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Donkey’s Milk !!!

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Donkey’s Milk or Ass Milk!!  Ever wondered what does one do with that?

I only remember my mother saying that she used to feed me Donkey’s Milk during winter & rainy seasons and it was costly.  This was around 25 years back & it used to cost 2 Rs for a tablespoon of milk.  It is believed that it boosts immune system in new borns & due to the heat it generates in our body helps cure severe cold and this is the reason why I was fed Donkey’s milk so often in winters.

But why I am writing this up is because I was amazed to see it being sold even today & people still believe it.  I just woke up today & went into balcony with a cup of milk (not donkey’s ;-) ) and was surprised to see a woman milking the Donkey.  I am living in the center of one of the metro cities of India.  If it is still practiced here then what about the outskirts of the city or even in villages?  I quickly googled about it and found that it is still in demand in Chennai and the world’s costliest cheese is made from Donkey’s milk.  Even Cleopatra, Queen of Ancient Egypt used to take bath with Donkey’s milk for cosmetic benefits.  Amazing, isn’t it!!

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Words of Yogi Vemana…

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We were recently re-collecting the poems written by Yogi Vemana that we learnt in our childhood & this one came up.  He talks about the cleanliness of vessels in this poem & I thought it is worth a mention here…

Atmashuddi Leni Acharamadi Ela
Bhandashuddi Leni Pakamadi Ela
Chittashuddi Leni Shivapujalelara
Vishwadhabhiraama Vinura Vema

It means…
There is no use following cultures or customs without inner purity.
There is no use of cooking food without having the vessels tidy.
There is no use of worshipping Lord Shiva without interest or concentration.
Oh Vema, listen my words.

It is important to clean your vessels thoroughly.  Food cooked in clean vessels doesn’t get spoiled soon & is also healthy to eat.  Not just vessels but the cleanliness of entire kitchen is important.

As they say… Health is wealth!!
Cook tidy
Eat healthy
Stay wealthy

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List of ingredients

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Here is the list of ingredients in various languages that I know.  Will keep updating it as I learn.  I am going to write only the commonly used names in a language not pure / exact words of a language.  For example, spices is called masalalu in daily used Telugu which in fact is a Hindi (masale) term.

English Telugu Hindi Kannada
Grains / Dhaanyalu / Anaaj / Dhaanyagalu
Rice Biyyamu Chawal Akki
Wheat Godumalu Gehun Godi
Groundnut Veru senegalu Phalli Kadllu
Almond Badam Badam Badami
Cashew Kaaju Khaju Godambi
Peas Battani Battani Battani
Spices / Masalalu / Masale / Masalegalu
Salt Uppu Namak Uppu
Pepper Miriyalu Kaali Mirch Menasu
Turmeric Pasupu Haldi Arisina
Coriander seeds Dhaniyalu Dhaniya Dhaniya
Vegetables / Kuragayalu / Sabziyan / Tarkarigalu
Green chillies Pachhi mirapakayalu Hari mirch Hasiru minsinakayi
Potato Aalugadda Aloo Aalugadde
Carrot Carrot Gaajar Carrot
French beans Beernisu Hurlikayi
Mint Pudina Pudina Pudine
Coriander leaves Kothimeera Dhaniya patha Kothombari soppu
Curry leaves Karivepaku Kadi Patha Karibevina soppu

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