Thursday, February 25, 2021

Healthy & Natural Hair Shampoo./ Free from Chemicals.


This is one of the healthy and good Shampoo making procedure and I hope you all get benefit from this .
I have used Soap Nuts + Aloe Vera + Hibiscus.

Shampoo can be done at home and its natural and benefits to your hair health. 
Recently my sister got some soap nuts and tole me to wash hair with this nuts. 
I have seen my doddamma use this soap nuts to wash silver and gold ornaments and it is good for that.
We do have a tree of soap nuts in my sister home. 
I have used Soap Nuts, Aloevera and Hibiscus leaves.  
Soap nuts are very natural shampoo producer and is good for our hair.
Let us see some benefits of Soap Nuts. 
Soap Nuts are environment friendly  They are 110% natural. Good for allergic people. 
Very simple to use. Since they are natural the remains are biodegradable. They are very effective. 
 Benefits of Aloevera.
Aloevera contain healthy plant compounds. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is good for skin health. Helps to prevent wrinkles. 
It is said to be lower blood sugar level. It is good for removing dandruff. Good for hair care.
Hibiscus leaves helps as conditioner to our hair. It has a cooling effect. 
Let us see how to prepare Shampoo Now:
Things Needed :
Soap Nuts : 6 to 8 or little more.
Aloe Vera stem : 2 to 3 or 4 inch.
Hibiscus leaves : 8 to 10.

Only these three ingredients.
1. Soak Soap Nuts in 1/2 cup of water.  Leave it for 1 hour.
(If you want it you can use boiling water and then once it is cooled you can take out the foam.
2. Wash hibiscus leaves and aloe vera stem.
3. Take out the jelly from Aloe vera and put it in a bowl.
4. Now grind Aloe vera gel and hibiscus leaves. (Do not use any water to grind).
5.Once it is like a paste consistency take out to a bowl and keep it aside.
6. Now you take that Soap Nuts and start to squeeze out. It starts to ooze out the foam.
7. Continue it for a while util you get good amount of foam.
8. Take out the remains of soap nuts and add hibiscus + aloe vera mix.
9. Mix it well nicely and leave it for 5 minutes.
10. Use it while bating the same way you shampoo your hair and wash off nicely.

Note : It is a healthy shampoo and no chemical is used.
Be careful while washing your hair. Remove the small particles from soap nuts just before using the shampll.
Mix it well each time you take the shampoo to use.
Be careful some people are allergic to Aloe veera gel. use a pinch of it and then use it.
with out aloe vera also you can prepare shampoo with on Soap Nuts and Hibiscus.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

ರವೆ ಹೋಳಿಗೆ/ Rava/Semolina Holige/ Obbattu.


Rava /Semolina Holige is one of the delicious sweet from Udupi Region. It is easy to prepare and yummy to have.
During the festivals and feast Holige is prepared and enjoyed.
I have used medium size rava is used for kesari bath.
Kesari bath is prepared and filled in as parota. For the outer layer I have used Maida.

Things Needed :
For Kesari Bath :
Rave/ Semolina : 2 Cups 
Ghee : 1/2 cup.
Sugar : 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
Cardamom : 1/2 tsp powdered.
Turmeric powder : A little 

For Outer Layer :
Maida /All Purpose flour : 2 Cups.
Oil : 1/4 Cup.
Salt : A pinch
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp.

Method :
For Outer layer :
Take a big bowl and add maida/all purpose flour.
Add salt and 4 tsp of oil to it. Mix it nicely.
Now add water (little by little) and prepare chapati dough.
It should be bit softer than chapati dough. 
Add 1/4 cup of oil on top and keep the dough to rest for at least 4 to 5 hours.

Sweet Kesari bath preparation. :
Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add ghee and let it melt.
Add Rave/Semolina and fry till the raw smell goes off.
Add 4 cups of boiling water and mix rava nicely and cook. 
Add sugar once the rava is cooked get thick.
Mix it nicely and stir continuously till it is done.
Add turmeric powder and cardamom powder and mix it again. Put off the fire.
Shift Kesari bath to a big tray or plate. Let it cool.
Take a handful of kesari bath and make laddu as small ball shape.
Arrange them in a big plate. 

Now take the dough and mix it again. 
Divide them as small portions. 
Take a small portion and spread it little on your palm. 
Take a sweet kesari laddu and place it in the spread chapati on palm. 
Now pull the chapati from all sides stuffing kesari in. Just close it from all sides.
Press a little and dip this in dry maida and roll it as chapati.
Slowly take it out and put it on hot tava. Cook on both sides till its done.
Take it out from the tava and serve or arrange on tray.
Serve it with ghee on top. 
Repeat the same with remaining dough stuffed with kesari bath.
Note :
You can make little more dough or eat remaining kesari as it is.
Use of more sugar is optional. 
It is always better to allow the dough to rest. 
The kesari becomes more if you use less kesari to stuff. So make big balls of kesari and stuff it.
15 Holige can be prepared.


Healthy & Natural Hair Shampoo./ Free from Chemicals.

This is one of the healthy and good Shampoo making procedure and I hope you all get benefit from this . I have used Soap Nuts + Aloe Vera + ...

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