Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Black Bean Salsa Salad | Mixed Vegetable Sprout Salad

Here comes the healthy and colorful Black Bean Salsa or Salad Recipe. You can take this veggies mixed salsa with Tortilla or any chips or as a tummy fill salad. You can use it on baked potatoes, or wrap it with Tacos and Burritos; also you can mix it up with lettuce/salad leaves and make it even more healthier.
Homemade 1.5 Cup of Black Beans or Store Bought Black Beans, drained and rinsed - 1 Can (15 oz)
Any Fresh Sprouts - 2 Tbsp or More
Fresh Corn, cooked - 1/4 Cup

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mango Strawberry Orange Smoothie | Mixed Fruit Juice

Here comes the mixed fruit smoothie, It’s a very healthy and refreshing juice. The fruits have natural sugar content in it so you no need to add any extra sugar to the smoothie, if needed you can add teaspoons of honey while blending the fruits.  The fruits used here in this smoothie are Mango,

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paruppu Keerai Masiyal | Keerai Masiyal

After wonderful vacation kids are back to school and I am back to blogging. Today I am sharing a traditional keerai masiyal/gravy recipe, which was done by my maternal grandma (Pictures below). Also this masiyal tastes great when you mash it by hand using mathu/masher instead of grinding it in mixie/food processor. This green leaf is called as Pacha Keerai (பாச்சா) or Kaatu Keerai (காட்டு கீரை)  in Tamil and it usually grows in or near the farm fields or in wet lands (Pictures below). It's hard to get

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Karpuravalli Bajji | Ajwain Leaf Pakora | Deep Fried Chick Pea Flour Fritters

Ajwain Leaf (Hindi) /Karpooravalli/Karpuravalli (Tamil)/ Omavalli (Malayalam)/Kattumaruva (Kannada) is most probably found in Indian homes especially in many places of South India. This leaf has various medicinal properties, particularly its an excellent cure for cough and cold. It has similar flavor of oregano and hence you can find this herb in South Indian Pizzas as well. Adding this leaves to rasam/soup helps us to recover from wheezing and bronchitis related issues. My mom too have this herb plant (pics below)