Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Yummy Recipe By Mummy - Lychee Mojito

With Summer's, everyone's favorite mocktails comes to limelight again. Mocktail is a non alchoholic drink which consists of a mixture of fruit juices, syrups or soft drinks.

My all time favorite mocktail is Virgin Mojito, can't miss a single opportunity to have it either at home or outside. It's just so yummilicious (*drools*)

With the arrival of Lychee (Litchi), yummy summer fruit. I just came up with an idea to give my favorite Virgin Mojito a yummy lychee twist.


Lychee (Litchi) Mojito

Ingredients :
Lychee - 10 to 15
Mint leaves -  10 to 12
Lemon - 1
Sugar - to taste
Aerated Drinks (Sprite or 7up)  - 1bottle (you can use soda water too)
Ice (crushed)

Method :
1. Peel, de-seed and make puree of Lychee.
2. In a glass, add few mint leaves, 2-3 thin slices of lemon.
3. With a spoon or muddler, gently crush the mixture, so that mint leaves and lemon releases the juices.
4. Add sugar and crush again.
5. Add a thick layer of crushed ice.
6. Pour lychee puree on it.
7. Slowly pour chilled aerated drink (Sprite/Soda) and stir to mix.

You are ready to beat the heat with a glass of refreshing lychee mojito.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Share The Load - #LaundryGoesOddEven

Do you remember the times when work done are purely gender based. When men was supposed to step out, work hard and earn for family’s well-being whereas women is supposed to handle household chaos aka chores.

But with time and development, this scenario has drastically changed. Women stepped out and excelled in many fields whereas men started doing household too.
Cooking was once,  all women's job but now the scenario changed, I have seen men cooking much better than women, my father is a perfect example of great cook. I always call my dad, whenever I need answer to my cooking queries.

With so many changes over a period of time, one thing is still not changed. One work is still gender based and meant to be done by women only - LAUNDRY.




Why Men Can't Do Laundry?
Why Laundry Is Considered So Difficult Task?

With the electronic revolution taking over the world, I guess laundry is not a difficult task anymore.

And I discussed this with my hubby, and the answer is quite weird.

He said, clothes are not cleaned properly in machine, it need extra efforts from soaking the clothes to brush the collar and cuffs.

I said,  it's a sheer misconception.

He said,  Everyone does it the same way?

I said, me not.

He said, then how clothes are so clean?

I said, it's the magic of Ariel Matic 



I explained, Ariel Matic is made to give best results with washing machines either front load or top load like ours. Just sort clothes,  add one scoop of Ariel Matic and load the machine and you are done.

He was surprised, and out of curiosity and doubt said, Let me try.

I said, my pleasure

He rushed to the machine, loaded clothes added the required amount of Ariel Matic, done the required settings (of-course with my help, gosh it's difficult to explain the easiest things to first timers especially husbands)

With all his curiosity, he waited for the clothes to be washed and then for his satisfaction, took out clothes from the machines, checked every single clothes and then hang them to dry.

He exclaimed, wow clothes are perfectly cleaned and it seems to be an easy task with Ariel Matic.

Darling Hubby With His New Favorite


Partners In Sharing Load


Then I told his about happily about Odd Even Activity to share the load By Ariel Matic, he was elated to hear about it and was super excited to share the load with me.

The day he realized the magic of Ariel matic was a odd day, so he decided to wash clothes on every odd day and I was given the same work on even days.

Being a delhiite, he was like if I can follow odd even on roads why not at home and *laughs*. But he religiously took 15 minutes to set reminder for every odd day to do his task for next 3 months to share the load.

Share the load activity by Ariel Matic, will be active in my house for next 3 months atleast. *happy dance*

Little Supporter



Watch the video below. It shows how a father learns to share the load with the mother. And will surely melts your heart.
So, get up and get ready to #ShareTheLoad with Ariel Matic. It's better late than never. 



I am taking part in the #LaundryGoesOddEven Challenge by Ariel India at BlogAdda.

Let Your Little's Learn With Fun With Chu Chu TV

Little brat at my home, is just two,
He make me busy and keep me on my toes,
OMG, he is so super charged,
I really find to keep him busy hard,
Never tired, always ready to race,
I can't even say no to his demanding face,
Needed a solution and got one,
Time to share with others mom's,
To make there life bit easy and fun..

Hola mommies, if you can relate to first 6 lines by me, I am sure u r excited to know about something I was talking about in next 3 lines.

Every mommy including me finds it difficult to manage baby's whole day long, they always need mom when we are super busy or need some me time. It always happens with me, when I have a phone call to make, my kiddo needs to talk with me and If I am off to household activities he suddenly gets bore with all his toys and games.

I was searching for solution to all this and something to keep my baby busy and came across an awesome YouTube Channel of Chu Chu TV.

Chu Chu TV Logo.  

Woah, chu chu tv is surely my kiddos best friend now. Popular nursery rhymes and many more kids songs that brings positive messages with entertaining songs and awesome graphics in videos for baby's to relate, learn and enjoy.

My little love, just love his date time with Chu Chu TV coz Chu Chu TV is just so damn different.

I myself got surprised when I heard their innovation of our old nursery rhymes and how their awesome video and graphics are made so intelligently to incorporate good habits to our little ones.

Never thought a simple rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep can teach my two years little boy,  the joy of sharing - my little love forced me do give his favorite packet of chips to kids on streets.

Christmas song teaches value of respecting and helping elders -  I found my little one helping me in all ways he can, be it bringing his water glass to kitchen or helping me in arranging beds.

Head Shoulders Toes teaching them the value of exercises in life -  My kiddo take the skipping rope and try to jump as its a morning ritual at my home.

And the awesomest feeling is listening my kiddo singing those rhymes with his incomplete words in just two days.

With Chu Chu TV videos on I can finish my work, have some me time while my baby relates, learn and enjoy his time.

I seriously believe that babies are born Genius and learn whatever they see and hear. And Chu Chu TV is surely making my belief much stronger day by day.

So mommies, here my kiddos favorite video by Chu Chu TV which he watches once almost daily and surely learns rhymes and loads of good habits.


With more than a million subscribers, Chu Chu TV is among the best entertainment and learning channel for children's with loads of animated performance of nursery rhymes, kids songs, phonics and numbers. 

Mommies,  it's the right time to subscribe to Chu Chu TV and see your kiddo learn when they have their part of fun n enjoyment.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Yummy Recipe By Mummy : Paneer Makhani

Paneer is always tempting and life saver when you don’t know what to cook. Having said that, paneer is loved and cherished in almost every form in my home. But with summers the lazy cook in me comes out. Hate being in kitchen all the time food is getting ready (Tiring hot summers) . For this Paneer Makhani is the easiest recipe which reduces my time in kitchen and tastes Yummm..

So here's the recipe of yummy Paneer Makhani direct from my kitchen :)

 

Paneer Makhani


Ingredients :
Paneer  - 500gms (cut into desired shape) 
Onion - 4 (Sliced to 4pieces)
Tomato - 6 (Slice to 4pieces) 
Green Cardamom - 3 to 4
Garlic Cloves - 6 to 7
Green Chilly -  2 to 3
Ginger -  1 Knob
Cashew nut - 15
Cream - 2tbsp
Cinnamon - 1 
Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Coriander Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Kasuri Methi - 1/2tsp
Honey -  1tsp (optional) 
Bay Leaf - 1
Butter - 4tsp 
Salt - To Taste


Method :

1. Take a pan, Add sliced tomatoes, onion, green Chilly, garlic, ginger, cashew nuts, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamon, one tbsp butter, red chilli powder and one litre of water and allow it to boil for 20-25 minutes.

2. After 25 minutes, let it cool, transfer it to the blender and blend into a smooth paste. (You can use hand blender on pan too) 

3. Now in a separate pan add butter,  ginger(grated), 1 green Chilly, add paneer, red chilli powder and mix well. 

4. Add the gravy we made in step 1&2.

5. Add salt,  kasuri methi, and 2tbsp cream. Mix well and bring it to boil. 

6. (Optional) You can add 1tsp of honey if u like some sweetness in Makhani gravy. 

7. Garnish and serve. 



Yummy Paneer Makhani Is Ready To Served With Roti Or Rice. 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Kashmir Is Calling - My Perfect Vacation Gonna Happen Soon

“Time Together,
  Love filled Laugh,
  Fantastic Fun,
  Falling Snow, 
  And Shining Sun,
  My Idea of Perfect Vacation. “

For me, my perfect vacation is lovely moments shared with my beloved family escaping from beautiful yet very hot Delhi in summer. Some snowy affair, spending time in new culture, meeting new people. Enjoying the whole new aura and coming back to home with memories for life and new friends forever.

A fun-filled time, with loving family, an escape from daily chaos, and loads and loads of fun - My Idea Of Perfect Vacation 😍

Perfect vacation is made perfect with an Ideal Yatra.  Yes, an ideal journey is much needed for a perfect vacation.

This time to beat the heat, I planned a visit to Heaven On Earth, beautiful Kashmir, a place for unmatched scenic beauty and culture. Thinking about beautiful shikara's on Dal Lake, houseboats, beautiful Mughal garden make me crazy.  And thought about yummy food and Kehna brings out the foodie me. And the excitement to start my journey reached the peak.

Capture From Friends Camera :)

But a fun trip required lot of planning. It started with deciding the itinerary. And we decided our stay at three different locations Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar.

And we started with browsing a perfect Flight Schedule , to plan our journey accordingly.

A perfect trip is planned to the perfect destination, a flight to Srinagar, followed by a blissful car drive towards beautiful Pahalgam, enjoying the beautiful valleys on the way. Our beautiful journey made us realize why Kashmir is always a theme behind the beautiful creations by us, be it poetry, paintings or even beautiful captures.

Beautiful vicinity with beautiful Kashmiri Girls, do characterized the words “Kashmir Ki Kali” 😍 from our buzzing Bollywood.

As we are in the beautiful Kashmir, our stay has to be a houseboat. And we decided to stay there for one day, and other days at resort.

Woah, am super excited for my upcoming vacation to beautiful Kashmir. Beautiful Persian-style gardens in Srinagar are calling me to feel the beauty around, Shikara on Dal Lake are waiting for me and snow covered slopes in Gulmarg are calling me for some snowy affair and some snow filled fun.

Kashmir is surely a Paradise on earth. Beautiful temples, beautiful vicinity are part of this surreal valley and am going to be in amidst of it, enjoying and getting mesmerized by the beauty of beautiful mother nature around me.

My Stay and visit to the Paradise On earth and Pride of India is well planned now. Travel by air and road (who want to miss the chance to be with the beautiful valley, so road travel is a must.) A stay in 4-Star resort (Oops 5 Star is too expensive), Visit to beautiful slopes at Gulmarg, Lidder River In Pahalgham, Shikara ride on Dal Lake And a stay in the beautiful vicinity. 


Vacation on Charts for Me. My Ideal Yatra Is Planned. My perfect vacation going to happen soon, Bags are packed - Kashmir (Crown Of India) is calling.




Monday, 9 May 2016

One Stop Shopping Destination - The Little Shopper

The most beautiful moment of a woman's life is the moment when she find those two beautiful pink lines and she finds that a little blossom bloomed within her. Without a doubt, being pregnant is one for the most serene feeling a women feels. That's the only time when increasing weight and growing belly is always beautiful and a mom to be is always beautiful.
But... She always have one big question -- How to dress the bump?
Mom-To-Be wanted to have the best for her little love arriving. Being a mother, i can say, a list of stuff needed for baby is prepared before the little bundle of joy arrives. And that list includes lots of beautiful clothes for the little.
But... She always have one question -- From where I can buy the best for my little love?
With the birth of baby, a mother is born. She wanted to be the best mommy for her little. She wanted to give him the best of everything from bedding to blankets, from bibs to bottle, from clothes to toys. She never compromise with her baby's need but she wanted to be comfortable and confident too.
But... She always have one question -- Is there's any such places that fulfill all her needs at once?
So, all beautiful ladies, who are in a journey from two pink lines to little bundle of joy in hands, all your questions are answered at one stop shopping destination LITTLE SHOPPER.

Little shopper is a shopping destination for those beautifully growing bumps to the soft little ones. Little shopper has handpicked the best products for moms, babies, just to make a woman's transition from woman to mother seamless and joyful. Little shopper is one stop solution for all parenting needs, they provide parents with best of what they need to have and all they need to know to make their lives simpler.
They have solution for every question, we have in our beautiful journey. 
Beautiful maternity wear, to dress you bump at its best from awesome brands named House Of Napius, Mama Couture and Nine Maternity Wear, surely redefine maternity. The most beautiful wear make you look beautiful and dress your bump beautifully. They also provides best intimates by Nine Maternity Wear and Inner Sense to make the nursing experience easy and comfortable.
They also provides best bedding solution for your little love from awesome brands like Mi Dulce Anya, My Milestones, House Of Napius, Little West Street, Kaarpas, Farlin and ensure your little loves are with softest stuff and feel cozy when they are not getting cozy in your arms. They selected the best bedding sets, blankets, bolster set and swaddles for your little one , you just have to pick one and you are done.
Buying clothes for the little ones is toughest task ever, we need to think lot about it to match our little ones needs and softness. And Little Shopper comes to rescue here too. They bring together the best for your little love from awesome brands like Tiny Toddler, Earth Conscious, Liz Jacob, Zeezeezoo, Bachha Essential, Blue bus store, My Little Lambs, Kidology, Farlin, Andy & Evan and crafted best collection to save parents time and them more time to be with their little ones and ensure they get best for the little bundle of joy to their entire childhood journey.
They also fulfill all your feeding needs from bibs , sipper cups, bottles, dishes and utensils also all diapering needs from diaper bags, cloth diapers, wet wipes, diaper mats and also potty training essentials for your toddlers. And awesome range of toys, from rattles to early learning toys, they have it all by the awesome brand Little's.
For upcoming summers and our pretty little's, Little shopper comes with new summer must haves all under Rs.999. Isn't it awesome. Now our little get trendy in summers.

Their well curated boutique called Newborn Essentials where they listed all thing needed for newborn - making it easier for parents to shop and prepare for their baby.  
Did I Forget to mention, about the awesome blog by experts to give answer to all your pregnancy and parenting queries.  Keep yourself parenting updated and visit the awesome Little Shopper Blog
An awesomely special offer they are running on the occasion of mother's day, everybody who signs up will get Rs 3000 worth cash vouchers free - this offer is only for month of may. So All Mommies and Loving daddies, Do signup now, and get set shopping for your little one.
After visiting the awesome one stop shopping destination, I am impressed with the awesome collection they handpicked for us and felt it a blessing for all Parent-To-Be and all proud parents .

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Yummy Recipe By Mummy - Chicken Bharta

Chicken bharta is one of the most popular dish at my home and is loved by all. Chicken bharta is basically spicy diced or minced chicken. A delicious dish served with Naan or paranthas or even cherished with rice.

I prefer diced chicken over minced chicken, purely my choice. You can go with your choice.


 Chicken Bharta 

Ingredients :
Boneless Chicken - 500gms
Chopped Onion - 200gms
Tomato Puree - 1/2Cup
Black Cardamom - 3 to 4
Green Cardamom - 3 to 4
Bay Leaf - 4 to 5
Cloves - 3 to 4
Ginger Garlic Paste - 3 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Coriander Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Kasuri Methi - 1/2tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Olive Oil - 4tsp (You can use your regular oil) 
Salt - To Taste


Method :
1. Boil chicken with spices. ( Cloves, black &  green Cardamom,  bay leaves,  pinch of Turmeric powder and 1/2tsp salt)

Separate Chicken and water once boiled.  Remove spices from water and keep it safe for later use. 

2. Heat oil in pan, add Cumin seeds and chopped onion. Fry until onion  turns golden brown. 

3. Add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well

4. Add tomato Puree, salt and turmeric powder and let it cook until mixture release oil. 

5. Add boiled chicken(minced or diced). Mix well. 

6. Add Kasuri methi to boiled water(separated in step 1) and add to the pan. 

7. Let it cook at low flame until water evaporates. 

8. Garnish with coriander leaves.



Chicken Bharta is ready. Serve hot with Naan,  parantha or rice.