My husband and I like to make lassi ourselves from time to time. Every time he would ask if I want it sweetened or salted. SALTED??? It's pretty difficult for me to imagine how a salted lassi taste. He made once and I tried. It comes out pretty good, especially if you do it with plain yogurt.
He told me that salted lassi is actually better for health. For this I Google a little bit:
Wiki says: " Traditional mild salted lassi - This form of lassi is more common in villages of Punjab. It is prepared by blending curd with water and adding salt, pepper and other spices as per requirements. The drink thus produced is known as Salted Lassi."
And the benefits of lassi are:
My husband bought me a copper jug and keep convincing that it is very good to drink water from it.
I was quite doubtful to this vessel as I was thinking water is gonna taste like rust. After 2 days drinking from it, I start to drink more water and it taste just fine; I would say it tastes even better than from plastic jug. So I searched some information about it.
It says, " Water stored in copperware is the boon of life. Purified, it helps to regulate digestion and cardiac orders - the basis of good health as practiced by Ayuveda and Rishis fro old vedic times. it has been known for thousands of years that copper alloy can inhabit the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Our scriptures also ecommend the drinking of four glasses of water stored overnight in a copper utensil every morning."
The disease-causing bacteria cannot survive for more than a few hours on copper surfaces" - by Centre of Applied Microbiology and Research, UK
In the old days, it is just for brides. They tend to be more nervous during wedding. mehendi is made of herbs that could make you cool and calm. and nowadays people do henna also for beauty sake or happy occasions also.
No Indian wedding is ever complete without the Mehendi. Whichever part of the country the bride may be from, her hands are adorned with the lovely red hue of the mehendi.
Mehendi is associated to lots of things - a good dark design is a sign of good luck for the marital couple. It is common for the names of the bride and groom to be hidden in the mehndi design; and the wedding night cannot commence until the groom has found the names. Some examples of popular traditional images used in mehndi designs are the peacock, which is the national bird if India, the lotus flower, and an elephant with a raised trunk, which is a symbol of good luck.
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