Category Archives: Culture and Tradition

The Authenticity of Organic Products

Sesame Oil & more… Namaskaram All! Would like to share with you a few thoughts on the purity of the agricultural commodities (fruits, vegetables & groceries) that are available in the market. Its important that all of us keep a … Continue reading

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Foods to Keep You Warm in Winter

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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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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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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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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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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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Kozhakattai – A Sweet Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India and we welcome our Ganesh Chathurthi with the delicious kozhukattai/modak he likes! Ingredients: Rice flour -1 cup Water -1 1/4 cup Oil -1 tsp Jaggery – 1 cup Grated Coconut … Continue reading

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Organic Farming by School children

School children lead the way in organic farming http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/schoolchildren-lead-the-way-in-organic-farming/article8469052.ece    

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