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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sunni Pindi Preparation

I used to use Shubra Herbal bath powder for Sreya until the time she was 6 months old, but now I have switched to the home-made herbal powder, the smell of which is really really divine and very very good to the skin too... yes, I did the patch test on myself and then her and then only started it.. if you happen to be in India and have time and energy to go for it then why not.. not just for the babies but also for the mothers who need that little bit of pampering which they are badly deprived after the baby... even if it is a 2-minute bath ritual.. believe me you will feel fresh.

So, my friend Dolly told me about it and sent the necessary ingredients..

Ingredients
Bath herbs -- Purchased at a herbal/ayurvedic store.. we need to buy ingredients for 1 kilo powder and they will pack them all about 30 to 40 varieties and it costs 100 rs/-.
Pesarapappu - green gram - 1/2 kilo
Barley - 1/2 kilo
Oatmeal powder - 1 cooker measure-cup full.
Dried and Powdered rose petals, preferably red -- 1 cupful.
Mudda Karpooram -- camphor -- 25 gms for infants -- 50 to 100 grams for adults. (strong initially but gradually the smell becomes very mild).
Pasupu -- turmeric powder (preferably from pasupu kommu) or banjara's turmeric powder (not for small babies only for moms if they intend to use).

Prep
dry the herbal ingredients under hot sun and just coarsely powder them in a mortar and pestle.. rotlo danchukondi.. then grind them to a fine powder in the mixer.




Sun dry the barley and green gram thoroughly and make them into fine powder.

Mix the oatmeal powder, the ground barley and green gram powder, herbal powder, rose powder (homemade out of red non-hybrid variety petals sun dried and powdered), and crush the camphor and add it up to the rest of them.

The final part seems so simple but the grinding a bit tedious.. In India you can get them powdered at a mill though and I must say it is one of the reasons I looooooooooooove India!!!

Simple Sunni Pindi
Green gram (pesara pappu)
Barley grains
Oatmeal Powder,
Amla Powder,
Rose Powder (same as above)
Bavanchaalu and Kacchooralu (for that heavenly smell)
Turmeric (pasupu) if it is for elders (avoid for kids)

Fine grind barley and green gram half and half say 1/2 kg each and a 100 grams each of the rest, if for elders you can also add orange peel powder (homemade) etc. which would be good.. if you body does not get dark by using neem, you can as well add a little neem powder (but in my case and a lot of my friends, they tend to get darker, so we do avoid)... and mix them all up..

Stores To Get herbs shown in the picAny vanamoolikala shop... to be specific, the place my friend gets them..
1. The lane behind ESI Darga on the road.
2. In the lane where there is Anjaneya Swamy Temple next to Green Bawarchi Hotel in Banjara Hills/Jubilee Hills area... sorry about being so vague but I havent been to that place, so cant be more precise!!

Also, these days due to the high demand the guy has cut down on the amount of stuff he used to give... sigh!!!! :(((((.

I AM NOT SURE/AWARE OF ANY STORES SELLING ANY OF THE STUFF OTHER THAN THE ONES MENTIONED ABOVE IN THE POST, SO PLEASE DO NOT WAIT ON ME FOR CHECKING THEM OUT....

29 comments:

  1. Where did you get these herbs sree?? i checked in ayurvedic store (ofcourse, medical store) and they didnt have them.

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  2. answered above in the post..

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  3. hi sree,

    can you please tell me english names for Bavanchaalu and Kacchooralu? thank you

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  4. plz tell the address in detail if anybody has found it.i wud be vry thankful

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  5. YOU CAN FIND ALL THESE HERBS IN MUNNA LAL DAVASAS NEAR BEGUM BAZAR HYDERABAD.ITS THE MOST TRUSTED AND ONE OF THE OLDEST SHOPS IN HYDERABAD.

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  6. hi sree,
    thanks for the valuable matter.One small change,instead of turmeric we can use kasturipasupu which is much better than normal turmeric

    yours
    SHRAVANI

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  7. where i can find ready made pack

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  8. Hey ..Thanks alot for a detailed description..
    we are in australia and i was searching for this.

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  9. Want any more herbs or want to order readymade NALUGU PINDI plz contact babystuff4@gmail.com (ONLY USA DELIVERY)

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  10. thank u sree i had aood info

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  11. u can find vanamoolikala shop or ayurvedic store (Munalal Grand Son) on road no 12 Banjara Hills next to ICIC Bank.....

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  12. thanks anon... will be a good tip to those who want to know the address.

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  13. hi
    i would like to know ingredients in bath herbs.

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  14. Dear shree,
    Some one copyed your content have a look!!!!
    http://www.instah.com/beauty-tips/sunni-pindi-sunni-pindi-preparation/

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  15. I want to know the ingredients in the bath herb.Such a pack is not available in Chennai.

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  16. I want to know the ingredients in the bath herb.Such a pack is not available in my place (Chennai).

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  17. @Sundha

    sorry, no idea as to the names of the herbs or ingredients.. for the simple mix, I have mentioned what I know already.

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  18. Hi i want to knw hw to prepare new born sunni pindi???

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  19. Extremely sorry about delay in answering this one.

    But for newborns,I personally suggest you do not use any Sunnipindi... first month of life, do not use anything as the skin is very very delicate and sensitive and so handle it very delicately with mild baby soap wash.. after that it is this pindi that I used for the kid.

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  20. Hi Sree,
    I have a 1 year old daughter, and I noticed her face is changing to black color if I use Johnson's body wash, so I stopped it & started using the regular soap, her color is ok but not as fair as when she was a new-born. I live in USA, will I get all these ingredients easily in a store..at my place there are not many Indians.Will she get back to that fairness when she was a new-born.
    Thnx and please keep up the great work..Neelu

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  21. Hi Neelu,

    Firstly, I am not sure if you could get them there 'cos even in India, I do not find them all easily.

    and secondly and most importantly, I do not want to belittle your concern but I would personally not bother about the color going up or down 1 or 2 shades if the kid is growing up healthy and fit, during the growing up phase it does happen, eventually no matter what we do how much we expect whitening or getting back to normal color, it happens only when we are healthy from inside that glow shows on the face. Eating healthy, on time, having adequate exercise, playtime/sleep in general contribute to wholesome health.

    Sunni pindi helps you as a good scrubber, Sreya was very fair at birth but now she is just about average complexion and keeps changing colors every now and then 1 shade up and 1 shade down depending on the exposure to sun and things like that.. do not worry, she will get back her natural color pretty soon.. try changing the soap/cleanser to Dove or Cetaphil and see if there is a difference.

    and thank you for dropping by.

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  22. Hi All,
    Greetings.We are preparing sunnipindi with anti fungal,anti bacterial properties which enhances the face glow. The Product is just ready. We can supply in Hyderabad at this point of time. For inquiries U can reach me at info@derexlabs.com

    Have a Nice time

    Regards
    GK Naidu

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  23. Hi Sree,

    Thanks for the advice, so when can I start using it on my baby she is 15 months old now.
    I am a little bit concerned because I did not take any care for my face or skin at any time, so I have pores on my face and acne(have oily face, luckily I have a good color). So I want to make sure that my daughter will have a fair smooth skin.

    Thnx

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  24. I'm trying to find sunnipindi recipe for my 4 year girl, she has dry flaky skin and I'm tired of wasting money on all kinds of brands. I'm going to grind as per the instructions and prepare sunnipindi. hopefully that works to get soft skin for my little girl.

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  25. where do i get sunnipindi in bangalore pls let me know.

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  26. hi please let me know where do i get sunni pindi in bangalore

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  27. We can also make a very simple sunni pindi using 1kg Bengal gram,200gms chana dal, and 50gms rice. We can use this on very small babies as well.

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  28. Hi All,
    We have done a new formula for sunni pindi and its working well. We can ship throughout India. The Cost at Hyderabad is Rs.250 Per KG. Out station The Courier charge is extra.You can reach Sujitha on 9246882890 or 9949974890.

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