Masala Tea

I just love tea. I think there are few people out there who doesn’t love tea. On top of that if its masala tea or spiced tea then it will be more enjoyable. Not only it tastes good but also it has magical benefits if anyone is suffering from sore throat or cold. Let’s learn how to make a perfect cup of masala tea.

Ingredients:

1 cup of milk

1 cardamom

1 bay leaf

1 cinnamon

Half tea spoon of minced ginger

1 tea spoon of tea leaf

½ spoon of sugar or as per taste

Description:

Take all the ingredients altogether in a pan and keep it in a stove. Let it all done on a slow lit. After 5 to 7 minutes later you can check on it that how beautifully it smells and colored then it’s all done. Try it and enjoy it as a morning delight or can be taken in noon. It can be more enjoyable if you drink it with your beloved.

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka – My Experience

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka is one of the best hospitals in Bangladesh. Interestingly this is one of the most expensive hospital too. Upper class or upper middle class only can afford to have their treatment over there. I am not from any of them rather sometimes I tell my husband that we are actually poor as whatever we earn the expenses are more of it therefore we have no savings. Fortunately my husband gets some amount for his medical purpose from his work place so we can make it.

We Bangladeshi people trust Indian doctors too much and Apollo hospitals Dhaka has plenty of Indian doctors. I think this is one of the strongest point to choose Apollo for treatment. My husband also consults with an Indian doctor. Another reason behind choosing Apollo can be posh lifestyle. Apart from those issues another important factor choosing Apollo is rich collection of diagnosis instruments.

Whatever the reason behind choosing this hospital that doesn’t matter at the end. The main factor is getting proper treatment. I know very few about it as my husband consulting a neuro- medicine doctor named Sandip kumar Das since three years. We did some diagnosis over there and bought medicines. In these issues only I can give my feedback.

At first let’s know about appointment issues. If anyone is consulting an Indian doctor then it’s definitely has to done before 2 or 3 months ahead of your consultation. We always take our appointment before 3 months as he has that much demand in Bangladesh. I think all the Indian doctors have this kind of demand. However it’s better to take your appointment 1 or 2 months beforehand. On the other hand in any kind of emergency cases Apollo directly contact with following doctor in this case no need for the appointment.

After seeing a doctor most of the patients need to do some diagnosis. Not every patients needs that. As far as I know Apollo has a very good quality of diagnosis instruments. However I have a bitter experience on this issue. Once my husband did a blood test and the due time is after the doctor consultation time so we requested the authority to handover the test result but they said it’s not possible in anyway. After hearing that we came out from the delivery corner and a guy came over to us and said let me check if it’s possible in any way or not and gave a vibe to my husband that it may cost some money. Within 5 minutes he came back with the report and my husband gave him 200 taka. My question is already they are charging more to any kind of diagnosis so why they are doing this. On top of that if they could deliver that report then what’s the point of making this drama? Anyways I was glad that I got the report and could able to meet doctor on time.

There is another issue I was really shocked that the day when we went to doctors room there was no follow up room to take his temperature, weight or blood pressure. I think these are the things which are really important to know before judging a patient. However last time when I went to Apollo in March month then I saw that they had implemented these things.

At the end all I can say that all things has some good or bad altogether. As people need to spend a lot amount of money so it’s good to keep things under observation very strictly.

Cold Coffee in Ramadan

In ramadan people like to think about food more than an usual day. Generally I am a foodie person however Ramadan makes me more crazy about food. Advertisements of different types of drinks are mostly creates thirst to people. Therefore today I am going to share one simple recipe with you and that is cold coffee. This is very common, popular and also healthy drink specifically in this ramadan.

Ingredients:

Milk

Sugar

Chocolate syrup

Vanilla ice cream

Coffee powder

Ice cube

Cocoa powder (optional)

Description:

At first take one spoon coffee powder and mix it with some water. Keep the coffee mix aside for a while. After that take one glass of milk in your blender jar add that coffee mix, two tea spoon of sugar, 3/4 ice cube, 2 table spoon vanilla ice cream and mix it all together. Meanwhile take a glass decorate the glass with chocolate syrup and pour the mixture into that glass. Now you can add little bit cocoa powder over the cold coffee which is totally optional or can drink it just as it is.

This is summer season on top of that it’s ramadan so it’s very important to stay yourself hydrated alongside energetic. This drink will be useful for you and your family

 

Chikongunia and us

Chikongunia is like a terror to Dhaka living people. This viral fever grabs my attention when I heard many of my relatives and friends are affected by this fever. I researched a little bit on this issue to learn more about it and the main reason behind it to stay myself safe.

It was first time detected in Tanzania in the year of 1953 from alpha virus. The virus spreads through mosquito bite. Few years back Bangladeshi people were introduced another fever that is Dengue which is also spreads through mosquito bite. Both Dengue and Chikongunia virus carries Adese mosquito. Though not only Ades mosquito carries the virus but also one can affected by the bite of any kind of mosquito. Generally Ades mosquito bites day time, however it can bite on the night time. Therefore it’s better to be careful both day or night time especially in the bed time.

As chikungunia is like a viral fever so the symptoms are quite same like high fever, headache, vomiting, rashes, severe pain in joint and it also can vary from man to man as not every person immune system are same. This fever can last several days to several weeks. Most interesting fact is one can have this once in his lifetime. Normal paracetamol type medicine is the only treatment for chikungunia. Other than that lots of fluids intake can be helpful to decrease the pain.

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

A few days ago I saw a recipe of cheesecake on my Facebook wall. I just go through it but didn’t try. After that I noticed that cheesecake recipe was so popular that everyone sharing that recipe. So I had to try that and it came out real good. This can be a good side dish or can be taken in breakfast even as snacks. Try this at home and enjoy cheesecake with your loves ones.

Here’s the perfect recipe for No bake Cheesecake

Ingredients:-

2 packages graham crackers

11 tbsp (1 3/8 sticks) unsalted butter (melted)

2 tbsp sugar

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (room temperature)

1 14-ounce can (1 1/4 cups) condensed milk

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Method of preparation:-

  1. Put graham crackers in a large reusable plastic bag & crush them with a rolling pin until very fine crumbs form.
  2. Pour crumbs into a medium bowl, stir in sugar. Add butter & stir until well combined.
  3. Press the crumb mixture into a 9-inch deep bowl form pan, spreading it 1 1/2 to 2 inches up the side; press flat. Chill crust in freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Using an electric mixer/ egg beater set at medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the condensed milk a little at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, as necessary. Beat in the lemon juice & vanilla.
  5. Pour the filling into the crust; smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap, & refrigerate until firm for about 2.5 to 3 hours.
  6. Untie sides of pan, & remove cheesecake and enjoy!

 

Once upon a time there was a season named winter

I still can recall those sweet memories of my childhood when I used to go to village in the December month. After the final term exam we had no tension and enjoyed the time fully. In the early morning we woke up from the bed and directly went to the kitchen to get warmth from the stove. Our grandma used to make many types of pithas for us. Till 11 or may be more than that we couldn’t see sunlight. Interestingly I used to wear 3 or 4 winter clothes together. We used to see the fog and morning and evening dew. Sometimes we drank the juice of date in the morning as our morning delight. We played badminton, kabaddi and what not. During the time of leaving every single time our grandma used to cry like hell. Even we were not happy to leave the village. Therefore this is the scenario of our childhood in village during the winter season.

At the time when we came back to the city life we felt little bit warm as village is windier. Still there was winter and we could enjoy the winter in the city life also. In those days our mother used to make many pithas in the morning. We had to close the windows all day long so that no wind can come and freeze us. However, this year December month came and already gone but there is no winter at all. I hardly wear winter clothes. Surprisingly I have seen any people using ac or fan in this winter. It is a shameful winter having no cold at all. Many environmentalists says that this is happening due to global warming. If this goes on like this then some of the years later there will be no winter season. We will tell our children like fairytale that once upon a time there was a season named winter.