Say goodbye to washing woes

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Say goodbye to washing woes

Dhobi dilemma blog-2-1 As busy professionals, Anna and her husband Matthew follow flexible work shifts, making it extremely difficult for them to maintain a schedule that works with the neighbourhood dhobi. To complicate matters further, Matthew travels often on business and Anna's elderly parents come to live with her for a couple of weeks every now and then. There is always a growing pile of dirty clothes that need washing and the couple are becoming increasingly frustrated that their busy lives leave them little time to get daily chores done.    

 

 

 

 

 

To quit or not to quit blog-2-2 With the new baby having just arrived, Sophie's household has been in a state of excitement. But she is worried. Sophie has returned to work and her mother has now left, bringing the responsibility of running the household back onto her. Her little one, Miriam, has extremely sensitive skin, and her five-year-old, Thomas, appears to love the sand pit at school. Washing their clothes separately by hand along with all her other household tasks is taking its toll on her and she is afraid she might have to quit her job if she is unable to manage her home.  

 

Running out blog-2-3 Rita recently moved to Bangalore to train with the state hockey team and work part-time at a bank nearby. Her day is packed with training, and living alone makes it difficult to ensure she has a fresh set of workout wear free of grass stains for 5am every morning. Rita is also often in the starting line-up for matches every weekend when the team wears their striking white cotton uniforms. Exhausted from play, she resorts to buying extra sportswear to avoid running out. She needs an easy solution before the situation gets out of hand.  

 

 

Sense of style blog-2-4 Being a stylist at a prominent fashion house in Mumbai has been Anisha's dream job. It allows her to wear the latest trends, try out new fabrics and be creative. Her wardrobe is filled with delicate silks, chiffons, satins and sheers that need careful handling when being cleaned. It seems like every day ends with the backbreaking task of washing each garment by hand to avoid damage. Anisha is always looking for a way out of this annoying chore so she can continue wearing her favourite clothes and also have more time to engage in creative hobbies.   Not everyone has the same laundry needs. IFB understands that these needs not only change with each family but also over time with the same family.

How can IFB help?

There is more to a washing machine than simply putting clothes and detergent in a chute and hoping it will do its thing. Types of fabric, the weight of each washing load, intensity of stains and even skin sensitivity come into play when searching for the ideal solution to your daily washing woes. IFB is aware of all these issues and, so after intensive research, has designed wash programs that deal with any fabric, stain situation or washing load to take care of your laundry with the mere touch of a dial. No matter how dirty your clothes are or what type of fabric they are made of, IFB's easy-to-use wash programs help you get your desired result. Whether you have cotton, synthetic or delicate silk; whether it's dark, coloured or whites that you're trying to wash; perhaps even soft toys or curtains, IFB's smart washing machines have a specialised program for each.

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Thanks to IFB, Anna and Matthew no longer have to worry about dhobi schedules or unannounced visits from parents. They simply choose the Mixed wash program when their laundry load consists of various fabric types, the Express'15 program when Anna is alone at home, and the Daily Wash program when they have visitors. Sophie, on the other hand, can now handle home and work with ease thanks to IFB's special wash program for Baby Wear that automatically adds an extra hot rinse cycle to thoroughly remove detergent and keep clothes soft, and the Uniform program that ensures stain-free clothing with a strong and clean wash. 3 IFB's Sports Wear program is ideal for Rita, and she has fresh, clean workout wear ready every morning, while her match uniforms are spotless thanks to the Cotton Whites program.   And Anisha's delicate clothes get a thorough pampering with the Cradle Wash program which uses a gentle rocking movement and slows spin speed to clean them with extra care. The smart washing machines have additional programs for lingerie, wool, jeans, shirts, silk sarees, and even duvets. If you are concerned about germs, the Hygiene wash program rids clothes of bacteria, while the Sanitize option kills allergens and treats the highly soiled material. 2 Based on changing requirements, you can even choose a variety of different wash programs that suit your needs – Use Soilage if a particular garment is badly soiled, Water Plus if you want more water to rinse out a load, Pet Hair to remove fur from clothes and kill allergens, Quiet Wash to do your laundry at an odd hour of the night, Rapid Wash to complete the washing in a hurry, and Steam to keep your clothes soft, fresh and clean.   1   Thanks to IFB's special air bubble and steam wash system, Anna, Sophie, Rita and Anisha do not need to worry about wear and tear on their clothes. They can even choose a delayed start to their washing or a special anti-crease cycle that takes the worry out of their day.blog-2-9 So choose IFB for laundry done in minutes with the care of a specialist. Explore the range of washing machines from IFB and turn an everyday chore into a pleasant and less time consuming one. Buy one here.    

IFB Recipes

Broccoli cauliflower gravy

Broccoli-cauliflower-gravy

Cauliflower broccoli gravy goes well with chapathi,roti,rice. It’s a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are both powerful antioxidants. Cauliflower may also be a natural cancer fighter. This nutritious gravy is a must make.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 broccoli florets (medium)
  • 10 cauliflower florets (medium)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (coriander leaves) finely chopped for garnish
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients to prepare masala: Grind to a smooth paste

  • 1 peeled onion (microwave on PHI for 2 minutes)
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 2 ½ tsp sambhar powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut, fresh or dry
  • ¼ cup water

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
10 Mins 16 Mins 2 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Add cumin seeds in oil and prepare tadka by microwaving for 2 mins of PHI mode.
  • Add cauliflower and broccoli and masala in tadka. Mix well and add water.
  • Microwave the ingredients for 12 mins in PHI mode.
  • Garnish with coriander and your dish is ready to serve.

IFB Recipes

Chocolate cake

Chocolate-cake

This easy and delicious chocolate cake recipe will make you go wow today.

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Ingredients:

  • 100 gms maida
  • 100 gms castor sugar
  • 100 gms butter and 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp baking powder

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
10 Mins 3-4 Mins 4 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Mix butter, sugar, egg, flour or maida, cocoa powder, vanilla extract. Mix well to form a paste.
  • Grease the container and spread the mixture on it.
  • Microwave the batter for 4 minutes on PHI mode.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar and pour melted chocolate on it. Dish is ready. Serve hot.

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Grilled Chocolate Banana

Grilled-Chocolate-Banana

Lazy day for a sweet tooth? A wonderful and simple dessert to serve at all times.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
10 Mins 20 Mins 2-3 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Slice the banana length wise and open slightly
  • Insert marshmallows and chocolate chips into the sliced banana.
  • Wrap banana in silver foil and grill it on high rack for 20 mins on grill mode.
  • Garnish with chocolate syrup and fresh cream.

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Banana quinoa bars

banana-quinoa-bars

Create a baked breakfast recipe for yourself. This is great way to intake quinoa and full of healthy fats, fiber and various other nutrients.

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp crushed cashew nuts and raisins
  • 2 tbsp butter (other nut and seed butters will work)
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ – ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil to grease baking tray

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
20 Mins 20 Mins 6-9 bars Medium

Procedure:

  • Mash 2 bananas. Mix butter, oats, quinoa, salt and baking powder together.
  • Further add cinnamon powder, desiccated coconut, crushed cashew nut and maple syrup into the mixture. Mix well.
  • Spread the mixture into the container and sprinkle chocolate chips on top of it.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 mins on convection mode.
  • Sprinkle sugar on top of it and your dish is ready to serve.

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Naan

naan

This fail-proof homemade recipe for Indian naan can be the new alternative to your daily roti or paratha.

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup maida
  • ½ cup aata
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup curd

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
35 Mins 10-12 Mins 4 Servings Medium

Procedure to make Dough:

  • Put warm milk in a bowl
  • Add sugar and salt with spoon
  • Add yeast and shake gently to mix
  • Cover bowl and rest the yeast for 5-7 mins in a warm closed place to activate yeast
  • Mix maida with baking powder and baking soda
  • Rub oil with finger tops in maida and aata. Add yeast mixture to the flour and add curd to it to make a soft dough.
  • Keep aside for 30 mins or till it rises and doubles in volume
  • Punch down the dough with hands and knead again till smooth

Procedure to make Naan:

  • Knead dough with oiled fingers. Roll it in a round shape to make laccha naan
  • Brush oil and sprinkle maida. Roll it again to make a round shape.
  • Preheat tawa on low rack for 2 minutes on H2 mode.
  • Brush oil on preheated tawa and place laccha naan on pre heated tawa for 10-15 mins.
  • Spread butter and garnish it with sesame seeds.
  • Your naan is ready. Serve hot.

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Eggs in clouds

eggs-in-clouds

Tired of having same old breakfast everyday? Start your day with this low calorie breakfast with fluffy eggs, cheese and chicken.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup spring onions, chopped
  • 2 nos steamed chicken sausages, chopped
  • Pepper to taste

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
8 Mins 06 Mins 2 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Place parchment paper on greased tawa and pre-heat for 2 minutes on PHI mode.
  • In the mean time, whip 2 egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Mix chopped chicken, spring onion and cheese together. Blend well.
  • Spread the mixture on preheated tawa for 6 mins on H2 mode.
  • Spread whipped egg on the dish to give a cloudy look.
  • Place egg yolk in center, add salt and pepper and cook for the remaining cooking time.
  • Your dish is ready. Serve hot.

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Eggless cookies

eggless-cookies

Easiest cookie recipe found!! Here’s the list of ingredients, mix it, bake it, eat it.

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Ingredients:

  • 11/2 cups maida
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vinegarr
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
10 Mins 16-18 Mins 4 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Mix flour, sugar, butter, vinegar and milk together. Make round balls of mixture.
  • Mix flour, sugar, butter, vinegar and milk together. Make round balls of mixture.
  • Bake eggless cookies dough for 16-18 minutes on convection mode.
  • Allow the cookies to cool down and serve.

IFB Recipes

Crisp cucumber pickle

crisp-cucumber-pickle

Learn to pickle cucumbers the simple way so you can make the best dill refrigerator pickles you’ve ever had.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp pickle powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
05 Mins 03 Mins 4 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Mix chopped cucumber, salt and 1 tbsp pickle powder with oil. Stir it well to have an equal taste.
  • Microwave the ingredients for 3 minutes on PHI mode.
  • Add lemon juice and 1 tbsp pickle powder.
  • Mix it well and your pickle is ready to serve.

You can have it with your daily food to add taste, or just add on with your favorite roasted sandwiches or burgers.

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Chocolate Halwa Recipe

chocolate-halwa

Bored of those boring old recipes of sooji and aata halwa? Try this all new chocolate halwa. A quick and easy to make sweet dish. Tastes great and takes hardly any time to prepare it.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup refined oil
  • ½ cup nutella
  • 1 egg, whisked

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
08 Mins 3-4 Mins 4 Servings Easy

Procedure:

  • Mix whisked egg and nutella with oil. Stir it well for few minutes.
  • Mix Maida, sugar and baking powder in the mixture to form a paste.
  • Microwave the mixture for 3 minutes on PHI mode.
  • After taking it out, crumble the mixture and give shape with a cookie cutter or as you may like.
  • Garnish with fresh fruits and serve hot.