Doodle's new Neon Collection Review

We have celebrated Mother's day 2015 with Doodle Collection diary Giveaway.  The giveaway was quite successful with lot of amazing entries through our facebook page and twitter. Now I am excited to introduce you about their new launch - Neon Collection. Doodle has recently sent me THE JOY OF WRITING NEON YELLOW diary.

Neon Diary 

About Doodle Neon Collection:

Colors Available: Neon Blue, Neon  Yellow, Neon Green, Neon Orange
Binding Material : Beautiful Polyurethane(PU) with leather like feel
Binding Type: Soft Bound
Length: 7 inches
Width: 4.75 inches
Number of Pages: 200

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1. ru200812 September 2015 at 14:34

Great recipe. My son loves SB sambhar, and keeps telling me to learn how to make it. Finally he enjoyed the sambhar I made today using your recipe. Thanks!!
Recipe Link -

Semma soooper sambar. Loved ur blog .thanks

3. ahalya24 January 2016 at 00:57

Dear sundari...Made rava cake. Came out well. This s really an amazing set up.very well written instructions. Thank you so much.
Recipe link - Eggless Rava Cake

4. santhosh sana5 January 2016 at 22:12

first time am drink this musk melon juice nice.. nice article...
Recipe Link - Musk Melon juice

5. AshokGuganesan Annadurai11 December 2015 at 21:56
Thanks for sharing good thing . gas gone ..

6. Post Link - Parachute Ayurvedic Hair Oil review

I just started using it 10 days back, starting to see some difference in hair fall..hope I get good results like u.

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Bring Colors to Your Home This Autumn

Home-makers choose the best wood and the best designs for their windows. May it be beautiful bay windows or classy French windows, whatever type of window you may choose to have in your home, to highlight their beauty, you should invest in some beautiful curtains. Given that curtain trends change with every season, proponents of modern interior design have introduced striking window curtains this autumn. And what’s trending this fall, are contrasting yet vibrant hues to cover up the monotony of decay. Choose a curtain collection in classy shades of bronze and beige for your living room and for the bedroom, you can go for net or tapestry fabric colored in bright shades combined in ombre. They not only highlight your windows but can also make your whole house look well-furnished and well-decorated. But just a beautiful curtain collection would not be sufficient to add beauty to your home décor. You must match the curtain with the bed sheets if they are meant for your bedroom. As for the living room, you can contrast the curtain with color of the rugs.

limeroad bedsheet

And with a fresh new collection of bathroom curtains, you don’t have to leave behind the aesthetics of your bathroom.

Ever since the inception of internet marketplaces, you don’t need to go on a goose chase for the newest curtain designs introduced for the autumn season. All you have to do is log on. And if you are looking for a webstore where you can get the most beautifully updated curtain collection for the season, head on to

limeroad curtain is a fashion centric online shopping portal which makes sure that you not only have the trendiest clothes in your closet but also have the most beautiful home décor to boast. 

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Paneer Bread Roll | Stuffed Paneer Bread Rolls Recipe | Bread Snacks | Paneer Snacks for Kids

Paneer Bread Roll | Stuffed Paneer Bread Rolls Recipe | Bread Snacks | Paneer Snacks for Kids:

Paneer Bread Roll Recipe | Stuffed Paneer Bread Rolls - A tasty and healthy evening paneer snacks for kids. This will please the palates of not only kids but yours too. For tasty version, use regular white sandwich bread which is made of plain flour. For healthier version, use whole wheat bread. I have used whole wheat bread with oats and flax seeds. According to me, using whole wheat bread is the best option.

I was preparing homemade paneer for preparing paneer in white gravy in the evening for dinner. I had a fresh pack of whole wheat bread also at that time. When I was thinking what to prepare for evening snacks for my kid, I suddenly got an idea to make bread paneer rolls. I did not have set paneer for making paneer cubes. So, I had fresh crumbled paneer. I immediately started preparing stuffed bread paneer rolls.

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Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Without Eggs

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Without Eggs:

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies - This egg free chocolate chip cookies recipe can help you to make no egg cookies very easily to delight your kids. These chocolate chip cookies are made without eggs and fresh curd is used for replacing eggs.. Cocoa powder has been added to give a rich brown color for the cookies which you can also prefer not to add.

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I have made these eggless chocolate chip cookies in hide and seek biscuit style. One of my friend asked me to try and send her Hide and Seek Biscuit Recipe long time back. I kept postponing it just because I was not able to buy chocolate chips here. No one can imagine Hide & Seek biscuits without chocolate chips. Recently when I went to a super market called 'Thottam' located near Hindustan University in OMR, I got a pack of chocolate chips luckily. So, the first one I tried with the cute chocolate chips are eggless chocolate chip cookies.

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Moving out of your parents house? Here's how to save money

After getting your college degree and finding a job, you may look forward to moving out of your parents' house. Even if you have a great relationship, you're ready to exert your independence and set your own rules.

Living on your own might be a dream come true, but the financial implications of having your own place can be more than you anticipated. This isn't meant to discourage you, but you have to be realistic. 

Here are seven ways to save money when moving out of your parents' house.

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Body Goddess - The Complete Guide on Yoga For Women - Book By Payal Review

Body Goddess - A complete guide on yoga for women written by Payal Gidwani Tiwari. Payal is bollywood's most celebrated yoga expert. Payal has trained several Bollywood celebrities like Kareena Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Jacqueline Fernandes, Farah Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Priya Dutt, Suzanne Roshan, Maria Goretti, Tulip Joshi, Zoa Morani, etc. while her husband Manish Tiwari trains Sridevi and Katrina Kaif.


This is Payal's second book. Her first book is From XL to XS which received a very good response and 75,000+ copies were sold.

Yoga Books Review -Body Goddess

This book starts with the praise for Payal Gidwani Tiwari from various bollywood celibirities like Malaika Arora Khan, Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor, Tamannaah and so on. You can read them below to how much they love to get trained by Payal.

Yoga Books Review -Body Goddess

Yoga Books Review -Body Goddess

Yoga Books Review -Body Goddess

Yoga Books Review -Body Goddess

About Content of the book:

There are 2 parts in the book.

Part 1 topics:

1. Chakras
2. Kriyas
3. Pranayam
4. Asanas
5. Suryanamaskar
6. Exercises

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Baby Chest Congestion - Natural Home Remedies to treat baby chest congestion

Baby Chest Congestion - Natural Home Remedies to treat baby chest congestion:

Baby Chest Congestion is a common problem which every baby faces frequently due to their developing immune system. Learn how to relieve chest congestion and cough in newborns and infants when there is no other bad symptoms like fever or vomiting. Here are some home remedies to help you to clear babies chest congestion and to give soothing effect. Infants get chest congestion very easily as their immune system is not mature. However, let us try to avoid it as far as possible because the babies suffer a lot when they have congestion.

Baby chest Congestion

Sadly, you have to take the babies to doctor if the baby has some other symptoms of illness like fever or vomiting in addition to chest congestion. Doctors will identify the reason behind the illness and prescribe correct treatment. If your baby has just chest congestion due to common cold with no other serious symptoms, you can try the home remedies to clear the chest congestion. If there is no sign of improvement, please call the doctor.

As I said, make sure that the baby's chest congestion is due to common cold and nothing more serious. You can follow the below home remedies which are quite natural remedies to treat the infant chest congestion.

If the symptoms persist for a prolonged period of time, it indicates a more serious condition. In that case, you need to call your doctor for further treatment. Even if the baby has difficulty in breathing or nursing, you have to call the doctor.

Home Remedy #1 for baby chest congestion - Humidifiers:

Consider placing a humidifier or vaporizer in your baby's room. It adds moisture to the room. Use clean humidifier. Do not run it full time. Use only as and when required. If you do not have humidifier, you can boil a pot of water and keep it simmering. You can have the baby in the room for sometime.

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DIY Lip Srub | Homemade Lip Scrub Recipe with Sugar & Honey For Dark & Dry Lips

Homemade Lip Scrub Recipe - A DIY lip scrub for dark and dry lips with honey and sugar. You can now make your own homemade lip scrub to lighten your lips and to get pink lips upon regular application. You can apply this homemade lip scrub(without olive oil) before applying lip color. It helps to create a smooth canvas. Also, this homemade lips scrub can moisturize your lips. It exfoliates the dead skin around your beautiful lips naturally.

Whenever I apply some commercial product on my lips, I always worry about the chemicals which might affect the lips badly. Needless to say, they go inside also whenever we lick the lips, eat or drink something. When we can treat our lips naturally, not only the lips but the whole body will be thankful to us for avoiding harmful chemicals going inside.

After posting homemade kajal, I like to post something for which your lips will be thankful. You might like my homemade scrub for face too.

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How to make Kajal at home | Homemade Kajal | Kohl | Surma | Kan Mai Recipe

How to make Kajal at home | Homemade Kajal | Kohl | Surma | Kan Mai Recipe:

Learn how to make kajal at home very easily with 10 minutes of your time. The total time for making homemade kajal is 35 minutes approximately. But it takes only 10 minutes of your time. If you are someone like me who applies kajal everyday, you must try to make kajal at home. Most of the commercial kajals have high amount of lead which is harmful. You can even it as black bindi / black pottu for babies.

The best part is you do not any fancy things or ingredients to make it. A good quality ghee and castor oil work best. You can even make it without castor oil and replace it with ghee. But I recommend using castor oil as it has wonderful benefits. 

I do not need to explain how good the homemade kajal is when compared to commercial ones. Instead of using chemical kajals for your beautiful eyes, switch to homemade kajal. Though older generations claim that kajal improves eye sight, increases the size of eyes and protects eyes from various diseases, there is no sufficient scientific evidence to substantiate it. It is better to avoid using kajal for young kids.

You can also use pure almond oil instead of castor oil or you can use both. You can also add a pinch of camphor which can give you cooling effect. But I have never added it as I do not get pure camphor here.

Health benefits of homemade Kajal:

1. Hygienic and pure
2. Castor oil softens your skin and acts as a barrier between the skin and harsh wind, dust and dry air.
3. Almond oil nourishes your skin. It is also an anti-aging ingredient.
4. Pure camphor keeps the eyes hydrated and cool by retaining the moisture. 
5. Free from harmful and hidden chemicals unlike commercial kajals.

Some people even uses this homemade kajal for blackening the grey hair strands naturally and temporarily. It works well.

Homemade Kajal Recipe - How to make kajal at home for eyes:

There are lot of methods available to make kajal at home. This is the most commonly followed method to make kajal at home. Kajal made using this recipe comes about for a month approximately for me as I apply twice daily. The yield varies as some kajal gets wasted during transfer and mixing.

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Top 5 Natural Sugar Substitutes | Natural Sweeteners | Natural Sugar Alternatives

Top 5 Natural Sugar Substitutes | Natural Sweeteners | Natural Sugar Alternatives to protect your health - Every one knows the fact that regular refined white sugar is harmful for health. Still people are not able to drop sugar from their diet until they get diabetes. Instead of waiting for a day when you are asked to completely avoid sugar and prescribed daily dose of medicines, start replacing refined white sugar with healthy sugar alternatives early not only for you but for your whole family.

I have seen many old people who add a lot of sugar in their diet but still they do not have diabetes. Also, I have seen some people who do not add more sugar in their diet still get diabetes. There are so many factors influence the onset of diabetes including family history. Even though we cannot completely protect ourselves from such diseases, we can take some preventive steps to prevent or postpone such diseases. Healthy lifestyle, exercise, diet, replacing sugar with natural sweeteners might help you to prevent from diabetes. Who knows? Prevention is always better than cure right.

The modern parents have already started reducing the amount of sugar they give for their kids. Thanks to the awareness!

Honey, Palm Jaggery, Jaggery, Palm Sugar, Dates are the best natural sweeteners gifted by the mother nature. Try to introduce all these natural sweeteners/natural sugar alternatives at very young age of the kids. So that they do not have difficulty in continuing them throughout life.

I am sure that store bought bakery items and sweets are loaded with high amount of sugar to make it more delicious. Always try to make sweets at home and replace sugar whenever possible. If you find difficulty in replacing the sugar completely, you can gradually replace it.

There is not one natural sugar substitute / natural sweetener which will please everyone. Many people find palm jaggery (Karupatti) as a good sugar substitute for coffee. But I like to have coffee with jaggery. Some people like lemon juice with honey. Some might like to drink lemon juice with jaggery powder. Do not force yourself to stick to a particular natural sugar alternative. Try different natural sugar substitutes and find out which natural sweetener goes well with what kind of dishes. Then it is quite easy to replace sugar which means a better healthy lifestyle.

Top 5 Natural Sugar Substitutes | Natural Sweeteners | Natural Sugar Alternatives:

1. Honey as a natural sweetener and health benefits:

Honey is a natural sweetener which is on top of my list of natural sugar substitutes. Even you can just have a spoonful of honey as and when you have craving for something sweet. When my kid asks for chocolate, I give him 2 tsp of honey in a small bowl with a spoon. As he is small, he takes at least 5 minutes to finish it off  by himself. By that time, he mostly forget about his request for chocolate.

Honey Natural Sweetener

Honey is called as Then in Tamil,  Ten or Then in Malayalam, Sahida in Punjabi, Tene in Telugu, Madhu in Hindi, Jenu in Kannada, Madha in Gujarati, Madha in Marathi.

Top 7 Health Benefits of Honey:

There are several scientific evidences available to substantiate the health benefits of honey.
  • Natural immune booster
  • Natural anti-inflammatory agent
  • Prevents Cancer formation
  • Natural antimicrobial agent
  • Natural promoter for healing chronic ulcers and wounds.
  • Natural antioxident
  • Good for weight loss
Are you convinced that honey can be the best natural sugar substitute with lot of health benefits? There are few dishes which do not taste best with honey. In that case, I really look out for some other natural sweeteners like below.

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Sukku Coffee Recipe - Sukku Malli Coffee - Dry Ginger Coffee Recipe and health benefits

Sukku Coffee Recipe - Sukku Malli Coffee - Dry Ginger Coffee Recipe and health benefits:

An amazing health drink with the goodness of dry ginger, coriander seeds, cardamom, cumin seeds and black peppercorns to protect your health and to recover from various illness. Drink it at least twice a week to keep you energized throughout the week and maintain your wellness. Do not forget to make it for your whole family. Add jaggery/palm jaggery/plam sugar for making it sweeter in a healthy way.

We call this as sukku malli coffee in Tamil as we are using both dry ginger(sukku in Tamil) and coriander seeds(malli in Tamil) as main ingredients.

sukku coffee

Sukku( in Tamil) in various languages:

Sukku in English - Dry Ginger
Hindi - Sonti | Sonth | Saunth | Sont | Sunth | Soonth
Tamil - Sukku or Chukku
Telugu - Sonti | Allam | Podi Allam
Malayalam - Chukku
Kannada - Ona Soonti | Shunthi
Marati - Sunt | Sunthi
Bengali - Sonth | Ada
Gujarathi - Suntha
Scientific  Name - Zingiber Officinale Roscoe

Sukku Coffee is called Sonti Coffee in Hindi and Dry Ginger Coffee in English. In Tamil Nadu, we call it as Sukku Kaapi.

Dry ginger health benefits:

Dry ginger has been widely used in India as a common household remedy since ancient times to treat various illness and to protect the wellness of the whole family. Dry ginger is a dried form of fresh ginger. Dry ginger has longer shelf life whereas fresh ginger does not have. So, it is always best to stock a cup of dry ginger at home. Sukku is primarily used to treat cold & cough and various stomach problems.

Let it be indigestion, stomach upset, diarrhea, sore throat, cold or cough, dry ginger can give you instant relief. Dry ginger coffee is the most comforting health drink when you have sore threat, cold and cough. It gives instant relief from soar throat. You can drink it twice daily until you get relief from the annoying health problems. Sukku is very good in removing toxins from your body and cleansing the kidneys and bowels. It also simulates blood circulation.

Dry ginger helps to treat nausea. That is the reason why people take dry ginger powder with them when they travel. It really works. I had eaten a mouthful of spoiled food while traveling in bus which I bought from a restaurant. I realized after swallowing it. I immediately started feeling nausea and stomach discomfort:( I was worrying how I could manage the overnight journey. Luckily I bought a dry ginger candy available in a shop where the bus was stopped for 10 minutes for break. I immediately felt a great relief from both the problems.

Sukku Coffee Health Benefits:

Although we call it as sukku coffee, we do not use coffee powder in it. It is actually used as a substitute for your regular coffee. We have already seen the goodness of dry ginger(sukku). As we are adding coriander seeds, cardamom, cumin seeds and whole black peppercorn seeds, jaggery(or palm jaggery or palm sugar), we are able to get the health benefits of all the ingredients by just drinking the sukku coffee. You can easily treat cold, cough and sore throat problems. Stomach problems can also be easily treat by sukku malli coffee.

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Brown Rice Idli Recipe - Brown Rice Idli Indian Recipe - Indian Style Recipes

Brown Rice Idli Recipe - Brown Rice Idli Indian Recipe - Indian Style Recipes:

Brown Rice Idli Recipe  -  South Indian favorite Idli Made with brown rice. Try to prefer brown rice instead of regular white idli rice when you want to lose weight. Brown rice is good for weight loss. Brown rice is very good for people with diabetes. According to wiki, the nutritional value of brown rice has recently been challenged due to concern over arsenic levels. Check wiki for more information.

Brown rice is also called as hulled rice or unmilled rice. Brown Rice in Hindi - Bhura Chaval. Brown rice is not used widely in Tamil Nadu and many parts of the country. It is also not widely available in grocery stores. But you can find it online and big supermarkets.

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Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe | Make Eggless Chocolate Cake in Pressure Cooker

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe | Make Eggless Chocolate Cake in Pressure Cooker:

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe - Learn how to make eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker with step by step instructions and pictures. You can use the same ingredients with same measurements and bake in your oven too. Make this vegetarian chocolate cake without eggs and you will make it again and again.

I have made this eggless chocolate cake as birthday cake for my kid. I made my first pressure cooker cake for my hubby's birthday. Then I made several cakes in pressure cooker itself. I made Eggless Semolina Cake for my hubby's birthday. I have decided to make eggless chocolate cake for my little chocolate boy on his birthday. 

I have seen several cakes which were spoiled by adding too much of eggs. Though I am a vegetarian, I eat cakes but avoid which have too much smell of the eggs. In this vegetarian eggless chocolate cake recipe, I have substituted egg with curd. We do not need more curd as this is chocolate cake.

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Paneer Pasanda Recipe | Paneer Pasanda Recipe in Restaurant Style

Paneer Pasanda Recipe | Paneer Pasanda Recipe in Restaurant Style:

Paneer Pasanda Recipe - Paneer is shallow fried and cooked in onion and tomato gravy along with few spices. Eat the shallow fried paneer pasanda like sandwich or cook in a gravy to get a restaurant style paneer pasanda gravy.

Paneer Pasanda Recipe

Paneer Pasanda is often seen as a time consuming recipe. Actually it is not such a difficult recipe. Once you get a clear picture of the process involved in the paneer pasanda recipe, you can make paneer pasanda in less than half an hour.

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