Lets Do “Jugalbhandhi” With Food – A new Chennai Restaurant ❤️

In the heart of Chennai city, on Khadar Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam A must-try restaurant has been opened, named ‘Jugalbhandhi’
I heard about this newly opened restaurant and had an urge to try it as me being a foodie, I love exploring new food. The food is delicious and surprisingly Jain food is also lip smacking.
Jugalbhandhi décor and ambience:

The ambience and interiors are just jaw dropping!!! The corridor leading towards the restaurant is decorated with an awesome colour combination and wall designs are just wow. Loved the whole time there. The walls are decorated with golden peacock feathers which leads to the door of the restaurant. The interiors of Jugalbandi are just wonderful – dimly lit and romantic, the lobby area has an attractive laughing buddha statue which gives a positive touch to the restaurant 🙂




The seating is comfortable with green colour sofas and with brown dinning tables. I must say, the restaurant offers one of the finest dining experiences in the city.

Jugalbhandhi-ordering lunch:

We go ahead and choose a place to sit and are ready to order lunch. The menu card is in royal green color printed with golden font describing the whole menu with the price list. To be honest, reading the menu itself was far more appealing as we went through, their mouth watering list of soups, starters and main course.Exploring the menu, a mixed Jain and non Jain north Indian dishes ,Italian, Chinese trespassing all the food items. We squabble for a minute and finally settle for the Manchow soup, Cream of mushroom ,Crispy lotus stem, Spring roll, Paneer Shola ,Paneer tikka for our starters with masala papads. Out of all I loved Crispy lotus stem so much.. Its really delicious.
Its really a fabulous place to dine at. Extremely neat , and a good place for eating North Indian, Italian, Chinese food which comes with a great hospitality & staff.

The service was quite good and the staff is helpful as they run you through the menu patiently. Some of their must have dishes are , Paneer tikka masala, Cheese garlic naan, Laccha paratha, Veg dum biryani and Carrot halwa. It was evident that every dish’s ingredients are carefully sourced and selected to make sure the dish nears authenticity as much as possible. Also their mock tails were amazing.
You can end your meal with a Hot Brownie served with Ice Cream which of course was quite tasty.
Not only does their food taste delicious, their food presentation is artistic and impeccable.

Everything was good including the taste, quantity, quality & ambience. Good for families and groups.

Meal for two: Rs. 1,200

I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.
Its really a super cool place.
You will love clicking a hell lot of pictures.

Please do visit and get some fluffy and munchy love

These are my  ratings for Jugalbhandhi:

Food – 4/5
Quantity – 4.5/5
Ambience – 5/5
Courtesy – 4/5
Service & waiting time – 4.5/5
Value for money – 5/5

Overall I would rate them 4.5 /5

Location:
Jugalbhandhi restaurant is located at
20B, Khadar Nawaz Khan Road, 2nd Floor, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Phone number : 9003048452

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Know more about the Bra…… you should wear!!!

A bra is the most important part of a woman’s clothing. Every woman wears a bra on an everyday basis. But you would be shocked to know that majority of the women wear a wrong bra size. This is because not many women know how the size is supposed to be measured..

So find the correct size of bra what we should wear we need to go to a store that specializes in bras and bra fitting and get a proper fitting. Like many showrooms are there.. It’s almost impossible to get it right by yourself. Then you may need to try the (supposedly) correct size in several brands and styles. AND you may need to spend more money than you thought. While higher price isn’t a guarantee of a better fit, the lower-priced brands may not give you hat you need. I recently visited Wacoal, a specialty boutique which actually knows how to fit BRAS.
They will take your measurements and bring you several selections of bras.. There will be different brands and styles. They will check the fit of those bras to make sure that they are correct and make sure you are getting exactly what you want..

Yes, it’s a little embarrassing to allow someone else access to the girls, but it’s totally worth it in the long run.. But a professional, well trained bra fitter can help you navigate not only finding the right size, but which brands/sizes will work for you, as well as help you understand how a proper fitting bra should fit…

Now you don’t want to keep adjusting the strap or the bands every time you step out! Make use of the bra size chart and get the best fit of your bra… Check this chart it will really help you a lot…

Why we should choose a right bra for us :

The number 1 reason is comfort. The amount of time women spend struggling to make a badly fitting bra work, and the constant mental drain of dealing with a badly fitting, uncomfortable bra is amazing once finding a properly fitting bra is done. It actually is a bit life changing. Uncomfortable bra can give you back, neck pain and headaches.

If you’re buying from online shops, you must check the size guide they provide before ordering..

If you want to wear a bra every day, go ahead (ignore the fear mongers and their studies). If you only want to wear a bra for work/gym, go ahead. If you want to go bra-free go ahead. You decide what you “should” do.

Your body, your choice. It’s the same rules that should apply to everything…

Hope this post help you to a bra which fits you and comfort you

Stay happy!!! Stay loved!!!

Lauki Ka Halwa Recipe | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Loki Ka Halwa Recipe

You don’t need to wait for any occasion or festival to make this yummy dudhi halwa as it can be prepared at home in just few minutes and does not require any expert cooking skills… Lauki/Dhudi ka halwa is a rich Indian sweet made of bottle guord, milk, ghee , sugar and nuts.. Its so scrumptious and simple that you will definetly enjoy making it any time.. So try step by step picture and instructions given below and make your family happy…

Ingredients :

Gourd – 1 (small) peeled and grated 1 big cup
Sugar – 1/2 ( small cup)
Milk – 1 big cup
Country Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Cashews – 5-10 pieces (cut into 4 pieces of a cashew nuts)
Almonds – 5-10 pieces (thin thin cut long)
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Method :
1)Peel bottle gourd, wash and grate. You can also grind it in the food processor.

2)Take a pan, heat 1/4 cup ghee and roast few pieces of cashew and almonds till light brown.

3)Now add grated bottle guord and saute for 5 minutes.

4)Saute till the lauki shrinks slightly and changes colour.
5)Now add milk slowly and mix well

6)Cook for 10 minutes or cook till the milk get thickens and the lauki gets completely cooked.

7)Now add sugar and mix well…. Stir well and cook until the sugar melts and get thickens and forms a mass.

8)Now add cardamon powder and mix well.

9)Finally transfer Dhudi ka halwa to a bowl.. Garnish with the remaining cashewnuts and almonds. Serve hot or chilled.. Have thus steaming hot halwa anytime of the day or after your meals…

Note:
Firstly, grate the lauki leaving behind the seeds. else dudhi halwa doesn’t taste good.
Grate the Lauki and cook immediately or else it change it colour to black.
Keep stirring lauki halwa and cook on medium flame else there are chances to burn from bottom.
Lauki ka halwa taste great when prepared with desi ghee and served hot.
To store the halwa, let it cool down completely.. Then store in refrigerator to stay for 1 week..

Heart to Heart Time with My Lifeline❤️ #VdayBlogTrain



Have you picked up the laundry ??



Do you need me to pick up the children after school??



We are out of vegetables, can you pick some on the way home from work??



Does this sound very familiar– this style of conversation is common between us aimed at getting things done??



It is good as it gets, still I believe our communication has so much potential to go beyond administration and get to the heart of my spouse in this busy life....


My husband, Gajju and I, are married for more than 15 years now, we are best friends till date. Despite this, we have to intentionally keep our relationship and marriage on the front burner of life. as partners we commit ourselves to work and grow together by investing in our relationship for the betterment as we both enjoy the spark of love, compassion and intimacy… Some days my husband and I take the pleasure to just lean back on the pillow without really getting connected—besides talking about kids, money, house, and work, We’ve gotten no deeper than asking how each others days were….


And now we hope to spend time for heart to heart talks with each other where we can share freely, and grow trust and love for one another.. We needed a ‘We time” So my hubby planned an amazing fantasy date this valentines day.. I was so excited as I needed a break from my daily routine. as we share the same goal in giving time to each other and it is important to both of us. But I confess, it’s not always an easy thing to do. And this isn’t just our isolated problem. It’s common in most marriages—regardless of age.
These days life is so busy and we hardly have time to stop and say I LOVE YOU to each other…but Gajju made sure we kept our love alive each year by planning a dinner, just the two of us….laughing and giggling, about the things we did the whole year 🙂


We start from home, leaving kids with my mother ..We chilled at IBIS Chennai located in OMR … though its far from my place, we thoroughly enjoyed the long drive chit chatting like nothing else mattered now. we twinned with the gifts I bought for us this valentine’s day, two lovely red tops, #couplegoals *giggles*. It was painted red everywhere and the restaurant had a lovely theme for valentine’s day. They had decorated with red roses, heart balloons and most dishes were heart shaped. the environment was flooded and we were totally in love with it. Genuinely I had enjoyed the fantasy date arranged by my hubby, I just love him to the moon and back ❤



This date was an absolute hit with us. By the time I was thinking it was a great way to wind up the yummy date night, there was a huge surprise waiting for me. My hubby gave me a big surprise and proposed me saying Dear GHUN u r my only Love ,you are a shining star though the world doesn’t know your name. You have no fancy title like Baroness or Dame. Ghun, you really are a star, my LOVE mentor and friend. A Nobel Prize for lovehood is what I’d recommend. And if I won the lottery I’d share my win with you I’d take you on a spending spree each day the whole year through! You may not be famous, as your face is known to few. But Dearest love I think you are wonderful and I’m so proud of you, we mostly recited at the time of sorows “METHE SAPNE SAARE APNE” and that covers all, nothing is left…



Hearing this I was on cloud nine, still unable to express those feelings in words. Completely stunned and filled with tears …..
He adds colour, meaning and spice to my life. I’m truly blessed to be your wife. Love you from the bottom of my heart. Who says u can never fall in love again???? U SURELY FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SAME PERSON AGAIN AND AGAIN , just don’t forget to see all those little things they do for you with so much love…..u would be smitten by the LOVE Bug..



So this valentines day I was able to go on a so much needed surprise date with my hubby. The kids are always with us, and although they would have really enjoyed the food we had, it was special to go out and have the much needed “we time”.


This date night definitely got some “Fantasy Fun” and made some new everlasting memories together

So, love birds, do not miss a single chance to enjoy the happiness and charm reverberating from LOVE!

Stay happy! Stay in love!

“This post is a part of the Valentine’s Day blog train hosted by www.prernawahi.com www.vartikasdiary.com, sponsored by Shilpsa,  Kalpavriksha farms & Neha from @bloggingmadeeasier .”

Written for the Prompt: Fantasy date!

Let’s make India HIV Free

HIV and AIDS affect millions of people around the world. In support of HIV/AIDS awareness, we should create lot of campaigns to create awareness and among people… Here is a chance for you all to know more about HIV…. If you have any queries…

Ask IRA your questions about HIV/AIDS at https://yes4me.net/IRA now.

Did you know there are 2.01 million people still in India who live with HIV, or that there are about 80,000 people who get infected every year? Not to mention the overall stigma & prejudice associated with the condition which marginalizes the infected and the lack of information that perpetuates all of these. Bad news, indeed.

Good news, however, is that HIV is preventable, manageable and a lot of it is just to do with providing people the right information with sensitivity and tact at the right time!

Introducing IRA.
IRA is a conversational platform where people can seek answers to their pressing HIV/AIDS queries. She was created to help people gain information about HIV and motivate people to manage HIV responsibly. She is friendly and chatty and wants the world to be free of HIV.

IRA will be available on the yes4me website. Anyone with an internet connection can access IRA which makes her a powerful ally in the fight against HIV. Because of the stigma surrounding HIV, people can visit IRA from the security of their own home and seek answers to urgent questions without facing any of the discrimination that they would face anywhere else.

With IRA by their side, millions of Indians will be able to find the right information at the right time and thus solve the root cause that perpetuates HIV.

Let’s join hands to make India HIV/AIDS free. You can reach IRA for all your questions from the link below.

https://yes4me.net/IRA

We would love to hear back from you as your feedback makes IRA better!

Fil’s – A best baby food

Fil’s Organic Baby Cereal with milk, Multi Grains & Multi Fruits is a source of multi important nutrients including vitamins and minerals for babies. Ingredients including with rich vitamins & minerals with

* No pesticides,

* No MSG

* No added flavours & colours.

* Eco friendly

* Organic Ingredients

*Rich with Vitamins & Minerals

Fils Organic Baby Cereal with Milk, Multi grain & Fruits is a complementary food for babies from 12-24 months+ onwards. Infants and children have higher requirements of Mineral and nutrients than adults. 2 serves of Fils Multi grain & Multi Fruits Organic Baby Cereal provides daily need of important nutrients to baby.A source of Multi important nutrients including vitamins and minerals for babies,Fil’s Multigrain & Fruits Cereal is free from added colors, flavors and preservatives.

Fil’s from @astar_marketing is a healthy organic baby cereal with milk.

Organic baby cereal from 12-24 months + onwards….

A source of Multi important nutrients including vitamins and minerals for babies.

Organic Advantages : ingredients including with rich vitamins & minerals with no pesticides, no MSG and no added flavours & colours..
Fil’s Multi Grains & Multi fruits


Fil’s Ragi:

I travel a lot with my baby.. So its really a big task to feed her in travelling.. One of my friend suggested Fil’s Organic products.. and the baby food tastes yumm as well as very easy to make. And breakfast as well now for variations I give Ragi and Multi Grains & Multi fruits . The best part about fils is that its organic with no preservatives, flavors or colors. My baby really enjoys this, and now I do not have to worry about breakfast everyday.. It’s healthy and tastyAnd it also contains milk so I loved it completely as it has all the nutrients required for the baby…..


So what are you waiting for…. Grab your pack from @amazondotin or @firstcryindia

Hope you like my post.. Dont miss to try this new baby product and make ur baby happy and healthy!!

Experience at US Cranberry workshop

Hello everyone…… I was so much excited when I got invited for a chocolate Cranberry session at Cocoashala for the demonstration of creative dishes using Cranberry in collaboration with US Cranberry Marketing Council.. I heard about Cranberry from grandma that eating raw have lot of benefits.. They are rich with antioxidants and high in fibre and have serious health benefits including promoting digestion and helping control blood sugar..

But making these yummy dishes using Cranberry is really awesome…. Dishes made were Vegan Genache, Vegan Mousse, Cranberry Thokku, Cranberry Payasam.. Yes you heard it right guys yummy Payasam with chocolate and Cranberry and my favourite Cranberry Salsa. Also tasted yummy fresh Cranberries and juice… The workshop is conducted by L. Nitin Chordia, India’s, who we are told is India’s only certified chocolate taster, along with his wife Poonam Chordia, who is also a trained chocolatier. It was really a amazing session enjoyed with everyone..

Cranberry is a versatile ingredient which can be used successfully to improve the character and enhance flavours in a dish..Apart from learning how to make delicious dishes from. Cranberry and appreciate fine chocolates the right way, we were also tasted various flavour notes like coconut, rose gold, iris cream had bitterness, acidity and mouth feel and understand there is so much to discover in fine chocolates..

Cranberry Payasam is my favorite above all dishes… Its healthy and delicious…

Ingredients used for Cranberry Payasam

100 gms white chocolate

75 gms Cranberry juice

50 gms water

25 gms coconut milk

5 gms chia seeds

25 grams Semiya

Method to make Cranberry Payasam:

First we have to melt white chocolate on a double boiler.

Then add all ingredients one by one and place it on the induction /gas directly.

Stir continuously till desired consistency is achieved.

Now top with Pistachio or Silver leaves.

Yummy delicious Cranberry Payasam is ready to serve.

If you wanna learn more about chocolates you can reach them here

Cocoashala / Cocoatrait
20 Besant Road,
Royapettah/Gopalapuram,
Chennai 600014
Near Sivaji Productions
Google maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/JD3wKqdB3pk
Ph: 9600064846

Hope you enjoyed the journey of Cranberry…. Do try and ask me any doubts if you have friends!!!