Home-made oil to control hair fall!

Hair fall is a common problem these days and I am also one of its victims. Recently, when I visited India, my sis-in-law shared with me the recipe of a home-made oil that has helped her a lot. By the way, she had thick hair but was noticing hair loss lately. She could see improvement within a week of its use. And then she made a bottle of that oil for me too 😀

So, here goes the method and ingredients to make it.

1) Coconut Oil (500 ml):

Coconut oil is very good for hair and it has been proved time and again. It has a unique property of penetrating through all the layers of hair.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

2) Hibiscus(a handful):

Hibiscus has a significant place in ayurveda. It helps in conditioning and moisturizing of hair.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

3) Curry leaves(a handful):

Like hibiscus, curry leaves too have a considerable position in ayurveda. They are believed to help in controlling hair fall and preventing premature greying. Eating curry leaves helps too. Try including this superb leaf in your food preparations.

Curry leaves

Curry leaves

Take all the ingredients in a pan and let it boil once. Then switch off the stove and let it cool down. Now strain it. It is ready to be used.

Home made oil to control hair fall

Home made oil to control hair fall

IMPORTANT: If your sole motive is to control hair fall(and your hair is in proper condition), you can skip hibiscus(as it is for giving shine and conditioning your hair) and can use only curry leaves. Just take 2 tbsp of curry leaves paste with a cup of coconut oil and 2 tbsp of castor oil and boil it. When it cools down a little, apply it on your hair and take hot towel 2-3 times. Keep it for about 2-3 hours or overnight and then wash(shampoo) it off. Do it twice a week.

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Matar Mushroom Masala(Peas Mushroom)

Matar Mushroom

Matar Mushroom


Ingredients:
Mushroom-2 cups
Frozen peas-3/4 cup
Onion-1 large(pureed)
Tomato-1 small(pureed)
Cashew nut-1/4 cup(soaked in water and pureed)
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Green chilli-1(chopped)
Garlic paste-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste

Method:
-> Heat up oil in a wok and add cumin seeds.
-> When the cumin seeds start splattering, add onion puree to it.
-> After 2 minutes add garlic paste to it.
-> When their raw smell fade add all the dry spices, salt and green chilli to it.
-> Cook till oil separates.
-> Now add tomato puree and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
-> Add cashew nut paste and stir well for 1-2 minutes. If you finding it thick you can add water to it.
-> In another pan fry mushroom and peas.
-> Now add the fried mushroom and peas to it and cook for another 2 minutes.
-> Switch off the stove.

Serve hot with Roti/Naan/Paratha 🙂