Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi (One of the quotes from the book, Quiet) Today you are reading about the book titled Quiet.  This book has more than 5000 reviews on the Amazon site and 88% of the readers have rated the book with either 5 or 4 stars.  I have…

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…

Cancer – What everyone needs to know?

The word cancer is the most dreaded word. Believe it or not, the spread of cancer in recent years has been very rapid. Someone close to us are or were suffering from cancer and most of us have experienced the disease very closely. I experienced it closely when my sister in law died a few…

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…

Corn-Capsicum-Paneer Vegetable

Capsicum is also known as Bell peppers. This is originally an American plant entered India appx in the 15th century. According to the “Condensed Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods,” bell peppers offer many health and medicinal benefits: Bell peppers are recommended for those with high cholesterol levels. Red bell peppers, high in lycopene, are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants….

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…

Bahubali, The Original

When Bahubali mania is gripping the country, it is the time to know about the original Bahubali, the history character. The literal meaning of the word Bahubali is a person with strong arms. Bahubali was the son of the first Jain tirthankara Adinath/Rishabhdev. He was the younger brother of Chakravartin King Bharata. According to Jains…

Ladakh – The Jewel of India

Ladakh is not about writing, it’s about seeing and experiencing. Northeastern part of Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has snow, desert, mountains, rivers, Northeastern part of Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has snow, desert, mountains, rivers, lakes and even highest motorable road in the world known as Khardung La.  This is at 18300…

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…

Beautiful Konkan – Ganapatipule

This was a beautiful road journey of about 350 km from Mumbai to Ganapatipine in Konkan region in Maharashtra.  Roads from Mahad onward towards Ganapatipule are awesome.         View from Vasishtha Point en route from Mumbai to Ganapatipule near Chiplun. See passing of Konkan railway train. Museum worth visiting @ Ganapatipule Ganapatipule Ratnagiri Coastal Road. View…

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…