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Vadai! [ Savory Fritter from India ]

Makeup and Meringues

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Nananana….Another recipe time. I had tweeted yesterday about doing a Beauty post next but I simply couldn’t resist posting this recipe. Vadai is a type of fritter made from lentils and it’s generally a street food which can be eaten any time of the day, but I made this for breakfast for my parents and younger brother this morning. It’s a VERY easy recipe and can be made in batch and fried later.

I hope you enjoy it! 😀

Ingredients 

  • Lentils [Dal] Desired amount
  • Salt
  • Dried chilies
  • Onions 2 chopped
  • Cumin
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Sun Flower oil
  • Food Processor / Grinder

The Makings!

1. You have soak the Lentils for at least 2 hours in water before doing anything else. This will help them puff up nicely.

2. Chop the onions into very small pieces and I mean VERY small pieces as the onion pieces will fall out whilst cooking…

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Study finds both cousin marriage and older mothers double risk of birth defects

 

Muslim Family Values

A Way in the Woods

The Father is the Leader and Provider for the Family

There was an article on another Muslim website about a Muslim stay-at-home dad. Reading this man’s story, it seems that he may have been forced to accept his situation due to his economic situation.

But in general, Muslim men are the leaders and providers for the family. It is his responsibility to go out and find a way to make money for his family. With this duty comes great benefits and responsibilities. As Allah says in His book:

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband’s absence what Allah orders them to guard

Chapter 4, Verse 34.

3. The Mother is…

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Life is a gift of God

Islamic TV Serials and Dramas broadcast in Ramadan

Life is a gift from God – 7 Episodes

Iranian Family Serial based on Islamic Values and Morals

You can watch it on http://www.shiatv.net/plist.php?plist=2502

or on youtube:

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Live an Extraordinary Life

Live an Extraordinary Life

Why settle for anything less than you deserve? Is there any reason that you do not deserve the best life ever? Most people become so comfortable in a content setting that they never fully reach their true potential. It is very possible with hard work and keeping your eyes on the prize that you will accomplish that dream. Never back down from achieving your goals, they are in your head constantly for a reason. Dive into the deep end in life, no need to tip toe in the shallow end because life is too short for that. If you want big things go out and get them, mediocrity is what most people fall into because they convince themselves that their dreams are unattainable. Here are my tips on reaching those goals!

1) If it makes you happy, DO IT! – Most people are chasing after something because it makes them…

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What’s wrong with our food?

the revolutionary socialists

Vegetarianism and veganism have always been presented as an exclusively middle class ‘right on’ eco lifestyle choice for anarchists, liberal Green Party members and people who can’t resist the elusive sexism and racism of Peta. But what’s this? Could there be some redeeming features of a plant based diet that don’t involve fat-shaming or a trip to Planet Organic? A Revolutionary ethos lies underneath the lentils and is in need of reclamation for ordinary people.

Practicing vegans avoid eating meat and all animal products, including eggs and honey because they understand the food industries to be unsustainable and corrupt. The Intensive farming of livestock coupled with the irresponsible use of energy and excessive packaging involved in food production is astounding. That doesn’t even include the environmental concerns of importing. Under capitalism, up to 1/3 of food is wasted each year in secured supermarket receptacles because it has gone past its…

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