Thursday, October 28, 2010

Karva Chauth Festival

Karva Chauth is a festival celebrated in India. The fast of Karva Chauth is kept by women for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. Lot of tradition is associated with the festival of Karwa Chauth. Breaking the day long fasting after moon-sighting is one such long tradition which has been passed over from one generation to the other. The fasting ritual during Karwa Chauth signifies the unending love, respect and devotion of a wife towards her husband.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Love is precious in many ways.
Love is embrace passion.
Love is eternal happiness.
Love is heart felt emotions.
Love is the understanding of one another.
Love is that special someone.
Love is flying without wings.
Love is the joy you feel with someone.
Love is caring for someone special.
Love is that who touches your heart.
Love is what makes your heart beat.
Love is the healing power of your heart and soul.
Love is that beauty within.
Love is what makes dreams come true.
Love is the fuel of the heart and soul.
Love is the foundation of life.
Love is the meaning of life.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Recipe Corner

Bread Kofta

Ingredients :

Bread : 6 slices
Potatoes : 4
Red Chillipowder :1tsp
Salt - 2 tsps
Water - to soak bread

For curry :

Oil : 6 tbsp
Onions : 2
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curd - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 8
Coriander leaves - 1 bunch

For filling :

Oil - 2 tbsp
Onions-2 big
Panneer - 25 g
Green chillies - 2
Red chilli powder - 1tsp

Grind to paste :

Garlic - 4 flakes
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece

Method :

1. Boil potatoes, peel and mash.
2. Soak bread slices one by one in water. Take out and squeeze the water from slices and mix with mashed potatoes, chilli powder and salt.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and saute till light brown.
4. Add Paneer, fry for a while, then add chopped green chillies, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Keep aside.
5. Prepare small balls from the dough of bread and potatoes, flatten on the palm
6. Stuff the filling in the middle and close all around. Deep fry these koftas in hot oil, till golden brown and keep aside.

To make curry :

1.Heat little oil in a pan. Add onions and fry till golden brown.
2. Add ground masala and fry till it separates from oil.
3. Add 1 tbsp of curd, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
4. Saute till oil is separated.
5. Add another tbsp of curd and continue to fry till oil is separated.
6. Mix tomatoes and fry. Pour one cup of water and boil till the gravy becomes thick.
7. Add koftas just before serving. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tips for Beautiful Skin

Every lady wants to be beautiful. She tries every trick to make her skin lovely. To get that beautiful glowing skin she opt for going to beauty parlour, spa or salon. There are so many ways to get that glow on ur skin. Here some beneficial tips for ur skin:

* To give ur face a fresh look, use cleanser, toner & moisturiser daily. Protect ur skin as much as can.

* Exfoliate ur skin once in a week. Exfoliation make ur skin soft & supple. Exfoliation not only removes dead skin but also it allows skin care products to enter skin deeply.

* Take a balanced diet which includes vitamin A, B & C. Crash diet has bad effect on ur skin.

* Drink lots of water 10-15 glasses a day. Water helps to remove toxins present in ur skin.

* Get a salon treatment once in a month. Skin treatments are given according to ur age & skin type.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beautiful New You With Special Ingredients

Eating the right food can give extra boost to ur look. so here r the special ingredients to make ur skin glow.

Berries have a high content of antioxidants(subatances that protect the cells) giving them anti-ageing & deep cleansing properties. They keep skin youthful & repair any inflammatory damage. They r also recommended for digestion & to heal degenerative diseases. They r best eaten raw.

Yummy Strawberry dish: Toss into a blender a cup of frozen stawberries(or berries of ur choice) two cups of milk, a tbsp of honey & a tsp of vanilla essence.

For clear, glowing & youthful skin, eat plums. They r rich in antioxidants & other nutrients that help the skin stay youthful, clear & glowing. Eat them raw.

Yummy plum dish: For delicious stewed plums, combine sugar(3/4 cup), 1/2 cup water &
a cinnamon stick. Boil for 3 mins. until thick. Add 1 kg plums & bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer stewed plums for about 10 mins or until the plums r tender.

They r good for ur hair, teeth, bones,skin & eyesight. They r best eaten raw. The beta carotene in carrots get converted into Vitamin A which means better vision & bone growth for ur body.

Yummy Carrot dish: Combine 500g carrots, 1/2 cup raisins, /2 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp mayonnaise & 1 tsp honey in a small bowl. Chill for several hours or overnight. Serve
in a lettuce lined bowl.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recipe Corner

White Gravy

Onion quartered 4 large
Cashew nuts 1 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Garlic paste 1 tbsp
Ginger paste 1 tbsp
Green cardamoms 2
Green chillies, slit 2
Mawa(khoya) grated 1/4 cup
Yogurt whisked 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
White pepper powder 1/2 tsp

* Place onions in a pan. Add a cup of water & boil till soft. Drain & cool. Grind in to a smooth paste.
* Soak cashew nuts in half cup of warm water for half an hour & grind to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan & add boiled onion paste. Stir & add garlic paste, ginger paste, green cardamoms, slit green chillies. Stir & add grated mawa & cashew nuts paste. Stir.
* Add 1/2 cup of water & mix. cook on low heat for 5-10 mins.
* Add whisked yogurt, salt & white pepper powder. Stir & cook for a min.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tips On Ironing Shirt

* After washing, give the shirt a quick shake & ideally put it on hanger so that it falls into its natural shape as it dries. Avoid it just spreading on the clothesline.

* Before ironing, spray the shirt liberally with water & begin by ironing the collar on the "wrong" side, starting from the outer corner. Repeat on the right side, pulling the corner up as it's ironed inwards- this will create a neat curve.

* Next, the yoke should be ironed - first on the wrong side, & then on the right side. She should then go on to the cuffs, again starting the ironing from the outer edge.

* The backs should be tackled on the wrong side. And then, the sleeves need to be ironed. They should be smoothed on the ironing board while ironing. Careful attention should be paid to the gathers around the cuffs & the seams around the armholes. Sleeves can be ironed with or without creases.

* Finally the two front sections need to be ironed. Your help should move the iron around buttons & flatten out any creases along the armhole seams.

* The shirt should be left to air on a hanger for a while before turning to the wardrobe.

Friday, October 8, 2010


zindagi do pal ki
life is for 2 seconds
zindagi do pal ki

intezar kab tak hum karenge bhala
for how long should we wait ?

tumhe pyaar kab tak na karenge bhala
for how long you won't fall in love ?

zindagi do pal ki
life is for 2 seconds

dil mein tumhari chupa di hai mene to apni yeh jaan
i've hidden my soul/life in your heart

abb tumhi isko sambhalo humein apna hosh kahan
you take care of it now, i've lost my senses

bekhudi do pal ki
intoxication/eagerness is for 2 seconds

zindagi do pal ki
intezar kab tak
hum karenge bhala
tumhe pyaar kab tak na karenge bhala

ek chota sa vaada is umar se zyada sachcha hain sanam
one small promise that's more truthfull than this lifetime/life, my beloved

har modh par saath is liye rahete hain ab dono
we're together in every turn/curve, that's why we live together

dosti do pal ki
friendship is for 2 seconds

zindagi do pal ki
intezar kab tak
hum karenge bhala
tumhe pyaar kab tak na karenge bhala

zindagi do pal ki
zindagi do pal ki.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hair Style

Use of Heated Roller on Straight Hair

* Just take a medium sized roller & place it in the middle of a section ur hair.

* Start at the forehead & work backwards from there. Place the rollers in the front first & then place the rest in between two rollers till u reach the end.

* Leave smaller rollers for the back & medium ones for the top.

* Leave them to set for 20 minutes & open gently.

* Do not comb; just run ur fingers through & u r done!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

1 3/4 kgs. Red carrots peeled & grated
1/4 cup Milk
2 cups Sugar
400gms. Khoya crumbled(whole dried milk)
7tbsp Ghee
20 Almonds blanched & sliced

1. Put carrots & milk into cooker.
2. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Remove cooker immediately from heat. Release pressure with slight lifting of vent weight. Open cooker.
3. Place cooker with carrots on high heat. Add sugar. Cook till liquid dries up(approximately 15 mins., stirring occasionally. Add khoya & ghee. Cook till ghee shows separately(approximately 10 mins.), stirring constantly. Serve hot, garnnished with almonds.