Some nights you don’t want to have to spend ages shopping to make a delicious meal. This Bombay egg and potato curry can be made using store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 40 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal.
onions 2, 1 chopped, 1 quartered
green chillies 2, 1 halved and seeded, 1 finely sliced
garlic 2 cloves
coriander a handful, leaves and stalks separated
turmeric 2 tsp
garam masala 2 tsp
ground cumin 2 tsp
fennel 2 tsp
black mustard seeds 2 tsp
vegetable or chicken stock cube 1
chopped tomatoes 400g tin
coconut milk 150ml
potatoes 400g, peeled and cut into 2.5cm cubes
lemon 1, juiced
basmati rice to serve
chapatis to serve
STEP 1. Fry the chopped onions in 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a large frying pan or shallow casserole until soft and golden. Meanwhile, whizz the quartered onion, halved chilli, garlic and coriander stalks with ¼ tsp salt to a paste – with a splash of water to help if you need.
STEP 2. Once the onions are soft, stir in the paste and spices and fry for 4-5 minutes until fragrant. Crumble in the stock cube, stir in the tinned tomatoes and coconut milk with a tinful of water and bring to a simmer. Add the potatoes, cover with a lid and simmer for 8 minutes.
STEP 3. Gently lower the eggs into boiling water and cook for 8 minutes. Cool in cold water then peel and quarter them. Take the lid off the curry and carry on bubbling for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender and sauce reduces and thickens.
STEP 4. Taste the curry and season with more salt, black pepper and lemon juice. Snuggle the eggs back in, turn off the curry and sit the lid back on top so the eggs warm up for a minute or so. To serve, scatter with sliced green chilli and coriander leaves, and eat with basmati rice or warm chapatis.
Curries are heavily spiced, chilli-hot and rich with coconut milk. This version is easy, vegan and under 500 calories
oil for frying
onions 2, halved and sliced
garlic 2 cloves, sliced
green chillies 3, sliced
curry powder 2 tbsp (see below)
turmeric 1 tsp
coconut milk 400g tin
vegetable stock 200ml
butternut squash 200g, cubed
cauliflower 1 small, broken into small florets
runner beans 100g, trimmed and sliced
curry leaves 10
black mustard seeds 1 tsp
steamed rice to serve
coriander seeds 2 tsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
star anise 1/2
cinnamon ½ stick broken
cardamom 2 pods
black peppercorns ½ tsp
fennel seeds 1 tsp
fenugreek ½ tsp
small dried red chillis 3-5 (depending on how hot you like it)
basmati or jasmine rice 1 tbsp
STEP 1. To make the curry powder, dry-fry the spices and chilli in a non-stick frying pan until fragrant and darkened a little. Tip out of the pan and cool. Add the rice to the pan and dry-fry until pale golden. Cool. Tip everything into a spice or coffee grinder and whizz to a powder.
STEP 2. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a large pan. Add the onions and cook until soft and golden, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for 3 minutes, then stir in 2 tbsp of the curry powder and turmeric and keep stirring until you start to smell the spices.
STEP 3. Add the coconut milk and stock and bring to a simmer. Drop in the squash, cook for 4-5 minutes, then add the cauli and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the beans and cook until just tender.
STEP 4.To serve, heat another 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry the curry leaves and mustard seeds until they frazzle and begin to pop. Pour over the curry and serve with steamed rice
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Acute kidney failure — also called acute renal failure or acute kidney injury — develops rapidly, usually in less than a few days. Acute kidney failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly in critically ill people who need intensive care.
Acute kidney failure can be fatal and requires intensive treatment. However, acute kidney failure may be reversible. If you’re otherwise in good health, you may recover normal or nearly normal kidney function.
Signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure may include:
Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal
Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet
Shortness of breath
Chest pain or pressure
Seizures or coma in severe cases
Acute kidney failure can occur when:
You have a condition that slows blood flow to your kidneys
You experience direct damage to your kidneys
Your kidneys’ urine drainage tubes (ureters) become blocked and wastes can’t leave your body through your urine
Impaired blood flow to the kidneys
Diseases and conditions that may slow blood flow to the kidneys and lead to kidney injury include:
Blood or fluid loss
Blood pressure medications
Use of aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve, others) or related drugs
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
Acute kidney failure almost always occurs in connection with another medical condition or event. Conditions that can increase your risk of acute kidney failure include:
Being hospitalized, especially for a serious condition that requires intensive care
Blockages in the blood vessels in your arms or legs (peripheral artery disease)
High blood pressure
Certain cancers and their treatments
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Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. It is the time in a woman’s life when the function of the ovaries ceases.
The process of Menopausedoes not occur overnight, but rather is a gradual process. This so-called perimenopausal transition period is a different experience for each woman.
The average age of menopause is 51 years old, but menopause may occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 60s. There is no reliable lab test to predict when a woman will experience menopause.
The age at which a woman starts having menstrual periods is not related to the age of menopause onset.
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life at which she can no longer reproduce. Symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause vary greatly from woman to woman. However, common symptoms of menopause include
Vaginal dryness and itching
At what age does a woman typically reach menopause?
The average age of menopause is 51 years old. However, there is no way to predict when an individual woman will have menopause or begin having symptoms suggestive of menopause. The age at which a woman starts having menstrual periods is also not related to the age of menopause onset. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but menopause may occur as earlier as ages 30s or 40s, or may not occur until a woman reaches her 60s. As a rough “rule of thumb,” women tend to undergo menopause at an age similar to that of their mothers.
Symptoms and signs related to the menopausal transition such as irregularities in the menstrual cycle, can begin up to 10 years prior to the last menstrual period.
How long does menopause last?
Menopause is a single point in time and not a process; it is the time point in at which a woman’s last period ends. Of course, a woman will not know when that time point has occurred until she has been 12 consecutive months without a period. The symptoms of menopause, on the other hand, may begin years before the actual menopause occurs and may persist for some years afterward as well.
▢1 ½ litre or 6 ¼ cups Milk (full fat or whole milk)
▢3 tablespoons Sugar
▢3-4 strands Saffron
Start by blanching the nuts. Take almonds and pistachios in a bowl and add boiling hot water to it. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Then discard the water. Peel the skin and slice them. Keep it aside.
Take milk in a wide, heavy bottom pan or kadai and turn the heat on medium.
Once the milk starts boiling, lower the heat to medium-low. It will start to form a thin layer of malai/cream. Now using spoon or spatula, collect that.
And stick it to the side of the pan. Within some time, it forms again and similarly stick to the sides. Continue doing the same till you reach ⅓ of its original quantity.
Few things to keep in mind: You have to stir it occasionally to make sure that it is not sticking to the bottom. But do not stir that often or quickly otherwise the cream layer will not form on top rather it will disintegrate into the milk.
Now add sugar and saffron. Mix and continue cooking and collecting the cream for another 5-7 minutes.
Now start scraping the sides and add to the thickened milk.
Mix gently, we do not want to break the large layers (aka malai lachha) and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Turn off the stove. Add sliced almonds and pistachios. Mix and lachha rabdi is ready.
Another easy to make bhindi recipe that goes well with phulka roti or paratha. Here okra are stir-fried first, so they are not slimy anymore and becomes soft and tender. Then mixed into the medium spicy, tangy yogurt based thick gravy.
▢2 cups Okra (Bhindi) chopped
▢2 + 1 tablespoons Oil
▢½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
▢½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
▢1 Dried red chilies
▢½ cup Red onion finely chopped
▢1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed