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Stay Healthy and Enjoy Rain

Avoid non-desirable health conditions in the pleasing moments of monsoon


Open up your windows to the pit-pat outside. Let the cool breeze gush in with the drizzle, Let it rain! Monsoons are a breath of fresh air, a moment of relief after a suffocating heatwave. For me, monsoon signifies the brightest hues, the fascinating aromas, and the eye-catching colors from big vibrant umbrellas to trendy flip-flops. Suddenly, the leaves look bright emerald green and the earth blows out a muddy aroma that fills up your senses. This fascinating weather gets you reaching out for that cup of garam chai and a steaming plate of fried pakoras. Cease right there! While the rain brings you a break from the scorching heat, it also brings with it a series of infections and occasional flu. It is really important to equip ourselves against these ailments to make the most of this lovely weather. So before you set foot in a café or a chai spot near your house, read through the list of foods you should avoid in the rainy season.

  1. Leafy Vegetables

It may seem counter-intuitive because all our lives we have been instructed about the importance of eating leafy vegetables. However, in the monsoon, they are best avoided. The grime and dampness present in them make them highly susceptible to germs. Say no to vegetables like spinach, cabbage, and cauliflower this season. Instead, go for pungent vegetables like bitter gourd, apple gourd, and sponge gourd. Make sure all vegetables are thoroughly washed and cooked well.


  1. Fresh Juices from Roadside Vendors

Any fresh food items that have had a long exposure to the monsoon air should be avoided. Roadside vendors have the fruits cut up well in advance, which could have come in contact with contaminated air. Stick to fresh fruit juice prepared at home and consume it instantly.

  1. Sea Food

Monsoon is the breeding season for fish and prawns so they are best avoided this time of the year. Stick to chicken and mutton to satiate your craving for non-vegetarian food. However, if it is essential to have seafood, make sure you only consume the freshest variety of it, taking extra care to cook them well.

  1. Fried Food

Yes, you read that right. Fried food is one of the food items you should avoid this rainy season and science backs me up on this too. The highly humid monsoon weather causes our digestion process to slow down. However irresistible that the spread of pakoras and samosas may seem, they could cause gastronomical complications like bloating and stomach upset. Extra salty food also causes water retention.

  1. Frizzy Drinks

Fizzy drinks reduce minerals in our body, which in turn leads to the reduction of enzyme activity. This is highly undesirable with an already weak digestive system. Keep a bottle of water or lemonade handy or stick to warm beverages like ginger tea. Your digestive system will thank you for it.

  1. Watery Foods

Buttermilk, lassi, rice, watermelon, etc. can cause swelling in the body. Avoiding such foods will take care of the water retention.

Nothing feels better than sitting by your window peacefully sipping a cup of tea, listening to your favorite song, the sight of drizzle, the calmness in the atmosphere, and that fresh earthy smell. This all can be enjoyed to the fullest only if you are fit and healthy and the immunity is at its peak. Be healthy and wise this monsoon.

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Kofta Curry Recipe

Kofta Curry is a main Pakistani dish that cooks occasionally on Parties and get together. You can make Kofta by chicken or beef meat. It is a delicious dish that you can serve with zeera rice as well. Rich with gravy this is the recipe straight from the heart of Pakistan. Try it and get appreciation from your loved ones.


Mutton, boneless 1 kg

Onions 2 nos.

Besan (roasted) 2 1/2 tbsps.

Egg 1 no.Ginger, finely cut 2″inch piece.

Green chilies, finely cut 6 nos.

Red chili powder 1 tsp.

Salt To Taste.

Oil for frying.

For the curry:Onions 3 nos.Garlic 3-5 cloves.Ginger 1 1/2″ inch piece. Haldi powder 1 tsp.Tomatoes, boiled & skinned 1 cup.Coriander leaves 2 tsps. Red chili powder 1 tsp. Garam masala 1 tsp.Salt to taste


For the koftas, mince the meat with all the other ingredients.
Remove the mixture and shape into balls.
Deep fry these balls till golden brown and keep aside.
For the curry, fry the onions, garlic and ginger till golden brown.
Add the rest of the curry ingredients with enough water to make a gravy.
Bring to a boil, add the fried koftas and simmer for 45 mins.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving.
Serve with Roti or Nan.





For koftas:

1-Grind Khashkhas and Bhunay Chanay

2-Add dry spices and ground garam masala and khashkhas and channa powder in mince and mix in chopper 1-2 times so that its nicely mixed other wise the koftas will break while cooking after chopping the mince add 1/4 cup water in the mince, as khashkhas and chana pwder make it very dry.

3- Make Koftas.

For making gravy and cooking koftas:

1-Slice the onion thinly.

2-Grind the garlic with some water

3-Fry sliced onions in oil till golden brown, then add koftas and garlic and the spices for gravy.

4-Add 1 cup water and give pressure in cooker.

5-After a little while open it and dry the water and roast the masala well until the oil is separated then add 1 cup water and cook well and serve.