Monthly Archives: October 2016

Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

What is Virgin Coconut Oil? The pure and colourless liquid, extracted after boiling milk of mature coconuts for a couple of hours, which looks like water is the Virgin Coconut Oil! Just a spoonful of it daily can keep the … Continue reading

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India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary

India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary Farmers in India’s poorest region are recording record rice yields by growing organically, debunking once and for all the myth that GMOs are necessary to feed the world’s growing population. Read More, … Continue reading

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About Pani Varagu/Proso Millet

Millets are one of the oldest foods known to humanity. They are highly nutritious, gluten free and easy to digest. Proso millet/Panivaragu is one such millet that can be grown even in low rainfall areas. It can be cultivated along … Continue reading

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Recipe for Pani Varagu/Proso Millet Pongal

Easy to make Panivaragu Ven Pongal! Ingredients: Pani Varagu [Proso millet] – 1 cup Moong dal – 1/4 cup Cashew nuts – 5 Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp Peppercorn – 1 tsp Crushed peppercorns – 1/2 tsp Finely chopped ginger … Continue reading

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Usage of Copper Utensils and its Benefits

The benefits of storing water in copper containers. For thousands of years, the people of India and many other Asian countries have known the benefits of drinking from copper vessels. Ancient Ayurvedic medical texts have recommended storing water in copper … Continue reading

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Cucumber Mask for Fresh and Bright Skin

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A Traditional Rice Variety – Bamboo Rice at Dhanyam

Bamboo Rice available at Dhanyam. Bamboo rice (Mulayari) is collected by the tribes residing in the forest from the seeds of flowered bamboo trees. It is known for its high nutritive qualities and rich medicinal values. These seeds are gathered … Continue reading

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How to Make Copper Vessels Sparkle

We Indians have plenty of tamarind in our kitchens. We add tamarind in sambars, vathakuzhambu, rasam and even in other dishes like tamarind rice and chutney. Apart from that, tamarind is a useful cleaning agent too. In fact, tamarind was … Continue reading

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Krya – Personal Care Products for Babies

I’m writing this post to say what an amazing product Krya Baby Oil is. I have been using this oil along with the baby bath powder for my one and half year old daughter and I’m seeing significant change when … Continue reading

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Amla or Nellikai Pachadi – Recipe

Nellikai Pachadi is a wholesome and nutritious raita which is served on dwadashi to break the Ekadashi vrat/fast since it inhibits the production of gastric acids. Nellikai / Gooseberry/ Amla is rich in vitamin-C & antioxidants. Recipe: Place 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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