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Are you owning a small business? Have you ever thought that your products can get a worldwide spotlight and get international customers from few clicks? is a unique free online marketplace where you can sell your products easily and make money as much as you wish. Be it an earring, crochet necklace, rings, toys, designer bags, crochet bags, quilling gifts, handmade gifts, home decor items, fashion clothing, artisan jewellery, has space for everything that you like to sell. You don't need to go out from your home anymore to sell your products.


Many of you might not have thought beyond opening free pages in Facebook to sell your items. It is time to think out of the box no matter how small your business is.

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Nilavembu Kashayam - Nilavembu Kudineer Powder Benefits - Kalmegh - Siriyanangai Uses

Nilavembu is a Tamil name meaning “Neem of the ground” for a small plant that is used for its medicinal properties. The taste is very bitter and stronger like Neem. There is no wonder why it is called as King of Bitters. It’s a small plant growing 30 cm to 120 cm in height having spear shaped leaves, small white flowers and bears fruits in the shape of capsules. The leaves and roots, sometimes the whole plant is used to cure fever, cold, allergies, respiratory problems and dengue.

Nilavembu kudineer was in demand recently with the epidemic outbreak of dengue fever in Tamil Nadu. It was grown more than usual and the Nilavembu herb along with few others was given out by the government to the public as a precaution against dengue fever and as a cure. 

The scientific name for Nilavembu is Andrographis paniculata, the herb is famous for its dengue treatment and its extremely bitter taste. The herb however, can be used to treat and cure several other ailments. Nilavembu plant is callaed as Siriyanangaini in Tamil Nadu. It is called as Kalmegh in Hindi.

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Kuppaimeni Leaves and Plant Uses and Benefits

Kuppaimeni Leaves and Plant Uses and Benefits:

After a large research in the use of plants as medicine, it’s now the era for making use of the so-called weeds. One such annual weed is kuppaimeni that is grown locally in all the planar. It is a 75cm tall plant, with ovate green leaves, unisexual green flowers found in catkin inflorescence.

Commonly known as Indian nettle, Cat tail plant.
Botanical name: Acalypha Indica
Tamil name: Kuppaimeni, Poonamayakki
Trade name: Indian Nettle
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Kuppaimeni Uses and Benefits for Scabies treatment :

The most vigorous mite skin infestation ‘scabies’ is a contagious disease and which even spread to the neck, head of babies. When untreated it can cause itching of unaffected areas also cause chronic secondary infections by bacteria leading to loose of their appearance. Kuppaimeni can be used to treat this as the phytochemical compounds such as (Alkaloids, Tannins, Saponins, Steroids and Protein) present in this can prevent the action of bacterial activities. Make the leaf extract and mix with the common salt or quicklime or lime juice and apply it on the skin rash or the nodules.

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Kalonji Benefits, Kalonji Seeds, Kalonji Oil, Karunjeeragam, Kala Jeera Uses

Kalonji Benefits | Kalonji Seeds | Kalonji Oil | Karunjeeragam | Kala Jeera | Black Jeera Uses For Health, Hair, Face, and Skin:

Kalonji is called as Karunjeeragam in Tamil. It is called Kala Jeera or Black Jeera in Hindi. Black Jeera has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-histamine and anti-aging properties. With these numerous properties, Kalonji seeds or Karunjeeragam is considered as one of the healing ingredients for many diseases. According to history, the Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) described Kalonji or Black Jeera as a cure for every disease except death.

Kalonji seeds, commonly known as black seeds are obtained from the plant Nigella sativa which is an annual flowering plant. The flowers are white or light blue in color and the plant is a shrub reaching 1.5 to 2 feet in height. The plant bears the black caraway fruit which contains numerous of these kalonji seeds. These black jeera seeds have several other names like black cumin, black caraway, nigella seeds, nutmeg flower and fennel flower. It is black in color and triangular in shape measuring 2 to 3 mm. It is found to have originated in Asia and the Middle East and was used as a herb for its various medicinal properties. About 2000 years ago, the kala jeera seeds were used to treat headache, toothache, pink eye, nasal congestion, and skin infections. With the development of science, research shows innumerable benefits the kala jeera seeds provide.

Kalonji seeds Kalonji Oil Karunjeeragam Benefits

Kalonji | Black seed Names in different Indian Languages like Tamil, Malayalam:

Kalonji | Black seeds in Tamil - Karunjeeragam or Karuppu Jeeragam
In English - Black cumin seeds, Nigella Seeds
in Malayalam - Karutta Jeeragam
Bengali - Kalo Jeera
Telugu - Nalupu Jeeragara
Kannada - Karuppu Jirige
Hindi - Kala Jeera, Kalonji
Marati - Kala Jeera
Punjabi - Kale Jeera

Kalonji seed goes by several common names, one of which is Black seed. Its scientific name is Nigella sativa and comes from a shrub. The plant bears fruits which contain several of these seeds. The black jeera seeds have been in use for thousands of years both in medicines and in culinary. The  Kalonji seeds are black, triangular and measures 2 to 3 mm in length. Kalonji is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, proteins, zinc, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids and several minerals. Its seeds are used directly as well as in powdered form. Kalonji oil is extracted by cold-compressing the black jeera seeds and is found to be 35% more concentrated than the black jeera seeds itself.

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Eggless Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Soft, Chewy and Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Soft, Chewy and Healthy Oatmeal Cookies:

I am now baking a lot of cakes, cookies and pizza in my pressure cooker. I wanted to try oatmeal cookies for a long time and I made it finally yesterday. These cookies are eggless and made in pressure cooker. You can follow the same ingredients list and bake in your oven too as usual. These eggless oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy. And I don't need to mention how healthy they are when compared to plain flour cookies.

I have made these Oatmeal cookies with whole wheat flour. I have not opted for Plain flour as I want these Eggless Oatmeal cookies to be healthy as much as possible.

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips

I have added chocolate chips abundantly as I prepared these oatmeal cookies for my kid. You can even make these oatmeal cookies without chocolate chips.

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Make Oatmeal cookies at home

I have added sugar along with honey. You can replace sugar with Jaggery, Palm Jaggery, Palm sugar or little more honey to make the super healthy oatmeal cookies.

Now let us see how to make Eggless Oatmeal Chocohip cookies now.

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Soft, Chewy and Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Soft, Chewy and Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Learn how to make soft, chewy and healthy eggless oatmeal cookies in Pressure cooker.

Cuisine: Indian Category: Desserts Yields: 3 Cookies
Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time:

  • Oats - 1/4 cup(1 cup is 200 ml)
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Honey - 1tbsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - 2 pinches
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp to grease the cooking pan
  • Olive oil or coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Chocolate Chips - 2-3 tbsp as desired
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
  1. Make Oatmeal cookies dough with the ingredients.
  2. Preheat the pressure cooker for 5 minutes in high flame.
  3. Shape the cookies. Grease the cooking pan and place the cookies.
  4. Place a perforated plate or cooker plate inside the cooker.
  5. Place the cookies pan.
  6. Close with lid.
  7. Cook in low-medium flame for 10 minutes. Change to low flame till you get the cookies cooked in your desired consistency. It takes 5 more minutes to get tender, soft and chewy cookies. It takes little more minutes for crispy cookies.
  8. Remove from flame and transfer the cookies from the cooking pan immediately. Allow them to cool.
  9. Eggless Oatmeal Cookies are ready. Serve it hot.

Detailed Step by Step Instructions for baking cookies in Pressure Cooker:

1. Make Oatmeal Cookies Dough:

Take a wide mixing bowl. Add whole wheat flour, oatmeal, sugar, honey, vanilla essence, ghee or butter, a pinch of salt, chocolate chips, milk and mix well. Add oil and knead well. I recommend to use olive oil or coconut oil. If you do not have both, you can use sunflower oil in worst case. Or you can replace oil with ghee or butter completely.

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Kharbuja Health Benefits

Kharbuja Health Benefits:

Kharbuja in English - Musk Melon

Musk Melon otherwise known as Cantaloupe, belongs to the same family “Curcurbitaceeae” as that of cucumbers and pumpkins. It is a tropical fruit and is available in abundance during summers. It’s composed mostly of water and this provides a cooling effect and satiety. 

Kharbuja fruit is highly nutritious and even Kharbuja seeds have many health benefits. While it is tasty and enjoyable, it also hydrates the body during summers and provides nourishment. It has various minerals like sodium, magnesium, potassium and does not add cholesterol to the body. Vitamin A and C are found in abundance in these melons which are required to prevent any heart diseases.

Kharbuja juice benefits

Kharbuja in different Indian Languages:

Before seeing the health benefits of Kharbuja fruit and Kharbuja seeds, let us see the names of Kharbuja in different Indian Languages.

Kharbuja in English - Musk Melon, Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Mashmelon
Kharbuja in Tamil - Khirni or Kirni or Majal Mulambalam
Telugu - Kharbooja
Kannada - Kekkarikke Hannu
Hindi - Kharbuja  or Kharbuja or Kharbooja
Malayam - Not aware. Please update the malayalam name if you are aware.

Health Benefits of Kharbuja:

Good for the eyes:

Kharbuja or Kirni is rich in beta-carotene, a form of Vitamin A which is essential for sharp eyesight. Vitamin A is also found to greatly reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Regular intake of musk melon helps to keep your eyes healthy and good.

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Arugampul Juice Preparation, Medicinal Uses, Health Benefits | Durva Grass

Arugampul Juice Preparation and Health Benefits | Durva Grass:

Arugampul | Durva Grass is the most favorite of Lord Ganesha. Arugampul is considered as a sacred grass. In Tamil Nadu, I have never seen a Ganesh temple without arugampul used as the main offering for the God.  We should offer Arugampul in odd numbers when we offer it to Lord Pillaiyar. Also, prefer young and fresh grass instead of dried and matured grass.

This grass is known to have beneficial medicinal properties and finds a cure in Ayurvedic medicine. The best part of Arugampul is both the root and leaves have medicinal uses. If you cannot buy fresh arugampul, arugampul powder is available even for online purchase. Make sure that you buy from trusted online website. Arugampul juice is good for weight loss too.

You can see Arugampul in sports field popularly. Arugampul |  Durva Grass does not get damaged quickly and also regrow even if it is damaged, it is popularly used in sports grounds. It has high heat and drought tolerance. Hence Durva grass is preferred over other grasses.

Arugampul | Durva Grass | Bermuda Grass in Different Indian Languages:

Before writing about Arugampul juice preparation and health benefits, I would like to mention the other names of Arugampul in different Indian Languages.

Durva Grass | Arugampul in Tamil - Arugampul
English - Bermuda Grass
Hindi - Dhurva | Dhub | Dhoob
Sanskrit - Dhurva
Malayalam - Karuka
Telugu - Garikagoddi
Kannada - Garikoihallu 
Bengali - Dhurba
Scientific Name | Botanical Name -  Cynodon Dactylon

Other common Names of Durva Grass or Arugampul in English:

Vilfa Stellata, Durva Grass, Dhoob, Dubo, Dog's tooth Grass, Bahama Grass, Devil's Drass, Couch Grass, Indian Doab, Grama, and Scutch Grass.

Arugampul Juice Preparation - How to prepare Arugampul Juice | Durva Grass Juice?

1. Keep 1/2 cup of arugampul in a bowl of water for sometime.
2. Take out the arugampul from the water and rinse it with water for 3 times.
3. Squeeze very gently and allow the excess water to drain out.
4. In a mixie, add the arugampul with 1/4 cup boiled water and grind till it becomes juice.
5. Add 3/4 cup of boiled water to the arugampul juice.

You can take a cup of Arugampul juice for maintaing health. If you are taking arugampul juice for any specific disease, you can take 50 ml in the morning and 50 ml in the evening.


  • Optionally you can add 1/8 tsp cumin seeds(Jeera), 1-2 Pepper corns while grinding to add taste to the durva grass juice. Once you have prepared the arugampul juice, you can add salt, sugar or honey to make it more palatable.
  • It is suggested to use fresh grass. Buy it in the morning and make arugampul juice.
  • Clean thoroughly to remove all the dirt.

Arugampul Tea For Fever:

Collect the root of Arugampul grass. Clean them and boil in water till bubbles form. Strain the liquid. Serve it as Arugampul tea for fever. You can take 50 ml Arugampul tea once in the morning and evening.

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As we expand, we know the importance of sending the exclusive post updates to you through email for free. We understand that your areas of interests completely vary and you might like to follow your favorite categories. Some of you might like to follow our posts on recipes and some of you might be interested in home remedies. That's why we have given different subscription options for you based on categories. Now you can subscribe for email updates only on your favorite topics.

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Rice Water For Skin and Hair | Rice Water Benefits

Rice Water For Skin and Hair | Rice Water Benefits:

In today’s era of artificially induced beauty, there are various cosmetic brands that claim to provide
instant solutions to hair and face related concerns with their array of products. Though the effectiveness of each product is debatable, it is certain that almost all of the cosmetic products contain at least minimal level of chemical elements. While the prolonged use of such cosmetics causes long term side effects, there are also natural ingredients that provide greater and lasting benefits. We use such ingredients in everyday life but most of us tend to neglect their benefits.

Rice Water is one such element that has excellent benefits for hair and skin. Rice water has been
used for centuries by women in China, Japan and few other Asian countries. It is known to give
clear wrinkle-free skin and long dark shiny hair. Rice water can be used as a facial cleanser, skin toner, body scrub, face mask, hair wash and shampoo. Rice water can be used as a natural alternative for the chemical based products that are manufactured on the same line.

Huanglo, a village in China has the record of “World’s longest hair village” with the Guinness Book of World Records. The women in this village have 6 feet long hair on average. Their secret – water from their staple food, rice. Yes! Rice water has been used for centuries by women in China, Japan and few other Asian countries for their hair and skin.

Rice Water is known to give clear wrinkle-free skin and long dark shiny hair. Rice Water can be used as a facial cleanser, toner, body scrub, face mask, hair wash and shampoo. Rice water is the best natural alternative for the chemical based products.

Rice water for Hair:

Rice Water Benefits for Hair - Research has proved the various benefits of rice water provides for hair. It has been found to increase hair elasticity and repair the damaged hair. Inositol, a type of carbohydrate present in the rice water, was found to stay inside the hair even after washing. This Inositol is found to protect the hair from damage and also repair already damaged hair. Other than this, the amino acids present in the rice water strengthens hair roots and keeps the hair soft. It is known to moisturize, strengthen, smoothen hair and prevent greying till old age.

Rice water for Skin:

Rice Water Benefits for Skin - Rice water has cooling and relaxing properties and hence it is a great type of natural  skin treatment for different skin problems. The benefits of rice water are invaluable with its nature to prevent age spots, provide clear – moisturized skin, improve blood circulation and lightens skin tone.

Rice Water Benefits for Skin - How to use Rice Water for Skin?

Rice water as a cleanser:

Rice water is best and cheapest cleanser you can find in this world. Apply on the skin and massage it for a minute or two. With everyday use, your skin will become soft, clear, tight and nourished. It can also be mixed with lemon juice to make a good face and body cleanser.

Rice water as a toner: 

After a face wash, it can be used as a toner by applying on the skin directly. It helps in greatly reducing the pore size and keeping your skin clean.

Rice water for skin lightening and whitening:

Rice water is said to lighten the skin tone when used everyday. It can be applied on the skin and left to dry.

Rice water for acne:

Applying it on the acne with the help of a cotton ball, helps reduce the inflammation and the acne.

Rice Water Benefits for Hair - How to use Rice water as Hair shampoo and Hair mask:

Post your normal shampoo routine, wet your hair and scalp fully with the rice water. Massage the scalp and leave it for 5 minutes before rinsing with normal water so that your scalp and hair strands absorbs the benefits of rice water.

For a rice water hair mask, wet the scalp and hair with rice water and leave it for 20 to 25 minutes. Take care that the rice water is not too watery and flowing. Wash with shampoo and conditioner after that.

Instead of using plain rice water, it is good to use few drops of lemon juice, amla (gooseberry) powder or shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder along with rice water. So, you can get double benefits at the same time.

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TeamSnap Review - One-Stop App to save time communicating with your team

Forming a team is easy, but the success relies on how efficiently the team is managed. Inefficient, Unorganized and poor-connected team management dissolves the purpose of forming a team and always ends in failure. Making a team is just a starter whereas managing the team is the main course, which you need to concentrate on.

Apart from spending time on coaching teams, coaches also have the work of scheduling games and managing teams, sometimes more than one team. More often than not, e-mail is used for correspondence. But it cannot help the coaches to do anything more than that. Some teams have built their own websites for efficient team management. But people like you and me cannot afford such a huge expense of building and maintaining our own website.

Managing and coordinating the teams efficiently might look like a mammoth task until you find a simple solution for it. Yes, I am talking about simple solution and not a strenuous one. Well, there is a solution called 'TeamSnap', an application that is trusted as No.1 online sports team management application for coaches, managers and organizers. Believe me, I am not providing you some random solution as there are really 9 million people already using TeamSnap. Read on to know how you can simplify your team management with TeamSnap!

About TeamSnap:

About TeamSnap

TeamSnap was formed in 2009 to take the hassle out of managing, coaching, or organizing team sports and groups. Their mission is to build a great product that any parent, coach, team manager, group organizer or sentient robot can pick up and use immediately. They have continued to grow, innovate and add new features based on feedback from their million loyal customers. They enable their customers to spend less time organizing and more time doing.

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Akhrot Benefits | Top 10 Health Benefits of Akhrot Walnut

Akhrot Benefits | Health Benefits of Akhrot Walnut:

Do you know that Akhrot are considered as one of the super-foods? The light brown, crunchy nut encased in a shell is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, several vitamins and minerals.

Akhrot in English - Walnut
Akhrot in Tamil - Akhrot | Akroot | Vathumai Kottai Vagai

They have significantly low level of Sodium and zero cholesterol. There are some phytonutrients available in Akhrot which is not available in any of the common food items. There is this myth that walnuts are full of fat and is therefore harmful. Well it is just that – a myth. It is in fact proven to aid with weight loss when consumed regularly.

Akhrot Health Benefits Hindi - Benefits of Akhrot

Important Fact - Akhrot is the only nut which is significantly high in Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is a plant-based form of omega-3.

Our meals do not meet the required amount of Omega-3 fatty acids essential for proper body function and to minimize the risk for heart diseases. Eating just 4 to 7 nuts a day is enough to boost your health and prevents several ailments.

Akhrot is very good source of Protein. If you do not eat eggs, you can rely Walnuts as a rich source of Protein. It is very good for both men and women.

Akhrot is available in dry fruit form. You can buy Akhrot fruit or Akhrot dry fruit whole or without shell.

Akhrot Price - Whole Akhrot is priced below Rs.100 and without shell is priced above 180 currently. Price varies based on the dealer, form, location, offers and time.

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Asus Zenpad 8.0 Review

Asus Zenpad 8.0 is the recent addition to my gadget shelf that has 4G LTE network support. It is one of the stylish and luxurious Zenpad tables that is launched recently. Asus has already created a strong global presence with their Zen series. I am already obsessed with my new Asus Zenfone 2 Laser and I am not able to go back to my previous phone. It is stylish, smart and loaded with premium features. With my expectation was set to high by Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, I started using Asus Zenpad 8.0.

As they claim, Asus Zenpad 8.0  is a perfect balance of beauty and strength. The price starts from Rs.14,999 without audio cover and Rs.17,999 with audio cover. I have already posted my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser review in this blog. Now, let's see my review of Asus Zenpad 8.0.


Highlights of Asus Zenpad 8.0:

Let us see some of the highlights of the Asus Zenpad 8.0. I have given the detailed technical specifications at the end of the post.
  • Latest mainstream 8 inch tablet device from Asus.
  • Worlds' first tablet with interchangeable rear elements that allow you to add a longer lasting battery or an integrated speaker with a protective tablet cover.
  • Features world's first integration of DTS-HD Premium Sound
  • Has 4G network compatibility
  • HD screen with 76.5% viewing area.
  • Runs a newly designed ZenUI 2015 interface over the top of the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
  • 140 degree panoramic selfies.

Asus ZenPad 8.0 Review:

How did I manage to write this blog post without laptop?

When  I got Asus Zenpad 8.0, the first thing my hubby told me to check whether I can reduce the total time that I spend on a single blog post with Zenpad.  "How can it replace a laptop? 
Drafting a post is not easy in tablet", I told him.

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Kolam Designs and Best Rangoli Designs

We have announced 'Kolam Contest' for this Pongal | Lohri | Sankranti festival 2016. With Pongal just round the corner, many of you might have been collected your old kolam designs and start planning for drawing kolam | Rangoli for this pongal 2016. Whether it is pulli kolam or rangoli kolangal, kolam is the first step to invite Pongal to your home.

Contest End Date - 18 January 2016.

Here are the kolam designs | Rangoli Designs which our contestants are sharing with us.

Note: This Kolam design collection | Rangoli designs list will be updated as and when we get entry from our dear participants.

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Treating Sagging Skin According to Your Type of Skin

It's pretty common for people to be unhappy about their skin sagging. We all have the same problem as we get older. No matter how many anti-wrinkle skin creams we try, we just can't avoid it. Sooner or later, we start looking at more aggressive methods of firming our skin, methods like surgery. Before you reach for the phone to make an appointment with a surgeon, take a minute to look at what else is out there for treatments.

What Causes Our Skin to Sag?

The foremost cause of sagging skin is due to aging. Around the age of 25, our bodies stop producing as much collagen and elastin as it used to. These materials act to heal our skin naturally, replacing old cells with new ones and keeping skin supply and strong. As less is produced, the skin becomes thinner and uneven, forming a sagging appearance. That's why a lot of the products and treatments are made to assist with that lack of crucial ingredients.

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Indian Noodles Recipe | How to make Veg Noodles at Home Without Eggs from scratch

Indian Noodles Recipe | How to make Veg Noodles at Home Without Eggs from scratch:

Some of you might have already made up your mind to erase the word 'noodles' from your mind. Some of you might have been struggling to do it. Some of you cannot might have been addicted so much. What will be your reaction when you can make your own homemade noodles made from scratch? Won't your kids and the kid in you jump out of bed to treat your taste buds in a healthy way? At least in my case, it is yes. I made it from whole wheat flour especially to keep it quite healthy. You can make this veg noodles recipe and enjoy homemade noodles without any guilt and as when you like to have.

There is a subtle difference between Indian style noodles and Indo-Chinese style noodles. It is all about the sauces and spices we add. There is no garam masala used in Indo-chinese style noodles. Garam masala is one of the spice powders which is being used in Indian Veg Noodles recipe extensively. I have done it quite similar to Indo-Chinese noodles recipe actually as me and my kid like in that way. Yes, I have added soya sauce and tomato sauce. You can omit soya sauce and tomato sauce and add some tomato and garam masala to make it as purely homemade Indian style noodles. Nowadays most of the Indians like to prepare veg noodles with sauces only.

How to make noodles - Indian Noodles Recipe

If you want to omit sauces from this Indian veg noodles recipe, I will tell you now how to do it. Slice one tomato and add after you saute onions. Saute it well before you add the other vegetables in the below Indian Style veg noodles recipe. Also, add 1 tsp sugar when you add vegetables if you prefer as you omit the other sauces. Then this veg noodles recipe will become purely homemade Indian veg noodles recipe.

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GM Diet Vegetarian Plan for 7 days | GM Diet Menu

GM Diet Vegetarian - Here is the gm diet vegetarian plan for you to help you to lose weight in 7 days.

Looking at the popularity of my post on my experience with the GM diet, I am sharing you the diet menu from day 1 to day 7. This diet chart for weight loss is purely a vegetarian plan. 

Update on 12-Nov-2013, one of our readers has shared his experience that he has lost 3.5 kgs after GM diet and happily going for second round. Thanks for him for sharing his results with us. You can check his comment on Nov-10-2013 in the comment section in the following link(my another post on GM diet)

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Sabja Seeds | Tukmaria Seeds | Sweet Basil Seeds Uses for hair, skin and health benefits

Sabja Seeds | Tukmaria Seeds | Sweet Basil Seeds Uses for hair, skin and health benefits:

Sabja seeds/Tukmaria seeds/Sweet basil/Thai Basil seeds are known as falooda seeds in our cuisine. They should not be confused with holy basil seeds.

sabja seeds

Add sabja seeds to your favorite sarbath, falooda, rose milk, milk, ice cream or any dessert. Sabja seeds does not add strong flavor but adds lot of nutritional values to the drink and dessert.

Soak the sabja seeds for 30 minutes in water and you can see the sabja seeds become gelatinous or jelly like consistency similar to chia seeds. It swells to a larger size. You can use warm water to speed up the process.

Sabja seeds are rich in many important nutrients like iron, fiber, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, copper and Beta-Carotene.

Initially I did not love the texture it gets when it is soaked in water. So, I avoided it completely. Once I went to a VGP theme park with my family. I got very thirsty as the summer was at its peak. I asked my hubby to buy something for us to fight the thirst. He had bought Falooda from a shop which was located inside the theme park itself. My hubby told that he had to walk so many kilometers to buy it and he was sweating a lot. It was full of sabja seeds and I did not like it. As my hubby put so much effort to get it, I forced myself to have it. Though I did not feel good when I had it, I felt a lot of difference after I had it. It had such a wonderful cooling property which no one can deny. That is why sabja seeds can be seen in most of the coolant drinks especially in summer.

Sabja seeds/Tukmaria seeds/Sweet basil seeds(in English) in various languages:

Scientific Name - Ocimum Basilicum
Tamil - Thiruneetru Pachilai Vithai/Thiruneetru pachai vithai
Hindi - Sabja
Malayalam - Tirunitru
Telugu - Sabja Vittanalu

Sabja seeds/Tukmaria seeds/Falooda seeds for digestion, constipation and piles:

Sabja seeds are very good for digestion as it has carminative properties. So, it is added to variety of drinks, desserts and other food items for easy digestion. It provides relief from flatulence, cramps, indigestion and constipation problems. It helps the body to clean toxin. While holy basil is very good in treating piles, sabja seeds are also believed to help in treating piles.

Have a practice of consuming any drink with falooda seeds after eating a heavy meal. It will help you to get rid of bowel problems.

Sabja seeds for acidity:

Having a cup of milk along with soaked sabja seeds helps to soothe your stomach and relieve from acidity. Avoid taking food items which can induce acidity problems.

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Tomato Kurma - Veg Onion Tomato Kurma Recipe | Thakkali Vengaya Kurma Recipe

Tomato Kurma - Veg Onion Tomato Kurma Recipe | Thakkali Vengaya Kurma Recipe:

Veg onion tomato kurma is one of the easiest side dish you can make. I have already posted how to make easy tomato side dish for chapathi/roti. Now, a little change in that tomato side dish recipe will give a all new spicy and tasty veg kurma for chapathi. Onion Tomato Kurma does not need any vegetables other than big onion and tomato to make it tasty even though you can add potato if you like.

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