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Papdi Chat

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At the Corner of the street, 3 men are standing with their handcart. All of them are having all types of Chat. They do all preparation, and when we want to eat, we just go to them and ask for our favorite chat.

When I was doing my Graduation Degree, next to my hostel, was a street and on that street, there was a row of people, who are standing with their Handcart and are selling all types of chat and Gol-Gappe. Everyday, me and my friends we use to have our favorite chats there as an evening snacks. I really miss those days and those yummy spicy and crunchy chat. Now, I would like to share recipe of one of my favorite chat- Papdi Chat.

Ingredients -
All Purpose Flour - 2 cupSalt to tasteSemolina - 1/4 cupCooking Oil - 1/2 cupYogurt - 1/2 cupTamarind Chutney- 1/2 cupGreen Chutney - 1/2 cupRed Chilli Powder - 1 tbspAamchur Powder - 1tbspCumin (Jeera) Powder - 1tbspOnion (chopped) - 1 ucpGreen Chilli - 1/4 cup + 2 complete chillisPotato (Boiled and cut in pieces) - 1 bowlCholey - 2 BowlCil…

Jalebi

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Jalebi is one of the most famous sweet dish of India. It is one of those dishes which is loved by everybody, younger or elder. Every member of family loves to enjoy Jalebi's and when it comes in a combination of Rabri, it is the best sweet dish ever. In every sweet shops, we get jalebi. There are few varieties of Jalebi, and among them the most common is known as Jalebi and Imrati. The recipe of Imrati will also be following shortly. Right now, just talk about Jalebi.

I still remember, when we were small, me and my siblings, we use to wait for Independence Day and Republic Day, as we get the hot jalebis on this particular day. So, here is the delicious recipe of Jalebi for everyone.


Ingredients - 
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup + 2 tbspMilk - 1 1/2 cup + 1tbspSugar- 2 cupsCardamom Powder - 1tspOrange Color - 1tsp
Directions - 
Mix All purpose flour with milk, and keep on beating for 30 minutes.Cover it and keep it in the warm place for 24 hours.After 24 hours, take out the mixture and …

Vrat Wale Aloo Tikki (Potato Cutlet for Fasting)

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Fasting in Navratri doesn't mean, that we need to eat tasteless and bland food. Some people eat rock salt in their food and do fasting for all 9 days of the festival. Here, is 1 of the delicious Recipe for Worshipers.

Ingredients - 
Potato - 4 (big)Salt or Rock Salt to tastePaneer (grated)- 1/2 cupCashews (roasted ) - 1/4 cupRed Chilli Powder - 1/2 tspCumin Powder - 1tsp Aamchur powder - 1tspCilantro leaves - 15-16 leaves (Optional)Directions - 
Boil Potato and mash.Add salt, Red Chilli Powder and Cumin Powder in the mashed Potato.

In an another bowl, mix grated Paneer with roasted Cashews and Cilantro Leaves.Add salt, red chilli Paneer with Aamchur Powder.Mix it thoroughly. Divide the whole mixture in equal 10 parts.Roll it in a bowl.Press it in center by a thumb.Fill it with a Paneer mixture.

Cover it again so that it turns into a ball.Deep fry it, till it turns golden brown in color. Serve it hot with any Chutney or Sauce.

Navratri Puja

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Navratri -

Navratri is an important festival of India, dedicated to Goddess Durga. This festival is for 10 days and 9 nights. In these 9 days, 9 forms of Goddess Durga is being worshipped. The Last day of the Puja, is called as Vijyadashmi. In different parts of India, it is celebrated in different forms. It is said to be the important festival of West Bengal, Gujarat and Mumbai.

In 2012, the Navratri dates are from 16th of Oct to 24th of Oct. Vijyadashmi is celebrated on 24th of Oct'12. Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess.



First 3 days - 
First 3 days of the festival is for the goddess who is known as Durga also known as Kali in order to destroy all our impurities.











Second 3 days - 
The Second 3 days is devoted to Goddess Lakshmi. The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth. Goddess Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth, as she is the goddess of wealth.












Third …

Spicy Onion Egg Curry

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When it comes to Eggs, I am very fond of Egg Curry. Like me their must be more people, who are really fond of eggs. So, every time I am looking for a different but yummy preparation of egg. Yesterday, after some discussion with my friend, thought of giving this recipe a try. Never thought it will turn out so yummy. This is a spicy preparation and will definitely be loved by those who are looking for a different preparation. So, lets try making egg curry through this recipe. We also have some benefits of consuming eggs.

Few benefits of eating eggs are listed below-


Improves Concentration-
Eggs provides a good nutrition which increases child’s ability to learn. It helps in increasing-Concentration levelMath and reading skillsAttendanceMaintains Healthy Weight-
Eggs are the best source of protein which contains all essential amino acids for human body. Eggs are a great nutritional value for those trying to lose weight and maintain healthy weight.Brain Development-
Egg yolk, stimulates…

Precautions and Remedies from Cold for whole family

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Now, the Fall is here. Weather has started getting much cooler now. And in few days, it will be much colder. The sudden change in weather, prone to cough and cold. We need to protect ourselves and our family.

We love our family, and it hurts when  we see them coughing or in fever especially the  small members of the family. Now, I would like to share some common home remedies for every1 in family. Spend only 10 minutes everyday in taking care of your family and give 5 minutes to yourself, and say bye-bye to cough and cold.

Lets start with the infants (0-3 months), lets know what are the steps we should take to protect them in cold-
In night, when they r sleeping, apply 1 drop of mustard oil in their feet. Cover them. (Do it only in winters)If possible, give them massage with oil (which suits their skin), before giving them bath. And if Oil massage is not possible, give them massage by moisturizer, after bath. (this is for babies older than 2 months)Do not leave your child open or in wet …