How to Grow Cilantro at Home

Cilantro, also called as Kothmir or Hara Dhaniya in Urdu language, sometimes referred as Coriander leaves, is my favorite, most quintessential culinary herb, which I love to add in most of my vegetable preparations while I cook. Growing this fragrant herb is easy. Every Indian kitchen is stocked up with coriander seeds. Just sow a […]

Green Grape Smoothie

Grapes are one of the fruits that clean and heal the most as they clean the lymphatic system. Ayurveda recommends to fast on only grape juice once in a while. It strengthens the digestive fire and improves health. 1/2 avocado2 cups sweet green grapes1 cup spinachCoconut water or waterA little piece of ginger1/2 lemon juice […]

What is Yoga?

“Yoga is not just for physical fitness and mental peace alone, Yoga is for manifesting the state, space, powers, being, and superconsciousness of Paramashiva.” – HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Yoga is one of the six philosophical systems of Hinduism. It is a sacred and scientific system to prepare the body mind system to hold the […]

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling is an Ayurvedic technique for detox. Use sesame oil from an Indian grocery store. Take one table spoon of oil and swoosh it around in your mouth for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes white and froozy. Spit it out into your trash can. Do not spit it into your sink or toilet […]

Masala Chai Tea

A cup of chai or tea, cherished by many in India and the West alike. A true comfort ‘food’, nourishing, and easy to make with its many aromatic spices. 1 Tbsp black tea1 cup water2 cloves1 cardamomfew small cinnamon pieceslittle grated ginger1/2 cup almond milkhoney or jaggery to taste Boil black tea in water. Add […]

Shivani’s Quick and Easy Chai Tea

Surprise, surprise! Recently I was talking with my longtime friend Shivani. I asked her how she prepares a cup of Chai. I was expecting a secret mix of spices that she would use but no, she has a quick and easy way of preparing tasty Chai tea. Here is her recipe. Ingredients 1 teabag of […]