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Mixed Fruit Jelly

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Winter is the time when there are plenty of ripe oranges and strawberries available in market. Today I am going to share a very simple recipe of mixed fruit jelly with winter fruits. The jelly is extremely nutritious as it contains all the goodness of fruits. Plus it contains no added colours and no added preservatives! This jelly can be prepared in no time and there are no specific quantity mandates of the ingredients. I have used oranges, strawberries, dates and raisins. We can add apple and any type of berry as well. Refrain from using banana and grapes. I call it jelly and not jam as I have not used gelatine as a coagulating agent. Gelatine is not good for health so better to do without it! Trust me the jelly will turn out very good, just like the ones available in market. Here goes the recipe:
Ingredients (For 200 gm jelly): Oranges- 3 large Strawberries- 8 Dates- 6 Raisins- 15 Suger- 50 gms (1/2 cup)
Procedure: Peel oranges, de-seed them and keep aside the bulby pulp. Dice the strawberr…

10 tips for Smart travel in Paris

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1.Buy a Navigo pass the moment u step in Paris. If your stay is more than 36 hours, it is convenient as well as economical to buy a weekly Navigo pass. This pass is available at the RER train station adjacent to CDG Airport. Infact it is available in all train/ metro stations/ RATP bus/ Trams and it covers all ground transport. Please do not forget to bring a passport size photo to get the physical pass. The physical card costs 5 Euros and the weekly zone 5 pass is priced at 22.8 Euros, which boils down to 27.8 Euros per person. This pass gives you the flexibility to travel seamlessly any number of times anywhere in Paris. Please note Zone 5 covers Airport, Disneyland and Versailles Palace. All other Paris attractions are covered inside Zone 3. 
2.Do not go for a '' Paris Pass" unless you are a museum freak and staying for a very long time at Paris. With Paris pass you have flexibility to travel anywhere in Paris any number of times (Navigo pass gives the same benefit at h…

Tips to apply for schengen visa from India

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What is Schengen? The Schengen system originated as a treaty between a group of five member states in 1985. A longer, more detailed treaty was then agreed in 1990. Over the years, steadily more countries have joined Schengen.
It now applies to all 28 EU member states, with the exception of six countries: the UK and Ireland (which do not have to join it); Cyprus (which cannot join as long as the island is divided); Romania and Bulgaria (because the Schengen states don’t want to admit them yet); and Croatia (which is not yet ready to join). There are also four associated countries which apply Schengen, even though they are not part of the EU: Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The main point of the Schengen rules is to abolish border checks between the participating countries, in order to speed up the movement of people and goods. In conjunction with this, there are standard strict rules on external border controls, and standard rules on obtaining a short-term visas, known as…

10 Thai Local Foods to Try

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No place is truly explored unless we try their local cuisine. In my recent trip to Thailand, I completely fell in love with Thai food. It is commendable how they use local fruits in many dishes like mangoes, bananas and pineapple into great combinations with non vegetarian food. Local food is super yummy, extremely affordable and available any time!

Here are the list of Top Ten local Thai delicacies that I found most interesting:

1. Pineapple Fried Rice: Served on a horizontally half cut medium sized pineapple and over loaded with eggs, chicken, shrimp(optional), veggies, pineapple chunks and cashew nuts. It is super delicious as well as super nutritious - a complete meal in itself!


2. Mango Chicken: The amalgamation of half ripen mangoes with chicken can produce such a lovely output cannot be realized unless you taste the Thai mango chicken. The flavour of mangoes in chicken gives a unique sweet- sour taste. A must try dish in Thailand. It goes well with sticky rice/ noodles.


3. Raw Papa…

Nutripot- A pot that cooks!

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There is nothing as delicious as Indian cuisine. But cooking Indian is extremely time consuming and tedious. Technology has gifted us with mixers, grinders,choppers, pressure cookers and stuff like that- which has made cooking simpler. However, there is no escape from the kitchen as cooking still is a step by step process which requires time and control.
What If, I say that there is a robot which monitors and cooks the food? In other words, there is a genie that monitors the heat, counts the whistles and serves you piping hot food at your preferred time! Yes, this is now possible with the latest wonder machine from Wonder Chef- NUTRIPOT! NUTRIPOT is a combination of 7 kitchen appliances in 1 – Pressure Cooker, Steamer, Yogurt Maker, Sauté, Rice Cooker, Warmer and Slow Cooker - and everything fully automatic! NUTRIPOT cooks food faster while keeping precious nutrients intact. The intelligent micro-computer inside NUTRIPOT keeps the pressure and temperature at an optimum level that preven…

Chavadi

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Restaurants and cafes had been mushrooming in Bangalore. Every place goes an extra mile to present something unique to the customers. Among the hustle bustle of city life, I still feel to go to some place which has a tranquil ambience and which is close to nature. One such place to chill out is ''Chavadi''. I have heard a lot from friends about this place and finally last week I got a chance to visit Chavadi.
It is located on the rooftop of a standalone building on Bannerghatta main road. It shares the ground floor entrance with Arama Suites. One cannot make out how beautiful this place would be from the ground floor. As the lift door opened, I realised that I came to a different planet. Awesome ambience with greenery at  every nook and corner and filled with ample natural light. Though the entire restaurant is on rooftop, it is designed in such a way that there are four levels of seating. Vibrant walls at the entrance with photographs at one side and canvas paintings a…

Drunkling Sizzlers

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Drunkling Sizzlers is one of a kind place that provides a complete package of the goodies that one looks for, at a restaurant. Located on a stand alone building on the main road amongst the hustle bustle of Kormangala 5th block, it looks pretty plain from outside. However, this place has sections divided for everything. The ground floor and first floor is for casual dining, the next floor has a proper pub decor and the floor above has a dance floor. Thus it furnishes dining for all sects of people. The restaurant provides valet parking which makes life easy at such a location.
 Visiting Drunkling last week was a great surprise for me. I was surprised to find more than twenty foodie buddies who had all gathered here along with their friends. It is absolutely bliss to find so many like-minded or rather like tongued peopleunder one roof! The Euphoria reached its peak when the restaurant management hosted a couple of contests and gave out goodies to the deserved. It was one of a kind meetu…