Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cardamom – the Illustrious Queen of Spices!

Cardamom indeed is the Czarina of spices with an enticing hue, tantalizing aroma and honeyed gusto. It has also been an important trade commodity that has shaped the course of Indian history. Cardamom/Elaichi is a reservoir of minerals like potassium, … Continue reading

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Which is More Dangerous; Cockroach or the Repellent?

Piperonyl butoxide is a compound in over 100 different products that we use from head lice killers, to mosquito repellents to veterinary pesticides to sprays that are used on our bedding and clothes. Both pyrethroids and Piperonyl butoxide are licensed … Continue reading

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Agathi Keerai or Humming Bird Tree leaves – Sesbania Grandiflora

Agathi Keerai or Humming Bird Tree leaves as it is called in English is made for Dwadasi Paranai (or the meal had on Dwadashi – the 12th day of the fortnight) after the fasting on Ekadashi. The velvety flower of … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Oil bath using Sesame Oil

It’s one of grandma’s most popular and effective remedies for almost anything. A nice good oil bath! For many, oil bath may be a mere tradition. But this tradition has its roots in Ayurveda, one of the oldest and time-tested … Continue reading

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Tantalizing Kabuli Channa for an Evening Snack

Here is a simple, tangy and tantalizing Kabuli Channa chat recipe for an evening. Ingrdients: Boiled and drained channa — 1 cup Boiled and cubed potatoes — 1/4 cup Chopped tomatoes — 1/2 cup Chopped onion — 2 tbsp Chopped … Continue reading

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Make Compost Not Waste

Plastic bags, newspapers, kitchen waste, dead batteries, glass bottles, broken furniture, and a few other things… together this creates a big garbage bag from an average household, all set for its’ journey to a local municipal dust bin. But did … Continue reading

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Sesame Oil – For A Soothing Oil Massage

It’s one of grandma’s most popular and effective remedies for almost anything. A nice good oil bath! For many, oil bath may be a mere tradition. But this tradition has its roots in Ayurveda, one of the oldest and time-tested … Continue reading

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Dhanyam Organic Super Store – Velachery

Offering Velacherians more choices and more convenience for organic shopping. Now you can shop at your favourite organic store in Velachery! Address:Dhanyam Organic Superstore, No.46, taramani link road, velachery (opp. TCS, next to NaiduHall) Store timings: 7:30 am to 9 … Continue reading

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Dhanyam Organic Superstore – Velachery

Yes! Now you can shop at your favourite organic store in Velachery! AddressDhanyam Organic Superstore, No.46, taramani link road, velachery (opp. TCS, next to NaiduHall) Store timings: 7:30 am to 9 pm Phone: 044 2243 2217

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New store launch – Dhanyam in Velachery.

Dear friends, Happy to share the exciting news – Chennai’s healthiest store is now in Velachery! Discover a huge selection of organics and much more in our newest branch. Thank you, Velachery! We look forward to serving you! Dhanyam Organic … Continue reading

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