Mini Idli and Onion,Tomato Thokku

Hi Folks! The recipe am gonna share is a baby food yet not a tasty food for adults as I didn’t add salt and other spices for flavoring.

You can give this food to babies who attained 6 months or 180 days old but in a very soft and creamy texture. Also, you should start with 2 or 3 tablespoons max if your baby has completed his/her half year recently. Moreover, you can change the measurement according to your baby’s age. Before introducing food to your baby, it is always recommended to consult your paeditrician who will say when and what should you give to your little one.

Now, coming to the recipe…

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Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Batter – 3 tbsp
  2. Onion – 1/2
  3. Tomato – 1
  4. Ghee – 1 tsp
  5. Sesame/Gingelly Oil – 1 tbsp

Procedure

Firstly, take one cup of batter which should not be in sour taste. To attain this, you can grind the batter(rice and Urad dhal mixture) in the previous day night and use it for next day morning. This batter is good to use as it might got fermented somewhat.

Now, apply ghee and pour 3 or 4 tablespoons of batter to the plate in a Idli Cooker or in a cup and make sure you are boiling this by steaming.

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On the other hand, finely chop the onion and tomato. Now, heat oil in a kadai (frying pan) and add the chopped onion into it. Make sure the vessel is in a high flame while doing it. Now, saute for 2 minutes and simmer the stove. Once the onion slightly turns golden color, add the tomatoes into it. Now, saute for a minute and wait until your tomatoes get mushy. Once you see the oil separates, you can turn off the flame.

Now, let the mixture cool and grind it into a soft paste without any lumps in it. Now it is ready to serve. If you want to add breastmilk into the paste to make it liquified, you can add some.

Remember!

Ensure that you do not add salt in food as babies under one year of age do not need salt if you are frequently feeding them with breast milk or formula milk. We will discuss on this topic little much deeper on another day.

Starting solids for Baby Weaning!

Being a new mother who has started weaning for baby, I always think and research a lot about the food and its health benefits.

Often, many questions raise into my mind whether I am giving him protein enriched food which is very significant at this growing stage. Also, I doubted myself many a time whether I am giving him the best in everything either from my caring or from the food I feed him.

With these n number of questions, I came to a conclusion that no one is best in the world and the word “Best”cannot be measured by comparing one with other. Instead, it can be obtained by continuous practice and the consistency which we maintain in the long run. Hence, I will give “my best” to my child who is wholeheartedly trusting me blindly without any knowledge about my decisions. And that’s why I should give my time more to that munchkin who needs that pampering now.

To test myself, I am gonna post the recipes for babies who completed 6 months old and started solids. This will be helpful for me to try different recipes daily cautiously as I become a lazy goose sometimes. Also, I believe these recipes will be useful for new mommies like me who want to try some healthy yet different recipes for your little ones. Pour your likes and comments if you wanna support.

Hesitant to speak in English?

Are you a person who is hesitant to speak in English? If you want to improve your communication in English, then just start doing the following things as your daily routine and you will become a pro in English both in fluency and in the vocabularies you use.

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Reading Books

Reading is the best habit one can have in lifetime, as reading not only improves your communication but will also make you a brainy one day. Unless you read more, you won’t get more knowledge on any field.

If you are not a person who likes reading, then do not jump into reading leader’s biographies in the first. This will worsen the scenario. Instead, just start with mystery novels or comic books in simple english. This can increase your reading practice. With the interesting twists they have, you will always want to finish the book.

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Tip

Ensure that you are choosing a book not more than 100 pages in the beginning, this will help you to complete the book. Otherwise, we know what we used to do. (Just put the book in bookshelf as a decorative piece)

Listen more

Start watching english movies, TED talks, listen to audio books, and other Talk shows from today itself. Initially it will be boring for sure. But do not withdraw. If you feel very boring, just switch to fantasy or animated movies where you can see colorful scenes which might interest you. Also, try to speak in the similar accent of the movie you loved. This could help you learn English better with passion.

Speak more

Once I say speak, you people might think to whom we can speak during this lockdown. The first person who will listen to your speak is you. Yes! Start speaking by seeing your face in the mirror. This can help you to reduce your anxiety while speaking at a stage. Because you will get to know your body language and the way you speak.

Also, you can talk in many online clubs which are exclusively for speaking English. Download one of those apps and start speaking, no matter either it is wrong or right.

Use new words daily

If you have come across a new vocabulary or a phrase while watching or reading, just try to jot down those in a notepad and learn the meaning of it afterwards. Try to use that new word often while you are speaking. This will allow your brain not to forget that word. Also, you can easily speak relentlessly without searching for words.

Bottom Line

Nothing is impossible when you trust the process. So, start doing what you like from today itself and plan accordingly to reach your destination.

I suggest you the following books which can help beginners to learn English faster but in an interesting way.

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5 Foods that boost Male Fertility

Hi Folks! In the last post we have discussed about foods that can increase female fertility and so now I am gonna share about some foods that support male fertility.

If you are a male who wants to become a parent, just ensure that your testosterone hormone is in adequate level.

From the olden days to till date, only women are asked many questions about why she is not getting pregnant. But the fact is many men who are working in factories, men who consume more alcohol, tobacco and drugs are mostly affected by infertility than women.

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Unfortunately, our society blames only women unknowingly. And that’s why men’s infertility is a hidden factor always.

Now, I am gonna share some foods which you can take daily to increase your sperm count and mobility.

Dark Chocolate

One best food that increases sperm motility is dark chocolate. Try to pick the darker one. Darker the chocolate, better the results. Its rich source of amino acid L-arginine can increase the density of ejaculation. Also, the sperm count will be more. You need not worry about birth defects of your baby, if your partner announced good news

Garlic

Once I say Garlic, many might relate it to Covid – 19, as garlic played a major role as a immune booster. On the other hand, garlic is the one simple food which can help in male fertility. Garlic contains Allicin, which could increase blood flow to your sex organs and this reduces infertile issues. As poor blood flow to your testes are the main causes for infertility, garlic can curb it.

Vitamin C

Citrus fruits are enriched with Vitamin C. Orange and lemon are well-known citrus fruits. Nutritionist recommend Vitamin C as it can help absorbing more iron to the body and also Vitamin C aids in brain development. If you take oranges regularly in your diet, it can improve the overall health of your sperm

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Zinc

Food supplements such as Pumpkin seeds, Oysters are rich sources of Zinc, which can even treat infertility. When your body has adequate quantity of zinc, then your semen volume will be more. Also, zinc has the potential to change sperm morphology of an infertile male

Water

And here is the last but not the least component, Water! You might be wondering on seeing this. But water has the ability to change many things in our body. The more you drink water, the more your sperm can swim easier. If you do not drink enough water your body requires, this might increase the thickness of your sperm due to dehydration. This could affect your sperm motility.

Foods that Boost female Fertility!

Are you planning for pregnancy? Then, ensure that your uterus can produce fertile embryo. Your food habits and healthy lifestyle matter the most. In today’s generation, many infertility issues are due to the foods we take for our taste buds. Instead, take healthy foods which contain folic acids and other multivitamin which are good for your uterus.

As uterus is the one amazing organ which has the ability to create a new life to the world, you should take care of your uterus more. You need not buy some costly medicines. But make sure that you eat the following food which helps to boost your fertility daily. And here, we go…

Do you know?

A woman’s uterus can expand more than 100 times its size to grow an infant during pregnancy.

Egg Yolk

Many of you might know that egg yolks contain more calories. But if you have read one of my articles about egg, you will not ditch it into dust bin. Yolks can provide you omega-3 and vitamin-B. These components not only improve embryo’s health but also aids in nourishing its growth even after conception

Lentils & Beans

As we all know, Lentils and beans are rich in protein and fiber. This aids in faster ovulation. Many women have problems with getting their ovulation at the right cycle. And this becomes the reason behind not getting pregnant sooner. Try consume any pulse daily. My suggestion is to soak the lentils over night and consume it in the morning after cooking. This helps a lot.

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Nuts & Dry fruits

Nuts such as Walnut, Badam and Dry fruits such as fig, dates, raisins can be consumed daily but in less quantity. Otherwise, the fats in those can make you obese and increase your cholesterol level

Antioxidants

Foods that contain antioxidants helps a lot in improving your metabolism. Green tea, berries such as blueberries and strawberries, onion, tomato, pumpkin, pomegranate, citrus fruits such as lemon, oranges are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants assist in developing healthy embryo. And this helps in lessening birth defects of infants.

Seeds

Seeds such as pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds are rich in iron,calcium and zinc components. Consuming these seeds can give you more protein and iron to your body and this helps you to get rid of irregular menstrual cycles too.

Green leafy Vegetables

You might often heard that consuming green leafy vegetables are healthy. This is because these green leafy vegetables which are rich in fiber and iron can reduce anovulation. Anovulation is a case when ovulation doesn’t produce a healthy egg

Do you know?

Eating green leafy vegetables raise women’s libido which is the most important factor during conception

Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, cauliflower are rich in folate. One can consume these foods daily to improve iron levels in your body.

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Yams

Yams and sweet potatoes contain healthy carbs and vitamin B6. Yams protect your cell against damage. And this helps in protecting healthy eggs. That’s why yams are called fertility-friendly foods

Bottom Line

Hope this article is helpful and do comment if you know any other food which boosts fertility. Also, foods to boost male fertility will soon be published. Follow the blog to get notified folks!