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Aneesh Ashokan
Interview: Kahaan Khaitan, Co-Founder: House of Hope

Interview: Kahaan Khaitan, Co-Founder: House of Hope

Last Sunday, Devang House hosted a group of five children for a private Organic Cooking workshop in partnership with the NGO House of Hope. House of Hope is a charity run by Kahaan Khaitan and Nikita Gupta. Here, we catch up with Kahaan to learn about his work, and what motivates him to utilize his time and energy towards spreading happiness and smiles! What is House of Hope? How long have you been around?It is a humanitarian project started by my friend Nikita and I together. We launched it last year with a video called “You’re never fully dressed without a...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Beyond flavour: Health benefits of different tastes

Beyond flavour: Health benefits of different tastes

Taste is one of the most important aspects of our relationship with food, yet its significance goes way beyond as well. There are six different tastes that exist - sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. A balance of all six is recommended to maintain good health. But did you know that there is no single food or herb that contains within it, all six tastes? The closest that can be found in Nature are two fruits - Amla, the Indian Gooseberry and Harad, the Chebulic Myrobalan – that have five (sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent) out of the...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Thai Red Curry: Recipe

Thai Red Curry: Recipe

Have you ever made a Thai Curry from scratch? This recipe from Devang's Executive Chef Priyam Kumar shares how you can make this delicious Asian dish using ingredients straight from Mother Nature. It's a favorite at Devang House, and now you can share it with your friends and family, too! Ingredients Thai curry paste: Galangal (Thai ginger), chopped 20 g (1.5 tbsp) Lemongrass, chopped, 20 g (1.5 tbsp) Kaffir lime (Thai lemon leaves), chopped, 20 g (1.5 tbsp) Fresh red chili, 50 g (3.5 tbsp) Lime juice, 20 ml (1.5 tbsp) Garlic, chopped, 20 g (1.5 tbsp) Coriander roots, chopped,...

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These Three Fruits Will Change Your Life

These Three Fruits Will Change Your Life

Triphala, one of the most well-known classical Ayurvedic formulations, is a combination of the three fruits Amla (Indian Gooseberry), Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) and Baheda (Belleric Myrobalan). People have used Triphala since ancient times for its amazing health benefits, and several scientific studies have proven its efficacy in enhancing overall human health. 2.5 grams of Triphala powder can be taken in the morning on an empty stomach and at night after dinner with lukewarm water, milk or honey. Here are six reasons to include this powerful Ayurvedic formulation in your life: To Detoxify Your Body: Triphala is an easy-to-adopt ancient therapy to flush...

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