Indian Food Recipe : Spinach Gravy (Paalak)

Spinach (Paalak) Gravy
When we are looking for some nutritious ingredient then spinach can be used in every type of dish including soup, parantha and rice too. Some people love to have it in a spicy flavor. This green vegetable is a store of vitamins and proteins which is very healthy.
Contents of the dish:

Spinach, 1.5 cups.
Toor dal, ½ cup.
Cumin seeds, 1.5 tsp.
Dry red chillies.
Grated coconut, 3 tsps.
Garlic flakes.
Tamarind.
Tomato puree, 4 tsps.
Salt as per taste.

Methodology:

To settle the toor dal and tamarind, soak them in water for few minutes.
Clean the spinach and boil it in water.
Make a fine paste of the toor dal, cumin seeds, coconut and red chillies.
Now add this paste into the spinach with salt, tamarind water and garlic tomato puree.
Season the dish with some gram dal, curry leaves and spinach and serve hot.

 

Indian Food Recipe : Kheer

Kheer Recipe
 Kheer is a milk pudding. This includes vermicelli, rice or broken wheat along with nuts and raisins that give it a crunchy taste and with saffron it gets its color. It’s typically a South Indian dish but very famous with its different versions all over India. It is essentially served as a dessert

Ingredients:

1 cup – milk.
½ cup –rice (washed and soaked for 20 mins).
8 green cardamoms peeled and powdered.
20 strands of saffron (soaked in 2 to 3 tbsp. of hot milk).
6-7 tbsp. sugar.
14 almonds.
12 pistachios.

Methodology:

Let the milk simmer for some time after boiling it.
Coarsely grind the rice after draining out the water
Add rice to the milk stirring nonstop so that rice doesn’t stick to the vessel.
Add saffron and powdered cardamoms.
Till the milk thickens let it boil.
Add sugar and till it dissolves keep it on the flame.
Remove and garnish with Almonds and pistachios.
Serve hot or cold.

Adventure Tourism In India

Adventure tourism in India is fast gaining popularity amongst Indian as well as foreigner tourists. We arrange adventure tours with different activities like trekking, camping, climbing, biking, rafting, hiking, balloon rides, para-gliding, para-motoring and many more in various regions across India. Some of our more popular adventure tourism destinations in India are:
Himachal Pradesh:
Literal meaning of Himachal is “Lap Of Himalayas” and is one of the most beautiful and picturesque states in India.  The state  is blessed with many beautiful places like Spiti, Lahual, Manali, Chamba, Shimla, Kullu, Pin valley etc.It’s very popular as a cool destination during summer months in India. It was one of the first regions in India where adventure tourism got really popular and these days it attracts adventure loving tourists from all over the world
Lahaul & Spiti
Lahual & Spiti are situated on Indo-Tibetan border and the region is a mix of Indian and Tibetan terrain and culture. The average altitude of this region is more than 4000 meters and remains cut off from rest of world for most part of the year. Spiti was opened up for tourism only in 1992 and thus retains much of it’s freshness and some unexplored areas. A number of very rare plant and animal species like snow leopard, Himalayan bear, pika, chinguk etc call this region their home.  Lahaul Spiti is a heaven for adventure junkies looking for trekking, camping, mountain climbing, wild life watching and even adventure rides via bikes, motorcycles or off-road vehicles.
Adventure Tours in Lahual and Spiti
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Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favourite Pizzas

What is flat, round, topped usually with cheese and tomato sauce and can be custom-made to suit each and every palate, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian? No points for guessing; it’s a pizza! In the present society, where pizza rightfully claims (and actually does) get to your house before even the police can, there is an ever-increasing war of sorts between all the so-called ‘big’ pizza delivery chains in any city.

For instance, in Mumbai itself, there are more than a dozen Pizza Hut Mumbai outlets to choose from! After all, a pizza is like the entire food pyramid rolled into one! And with more and more people warming up to this Italian delicacy, the types and varieties of pizzas available today is truly mind-boggling. That first delectable whiff of your pizza baking in the oven, the scalding of your tongue as you bite into your pizza slice sooner than you should have, the way your mozzarella leaves a trail leading from your mouth to the slice even as you try to pull away and let go, the burst of flavours on your tongue which leaves your taste buds tingling – truly speaking, eating a pizza is an all-encompassing culinary experience in its own right. And the best part of all, a pizza can be prepared in an infinite number of ways, with a different topping or combination of toppings each time.
Interesting Facts About Pizzas:

More than 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.
The first restaurant which exclusively sold pizzas came up in Naples in the year 1830.
The world record for the fastest pizza making currently stands at 14 pizzas in 2 minutes and 35 seconds.
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Problems with tourism in India

Tourism in India is a tale of amazing potential, confusing paradoxes, missed opportunities and massive under utilisation of resources. Compared to rest of the tourist hotspots around the world, India has mind boggling variety of tourist attractions of all types which can attract almost every single type of tourist out there. Ancient archaeological heritage of India which goes back to nearly 4000 years is spread all over India, from Laddakh to Kanyakumari.

India is blessed with such awe inspiring ancient monuments at a scale unrivaled by any other country in the world. Forts of Rajput rulers in Rajasthan, artful temples of Bundels, luxurious monuments constructed by Mughals, amazingly beautiful Konkan temples are just a small fraction of this wealth spread across it’s length and breadth. Adventure tourists have some of the best and virtually untouched destinations in Laddakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal, Sikkim, Mizoram and other north-eastern states . Wild life enthusiasts have the option of seeing some of the rarest wildlife not found anywhere else in world in Gir, Jim Corbett and many other national parks.

 Adventure tourism, specially in north-eastern states has a lot of potential but hasn’t been explored even partially. The north-eastern states states have some of the best places for adventure activities like trekking, mountain climbing, camping and much more. Culinary tourism in India which has the biggest potential is just a small speck. Considering the vast culinary diversity of India, the country should be the top destination for all foodie tourists.

So many religions like Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism originated in India and their followers from all over the world wish to visit places important to their faiths. Medical tourism in India due to high quality healthcare at very low prices [...]