Monday, July 30, 2018

How To Make Tea In Microwave


I have a microwave and I rarely use it or I can say I only use it to warm food or sometime to make Dhokla and Idlies (Indian recipes).  I never tried to make anything else except these, as I use LPG for cooking on daily basis. I also have heard and read on internet, that food cooked in microwave is not good for our health; I don’t know how much it is true.  

Well, few days back our LPG cylinder got empty and it was going to take few days to get a filled one, as we forgot to book it before.  We are evening Tea lovers and I know we were not going to enjoy it more, until we get our new cylinder delivered. We were craving for our evening tea. And there is a proverb i.e., “Where there is a will, there is a way”😁. I decided to find a method to prepare tea in microwave. I started searching on YouTube and finally found a simple and easy method. Today I am going to share it with you all. So let’s get started.

Ingredients (for 2 people):
  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1 cup water
  3. Sugar to your taste
  4. 2 tablespoons Tea leaves
  5. Use cardamom, cinnamon or ginger whatever you like for flavor. 

Method and timings:                                                                                   

Use microwave friendly Bowl, put all the above ingredients and cook it for 4 and half minutes on high watt (mine is 900 watt). That’s it your tea is ready to enjoy.

Note: Use a deep and wide bowl, so that the boiling tea would not come out of it. The quantity of water and milk depends on your choice. Some people like less milk and more water and some vice versa.
microwave tea

a cup of tea
Hope you enjoyed. Try it once and let me know your experience.💗

Friday, July 20, 2018

DIY Honey Banana Hair Mask and Review


The most important part of your face is your hairs. Hairs enhance your personality. We do many hair styles to change our look. Male or female all need healthy, strong, smooth and shiny hair. The market is full of hair products like hair mask, serums, shampoos, conditioners, hair oils and so on. In this fast moving life, where, we don’t have time not even for food, we run after all the possible quick fixes for everything. But the reality is every product is made up of chemicals. We are searching natural benefits in every chemical product. If you really need natural help for yourself then you need to go for natural things.

Few days back, I tried DIY Honey and Banana hair mask for my hairs. You just need 2 ingredients to prepare this mask. 
  1. 1 ripe banana 
  2. 1 tablespoon of Honey

Method:

Mash the ripe banana properly, here with "properly" I mean try to make a smooth lump free paste. Now add 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Apply this mask with your hand and leave it for half an hour. Now wash your hairs with your regular shampoo.

This mask works well on frizzy and dry hairs. We all know the health benefit of banana. It is a complete food and good for every age. Banana contains fiber, anti-oxidants, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, protein, carbohydrate and fat.  Banana and honey’s properties soften the hair, protect from split ends and breakage and maintain the hair’s natural elasticity.  

Review: This mask is no doubt little messy and would be difficult to clean the hair easily. Even while combing you will find banana’s particle on floor, but you will definitely find your hair much smoother than before.

Note: You can mix 1 tablespoon curd for dry hairs and 1 tablespoon lemon for oily hairs in the mask.

Give it a try and let me know your experience.💗



Sunday, July 8, 2018

My first time with Onion Posto Recipe


Hello everyone, I am back with my new blog and this time I am going to share my experience with a Bangla dish called Onion Posto or Pyaaz Posto. This dish was totally new to me as I never tasted or even heard about this. I would like to share a short story behind this dish before sharing the recipe.

One weekend I and my husband went to my sister’s place to see her sister-in-law’s new born baby. There we meet her mother in law too. It was a normal get-together.  They made lunch for us and there I found a new dish, yes, it was Onion Posto. I asked to my sister about it and she told me that it was made by her mother in law. It was one of the favourite dishes of my sister’s husband. The dish was so simple but good in taste. After lunch I asked her the recipe. She told me it was made by onion and posto which is called poppy seeds in English. I was aware about the poppy seeds but it was first time when I saw it at her place.  I asked about the recipe and decided to make it, as, it was easy to cook with simple ingredients.

Next time, when I went to the market I picked up poppy seeds, as it was the main ingredient of this recipe. And this was the first time I am using it in my life, as I never had poppy seeds at my home before and my mother also never used it. So, all the ingredients were with me and it was the time to cook. And the dish came out so good.  I and my husband enjoyed it. 

This recipe is so simple and quick that anyone can try it. So, here I am sharing this with you all. Try it once and do let me know.

Ingredients for Onion Posto Recipe:
  1. 3-4 medium size Onions
  2. 3-4 green chillies (as I do not use red chilli powder much, but if do, u can use it too as per your taste)
  3. 3 tablespoons of Poppy seeds (grind it and make a smooth batter)
  4. 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  5. 3-4 tablespoons oil
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Half tablespoon of turmeric powder 

Steps:
  1. Heat the oil and put mustard seeds.
  2. Once the mustard seeds started popping out put green chillies in it.
  3. Fry it for a while and now add Onions.
  4. Fry it again and now add turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Once the onions are soft and translucent, pour the poppy seeds paste in it.
  6. Cook for another 5 minutes


And your Onion posto is ready to serve 😃

Onion Posto

I made a small video on it and uploaded on my YouTube channel. Here you can watch it 👉Onion Posto or Pyaaz posto recipe

Keep reading and keep sharing. 💗