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Tharpanam – South Indian Culture

Tharpanam means “That offering which satisfies”. But what we mean by the word Tharpanam is the offering of water mixed with gingelly to the manes.(dead ancestors).Though we have several ancestors, this offering is addressed to three generations of father, grand father and great grand father along with their wives in our family and maternal grand
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Chhatrapati Shivaji

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was the founder of the Maratha Empire in western India. He is considered to be one of the greatest warriors of his time and even today, stories of his exploits are narrated as a part of the folklore. With his valor and great administrative skills, Shivaji carved out an enclave from the
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Kidney related Queries

What is the best thing to drink for your kidneys? Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. Water also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel freely to your kidneys, and deliver essential nutrients to them. What is a good breakfast for a renal diet? Choose soy, almond, cashew, or rice milk for less phosphorus
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Signs of Kidney Disease

You’re more tired, have less energy or are having trouble concentrating. A severe decrease in kidney function can lead to a buildup of toxins and impurities in the blood. This can cause people to feel tired, weak and can make it hard to concentrate. Another complication of kidney disease is anemia, which can cause weakness and fatigue.
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Sweet potato crisps ( Lower Sugar)

Everyone’s favorite veggie snack: crispy sweet potato slices roasted in olive oil. They’re a great lunchbox filler and vegan too Ingredients ¼ small sweet potato ½ tbsp olive oil  Method STEP 1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and slice the sweet potato thinly. Toss with the olive oil and roast for 15-20 mins until crisp.
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Caramelized carrots & onions – Diabetes

The perfect caramelized carrots to accompany any roast – try them alongside your Christmas turkey Ingredients 500g carrot, peeled and cut into long chunks 50g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 8  red onions , peeled and quartered with root intact 3  sprigs thyme 1 tbsp soft brown sugar 3 tbsp red wine 1 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar Method STEP 1.
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Boiled peanut Sundal

This boiled peanut sundal is a healthy recipe to make for an evening snack. It can also be served as a salad! INGREDIENTS 1 cup Peanuts 1 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste) 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil 2 small dry Red Chilli 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds 1 teaspoon Urad Dal 1/4 teaspoon Asafetida powder (Hing) 1/4 cup fresh Curry Leaves 1/5 cup freshly grated Coconut
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Shahi Rabri

Ingredient Quantity Milk 1cup Evaporated milk 1cup Paneer/cottage cheese(grated) 11/4cup Condensed milk 1/2cup Sugar 3tbs Saffron 4-strands Cardamom Powder 1/4tsp Rose essence(optional) few drops Ghee 1tsp For Garnishing Ingredient Quantity Almonds(chopped) 1tbs Pistachios(chopped) 1tbs Method              Soak the saffron in a tsp of warm milk. Put everything in a microwave safe large bowl except saffron and
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Onion Podi Uttapam

Ingredient Quantity Channa dhal 1/4 cup Toor dhal 2 tbs Urad dhal 1/4 cup Moong dhal 1 tbs Red chilly 7-8 Sesame seeds 2 tbs Curry leaves 4-5 spigs Garlic 6-7 fat cloves Oil 2 tsp Salt 1 tsp or to taste   To make uthappam Ingredient Quantity Dosai batter/ Dosa Batter 3 cups Ghee/nei
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Carrot and Almond Kheer

Ingredients Ingredients Quantity Carrot(grated) 1 cup Almonds/badam 20-25 Sugar/sarkarai 1/2 cup + 1tbs 2% Milk/paal 21/4 cups Cardamom powder/elakkai 1/4 tsp Saffron/kungumapoo few strands Ghee/nei 2 tsp Pisatchios/pista as needed for garnishing Method                             In a microwave safe bowl boil the milk for 8-10 minutes and soak the almonds for 15 minutes in hot water
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