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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Yashkri Cooking oils | Product Review !

Yashkri Oil is known for their pure, natural and chemical free oils.. They are wood pressed and are made from the highest grade of raw ingredients to produce the best quality oil to the consumers.  I have been using since a month now, its really flavorful and enhances the taste. I am happy to share today my review comments on them. 

Many friends know my Tamil Brahmin background, but few have been asking me to share about myself. I am yet to update my page in detail:-) will be sharing a bit here.

I am a palakkad tamil brahmin but since my grandfather had postings in Mysore and Devanahalli- Karnataka, my father eventually settled in Bangalore and so I  was born and brought up in Bangalore.  Post marriage, I had to move to Chennai as my hubby was from there.

This fact really helped to learn various food items from these 3 states.  India is Unique and so is its food items from all the states.   I use Coconut oil when cooking Kerala Food Items, Peanut/Groundnut oil for Karnataka food items and Gingely /Sesame Seed oil for Tamil Nadu Food Items. 

I am used to all flavours and all cooking oil since young, so when Yashkri approached me for collaboration and review, I was happy to try out all their oil products. 

The packing is excellent and prompt fast delivery. Customer service is great.

It comes in 500ml and 1000ml

Gingely/Sesame Oil -Black sesame seeds are rich in protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc compared to the white seeds based oil. It is useful for remedying arthritis and has various other health benefits. 

Nallennai, as called in Tamil, can be seen used in various diff ways across Tamil Nadu.  Vathal Kuzhambu+ Nallennai, Idli coated with Dosai Milagai podi+ Nallennai - Wow what a combination. it has its own way of adding great flavour and taste to food items. There were times when no week ends were complete without Nallennai bath. It has such great medical benefits that it was applied from top to toe. 

Benefits (Courtesy Google)

  • High in antioxidants. Sesame oil contains sesamol and sesaminol, two antioxidants that have very good effects on your health.
  • Has strong anti-inflammatory properties
  • Good for your heart
  • Helps to control blood sugar
  • A best medicine for mouth ulcer 
Coconut Oil - Pure coconut oil is also a very healthy oil. this again has multi purpose. Apart from adding great aroma to food, it has the below listed benefits as well. due to its medical benefits, it is also called "Sarva Vyaidhi Nivarani" meaning a cure for all diseases.  in Kerala, day starts and ends with coconut oil I can say.

  • Contains healthy fatty acids and is high in saturated fats.(Courtesy Google)
  • It helps to 
    • Reduce hunger. 
    • Reduce seizures.
    • Raises HDL (good) cholesterol. 
    • Best oil for getting glowing skin and shiny hair.

Groundnut /Peanut Oil - Its beautiful aroma of peanut has an amazing flavour. This oil has high smoke point so used to fry foods. The major component of fatty acids found in peanut oil is  oleic acid and viatmin E. The daily intake of peanut oil helps in prevent aging of wrinkles, prevent thrombosis, protect walls of vessel, prevent coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis.

Benefits (Courtesy Google)

  • Its very good to Heart Health with high levels of vitamin E and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (unsaturated “good fats”), peanut oil could be good for the heart.
  • Better Diabetes Control.
  • Lower Cholesterol.

Ghee - cow ghee is very important in Indian cooking. We use it for many sweets, pulav and in baking also. This ghee is very grainy, flavour and rich in aroma and gives immense satisfaction while consuming. Consuming 1 teaspoon of ghee daily in your food is very good for health.

Ghee contains an ample quantity of butyrate, and that is one of the reasons cow ghee works as a mild laxative. Moderate consumption of cow ghee in daily diet helps in reducing the problem of constipation.

I have used them in my daily cooking, love the flavour, aroma and taste of the oils.  Posting few dishes for you. Check these at

Millet idlis topped with sesame oil

Vegetable Pulav
cooked with ghee and groundnut oil 

Coconut Sevvai cooked with coconut oil

Pineapple Kesari cooked with ghee

Photography by Saraswathi Iyer

To order the products in singapore contact Yashkri -94996994. Yashkri FB and Yashkriinsta

Thank you everyone and my dear readers for your support for my blog. Hope you like the read. Do comment below or email me at Do follow me of Sara's Corner on Facebook and Instagram id - saraswathiyer for more food stories and recipe ideas.

- Saraswathi

Friday, July 14, 2017

Aloo Bhujia | Bikanerwala Product Review!

When I was invited for food tasting by Bikanerwala, was excited as it was a popular restaurant in India also vegetarian. I was looking for one for tasty snacks and sweets. I was given a sample to try out. Thank you. This restuarant is at Changi Airport which is one of world class airports in the world.

Tried their sweets and namkeens, it was delicious and feel at home taste. The Bhujia was fresh and spicy with the hint of mint.😀 Its one of the popular brand in India now in Singapore. Sweets are very fresh especially Kajukatli was delicious. They are specialised in Bengali sweets.

My kids loved the sweets and savories. 

You should try their matris, samosas and biscuits. Also goes perfectly with coffee and tea. Their cookies and biscuits are so tasty and an ideal for snackbox for kids.

Do try and get the goodies they are in Terminal 3, .

Changi Airport, T3
Level 4

Checkout their page here

Restuarant review coming up soon on my other blog 

For more stories and pictures follow me on instagram link here 

Stay Tuned.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Update !Tattava Punitham - Organic Grocery | Product Review.

Friends, I am posting after a break. This is a long pending post. Was happy as wanted to try out on Organic grocery which is being popular everywhere now. Thanks to Punitham for sending me the groceries.

I had already posted on my FB page Saras Corner  about PSF Mart. They offered me to do a product review on Organic grocery. They sent me a quite a number of Groceries to review, since I am new to organic wanted to try on hand. The groceries like jaggery powder, Basmati rice, Dals, masalas, etc were sent to me to try it out. I found price also economical. Loved the aroma of spices like turmeric,mustard, red chilli powder, jeera, daniya seeds. The spices are neatly packed in boxes, we need to refridgerate due to weather as there are no preservatives in it. This is available in Singapore now.

Will be posting few other products too soon.

Update - These brand is closed and not available now in Singapore.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nuvia Healthy Coffee | Product Review!

Today I am reveiwing Nuvia healthy coffee! This has been in my drafts for long time.

I am a coffee lover and drink coffee any time of a day and en number of times.

I am sure all my friends will agree with me. Nowadays since its too hot in Singapore, I have reduced my coffee very much.

So, when I got an opportunity to review a Coffee immediately I was happy and agreed to do it.

Nuvia Healthy Coffee is infused with 3 legendary extracts. Here is some info about  Nuvia Healthy Coffee:
Nuvia  is Sumatran Arabica coffee infused with a trifecta of legendary ingredients:  Ganoderma (an immune enhancer), African Mango (a natural appetite suppressant) and Pomegranate (a super antioxidant).  The Sumatran coffee beans are roasted to perfection yielding a superior flavor that is rustic, yet rich and full bodied. This comes in packets which is easy to use.

I just loved the flavour and the strongness in the powder. First I thought how will mango pomogrante taste in coffee, but after drinking it was worth a drink.
 I have served this traditionally!
This product is available in USA or you can order online here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Soya Paneer Vegetable Pulao and Enrico's Soyamate Product Review!

Today I am sharing a recipe and about a Product Soyamate. When I received a pack for the review, I accepted as this is very healthy. Thanks #enrico.

Enrico's Soyamate is produced by a special process, made from Soya Flour by extrusion process and cut into chunks. These are dried, made free from fines and hygeinically packed. SOYAMATE is an ideal family food/100% vegetarian/ rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, easy to prepare. Soyamate is rich in high quality vegetable protein, packed with natural vitamins and minerals.Its PROTEIN content is over 52%, which provides nutrition no staple food can match. 250gms Soyamate nas as much protein as 1 kg. mutton or 3.9 litres milk or 24 eggs. This is available in Malaysia. So when you are out to Malaysia, don't forget to buy.

Source: Soyamate Page on FB - Soyamate.

Soyamate Soya chunk is very good and tasted great. I was not big fan of soya and now after tasting, planning to include in my diet.

When I was going to prepare Soyamate Soya Veggie Pulav, added paneer, as my son loves paneer in all dishes.

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Diabetic Basmati Rice - 1 cup

Carrot - 1no
French Beans - 20 nos
Green Peas - 1 cup
Soya chunks/Meal maker - 2 cups
Paneer cubes - 1 cup (Optional)
Spices - 2nos each cloves, cardamom, cinamom, bay leaf
Garam Masala - 1 tablespoon
Channa Masala - 1/2 tablespoon
Red Chilli powder - 1 tablespoon (Adjust according to your taste)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Water - 4 cups
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Ghee/Butter - 1 tspn(optional)
Jeera - 1 tspn
Kasoori Methi - 1 tablespoon

To grind
Big onion - 1no
Ginger garlic -2" piece
spices - cloves, cardamom, cinamon, star anise.
Green Chilli - 3 nos (As per your taste)
Mint and coriander - 2 cups

Preparation Method
Wash, rinse and soak basmati rice in water.
Chop the vegetables to medium size cubes.
Soak soya chunks in hot water for few mins.
In a pressure cooker, add 1 tspn oil, spices, 1/2 onion, ginger, garlic, coriander and mint. Do not fry too much just fry until onions are transparant. Off the stove. Allow it to cool and grind to coarse paste.
Heat the same pressure cooker, with ghee and rest of the oil, bay leaf, add jeera, add chopped onion, the grounded paste, vegetables and allow it to boil once. Then add aneer and soya chunks.
Add the soaked basmati rice and mix well. Add water and milk.
Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, channa masala, red chilli powder, salt, kasoori methi and mix well.
Let it boil once, then close the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Delicious Soya Paneer Vegetable Pulao is ready to serve. Serve with Tomato Raitha.

This recipe is going to Cooking with Love Uncle event hosted by me.

Notes - You can add your choice of vegetables.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Circulon Contempo 12" Round Grill Pan Product Review!!!

I wanted to post this review since long time, its been in my drafts, so finally posting it up.

When CSN came to me for a review I was happy and agreed, which was announced in this post. CSN has a wide range of Cooking and Kitchenware and Pendant Lighting. Its site is userfriendly and great for online shopping.

Thanks CSN for the opportunity.

This Grill Pan, when I saw first, I liked it very much. I have seen grill pan which is square but when I saw this just like a tawa/skillet. I loved it.

I am using this for grilling bread, you can also use this for Paneer tikka and grilled vegetables as well. Its very good and handy.

Hope you also like it.

Will post this recipe soon.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Onion Chutney Method 1 and Review!!!

Onion Chutney is a delicious combination for Idlis and Dosas.

This is simple but tasty. I got this recipe from my friend here. She makes such delicious chutneys.
Onion - 2nos
Tomato - 1no
Green Chilli - 2 nos(As per your taste)
Ginger /Garlic - 1 piece
Cashews - 5nos
Oil - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
Heat a kadai with oil, add onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and salt. Saute till onion is transperant.
Allow it to cool.
In a blender or mixie grind it to coarse paste with cashews.

Delicious Onion Chutney is ready to serve. Serve with Dosas or Idlis.

I am so excited and happy that I got another opportunity with CSN stores. This time I am doing a review, checkout this new lightings at Pendant Lighting which are so beautiful.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sandwich Dhokla

Hi Friends,

You might have seen my previous Product Review of Gits if not click here.

Yes you are reading it right. I tried this Sandwich Dhokla from Gits. Its been so tasty and different from usual Dhokla. I just prepared following the instructions on the pack. It came out well.

It has sweet and spicy taste.

Everyone enjoyed the new taste at my home. Hope you enjoy too...

I thank Gits for giving me an opportunity.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Methi Mutter Product Review

Methi Mutter is one of the favourite gravy for chapathis. I just prepared this with Gits Heat n Eat. As you can see this is the delicious side dish for Indian Breads.

Our family just loved it and enjoyed a lot with chapathis/tortillas. As Kini said in the previous review this is not just enough.

Enjoy this tasty gravy.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Rava Idli Product Review

Rava Idlis are my favourite breakfast/tiffin. Guess what these are from its GITS instant mix.

The idlis came out perfect and tastes good....since I like Asafotida/Hing flavour a lot, added a pinch of it. This pack needs just water to mix to make idlis.

My suggestion is if you have sour curd/plain yogurt at home you can also try it with that too.

I served it with coconut chutney. My family liked a lot.

Will post the chutney recipe soon.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Shahi Gulab Jamun - Product Review

This is my second dish on Product Review. I tried Shahi Gulab Jamun for the first time using Gits product. Jamuns came out so soft and perfect.

It tastes great as its instant mixture with nuts. I prepared exactly as given on the pack.

I thank Gits for giving me an opportunity for reviewing the product.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Punjabi Chole Product Review

Hope you had a great Chirstmas and holidays.

This is the first time I am doing a Product Review. I would like to thank Gits for giving me an opportunity for review and comment on some of there food products which are Heat n Eat /Instant Mixes. In this regard, I will reviewing/commenting some of their products in the next few postings in Sara's Corner.

I always wanted to try Ready to eat. Just got a chance on a tiring day out. We were just looking for sidedish which is simple, fast to cook yet tasty. I have tried Gits Punjabi Chole Heat and Eat which is very handy. This pack serves two.

I had prepared dough to make Methi chapathis previous night. I garnished with Onion Rings and chopped coriander leaves.

Recipe for Methi Chapathi will be posted soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


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