Sunday, 13 December 2015

Namma Bengaluru

Bengaluru also known as the silicon valley of India has seen tremendous growth in the IT sector in its premises. Few years back it had underdeveloped land in and around the city which made it friendly for bigger tech-giants. it also has got very favorable climate with neither too hot nor too cold weather. If compared from sea-level then it should be actually considered a hill station. Bengaluru has got the best mix of all the different races of India working together at various tech-parks. It has got a well-educated class of society and improves the standard of living. Although, it is also the costliest city in the country with the state taxes being very high.  

Well Connected -

The city is the center point of the southern India. Andhra,Tamil Nadu, Kerela are each around 200km from here. The major industrial hubs like Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthpuram, Mumbai, Pune, etc are all one night journey from here. It has got great road connection with national highways laid between all these cities. It has also got regular flights for all the locations. A large number of tourist places are within 500 km from the vicinity of the city. The city has got good bus services with frequent air-conditioned buses running on all major routes.  

What drives the city - 

The life in the city is fast. Everyone has to reach the office on time and everyone is in a hurry. However, traffic slows us down a bit and often provides us time to spend on one-self. People often go on long drives on weekends as the place has a long list of places for the tourists in the nearby areas. Car owners who love long drive find it one of the best places to be. Western ghats, coastal areas, hill stations, etc. are all nearby. The city is also famous for a large number of pubs, gardens and lakes. It is equally enjoyed by the youth and the elder generation. Wonder-la, snow-city and film city are some of the attractive places for spending the day with family and friends. There are three railway stations and metro is working on one part of Bengaluru. Metro work is in progress and in coming years, whole of Bengaluru will be connected by it. 

Design of the city - 

The city kept on expanding as the industrial development happened in the city. It has got various huge tech centers at each corner of the city, connected by well-maintained 6-lane outer ring road. The main shopping locations like M.G.Road and Indiranagar are located at the center of the city. The residential areas, tech-parks and malls are all build in different blocks which keep the authenticity of each. 

The post was written to represent your city for the Zonal war by Tata Motors. I nominate my city Bangalore for it. Tata Motors are the leading automobile brand in India. To know more visit

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Vanilla Ice-Cream

Ice cream is loved by everyone from every age group. It was sad that it is a desert and hence sweet. We don't get sugar-free ice-creams in the market or at least I am not aware of.
The idea was to use Sugarfree Natura instead of sugar to make it. I am not aware of how it will turn out because unlike other deserts, sugar does play an important role in deciding the taste in simple vanilla flavored ice-cream.

Making it enough for a small family.

Things Needed -

Milk - 500 ml
Corn Flour - 1 cup
NaturaFree Sugar - 10 blocks
Vanilla Extract - 1 big spoon.
Butter - 1 spoon
Crushed cardamom
Cream - 1 big spoon

A blender will also be needed, if you don't have it borrow from a good neighbor.

Mix the cornflour in 100ml of milk  and butter and form a thick paste. Mash it up well.

Boil the remaining milk well and let the Naturafree Sugar blocks dissolve in it.

Add the thick paste made and cardamom in the hot milk. Keep stirring it so lumps are not formed. After a while the mixture will thicken. Let it cool.

Put it in the freezer and let it freeze for an hour.

With the blender, beat it for 2 minutes. Beat it well. Add cream to it. Make sure to keep the cream chilled.

Whip it till it becomes smooth.

Keep the mixture in the freezer and let it harden for 4-5 hours. Scoop and serve.

I was surprised as none in my family could realize that it was not natural sugar. Naturafree Sugar is very useful product and a blessing for people not allowed to have sugar. Visit for more info.

Besan Ke Barfi

This is a sweet dish which can be easily prepared at home without much hassle. Besan ka laddu is almost similar to it and widely famous at sweet shops. We all crave for our mom's hand made dishes. There will never be any substitute for it but something similar can be made easily with this recipe.

Before starting lets look at the kitchen if we have these. We will make enough for two people.

Food materials-
Besan -200gms
Ghee - 2 big spoons
Milk - 100ml
Crushed Cardamom
Sugar - 8 blocks of sugarfree natura. (Let those who can't have sugar also have some taste)
Pistachio or cashew toppings (optional).

Utensils -
Gas stove with gas
Cooking pot (Karahi)

If you have it all, great. Otherwise, lets go the market or just order online.

We are ready now so lets begin.

Boil milk in the pot with the blocks of sugerfree so that it gets completely soluble.
Add besan and ghee in it and put the stove in low flame. Make sure the ghee was in melted state. Mash the besan to prevent it from forming lumps. Add cardamom to it.

Keep stirring it on regular basis. You will find the colour changing to light golden.

Around 10-15 minutes later you will start getting the beautiful aroma. Fry it till the colour changes to light reddish brown.

It would be great if you have a rectangular bowl to settle it down. It will be easier to give shape to it. If not, don't worry. Just let it settle on the plate for an hour. You can now decorate it with Cashew/pistachio. Cover it up well to keep the flies away.

Cut it in square shapes and it is ready to be served.

Now click pictures and make your Mother proud just like me.

I have tried and made it with Sugarfree Natura and couldn't find any difference in the taste. My aunt who has got diabetes can now have it. I have recommended it to her. You can do the same to your loved ones. Visit for more info.