I heard from my friend that Water Crest is similar to our
south indian Vallarai Keerai, so I gave a try when I got a bunch of water crest
from Asian supermarket here…It is healthy and the taste was delicious as well. If I get it again I would love to try different dishes with it. Today let’s see the
This is my mom’s way of making sundakkai vathal/sundried turkey berry at home. Last year when I was there she made the vathal for us and so I clicked the pictures of her making. Hope this post helps you to learn how to make the vathal in traditional way. Also you can use minimal salt unlike
Today I am here with a healthy post. After ages I got Gongura/Sorrel leaves in an Indian Grocery. At the moment when it caught in my eyes, I flew with joy. Immediately I started planning what to make with it. The bunch was very big so I made 3 dishes like Gongura Pappu, Gongura Rice and Gongura Chutney/Pachadi using it. Wish I get gongura often :-)
A Few Inforation about Gongura and How healthy it is?
Gongura/Sorrel Leaves is also called as “Pundi Palle” in central Karnataka and Pulicha Keerai in Tamil. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. According to Wiki, Gongura comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed.
I bake muffins on weekly basis for kids morning school snack. Healthy muffins are always my choice and today's muffin recipe is fully loaded with Bananas, Apple, Wheat and Powdered nuts (I use Almonds and Walnut mostly, do prefer nuts of your choice). Also coming to egg, i experimented an egg less version and muffins with 2 eggs for this recipe, i found a slight change in muffin texture without egg, so choice is yours...Also please add baking soda and this recipe doesn't need any baking powder
Paruppu Usili is an authentic dish from Tamilnadu cuisine, this Vazhaipoo Paruppu usili reminds me the old days… I came to know and tasted it for the first time in Chennai through my neighbor aunty. I definitely want to mention her in this post. She is a very caring person and helped me in all ways. I love their oonjal, remembering the days I did relax in it. Sometimes she comes home and prepares
Kids mostly like idli/dosa kind of foods, you can mix millets in your regular idli dosa batter that reaches them well in their daily food. I have several versions of idli dosa batter using millets do check the link HERE to find more recipes of mine. I usually go with the below two versions to grind Idli Dosa batter when i have Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet) and Samai Arisi (Little Millet) millet at home. I mix these two millets but you can use any one available at least to make these healthy idli dosas. Both looks more or less
Ragi Adai/Kezhvaragu Adai/Fingermillet Adai is one of the staple food in many states of south India. Such a healthy and quick fix dinner/breakfast recipe is our today's post, so if you have ragi flour then you can make this adai in 30 minutes of time. Kelvaragu/Ragi, a well known millet is widely used all around India/Asia is rich in calcium and diabetic friendly too. For kids shake you can skip
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.
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
Easy and Healthy Gooseberry Rice is our today’s recipe. Gooseberries are very good sources of Vitamin C therefore daily intake in any form is a good remedy for mouth Ulcers, helps to burn fat, increases our body immune etc.You can find this gooseberries even in front of schools in plain or spiced pickle version. It has sour taste hence people with sensitive teeth find difficult to eat as a whole. The best option is grate
I have shared this Carrot Tomato Chutney Recipe in Aval Vikatan Kitchen (Tamil Monthly Magazine) along with few other chutney varieties in last April Edition. I couldn’t find time to post it in the blog earlier.
Tiffin aka Dosa is a daily supplement like sugar and salt intake in South Indian Kitchen hence, instead of white I mean basic Idli Dosa Batter this Ragi Dosa Batter is very healthy and nutritious with addition of Ragi /Finger Millet and Brown Rice. It’s time to pack up things for 2 months vacation in homeland. I am
Hope you remember the homemade hamburger buns recipe from scratch I posted last month. Here is the recipe for black bean patties that stacked in the burger buns…The recipe has one optional egg you can skip it if you don’t need. Also I add Parmesan cheese for this patties that really enhances the taste but if
Puli Aval/Tamarind Poha is an easy one pot meal which is a perfect tiffin during fasting days and also a quick lunch box special recipe too…The only thing to note here in this recipe is soaking part, don’t add
Getting soft chapatis were always a nightmare till I learned
this technique. To get soft chapatis some tips like addition of Milk or Yogurt or Butter or lukewarm Water to the dough makes it soft. Usually
when it comes to chapati I mostly prefer zero oil and zero butter version. When I use
flour with Ads like "soft chapatis guaranteed" then it remains soft when its served immediately later they turn crisp, also for stone
ground flours again after few minutes of cooking they turn crisp and hard. So I
found a technique
Today is Thaipusam, a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). History speaks this festival is mainly related to Tamil God Muruga who destroyed the evils using Vel/Spear given by Goddess Parvathi on that day. Last month during Thai Pongal festival I made this savory foxtail millet pongal (Foxtail Millet/Thinai is the only millet we usually get in Asian
Kollu/Horsegram/Kulthi/Muthira is a rarely known bean but it has many medicinal properties. According to wiki Horse grams are used in removing kidney stones and lowering high blood pressure also this bean is considered helpful for maintaining body temperature in the winter season. Kollu/Horsegram has the power to burn unnecessary fats in our body so its meant by diet and diabetic patients. Weekly once you can use it in
Today I am here with very comfort and nutritious dal that can be paired with roti/chapathi or rice. Also this dal goes well with South Indian Dosa Varieties. Dal tadka is a Punjabi dish and I have already posted dal fry with masala phulka this dal tadka varies from dal fry just in the making process. I like to mention here that my
I have so many recipes in draft and couldn’t find time to sit in front of lappy to make a new post. Anyways after a bit long (5 days) gap I am herewith a new post healthy dried turkey berry /sundakkai vathal kuzhambu recipe. The specialty in this curry is the turkey berry was made by my amma (mom) and she has