Friday, 3 July 2015

Eastern Condiments - Ethnic & Ready to Cook Spice Range

Spice powders play a key role in your kitchen. Isn't it true? Earlier people used to buy whole spices and after several process they used to grind at home. Now the concept has totally changed because of our busy lifestyle. Hardly we get time to do all the steps and make our own spice powders at home. Though I prefer to make home ground spices, however do not get time. Hence, I have to rely on the store bought spice powders sometimes. I prepare cumin and coriander powder at home but I always buy turmeric powder from a reliable brand and for that I use Eastern Condiments, India's No.1 Spice Company.

When my favourite spice brand contacted me for their product review, I was really happy. They had sent a box of spicy-happiness to my home :-).

The box contained Kitchen King Masala, Bramhin Sambar Masala, Noodles Masala, Chat Masala and two ready to cook masala (Shahi Paneer Masala & Methi Mutter Malai Masala). The box also contaned a cute jute bag.

My daughter loves noodles so started with noodles masala. I must tell the taste of the masala is balanced and gives nice taste to your regular noodles. Normally, in store bought noodles masala, garlic flavour is dominating, however Eastern's Noodles Masala tastes really good.

Next we tried my favourite Shahi Paneer Dish using Eastern's Shahi Paneer Masala. A restaurant style dish will be ready in just three step cooking. For preparing Shahi Paneer Masala, you need Shahi Paneer Masala Entire Pack + 150 g Paneer + 150 g Tomatoes + 1 cup Milk.

If you are late from office or sudden guest comes to your place or you are in hurry to go some where or any urgent situation or you are simply lazy this ready to cook masala can help to make a delicious dish quickly.  We like the taste of Shahi Paneer Masala as well as Methi Mutter Malai Masala.

Our next target was Brahmin Sambar Masala. Sambar is my husband's favourite and this time I used Brahmin Sambar Masala and packed the sambar in lunch box. Evening he said "sambar was too good and I could get the authentic taste".Then I told him the secret that I have used Eastern's Brahmin Sambar Masala.

I am using Kitchen king masala in our regular curry dishes and it is equally good. I am quite satisfied with the taste and quality of these spices and thankful to Eastern Condiments for sending me this spicy gift. In their Ready to Cook, they also have Veg Kadai Masala, Butter Chicken Masala, Paneer Butter Masala, Dal Makhni Masala, Palak Paneer Masala.

This post is written in collaboration with Eastern Condiments!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Apple Cinnamon Milkshake

On 1st July, 2015 PM Modi has inaugurated the most awaited Digital India Project. The project was aimed to provide e-governance (electronic governance) and universal phone connectivity throughout the country. This is going to be a massive tech push which will bring a huge investments in technology manufacturing industry creating approximately 18L job opportunities.

I really hope the way this project has been planned should get huge success boosting India's economic growth. Government has taken a step forward towards a bigger revolution. Now my question is can't we be the tiny part of this revolution?? Of course yes! Government will work towards bigger scenario where we can take out some time from our busy schedule and educate our parents and help them to take advantage of this revolution. Elder persons should have the interest to learn new as there is no age of learning. I have seen my father learning computer after his retirement and using the internet for jobs like bill payment, online transactions, video calling with daughters and many more.

July 1st was also a special day, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy's Birth and Death anniversary which is being celebrated as Doctor's Day. Wish Happy Doctor's Day to all the Doctors. While talking about doctor's day how can I forget about Apple! "One Apple a Day Keep Doctors away". Yes today sharing a simple Apple-Cinnamon Milkshake. Normally, I prefer to eat whole fruit however do not prefer to drink milk but milk is very much essential. So thought of making milkshake - a way to consume milk and fruit together without any hatred.

Apple Cinnamon Milkshake


Apple - peeled and cut into blocks, 1 cup
Milk - 2 cups, chilled
Honey - 2 tablespoon
Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 teaspoon


Take apple cubes, milk and honey in a juicer mixer, blend them together to smooth puree. Now add cinnamon Powder 1/4 teaspoon and mix in the prepared shake. Stir well and pour the shake in two glasses. Garnish with remaining cinnamon powder on top.