10 things/ways to keep you warm this winter

Winter might have come in Game of Thrones but it is yet to come here in India. And when it comes to Delhi, we want to make sure you keep yourself healthy to enjoy the best season of the city.

So we have brought a list of things or ways that will help you keep warm this winter.

  1. Layers

This one is quite obvious but in order to be fashionable and all, the young lot seems a bit distracted. So, this is just to remind them that it is very important to keep the core warm and the best way is to wear layers of clothes.


  1. Indoor exercise

Winter is a lazy season when you are least motivated to work but to keep yourself warm, one must exercise. Staying active will help the body stay warm.


  1. Hot tub bath

There are many who skip baths in winters and dare you tolie about it. You know it and so do we. Skip this habit, not bathing. Dip in a hot tub and you’re sorted.


  1. Healthy breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in winters, it works even better. Healthy meals at regular intervals are the best.


  1. Hydro insulated flask

Keep a hydro insulated flask with you to stay hydrated throughout the day. This helps in better blood circulation and hence, better warmth for the body. Put in ginger or a cinnamon in the tea for whenever you feel cold.


  1. Ear covers

They made way to the market a few years ago and were seen on every other man’s ears. They work great and one must use whenever they go outdoors.


  1. Snuggling in the blankets

If you have the right blanket, snuggling in the winters can be most fun and distressing.


  1. Room heaters

But if you have to work and snuggling is not an option, then for sure go for room heaters. But be careful, don’t use them for long as they tend to dry up the skin and direct contact can be harmful.


  1. Alcohol

Now, one just needs an excuse to consume alcohol and winters give you one. Alcohol helps to keep your body warm; this is why you see most of the truck drivers drunk at night to deal with winters. Consume it in a limit and it’ll work.


  1. Bonfires

Songs and bonfires are a great combination and your dark, gloomy winter nights will be taken care of by this. Just put up a safe fire on your roof and enjoy the light cool breeze on your face.






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5 Biryani Recipes for Diwali Dinner

Among hundreds of festivals, Diwali is the biggest festival for most of the Indians. Every religion has a different story and a reason for celebrating it but the few of the common things are crackers, sweets, lights, diyas, and FOOD.

Different delicacies are made when people visit each other’s houses with Diwali gifts and various Diwali parties are held to celebrate togetherness. Diwali dinners are a way for families to bond and what better than Biryani to serve to your guests. Hyderabadi Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Veg Biryani etc. are some of the royal dish’s categories. Making biryani is an art and not everybody masters it but the beginning to it is a good biryani recipe.

So, we have brought a few of the best biryani recipes for you to try this Diwali to impress your guests.

  1. Butter Chicken Biryani

If you are a non-vegetarian, the word ‘Butter Chicken’ is enough for you to be convinced about making this biryani. Go on! You won’t be disappointed.


Serves: 2


  • 250 gm boneless chicken
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ cup hung curd
  • ¼ cup cashew paste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • 1 tspgaram masala powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • ¼ cup fried onions
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves (pudina)
  • ½ cup fresh coriander (dhaniya)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp whole spices
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • Fried onions for layering
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream for layering
  • Few strands of saffron (kesar)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Dough for sealing for smoking (dhungaar)
  • Slice of onion
  • Charcoal


  1. In a bowl mix boneless chicken, garlic paste, ginger paste, hung curd, cashew paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, sugar, tomato puree, fried onions, salt to taste, fresh mint leaves and fresh coriander
  2. Mix well to marinate the chicken. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and longer for better flavour.
  3. In a pan add butter and set the flame to medium.
  4. Add the marinated chicken and cook until chicken is cooked.
  5. Now in a separate stock pot boil enough water and add a tablespoon of ghee and some whole spices (1 bay leaf, 2-3 black peppercorns, 2-3 cloves, 1 green cardamom, ½ inch cinnamon stick)
  6. Wash the rice thrice and remove excess starch.
  7. Now boil the rice until 3/4th done. Check the rice by pressing a grain of rice between your thumb and index finger. The grain should not squeeze completely that’s when you stop cooking.
  8. Now drain the rice and keep aside.
  9. In a heavy bottom pot, add ghee and cover the base with sliced potatoes. This can be skipped this is only for the biryani to not stick to the bottom.
  10. Now add in half of the cooked rice, now layer with fresh coriander and mint, fried onions.
  11. Now add the cooked chicken and cream and repeat the process.
  12. Now mix warm milk and saffron and add to the biryani.
  13. Now use thedough to seal the top. And cover so that heat doesnot escape the pot.
  14. Cook on a low flame for 15-20 minutes.
  15. Remove the sealed lid and carry out the smoking process. Place a live charcoal in a bowl or a slice of onion, add 2-3 cloves and now add ghee to release smoke. Cover for 3-5 minutes to infuse the smoky flavour. Remove the lid and serve hot with curd or raita.

  1. Instant Student Biryani

Though the name says it is for students, but it is an easy and a quicker biryani recipe than others and if you are short of time and can’t decide what to cook, this is perfect for you.




  • 2 cups basmati rice

For PaneerMarination:

  • 300 gmspaneer
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste

For Biryani Masala:

  • 1 tbsp refined oil
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ inch cinnamon piece (dalchini)
  • 1 cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 clove (laung)
  • 4-5 peppercorn (kali mirch)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ tspgaram masala
  • ½ tsp coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • ½ tsp cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ghee

For Garnishing:

  • ¼ cup onion (sauté onion till brown)
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • ½ tsp nutmeg powder (jayfal powder)
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Water, to sprinkle

For Smoking:

  • 1 magic coal
  • Ghee


  1. In a bowl add paneer, and all the marination masalas and mix well.
  2. In a pan heat oil and place whole spices, and let the flavours infuse in the oil.
  3. Add onions and sauté till they turn brown.
  4. Add tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add turmeric powder, garam masala coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder.
  6. Sprinkle some water and pour little ghee.
  7. Mix in the paneer pieces and simmer for 2 minutes.
  8. Now add the cooked basmati rice.
  9. Mix everything well until combined.
  10. Add the caramelized onion, mint leaves, raisins and salt.
  11. Stir this well and add rose water, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder.
  12. Add a little more ghee and sprinkle some water.
  13. Give it a good mix and place a small bowl in the centre of the pan.
  14. Light the magic coal and place it in the bowl. Pour some ghee on the burning coal and cover the pan.
  15. Once the rice is smoked remove from flame.
  16. Serve hot, garnished with caramelized onion and mint leaves.

  1. Veg Dum Biryani

Vegetarian biryani for many non-vegetarians does not exist but the truth is that is made with the right spices and taste, it can turn out to be as delicious. This is one such recipe, a must try!


Serves: 4


For Biryani Rice:

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves (tejpatta)
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • ½ tsp cloves (laung)
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ tsp pepper (kali mirch)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ cup basmati rice (soaked for 20 minutes)

For Biryani Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf (tejpatta)
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • ½ tsp cloves (laung)
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tspjeera
  • 4 cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (carrot, gobhi, peas, potato, beans)
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tspKashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 2 tsp biryani masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coriander-mint paste (dhaniya-pudina paste)
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 cubes paneer
  • ¼ cup chopped mint (pudina)
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander (dhaniya)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup fried onion
  • ¼ cup saffron water (kesarkapani)
  • Pinch of biryani masala powder
  • Wheat dough, to seal (atta)


  1. Firstly, in a thick bottomed deep vessel spread in a layer of prepared biryani gravy.
  2. Further layer it with cooked rice.
  3. Also spread a few chopped mint, coriander, fried onions and saffron water.
  4. As a third layer, spread biryani gravy.
  5. Repeat layering of cooked rice, saffron water, fried onions and biryani masala.
  6. Also top with a tbsp of ghee, mint and coriander.
  7. Close and seal with dough.
  8. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Finally, serve Hyderabadidum biryani with raita or mirchikasalan.

  1. Kulhad Egg Biryani

Apart from just cooking biryani, if you are looking for an impressive presentation of your food then this can turn tables for you. Try this and you won’t stop eating!


Serves- 2-3


For Egg Mixture:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 or 1 ½ tspchopped green chillis
  • ½ tspbiryani masala
  • Salt-to taste

For Biryani Masala:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf (tejpatta)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (dhaniyekebeej)
  • 5-6 blackpeppercorns (kali mirch)
  • 4-5 cloves (laung)
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp brown onions (sauté till brown)
  • 1 tbsp curd (whisked)
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • 1 tsp cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 tspgaram masala
  • 1 bowl steamed rice
  • Salt-to taste

For Garnishing:

  • 2 tsp fresh cream
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3-4 strands saffron (kesar)
  • 2-3 tbsp brown onions
  • Wheat flour dough (atta)- enough to cover & seal the kulhad from the top


  1. In a bowl, whisk eggs, add chopped green chillies, red chili powder, and biryani masala, salt and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add bayleaf, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper, cloves, dry red chilli& stir well
  3. Add ginger garlic paste, brown onions,whisked curd (to avoid lumps) & cook well.
  4. Add biryani masala, cumin powder, garam masala & stir well.
  5. Toss the steamed rice in this masala & add salt to taste.
  6. Add the tossed rice in a kulhad& pour the egg mixture on top
  7. In a small bowl, mix saffron (kesar), fresh cream & butter and put the mixture on the kulhad biryani.
  8. Add some brown onions (caramelized) on top.
  9. Cover the kulhad with wheat flour dough (atta) & brush with butter.
  10. Bake at 180 degrees C for 15-20 mins
  11. Once the roti on top is cooked, remove it
  12. Serve hot!

  1. Soya Keema Biryani

Minced tempting meat and nutritious soya’s combination will take this recipe to heights. Cook this one for your loved ones and they won’t hesitate in asking for more.


Serves: 3


For Biryani Rice:

  • 1 ½ cups basmati rice
  • ½ tspjeera
  • 1 bay leaf (tejpatta)
  • 4 cloves (laung)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 green cardamoms (elaichi)
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp oil

For Biryani Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • ½ tspjeera
  • 1 small or ½ bay leaf (tejpatta)
  • 1 star anise (biryani flower)
  • 4 cloves (laung)
  • 1 small stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 green cardamoms (elaichi)
  • ½ cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¾ cup soya granules
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 tspchilli powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tspgaram masala + 1 tsp meat masala + 1 ½ or 2 tsp biryani powder
  • Salt as needed
  • ¼ cup curd or ½ cup thin coconut milk
  • Handful of mint leaves (pudina) and coriander leaves (dhaniya)
  • 1 tbsp of melted ghee


  1. Wash and soak rice as required. If using basmati rice, soak according to the instructions on the pack. Drain it to a colander.
  2. Bring 6-8 cups of water to a rapid boil along with salt, oil, jeera, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and green cardamoms.
  3. Add the drained rice to rapid boiling water and cook on a medium heat. You must feel the bite into the rice.
  4. Drain this out of the rice and set aside.
  5. To the drained hot water, you can add soya keema or chunks and leave to soak for a while. You can also use fresh boiling water to soak the soya. Squeeze off well and rinse them in fresh water a few times. Squeeze completely and set aside.
  6. Heat a pan with oil or ghee and sautéjeera, bay leaf, star anise, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.
  7. Sauté onions and green chilli until golden.
  8. Sauté ginger garlic paste for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add soya keema and peas and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  10. Add red chilli powder, salt, garam masala and meat masala or biryani masala, sauté for another 2 minutes.
  11. Add curd or coconut milk. Cook covered until the mixture turns to thick gravy. Check for salt and spice.
  12. Add mint coriander leaves. Layer the rice well.
  13. Sprinkle some coriander and mint leaves, pour ghee.
  14. Cover with a tight lid and place a heavy object over it. Or cover it with foil and cook on a very low heat for 5-7 minutes.
  15. Allow to rest for another 10 minutes. Open the lid and squeeze in lemon juice.
  16. Serve soya keema biryani hot or warm with a bowl of raita or onion slices.

With these lip-smacking biryani recipes, you must be now convinced to include biryani in your Diwali dinner menu.

5 ways to keep your mouth healthy

I am sure you have heard your mum telling you to sleep early, wake up early, not miss breakfast, brush twice a day etc. but obviously as you age, you tend to miss out on all of this in a rush of catching onto responsibilities. And the most ignored our dental health. That 30-second-toothpaste-squeezing brushing once a day isn’t enough for one to have a healthy mouth.

Listed down below are a fewsuggestions and ways which will help you keep your teeth and mouth fresher and better.

  1. Avoid soda

Though Coke, Pepsi, Masala NimbuPanietc. are favourites when it comes to cold drinks, one must cut down the intake of sodas for they are bad for teeth. The acid that soda forms with bacteriaharms the enamel of teeth which is the first protective layer.

Avoid soda

  1. Change your brush every three months

This is probably one of the most basic things one must know.

To avoid contact with bacteria on the bristles, one must change to a new and a fresh brush every three months.

Change your brush every three months

  1. Floss

Flossing process is beneficial for removing plaque from your teeth leaving it healthy. It also reduces the chances of tartar taking over your teeth.


  1. Tongue cleaning and mouthwash

A layer of bacteria and germs forms on our tongue after a meal. Thus tongue scraping and mouthwash every morning would kill the unnecessary bacteria in your mouth.

Tongue cleaning and mouthwash

  1. Oil pulling

Like the name suggests, this process pulls out bacteria from your mouth with the help of organic oils preferably refined coconut oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. It also helps in naturally strengthening your gums and whitening your teeth. This process is to be done before brushing and needs to be followed by brushing your teeth.

Oil pulling

Adding these habits in your brush routine would relief you from bad breath and long dentist bills. None of the habits are to be taken as a replacement to brushing as brushing twice daily remains the most basic and important step for a healthy mouth.

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8 Facts about Basmati Rice

As a cereal, rice is widely eaten in Asia including India. Rice is eaten in all parts of India in hundreds of different ways, with different things and curries, but the one thing that remains the same throughout the country is their mutual love for rice.

It is grown in the northern states of India like Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh etc. where rain fall is higher than other states. There are many categories of rice as well, but the most popular in India is Basmati Rice.


The word ‘bas’ means aroma and ‘mati’ means full of. Therefore, the term Basmati means ‘full of aroma’.

Listed down below are some of the facts about our favourite Basmati rice:

  1. Basmati rice is long-grained rice which looks and smells beautiful if cooked properly.
  2. Haryana is the largest cultivator of Basmati rice.
  3. The longer this rice is stored, the better it tastes. It needs from 90-200 days to mature.
  4. Basmati rice is rich in carbohydrates and has less fat than other categories of rice which encourages physical activity.
  5. Not just Basmati rice but rice, in general, are considered a symbol of prosperity in Hindu religion that is why they are thrown by brides at weddings.
  6. There are more than 10 varieties of Basmati rice in India.
  7. Basmati rice is gluten free.
  8. As per the survey done in 2014, India exports about 60% of Basmati rice to the world.

There are various companies who claim their rice to be the best basmati rice in India. For eg: India Gate Basmati Rice, Daawat Basmati Rice, Pansaari Basmati rice etc. which promise the best quality rice. Basmati rice shopping online can be done at Delhi’s largest online grocery store, BazaarCart.


Price Comparison Table

Product Name

MRP (Rs) BazaarCart Price (Rs) Quantity Savings Savings (Rs)
India Gate Basmati Rice Mogra 680 510 10 Kg 25% 170
Pansari tasty Basmati Rice 800 600 10 Kg 25% 200
Elina Basmati Rice 860 580 5 Kg 32% 280
Total Savings


Visit https://www.bazaarcart.com/collections/rice for the widest collection of Basmati rice at discounted prices.

Impact of GST on groceries and other items

With GST (Goods and Services Tax) rolling out in July this year, it created a lot of confusion among the citizens of the country. The intent of this tax change was to simplify and unify the taxes, create transparency and to reduce black marketing and tax evasion. Earlier, there were several taxes on different products like VAT, ST, CST, Entertainment tax etc. but with the introduction of GST, the government now levies only one tax from its citizens.

The bifurcation is simple, half of the tax goes to the central government (CGST) and the other half goes to the state government (SCST). And if the tax is to be levied by a different state, then the full tax amount goes to the interstate government (IGST). For eg: *if the total GST charged on a particular good is 18%*

Item(s) Amount (Rs.)
Goods 10,000
Subtotal 10,000
SGST (9%) 900
CGST (9%) 900
TOTAL 11,800


The tax rates are divided into 4 divisions: 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% are charged on different products of various sectors depending upon the category they fall under. GST has influenced almost all the sectors more or less. We at BazaarCart conducted a study and concluded that the FMCG sector is shining after the GST roll out. FMCG market is an unorganized market in India and this is what has proven beneficial. The prices of the food and household products are slashed and the manufacturers are trying to unify all of their units ranging from manufacturing to the distribution or delivery to cut down on the product cost. All these savings will hence go on to the consumers in the form of cheaper products and services.

The government has benefited the Indian consumers with a 0% tax slab as well which will include a handful of goods like fresh fruits, curd, eggs, milk, fresh meat, fresh chicken, fish, natural honey, salt, newspapers, printed books, to name a few. BazaarCart will soon be stepping in the industry of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products etc. to offer good quality products to its consumers.

The 5% tax slab will comprise of the products like packaged food, apparel under 1000 bucks, tea, coffee, frozen vegetables, spices and many other items.

The 12% tax slab is slightly bigger with more goods like frozen meat, dry fruits, butter, cheese, snacks, fruit juices and so forth.

The next slab under the GST is the 18% slab. It contains the most number of items including biscuits, sauces, jams, pastries and cakes, printers, aluminium foils, monitors, camera etc.

The 28% tax slab includes tobacco, dishwasher, hair shampoo, dye, shaving cream, deodorants, sunscreen and many other goods.


The Director Consultant of BazaarCart.com, CA S.P Jalan recently shared his thoughts publically on the GST roll out mentioning that the overall impact of the new tax system has been embraced by the online FMCG marketplace and many other sectors positively. The scenario seems productive for the household and FMCG goods in the long run. The Indian consumers will be able to leverage the benefits of the GST through the attractive prices soon defying all the chaos. Overall, GST would lead to less paperwork and more on focussing on the services provided by the companies. This would eventually help the consumer as they would receive faster delivery and better services.

The hike in product prices in the short run may create confusion but the consumers need to understand the fact that GST is aimed to boost up the Indian GDP and a balance will be created with the blend of hike and declination of the prices of various goods.

BazaarCart has ensured that there is no gap between demand and supply which can hamper its services. To buy daily needs items among thousands of products at the best of prices, visit www.bazaarcart.com

Fortune – A Name for Quality in the Grocery Segment

Buy Fortune oil onlineThe present generation of people is more health conscious than the previous ones. Today we find the internet buzzing with health and nutrition topics more than any time in the past. In order to ensure that the health is maintained, most customers today are in the lookout for quality products. At the same time, several manufacturers are bringing out high quality products at the industry’s best prices in a way effectively competing with the others to promote their goods. Fortune is one of the most popular grocery manufacturers especially topping the oil segment. They have the complete range of cooking oils of all types and different specifications. Buy Fortune products and stay healthy.

Fortune products

Fortune is one of the few manufacturers offering a wide range of products for customers. Fortune products list covers a wide range of topics on grocery segment making grocery purchase a hassle free experience from one single source. You can also buy Fortune oil online. In this way, you can avail of some interesting discounts while going for bulk purchases. Quality always carries a price and today’s customers do not hesitate to go that extra mile to procure good quality products.

Visit Bazaarcart

The customer base of Bazaarcart is fast expanding today. We have implemented customer friendly practices in the arena of online shopping. All our customers know that it is a pleasure shopping with us since we always bring them high quality products at the best prices. Visit our online store and discover the complete range of grocery items at the cheapest prices you can ever find. If you can buy quality grocery at economical spending it is with Bazaarcart and nowhere else.

Buy Fortune Products Online

Buy Fortune Products OnlineMost customers purchasing grocery are today aware of the name Fortune products. This class of products is of great quality and is sold at the best prices. Fortune products list is highly exhaustive and covers most segments of grocery requirements of households. Households are therefore very keen to buy Fortune products to ensure health, nutrition and economical spending. Oil is one of the chief offerings of Fortune. They have all kinds of oils for cooking at the best prices. The firm says it is highly particular about delivering quality products to its customers and therefore implementing best manufacturing practices to bring out good quality products.

Bazaarcart and Fortune

Bazaarcart is one of the most popular avenues to buy Fortune products. We bring our customers the finest range of all Fortune offerings at the best prices. We always endeavor to make shopping a hassle free and pleasurable experience for our customers. They discover the best items thy can hope for. In order to give our customers the cost saving benefit, we give several discounts and other cost saving possibilities that will benefit them with quality buys and affordable rates. This is one good reason why all our customers deem us the ultimate source to buy groceries online.

Shop comfortably

Buy Fortune oil online, Online shopping is a highly convenient experience. It lets you make informed decisions regarding purchases. Since you can always choose what to buy and what not to buy, you can have a greater control over the spending on groceries. Benefit from the hassle free purchasing experience online and shop with us for high quality products at cheap prices.