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The benefit of eating food in Banana Leaf | Kerala Traditional Food | Mohanan Vaidyar | EPISODE # 5

These three awakens the digestive acids to digest the food that you are going to eat further. After that ginger curry and lemon pickle is served. This also helps in digestion. Then other curries, after that hot rice is served. When hot rice is put on banana leaf it gets sweltered.

Like green tea, banana leaves contain large amounts of polyphenols, including EGCG. They also contain polyphenol oxidase, an enzyme that produces L-DOPA, a treatment for Parkinson's disease.
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Learn the traditional way of serving food on plantain leaves in the traditional Udupi style

food serving in banana leaves

 1. Uppu (Salt)      2. Uppinakai (Pickles)     3. Chutney Pudi (Chutney Powder)  4. Kosumbri (Green Gram Salad)
5. Kosumbri (Bengal Gram Salad)    6. Kayi Chutney (Coconut Chutney)   7. Beans Pallya (Fogath)
8. Gujje Pallya (Jack Fruit Fogath)  9. Chvitranna (Lemon Rice)      10. Happala (Papad)   11. Sandige (Crispies)
12. Kadubu (Steamed Rice Cake)   13. Anna (Rice)     14. Thovve (Dal)       15. Sihigojju (Raitha)
16. Saru (Rasam)     17. Uddinahittu (Black Gram Paste)     18. BadanePodi (Brinjal Pakoda)
19. Menaskai (Sweet And Sour Gravy)    20. Goli Baje (Maida Fry)    21. Avial (Vegetabel Mix)
22. Gatti Baje (Ladies Finger Pakoda)  23. Gulla Koddel (Brinjal Sambar)   24. Chiroti Milk (Sweet)
25. Gojjambade (Masalwada Curry)   26. Kayi Holige (Sweet Coconut Chapati)   27. Vangi Bath (Vegetable Upma)
28. Bharatha (Sour Ginger Gravy)      29. Paradi Payasa (Sweet)    30. Mosaru (Curds)   31. Majjige (Butter Milk)
 

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When dealing with bed sores, spread honey on a banana leaf and lie on it for a few hours to cure the problem. You can follow this procedure for treating small pox, too.

Applying a fresh banana leaf on skin for a few hours is valuable in the natural treatment of boils and psoriasis. It relieves skin irritation, too.

Applying juice extracted from banana flowers or leaves is helpful in healing burns. You can also apply mashed banana and cover the affected area with betel leaves.

Banana has been used as a folk medicine among people with diabetes in the Philippines. Folkloric use of Dried Banana Leaves also includes diuretic and purgative action from leaf decoctions and the use of root parts for stomach ailments. Besides, the Banana plant is being studied for its application in the treatment of diabetes. Dried Banana Leaves Banana leaves contain ellagic acid derivatives.
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Banana Facial Masks

Who needs Botox when you have bananas? That's right: You can 
use a banana as an all-natural, homemade facial mask that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
 
Another popular mask recipe calls for 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana.

Vinegar Facial Masks

Using vinegar as a skin toner dates back to the time of Helen of Troy, and it's just as effective today. After you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. You can also create a homemade facial mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.
 

Milk Facial Masks

Here's another way to give yourself a fancy spa facial at home. 
Make a mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water 
to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel 
fresh and rejuvenated.
 

Oatmeal Facial Masks

If you're looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, give yourself an oatmeal facial. Combine 1/2 cup hot — not boiling — water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
 
(Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)
 

Mayonnaise Facial Masks

Why waste money on expensive creams when you can treat yourself 
to a soothing homemade facial mask with whole-egg mayonnaise from your own refrigerator? Gently spread the mayonnaise over your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then wipe it off and rinse with cool water.
 
Your face will feel clean and smooth.


Yogurt Facial Masks

You don't have to go to a spa to give your face a quick assist. 
To cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For a revitalizing facial mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.
 

Mustard Facial Masks

Pat your face with mild yellow mustard for a bracing facial that will 
soothe and stimulate your skin. Try it on a small test area first to make sure it won't irritate.
 

Lemon Facial Masks

Create a facial that both exfoliates and moisturizes by mixing the juice from 1 lemon with 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil.
 

Egg Facial Masks

For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg.
 
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[www.keralites.net] Fwd: Fw: East Africa - This is a goldmine of memories !!!!!!!!!

 

 
 
From: Rajasekar Ramachandran  

 
EAST
AFRICAN
MEMORIES 1
from Janet Davis
By the early sixties the four East African territories were shortly to become independent states.
In Kampala the Parliament Building  had been completed, as had the National Theatre.
The following photographs trace a safari from Kampala to the Coast and thence onward to Aden and London in the UGANDA which, with its sister ship the KENYA, provided regular sailings between the UK and Dar-es-Salaam until the mid 1960s.
Later the UGANDA was to become an educational cruise ship but the KENYA was retired and scrapped.
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Parliament Building Kampala.  The grey building just discernable in the above photograph is Radio Uganda.
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The National Theatre, Kampala (above).  Promenading on the banks of the Victoria Nile at Jinja as the sun begins to set (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Owen Falls Dam (left) looking towards Jinja.  Jinja street scene (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Fort Portal and the Mountains of the Moon Hotel (above).  Mweya Lodge in the Queens Elizabeth National Park (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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One of the crater lakes near Kasese (above) and an often photographed valley between Fort Portal and Bundibugyo (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Paraa Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park, North West of Uganda
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For days the Ruwenzoris can been sheathed in mist as seen here on the road to Bundibugyo.  This car crash (right) occurred on the Eldoret Nakuru road - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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A Hindu temple in Kampala (left) contrasts with a mosque in Eldoret (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Not in sequence, but for contrast.  The Uganda Equator signs on the Kampala Masaka Road and the Mbarara Kasese Road were sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing compared with the rather basic boards at the Kenya Equator on the Eldoret Nakuru Road and the Thomsons Falls Nakuru Road.  Perhaps though it is a pity that the Uganda signs do not give the elevation - around 3500 feet on the Kampala Masaka Road shown here with the electricity pole in the background.  Electricity reached Masaka in 1956 - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Kaptagat Arms Hotel was well known for its beautiful gardens.  Guests stayed in chalets and took meals in the dining room which was in the main block of the hotel.  PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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  Croquet on the lawn at Kaptagat (left). Jim Dixon beside Forestry Commission rondavels at Kapinguria (right) - PHOTOs the late Hilda Dixon
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"Happy Valley" - The Silverbeck Hotel in Nanyuki - but Mount Kenya can be covered in cloud for days and there is therefore no guarantee of seeing it - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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The Members Only Mount Kenya Safari Club - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Mount Kenya Safari Club - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Mount Kenya from the Cirimon Track - the notice warns about the danger of fire and observations towers were erected in the Aberdares to guard against it - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Splendid line-up of DKWs at Nakuru races (above) PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Go-carts  at Nakuru (left).  Nakuru Nairobi Road (right) - someone didn't make it, at least, not in this car!  PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Menegai Crater sign (left)
Aberdare Royal National Park sign (above)
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The Rift Valley with Mount Longonot just visible in the haze.  Italian prisoners of war built this chapel in the Rift Valley - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Still looking very British (above) with Delamere occupying pride of place and looking towards The Hill with the New Stanley Hotel and the Thorn Tree on his left in what is now Kenyatta Avenue.  The Kenya National Theatre (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Jamia Mosque, Nairobi (left) is instantly recognisable.  Biashara St (right) with your back to River Rd and looking at Cianda House and the 60's high-rise at the end -  PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Blue blossomed jacaranda In downtown Nairobi (left);  River Road bazaar with a variety of metal cabin trunks (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Originally named the Coronation Safari, by the 1960s the event had become the East African Safari and the above photographs by Jim and Hilda Dixon show the cars departing Nairobi.
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Nairobi Motorcylce Trials -  Soldier competitor on Army motorcycle (above and left);  civilian competitors - on scooter (below left) and motor cycle (below) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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The knife sharpener calls (left)   University of Nairobi (above).   It's one of the men's halls of residence - thanks to Michael Mithika for identifying this building  PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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The Salisbury Swimming Pool, Nairobi (below left)
Adams Arcade Shopping Centre off the Ngong Road, Nairobi (below)
- PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
 
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River Road, Nairobi - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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In the early 1960s many new buildings were constructed off Government Road  - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon. The tall building with the sculpture mounted on the side was originally built for the Ministry of Works and Housing. Before they could occupy the building Mzee Jomo Kenyatta acquired it for The Office of The President which remains the main occupant to the present.
The Ministry of Works built two copies of the original connected by skywalks on Capital Hill overlooking Uhuru Park which they also still occupy to present - thanks to Alex Muthiani for this information.
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The Anglican Cathedral of the Highlands (All Saints), Nairobi (left) and the Roman Catholic Cathedrals (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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St Andrews Presbyterian Church overlooking Princess Elizabeth Highway was completed in the late 1950s and what had formerly been the Kirk - the old corrugated iron roofed original St Andrews - became the Dutch Reformed Church.
In the late 1950s the charismatic and popular Mr Keltie became the minister and after the Sunday morning service tea and coffee was served in the foyer - (left and right above)
Mr Keltie (left) chats with members of the congregation after one such service.  Once a term he would preach at Duke of York School where he was well liked and would generally inject a degree of humour to his sermon.
He had an assistant minister who took services when he was away on his regular visits to Entebbe and Kampala as well as to other parts of East Africa.
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Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi
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Kenya Arts Festival in pre-Independence days, but where is it being held?  PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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In the Aberdares (left) and between Limuru and Kiningop (right) - dry season and drought, contrasting with floods below - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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In 1961 floods occurred in November-December which were extensive throughout Kenya.  Two boys (left) wade across a swollen river in suburban Nairobi.  The boy on the left is wearing an army poncho (groundsheet) which was a popular buy from Osmin Yakob's Government Surplus store in Nairobi.  Also note the British style road signs which were used throughout colonial Kenya, unlike in Uganda which always used international road signs.  The road in the Rift Valley, near Naivasha (above) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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 The scene at Athi River where the bridge was washed away (above) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Silversands at Mombasa was used by the British Army for rest and recreation.  Christmas Day and Santa Clause arrives by boat.  Another holiday shot (above):  East African Airways C47B Dakota 4, VP-KJT, Joseph Thomson seen on the apron at Zanzibar.  This aircraft was mysteriously destroyed by fire at Francistown, Botswana, on 29 August 1963 - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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An East African Railways porter with a typical barrow at Mombasa (above).  Fort Jesus (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Mombasa:  the Old Harbour (left) contrasts with a busy scene at Kilindini (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Oceanic Hotel, Mombasa
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Departing Mombasa in the SS UGANDA (left);  sunbathing by the ship's pool en route to Aden (above) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Children's Fancy Dress Party in UGANDA's lounge (left);  UGANDA at Aden off Steamer Point (above) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Steamer Point, Aden.  Ships anchored off and the passengers were taken ashore by lighter or in the ship's lifeboats - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Bumboats used to come out to the ship and the hawkers would offer all sorts of goods at bargain prices (left).  Other shipping viewed while going ashore by lighter (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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A camel hauls a cart in an uncharacteristically green area of Aden (left above) where, once ashore everyone headed for Crater and trawled the shops were for duty free bargains (above and left).
After calling at Aden the next call was at Port Suez where ships mustered for passage through the Suez Canal.  Gulf of Suez (above) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Cairo:  while the ship made its way through the Suez Canal passengers were able to take a trip to Cairo where they would visit the Pyramids (left) and the Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun's death mask (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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The next stop was at the  Mohamed Ali Mosque (left) from which there is a good view of Cairo (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Afternoon tea was taken in the Cairo Hilton (left) which overlooks Kiaser Ayeh Bridge on the Nile (right) - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Typical Cairo street scenes in 1962 - the car is a Peugeot 203  - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Port of Marseilles - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Vintage tug and floating dock at Marseilles (above) and UGANDA, distinguishable from the KENYA by its 12 foot taller funnel (right) berthed alongside at the French port  - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
The replica Santa Maria at Barcelona - PHOTO the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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Fun & Info @ Keralites.net The last port of call en route to London was Gibraltar and in the 1950s and '60s the British naval base was much in evidence,  The sheer legs (top left) have now gone and the dockyard dry docks  (top right) have been privatised.
The UGANDA can be seen anchored off and a tanker is alongside the mole.
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Journey's end - the now unrecognisable Port of London - the site of London City Airport - PHOTOs the late Jim and Hilda Dixon
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