.5 tsp as you wish
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil/ghee - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - As required
  • Jaggery powder - 1 tsp(optional)
  • Thick Coconut milk - 50ml
  • Cloves - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick

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Thakkali Thokku - Tomato Thokku Recipe - Tomato Chutney

Thakkali Thokku - Tomato Thokku Recipe - Tomato Chutney:

Thakkali thokku is an easy to prepare and tasty accompaniment for idli, dosa, chapathi and even rice. The secret of making a tasty thakkali thokku is to allow it to cook the tomatoes well and come into a thokku consistency. The main ingredient is only tomato. So, it will be a great saver when you do not have coconut at home.

Thakkali Thokku

About the taste: It has a good tangy taste with mild sweetness. If you want a spicy tomato chutney you can omit the jaggery.

Storage suggestion: You can even store it in fridge for many days and use it. Since we are not adding coconut, tomato thokku will not get spoiled easily.

Serving suggestion: If you add little gingelly oil while eating, it will be very tasty. Let us see how to make thakkali thokku now.

 Thakkali Thokku Recipe

Thakkali Thokku - Tomato Thokku - Tomato Chutney:

Thakkali Thokku - Tomato Thokku - Tomato Chutney

Prep Time: 5 mins    |    Cook Time: 8 mins    |    Serves: 2
Recipe Category : Side dish for idli, dosa and rice


  • Tomatoes  - 3 medium size chopped roughly
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/8 tsp(optional)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 - 1.5 tsp as you wish
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As required
  • Jaggery powder - 1 - 1.5 tsp as you wish

  • To Temper:

  • Any edible Oil(Sesame oil tastes good) - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 2 pinches
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - few

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Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion Review

Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion Review:

I am going to share my experience and review on new Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion. I have used sunscreen and moisturizing lotions from Lakme, Biotique, Ponds and many more. All these products are good. But my favorites are new Vaseline healthy white and Biotique lotions. My most favorite is Vaseline Lotion which made me to post vaseline healthy white review first. I have always wondered whether I can use Vaseline healthy white for face. I have not tried yet. I use Vaseline healthy white lotion for hands and legs only. Okay. Let us move on to Vaseline healthy white lotion review now.

Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion Review:

Vaseline Healthy White Reviews

Product Details:

Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion Price: Rs.169 for 300 ml

Key Features: 

1. Claims to give four times instant fairness.
2. Contains skin illuminating minerals, yogurt serum and vitamin B3.
3. Triple sunscreens
4. Instantly fairness skin that keeps getting fairer.

Directions for use:

Apply twice daily for best results.

Vaseline Healthy White Review

Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion Review:

I have used old Vaseline moisturizing lotion with Aloe Vera. I feel the new Vaseline Healthy White lightening lotion is better than the old one in terms of fragrance and the texture. 

The bottle is in pale pink color which looks very good. As I said, I am 100% happy with the fragrance. The texture is also so good. It is easy to apply when compared to the old Vaseline moisturizing lotion.

Vaseline healthy white gives a neat and soft look for hands and legs. It moisturizes the skin very well. I absolutely love it. You will definitely love to see you hands and legs after applying this lotion. It is a must use product when you go outside. It makes the rough patches and pigmentation stay away from the skin. 

When I go outside especially in the summer, the skin gets very dry and it gets tanned very quickly. After I started applying this new vaseline healthy white lotion, I can see the skin not getting any kind of damage. 

I am okay with the vaseline healthy white price. It is worth for its features.

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Myntra Reviews - Online shopping website Review

Myntra Reviews - Online shopping website Review:

I would like to share my review about the popular online shopping website Do you know that it was started by a group of IIT/IIM graduates in 2007? It means that you can expect a great professionalism from Myntra. There are lot of Myntra reviews available from different people. Most of them would recommend you to buy confidently from

It has all kind of clothing, apparels and accessories for men, women and kids. Although I am yet to make my first purchase yet with Myntra, I am confidently writing about Myntra since many of my friends and close relatives buy from Myntra regularly because of huge discounts and professional service. They have wide range of branded items and they deliver as promised.

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