Singhara ki Sabzi Recipe

The winter season has started and you must have seen water chestnut in Sowcarpet market, the fruit of Singhara is found in the water of the pond, hence it is also called the water caltrop, water chestnut, ling nut, devil pod, bat nut and buffalo nut.

Singhara has many medicinal values and is very beneficial alsi acts as a coolant, it cures jaundice, has antioxidant properties, treats urine infection, cures indigestion and nausea, relieves cough, helps to combat hypertension, improves blood and is beneficial for hair growth… We often use to buy boil peel and eat… My kids love it too.. So wanted to try making Singhara sabzi and it came out so well…Today, I am going to share with you the recipe for making Singhara ki Sabzi Recipe which is delicious as well as nutritious….
Ingredients :
1/2 kilo Raw Water Chestnut
2 Onion (chopped)

1 tap Ginger paste

I tsp Garlic paste
2 Green Chilly
4-5 cashewnuts
2 Tomatoes (chopped)
I/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida (Heeng)
I/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
I /2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
I/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Salt to taste
2-3 tsp Oil
Coriander Leaves (finely chopped) to garnish
Method :
1).Take Singhara wash it Pressure cook it for about 3 whistle. You don’t need to add water while pressure cook.

2).To make gravy, add chopped onion and tomatoes , cashew nuts, ginger paste , green chilli and garlic paste in a mixer jar and grind them to fine paste.
3).Take oil in a pan and keep it on the gas for heating. When the oil becomes hot, add asafoetida and cumin seeds . After roasting it add grinded pasted and fry it for 2-3 minutes..
4).Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to this roasted spice and Add 1/2 cup of water cook the spices on medium flame till oil shows separately.

5).Add cooked singhara and a glass of water. Cook covered for about 10 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves, singhara sabzi is ready, serve hot with puri or chapatti or rice..

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Ragi Instant Dosa Recipe

Ragi (Finger Millet/ nachni) is a nutritious grain which is staple food in most of the South Indian states. It’s a healthy South Indian breakfast.. Ragi is very rice in calcium and its good for women and children

Ingredients:

1cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet)

1/4 cup Rice Flour

1/4 cup Sour Curd

cup Water

A pinch of hing (asafoetida)

Salt to taste

Cooking oil for shallow frying

Method:

Take a bowl and add in the ragi flour and rice flour.. Add in the hing (asafoetida) and salt . Take half a cup of plain yogurt and whisk with one cup of water until its smooth and lump free. Add it to the bowl. Mix well..

Take half a cup of plain yogurt and whisk with one cup of water until its smooth and lump free. Add it to the bowl. Mix well..


Batter should have pouring consistency like regular dosa batter . If required, add more water to get the required consistency…

Heat a dosa griddle over medium flame. Take a ladle of the ragi dosa batter and pour evenly all over the pan (from the 2-3 inches height) from center to the side in circular motion. Drizzle 1-teaspoon oil around the edges of dosa and cook until color of top surface changes to brown, it will take approx. 1-minute over medium flame.

Ease out dosa with spatula and flip it over another side, cook for 30-40 seconds over medium flame.

Turn off flame. Fold crisp and hot ragi dosa and transfer to a serving plate and serve with coconut or garlic chutney

Chennaiyil Oru Shopping Thiruvizha – FOURTH EDITION- CHRISTMAS FLEA MARKET!

CHENNAIYIL ORU SHOPPING THIRUVIZHA is a brand presented by Razzmatazz group. Chennaiyil oor shopping thiruvizha is a wholesome experience of a perfect shopping and fun out with your family in a different event setup on this festival season.
It’s a perfect shopping experience as your one stop solution for your Christmas, New Year shopping.

If you are in Chennai don’t miss this amazing opportunity to shop here on December 16th at Stella Maris College..

This market will exhibit various collections of Traditional Clothing, Furniture, Personal Jewellery, Electronics, Handicrafts, Insurance, Automobiles, Kids activities, Toys and much more……

With about 100 Top brands participating, where there
will be more than 10000+ audiences in the event.

This event is first of its kind where you don’t just
invigorate the kinship with your family.

This is an event to break the monotonous routine and to
do something delightful with your entire family, an event
to relive the childhood ,an event to reach out to some of
your shopping dreams.

Ultimately an event to rejuvenate
and shop to your extremes with your favorite brands.

Stall bookings are open..

COST goes beyond just being the shopping event and provides a class platform for the brands to promote, market, advertise, sell and reach potential customers for themselves.
COST will be the cost effective expo for all the TG/TA because it will be the end of season sale time of all brands.
Play ,shop, Taste the variety of food,and entertain yourself is the concept of COST.

If you want contact the mobile no

9940414047

Or mail id events@razzmatazzgroup.in

Check the Facebook event page
https://m.facebook.com/events/314372492731106/

It’s a perfect Traditional shopping experience As your one stop solution for your family shopping… Get ready to explore trendy and traditions things….

Johnson’s Baby product launch – Cafe meet❤️

Hi everyone sorry for not being active from long and made you all wait…. Now will start showering my post again and you will love to read and enjoy my post like before..

Recently got a invite to attend the launch of the new range of Johnson’s baby products at writer’s Cafe, Gopalapuram, Chennai.. It was really a fun filled bloggers meet with all mommies.. Know a few mommies already and met new friends..

We have all heard about Johnson’s product.. Our mother used them for us and we used for our kids.. Johnson’s is the oldest and most trusted brand for baby care.. The brand is more than 120 years old.. Their products are pure, gentle and mild, and hence, the perfect choice for something as soft and supple as the baby’s skin.

The event started with introduction as well Momspresso and our host Prerna Wahi explained and cleared all our doubts about Johnson’s products..

Now coming to the product launch..The products were launched by baby Tas.. The star of the event ❤️😍…


Today, Johnson’s Baby the brand has changed inside-out to become even better and safer than before.. The new range of Johnson’s baby products has improved from various ways…

🌟 It becomes Gentler from inside...

🌟No harmful chemicals like

Parabens, Phthalates, Sulphates.

🌟 No synthetic colors.

🌟 Clinically proven

🌟 Attractive colorful packing with

safety lock…

🌟 Fragrance is milder and smells stays

long..

Definitely these amazing changes will keep babies skin more soft and moisturized. We got home johnson’s baby cream and lotion..

Johnson’s baby lotion:

Its Very soothing lotion and has a very pleasant smell….. Soothing for baby’s bedtime… much better than any other baby lotion.

Johnson’s baby shampoo:

I totally like the ingredients list of Johnson’s baby shampoo product. much safer for my babies than the other.. Johnson’s baby shampoo is really Great for everyone in your family from 1 day old to 100 years old….

#CHOOSEgentle the newly launched and better than before. .tested the products .. smooth application.. Loving it to the core…

I must say it’s time to

Choose Gentle ❤️

Choose Johnson ❤️

Johnson’s go beyond cleansing and moisturizing my girls’ sweet skin, but take these everyday moments of care, and turn them into moments of strengthened connection and bonding.😍

Thanks for giving me this opportunity..

Prernawahi

Momspresso

Johnson’s baby

Style bazaar exhibition & sale – Chennai

Festive seasons going on so was so much excited to shop. Recently visited Style Bazaar Exhibitions .. It was really amazing to see unique collections all over.. I enjoyed shopping as well spent gud time.. Chennai got to see the amazing best festive collection of the Season brought by Style Bazaar Exhibitions!! Featuring designers from Kolkatta, Mumbai, Jaipur , Delhi in Designer Wear, Sarees, Accessories, Clutches, Bags, Footwear, Home Decor and much more!!

Sheetal Jain is the organiser of Style Bazaar Exhibitions which is held at Hyatt Regency Annasalai on 23rd and 24th October. She is the one in pink saree👇👇👇


Here are some of my favourite shops at Style bazaar Exhibition, Chennai.

Attrangi :

It’s has a versatile, trendy and a fashion designer jewellery brand specializing in differentiated offerings for daily wear.. They offer a wide range of jewellery – offering a very personalized experienced to ensure there is something for everyone….

The purple dreamcatcher :

Shivani has a amazing collection of Diyas and beautiful home decor accessories -perfect for the festive season!… Its really good to know that their Every sale contributes towards educating an underprivileged girl child ! It’s a perfect place to get your Diwali gifts.

Brats n Cuties

It’s the clothing brand and sells amazing dresses for kids of age ( 1-12). It’s the place were you can witness the most stylish apparel for your munchkins..

Yuti – The Designer House :

Yuti is the collection of ethnic wear complaint with current trend… They customize Bridal Blouses, Lehangas, and others women’s wear & kids wear .. You can Get your Blouses Designed, embroidered and stitched in Just 2DAYS – Only at YUTI.

Alankrit :


Reau Lalwani have an exclusive range of bags which are Stylish, trendy and eco friendly. Fabulous collection.

Heena Lunawat :

Heena Lunawat is a fashion designer and Choreographer displayed her unique collections of dresses. I fall in love with her dress…. .

Shyamshree

It’s a perfect place to Discover new fashion & style, special food products with uniqueness and affordability.. We can get a amazing collections of Bedsheets, Trays, Tanjore, Rakhi, Ganeshji, Laxmiji, Diyas, Bandanwars and much more.

Also met Dharani with her hand twisted gunguro jewellery..it was really amazing and eye catchy..

Many more brands like Ub trendz, designer wear by Gina Sanjay Gadhvi, Deepa Thakur were present at the style bazaar exhibition. This festive season enjoy shopping everywhere…. Soon will catch you with other exhibitions

Dont be left out , be there to
*Shop Style & Be Stylish*

Rava upma recipe | How to make rava upma

Rava Upma is one of the most common breakfasts in India and its a traditional South Indian breakfast dish based on rava (semolina or suji). I love eating upma with a cup of good coffee. This is the way it was made at home all through my childhood and the way I make it now. You can also make it healthier by adding a lot of boiled veggies like carrots, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and peas along with the semolina when cooking.. Its really a beautiful breakfast option for the entire family. I love to have my Rava Upma with a cup of coffee anytime during the day. But usually, its made in breakfast and served with Ghee/Sugar/Banana etc. Presenting below my take on Rava Upma. It’s simple but delightful. Do try for sure…

Ingredients:

1 cup – Semolina or Sooji/Suji/Rava
2 tsp – Clarified butter or Ghee
1 tsp – Mustard seeds
1 tsp – cumin seeds
5-6 Fresh curry leaves
2 Green chilies
6 to 8 – Cashew nuts ( Kaju)
1 medium size – Onion peeled and finely chopped
1/4th cup – Fresh or frozen green peas
2 and 1/4th cups – Water
Salt- As per taste

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Method:
1) Put semolina ( Rava or Sooji) in a heated pan on medium flame. Roast, stirring occasionally until fragrant (about 7-8 minutes).
Take out semolina and keep aside.
2) Take a pan add oil allow it too heat then add the tempering ingredients – mustard seeds, cumin seeds. If you wish you may also add spilt urad dal.
3) When mustard seeds sputter, Now add cashews. Give it a good stir and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
4) Add chopped onions curry leaves and green chilies.Cook for 2 minutes, then add peas stirring constantly.
5) Add water and salt, bring it to boil. Check for salt. Add the roasted rava in a sprinkled way as well as stirring side by side.
6) Will splutter a lot so be careful with it. Mix well, it will soon become thick absorbing water.Cook covered bringing the flame to low.
6)After 2 minutes remove the lid and give a quick stir to the mixture and switch off the flame.
7) Serve hot upma with chutney or sugar…

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NOTE :
1) Don’t over-roast the semolina or it won’t cook well.
2) You can add finely chopped ginger, carrots, other vegetables available along with onions to make it more healthier…

Chilli Cheese Toast Recipe

Chilli Cheese Toast is an easy-to-make recipe. Needs very few ingredients and gets ready in no time. Perfect for evening snack or breakfast. Made with regular bread slices, these cheese sandwiches taste scrumptious and are prefect for occasions like picnics and road trips. Let us check quick and easy recipe to fill tummy whenever you are carving to eat.

Ingredients :

4 slices Bread
2 tsp Cheese (grated)
1 Green Chilli (thin long variety)
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp Tomato sauce
1 tsp capsicum (optional)

Method:
1)Cut green chillies finely and grate cheese. Keep aside.
2)Take the bread slice and apply the Mayonnaise,tomato sauce and spread equally. Then spread cheese & chilli.

3) Sprinkle seasoning & chilli falkes evenly on top and cover with the remaining slices.

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4)Heat a toaster/sandwich maker for few seconds. Place the prepared bread slices and cook till it turns golden brown.
5) Cut diagonally and serve hot with tomato sauce!

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My Notes:
1)You can add capsicum as its less spicy.
2)Use long green chillies as it is less spicy.

Astrea Skincare – Valentine Exclusive

Nowadays I am visiting many exhibitions and events recently I met the young pretty girl who is engineer turned entrepreneur, Sharon who started this brand Astrea.. I totally got impressed by her concept of providing handmade beauty products without adding any chemicals but in a natural way which smells heavenly. I was so much excited to visit her stall as she was about to launch Valentine’s day special products and hampers…

Astrea skin care is a brand of Pure, fresh and handmade bath and body products made from the finest organic materials , natural botanicals and scientific research.. This valentines day Im going to enjoy with Astrea Valentine Products and hampers for sure..

Astrea’s new range of products, Love Potion 7- a valentine exclusive! An eclectic range of face masks for every skin type, heavenly smelling massage bars and lip gloss for the perfect date! They Launched these products on Feb 5th and 6th at Style Kingdom Chennai , Buva house, KNK road. There was a free trial counter where everyone try out these amazing goodies after skin consultation.

I totally impressed with these three products from Valentine products line..

Bold & Beautiful which is a skin tightening and toning face mask. Ingredients are Spirulina and wheat germ. I used it for first time it had tightened my skin well and I am sure on regular use it wil brighten the skin more.For one time itself I can feel the difference in my skin. It really Nourishes the skin. Its an amazing cleanser. Also tones the skin giving instant glow.No side effects as well. All you have to do is, apply evenly on your face ,allow it to dry for 15 minutes to 20 minutes and then wash it off with water. You can feel the change forsure.. check here

Aromatherapist Massage Bars. Coffee – Orange and Vanilla Rose. With Shea butter, Beeswax and Almond oil. The perfect gift for Valentine. When I saw this product I fallen in love with this. You got to just rub the bar gently and smoothly on the body which will give heavenly smell and it work as a moisturizer and will relax your body and mind. Im totally addicted towards it..

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Senorita lip gloss comes in red… It is a super moisturiser for the lips. Ingredients are: castor oil, jojoba oil and beeswax. Totally natural. Gift yourself ‘Senorita’ this valentine and feel like a princess! It is super moisturising and smells heavenly . What a fragrance!! Just a very little amount of the product on your lip and you go crazily happy like me.

Yes friends Astrea’s all natural face care products are turning out to be favourites among many …. Im totally loving all the products one by one.. So don’t forget to follow their page and order their products try it once for sure.. I know if you all try once you all will become a big fan of Astrea products like me.. I challenge you!!

Do follow their facebook page here

https://www.facebook.com/astreaskincare/

and follow their Instagram id @astreaskincare

Because you are going to love them as I do.

I would recommend these natural Astrea skincare naturally pure products to all my viewers and visitors to try out definitely.. I Love your products whole heartedly…

Style Kingdom Exhibition-Chennai

Style Kingdom Chennai is a Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition displayed an exclusive Line up of Designers from across the country in the city of Chennai under one roof. The venue was BUVA HOUSE, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Thousand Lights West, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.With a sheer passion for fashion and uniqueness Prachi Garg curated Style kingdom with multiple designers from various states of India to present their handpicked and bespoke collection in the city of Chennai. This pop up showcases a line-up of different concepts quarterly with every season’s latest trends for the fashionistas of the city. From toes to nose it provides you “have to have on me” stuff under one roof. Not only drapes and cuts , this platform also provides its shoppers a wide variety of finest Jewellery, accessories, footwear, Bags, clutches,Indian artifacts, Home decor, bridal trousseau etc.

Here are some of my favourite shops at Style Kingdom :

Pink Cow : Pink Cow is a brand which offers vintage style dresses for little girls. With a wonderful selection of party and formal boutique clothing. They design dresses for girls between ages of 1 to 8 years and also customize for special occasions.

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Fabloe : Fabloe is all about unique collection of genuine fabrics coupled with personalized variety of handcrafted traditional fabrics, sarees, stoles and more at affordable prices.

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The Stylist : The Stylist is an original concept store, thoughtfully curating quality and exquisitely designed fashion. From clothing to accessories, classics to trendy pieces they showcase the best of fashion from brands under one roof!

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Yellowsoles : Yellow soles is a brand with a passion for colours and footwear design, all women footwear from the label are designed for comfort and crafted to utmost perfection. Its pretty awesome.Do check out the website by clicking on the below link and pamper yourselves with some fine shoes..

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Kiraah Kiraah is a just born brand who gives you a perfect outfit.
I totally loved the Comfi-Dhoti which is a Evergreen dhoti pants and an off-shoulder crop top with an oversized flare-flap.

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Pristine : Pristine Handcrafted Natural Products are pure, handmade, well researched, made from high quality ingredients.We get Natural cold processed soaps, Creams, Hair Oils ,Pickles ,Face scrub/face pack and Lip balm.

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Colour Me Mad : Colour Me Mad is an exciting footwear start up which provides luxury under your feet.Aiming combine super comfort and true craftsmanship!

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Opalina Kurtis We get amazing and unique range of Daily work wear,casual occasion wear or just “feel good” at home wear dresses here.

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Kimono – Contemporary Clothing : Kimono – Contemporary Clothing is a brand which sells unique varieities of Designer Tunics And Tops.

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munkee.see.munkee.doo : Munkee.see.munkee.doo is a fashion
label offering effortlessly cool urban staples with contemporary fashion dresses.

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Sakthi Gold :
Sakthi Gold is a brand from Coimbatore offers a wide range of gold-plated silver, one-gram gold jewellery, German silver articles and artificial jewellery.

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Many of my favourite brands like Astrea, Khushnuma Khambatta, Lace and frills and much more were on the exhibition…

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I totally enjoyed the Style kingdom exhibition with amazing varieties of jewellery, accessories, dresses, footwear and much more under one roof.. Glued to my blog to know more fashion and lifestyle exhibitions in and around Chennai….