My Dad- A true Soldier

This is a true incident about my survival when I was 4 yrs old .My mother narrated it to me when I stepped into the mature cadre.

Oh! I am hungry ,I am so hungry,Mumma…I nagged continuously while she took me into her arms.We  were returning from the dispensary after my check up ,and my mumma was in fact satisfied that I was completely cured.

Through the lane of the market of fruit vendors I pestered her to buy me some guavas..and she did so immediately for me..I quickly took one and started eating and we started walking again towards our home..Just before a minute or two when we were about to reach our place I  lost my senses , left all of myself on my mumma’s shoulders just like a haversack ..She sensed something odd,tried pulling my senses back but her efforts were all in vain .She at once  took an autorickshaw to the dispensary of our family doctor again..

The Doctor was shocked to see us back within an hour .He diagnosed me once again as I was going breathless ..His hands trembled ,the stethoscope fell down ..he was way too nervous .He made a quick decision and asked my mom to take me to the city hospital and consult the specialist there.

She without losing a second called at my father’s office from there itself,caught hold of me, tried to find the conveyance but could not, so she just ran for the hospital crazily afraid of uncertainties.

My father peddled his bicycle as quickly as he could, reached home, threw it then and there ,picked up his Motorbike and was there in the hospital within no time.

He spotted both of us standing at one corner, with me armed around her neck and continuously struggling for life .Mumma , soaked into  fearful ,uncanny thoughts, was sweating, gasping ,crying .She found herself helpless when asked to be in a queue for the number slip.My father looked through the reality of the situation and took the charge himself.

He bellowed in rage  ..My child is dying and you people are worried about the Number slip ..Do hell with you .Where is Dr. Mehta,the child specialist ? He roared like a ferocious lion.Everybody had a cold feet ..faint-heartedly one of the ward boys told him Dr.Mehta’s room ..My parents ran towards that room.The Doctor was not there even during his duty hours..My dad was exasperated with the irresponsible delay. He banged the doctor’s  table in furore and yelled ..The nurse there told him that Dr.Mehta is along with his colleague in room no.203..Dad left me there on the diagnostic table and asked my mom to take care of me.

Groggy to see the doctors playing cards as he thrashed inside room no.203..He did not sound off ,but threw their cards, caught hold of his wrist, dragged and imported him  before me .

Diagnose and treat  my child quickly,he shrieked ..

The doctor was stunned to pop off even a single word ..Quickly and quietly he kept me under a machine .After a few minutes he muttered  that I am under the clutches of severe Bronchitis .My breathing pipe had been completely choked ..It had to be cleansed right away on the spot or else it would be the matter of life and death.

My child should be saved , do whatever you have to, my father squawked.

Hurriedly the nurse and the ward boys were ordered to shift me into I.C.U and fulfill the pre requisites of cleansing my wind pipe.After two hours of struggle with mild tranquilizer,the pain of piercing of the medical tools ,the flashes of the fluorescent lights and the doctor’s skill ,I was back to bit of normal breathing .

Still was advised to be under observation for seven days .I was shifted to the children’s ward where five more of them were going through the same critical condition. Now, my mother was along with me for 24 hours with her hawk eyes observing every little change in my condition being it the daytime or the nighttime reporting every single detail to the doctor during his visits or when needed.She didn’t even winked an eye for those 7 day nights.After I recovered completely and was discharged that was the day my parents heaved in relief or else they were on their toes 24/7.They being the true soldiers and saviors of my life. Only because of their fighting spirit, today I am living a healthy, prosperous life.

I was in dismay to know that those five children who were admitted along with me perished one after the other and I was the only one to survive amongst them.Even more appalling to know that the nurses ,the ward boys and the sweepers there were amazingly shocked when they learned that my parents took all the pains for me who is a girl child.

( ya to thaari beti hai ,beti re vaaste itti daud bhaag kari,beto hoto to baat samajh mein aavti thi)(she is your daughter and you took so much of pains for her if this would have been your son then atleast it was understood)

They said,Daughter or Son,every child is special and a bundle of joy for them.

How I wish, I would have been able to honor my Mother and my Father both, since they together put in all their efforts to save my life ..I salute them for their physical,mental and social courage 

Since the contest rules say that the  post is regarding the man as a soldier for women, so I would say My father came out to be a true soldier, with  true fighting spirit, who instilled life into me once again when I was on the verge of dying.

This post is a part of #Soldierforwomen in association with


Beauty with brains symbolizes an extraordinary woman ,similarly Health with taste symbolizes an extraordinary dish…if it’s green ,it’s fibrous, it’s Mom’s Signature dish and moreover prepared in FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL   then how come HEALTH could be far away from you..

So letz hit the kitchen platform..


BESAN (Gram flour)              1cup

GREEN LEAVES( Fenugreek) 100gms

OATS                                    2tbsp

GINGER (grated)                   1tsp(change the qty as per your taste)

GARLIC ( crushed)                1tsp( change the qty as per your taste)

ASEFOETIDA                         a pinch

CUMIN SEEDS(JEERA)            1/2 tsp

CELERY (AJWAIN)                  1/2 tsp

RED CHILLI POWDER             1/2 tsp


CHAT MASALA                         1tsp

SALT                                        to taste

Water                                     to prepare batter


1. Take Besan(Gram flour) in a bowl and slowly add water to prepare the batter of proper consistency so that it spreads easily .


2. Add chopped green leaves,oats and all the spices along with the salt as per your taste and mix well.


3. Heat 2 tbsp of FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL and add it into the batter.

3 . Heat the pan ,put some oil on it and then a large spoon full of batter .Spread slowly to make it round.


4. Cook from both the sides applying some FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH oil .


Serve with red sauce or green chutney..


1..Instead of Fenugreek leaves you can use spinach,coriander leaves,mint leaves according to your choice.

2..You can add grated onions as well ,if you like.

3..If you are  not so fond of oats you can avoid them too but I would advise not to.

4..You can stuff it too, with paneer filling .

So what are you waiting for …Lip -smacking HEALTHY, FIBROUS breakfast should be on the Dining table tomorrow..ENJOY!!! 🙂

Note: All rights reserved for the recipe and the clicks.DO NOT COPY..



  • Decreases Cholesterol: Rice bran oil reduces blood triglycerides, which are the fat molecules in the blood. Low levels of triglycerides result in low levels of cholesterol.
  • Helps protect from heart diseases: Rice Bran oil is high in Oryzanol content. This helps maintain HDL (Good cholesterol) and LDL (Bad cholesterol) in the blood which prevents heart diseases.
  • Helps clean blood vessels:  A balanced ratio of PUFA and MUFA in rice bran oil keeps the production of bad cholesterol in check, which keep blood vessels clean.
  • Provides balanced nutrition: The body requires two kinds of fatty acids- one that provides energy and the other that is required for biological processes. Rice bran oil contains a balanced proportion of both, that helps the body receive balanced nutrition.
  • Helps prevent cancer: Tocotrienols and Phytosterols+ are anti-mutagenic elements found in rice bran oil that help prevent cancer.
  • Helps to have better skin: Squalene is an organic compound naturally produced by human skin cells and is natural moisturizer. Rice bran oil contains good amounts of it which prevent ageing of the skin.
  • Makes nervous system healthier: Vitamin E is essential for normal neurological functioning. Rice bran oil is a good source of natural Vitamin E and thus helps in developing a healthier nervous system.
  • Enhances the immune system: Antioxidants improve health by fighting free radicals that harm the immune system. Rice bran oil has natural antioxidants that help build stronger immunity.
  • Helps develop better hormonal health: Ferulic acid contents in rice bran oil have been found to have good effects on the concentration of endocrine hormones.
  • Less-oily healthy food: Cooking oils become sticky due to oxidation during frying. But rice bran oil is highly stable which keeps it non-sticky and the food absorbs less oil.

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This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil &


A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. -Thomas Keller

Good taste and health comes in a combo with the Fortune product RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL..It’s been a couple of days since my previous oil canisters have been replaced by the nutritive healthy one –FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL(extra benefit of saving a penny too).

Let’s have a quick overview of the benefits of using this NOT-SO-STICKY health oil…

fortune rice bran

Your heart feels lighter and happier as it reduces cholesterol,Natural moisturizing contents prevents aging of the skin,your nervous system is overjoyed to have a full dose of Vitamin E ,the soldiers of the immune system gets activated with the natural antioxidants and lots more..

Let’s see what my kitchen has in store for you…One or two ??


Sprouted Moong(parboiled)           1 cup

Baked beans                                 1/2 cup

Boiled american corn                     1/2 cup

Chopped parboiled vegetables ( capsicum,french beans) 1/2 cup

White sauce                                 1/2 cup

chopped onion                               1 tbsp

red chilli sauce                               1tbsp

Fortune Rice Bran Oil                     2 tbsp

chat masala                                  1/2 tsp

Salt                                                to taste

How to prepare White sauce

Heat 1tbsp butter and 1 tbsp of FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL for 2 mins add 1 1/2 cup of milk(at room temperature) ,2 tbsp grated cheese and salt  to taste  ..I gave a little twist my adding chopped mint leaves .


Put FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL  in a  pan .Saute chopped onions and garlic ,add boiled vegetables ,red chilli sauce  ,salt,chat masala ,corn kernels,baked beans and sprouted moong .Mix well .Then add white sauce and cook for two mins.Serve hot .


You can add mushrooms if you like, you can add red and yellow capsicum to make it colorful ( depends on the availability) Garnish with mint leaves. If you don’t like mint flavor you can use coriander leaves.


P.S There had been a problem in uploading the pics from my mobile for this recipe..I sincerely apologize for that.

This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil &


Here comes a delicious and even more healthier cake recipe to relish  with your evening tea.Using FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL has reduced the calories in this dish .So if you are tempted to have more than one slice at a time you need not worry about anything .Just have it..because FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL keeps a check on fat and cholesterol ,takes care of  your skin,your heart ,your nervous system,immunity system and more..


Maida                                     1 1/4cups

Condensed Milk                     200gm

Fortune Rice bran Health oil -1/2cup

Fresh Orange Juice                3/4cup

Walnuts                                8 to 10

Powdered sugar                 1 1/2tsp

Vanilla Essence                    1tsp

Baking Powder                     1tsp

Baking Soda                         1/2tsp

Orange Zest                         2tbsp

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Grease and dust an 8″ cake tin.

3. In a wide bowl, put Fortune Rice Bran Health oil .


Orange juice ,Fortune rice bran health oil,milkmaid

4. Add condensed milk and beat till smooth.

5. Add Orange juice and sugar .blend them well.

6. Add the essence and mix .


7. Mix maida, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl.


8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Sift in the flour slowly to get a smooth consistency

9. Do not over mix. Add chopped walnuts and  zest . mix properly .

10. Pour into the prepared tin.

11. Bake for 40 -45 minutes. Check the cake at 30 minutes.


12. Insert the knife or a toothpick to check .If it comes out clean then your cake is ready.Let it cool.


14. Cut into thin slices and serve with tea.



You can use almonds instead of walnuts.If you wish to change the flavour you can add chopped banana instead of orange juice and zest.


This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil &