6 ways to remain fit without exercise

Caution: These tips are not substitutes of exercise. These are complementary and necessary but not sufficient. Like businesses are having good practice guide and they follow it to the extent possible, we human being can also learn from good practices of other healthy people. Some of the proven, simple and baked by science practices, which…

Bottle Gourd Dumpling (Dudhi/Lauki – Muthia)

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes,  Serves: 2 Ingredients: ½ Kg Dudhi (Bottle Gourd/Lauki) 1 cup Majestic Multigrain Flour 2 teaspoon Curd (Sour) 1 ½ teaspoon Red Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Sugar ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder ¼ teaspoon Cumin seeds 3 – teaspoon Oil Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing) Salt to taste Process: Shred the Dudhi Mix the…

Thepla & Kacha Kela (Raw Banana) Vegetable

Open the Tiffin box any Gujarati tourist and you will invariably find Thepla. Number of Thepla: 10-12 Preparation time: 75 minutes (Incl 60 minutes of waiting) Making Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 ½ bowl Wheat Flour ½ bowl Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves, washed and finely chopped 2 tablespoon Sour curd 3 tablespoon Oil ½ teaspoon Green…

6 things you MUST know about Walking

“Walking is an intrinsic part of my fitness regime. I strongly believe that walking is a great way to stay fit and encourage everyone to start walking since it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get healthier.” Akshay Kumar, Bollywood Actor. We religiously follow our Heroes so we have started to walk….

Cucumber Puda (Pudla) – Pancake

This healthy recipe is made from Majestic Multigrain Flour (Desai Vada Lot). This special flour has its origin in south Gujarat, India. This is used especially by Desai community. Known as Anavil Brahmins this community dominant in Surat and Valsad districts of south Gujarat, India, where they have been significant land-owners. The famous known Anavil is Indian former Prime Minister…

Ras-malai

You are about to make one of the most popular Indian desserts. Ingredients: 10 pieces – Rasgulla 1 liter – Full fat milk 6 tablespoon – Sugar 10-12 leaves – Saffron 8 pieces – Almond 8 pieces – Pistachio 1/4th teaspoon – Cardamom Process: Make Rasgulla as per the process explained here. Add sugar and…

Are you living with these fitness misconceptions?

I am fit and fine. I am slim. I go for walk and do jogging to remain fit.  I don’t have any health related problems. Do I need to do strength (weight) training in the gym? Well the answer is YES. Yes, if you wish to keep your muscles strong (Your heart is also made…

When do Yoga practices fail?

The title is an awakening call for us, isn’t it? We all believe we did our Yoga Asana and Pranayama for the day in the morning and that’s it. We did our bit of remaining fit. Now it is the body’s responsibility to remain fit irrespective of whatever I do. The following sutra from the ancient…

Mexican Herb Rice & Stir fry Vegetable with baked beans

Mexican cuisine is created mostly with ingredients native to Mexico, as well as those brought over by the Spanish cancerous, with some new influences since then. Vegetables play an important role in Mexican cuisine. Common vegetables include zucchini, cauliflower, corn, potatoes, spinach, Swiss chard, mushrooms, red tomato, green tomato, etc. Let’s now learn to make an Indian version of Mexican herb rice. Ingredients…

Chakari

This is a crispy spiral shaped fried Indian snack. It has several names in India, known as Chakari in Gujarat, Murukku in southern India and Chakali in Maharashtra. Ingredients: ½ kg rice flour 1/4th cup fresh cream 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4th teaspoon sesame (Tal) seeds ½ teaspoon green chilly powder Salt to taste 2…

Golpapadi – Sukhadi

Golpapadi is one of the most revered sweets made by Gujarati families. This is a basic sweet yet very popular sweet. Gujaratis made Sukhadi also known as Golpapadi on auspicious occasions and this small square size sweet will find its way in the food baggage of most Gujarat travellers. Ingredients:  1 bowl – Ghee 3/4th…

Stir fry Salad with Paneer & Olive

“I make a big salad bowl just for myself, double or triple the size of a normal salad.”  Joel Fuhrman Yes, this is a kind of salad Joel Fuhrman is referring above, double or triple size won’t hurt. This salad is a 5 minutes diet watchers’ dinner dish. Ingredients: 2 teaspoon Olive Oil ½ cup Cabbage…

Ras-gulla

Unbeatable, irresistible and one of the most popular Bengali sweets. According to historians of Odisha, the rasgulla originated in Puri as Khira Mohana which later evolved into the Pahala rasgulla. It has been traditionally offered as bhog to goddess Lakshmi at Jagannath Temple, Puri The Jagannath Temple scholars such as Laxmidhar Pujapanda and researchers like Jagabandhu Padhi state that the tradition…