Granny’s Legendary Tips: Goodness of honey,cinnamon,lemon,milk,curd and much more

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Granny’s Legendary Tips :

🍯HONEY AND CINNAMON REMEDY🍯

Honey and cinnamon combined together undoubtedly sounds so interesting. You will be surprised to see the numerous benefits of this deadly combo!! All these are tried and tested remedies and will surely give you positive results.

💁HAIR LOSS: Girls do we have your attention 😎
Apply a paste of hot olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath, leave it for 15 min and wash.Using this special paste as a topical treatment helps increase the blood circulation in your scalp, which results in more hair growth.

💁COMMON COLD: This one has our attention for sure. The number of times Parul used to have cold is not even funny 😪 And so found this one.
When it comes to common cold, we will try just about anything when we are sick. Next time when you are down you might want to try this.Make a glass of lukewarm honey water mixed with a pinch of cinnamon powder to help boost your immune system during the cold season. It is also helpful in clearing the sinuses.

💁ARTHRITIS: Apply a paste made of the two ingredients on the affected part of the body and massage slowly. Drinking tea with honey and cinnamon daily can also help relieve pain and stiffness in joints.

💁HELPS REDUCE CHOLESTEROL: Both honey and cinnamon have the ability to lower the cholesterol level on their own. However when you combine them it just doubles the effect.Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast. And trust us it tastes really really good. It is believed that in the long run, this can help prevent blockages in blood vessels, heart attacks and hypercholesterolemia.

 

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Granny’s Legendary Tips:

The festival of colours is totally meaningless if one decides to abstain from colours in general. On the other hand, if you haphazardly dive into the glory of colours without taking appropriate measure, it is sure to harm your skin and hair.How? Dry and frizzy hair, acne prone skin, rashes, allergies🙎…the list goes on. Sounds familiar? If the festival of colors has played havoc with your beautiful skin and hair before, then fret not people. Today, we list out the best face as well as hair packs which you can apply post the Holi extravaganza. Guys, if are you wondering if this treatment is just for girls, then worry not as even you can pamper yourself with this amazing home remedies.

💁Skin Care

💁# 1: Curd magic
Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a bowl of curd, and apply on the areas with colour. Then, take a bath with normal water to get rid of the colour.

💁# 2: Natural cleanser
Wash your face with water, mix lemon juice and aloevera in equal proportion and wipe your face with cotton dipped in this solution to get rid of dry colors from the skin.

💁# 3:Milk delight
If you have dry skin then mix one tablespoon almond powder, one tablespoon honey, two drops of lemon juice and a bit of milk to make smooth paste. Apply it on your face, let it dry. Remove the pack with wet hands to get clean and soft skin.

💁Eye Care

💁# 4:Rest your eyes
We are sure that a bit of colour would have surely entered your eyes, which is constantly irritating your eyes. To soothe your eyes, after washing off the colour with water, put some rose water in your eyes and rest. Your eyes will feel relaxed.

💁Lip Care

💁# 5: Malai for your lips
Apply a paste of rose petals, some malai and honey on your lips for 15 minutes. This treatment will remove colour from your lips and make your lips fuller and red.

 

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Granny’s Legendary Tips :

Let’s face the sun people ☀️ 😎

Tanning is one of the major problems during summer, and most people try to find a quick solution to it by using chemical laden bleach or opting from cosmetic peeling procedures. But these quick solutions have several side effects and cause severe damage to the skin. Therefore, you should know how to protect your skin from burning summer sun with simple home remedies that also function as natural remedy for pimple and acne removal.

💁Lemon and Aloe Vera Face Pack

Lemon is one of the best citrus fruits that have rich medicinal and cosmetic benefits. No doubt, it is widely used in various skin and hair care remedies as well as skin care products. Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and an antioxidant. It is rich in vitamin C, and the intake of lemon juice would fetch you a glowing skin. Aloe Vera on the other side is a short stemmed succulent plant that produces six antiseptics.
All you need to do is juice a lemon and besides that also mash the aloe vera leaves. Mix them properly until an aromatic paste is formed. Apply this onto the tanned area of the skin and allow it to dry. You need to apply this paste twice or thrice a day to cleanse and prevent your skin from getting tanned from time-to-time. This is also an effective cure for dark circles around eyes.

💁Turmeric Powder, Yogurt and Honey Face Pack

Turmeric powder is the basic common ingredient in every kitchen and is best known antiseptic/anti- bacterial agent. It is used in relieving the pain and as a disinfectant that is usually caused due to cuts and burns. Turmeric is also an age old home remedy that has been used in Ayurveda to treat various skin diseases. Yogurt is a dairy product just as curd and it has a gel like texture. Honey, a sweetening agent can be considered as one of the best natural moisturizing agents that helps skin retain its supple and elastic nature. It is used in various cosmetic preparations and is an antioxidant that helps in healing wounds.

Make a thick paste by mixing all the three ingredients well. Apply this pack on the dried skin and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Later, rinse it off with cold water. This pack helps in moisturizing and radiating your skin under the dire circumstances.

💁Sandal wood and Rosewater Face Pack

Sandalwood has rich benefits especially when it comes to accomplishing a fairer skin. It is used in the treatments of acne and skin aging. The soothing and cooling properties of sandalwood make it the perfect remedy for relieving sun tan and severe sunburn. Rose water is one of the best beauty products and is used in aroma therapies. It can be used as a cleanser, toner and leaves you with a refreshing feeling. The combination of sandalwood and rose water makes this pack the perfect natural remedy for sun tan removal in a gentle and nourishing way.

Make a thick paste of white or red sandalwood powder and rosewater and apply it to face. Wait for 20 minutes and allow it to dry. After this wash it with cold water and always use a soft towel to clean up your washed face. This paste relieves you from sun burns and other suntan effects

💁Banana & Milk

Mash up a banana, add some milk, mix them together to create a paste, and apply to your face for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and ta-da! Banana’s are rich in Vitamin A, B, and E, which are proven to be anti-aging wonders. Do refrain though from eating your mask… let’s just try and keep it on your face!

💁Drink All Day💦💦💦💦💦💦💦

Don’t forget the most critical aspect of achieving glowing skin: WATER. There is no better way to get rid of all the toxins in your body, so drink up and drink responsibly.

Take good care

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Sakshi n Parul

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Orange Marmalade Cake

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Hi friends. Hope you all doing good. We are doing more than fine specially because of this post.
We always try sharing best of recipes and all . But before we share we get to eat them till last bite while working hard in our kitchen. Well that’s our fruit for hard work. But honestly there’s no doubt about how much we love eating but the happiness doubles after sharing it with you all. Cooking and baking both are all about experimenting and we oh so love it, specially when the end result is soooo yummy that it leaves you satiated. Also it is way above satisfaction when your loved ones are bowled over by your culinary creations 🙂
How many of you like marmalade. Well I am assuming most of us because Sakshi n I oh so love it. Be it in breakfast with bread or as kids like it topped on paranthas. Oh and we love it the most in our cake . Yessss marmalade cake. You heard us right. It always comes out clean and yummylicious.

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Now isn’t that tempting. Trust us this ones one of the favourites amongst our family members. My sis in law who is so so adorable drools over this cake of mine ever since I baked it after wedding. Now isn’t that what you really want. People loving your culinary creations. The excitement doubles the amount of effort and the end result is right here. Let’s gets started:

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NOTE – This goes great with almond flakes. You can add almonds as told in the procedure OR if you wish the almonds to show up on your cake put them after half time. Once you see the cake has risen to a good level open the oven and quickly spread the almonds over the cake. But make sure you do not take too long in the process.

This easy and delicious cake is always a hit. Away from usual chocolate, this is light fluffy n moist. Goes superb at you tea time invites or otherwise. Try it for sure because we bet you will love it .

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Keep Baking  🙂

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Sakshi n Parul

Review: Delhi Club House

Hi friends. The winters finally seem to hit Delhi. Though yet not so strongly but we are happy to get some warm clothes out at last. Oh God ! This weather calls for some food. Our life revolves around just food food and food. What to do. We are born to eat and have to keep up to our name: Miss foodies 😉

So as we talked of the sangam courtyard which has come up again quiet well, we continue to do so today as well. We are actually enjoying visiting this side more as we believe somewhere it is still away from all the crowd. Its getting talked about but thankfully not getting as crowded for now and we wish it remains the same.

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So we introduce you people to Delhi club House today. This one is yet again by none other than Marut Sikka. It is in the lime light for this very own reason. After success of his previous food magic places he seems to be playing quiet well yet again. Comfort food with dallops of nostalgia in an ambience inspired by look of grand old club with colonial roots is a complete win win. The good choice of music helps enhancing your experience.

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What we had: The menu is limited but quiet interesting with some great food. As winters hitting, specially the chilly evenings made us order some hot tomato and red pepper soup. Its surely creamy but satiating and as the name suggests the pepper surely hits your throat. We loved it.

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Then came the rawa cutlet (Madras club). The menu is actually interesting with the highlights of variations. These were warm and crunchy served with coconut and red chutney. The tinch of rye (indian spice) adds to the flavour.

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Then came the yam galouti kebab. Simply rich and delicious melting in the mouth. Must order for a happy palate. Then we ordered the veg kakori (Mahomed bagh club) These mini ones with white sesame on the outside are soft inside.

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For the mains we ordered Khorma biryani from Nizam club. It was as satiating as it looks. We relished it thoroughly. Along came the Amritsari kulcha, channa (Amritsar Club). This was divine too. Hot and spiced channas were too good to resist.

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Do we recommend : yes absolutely. The place has great atmosphere with club classic food specially for a weekend dinner. The place is lively with great music. The prices are decent for the portions and satiating meals. If you dine in late you will surely enjoy moving yourself a bit with the music and lively ambience. The service may take little while but you can always enjoy chatting until then. The limited menu may make you think of visiting again but we feel theres still something about the place for we are surely visiting back soon.

 

Delhi Club House

Sangam Courtyard, R.K Puram

Sector 9, New Delhi

 

 

Review: the fatty bao

Hi foodie friends. How you all doing. This time the festive season has kept us really really busy. Sakshi is going nuts with our two cute nut bags full of joy. And I am of couse with nut bags not leaving a single chance to trouble her. Trying new food and reviewing is always on our to do list. Though I am trying to keep away just little bit from my sweet tooth and unhealthy eating habbits as  wedding bells ringing in our family this Christmas. Leaving space for the amazing and yummilicious wedding food. Haha.

All our Delhi friends and the ones visiting Delhi ,this ones for you all. The Sangam courtyard ,has been known for its sangam movie hall has come around pretty well. The movie hall itself got this new and clean look that we have already enjoyed couple of movies out there. But this complex has much more to offer now in terms of food. Quite a number of restaurants have opened up,few being chains of restaurants  already around Delhi and few are young and new. So as you must have guessed we are here to share our take on one amongst the new ones called The fatty bao.

This much visited and quiet talked about place in town needs to be savoured and enjoyed. The cheerful ambience at the fourth floor, roof top with the Chinese décor has something about it. The catchy part about the ambience is their use of cute pretty decorations and lighting. The panda painted wall with fancy  butterflies and grasshoppers decorated on the lights are different from usual but at the same time nice and lively. The seats by the window are our favourite places to tingle our taste buds.

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Coming down to What we had: Their closed buns- Shengjian Bao, filled with spicy cottage cheese and spring onion are simply to die for. Your feel great biting these little savoury and steamy  buns. They are a must have. We remember calling these four times as one portion consists of only four. If you are a big foodie like us you wont mind having a plate alone 😉 These baos stand up to the their name.

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Then came their chilli little potatoes. If you are a potato lover , I bet not bigger than Sakshi though 😉 you will love these. These mini meal mini potatoes are well balanced with the spices. With little on spicier side they are a win win too. Then we ordered are favourite things to eat out.

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Minced vegetable and water chestnut Dimsums. Nice and light ,they are good to go. Then what struck us in the menu was Gyoza, filled with spinach,bok choy and corn are the only option for vegetarian but tasteful and healthy.

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Being sushi lovers we called for their rainbow vegetable roll. This is a must have. On our visit with family my Dad in law specially liked the sushi and mentioned that it is good to see more of vegetables than rice unlike at other places. This colourful platter can surely keep your eyes and palate happy.

Then come their open Bows. Amongst veg options the one those stood out for us were the ones with eggplant. Though fried but flavourful. After all this we couldn’t resist from ordering the Red Thai curry. Its as tempting as it looks 🙂

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Do we recommend– Yes we do. A little pricey but good food and ambience will surely make up for it and leave you satiating. The veg options are limited comparatively but nicer and tastier veggie friends. So don’t worry and go chill with your friends and family.

The fatty bao

Sangam Courtyard, R.K Puram

Sector 9, New Delhi

Review: Cha-Shi

How many times have you been out on random plans with your bestie? Specially then, when she is on a roller coaster ride with two few months old naughty boys. She has been striving hard to get out of the house and so are you as already your bestie time is now divided for all the good reasons. The restlessness of the two after a lot of discussion eventually was executed into a plan. The mission was to shop for her as she was in deep need of change of wardrobe, more of talking out the calories and less of eating. Mind the words. Read between the lines. After rambling , dawdling and literally voyaging, the weary two landed in middle of mirthful and gleeful ambiance. The ambiance they have always loved and to bite in their favorite culinary art. They settled comfortably for a quick bite. Quick because the art is always pricey and girls are very calculative. After the most awaited munch which was swiped from the plate in two minutes, the real selves were on to play. The real tittle-tattle began along with falsification for the small portion offered. Well that’s the Art right. But as the mood was animated they dint bother about anything and the culinary art was repeated along with some acerbic and appetizing meal. The delectable meal along with tittle-tattle just dint seemed to be ending until the portions were swiped off leaving the platters as bare as they ever were and rest is all history with a glimpse of culinary art below :

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What we had: Starting from the first left pic. Water chestnut and corm dim sums. They are done amazingly well. What we love the most is their outer covering which is so thin. The filling of course as the name suggests makes them a must order. Their chili sauce is amazing too. The only problem is the portion size. They serve you four little bites which do not leave you satiating. Because they are so delicious you have to order more. Next came our Zucchini tomato and cucumber Sushi. It is done pretty well and a delight for sushi lovers. The ginger tops it well. Stir fried asian vegetables to go with their yummy tom yum fried rice crackers. This combo makes a wholesome meal with goodness of vegetables but also keeping the spices and flavor intact. But I guess we both were still not done. And because Sakshi finds her meal incomplete without noodles we also called for stir fried vegetable noodles. Oh and how can I forgot my love for drinks. The water melon juice is hands down a refreshing delight.

Talking of Ambiance, the best thing about this place is the open space seating in midst of the mall. Considering that they are situated in Emporio which is still not over crowded.. it does give a decent amount of privacy and does not get too intruding also while you’re eating. Good food with lively surroundings and catching up besties gossip cannot get better than this. Service is good and staff is on their toes to make you happy with some awesome food and good presentation.

Do we recommend: Of course yes. As we mentioned the food is pricey but worth every bite. Yes you may not be happy with the portions size but you will surely be left satiating until the last bite.

Cha-Shi

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Dlf Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

 

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Mango Sorbet

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I cant keep calm because its my 21st Birthday. Yay!!! Sakshi no me digas(don’t tell me)…. Que dices! (what are you saying) Lol….Huh Parul you and your Spanish. Though I wish it was mine.

Haha I wish the same Sakshi but lets come back to reality. And ya Spanish …. Was just busy revising my current topics. How to express disagreement, lol. Anyways then you all must be wondering whose birthday it is actually. Friends its my sweet little sisters Birthday 🙂 Her excitement has taken us down the memory lane. And because we had this interesting post to share with you all, thought what better day than today. Surprising her and adding on to her sweet memories on this very day. Though it’s an offence ,well almost, to share a girls age but I guess she is in her perfect young years so hoping she would love this 🙂 Here’s wishing you a Big Happy Birthday sweetie and many more fun filled years to come.

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Foodie friends as you can see, what we have on our menu today is refreshing Mango sorbet. Yesssss….The king of fruits and summers is back. And back with a bang…. This Mango Sorbet is just awesome and perfect for this summer season. We are a big fan of fresh fruit and so prefer fresh fruits over fruit based desserts any day. It’s also because the fruit based desserts do not do full justice to the taste , like not being overwhelming enough to compromise over fresh fruit. But we love this one. Its easy, its absolutely fresh, has no preservative or artificial flavour. Its awesomeness. Can be easily made at home and will leave you satiated till last bit .

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This sorbet changes everything. In fact, making sorbet is just about the easiest thing ever. With minimal ingredients, this one is to die for. No cooking required, ready in some time, and so inexpensive. Friends when we say in expensive we mean it. We know sorbet are very easy to make if you have an ice cream maker . No matter how common ice cream makers may be but we have our doubts when it comes to our everyday kitchens. Along with extra expenditure it may land up occupying good amount of space in one’s kitchen. And because we believe in easy and hassle free cooking, we have made it easy for you. To top it all why be away from yummy desserts just because there is no ice cream maker. So friends let’s get started. You are just few steps away from beating these scorching summers 😉

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Now isnt thatsuper easy. The only difficult part to sorbet making, as we found out is to have the patience to wait until th bowl is cold enough. After that its just a bit of whizzing and churning, and Voila 😉 This helps in getting you to the end result which is creamy-cool, rich and smooth Mango Sorbet.

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Loving this post for it has got the best fruit around in the best dessert form possible. We bet, you and your family will love it. For presentation just let your imagination flow and surprise your guests with this chilled and refreshing dessert this summers. Don’t just sit back. Go pull out mangoes from your fridge and start making, while we go and party with Aashna as WE JUST CANT KEEP CALM BECAUSE ITS HER 21ST BIRTHDAY 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Sakshi n Parul