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COPING WELL WITH EXAMINATIONS

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EXAMINATIONS..


Here are some tips to follow, so health and mental problems wont arise in the time of exams.

Examinations are a terror which cause lots of tension to both students and their mothers.
Students in their tension skip off the morning breakfast which is a MUST.
The breakfast in the morning is an important one,which calms down the brain, and makes it work better,helps to remember everything in exam.
Therefore the examinations will be attended successfully.
The breakfast should be nutritous with proteins and carbs.

A glass of Milk,or Badam milk.ChhappathisButter,bread and jamBoiled eggsFruitsFruit juices Mothers should take care that their children will have them,before exams to cope up the exams successfully.
Do not go for junk foods or fries.
Take plenty of water and fruit juices.
And also there are some ayurvedic medicines available in India,which relate to increase of brain power.
Can use it under a ayurvedic doctors prescription.
Usage of Brahmi is one of such example.

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GONGURA FRIED RICE / SORREL LEAVES RICE

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GONGURA FRIED RICE


A famous delicacy of south india,gongura rice is so easy to prepare and tastes delicious..can be prepared in minutes of time..
Materials:
Gongura paste: 1 cup Sorrel leaves/gongura should be well washed,boiled and made in to paste.Cooked rice: 1 and 1/2 cupsNuvvula podi / sesame powder: 1/4 th cupSeasoning items: 1 tsp  each of mustard seeds,urad daal, chana daal and jeeraCurry leaves : 2 tbspRed mirchi slits :of 2 nosGreen chilli slits of 2 nosCilantro : optionalGarlic flakes :6 to 8 optionalMethi seeds :1/2 tspSaltOil 2 tbsp Method:
Place a pan on the stove and add oil to it.Add methi seeds,seasoning materials one by one.Fry for 2 mins,next add red chilli,green chilli slits,curry leaves and garlic flakes.Mix and fry well,for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.Next add gongura paste and mix well for 2 minutes,next add salt to it and mix well.Then add cooked rice(rice should not be hot,it should be at room temp)Mix well,lastly add sesame powder / nuvvula podi..and mix well.…

GREEN TEA BENIFITS

1) Weight Loss
2) Anti – Aging
3) Lowers Blood Pressure
4) Fights Cancer
5) Asthma Relief
6) Lowers Cholestrol
7) Fights against Infections
8)Rheumatoid arthrities
9)Cardio vascular disease
10)Infections
11)Prevent tooth decay


Harmful effect:
If drunk more it causes Insomnia.

AWARD

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Woww..got  another award..This award was shared by Hema of Hems kitchen ,and Thanks Hema for remembering me and passing this award..This is the second award.

And now i pass this lovely award to these lovely bloggers
Aipi of                 USmasalaUma of                Umas culinary worldHari chandana of Indian cuisineSanthosh  of        Santhoshs kitchenPadmini of           Padhus kitchenSathya of             Super yummy recipesSharmi of             NeivedhyamChaithra  of          AathidhyamKrishnaveni of      Krishnavenis kitchenPadma of             Padmas kitchenMalar gandhi of    Diet worldNivedita of           Niveditas kitchenKitchen queen of  Khatta meetha thikkaHarmaan of          Hamaare thoughtsPrathiba of           The chef and her kitchen    
I have to pick only 15 bloggers thats why i short listed though i want to pass it to many more..
RULES:
Accept this award.Post it in your blog with the name of the blogger who has given you this award..with a link to her blog.Pass it o…

STUFFED BRINJAL CURRY...GUTHHI VANKAYA KURA...EGG PLANT CURRY

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GUTHHI VANKAYA KURA..STUFFED BRINJAL CURRY..

Egg plant curry...Guthhi vankaya kura...is one of the South Indian traditional recipe,which is a no onion no garlic recipe and is a sathvik food item which goes well with south indian families..It can be prepared as stuffed brinjal / egg plant  curry,by stuffing the spicy curry paste in to the brinjals cut into 4 halves with the ends intact..You can make it when you get bored with onion or garlic..or on festive days.

Ingredients:
Egg plant ..brinjals..vankayalu- 1/2 KgOil - 3 Tbspns for curry Salt - To taste Egg Plant - Either made in to pieces or cut into 4 halves for stuffing with the end of the brinjal intact..

Curry paste:
Oil 1 tbsp for fryingUrad Dal - 2 HandfullsMethi seeds - 1 t spnRed Chillies - 5 or 6(To your spice level)Jeera - 1 tspnHing powder - 1/2 tspn
Method:

Place a pan on the stove and add 1 tsp oil,and let it heat.Add urad dal, methi seeds, red chilles, jeera.. to the pan,and let it splutterAt last add hing before 1 minute …

COOL SUMMER

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SUPER COOL SUMMER
In the Summer season, though how careful we are,take extra care not to get dehydration,sun-tan,excessive perspiration,body odour,and dry skin in rocky places which cause tiny summer wrinkles to appear,etc skin ailments.Every body sweats and loses lots of water.Do take lots of water,coconut water,buttermilk with Salt,and lime water,healthy drinks made with powdered millets,what we call ragi java etc.And also soups to be included in the menu.Foods to be included are cabbage,tomatoes,daals and beans,bananas and sprouts,raisins and leafy vegetables especially palak.Regarding sunscreen -foods that are red,orange,yellow and green in colour,such as kheera,tomato,carrot,capsicum,acts as sunscreen protective layer in the body,resulting the reflection of ultra violet rays.Fruits control the body heat, so water melon is a good option.Pine apple ,banana,grapes and cherries also play an important role.For those who cant take fruits can prepare fruit salaads,and milk sh…

KITCHEN--A BEAUTY CLINIC

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KITCHEN IS A BEAUTY CLINIC FILLED WITH COSMETICS: Kitchen is a beauty clinic full of herbal cosmetics,if properly used creates miracles.When facial skin lacks moisture and feels dry,dip in a cottonwool in whole milk and apply all over the face.Let it dry for half an hour.Afterwards wash face with cool water.Do this for 10 days ,see the change.Mix Papaya paste well(mashed),apply to the face and wash after half an hour.It removes the oilyness and dullness of the skin.Mix keera juice to a few drops of milk,apply.It cleanses the face.For a dull facial skin,one can also apply mashed Banana paste.
For a shining facial skin,mix 2 spoons lime juice,2 spoons dosakaya rasam,2 spoons carrot juice.Apply the mixture of these 3 items,apply as a MASK and wash after 20 minutes with a cool water.

To make the facial skin shining,apply 4 spoons Barley powder and 3 spoons of Lime juice,and some water,well mixed. Keep it until it is dry. And wash with cold water.To tone the skin ,mix Egg White to a…

GREEN CHILLI FRITTERS / MIRAPAKAYA BAJJI

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Mirapakaya bajji / green chilli fritters,is one of the famous snack item prepared in the evenings..Especially college / school going children make their queues near chat bhandars in the evenings for this/their favourite mirapakaya bajji..
Materials:
Oil for deep frying For batter:
Besan / senaga pindi - 1 cupRice flour -1 tbspSaltRed chilli powder 1 pinchEating soda 1 pinchWater for mixing.For chillie mixture:
Green chiilies -4 to 5 nosGreen chilli, should be teared with a knife in the middle,remove the seeds from itFor stuffing in green chillies:
Boiled potato 1 noAjwain / vamu 1/4 tspAmchur powder / lime juice 1/4 tspSalt a littleMix these 4 items in to a paste form,and stuff in the green chillies and keep them ready.Method:
Mix water in the besan powder  rice powder mix ,add sufficient water,the mixed batter should be thick and resemble dosa batter for its thickness. Place a pan on the stove add oil to it.After the oil is heated ,dip the stuffed green chilli in the besan batter and care…