Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Hariyali Teej 2021: Try Delicious Sweet Corn (Maize) Cheela

Hariyali Teez 2021

Today is 11th August 2021 and our whole country is celebrating “Hariyali Teej”. Especially the northern part of India celebrates it the most.  So, on this auspicious occasion, I am going to share a simple, healthy, quick, and delicious recipe called "Sweet Corn (Maize) Cheela" .


Here enjoy the Sweet Corn Cheela Recipe:

Prep Time: 15 minutes   
Cooking Time: 15 minutes   
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup of boiled sweet corn
  2. 3-4 tablespoon Besan
  3. 2 green chillies finely chopped or as per your taste.
  4. 1 finely chopped Onion
  5. 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste.
  6. 1 tablespoon Kasuri methi.
  7. Half tablespoon carom seeds
  8. Half teaspoon of asafoetida (hing)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Water as required
  11. Oil for frying 

Instructions: 

  1. Boil the corn.
  2. Drain the water completely and grind it into the smooth batter. Use a little water to adjust the consistency.
  3. Pour the batter into a bowl and beat it until it becomes fluffy and light. 
  4. Now add all the above ingredients into the batter and mix it properly.

corn cheela

sweet corn cheela


Cooking Process:
  1. Put tablespoon oil on Tawa and spread it.
  2. Now take 2-3 tablespoons of batter and spread it tawa in circular motion.
  3. Make a chapatti size corn cheela or as per your choice size and cook it in medium flame. 
  4. Now flip it and cook it till it turns out golden brown.
  5. After cooking it from both sides take it out and serve hot with some chutney or sauce. 

Some points to be noted:
  1. The batter should not be very thick or thin. The consistency of the batter should be like Pakoda batter, easily spreadable but not flowy.
  2. You can make the size of chilla as per your choice.
  3. Use the oil around the cheela if needed while you are flipping it.

Try this super soft and delicious Corn cheela and let me know your experience. 


Saturday, March 6, 2021

IBIS STYLES GOA CALANGUTE - HOTEL REVIEW

My social media accounts are flooded with the posts of ‘GOA Trip’. Those lovely pictures posted by friends and family remind me of last year's trip to Goa. That was my first trip to GOA

For so many months we were restricted to travel anywhere and were bound to be at home because of the increasing cases of COVID 19 Pandemic. Those lockdown days were really depressing for everyone, especially for the people who love traveling. And now gradually when things are getting back to normal we all really need a short trip. But still, we can not take chances and be careless while traveling. As there is still no vaccine for COVID 19 disease, we only can take precautions to prevent it and to be safe.  

While planning a trip, the most important thing that clicks into our mind is ‘Where to stay in Goa?’ Obviously, the place should be safe, tidy, good food and family-friendly. There are so many options to stay in GOA like, hotels, resorts, shacks, homestays, etc. You can go for any of them as per your budget and needs. 

Well, Today I am going to share my experience with the hotel I stayed in. This post is going to be very beneficial for those who are planning to visit GOA and are confused with the question “Where to stay in GOA?”. Exactly, this post is going to be a ‘HOTEL REVIEW’. 

After the environment, with which I was really fascinated was the hotel I stayed in. The hotel's name is Ibis Styles Goa Calangute. I found it a Budget-friendly hotel in GOA as well as a Family-friendly hotel in Goa.

Hotel IBIS Styles Goa Calangute Review - Where to Stay in GOA


IBIS Styles is one of the properties of ACCOR Hotels. IBIS Style is also located in different parts of the states in India. It's a 3-star hotel and I would say one of the best hotels in Goa near all popular beaches. The hotel is located 5 mins away from Tivai beach, 7 minutes from Calangute, 10 minutes from Candolim, and 10 minutes from Baga beach, if you travel by bike or car. 

IBIS STYLE GOA HOTEL VIEW

When you enter the hotel, the staff welcomes you with a welcome drink and a beautiful flower tiara. The hotel staff is very cooperative and well behaved. They manage everything within the time. The reception area is beautifully decorated and has a proper sitting arrangement. Your luggage will be carried by the staff to your room. 

The hotel rooms are not so big, not so small but sufficient for couples and 2 kids. All of their rooms are pool views with a small balcony. The hotel is surrounded by greenery. They have a centralized Air condition system with remote control with which you can manage the temperature accordingly. As I said it is a Family-friendly hotel therefore it is designed accordingly.  People who are with their Kids need special facilities and the hotel provides all from food to play and a pool area. They have separate pools for kids and adults. You can enjoy their play area with your kids. If you are a fitness freak you can easily find a gym for your routine exercise. You can also enjoy cycle riding inside the hotel area.

IBIS STYLE GOA CALANGUTE HOTEL ROOM

The breakfast is complimentary and perfect for every age group. You will find varieties in breakfast buffets every day. They have a restaurant called ‘SPICE IT’ and a bar ‘THE HUB’ where you can enjoy your drinks and food. They also provide food in your room. 

They have good room service. You will have a neat and tidy room every day. The washroom has all the complimentary toiletries. We planned to visit places with a bike so we asked them if they can provide any. Luckily they also arrange bikes and cars for rent, though there are many dealers out there we found it safe to get it from the hotel. You just need to have ID Proof with you. I would advise you to check your bike properly and always have pictures or videos before getting charge. 

IBIS STYLE GOA BIKE ON RENT

We were there for 5 days and it was amazing to be there. The hotel is near to everything as it is in the center of the Calangute. We booked the hotel from their website and it was hassle-free. If you want there are other websites too from where you can book it. 

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HOTEL AMENITIES 
  • Online Check-in
  • Parking available
  • Free WIFI/Internet Access
  • Accessibility for the people with reduced mobility
  • Air Conditioned
  • 24 Hrs Reception service
  • Laundry(paid)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool area for adults and children
  • Gym center
  • Beat and water sports (Paid)
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • 1 Restaurant 1 Bar
  • Room Service
  • 2 Meeting Rooms with copy/print service
I think that I have covered almost everything about my hotel experience. Below are some questions I have found related to the hotel, I tried to answer them and I think the rest of the things will be covered in those questions. 

Question: What are check-in and check-out timings?
Answer: Check-in timings are: 15:00 & Check-out timings are: 12:00

Question: What are the languages spoken by staff?
Answer: They can speak English as well as Hindi, which I think is enough to communicate in India.

Question: Is Bathtub available in Rooms?
Answer: No, there is no bathtub in rooms but you will get a hand shower.

Question: What is the cost of booking?
Answer: the cost of reservation depends on the season and other factors, you can check their website for the updated information.

Question: What is the distance between airport and hotel IBIS Style Goa?
Answer: It is 19.4 Kms and took 1 hour. 

Question: Is there any Casino?
Answer: No casino available in the hotel.

Question: Do they provide Cab facility for the airport?
Answer: Yes they do. You can book a cab for the airport one day before check-out.

Below is the ADDRESS and Contact number of the hotel for reference:

Address & Contact details:
IBIS STYLES GOA CALANGUTE HOTEL
Survey 166, Naikawaddo, Calangute Bardez, 403516 - Goa, INDIA
PHONE. (+91)832 6716000 - FAX. (+91)832 6716099

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Product Review | Hyaluronic Acid+Vitamin E

 PRODUCT REVIEW - SKINCARE / BEAUTY PRODUCT

Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review

So, Today’s review product is a Beauty Skincare product. The much-needed product in winter. I am going to give a review on a Skincare product known as “Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser”. So without wasting the time let's get started.

Company Claims: Pond’s super light gel is an oil-free moisturizer. It provides you with non-sticky glowing skin. The moisturizer contains Hyaluronic Acid+Vitamin E. Company claims that it is for all skin types and suitable in all seasons to use. 

Product Description (Product review):

Consistency: Pond’s super light gel, as the name suggests, is a Gel-based product that is non-stick, non-greasy, smooth, gel form, neither runny nor too thick, it's just perfect. Easily goes absorbed in the skin.

Color: The color of the product is light blue and gel form just like aloe vera gel. 

Fragrance: It has a very light or mild smell that goes off after a few minutes of application.

Packaging: The product comes in a round shape blue plastic container. Covered with a peel-off silver sheet. 

Pricing and Weight: 147 g of product is at Rs. 299/ MRP. You can get the product online at a good discount. 

For ingredients please refer to the below image.👇

PONDS SUPER LIGHT GEL OIL FREE MOISTURISER INGREDIENTS

Pros:
  • Non-sticky, non-greasy, and very light on the skin.
  • Very mild fragrance which stays for some time. 
  • It has Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E
  • It quickly absorbs in the skin.
  • It is an oil and Paraben free moisturizer 
  • Easily available in the market as well as Online 

Cons:
  • No SPF 
  • Only suitable for oily to normal skin 
Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review

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My Personal Honest Product Review on ‘Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser’ after Use:

Pond’s super light gel is of course a non-sticky and non-greasy moisturizer, as it is in Gel form. Like every time in every skincare product review I mention that I have dry skin and it becomes extremely dry in winters. As the company has mentioned that it is for all skin types, but I am absolutely not happy with the product. It disappointed me when I realized that it hardly stays on my skin for 1-2 hrs. No doubt it is completely absorbed by the skin and smooths your skin too. But there is no moisture in it. When I apply it, it feels like I am applying aloe vera gel on my face. It has the same texture as an aloe vera gel product has. 

Frequent Questions about the Product:

Is Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser good for Oily skin?
As the product is of Gel based therefore it is absolutely suitable for Oily skin. 

Is Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser good for Dry skin?
After using the product, with my personal experience, I would say ‘NO’. This product might be good on oily skin but it is not for Dry skin. It might work in summer on dry skin.

Product Review Ratings: 3/5