Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Mix 2 teaspoon tomato juice and 4 tablespoon buttermilk and apply on the face. Leave for 1/2 hour, and wash off.
Mix olive oil with equal quantity of vinegar and apply an hour before your bath for sunburn relief
Make a paste of Barley, turmeric and yogurt in equal proportions. Apply it over the area of sunburns for sunburn relief.
A thin paste of sandalwood applied to the sunburn area is beneficial
Sunday, September 20, 2009
1- half kg prawns
2- 10 dried red chili pepper
3- 2 tsp cumin seeds
4- 1 tsp turmeric powder
5- 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
6- tbs oil
7- 2 large onion thinly sliced
8- salt as required
9- one cup coconut
10-mint and coriander leaves for granish
1- Grind the chilie, cumin and coriander seeds in a grinder and set aside.
2- Process the thick coconut with ground spices, turmeric , ginger and garlic paste and set aside.
3-Heat the oil in a shallow pan.Add the chopped onion cook it until it get reddish brown.Add coconut spice mixture and and cook until the liquid evaporates and oil separate from the paste.
4- Stir in the reserved thin coconut milk and let it simmer until reduced to a creamy sauce.Add salt to taste.
5- Stir the prawns into the sauce and cook a few minutes until the prawns are just cooked don't over cook that .Serve with steamed rice.
6- garnish with mint and coriander leaves.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
1- cheddar cheese 2 cup
2- green chilies 4 to 5
3- bread slices 4 cup
4- oil for frying
5- salt as per taste
6- black pepper 1 tbs
7- 1 egg
8- bread crumbs one cup
9-fresh coriander and mint leaves 2 tbs
1- Take Grated cheese in a bowl then take bread slices soak them in the water drain all the water.
2-Mix cheese and bread slices add, salt ,green chilies, coriander and mint leaves ,black pepper and make small balls .
3- Dip the ball in the egg batter then roll it in the bread crumbs and deep fry it in the oil.
4-Serve hot with ketcup.
Friday, September 18, 2009
|Some home remedies for acne cure|
1.Orange peel pounded well with water. Applied to affected acne areas
3.Rub the pimple( acne) with a fresh cut clove of garlic.
5.Clove based face mask or a paste of Fenugreek (Methi ) leaves applied overnight on acne and washed off next morning
1-1/2 lb vermicelli. Vermicelli usually comes in 1 lb packages, so about 1/2 a package.
2-1/2 cup olive
3-1/2 onion, minced
3-2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
4-2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper
1 In a 9-inch frying pan (with lid), fry the vermicelli on both sides in hot oil until golden brown in color. Remove from pan.
2 In the same oil, brown the minced onion, add the chopped tomato. Add chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3 When broth is boiling, add vermicelli and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover and cook until the vermicelli has soaked up the liquid, about 30 minutes.
4 servve hot
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Banana and milk: . Mash a banana with milk and apply on face and leave it for some time. Wash it with cold water to get a skin that will glow.
Monday, September 14, 2009
chicken- 500 gms small pieces with bones.
black pepper freshly ground- a bit rough
onion - 1 chopped finely
tomato-1 soft and ripe one chopped
ginger and garlic paste-1 1/2 tspn smooth paste
salt to taste,
turmeric a pinch
a little vinegar for a tangy taste.
heat oil and when hot, add the onions and fry well till golden brown
then add in the ginger and garlic paste
sprinkle water to avoid burning.
then add in tomatoes, and curry leaves.
add turmeric powder, and pepper powder as per ur taste( if u desire it very hot then u can be liberal with the pepper powder).
then add in salt and mix well.
the tomatoes should become soft and smashed.
u should see the oil come to the surface and it should look dark in colour, not too black.
add the chicken pieces and very little water just sufficient to cook the chicken.
at the end when the chicken is done, add little vinegar if u desire a tangy taste.
add in the coriander leaves and stir well.
u can remove the pepper chicken masala with a little gravy or let it get a bit dry.
serve it hot and enjoy.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Natural Remedies for Freckles
Freckles may be unsightly and a cause of cosmetic concern for many. Here are some natural remedies that will help you deal with freckles at home -
Apply sour cream on your face. Do not rinse this mask off completely; gently wipe off with a soft tissue and top it up with a moisturizer.
Lemon juice is a tried and tested remedy for treating freckles. Apply lemon juice with your fingers on the affected area; lemon juice bleaches the dark spots.
Regular use of fruit and vegetable masks such as those made with apricots, strawberries, cucumbers and red currant will help lighten freckles.
Wash your face with sour milk. Lactic acid promotes gentle peeling of skin minus the irritation or dryness.
Heat honey slightly and apply to face, tap face gently with your fingers. Wash honey off with warm water then rinse with cool water. Stir in a little quantity of wheat germ into the honey before applying.
Horseradish juice or horseradish vinegar, or oatmeal dabbed on the skin is also helpful in lightening freckles.
Apply parsley juice mixed with equal amounts of lemon juice, orange juice, and red currant juice under your favorite cream will help you keep your freckles invisible.
Apply odorless castor oil or vitamin E at night before going to bed.
Dissolve some sugar in the juice of one lemon. Apply mixture to each freckle with a brush.
Grind yellow mustard in milk and apply to the face during the night. Wash your face the next morning.
Onions also can be used for removing freckles and age spots. Slice a red onion in half and rub on the spots twice daily. Continue until the spots fade.
Applying buttermilk on freckles is thought to help in lightening them.
Mix an equal quantity of turmeric and sesame seeds. Grind in water and apply to the face.
Take a watermelon, make a hole in its rind and introduce some grains of rice in it. Take out the rice after a week. Grind into a paste and apply on the face.
To lighten freckles, mash 1/4 cup of unripe currants and mix with 1 tbsp. of unpasteurized honey. Put on freckles and leave on for half an hour. Rinse off with warm water and dab on diluted fresh lemon juice.
Friday, September 11, 2009
A cough may be caused by inflammation of the larynx or the pharynx. A cough can develop in the chest due to change in weather or seasonal changes.
Cough Home Remedy
Cough treatment using Grapes
Grapes are one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of a cough. Grapes tone up the lungs and act as an expectorant, relieving a simple cold and cough in a couple of days. A cup of grape juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey is advised for cough relief.
Cough treatment using Almonds
Almonds are useful for dry coughs. Seven kernels should be soaked in water overnight and the brown skin removed. They should then be ground well to form a fine paste. A quantity of twenty grams each of butter and sugar should then be added to the paste. This paste should be taken in the morning and evening.
Cough treatment using Onion
The use of raw onion is valuable in a cough. This vegetable should be chopped fine and the juice extracted from it. One teaspoon of the juice should then be mixed with one teaspoon of honey and kept for four or five hours-it will make an excellent cough syrup and should be taken twice daily. Onions are also useful in removing phelgm. A medium-sized onion should be crushed, the juice of one lemon added to it, and then one cup of boiling water poured on it. A teaspoon of honey can be added for taste. This remedy should be taken two or three times a day.
Cough treatment using Turmeric
The root of the turmeric plant is useful in a dry cough. The root should he roasted and powdered. This powder should be taken in three gram doses twice daily, in the morning and evening.
Cough treatment using Belleric Myroblan
The herb belleric myroblan is a household remedy for a cough. A mixture comprising two grams of the pulp of the fruit, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of long pepper, and 2 teaspoons of honey should be administered for the treatment of this condition twice daily. The dried fruit covered with wheat flour and roasted , is another popular remedy for cough condition.
Cough treatment using Raisins
A sauce prepared from raisins is also useful in a cough. This sauce is prepared by grinding 100 gm of raisins with water. About 100 gm of sugar should be mixed with it and the mixture heated. When the mixture acquires a sauce-like consistency, it should be preserved. Twenty grams should be taken at bedtime daily.
Cough treatment using Aniseed
Aniseed is another effective remedy for a hard dry cough with difficult expectoration. It breaks up the mucus. A tea made from this spice should be taken regularly for treating this condition.
I generally don’t cry when chopping onions, but it does happen occasionally. So I’ve scoured the net for the top ten methods for cutting onions without crying.
- Breath through your mouth. This one is the one that works for me, Probably all the scuba diving I’ve done lets switch my� nose off without even trying.
- Use a sharp knife. The more you cut and the less you crush the onion, the less vapors you’ll release.
- Chop the onion underwater. This makes sense to me. The flow of the water will wash the vapors away. I’m knot sure if you can do a good dice with the onion in the sink though.
- Use frozen diced onions. I’m a fan of the fresh is best school of thought, but if the pain is too much then this is a valid option.
- Place the onion in the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting. Similar to the last one, but at least your using fresh produce.
- Cut in a well ventilated place and cut fast.
- Cut Onions near an open flame. Either a candle or a gas burner. Rumor has it that the onion odor is drawn towards the heat.
- Wash your hands as soon as you’ve finished cutting onions. You don’t want to rub your eyes with onion juice. Trust me on that one.
- Put some white vinegar on the chopping board before you start cutting. I don’t like this one, the vinegar will interfere with the flavor of the onions.
- Cut the root out and throw it away. This one seems to be the most popular. The the theory is that the aromas that cause the tears are based in the root area of the onion, so if you cut a cone out of the onion around the root then you’ll be home free.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
½ KG minced beef
1 medium sized onion chopped
Salt according to taste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp crushed zeera
1 tsp crushed whole dried red chilies
1 tsp crushed dhunia seed
Small pieces of an omlette made with 2 eggs with a little salt and black pepper
1 tsp anardana
2-3 green chilies chopped
1/2 cup of fresh dhunia leaves
1 large tomato
1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
200 gms Makai ka atta or basin ka atta
1 small onion sliced and frimed till brown
2 tsp Fresh mint and coriander leaves
1-Add all the ingredients and marinate it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.-
2- Take it out and make 6 to 8 small patties.
3-Fry it on a low flame serve with ketcup.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Ageing is the main factor for the development of dark circles. As you age, the skin becomes dry and the dark circles become very prominent.
Stress is also considered to be another common cause of dark circles. Dark circles are developed due to stress which includes excessive workload, family problems, money problems and many more. Stress has become quite common also among the youth which in turn cause dark blemishes under their eyes.
Lack of proper sleep
People who do not get their share of 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis will develop dark under eye circles.
Sometimes, there may be an excessive loss of water from the body, which could make your skin dry and weak.
Dark circles can also be formed due to lack of healthy diet. It is very important to consume a meal that is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals that are extremely essential for the body’s development. These nutrients should be consumed on a daily basis to avoid any kind of health related problems.
Dark Circles Natural Cure at Home
Home remedies for dark circles are considered to be the best healing method. It is natural way of curbing the dark blemishes under the eye which will not cause any harm to the skin.
1) Application of a thin sliced cucumber on top of each eye for 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day, relieves stress and cools down the eyes.
2) A mixture of almond oil and honey should be applied on the affected area every night before bedtime. You will see a remarkable improvement in two to three weeks.
3) Consume at least two to three liters of water on a daily basis. Water is a very essential remedy in this case and it flushes out the toxins present in the body.
4) Tea bags are known to be very effective in curing dark circles. A cold tea bag should be put on top of each eye for 10 to 15 minutes everyday.
5) Make a paste of fresh mint leaves and add a few drops of lime juice in it. Apply the mixture on the eyes and the dark circles for 10 to 15 minutes everyday and see the difference in two to three weeks.
6) Rose water is considered to be a natural coolant for the body and has been an old home remedy for generations. Apply two to three drops of rose water on a cotton ball and gently massage on the affected area of the eye for five to six minutes. You will see the result in two to three weeks. This method is considered to be one of the most effective cures for dark circles.
The dark circles treatment should be started as soon as possible to avoid it from increasing.