Sunday, 31 March 2013


Have been seeing this fruit on and off lately everywhere quite in abundance......thats white jamun,have you heard of it, its a variant of the black jamun, the tree produces white coloured fruit,commonly known as white jamun.

White jamun  is grown especially for its cooling nature that can be very refreshing and slaking on a hot day. They are pear-shaped structure, skin is smooth, waxy and thin that comes in varying colors ranging from white, pale green color, green, pink, rose red and crimson color. The fruit’s pith is snow white like.The fruit is crisp, almost crunchy and juicy in taste with a mild scented flavor, tasting mildly sweet. Often seedless fruit, you can eat these fruits out-of-hand, without any need to peel the skin.

Common names of the fruit include wax apple, love apple, java apple, chomphu, wax jambu, rose apple, bell fruit, makopa.

Uses Of wax apple

Fruits can be added in salad and the unripe fruits can be eaten with salt or dipped in a sweetish-spicy sauce.
It also tastes best when the fruits are soaked in salt water for 30 minutes. 

Raw fruits are used for for making wine and vinegar. 

The juice of ripe fruit is used for preparing jams, jelly, sauces and other beverages.

Health benefits 
Stops diarrhea & dysentery.

Relieves throat affections and other respiratory diseases.
Removes worms.

Vinegar made from the fruit gives relief in colitis,indigestion,stomach diseases. It relieves gas and improves digestion.

Many members of the Wax Jambu family have volatile oils which help in medicinal applications. The medicinal oil is present throughout the living tissue most of the Wax  Jambu species.

A 2008 study published in “Advances in Biological Research” also indicate the fruit’s phytochemicals have mild antibiotic and antifungal properties against staphylococcus, candida aureus and mycrobacter smegmatis.

Go ahead Njoy the fruit especially now when its in season

Happy easter

 Happy Easter

Easter is a time for joy and happiness epitomising new beginnings as devotees recall the resurrection of Christ.

Churches throughout the world celebrate Easter as a major feast ranking with Christmas. On Easter Sunday, most Christians attend church in the morning and upon returning home, the younger members of the family receive easter eggs. The type of Easter egg can vary from a simple hard-boiled egg with its shell painted in brillient hues, to the more exqusite confection with an outer shell made from marzipan or chocolate. Upon breaking them one is often delighted to find a delectable assortment of toffees and bon bons.

Easter Eggs can have health benefits – just go for dark chocolate which contains high cocoa content. Dark chocolate is made with a high proportion of cocoa and also contains large amounts of flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants and lower blood pressure.
Try to find plain dark chocolate with the highest cocoa content possible, preferably more than 70 per cent. This means they don't have too much sugar and saturated fat.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy ester

Friday, 29 March 2013

You are what you eat

You are what you eat
We are what we eat. We've all heard it, but most of us probably don't quite believe it.

It's every bit as true as it is hard to see. The nutritional content of what we eat determines the composition of our cell membranes, bone marrow, blood, and hormones. Consider that the average adult loses roughly 300 billion cells to old age every day and must replace them. Our bodies are literally manufactured out of the food we consume.

That's why what we put in them is of utmost importance. In short, our bodies are only as clean as the food we feed them.
It refers to the importance of eating good food. If you have a healthy diet, you will be a healthy person. If you eat unhealthy food, your body will take damage.

Eating well is part of the formula that can reduce our risk of any major chronic disease by 80 percent and reach into our innermost selves to improve the health of our very genes.

In short its all in your hands you have a choice in what you are made of…you are what you eat.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Happy and colourful Holi

Happy and colourful Holi
Wish you Happy Holi!

Drench yourself in vibrant colours and sweet moments

Enjoy the colourful festival of holi

Thandai with a twist....thandai ice cream

Thandai with a twist....thandai ice cream

1 kg vanilla ice cream
a few saffron (kesar) strands
To be ground into a fine powder
1/4 cup almonds (badam)
2tbsp watermelon seeds
2tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp green cardamom (elaichi) powder
¼ inch pc of cinnamon
8-10 dried rose petal
10 to 12 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
20 white peppercorns

Take 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream and add to it the soaked mixture of  thandai powder or 2tbsp  thandai syrup, blend it well and then again refrigerate it for 4-6 hours.
Garnish with almonds, pistachios,saffron and rose petals. Serve chilled. 

                    Njoy your lovely Thandai icecream....