Paper boat Chikkis... a product review

An amazing new launch from Paper Boat..really crunchy, neat packing and apt to carry around in even in a small bag. At just Rs 5 a pack, it's really worth for a quick and healthy snack. Thanks for sending in these samples. #paperboat#yummychikkis #newlaunch

Gits' new range of wholesome breakfast mixes

Gits has introduced a new range of wholesome breakfast mixes and I got these samples for review..Thanks Gits..will be posting the review soon..You can check out their facebook page for more updates.. 

Assam 1860 tea review

Few days back I got a mail from Assam 1860 asking, if I would like to try a sample of their tea brand. On confirmation,I got a few sample packs of tea bags and a sample pack of tea powder.

To start with, the packaging was amazing..I loved the way the packs were labelled in a simple yet elegant way. The contrast of black background with striking leaf green colour font was quite attractive. The ziplock cover with tea leaves would definitely ensure freshness till the last spoon.

The tag line " tea as it should be" is so true and acceptable. The taste was quite good compared to what we have been having until now.

The tea gardens of Assam are a blessing for tea lovers. And here this brand is from a single origin and unblended. Since it uses the tea leaves from the family owned tea estate, it eliminates middlemen and also ensures best quality. This results in tasty, fresh and flavourful tea in every cup.

Allowing the tea to boil for some time gives a really strong flavour and we had it with milk and mild sugar. The aroma was quite appealing and tempting.

Overall it was quite a change from the usual tea and would definitely suggest tea lovers to give it a try.

This is not a paid review..For more information please visit the website  

Samba wheat kichadi


1/2 cup samba wheat rava
1/4 cup greengram dal
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp bengalgram dal
1 tsp blackgram dal
Few curry leaves
Some peanuts
Chopped carrots, potato, beans and if available peas
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 green chilli slit
1/2 tsp garam masala powder

This recipe makes a nice one pot meal and so is cooked directly in a small pressure cooker.

Heat the oil and add mustard seeds with the dal. Add peanuts and when it splutters, add the green chilli and curry leaves. Mix well and add the vegetables. After a minute add the samba wheat rava, dal and mix for a minute. Add 2 cups of water and then turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with some thick curds.

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