June 2018

In summer, sweat, hot air, scorching heat, pollution, dust, and humidity can make our skin dull and tired-looking. So it is important that we take special care of our skin during the summer season so that the effects of these causes cannot touch our beauty. Except for sun damage, some major skin problems that could occur because of over-exposure to the sun include coarse wrinkles, benign tumors, age spots and discolored areas of your skin called mottled pigmentation.

To keep our skin safe & radiant like before, listed below are 10 skin care tips which you may be following in this summer season:

1. Hydrate Yourself:

During summer, the human body has a tendency to lose lots of moisture. Therefore it is very important to hydrate the human body with water from time to time. Drinking plenty of water can help the skin remain soft and moisturized. Eating a lot of fruits can keep the skin & digestive tract healthy.

2. Using a Toner:

A skin toner will keep the pores closed and keep the skin cool. There are many beauty products for the toning of the skin, you can use rose water as its natural cooling properties are excellent for summer. Make sure you apply right after you dry off from your shower. You need to seal in the moisture your body just soaked in. After cleaning the face with mild face wash before sleeping and apply the SPF moisturizer on your face. Use the rose water to clean the face. It will get refreshing. Even Cucumber juice or coconut water can also be used for cleaning the face. Also make sure that you follow the age-old principle of cleaning, toning and moisturizing at night before sleeping.

3. Avoid Sun Exposure: 

The afternoon sunlight is the most harmful. The hottest hours of the day are from 11 am to 3 pm. At this time the sun's rays are the fastest. You should avoid staying out for long in these hours as your skin will get more exposed to radiations. Therefore, always remember to apply sunscreen on the open areas of the face and skin 30 minutes before exiting.

4. Sun Protection:

For the protection of facial skin always use to wear a hat. You can also carry an umbrella to avoid the sun rays. You may also wear sunglasses to protect your eyes as the skin around the eyes is very sensitive which may cause to fast aging. In summer do not forget about the protection of lips.  If you do step out, make sure your lips protected with a balm or lip gloss.

5. Apply Sunscreen:

Sunscreen protects the skin from excessive damage in bright sunlight. In a country with high temperature like India, the skin is damaged by strong sunlight. In such a way, the use of sunscreen at least SPF-30 is essential. Apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before you stepping out into the sun. Reapply it after every 1-2 hours when you are in the sunlight for the prevention of your skin. Sunscreen application can minimizing sun related spots and might even help delay the beginning of fine lines and wrinkles.

6. Make-up:

The use of cosmetics should be minimized during the summer season because sweat caused by heat can make all the beauty and make-up spotty. However, it is beneficial to use ice before using the use of cosmetics, if necessary. It is okay to not use any kind of foundation, cream, and lotion. Because due to heat, such objects spread on the face can spoil your makeup. If makeup is must then use light make-up which is waterproof.

7. Avoid Aerated Drinks:

Aerated drinks contain a high amount of sugar, which is neither good for skin nor health. To quench thirst, it would be wise to drink fresh lime, juice of a fresh fruit or coconut water. At least daily drink 8-10 glasses of water to keep you fit in summer. Water keeps you feeling fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and helps to remove out the toxins.

8. Avoid Oily & Fast Food:

This is the time when people like fast-food so much. Due to eating more fatty or oily things, the digestive process becomes slows down. The direct impact of decaying digestion is coming on the skin. Avoid eating outdoors as far as possible in summer. If necessary, you can take the fruit or fresh fruit juice.

9. Natural Remedies:

Do not underestimate what your grandmother told! You will find ingredients in your kitchen that may help to cool your skin during summer. Lemon and tomato are excellent for keeping the skin layer fresh. An instant way to utilize tomato is always to juice tomatoes, don't add water and freeze the juice utilizing your regular ice-trays. Make use of this as a mild scrub every alternate day and allow the juice dry on your skin before washing it off. You will see the wonders of the lycopene in tomato on your facial skin.

Malai Kufi is a delicious, sugary, chilled and a very popular dessert in Indian summer which contains flavours of simple ingredients. People can eat and enjoy this dessert in any seasons. It is easily prepared in our homes from milk, sugar, cardamom and with or without dry fruits. Malai Kulfi is liked by children as well as adults also. You would always find kulfi in the dessert menu of any Indian restaurants.

I am preparing this MalaiKkulfi without dry fruits. But if you want to use dry fruits then little bit dry fruits you can put in it. So I am sharing my simplest recipe for making yummy Malai Kulfi. There are many different varieties & flavours of kulfi such as Kesar, Pista, Mango, & Elachi etc.  

Today I am making the traditional and basic Malai Kulfi. Generally, people used the condensed milk for preparing the Malai Kulfi because condensed milk is used for the thickness of milk. But I am not using condensed milk for making Malai Kulfi. So without wasting any time, let’s have a look for basic ingredients of the recipe.


1. Milk 1 litre
2. Cardamom powder   2 pinch
3. Sugar 1 cup
4. Saffron 1 pinch
5. Whipping cream 1 tbs


Step 1
Heat milk, and bring to a boil. Allow the milk simmer on medium flame for 20-25 mins until it reduced to half of its original quantity, colour is changed and malai is formed. Keep stirring occasionally.

Step 2
Add cardamom powder, once it is reduced to 60 or 70 percent add sugar and boil it again until it is reduced to half and becomes thick consistency.

Step 3
Remove from flame, add saffron and allow to cool.

Step 4
Once it is cool add whipping cream and mix nicely. After that, place the mixture in the fridge for a few hours. This helps reduce the formation of ice crystals during the freezing process.

Step 5
Remove the mixture from fridge and again beat up the mixture thoroughly. Then pour the chilled mixture into kulfi moulds and close the lids.

Step 6
Insert a popsicle stick in the kulfi while freezing it, & keep in the deep freezer for 6-8 hours.

Step 7
Once frozen, place the kulfi mould in lukewarm water for a few seconds to help it un-mould easily.

Step 8
Yummy malai kulfi is ready to serve. Just before serving, unmold the kulfi and serve chilled.

Chicken Mandi Recipe in English: Ingredients: -Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 tsp -Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp -Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3 -Laung (Cloves) 2-3 -Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4 -Zafran (Saffron) ¼ tsp -Dried lemon ¼ -Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste -Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp -Simply Sufi whole chicken with skin 1 kg -Simply Sufi cooking oil ½ Cup -Pyaz (Onion) slices 1 medium -Simply Sufi cooking oil 2 tbs -Badam (Almond) peeled 10-12 -Simply Sufi cooking oil ¼ Cup -Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4 -Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3 -Laung (Cloves) 2-3 -Dried lemon 1 -Pyaz (Onion) chopped 2 medium -Kishmish (Raisins) ¼ Cup -Chawal (Rice) basmati 1 & ½ Cups (soaked) -Pani (Water) lukewarm 3-4 Cups or as required -Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste -Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke -Pyaz (Onion) fried -Badam (Almonds) fried -Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) Mandi Sauce: -Hari mirch (Green chilies) 3-4 -Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 2-3 -Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) ½ tsp -Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste -Curry powder 1 tsp -Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) ¼ Cup -Lemon juice 1 & ½ tbs -Tamatar (Tomatoes) 2 medium -Pani (Water) 1-2 tbs or as required Directions: -In spice mixer,add coriander seeds,cumin seeds,cinnamon sticks,cloves,green cardamom,saffron,dried lemon,salt,turmeric powder,grind well & set aside. -In bowl,add whole chicken,cut with the help of the kitchen scissor and break the back bone of the chicken. -Now add whole ground spices and rub evenly on both sides,cover and let it marinate for 4 hours to overnight in refrigerator. -In frying pan,add sufi cooking oil and onion,fry on low flame until golden brown & set aside. -In frying pan,add sufi cooking oil and almonds,fry until light golden & set aside. -In pot,add sufi cooking oil,green cardamom,cinnamon sticks,cloves,dried lemon and mix well. -Add onion,mix well and fry until light golden. -Turn off the flame,add raisins and mix well. -Add rice,lukewarm water,salt and mix gently. -Place steam rack and marinated chicken and bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 1 hour. -Give a charcoal smoke for 3 minutes. For Mandi Sauce: -In grinder,add green chilies,garlic,coriander seeds,salt,curry powder,fresh coriander,lemon juice, tomatoes,water and grind well. -Serve mandi with mandi rice,mandi sauce and garnish with fried onion,fried almonds and fresh coriander.

Chicken Mandi Recipe in Urdu:

Directions: -Spice mixer mein sabut dhania,zeera,darchini,laung,hari elaichi,zafran,dried lemon,namak aur haldee powder dal ker ache tarhan grind karein & side per rakh dein. -Bowl mein whole chicken dal dein aur kitchen scissor ki madad sa cut ker lein aur back bone ko break ker lein. -Ab whole ground spices dal ker dono sides per evenly rab ker lein aur dhak ker 4 hours ya overnight kliya refrigerator mein marinate ker lein. -Frying pan mein sufi cooking oil aur pyaz dal dein aur golden brown hunay tak halki ancch per fry ker lein & side per rakh dein. -Frying pan mein sufi cooking oil aur badam dal dein aur light golden hunay tak fry ker lein & side per rakh dein. -Pot mein sufi cooking oil,hari elaichi,darchini,laung aur dried lemon dal ker ache tarhan mix ker lein. -Pyaz dal ker mix karein aur light golden hunay tak fry ker lein. -Chulha bund ker dein aur kishmish dal ker ache tarhan mix ker lein. -Chawal,neem garam pani aur namak dal ker gently mix ker lein. -Steam rack rah ker marinated chicken rakh dein aur preheated oven mein 180 C per 1 hour kliya bake ker lein. -3 miutes kliya koyla ka dhuwan dein. For Mandi Sauce: -Grinder mein hari mirch,lehsan,sabut dhania,namak,curry powder,hara dhania,lemon juice,tamatar aur pani dal ker ache tarhan grind ker lein. -Mandi ko mandi rice aur mandi sauce ka saath serve karein aur fried pyaz,fried badam aur hara dhania sa garnish karein.

Fruit Custard Seviyan Recipe

How to make Fruit Custard Seviyan Recipe. A Eid Special Recipes by Kitchen With Amna. A Step by Step Complete Fruit Custard Recipe by Amna. Fruit Custard With Colorful Seviyan Recipe.


Mango Custard Powder 4 tbsp
Sugar 1/2 Cup
Milk 1/2 Cup
Boiled Colorful Seviyan 1 Cup
Fruit Cocktail 1 Cup
Pistachios 1 tbsp (Chopped)
Milk 1 Litre


Step 1: Take a pot and add Milk 1 Litre and boiled it and then add sugar and stir it until it's melted.

Step 2: Take a bowl and add Milk 1/2 Cup and add Mango Custard Powder 4 tbsp and mix it well.

Step 3: Now put this custard mixture gradually into boiled milk and stir it. Use medium flame here and cook for 1 minutes with stir and then turn off the flame and add Boiled Colorful Seviyan and mix it well.

Step 4: Now take a serving dish and first make a custard layer and then put Fruit Cocktail and then again put custard and make second custard layer and then put again Fruit Cocktail and then again make a custard layer and in last sprinkle Pistachios. Your fruit custard seviyan is ready.