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Banana Tips

Banana Tips

Banana is a very good fruit for human health. It is filled with energy. 2 bananas can fill your belly and give the satisfaction of having a full meal. If the banana fruit is too ripe, people often give it to the cows. We worship cows. Why should we give ...

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Tips for Cooling Down in Hot Weather

Making good curd: Some people like curd very much. They feel they should have quality curd. This is an interesting method to make good quality curd. Heat milk again after it boils once and let it cool to the room temperature. Add a little buttermilk or curd to it. Cool ...

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Diwali Festive Sweets (Part V)

Today is Govardhan Pooja and Annakoota. Today, it is traditionally accepted that we eat food and snacks prepared in our own kitchen. No outside food or ones given by someone other than close family members cooking in one kitchen. Most importantly, milk rice and curd rice are made today. Among ...

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Diwali Festive Sweets (IV)

Today is Lakshmi Pooja. It is time to make 5 sweets and 1-2 salty dishes. Among the 5 sweets, teratti pal, pal payasam, sheera, abhisheka panchamritam and naivedya panchamritam can be made. Naivedya Panchamritam: Beat as many seedless dates as you want in milk. Beat 5 sapota fruits also in ...

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Diwali Festive Sweets (Part III)

Today is Naraka Chaturdashi. It is imperative that one sweet and one salty dish be made at home. Take one glass chana dal and one glass moong dal. Pour one heaped teaspoon good quality ghee in a preheated kadhai. Roast the moong dal in it and keep it aside. Pour ...

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Diwali Festive Sweets – Part II

Today is Dhantrayodashi. People visit friends and relatives from this day during Diwali. We suggest here an easily made fresh sweet for today. Take a grated coconut. Grate some jaggery and keep it separately. Keep diamond sugar crystals in one small bowl separately. There are some fennel seed peppermints available ...

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Diwali Festive Sweets

Diwali begins from Rama Ekadashi during Kartik month. The daughter-in-law coming from a doctor family was in jeopardy as to preparing sweets for Diwali. The doctor did not like to store sweets and insisted on finishing the same within the day it is prepared. The daughter-in-law called my Mom. Mom ...

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Culinary Tips

When green peas and carrots are cooked, they lose colour. But if you add ½ teaspoon sugar while making the dish, the colour stays intact. While making chips of potato, tapioca, banana and arum, while drying the vegetable slices on newspaper, if we add some masala to them, they taste ...

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Kitchen Tips

Washing dishes is a chore. How can we be absolutely sure that the utensils are clean and are clear of all micro-organisms? Yes, there is a way. Keep a cloth wetted in a neem decoction and sun-dried with you always. The last rinse should always be in this decoction and ...

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Kitchen Tips

1. Do not leave vessels in the sink at night. Rinse with water and leave them elsewhere. Clean the sink and sprinkle some rock salt on it so that pests are held at bay. 2. Clean the kitchen platform every night with detergent and water. Pour Dettol water in the ...

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