Broccoli Tikki is a healthy snack recipe that can be served as a starter or as appetizer to any meal. It is crispy and delicious teatime snack. Prepare this at your home by following the simple method of preparation given below. Ingredients: Broccoli - 200 gms, finely choppedPotatoes - 125 gms Plain Flour (Maida) - 100 gmsCorn Flour - 1/4 cupButter - 2 to 3 tblspGinger Garlic Paste - 2 tspOil for fryingRed Chilli Flakes - 2 tsp (adjust as required)Salt as per tasteBlack Pepper Powder as per taste Method of preparation: • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes well.• Heat butter in a pan over medium flame.• Saute the broccolis for a minute or two.• Combine the mashed potatoes, corn flour, maida, broccolis, ginger garlic paste, red chilli flakes, salt and black pepper powder.• Mix well and shape the mixture into small or medium tikkis.• Heat oil in a deep frying pan.• Fry the prepared tikkis until golden brown.• Remove and drain excess oil.• Serve hot with chutney or sauce of choice. By Lizitha
Removing dead skin cells is the best way to maintain beauty of your skin. Here are some natural scrubs that will enhance your beauty. Baking soda scrub: Mix two table spoons of baking soda with one spoon of cinnamon powder, half a lemon juice and five spoons of honey. Apply the paste and rinse off after five minutes. Oat meal scrub: Take crushed oatmeal and mix it with a small amount of milk. Make it into a paste and use it to exfoliate your skin. Apply this paste on your skin and scrub it with dry finger tips for two to three minutes and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off. Sandalwood scrub: Make a paste by mixing sandalwood powder in orange peel and Fuller's Earth (multani mitti). The paste will help in exfoliating dead skin cells, and bring a glow to the skin. Grams scrub: Mix equal amounts of green gram powder and Bengal gram powder and half the quantity of fenugreek seeds. Prepare a paste by mixing all these in rosewater and apply the paste generously on the entire body. The method deeply cleanses and refreshes the body. Multani scrub: Mix together Fuller's Earth, gram flour and sandalwood powder in equal quantities. Store in an air tight container. Mix one tablespoon of the powder in water to make a paste. Apply evenly on the face and leave it on to dry then rinse with cold water. BY Lizitha
A team have developed a mobile application to detect eye diseases like diabetic macular edema. It occurs when fluid and protein deposits collect on or under the macula of the eye and causes it to thicken and swell. The swelling may distort a person's central vision. "The idea is to detect and prevent diseases in general practice. We are not replacing the specialist, we want to know which patients have a disease and make an early detection," said Dr. Juan Carlos Altamirano Vallejo, medical director of the Medical and Surgical Centre for Retina in Mexico. He said that the technology is designed for general physicians, "who support the health system in Mexico and, even without in-depth knowledge of ophthalmology, can, with this tool, detect certain abnormalities and send the patient to the specialist." This new app helps in prevention of eye diseases and will also cut down on costs. It is developed in collaboration with biomedical engineers from the Spain-based the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) has been satisfactory and is expected to soon be marketed and incorporated the basic health system. By Lizitha
Talented actress Shraddha Kapoor has impressed the audience with her magical performance in Aashiqui 2 and she even did not have to look back about her past movies after that. She has signed back to back movies and scored huge hits which made her one of the leading actresses in Bollywood. She has scored huge hits with Ek Tha Villan and ABCD 2 which crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box-office. There are strong rumors that Shraddha has bagged several biggies however she never accepted them. Shraddha has been signing movies based on the concept and the latest news is that she has signed a big film. Rohit Shetty who scored massive hits in the recent times will remake yesteryear super hit movie Ram Lakhan soon and he has roped Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan for the lead roles. As per the latest update, Shraddha will play the female lead in the movie. Alia Bhatt is being considered for the other lead role. Shraddha will play Radha in the film and Rohit Shetty bought the rights of the film from Subhash Ghai to remake it. It will be produced by Karan Johar and this flick will go on floors soon after Rohit wraps up his forthcoming film ‘Dilwale’.
Talented youngster Shahid Kapoor has taken his time and focused on meaningful movies which made him one of the leading actors among the young generation Bollywood actors. He has recently scored a massive hit with Haider in the direction of Vishal Bharadwaj. The young actor who has become a heartthrob for many young girls tied knot today to Mira Rajput in Gurgaon in the presence of very close family members. The event has been a private affair and guests that were present at the wedding were 30-40. The wedding has been completely private and no media person has been allowed. A grand reception has been planned in the evening today in Oberai, Gurgaon which will have 500 special guests. Shahid's family members started arriving at the Trident Hotel in Gurgaon from Sunday night and a sangeet took place on Monday night where Shahid and Mira also performed to actor's superhit songs. A special reception will be hosted by Shahid Kapoor for the Bollywood celebrities during this weekend. Shahid has recently wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie Udta Punjab in the direction of Abhishek Chaubey and is currently shooting for Shandaar in the direction of Vikas Bahl. The couple will head to a honeymoon abroad once Shahid completes the shoot of Shandaar.
* Dhoni turned 34 today. In the eve of his birthday, here are some interesting facts, which many of you may not know: * Dhoni is India’s most successful cricket captain, having led India to 27 test victories and a whopping 163 one-day victories. His win percentage is also unparalleled: 45% in tests and 61% in one-day internationals! * In 2007, it was Sachin Tendulkar, who recommended MS Dhoni’s name for India’s skipper, given Dhoni’s calm nature and friendly equation with the rest of the team. * Dhoni was conferred with the honorary rank of Lt Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army in November 2011. Dhoni has, time and again, iterated that he would like to play some role in the Army in the future. * MSD loves fast bikes. He has 23 of them, and counting! * Dhoni is the only player to win the ICC Player of the Year award, twice! * In 2012, SportsPro rated Dhoni as the sixteenth most marketable athlete in the world. * MSD is a ‘Rajput’ and has roots in Uttarakhand. * Dhoni is a non-vegetarian and loves his chicken! * Mahi’s wife, the beautiful Sakshi Dhoni, is known to carry electrical cookers along every time she accompanies her husband on cricket tours. * Dhoni played as a goalkeeper for his school’s football team, and also dabbled with badminton. * Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999–2000 season as an eighteen-year-old. * Dhoni was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings for 1.5 Million USD. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the first season auctions. * Dhoni is the only captain in the ODIs to score a century while batting at number 7. He did it against Pakistan in December 2012. * A biographical film based on the life of Dhoni, titled M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, is set to be released in 2015. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput playing the role of Dhoni. * Only Shahrukh Khan has more brand endorsements than Mahi in his kitty. * MSD has partnered with Telugu filmstar Akkineni Nagarjuna in buying a Supersport World Championship team and named it Mahi Racing Team India. * Having played 90 test matches, Dhoni was only 10 short of a personal milestone of 100 test matches – a feat accomplished only by 10 other Indians. But Dhoni never cared about personal records and never let emotion get in way of his game. He came, he conquered, and he left.
Chicken roast masala is an amazing non-vegetarian recipe. Prepare this at your home by following the simple method of preparation mentioned below. Ingredients: Chicken - 1/2 kg(1 lb)Oil - as neededOnions - 3Tomatoes - 3Whole garam masala - 1 tblspGinger paste - 2 tblspGarlic paste - 2 tblspTurmeric powder - 1 tspChilly powder - 1 tblspGaram masala powder - 1 tblspCashew paste - 2 tblspSalt - to tasteCilantro - for garnishCream - for garnish Method 1. Fry the chicken in oil and keep aside.2. Heat little oil in another pan, add the whole garam masala, onions and fry well. Next add the tomotoes. 3. Now add everything except chicken and kaju(cashew) paste. Cook it nicely and let it start leaving oil. 4. Then add little water, chicken and kaju paste. cook well. 5. Garnish with cream and fresh coriander leaves. By Lizitha
A recent study performed by the researchers from NYU School of Medicine has revealed that those receiving antibiotics at least four times before the age of two were more likely to be obese by the time they were five. For the study, the mice were given three short courses of amoxicillin (a broad-spectrum antibiotic), tylosin or a mixture of both drugs. Researchers stated that “Number of courses of antibiotics matters. We get a little interruption of the maturation process after the second course of antibiotics, and then we have even more interruption after three courses." The study also suggested antibiotic-exposed micro biomes may be less adaptable to environmental changes. When the researchers moved the young mice to a high fat diet on day 41, for example, the micro biomes of the control mice all shifted within a single day to adapt to the new conditions. The study supports previous research by Prof Blaser's group suggesting antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut and permanently reprogrammes the body's metabolism, setting up a predisposition for obesity. The study appeared online in Nature Communications. By Lizitha
A drug to treat diabetes can help obese individuals to shed weight, according to a recent study. With the recent research, a drug called Liraglutide was found to reduce at least five percent of body weight in over 60 percent of study participants. To prove this, the researchers randomly assigned 3,731 men and women with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, or a BMI of at least 27 if they also had high cholesterol or high blood pressure, to receive a 3.0-milligram dose of liraglutide daily, or a placebo shot. After 56 weeks, the participants on liraglutide lost an average of 8.3 kg, compared with 2.9 kg for the people on the placebo. Among the patients on liraglutide, 33% lost at least 10% of their body weight, whereas just 11% of the placebo group lost that much. Nausea, diarrhoea and gall bladder related problems are the common side effects seen in the patients with medication. But the researchers noted that these could have been due to their above-average weight loss. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. By Lizitha
King Khan Salman Khan who has created huge sensation with his recent movies has recently wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The movie has been directed by Kabir Khan who directed Ek Tha Tiger with Salman in the past. The recently released theatrical trailer created huge sensation all over and increased the expectations on the movie. Kareena Kapoor Khan played the female lead in the movie and Nawazzudin Siddhiqui played the other prominent role in the movie. As per the latest update, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has completed all the censor formalities and is gearing up for release. The movie has received U/A certificate from the censor board and they have appreciated the movie. A source close to the unit said that earlier, there was tension among director Kabir Khan and the film’s team that the flick’s comments on relations between India and Pakistan may find objection at the CBFC. But, surprisingly the Censor Board issued the certificate with few cuts and even loved the Indo-Pak peace message. Rockline Venkatesh and Salman Khan produced Bajrangi Bhaijaan and the movie will release all over on July 17th.