Turmeric Milk

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Turmeric has been recognized by yogis and ayurvedic healers since ancient times for its manyhealing properties.
Grown mainly in India, the turmeric root is a close cousin to ginger root. It is dried and ground into a fine powder, brilliant gold in color, and used in many Indian recipes.Turmeric is considered highly auspicious in India and has been used extensively in various Indian ceremonies. Even today it is used in every part of India during wedding ceremonies and religious ceremonies.
Turmeric can be consumed as Turmeric Tea , Turmeric Milk, Turmeric smoothie etc.
Lets see how Turmeric Milk is made. 



Ingredients:
1) Turmeric Paste - 1/2 Tsp
2) Milk - 1 Cup
3) Ginger grated - Pinch
4) Cardamom powder - 1/8 Tsp
5) Ground Pepper - 1/8 Tsp
6) Palm Sugar - as per taste
7) Saffron - few strands
8) Water - little


Preparation:
* Place a pan on medium heat, add grated ginger and little water to boil (sometimes fresh ginger may curdle the milk.so I boil it in water to prevent that)
* Then add the milk, turmeric paste, ground cardamom, ground pepper and allow it boil.
* Then add palm sugar (panam karkandu) to it. once the palm sugar is dissolved strain it into a glass and top it of with saffron and serve.
Benefits:
* Milk and Turmeric provides bone health
* Powerful anti-oxidant
* Cure cough and cold
* Can treat diarrhea and indigestion
* Helps in blood purification and liver detox and much more
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Turmeric Paste

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Turmeric has been recognized by yogis and ayurvedic healers since ancient times for its many healing properties.
Grown mainly in India, the turmeric root is a close cousin to ginger root. It is dried and ground into a fine powder, brilliant gold in color, and used in many Indian recipes.Turmeric is considered highly auspicious in India and has been used extensively in various Indian ceremonies. Even today it is used in every part of India during wedding ceremonies and religious ceremonies.
Turmeric can be consumed as Turmeric Tea , Turmeric Milk, Turmeric smoothie etc.
In all these drinks Turmeric Paste is used as a base.

Lets see how the Turmeric Paste is made 


Ingredients :
1) Turmeric powder - 1/4 Cup
2) Water - 1/2 Cup filtered water (Add more water if needed)
3) Ground pepper - 1/2 Tsp (optional)
4) Olive oil/ Almond oil/ Clarified butter - 1/2 Tsp (optional)

Preparation :
* Place a pan on medium heat and mix the turmeric powder and water.
* Cook till raw smell of the turmeric goes (add more water if needed)
* When the turmeric is completely cooked, add the pepper(optional) and clarified butter and remove from the heat.
* Transfer it to a air tight container and can be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.


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Whole Wheat Halwa

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Whole Wheat Halwa is a very delicious and mouth watering dessert made out of the milk extracted from the whole wheat flour, clarified butter(ghee), sugar and nuts. 

Step 1: Ingredients

1) Whole Wheat Flour - 1 Cup
2) Clarified Butter (Ghee)  - 1/3 to 1/2 Cup
3) Sugar - 2 to 2 .5 Cups (increase or decrease as per taste)
4) Cardamom powder (elachi powder) - 1 Tsp
5) Nuts for garnish.
6) Water

Step 2: Extracting the milk from whole wheat flour




1) Knead the whole wheat flour into a soft dough by adding water little by little.(like a chapathi dough) 
2) Soak the kneaded whole wheat flour dough in 5 cups of water for a minimum of 3 hours.
3) The dough would have become very soft after soaking for 3 hours. Mix the soaked dough and water together.
4) Then filter the milk obtained through a mesh/filter.
5) The gluten will be strained out. discard the gluten and keep the whole wheat flour milk.

Step 3: Making the Whole wheat Halwa 



1) Place a non stick pan on medium heat and add 2 Tsp of clarified butter (ghee) and fry the nuts and remove keep it for garnish. 
2) In the same pan, add the extracted milk from the whole wheat flour and keep on mixing.


3) Within few minutes (5 -8 min) the milk will start to become thick in consistency.

4) Once it starts to thicken, add the sugar, cardamom powder.

5) Then keep adding ghee, 1 Tsp at a time till the halwa separates out from the vessel.
Thats when the halwa is done.

6)  Add the roasted nuts and transfer to a ghee greased plate.

Mouth watering whole wheat Halwa is ready  !!! Enjoy :) 
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Coriander Herb - Regrowing from market bought Coriander Herb

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Regrowing the coriander herb from the market bought coriander herb is very simple and easy to do process. Within few weeks time, the herb grows and yielding you with fresh coriander.



Step 1:

Take the coriander herb plant and cut the bottom of the stem which has the root. Cut the stem one inch from the root.










Step 2:

*  Take a pot with good soil and plant the cut coriander herb such a way that the stem stays above the soil and root completely in the soil.

*  The soil should be moist and not wet.

*  Place it in such a place where u get a medium amount of sunlight. If too hot it will burn       down the coriander herb.

*  Within a week time the coriander herb starts to grow. 











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Rainbow Sugar Scrub

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Rainbow Sugar Scrub is very colorful, smells good and refreshing. It can be easily made with the available ingredients at home. Simple to make and contains no chemicals.



Step 1: Ingredients



1) Granulated Sugar - 1 Cup (Organic)
2) Pure Honey - 1/4 Cup
3) Olive Oil - 1/3 Cup
4) Food Color
5) Essential Oils (optional)

Step 2: Making the Scrub



1) Divide the sugar equally in different containers depending on the number of colors chosen.
2) Similarly, divide honey and olive oil equally among the each bowl with the sugar.
3) Add different colors to each bowl.
4) Add desired essential oil to each bowl. (I added peppermint for blue and green, sweet orange for yellow and orange, lavender for red)
5) Mix everything well in each bowl.

Step 3: Assembling the Sugar Scrub

Take a clean glass container to store the sugar scrub, add colored sugar scrub one on top of the other. Slightly pressing down each layer.
Rainbow Sugar Scrub is ready to be used.
Note :
To use it as a Lip Sugar Scrub, instead of essential oil use little of desired fresh juice.(for example lemon juice, orange juice)


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