TRAYOPATAMBH (THREE PILLERS) OF LIFE ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA.

     Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life.when there is a proper balance of the "Three Pillars of Life." These three "pillars" form a part of the bedrock upon which Ayurveda is built.

The Three Pillars of Life are 
1)proper digestion
2)proper sleep
 3)proper management of sexual activities. Eating, sleeping and procreating are essential to life, and when these three areas are in a healthful state of balance, the body and mind will reach.

Proper Food (Ahara):


• Sources include: food, spices, breath, water, emotions.

• Nourishes and Feeds:

o tissues, organs, cells, mind

o digestive power (agni) oojas (vital sap, immunity.

• vital life force energy.

o the Divine within.
When have to do:

• Eat only when you are hungry 

• Eat until you get full but not stuffed.

o Eat fresh, whole, organic food.

o Eat while seated and in a calm environment

• Drink plenty of filtered water.

Proper Sex (Brahmacharya):

• Sources: good healthy relationships,
Helthy relationship gives satisfied life.it will decreases the stress of life.
• Joy in Life, contentedness.
• Psychological balance, Good memory, intellect, slows aging, nourishmen of the brain
•Spiritual development.
Recommendations:
• During Kapha time (8-10pm) which is associated with ojas.

• Excess Sex - depletes ojas, vitiat
Vata, Pitta,kapha.
Proper Sleep (Nidra):


。 OJAS!!! (vital sap and immunity which we need for proper life) & to feed our mind so that we mak f proper food choices.

• Heart rate slows, respiration slows (parasympathetic nervous system at work).
Recommendations:

• Regular sleep and awakening schedule generally 10pm - 6am

• Darkroom, free from distraction evening routine, relaxation befo bed.

o 1:2 breath flow  - longer exhales innervate the parasympathetic (relax) Nervous system.




THE FRUIT CUSTARD!

Food is just not a way fill your tummies, it's a wholesome experience on its own ! I feel blessed to share this beautiful piece of experience of art with you all !

This recipe is close to my heart as my mother made me this comfort food while the little me returned back from school. I would love to share the same.


THIS FOOD CUSTARD 

Is a quick summer dish, you can make in a jiffy. 
Is easy to make with your favourite fruit and nuts. 
Is an amazing way to eat seasonal fruits. 

WHY CUSTARD? 

A simple fruit custard like this uses ready made store bought custard powder.

My mom always made custard using kwality Custard Powder and I do think it works best.

Maybe it has something to do with the taste I grew up eating. Either way, you can use a vanilla flavored custard powder that you like. 

This fruit custard recipe can’t get any easier. You only need to cook the milk with sugar add custard powder and then chill it.

Once chilled, add chopped fruits. Usually you can chill your fruits before adding them to the custard.

It is essential to chill the custard before you add the fruits. Also once you add the fruits, the custard thins out as fruits release water.

So if the custard looks very thick, don’t panic. It will thin out once you add the fruits.

Once the custard and fruits both are chilled, mix them and them chill again for a few of hours before serving.

Custard is more flavorful once you let the fruits sit in the custard for a while. 

WHAT FRUITS TO ADD?


Personally, you can have apples, pomegranate and mangoes in my fruit custard.

But you can add whatever you like- grapes, bananas , blueberries.

Stay away from the citrus fruits like oranges, pineapple and kiwi.

Even fruits with more moisture content like watermelon won’t work here.

WHAT VARIATION YOU CAN MAKE ?

A simple custard is just with healthy fruits.

But, you can make it more flavorful by adding nuts like  walnuts, almonds, cashewnuts and dried grapes.

Recipe for custard 

1)Add 3 cups of milk to a heavy bottom pan on medium high heat.

2)Once it has heated up a little, take out 3 tablespoons milk from the pan into a bowl. 

3)Next, add in 3 tablespoons custard powder to that milk and mix well. There should be no lumps. Set it aside.

4)Now, stir the milk in the pan in between and let it heat and come to a gentle boil. Then lower the heat, add sugar and mix until combined. 

4)Start adding the custard mix.

5)Add little at a time and mix after each addition. Whisk continuously. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the custard thickens. Remove pan from heat and let it cool down a bit. At this point you can also add rose water and cardamom powder .

6)Then cover and place it  in the refrigerator to chill.

7)At the same time, chop all fruits that you are using for the custard and refrigerate untill. 

8)Once chilled, transfer custard to serving bowl and mix in the fruits well.

8)Cover and refrigerate the custard for 1 to 2 hours after mixing in the fruits for the flavors to develop. This enhances flavour. Then garnish it with pomegranate arils and serve fruits custard in bowls !

NUTRITION 

Calories: 188KCAL

carbohydrates: 30g

 Protein: 5g 

 Fiber: 1g 

Sugar: 22

Calcium: 189mg

Iron: 0.3mg

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUIT CUSTARD 

A mixture of milk and fruits is big packet nutrients. It contains Vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and dietary fiber. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function. 

Milk is a rich source of calcium and protein. 

Pomegranates are a good source of antioxidants, polyphenols, and conjugated linolenic acid. Thus, it helps to boost metabolism and promote weight loss.

HEALTHY TIPS

Avoid using sugar, use half-grated apple or dates as a natural sweetener.

Use that half apple in Chopped or grated form and add to the mixture of fruits.

You can use fruits of your choice and as per your dietitian has recommended.

CUSTARD AROUND THE WOLRD

Flan de coco or coconut flan is a delicious dessert that is very popular in Colombia

Frozen custard comes from the Custard Capital of the World, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Leite de creme is a traditional egg custard originating from Portugal. 

Quindim is a traditional Brazilian coconut custard cake prepared with sugar, egg yolks, and ground coconut. 

The Italian word budino describe to a range of sweet and savory dishes .

Crema Catalana is a very well known  in Spanish dessert.

FUN RIDDLE 

Which fruit cannot be seen by eyes or bought from the market?

Lets see, who gives the correct answer!

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The Healthy Breakfast Duet !!

Breakfast plays a very essential role in weight loss and now you will discover how nutritious and healthy recipes will  prevent you from eating unnecessarily! You will feel very much satiated till lunch time.



Power Pack Protein Dish !

This power packed protein receipe will ensure you to lose weight.

1)Soak half cup of kabuli Chana overnight and boil it in a pressure cooker

2)Take about two cups of thick poha and wash it in a running water

3)In a pan take one teaspoon full of oil.

4) Once it is hot add cumin seeds, add onions to it and cook it until it is soft

5)Now add one Chopped Tomato and turmeric powder

6)Saute it for one minute and then add kabuli Chana 

7)Season it with salt, green or red chilli as per your taste. Try to keep spices as low as possible to avoid acidity

8)Add 2 tablespoon of water and mix it well

9)Add poha and cook it for 2-3 minutes, with occasional stirring 

10) Switch off the gas and add lemon juice

You can also add little sugar to it, but it is optional! 

Your Power Pack Protein Poha is ready! 



Benefits : -

Kabuli is a great source of protein which helps to build and strengthen muscle after the workout session

Poha is a nutritious gluten free meal. It's high in carbohydrate, iron, fiber. It has even antioxidants and it has essential vitamins.


Bajra - Carrot - Onion Uthappam with Herbal Tea !

1) To make the uttapam you need to soak 14 cup of bajra overnight

2) Next day in the morning pressure cook the whole bajra and salt for 5 whistles

3) Once the pressure cooker cools down add it to the mixing bowl 

4) In the same bowl add 1/4 cup of bajra flour 

5) Add green chilli, garlic, grated carrot and  finely chopped onion 

6) Mix it well and then add turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice 

7) Mix it again and then add water to it make sure that there are no lumps and consistency of batter would be of dosa like

 8) Grease the pan with little oil and then spread the batter, cook it well on both sides




Benefits :-

Key ingredient in this whole receipe is Bajra,

which is very rich in soluble fiber and helps in weight loss, cholesterol reduction and blood sugar control.

Herbal Tea

1) For herbal tea, in a saucepan take a glass of water, put in 7 to 8 tulsi leaves, mint leaves and 10 stalks of lemongrass 

 2) Add half an inch of ginger and boil it till it becomes half's and here it is ready! 

You can add milk to it that is your option. 





Guys, these were breakfast diet recipes for you.Breakfast is the most essential part of diet. Following these recipes will keep you healthy and fit! 

We will come up with more healthy recipes till then Tudu..!

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Crispy Veg Cutlet

About: 
cutlet was introduced firstly from french word 'cΓ΄telette' and were typical appetizer for french cuisine. Thus many country have cutlet as a starter and it get popular across the world as Indian, American, Italian, Russian and french etc.As in Indian cuisine veg cutletis famous with its mild spicy delicacy taste. Mostly Kerala is popular for Indian veg cutlet.


Healthy tip
Have a shallow fried cutlet rather than deep fried cutlet.

Short and Simple Recipe for veg cutlet
Have a healthy and fresh veggie together such as –
#Chop beans, carrots, potatoes, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, and peas together, and then steam them until they are soft-cooked.
#Drain it and mash well.
#Add choped green chilies, coriander leaves, garam masala, roasted cumin seeds, and ginger paste, and some bread crumbs mix everything well.

# Use cornflour, maida, and salt to make corn flour batter.

#Now, make ball of that mixture 
# Dip it in cornflour batter & then coat it with crushed breadcrumbs.

#Deep fry in hot oil for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden and crisp.

#serve it with chutney.



Also For bachelor or people away from home can have this simple cutlet recipe too i.e. Potato crispy cutlet

#Take boiled potatoes in a large mixing bowl.
Add salt, pepper, garam masala, coriander powder.
#Mash the potatoes and mix well.

 #Make small ball-sized cutlets and coat them with bread crumbs on all sides.

#fry it well till reddish brown and have it with chilly and tomato sauce.

I Hope this is ultimate easy method for hungery person .Try it once and comments us for your experienced.



Cutlets around the world :
 Almost every country has its own variety of cutlet some may called it as a Schnitzel ,Milanese,Tonkastu,Escalope or Chiken fried steak - It is fully different shape ,size and taste. Sometimes somewhere on the earth if you a cutlet you might get familiar with taste and apperance. Above mentioned  cutlets named for different courtries so you can proceed to seek them at every opportunity .

#Did you know?

 In American country in the year 2017 "Cutlets was given a tag for best dish of the Year.''  Though this year also crispy and spicy cutlet won our taste buds.πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
    
      Hope all of you are much aware of Veg Cutlet now so what you guys are waiting for...πŸ˜… Be a delicious sheif tonight and have a Crispy crunchy delicious Veg Cutlet at your home.

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 Hey everyone Hope all of you are enjoying  the thunder monsoon. Some people might traveling else having monsoon refreshing trek or some may gone for hiking . Thus its a peaceful,refreshing,and pleasant environment full of good vibes.
In such a cold monsoon all of us fall in love with beautiful showery rain having a crunchy pakodas and Indian delicious triangle samosa
Sometimes monsoon may be hazarderous for any bacterial or viral infection you may suffer from certain stages of dengue , malaria due to contamination of water.Due to improper hygiene you may suffer from food poisoning, diarrhea, infections, cold, and flu to many other health conditios.


Since last three years we had suffered from  COVID-19 pandemic which is prime cause to get weakened with immune system. Thus Monsoon activity also strike to more casualties to weaken our body immunity.

Though many people were tensed about their health issues.but we have some points which may cure and stabilize your health.

Some facts and nutritional herbs which are use for regaining the natural immunity.
  
 Most common questions I usually found among people ..

1) A special Home remedies to treat body immune .
As we all know covid - 19 pandemic had played hazarderous effect on our healthy immunity. Most of people mentally disturbed with this viral infection though to treat such infection  we commences with some wonderful spices or ayurvedic herbs. As India is rich in spices and natural herbs we mostly cure health from home remedies.
 
THE SPICES MUST HAVE IN YOUR DIET

1.Turmaric:
  It contains curcumin bio active compound of turmeric.in various studies ,it is now well established that turmaric improve immunity and protect the body also balance vata and pitta dosha)


2.Ginger:
  In monsoon the vata dosha is vitiated and It distrubed the digestive system. During monsoon due to improper hygiene high chances of food poisoning may seen. Thus Ginger is absolute healthy spice which keeps digestion proper and also it naturally heals the sore throat and flu.


3.Hing:
It helps in enhancing our digestion and keeps proper flactulance ,it also used in babies bloated tummies. It was used in Spanish flu which is good antibiotics against H1N1 .

4.Cinnamons:
 It contains polyphenols which helps in repairing of a body tissues & strengthen it to fight against infection.and also contains cinnamaldehyde which helps in Respiratory tract infection.

3. Ajwain:
It is also known as digestion stimulator. The essential oils, bioactive compounds, and minerals present in ajwain help alleviate nausea and stomach-ache.


2Healthy tips for monsoon

Masala chai:

 we all talk about the most popular masala chai, it is an instant energy booster, gut-friendly, heart-healthy and more.  this chai has the nutritional benefits of the 'masala' (spices).
 We bring you a 'masala chai' recepi that boost your immunity:
 This immunity boosting 'masala chai' can be prepared with very common kitchen ingredients.

Recepi:

Step 1-Grind ginger,laung(clove),black pipper,dalchini(Cinnamon)Kali mirch, turmaric, tulsi and pudina, together and store in an airtight jar. You can keep it in store for anytimeuse.For some sweet taste use honey.

Step 2-Boil the tea with one teaspoon of the mix, two to three leaves of tulsi and pudina each.

Step 3-Strain it, add honey (as per taste) and
sip.

What are you waiting for?  Take a sip and enjoy ur healthy day 

3)What precautions we can take over the viral infection.?
   
In monsoon people tends to use a milk tea for pleasure and chrunchy pakodas and samosa but in fact these are made by reusing oil which leads to severe diseases. Also humidity tends to slow down your metabolism, hence affecting your nutrition and immunity.So avoid eating such unhealthy food if you wanna eat try it with fresh oil at your home. Also πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

#Avoid cold Brevarages containing carbonate resulting in lower enzyme activity and a weak digestive system. So, whenever you feel like quenching your need for a cold drink, reach for a glass of lemon water your daily dose of vitamin C.

Pani puri and chaat or any street food might comfort your taste buds, but these dishes are certainly not the right choice during monsoons considering hygine and pandemic surrounding us.

# It's better to avoid eating sea fish and have fresh-water fish and other forms of meat like chicken and mutton.
 
I hope you would get huge amount of health tips for monsoon.Do follow for your good health . For more doubt just let us know in comment section  we will definitely reach upto you.

Till then visit our heathy monsoon blog

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Why Breakfast at Morning?

Hey friends, Greetings of the day !! 
Hope so you had your breakfast in the morning. 
I'm asking this because this is gonna be our today's topic. Why breakfast is essentially in the morning ? Are you curious to know or are you among those 60% physio-conscious intelligent people who are very well aware about it !



What is breakfast & Why it was invented?

The food which starts our beautiful morning and make us full of energy for whole day. As the name suggests, Breakfast is the first meal which breaks the overnight fast. The breakfast bowl consists of nutrients, vitamins, good glucose & good fat.

According to a study, in the whole world only 62% of people have their breakfast in the morning while remaining 38% skips the same. Mainly those who skips breakfast generally gives the reasons of not being hungry, having busy schedule or of being lately awaken.

Benefits of Breakfast:

1. Morning breakfast helps you to boost your immunity power because it is full of nutrients, vitamins & fibre.

2. Scientifically, it helps you to be fit in size with help of weight loss. Taking breakfast won't let you feel hungry till evening thus you can skip eating fast-food.

3. At workplaces, starting your work after having morning breakfast boosts your work output. Same is applicable for students, students having breakfast at morning are found to have more concentration in class.

What will happen if we skips breakfast?

1. AHA(American Health Association) says that 80% of population, among those skips breakfast at morning are suffering from the Heart issues (Cardiovascular). It increases their heart rates.

2. People those who skips there breakfast once in week are most probably found to have 6% chance of having Type 2 Diabetes. Shockingly, this probability rate increases to 60% if breakfast is being skipped  for 3-4 times in a week.

3. It  affects on you concentration power.

Skipping breakfast is skipping nutrient

What to have in breakfast & what not ?

One of the famous survey of Harvard University says that eating healthy plays a major role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, previous study mainly focus on what type of meals they are taking but now it's all about how they organize there meals for day.

So taking breakfast doesn't means to have you pancakes, donuts, or burgers, etc.

The morning breakfast should contain whole grains, milk, fruits, cornflakes+milk, oats, overnight soaked moong dal, pulses & mainly use of ghee should be must. Ghee keeps your intestine clean & healthy.

If in the morning, you really don't feels like much hungry then there are thousands of Breakfast Ideas. You can have breakfast drinks like fruit juice or pulps. Having overnight soaked whole grains in morning will help for weight gain and boost your immune.

By the way, my personal favourite breakfast choice is cornflakes & milk with fruits. What is your choice, let us know in comment section till then be healthy &  stayed connect with Oxymoronly.

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We enjoy the luscious, cheese dripping, mouth watering pizzas alongside our cheery friends & family at parties. Even while watching suspenseful cricket matches and when our tummy cries out with carves - Get me a Pizza ! 



However, Do we ever think 
How much or how much not healthy is a Pizza? 
Do we know the health properties of a Pizza? 
Do we know what is the origin of this food?
Have we ever thought to healthify this junk food? 
Do we know pizzas all around the globe? 

Come ! Lets dig into the answers to these questions! 

PIZZA! 

Pizza is a dish of Italian origin consisting of a usually round, flat base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomato, cheese and often various other ingredients such as various types of sausage, anchovies, mushroom, onions, olives, vegetables, meat, ham, etc. It is then baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood fire. A small pizza is sometimes called a pizzeta. A person who makes pizza is known as a Pizzaiolo.


What is the History of Pizza? 
Modern pizza evolved from similar flatbread dishes in Napels. Italy, in the 18th or early 19th century.Before that time, flatbread was often topped with ingredients such as garlic, salt, lard, and cheese. It is uncertain when tomatoes were first added and there are many conflicting claims.Until about 1830, pizza was sold from open-air stands and out of pizza bakeries. 




DO YOU KNOW PIZZA CAN BE MADE HEALTHY TOO ? HOW ? 


Ingredients for Cauliflower Crust

  • Cauliflower: You will need a large head of cauliflower. 
  • Egg: Egg is part of “the glue” that holds cauliflower pizza dough together.
  • Cheese: As cheese melts during baking, it helps to bind small pieces of cauliflower into a crust. Cheese is crucial!
  • Spices: Simple dried herbs like oregano, basil or Italian mix plus salt and pepper add flavor to the crust. Cauliflower itself is pretty bland. Also you can add garlic powder. 
1. Separate Cauliflower Head into Florets
  • Using cauliflower rice: Skip this step.
  • Preheat oven: It is a good time to preheat oven to 375 degrees F. We first cook rice in it and after bake the crust, so it makes sense to keep the oven on.
  • Separate cauliflower: Using a paring knife, remove outer leaves, rinse and cut off florets one by one.
2.Rice the cauliflower
  • Food processor: Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine. You will be baking and then squeezing the cauliflower, so chunks do not matter.
  • Using cauliflower rice: Skip this step.
3. Cook “the Rice”
  • Dish: I spread rice on same baking sheet I will be using for baking or use pie plate for microwave.
  • Oven: Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Or Microwave: For 8 minutes.
4. Let Cool a Bit
  • Line large bowl with cheese cloth.You can also use linen tea towel. We will be folding and squeezing “rice” in this material.
  • Transfer and cool: Then transfer cooked cauliflower “rice” to prepped bowl and let cool down until safe to the touch. We will touching the ball with hands to squeeze.
5. Squeeze All Water Out
  • Fold, hold and squeeze: Holding by the four corners of a cheesecloth with one hand, squeeze out as much liquid as you can with another hand.
  • How much to squeeze? Squeeze really well. Quite a few times. I mean it! Count it as an arm workout for the day. I squeezed and then moved the cauliflower around a bit, and squeezed again. If your arm is sore for a bit after, you did it well.
  • Final product: You should be left with a cauliflower mash that is very-very dry
6. Form the Crust
  • Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F: If you cooked “rice” in the oven, it is a good idea to keep it on. And now is a good time to crank up the temperature for baking the crust.
  • Make pizza dough: Transfer squeezed cauliflower to a bowl. Add egg, oregano or basil, cheese, salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Prep baking sheet: Line rectangle or round baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and spray with cooking spray well. Can also use pizza stone but line and spray!
  • Flatten the crust: Using your hands, flatten pizza dough. Make it smaller than in the video. I made it a bit too thin and edges burnt a bit, which is not the end of the world though.
7. Bake the Crust
  • How long to bake? Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees F.
  • Make crispy: Flip and bake for a few more minutes until crispy.
  • Ready! Your healthy pizza crust is ready for topping. 
8.Add toppings and bake
  • Load it up in this order: Add pizza sauce, toppings, cheese and bake again until cheese is melted.
  • Not too much: Do not overload the crust with heavy toppings as you won’t be able to hold the slice then
Tada! Your healthy cauliflower crust pizza is ready! Tempting isn't it!? 



★ PIZZA'S AROUND THE WORLD 🌏!! 


Sfincione pizza, Sicily, Italy

The Sfincione is known as a thick-crust Sicilian pie in America. In Sicily, the thick, spongy crust is topped with bread crumbs, onions, and caciocavallo (a dry, crumbly cheese).


Adjaruli Khachapuri, Georgia

This baked cheese-and-egg-stuffed bread resembles a pizza boat. The cheese is usually a blend of mozzarella and feta or a more traditional imeruli and sulguni cheese.


Zapiekanka, Poland
This baguette like pizza, is sort ot like an open-faced sandwich, and topped with cheese, mushrooms, and a drizzle of Polish ketchup


Plain slice, New York City

This just might be the style of pizza we're most familiar with: A thin, crispy triangular slice topped with melted mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and sometimes other toppings. 


Deep-dish pizza, Chicago
Originating with Uno Pizzeria in 1943, Chicago style deep dish, is an extra-thick pie cooked in a pan with high sides, stuffed with cheese, and topped with a tangy layer of tomato sauce.

 
Margherita pizza, Naples, Italy

Also known as Neapolitan pizza, this Italian style is flash-baked in a wood oven for about 90 seconds, and topped with sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes, sparse gobs of fresh Buffalo mozzarella, basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. 


Okonomiyaki, Japan

Comparable to savory Japanese pancake, Okonomiyaki is made with cabbage and piled high with traditional seafood toppings and savory sauces like octopus, shrimp, pork, yam, and kimchi.




Pissaladiere, France

This ProvenΓ§al dish is usually served as an appetizer or a light lunch and made with caramelized onions, anchovies, onions, and herbs. 



Coca, Spain

Coca means pizza in Spanish . It starts with an olive oil-soaked flaky crust, and can be topped with any manner of sweet or savory toppings including mushrooms, spinach, anchovies, olives, pine nuts, and citrus rind. 


Banana pizza, Iceland

Banana is a popular pizza topping in Iceland, where concoctions like bananas and blue cheese, or banana and pineapple are common


 Tips to make your pizza healthy! 


Pizza is not only delicious but can also be a healthy meal choice when thought is put into its preparation.

Pizza can go either way: quintessential greasy junk food or healthy combo of fresh ingredients. Which one sounds better to you? Here's how to build a pie with a healthier profile.
1)    Give it a Whole-Grain Crust
You can make your own also using cauliflower.  Each satisfying slice will have extra fiber and protein.

2)    Use Lighter Cheeses
Go for big flavor and fewer calories by using a combination of part-skim mozzarella, sharp provolone and naturally lower-fat Parmesan.

3)    Load Up On Veggies
Pizza night is a great way to use up what's in the fridge. There are no rules--whatever you've got, toss it on.

4)    Mind Your Portions
Pizza is one of those foods that folks mindlessly shovel, so it's worth paying attention to portions (do you really need that third or fourth slice?!) 

5)    Go for Healthier Topppers
Instead of gobs of cheese, opt for hearty, healthy pizza toppers like roasted squash and meaty mushrooms.

6)    Choose Leaner Meats
Meat lovers don't have to lose out. Swap out fatty meats like pepperoni and pork sausage for thinly sliced (leaner) cuts of salami, turkey bacon and chicken sausage.

7)    Serve with Salad
Instead of simply eating less pizza, serve it up with a large salad.

Last but not the least, friends do not forget our Shastra teachings

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Ati Sarvatra Varjayet, 'Excess of Everything is bad’ contains a wholesome meaning and it explains that we should live our life in moderation and keep our desires and wants in control.

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Whenever I gets sick or I didn't have a big appetite, or even if I'm in hurry-worry due to shortage of time. Sandwich is the most loved & most preferred dish of mine. It is favourite dish of childrens & most important it is easy to carry while travelling also. So, not only me but the millions of people ate this little pint-sized meals that might have worked well as snacks too. This amazing little sandwich makes me crave for it... every single day ! 


    Sandwich is a snack which does not commonly feature on a restaurant menu but is a delightful variant which kids are sure to enjoy. Its popularity is not limited to any specific place, it is the World Wide Famous Dish with change in name with respective region. Like .....

1. The Philly Cheese Steak, USA
2. Doner Kebab, Turkey / Germany
3. Vada Pav, India
4. Gatsby, South Africa
5. Croque Madame, France
6. Chip Butty, UK
7. Banh Mi, Vietnam

1) How much Calories does the Sandwich contains ?

    The most common question by every health enthusiastic. So, 1 Vegetable Sandwich contains approx 266 calories. Out of which Carbohydrates comprises of 165 calories, Proteins account for 23 calories and remaining  78 calories comes from Fat.  
One Vegetable Sandwich fulfills about 13% of  total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.


2) Can Diabetics, Heart Patients & Over weight individuals can have Vegetable Sandwich?

Sad to say but No, this recipe is not good for Diabetics, Heart and weight loss. This recipe uses plain flour or maida to make bread which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabetics, heart patients.


3) Why peoples eats Sandwich ?

       One of the biggest reasons why people love to eat sandwiches is because they are often associated with comfort food. 
Comfort food can be something rich and satisfying. Most people grew up eating sandwiches, taking them to school for lunch, or having them as a quick dinner on a weeknight. Although your tastes may have been evolved beyond the basic ham and cheese. But, most people still associate sandwiches with their memories of childhood and with the loved ones.

Iconic Sandwiches around the world:

1. The Philly Cheese Steak, USA


2. Doner Kebab, Turkey/Germany


3. Vada Pav, India


4. Gatsby, South Africa


5. Croque Madame, France


6. Chip Butty, UK


7. Banh Mi, Vietnam


Time to be a Cook 😁

Recipe of Cheese Grilled Sandwich -

This sandwich type is most familiar with everyone. Its receipe can be quoted in a single sentence.
Two slices of bread with cheese in the middle, slapped onto a grill. 
Simple and satisfying.  The best thing about grilled cheese is that it can be adapted based on the local cuisine or personal preferences.

In U.S., grilled cheese often consists of a couple slices of packaged American cheese between two slices of bread. The options are really endless though. Try an imported cheese, or adding another ingredient or two to the middle, like bacon or avocado. Other countries also have their own version of grilled cheese, or different names for it. 

In France, you could order a Croquet Madame.

In England, they also have a simple version of grilled cheese, but it's called a "Toastie." 

Ditto for Australia, where they're called "Jaffles."

It doesn't really matter what you call it, or what the exact ingredients are, as long as there's melting & delicious cheese inside.

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Eid special Dessert "Sheer khurma"


  I think Semaya (vermicelli) is familiar with everyone belongs from pasta family. like semaya in every house regular it becomes sheer khurma during Eid.But yes it is main traditional food for muslim religion.
 
 There is not much different in both dishes except than the love of Eid and roza they will add inside.we can found this dish in Indian, Pakistan, Afganistan and the Central Asia's plates.

   "Divided by religion, but United by food"


                 Semaya (vermicalli) & dates will make knot together under the milk and makes our heart more healthy.because it contains rich fibres and nutrients which is beneficial for hearts life.adding saffron will gives extra boost of health.so overall coming in healthy food category.

                 Long time ago I had sheer khurma on the occasion of Eid e milad festive. During college days my friends usually invite for a meal and delicious dessert sheer khurma .There was fruits basket and the special white dessert in copper Bowl which shines in light.yes, it was sheer khurma.
   
Ingredients:

1.Semaya (Vermicelli)
2.Dates
3.Milk (cream)
4.Ghee
5.Saffron
6.Dry fruits (cashew, chironji, almonds, raisins, pista)
7.Rose petals (for look)


Preparation:

1. In a fresh pan add ghee if loves add extra.once gets hot add semaya and roast well till light golden brown color.
2. Take out roast semaya in separate bowl.Next add milk and saffron in pan and stairs continue till the structure of milk not get thicker.
3. Deep fully roasted semaya and sugar.Now wait for single boil.
4. Next chopped dates and dryfruits add in.
5. Surve in bowl and garnish with some Patel's of rose and chopped pista which looks pretty.

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DUMPLINGS! - BEYOND THE BORDERS OF INDIA! 

Hello guys We are back with another interesting food blog which will take you on a food safari all around the world in search of mouth watering, delicious, yum-tum, finger licking Dumplings!! 

Do you like momos? Oh Of Course you do! 
Did you know our mouth watering local momos are exotic dumplings? 

No matter where you are from you probably grew up eating dumplings, in one form or another! You might steam them, boil them, fry them or bake them and hey, let's not forget the endless options of fillings!! 

This definitely makes us curious to know about what types of Dumplings are found beyond the borders of India. Let me take you on a food safari to various countries famous for specific Dumplings! 
Are you ready? Let's go!

 CHINA 
Some of the earliest evidence of the dumplings dates back to over 1000 years ago in Chinese cuisine and while countless varieties exist in the country and we'll only talking about one, Xiao long boa. The ever-popular steamed soup dumpling consist of a delecate wrapper filled with broth and minced pork, crab or shrimp. Its typically served in bamboo basket. According to a legend, the first Xiao bao was created by Huang Mingxian, a food vendor who wanted to update the classical dumpling and stand out amid his competitors.  




ITALY
The dumplings are folded to look like an ear of wheat. Haling from the province of Ogliastra,they are typically filled with potatoes, pecorino cheese, lard, onion, garlic and mint but can also be filled with ricotta spinach or chard and saffron. They are often served with a drizzle of tomato sauce and topped with pecorino.
 


VIETNAM
This breakfast dumpling is most popular in northern Vietnam and is made of thick rice flour and broth paste filled with ground pork shallots, wood ear mushrooms and seasonings. The dough and filling are then stuffed into a banana leaf formed into a pyramid and steamed. You can find it at many street vendors in Vietnam.




NEPAL
These Nepali momos are usually filled with meat, vegetables and/or cheese and served with a tomato - based dipping sauce. Some Nepali vendors in Kathmandu have even filled momos with Snickers and Mars Bars to accomdate tourists.




BRAZIL
Coxinhas which translates to "little thighs" are popular Brazilian street food made of a thick dough that is filled with seasoned shredded chicken and then shaped to look like a chicken leg. Its then breaded deep fried, and drenched in hot sauce.




TAIWAN
One of the national dishes of Taiwan, ba-Wan is among the country's most prevalent street foods. This iconic dumpling consist of rice flour and potato starch wrapper. Filled with pork, bamboo and mushrooms. It can be steamed or fried and is typically served with a sweet and spicy sauce or rice broth.


PORTUGAL
These breaded, deep-fried dumplings are aslo known as shrimp pockets or shrimp turnovers and they consist of a Flour- based, buttery dough filled with a creamy mixture of shrimp, onion and parsely.
They're perfect as snacks or appetizers! 




SOUTH KOREA 
This dumpling's defining filling is kimchi but it can also include tofu shrimp, pork, cabbage bean sprouts, onions, scallions and mushrooms. Mandu can be steamed deep fried pan fried or boiled are usually served in soup or alone in a dipping sauce. Korean dumplings were traditionally prepared for ancestral rights and enjoyed most on cold winter days.



 
 PHILIPPINES 
Pinsec frito is a deep fried dumpling and is usually served with dipping sauces such as sweet and sour spiced vinegar, banana ketchup or mang Tomas or a Filipino sauce. It makes a great appetizer.




JAPAN
This Japanese dumplings that is especially popular in Nagano, consist of fermented buckwheat dough filled with various vegetables, seafood, or a Korean bean paste. Its then cooked on an iron pan. Traditionally gyoza was eaten by farmers during lunch breaks and made inside an irori a traditional fireplace at a farmhouse. 




SPAIN
Though derived from France, croquetas de Jamon have become an essential dish in Spanish tapas. Featuring one of Spanish's most iconic foods Serrano ham. Formed from a mixture of potato eggs, bechamel sauce and ham. They're then breaded and fried. 




RUSSIA 
 A small Siberian dumpling widely consumed across Russia. Pelmeni is considered one of Russia's national dishes. It consist of a thin wrapper that can be stuffed with anything from ground meat or fish to mushrooms, onions or cabbage. They range from mild to very spicy with fillings varying between regions and family recipes. 



As you can see the diversity of dumplings is apparent in cultures all around the globe! I personally think dumplings are amazing, because everyone loves it. If you say dumplings everyones faces will lights up! 
I do love those soft evenings by the busy street standing against a local momo vendor and gupping those bite-sized,hot, poppable momos with loads of savory chutney balanced with subtle mayonnaise. And I would love to try variety of Momos all around the world. 
 
Here’s a joke... 
Why couldn’t the momo run?
It had a chut-knee injury... Haha! 

So dear folks! Which dumplings are your favorite?
Which country would you like to visit to try dumplings!? 

And do let us know how much you love our local, street dumplings - momos! 
Lots of love! tudu...!