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A perfect and foolproof Jowar Bajra Roti Recipe

When winter rolls around, or when I’m on a diet, there’s one recipe I always turn to: Jowar Bajra Paratha. This wholesome and nutritious paratha is incredibly satisfying and pairs beautifully with jaggery or any curry sabji. Not only is it a staple during colder months, but it’s also a fantastic option for those looking to incorporate more healthful grains into their diet. So lets see how to make perfect jowar bajra paratha.


1 cup Jowar Flour

1 Cup Bjara Flour

Water as needed

Ghee for Cooking


In a mixing bowl, combine the jowar flour and bajra flour. Gradually add hot water to the flour mixture. Keep adding water until the mixture comes together to form a soft and pliable dough. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth. The hot water helps in binding the flours.

Divide the dough into equal-sized portions to make roti. Take a portion of the dough and dust some flour to prevent sticking. Roll out the ball into a round roti. Heat a tawa on medium-high heat. Place the rolled paratha on the hot tawa. Cook for a minute  Flip the paratha and cook the other side. Apply ghee on both sides for added flavor and to keep the roti moist.

Once both sides are cooked and crispy, remove the roti from the tawa. Serve hot with jaggery or a curry of your choice.

Enjoy your nutritious and wholesome Jowar Bajra Roti! 🌾🍽

Do try out this simple recipe. I am sure you guys will love it. Let me know what other kind of millet roti you make at home in the comments section. It will be great to know.

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Incredible Health Benefits of Mishri- The Indian Rock Sugar

If you have ever been to an Indian restaurant, it is common to spot a bowl, at the entrance of a restaurant containing fennel seeds and rock candy squares. This practice stems from the age-old ayurvedic wisdom that mishri is a mouth freshener, digestive, mood uplifter and energy booster. 

Rock sugar also known as Khand or Mishri is unrefined sugar made from the solution of sugarcane and the sap of palm tree. It is made by evaporating the sugarcane sap. The nectar and sugarcane tree is almost colourless when it is in its fresh form. As it ages for a few hours it develops a creamish colour. To make white mishri, it is processed further by boiling the creamy mishri with water and then cooling it down in dark spaces. The unrefined rock candy is similar to the refined sugar in colour but tastes so much better in flavour. It is less sweet than refined sugar making it an ideal, mild sweetener for many drinks and dishes.

How to differentiate between Real Mishri and Artificial Mishri

There are three types of mishri available in the market. They are:

* Dhage wali mishri: It is simply mishri crystallised on a thread. It is the authentic, traditional form of mishri.

* Small machine-made crystals of mishri

* Large crystallised lumps without any thread

For real Mishri, go for Dhage (Thread) wali Mishri as it is the most traditional and authentic mishri. The use of thread is a common practice to support the process of crystallization.

Read below for some amazing health benefits of Mishri:-

Mishri is loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids and is often used for medicinal purpose. It is used in Ayurveda for centuries for strengthening weak immune system.

  • Cough suppressant: Due to its medicinal and therapeutic value, mishri, in Ayurveda, helps easing cough and cold symptoms. It is also famous among Indian classical singers to prevent their vocal cords from being dry. A powder of mishri and black pepper with lukewarm water helps in alleviating cough and also sweeps out excess mucus. Pop a small piece of mishri instead of sugar and artificial flavour loaded cough lozenges as a natural cough suppressant.
  • Aids Digestion: It also helps in giving relief from acidity, gas, nausea and indigestion. Having mishri with fennel seeds post meal is not just an amazing mouth freshener but it also helps in digestion. 
  • Increases Haemoglobin: According to a famous nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar, mishri is useful in anaemia, weakness, pale skin, dizziness and fatigue. It helps to support good blood flow in the body.
  • Boosts Energy: Mishri is an instant source of energy, that refreshes your dull mood and boosts your energy especially during post-menopausal mood swings. Mishri improves memory and eases mental fatigue.
  • Mood Swings: It helps in dealing with mood swings, depression especially in new mothers as a result of post-partum depression.
  • Treats Nausea: Mishri is an elixir when it comes to relieving nausea and vomiting sensations. By keeping these tiny sweet in your mouth, you can soothe the unease that may have got triggered by acidity or an infection.


While natural sweeteners like jaggery and honey also have amazing health benefits, mishri is often overlooked and forgotten because of its pale countenance. And for people who worry about ‘sugar’, it’s the processed and hidden sugars in the processed foods you need to be wary of. Natural sugar works wonders and should be a part of your healthy, wholesome diet but of course in moderation. Cheers to good health! 🙂

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Avocado, Basil, and Grilled Tomato Sandwich: A Perfect Breakfast Option

Looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast option? This Avocado, Basil, and Grilled Tomato Sandwich is the perfect way to kickstart your day. Packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavors, this sandwich not only tastes amazing but also provides essential nutrients to keep you energized throughout the morning. The creamy avocado, aromatic basil, and juicy grilled tomatoes come together in a delightful combination that will make your taste buds sing.


Sliced avocado
Basil leaves
Grilled tomato slices
Salt and pepper


Wash and clean the basil leaves. Cut the avocado into slices.

Heat a pan and add butter. Grill the tomato slices in the butter until they are slightly charred. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Toast your bread slices until they are golden and crispy.

Start by placing the grilled tomato slices on one piece of toast.

Layer the avocado slices on top of the tomatoes.

Add the fresh basil leaves. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper for extra flavor.

Serve: Cut the sandwich into two pieces and serve with your favorite sauce or chutney.

Why This Sandwich is Great for Breakfast
This sandwich is not only quick and easy to make but also incredibly nutritious. Avocados are rich in healthy fats and fiber, which help keep you full longer. Basil adds a refreshing flavor and is packed with antioxidants. Grilled tomatoes bring a slight sweetness and are a good source of vitamins A and C. Together, these ingredients create a balanced meal that is perfect for a satisfying breakfast.

Give this Avocado, Basil, and Grilled Tomato Sandwich a try and start your day on a delicious note. It’s a simple yet flavorful recipe that you can enjoy any day of the week. Don’t forget to share your feedback or any variations you try! Enjoy your breakfast!

Explore More Delicious Sandwich Recipes
If you enjoyed this sandwich, be sure to check out our other sandwich recipes for more tasty ideas. Here’s is some of our favorites: Hummus sandwich , Mushroom Cheese Sandwich, Hung Curd Spinach Cheese Sandwich.

Happy cooking!

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Nutritious and Delicious: Green Moong Dal Chilla with Veggie Stuffing

As the seasons change, so does our craving for nutritious and delicious meals. Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that’s perfect for breakfast or a light dinner – Stuffed Green Moong Dal Chilla. This recipe is packed with protein and veggies, making it a wholesome choice for everyone in the family.


For the Chilla Batter:

1 cup soaked green moong dal
2-3 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
Salt to taste

For the Stuffing:

1 carrot, grated
1 capsicum, finely chopped
1 beetroot, grated
100g paneer, grated

Soak the green moong dal overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Drain the soaked moong dal and add it to a blender along with garlic cloves, green chillies, and salt. Blend until you get a smooth batter. You can add a little water if needed to reach the desired consistency.

Grate the carrot, beetroot, and paneer. Finely chop the capsicum. Mix all the grated and chopped vegetables together. Add a pinch of salt if desired.

Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with oil. Pour a ladleful of the chilla batter onto the pan and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin pancake.

Cook the chilla on one side until it starts to turn golden brown. Flip it over and cook the other side.

Once both sides of the chilla are cooked, place a generous amount of the vegetable and paneer stuffing on one half of the chilla.

Fold the chilla over the stuffing to make a semi-circle. Press down gently with a spatula to ensure the stuffing is secure and the chilla is cooked through.

Serve the stuffed green moong dal chilla hot with a side of your favorite chutney or yogurt.

Health Benefits of Green Moong Dal Chilla:
Protein-Rich: Green moong dal is an excellent source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.

Fiber-Filled: The vegetables and dal provide a good amount of dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and keeping you full for longer.

Nutrient-Dense: Packed with vitamins and minerals from the carrots, capsicum, beetroot, and paneer, this dish supports overall health and well-being.

Give this delicious and nutritious stuffed green moong dal chilla a try, and don’t forget to share your feedback! If you have your own variations, we’d love to hear them in the comments below. Happy cooking!

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5 Herbal Teas for Better Health- Gut Friendly

Whether you are reading a book, watching your favourite show, chatting with a friend or just having a quiet me time, who doesn’t love the warmth of a good tea. 

Unlike real tea (green, yellow, white, black, oolong, and post-fermented tea) which comes from Camellia Sinensis, herbal teas are made from dried flowers, dried fruits, fruit peels, herbs and spices. They are not only delicious but have soothing, calming and health-promoting properties. Most herbals contain no caffeine, and do not have tea’s special antioxidants EGCG or the amino acid tea theanine.

Whether you are struggling with recurring bouts of bloating, acidity, indigestion, or flatulence or are looking to give your gut a much-needed break these herbal infusions can give you relief and strengthen your digestion and metabolism. In addition to that, certain herbal teas can help strengthen your heart and liver health. 

Human beings have been experimenting with herbal teas for centuries. In historical records, the Sumerians were the first group to use herbs dating back to 5,000 years ago. 1,000 years later, records mention China and India using herbals as well. India has been considered as a treasure house of medicinal and aromatic plant species. According to WHO (2000), 65% of the world’s population integrate the medicinal plant for treatment and 80% of the Indian population used plant product for treating many diseases. 

Which herbal tea you should use will depend upon your needs and body condition that will make you choose one herbal infusion over another. According to Chinese medicine, all herbals teas are separated into two categories: cooling and warming. Some herbals have stronger cooling properties, helping cut down inflammation. Warming properties help you with better blood circulation. 

Herbal teas have become very popular over the years because it is almost always caffeine free, and with gentle and mild flavors there are many choices. In this post we will discuss 5 Herbal Teas from which you can choose based on your requirement, availability and body needs. If you are an expectant mother and morning sickness is one of your major concerns give this Ginger and Herbal Blends: 5 Blends for Morning Sickness Relief a try.

To understand more about what kind of herbal teas you can have when you are pregnant, this post will give a detailed understanding about ‘why’ behind each recommendation- Herbal Teas in Pregnancy: Navigating Safety and Embracing Benefits

5 Herbal Tea Infusions 

1. Blue Tea:

Blue tea is made with Butterfly Pea flowers or Aparajita flowers. It’s not a new fad. This concoction is centuries old and has its origin in South East Asia. Thanks to travel shows and food blogging, this caffeine free tea became famous worldwide

  • Helps to aid digestion. 
  • When consumed before bedtime, it helps to promote healthy sleep.
  • Antioxidants present in blue tea can help improve skin health. 
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Stimulates collagen production 
  • Helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation due to its potential interaction with neurotransmitters in the brain.

How to brew it? 

Just add 4-5 dried or fresh flowers in a cup of hot water. Cover and let it seep for 10 minutes. You can add a cinnamon stick, cardamom, star anise or honey to enhance the flavour. Finish it with some lemon juice. 

2. Rhododendron Tea: 

Rhododendron is naturally occurring plant which originated in the valley of Himalayas, Kashmir, Assam and Manipur in India and in some regions of Bhutan. This plant is acquiring a special place in the cultural as well as economic life of the people. It possess various health benefits, such as prevention and treatment of diseases associated with heart, detoxification, inflammation, bronchitis and asthma. The leaves possess effective antioxidant activity. Due to these reasons, the flower has been entitled as the national flower of Nepal and state flower of Himachal Pradesh (India)

  • It provides protection against stress and inflammation reduction
  • Helps safeguard against chronic diseases
  • Regular consumption of rhododendron can help strengthen your immunity making you less susceptible to illnesses.
  • Contribute to maintaining healthy heart. They assist in reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.
  • Provide relief from symptoms such as bloating, indigestion and constipation.
  • Possess properties which help in congestion, ease coughs and improve overall respiratory health.

How to brew it?

Put 1 tsp of dried rhododendron flowers in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes or longer as per your liking. Add lemon juice if required. For cold infusion, let the steeped tea cool down.

Aside from the above mentioned advantages, rhododendron juice extracted from the flowers or leaves of this plant is widely used to harness its benefits. It is renowned for its properties and contributions to health. It is a hydrating beverage that proves especially beneficial in hot climates or during physical exertion. For days when hot beverages are not your thing, you can try out Masala Monk’s Rhododendron Squash (Buransh ka Sharbat) which is produced from fresh Rhododendron Flowers that are hand-picked in the foothills of the Himalayas.

3. Spiced Tea:

If you are struggling with bloating, indigestion, flatulence, acidity, or gas, this will calm down your digestive system. This tea will help to strengthen your metabolism and will help in better digestion. All these spices below have a calming effect on your digestive system. You can have it either in the morning or 30 minutes after a heavy meal.

How to brew it?


  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds

Take 2 cups of water. Add all the ingredients above. Let it boil till it reduces to half. Sieve and sip warm. You can add lemon juice to it once it is off heat.

4. Lemongrass Tea:

I love lemongrass flavour- mild, slightly lemony and sweet. It’s not only a delightful drink but has great health benefits too. If you have lemongrass plant at home, make the most of it. It’s full of antioxidants and it’s a great healthy drink if you have water retention problems. 

  • It aids digestion due to its cooling effect esp if you have bloating problems. 
  • It can help in controlling chronic cough and cold by reducing congestion
  • It’s an amazing immunity boosting and stress relieving concoction.
  • It is a powerful diuretic, stomach and gut cleanser and helps fight water retention.

How to brew it?

Add 2-3 stalks of lemongrass in 2 cups of water. The best way to squeeze out maximum flavour from lemongrass is to use its bottom stalk and bruise the stalk slightly with a rolling pin before adding. To enhance the flavour you can try adding 2-3 pods of cardamom and 1 star anise. Reduce the infusion to half and sip warm. You can add honey or lemon slice to it while serving.

5. Orange Peel Tea:

This is one of my favourites. There is nothing more comforting than a cup of freshly brewed hot tea with citrus fragrance. Oranges are one of the healthiest fruits and their peels have great medicinal properties. There’s proven research around the effectiveness of orange peels in boosting metabolism and immunity.

  • A natural decongestant, in clearing lungs and phlegm and in also reducing allergy-causing histamine.
  • It has diuretic properties that help to eliminate excess body fluid and reduce abdominal bloating.
  • It has excellent amounts of hesperidin, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which improve blood circulation.
  • Because it contains excellent amounts of antioxidants, orange peel tea helps improve the function of insulin.
  • It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants can protect and improve liver function.

How to brew it? 

Take a tbsp of fresh or dried orange peel without the white part. It is recommended to prioritize organic versions of the fruit, as these are less likely to contain pesticides. Boil the water in a kettle or pot. Turn off the heat, and add the orange peels. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes and then strain and drink without adding sugar or sweetener. To enhance the taste I like to add a small piece of cinnamon stick to it.


All these herbal infusions have tremendous health benefits when made a part of your lifestyle. But these herbal infusions are in no way a magic potion or a replacement for your medication. If you are suffering from some ailment, keep your doctor in loop before trying anything new. While you have these infusions, keep in mind that you must make necessary changes in your lifestyle to reap the health benefits. Eat smart and move more to stay healthy.