Mango and Papaya Jam
June 2nd, 2007
2 cups (500 gms) mango pulp 1 medium (500 gms) papaya, peeled, cut and pureed6 tbsps lemon juice4 1/2 cups (1 kg) sugar Take mango puree and papaya puree in a wide pan and cook for three to four minutes.Add sugar and cook till sugar dissolves. Add half the lemon juice and cook till the mixture thickens. Check if the jam is ready. Take a spoonful of the boiling jam on a plate and allow it to cool. If it sets on cooling and there is no water separation, the jam is ready to be bottled. If there is any water separation, continue to cook till the jam is ready.Pour the jam while still hot into sterilised bottles. Let it cool completely and then seal with ...


Green Chilli Pickle
June 1st, 2007
600 gms green Bhavnagri chillies, slit1/2 cup (60 gms) mustard powder1/2 cup (60 gms) split mustard seeds (rai dal), crushed1 tsp (3.5 gms) turmeric powder3 tbsps (20 gms) Reshampatti red chilli powder1 1/2 tbsps (20 gms) sugar1/2 cup (120 gms) salt1 tbsp (20 mls) vinegar1/2 cup + 2 tbsps (120 mls) oil Remove stems and slit green chillies. Put them in a big bowl. Add mustard powder, crushed mustard, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sugar, salt and vinegar. Mix well. Take a sterilized jar. Transfer the chillies into it along with the masala.Top it up with oil. Put the lid on and shake so that the oil gets mixed with the chillies. Let it mature for at least two weeks. Mix a ...


Mango Yogurt Slice
June 1st, 2007
300 gms fresh mango puree100 gms honey50 gms jaggery250 gms plain yogurt40 gms gelatine1000 gms whipped cream400 gms sliced mango Method: Soak gelatine with some cold water and melt it on a double boil. Bring mango puree to a boil along with honey and jaggeryAdd the melted gelatine, stir it nicely and keep aside to cool down to room temperature. Blend plain yogurt, add it to the mango mixture. Add the mixture and sliced mangoes to the semi whipped cream and fold it under. Pour the mixture in the prepared mould and refrigerate it over night.Serve cold.


Home remedy to fight flakes
May 29th, 2007
Use this remedy to fight flakes:Heat a little mustard oil in a bowl. Massage the oil into your scalp before going to bed. Rinse off in the morning. ORMix five tbsps yoghurt and the juice of half a lime. Add two tsps powdered green grams to the yoghurt. Apply the mixture on your scalp.Leave it for 10 minutes, and rinse.


Remedies to treat acne and open pores
May 28th, 2007
Control open pores: Mix tomato juice with honey. Leave it on your face for 10 minutes, and rinse. Toner: Cabbage or tomato juice, mixed with rose water, make excellent toners. Cleansing Mask: Mix ¼ tsp Multani Mitti, tomato pulp, yoghurt and a little cucumber juice. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes, and rinse.Use this mask at least twice a week.


Remedy for tired and ugly feet
May 24th, 2007
For pretty feet: Soak your feet in a salt bath. Turn half a lemon inside out, and fill it with olive oil. Rub the lime on your feet, and massage.  Scrub your feet with a pumice stone when you have a shower. This will get rid of the dead cells, and make your feet softer and cleaner. Go for a pedicure once or twice a month.


For frequent travellers–Blackberry Pearl 8100
May 20th, 2007
BlackBerry Pearl is small enough to take anywhere. It’s the ultimate combination of brains and beauty. The Blackberry Pearl 8100 smart phone is one of the world’s smallest smart phones. It comes complete with digital camera, multimedia capabilities and expandable memory, Sure type keyboard technology in a QWERTY-style layout, light sensing screen that adjusts lighting levels automatically for ideal indoor and outdoor viewing, and a pearl-like trackball navigation system, plus user definable convenience keys. This device comes in three different colours Blackberry Pearl, White Blackberry Pearl & Red Blackberry Pearl. Features Available BlackBerry Maps Camera Media Player Corporate Data Access Wireless Email Organizer Wireless Calendar Phone SMS MMS Wireless Internet BlackBerry Maps, the best way to find your ...


Garlic Tandoori Aloo
May 20th, 2007
8 medium potatoes10-12 garlic cloves, chopped4 tbsps oil + to deep fry1 tsp caraway seeds (shahi jeera)1 medium onion, choppedSalt to taste1 inch piece ginger, chopped3 green chillies, chopped100 gm cottage cheese 1/2 cup grated cheese2 tbsps coriander leavesMarinade1 cup hung yogurt1 tbsp ginger paste1 1/2 tsps garlic paste2 tbsps lemon juiceSalt to taste1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder1 tsp garam masala powder4 tbsps roasted channa powder Peel potatoes. With a sharp knife or peeler scoop out the flesh from the center of one side to make a hollow. Cut trimmings finely. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the hollowed potatoes till light brown. Drain and place on absorbent paper. Heat two tbsps of oil in a pan, add shahi jeera, ...


What your sleeping position say about you…
May 18th, 2007
First Astrology, Sun signs, Joytish, Palmistry, Moles bla bla! And now scientist has discovered that sleeping positions reveal your true personality. Not only individual, but as a couple also, sleeping positions reveal too much about the kind of relation you are having with your partner. Give us a break… Well I don’t believe in all this rubbish, but yeah I do like to read about all this stuff. Here’s the information for those who believe in it… There are six common positions: The FoetusThose who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. ...


Taj Mahal getting a facelift
May 16th, 2007
I knew this! I have always given beauty tips and maintained that they will give you the results. Getting famous with my beauty tips, people from Parliament came to see me, asking for help to give a facelift to “Taj Mahal”. 17th Century marble mausoleum, built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz is turning yellow. Air pollution monitoring and curbs on nearby industrial activity have failed to prevent India’s famed monument to love, the TajMahal.Ten years ago Delhi Supreme Court imposed a ban on motor vehicles in the vicinity of the marble monument and ordered regular monitoring of the air quality around the monument. Vehicles cannot drive within 1.5 miles (2km) of the site and ...


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