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Ghee and Cholesterol - A Legit Debate or Time-Tested Lesson?

Ghee and Cholesterol - A Legit Debate or Time-Tested Lesson?

by Shanthini Rajkumar April 08, 2021

Ayurveda has always rubbished the notion of ghee being responsible for high cholesterol or heart ailments. 

The key here is moderation of consumption and a combination with the right foods which balance out the nutritional benefits.

The best way for Indians to decrease bad cholesterol is by leading a fit lifestyle and eating foods in tune with the seasons. When the ghee is made from fermented butter of the desi cow milk as is traditionally done, it is indeed a superfood.

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Delicious Khapli Aaloo Parantha - Crispy on the Outside and Soft Generous Stuffing on the Inside!

Delicious Khapli Aaloo Parantha - Crispy on the Outside and Soft Generous Stuffing on the Inside!

by Shanthini Rajkumar March 15, 2021

The Khapli is a heritage wheat grain which originated from the wild wheat grass . It has not been modified or tampered with at the chromosome level and has the right content of gluten and minerals which occur naturally in this grain.

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Must-Try Traditional Amla Achaar (Pickle) Recipe

Must-Try Traditional Amla Achaar (Pickle) Recipe

by Shanthini Rajkumar March 15, 2021

An amla pickle is the perfect accompaniment to have with both Indian flat breads and rice. A half a teaspoon full of this spicy condiment is enough to set the taste sensations ablaze on the tongue. 

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AMLA - Nature provided Free Immunity Booster For All!

AMLA - Nature provided Free Immunity Booster For All!

by Shanthini Rajkumar March 15, 2021

The amla is a main ingredient in the Chyawanprash. We also have Amlaprash with an extra dose of Amlas and misri (unrefined rock sugar) replacing the Jaggery for the summer! A jammy mix of herbs and spices in an ancient Ayurvedic recipe is the secret behind this bottle of dark, sticky wellness. While the concoction of ingredients may vary from one recipe to the next, the organic amla is essential and a constant in the making of a chyawanprash.

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Multigrain Masala Roti - Soya, Khapli Til Polli

Multigrain Masala Roti - Soya, Khapli Til Polli

by Shanthini Rajkumar February 25, 2021

Growing non- GMO soybean is not without its risks. It involves a high level of involvement in agriculture to ensure that the crop withstands specific pest attacks.

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The Making Of The Bajra Bhakri

The Making Of The Bajra Bhakri

by Shanthini Rajkumar February 25, 2021

Working with bajra flour is not just about cooking but it is an emotional connect to this ancient grain. Bajra nourishes the body and a bhakri made from bajra is a hearty meal which involves a high level of skill. A bhakri is one of those simple foods of India, eaten warm off the tava with cold numbed fingers dipped into desi ghee and jaggery.

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Comforting, Restorative, Spiced and Hearty - Your Perfect Winter Soup Recipe!

Comforting, Restorative, Spiced and Hearty - Your Perfect Winter Soup Recipe!

by Shanthini Rajkumar January 27, 2021

The reason there is a category called ‘comfort foods’ is because they are known to do just that. It brings out emotions which carry memories from childhood, or give a secure feeling of being taken care of. The human connection to food is more than just taste, it also causes endorphins to course through the system which helps in uplifting the mood.

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Kaapi Khapli Cake with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

Kaapi Khapli Cake with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

by Shanthini Rajkumar January 18, 2021

“Treat season” is something every home takes advantage of. Ovens come alive with the aromas of warm ,woody spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Dried fruit , nuts and seasonal fruit are dunked in syrup, mixed into batter and added as a garnish. A home made sponge cake with all these flavors adds to the warmth of a table. 

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5 Ideas To Use The TBOF Farmer Style Peanut Chutney!

5 Ideas To Use The TBOF Farmer Style Peanut Chutney!

by Shanthini Rajkumar January 11, 2021

The TBOF hand pounded peanut chutney consists of delicious flavours and equally amazing textures. This adds a wholesomeness to any meal, be it simple or elaborate. A nice fat jar of this chutney comes in very handy as it can be added to so many dishes to add an extra zing for visual and taste appeal. Let’s start by looking at some of our favourite comfort foods!

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Why Is Ghee Made During The Eve Of The Full Moon Considered Auspicious?

Why Is Ghee Made During The Eve Of The Full Moon Considered Auspicious?

by Shanthini Rajkumar January 06, 2021

Ayurveda believes that the waxing period of the moon is a time when all of nature is at its heightened sensory state. The blades of grass, the nectar in the flowers is thought to be at optimum, enhanced by the vibrations of the waxing moon. The ghee that is made at the eve of the full moon is believed to imbibe all these tremendous nourishing properties thereby increasing the nutritive value of the full moon ghee.

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Why shouldn't you miss Gondh Laddoos (Dink Laadoos) during Winters?

Why shouldn't you miss Gondh Laddoos (Dink Laadoos) during Winters?

by Shanthini Rajkumar January 05, 2021

Gondh is the name commonly used to refer to gum. With regard to food, the edible gum, also known by the same name has prominent mention in the Indian food heritage. What exactly is edible gum? It is probably one of the most underrated ingredients given its numerous health benefits.Gondh in other words is the resin or sap taken from a species of the Acacia tree. 

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Winter Produce at Farmer Markets - Eating by the Season!

Winter Produce at Farmer Markets - Eating by the Season!

by Shanthini Rajkumar January 05, 2021

The green peas are bursting with sweetness, the crunch in the carrots are more pronounced and the leafy greens are responding deliciously to the ghee and butter infused gravies. Winter foods are a blend of hearty, nourishing ingredients which strengthen the immune system, fortify the body for the months ahead and provide specific nutrients for winter wellness.

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