sevaiya sweet vermicelli recipe

One of my childhood memories of eid is the sevai kheer, we always use to visit in our neighborhood at my friend ekra’s house to dig our mouth in delicious kheer that her Ammi use to make with all the love especially for meethi (sweet) eid.

But after her father got transfer we always miss sweet sevaiya made by her Ammi on Eid, that when my mom came up with her version and trust me it is the best when mom makes the food for you.

As, this is my daughter’s first Eid I decided to recreate that moment and make sevaiya, although she is only 3 and a half month old instead her mom and dad will enjoy it with all of you loving readers.

Here’s my mom’s recipe of must-have sevaiya kheer on Eid.

http://hitsharesquare.com/activity/p/151142/ What all you need:

  • 2 liters of milk.
  • 8 tsp of sugar.
  • Pinch of cardamom powder.
  • 1/3 cup sevai ( vermicelli)
  • 1 tbsp raisins.
  • 1 tsp chopped cashew.
  • 1 tsp chopped almonds.
  • 2-3 strands of Kesar.

http://wpchotsprings.com/André-Rieu-Ballade-pour-Adeline(qMuKw1NYpjs) Preparation time:

1 hour.

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  • In a pan boil milk and sugar in low flame until it becomes half in quantity or pinkish brown in color.
  • Add cardamom powder and vermicelli when milk becomes half in quantity.
  • After one boil switch off the flame and add cashew, almond, and raisins in it.
  • Garnish it with Kesar strands.
  • And that’s it your sevai kheer is ready.

 

Note: tastes best when kept in a refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

 

With love

Shubhagini

Eid

Mubarak!

 

 

 

At home ideas for New Year celebration

One of my best memories of childhood is to celebrate New Year eve with friends and family at home, we have never ever visited or booked a special party hosted by many of the hotels, pubs, and restaurants.

The best part of celebrating at home is to dressed in pajamas and dance and eat like no one is watching.

We lived in an apartment where all the colony kids organize and hosted the party in the terrace; to relive those memories I am sharing some of the ideas that can help you in celebrating New Year eve at home especially if you are a new mom or a toddler’s mom.

Decoration:

  • Create a warm ambiance with a bonfire in the middle and chairs around it to stay connected with each other during the party.
  • If you are planning a party at terrace decorate it with the New Year banner and balloons on the floor.
  • Arrange a buffet system at one corner.
  • Set candle and flower arrangement in the tables to create warm vibes.
  • Make full use of fairy lights in the terrace wall, for a backdrop, around the tables wherever you think something is missing.

Food:

  • Bring your own food: divide the dishes among each house in this way no one will be loaded with whole responsibility of food and you’ll get the variety too.
  • If you have a baking specialist in your colony give him/her responsibility of preparing the cake if not can be bought from the bakery.
  • For beverages, the easiest recipe is to prepare a lemonade or to serve a cold drink.
  • For snacks popcorns, chips, mini samosas or fruit chat can be served.
  • In dessert ice cream or any Indian sweet can be served.

Games:

Plan a game that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids don’t make it complicated to understand the game for anyone.

  • A classic game like musical chair, dumb charade antakshari, and dart can be easy to manage and fun in playing too.

Music:

Each and everyone’s music taste is different so don’t go for what you like, when we plan a new year party our music is the new year special radio choose your favorite station and bring it on songs with a surprise and have fun.

Have fun and enjoy your New Year eve and do let me know if you have any queries.

Love Shubhagini

Happy New Year.

 

 

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How to get glow in winters

Winter cold make our skin look pale and dry and the low humidity steals the moisture away which can lead to cracking and itchiness too.

But by following a right skin care regime you can achieve the healthy glow in winters too by following these simple tips:

Cleansing:

Cleaning face with lukewarm water will prevent excessive dryness and won’t strip your oils too. Avoid using hot water for cleansing as it will make it drier.

Scrubbing:

Using mild exfoliate in winter won’t harm your skin, if you want to avoid market available scrub try to make your own with ingredient right from your kitchen,

What you need:

  • Coconut oil-2 Tsp
  • Fine sugar-1 Tsp

Direction:

  • In a bowl mix both 2 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of fine sugar.
  • And your mild scrub is ready coconut oil will moisturize your skin and fine sugar will exfoliate it mildly.

Moisturising:

Moisturising in the damp skin helps in locking moisture for a longer time if your skin is extremely dry and you need a natural ingredient for it use coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or almond oil.

Choose your moisturizer carefully for good results in winter, go for an oil-based moisturizer in winter rather than water-based one.

DIY winter face mask:

  • Papaya face mask.

What you need:

  • 2 tsp of honey.
  • A piece of ripe papaya.

Direction:

  • Mash the papaya well.
  • Add 2 tsp of honey.
  • Apply it in dry areas for 5-10 min.

 

  • Lemon and honey:

What you need:

  • 2 tsp honey.
  • Half a tsp lemon juice.

Direction:

  • Add lemon juice and honey in a bowl.
  • Mix it well.
  • Apply it on your face with cotton ball.
  • Leave it for 10-15 min.
  • Rinse it with water.

Drink plenty of water:

Drinking plenty of water will Keep your body hydrated and moisturize your skin. And your skin will glow in winters too.

Protect your skin:

Your skin needs sunscreen protection in winters due to the UVA and UVB rays peeping through clouds will damage your skin. So make sure to use sunscreen in winters too.

 

Hope these tips will help you to get that glow in winters. If you have any extra tips do comment in the comment section down below.

               Love Shubhagini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maternity Clothing Hacks

When I was pregnant I was all thrilled to shop for myself first 9 months and then for a baby, but the amount of price in name of maternity was way hell expensive.

Because of the fact that we can use them for few months only, I drop the idea of buying them instead with the little hacks and DIY I found on Pinterest you can survive in your pregnancy without buying them.

The first trimester is the easy one as you don’t need oversize cloth for the first 3 months; I have survived in my already owned clothes up to 5 months.

And now when I am in my 7 months I need that extra fabric, here are some hacks and DIY that I found on Pinterest for maternity hack.

Steal your husband T-shirt:

From lounging around the house to exercising I found them the comfiest outfit even though they are of a Medium size for your husband you’ll feel like large size all comfortable in it.

Bra-back extender:

Let’s face it your boobs will increase throughout the pregnancy and buying new lingerie every month will be a waste, a bra- back extender will work by adding some extra inches and breathing room for you.

Instead, invest in a good nursing bra.

Hair elastic:

Your favorite pair of jeans can still be worn with this simple hair elastic trick.

Make Maxi dress and Anarkali your best friend:

This is the best hack I have found to wear maxi dresses and Anarkali kurtas in your pregnancy as you can get them in a different style without spending much on it.

They can even do a trick on your maternity shoot.

Yoga pants and jeggings:

Like the maxi dress and Anarkali yoga pants and jeggings can also do a trick making you comfortable yet stylish at the same time.

Pair it up with long tops for that flaunting look.

Buy top in one size up:

For this hack go for a long top in one size up, they’ll not be stuck in your belly and will be comfortable too.

 

Here are my tips and tricks to save a little in maternity clothing, tell me yours in the comment section below.

Love Shubhagini

 

 

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DIY Coconut Winter Moisturiser

Winters are in its almost top notch, which brings dry skin and chapped lips and is the most irritating thing to face in this cozy winter. No matter how much you moisturize your skin it is the same dry feeling after some time.

Recently I came over this DIY recipe of moisturizer made up of all natural ingredients which are not only safe on your skin but also keeps it lubricant and chapped free for a longer time.

Here I have used coconut oil as a carrier oil you can also use almond oil, Shea butter or cocoa butter for it.

For this, all you need is:

  • 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil.
  • 2 capsule of vitamin E oil. ( easily available in medical stores)
  • 1 lemon zest.

Direction:

  • Add 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil in a bowl, solidified because it will be easy to whip it up with an electrical blender.
  • After whisking it up for 2-3 minutes add one whole lemon zest into it and squeeze two capsules of vitamin E oil into it.
  • Fold it up gently, exactly the way you fold a cream for cake.
  • And that’s it your homemade moisturizer is ready.
  • You can also add your favorite essential oil to it.
  • It can be stored in the fridge if you have mild winters.

 

Let me know in the comments how its turn out.

Love Shubhagini