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Karonde Mirchi Ki Achari Sabji ( Pickled Natal plum And Green Chilli)

Whenever I am upset for some reason my husband holds my hand and say these golden lines " Enjoy the little moments in life one day you will look back and realize they were the big things." He is so true whenever I look back and go down the memory lane I visualise all those special sweet moments which we have spend together and with our friends those late night chit chats, unplanned potlucks, picnics.... 
Food and memories go very strongly together and for me personally of the strong memories I have, ...do have a food element attached to them. Food induces a nostalgia in me like nothing else can. So this time when I visited Rajasthan in summers my food memories took me years back when one of my old aunt use to cook special Rajasthani food for me specially the chatpate mirchi karonde ki sabji and gutty curry ....I asked her so many times about how she makes this wonderful stuff ...and always got same answer with love'.
So this time in summers when I saw karonde with one of t…

Banana almond milk shake

Another milk shake with banana, honey and hand full of almonds ....this  is also good for children as well as grown ups. if you want to make the banana milkshake more easy to digest then use the bananas which are more ripe and you can also use a  pinch of cardamom or cinnamon powder. This milkshake is really very simple to make .....even kids can make it easily. 
Bananas are the most widely consumed fruits in the world and for good reason. The curved yellow fruit packs a big nutritional punch, wrapped in its own convenient packaging. Some scientists believe that the banana may have even been the world's first fruit. These can also be a good way to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6. High in antioxidants, bananas provide protection from free radicals, which we come into contact with every day, from the sunlight to the lotion you put on your skin, Bananas are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing type-2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and h…

Papaya shake ( Nutritional drink )

If you've ever thought of blending papaya into a shakes, you're in for a treat. My elder daughter is very fond of papaya and she can have it in any form now but when she was a toddler, she was a very fussy eater and I had to struggle a lot to make her eat, that time shakes and smoothies where great time savers for me as I just had to make her drink a glass full of nutrition and she was done for the morning breakfast .....now she is grown up but  shakes and smoothie love is still on ....I have lots of interesting and well tried & tested recipes with me for all those moms whose toddlers are fussy eaters like my daughter:) 
First in series is papaya shake .....healthy, tasty and creamy .....papaya is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fiber.  I have learnt a lot about the health benefits of papaya on google if you are also curious to know …