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Festivals are the perfect time to celebrate and a zing to our daily lives. These are the times when we get to de-stress, unwind, and bond with our friends, family and savor loads of sweets and traditional foods. One such festival marking sheer happiness is the festival of colours – Holi! This spring festivity of colours brings with it loads of fun that imbibes a sense of exhilaration amongst everyone!
Holi get-togethers are the best part of this festival and are filled with colourful decors, a variety of mocktails, splash of colours and delectable sweets and snacks. Considering it is almost knocking at the door and we can’t wait for those appetizing Holi treats. But whether the snacks are healthy or baked, it is best to limit the quantities as they contain sweeteners and carbohydrates, which can cause overeating and eventually weight gain and ruins the afterglow from the festival.
Celebrate this Holi the healthy way with these traditional snacks with a twist of good health
Sweet & Savoury Gujiyas: One of the quintessential holi delicacies are the gujiyas. These are flaky and crisp but are loaded with sugar and oil. One can make the sweet puffs by adding khoya and healthy sweeteners instead of sugar, which will also make them a little less sweet, but certainly adds that pinch of health quotient. One of the most brilliant ways to make gujiyas is to make it in an air fryer as it would only need one-fifth of oil which would otherwise be required and make it a fantastic healthy delicacy to enjoy by all. Here is a quick recipe for Gujias in an Airfryer:
For the dough:
- Maida – 250 grams
- Vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon
- Dry fruits (roasted) – 100 grams
- Desiccated coconut (grated) – 50 grams
- Sugar – 100 grams (Quantity can be changed as per taste)
- Mix maida, water and oil and prepare a firm dough. Make balls of the dough and keep aside.
- Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl.
- Preheat the Airfryer at 180 degrees.
- Roll the balls in thin flatbread. Apply water on the edges. Put the stuffing in the center and fold it in half.
- Seal the edges by pressing them.
- Prepare all the gujiyas in the same manner and place them in the Airfryer basket.
- Airfry them for 10 minutes or until they turn slightly brown.
- Take the basket out and transfer them to a kitchen towel and let them cool. Healthy gujiyas are ready to serve.
Dahi Vada With A Twist: Without negotiating on taste, bread dahi vada is a healthy alternative to the traditional and established urad dal vada. High in iron, minerals, and calcium, brown bread vada can be prepared in just ten minutes and requires no deep frying. Garnish it with green chutney and tamarind chutney. Here is a quick recipe for bread dahi vadas:
- Bread – 1 packet
- Buttermilk – 200 ml
For the filling:
- Shredded coconut - 3 tablespoons
- Salt – ¼ teaspoon
- Ginger – 1 teaspoon
- Green chili – 2 teaspoons
- Almonds - 2 teaspoons (sliced in half)
For the serving:
- Dahi – ½ cup (whipped)
- Tamarind chutney (optional)
- Green chutney
- Salt (as per taste)
- Red chili powder (as per taste)
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
- Add all the ingredients for filling in a bowl. Mix well and set aside
- Cut all the bread slices in a round shape with a 3-inch cookie cutter or a bowl.
- Dip the bread in buttermilk on one side and add 2 teaspoons of filling in the middle.
- Fold the bread from the side and make it round in shape. Press the edges seal them.
- Prepare rest of the vadas in the same way.
- Brush the vada with butter or oil lightly and place them on a baking tray.
- Bake until the vadas turn golden brown.
- Take the vada out and soak them in water for 2 minutes. Squeeze out the water and place them on a serving dish.
- Serve the vadas by topping them with whipped dahi, sprinkle salt and red chili. Drizzle tamarind chutney, green chutney and few sprigs of coriander leaves. Healthy and baked vadas are ready to be served.
Cool It Up With Thandai: Holi is incomplete without its staple, Thandai. Any other drink cannot come even close to gulping a glass full of this lip-smacking drink down your throat. This year just make it with low-fat milk and add honey as the substitute for sugar and enjoy the drink guilt-free way.
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 1/2 liter water
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tbsp almonds (badam)
- 1 tbsp melon seeds (kalonji)
- 2 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
- 1 tsp whole peppercorns (sabut kali-mirch)
- 2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi)
- 1 tbsp gulkand (optional)
- Wash and clean all dry ingredients except honey and cardamom.
- Soak the ingredients in two cups of water for 2 hours and keep them aside.
- Grind all soaked ingredients except honey to a fine paste. It works best if you use a stone grinder. Add the remaining water to the paste.
- Strain the mixture through a muslin cloth or a very fine strainer.
- Now add milk, honey and rosewater to the extracted liquid. You can add more honey if you prefer your drink slightly on the sweeter side..
- If using cardamom powder mix it in with the milk.
- Mix well and serve chilled.
Go Green With Halwa: Lauki or bottle gourd constitutes 98% water and is enriched with so many nutrients, especially fibre. So, make a healthy Holi treat of lauki, and you don't have to choose between health and taste during this festival season. Add dry fruits and rose petals, of your choice and voila, you are all set!
- 2 1/2 cups grated bottle gourd (lauki)
- 1 tsp ghee
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk, 99.7% fat-free
- 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
- 2 tsp sugar substitute
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the bottle gourd and mix well.
- Cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the milk and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 15 to 17 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Add the sugar substitute and mix well.
- Serve hot with love
With such healthy and yummy snack options on the plate, what should we wait for? So, it’s time to get drenched in colours, fill our tummies with mouth-watering yet mindful choices and leave worries and calories on a different continent. Have a happy & healthy Holi!
Could I be pregnant? My period is 10 days late, I've got tender breasts, having bad headaches, been dizzy a couple of times, I've been really emotional and have been tired but no sleep but my period came today, it was heavy but went light a couple of hours later!
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial STD that can affect both men and women. It can be transmitted from one person to another through oral, vaginal or anal intercourse. A person who is already suffering from an STD is at a high risk of suffering from Gonorrhoea as well. This disease affects the eyes, throat, vagina, urethra, anus and female reproductive tract. Gonorrhoea can be treated with antibiotics as long as it is diagnosed in time. In order to do so, it is essential to understand the symptoms of this disease.
Some people do not show any visible symptoms of gonorrhoea. This is known as nonsymptomatic Gonorrhoea. Even though there are no symptoms, these people can infect others through unprotected intercourse. However, in most cases, the symptoms of this STD can be seen in 2 to 14 days after exposure to the bacteria. These symptoms are different for men and women.
Men infected with this disease may not show symptoms for several weeks. Some of the symptoms of this disease as seen in men are:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- A burning or painful sensation while urinating
- Pus-like discharge from the penis
- Inflammation and redness of the tip of the penis
- Swelling that may or may not be accompanied by pain in the testicles
- Sore throat
In some cases, the pain may even spread to the rectum.
Gonorrhoea is more difficult to diagnose in women as the symptoms were shown are milder and tend to be similar to other infections. Some of the symptoms to look out for are:
- Watery or creamy discharge from the vagina
- Painful or burning sensation while urinating
- Increased urge to urinate frequently
- Heavier periods
- Spotting in between periods
- Sore throat
- Painful intercourse
- Pain in the lower abdomen
Gonorrhoea can be diagnosed with a simple blood test or by taking a sample swab from the infected area and subjecting it to lab tests. Once diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics. In some cases, an injection may also be required. It is important to complete the full course of antibiotics even if the symptoms disappear in a few days. As with any other STD, prevention is better than cure. To avoid suffering from this disease, always use a condom while having intercourse. If you have more than one partner, insist on getting tested regularly. This is extremely important as many cases of Gonorrhoea go undetected for the lack of symptoms shown. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.
I am 20 years old. I will get periods once in two months. Lastly got my period on march 8 now I should get it on may 8. But I did not get now. Yesterday I performed home pregnancy test it was negative. Tell me whether I am pregnant or not?
I am 20 years old now, and I got married in the age of 18. I am not getting pregnant from last 2 years. What can I do for getting pregnancy. please suggest. Thank you.
Hi I had unprotected sex on the 3rd day of my periods !i have a regular cycle of 25 days! could I become pregnant? I had sex on 3rd day of my periods and did not take any birth pill. Pls ans?
Exams are really tough times for most students irrespective of the level of their preparation. It is natural to get anxious before and during the exam time. Anxiety is a natural state in which people are either uneasy or fearful, depending on the situation that is making them anxious.
Generally, students suffer from anxiety and fear when exam time approaches:
- Forms of ailment: Depending on the medical studies conducted throughout the world, anxiety is divided into the following types:
- Generalized anxiety disorder: People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder usually feel nervous and anxious. They even experience fear in conducting routine tasks and worry a lot about the same. Students suffering from this anxiety tend to worry a lot during exam time even after knowing that they are fully prepared to take the exam. Usually, the sufferers here are unable to control their worrying.
- Phobias: Phobia refers to the feeling of excessive fear for any particular thing or object or action. Phobia clearly interferes with the normal functioning of the individual and causes the sudden flow of adrenaline through his or her body. People suffering from any kind of phobia tend to avoid the cause or reason for their fear. Students mostly suffer from social phobias when it comes to exams and their performance.
- Panic disorder: Panic Disorders are characterized by quick and intense fear. People suffering from this kind of anxiety disorder are prone to experience panic attacks - the situation that involves periods of intense fear and discomfort along with rapid heartbeat, nausea, shortness of breath and dizziness. Panic Disorder causes its sufferers to develop the anxiety of having panic attacks which further increases the problem.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder: People suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually feel compelled to act in a certain way which doesn't appear normal to others. The kind of obsessions people feel due to this ailment include checking if a door is locked repeatedly or washing hands again and again, and so on.
Students usually suffer from generic anxiety disorders before and during the exam. An apt amount of anxiety leads to great results as it makes the person serious about his or her goals and focus on the same.
Anxiety is something that everyone suffers from at one or the other point in their life. The levels of suffering can be different from person to person. The major symptoms of anxiety are listed below:
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness and unsteadiness
- Trembling or shaking
- Heart palpitations
- Hot flushes or chills
- Fear of going out of control
- Nausea and abdominal distress
Homoeopathy provides amazing treatment in the form of drugs for anxiety and phobia. There are multiple drugs in Homoeopathy for treating anxiety, some of which are listed below. Students can go for any of them and get rid of the exam fear so that they can perform well in their exams:
- Aconitum Napellus
- Arsenicum Album
- Argentum Nitricum
- Ignatia Amara
If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath and ask a free question.