Sweet Potato Pepper Roast

Sweet Potato Pepper Roast:

Simply takes no time to cook this wonderful dish.

Wash Potato no need to peel its skin, just prepare it to gain the complete nutrient value. Round cut sweet Potato. Steam cook for 3 minutes.

Heat pan 1 tables spoon of coconut oil and season it with mustard, red chili 2nos, and curry leaves.

Add the partially cooked sweet potato and fry in low fire, add salt, and crushed pepper, roast it in low flame for 5 to 10 minutes.

roasted sweet potato goes well with plain cooked rice and sambar.

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Garlic Thokku

Garlic Thokku:

Flavourful and aromatic garlic thokku is a wonderful combination of most of our main dishes. We know garlic has innumerable health benefits on the proper intake. This form of garlic with mild spices will increase your appetite, helps in digestion, clears your bowel, balances blood pressure, congestion and treats gastric problems.

Garlic Thokku
Garlic Thokku

Ingredients to Prepare:

Garlic -100 gram peeled and sliced

Salt- 1/2 tsp

Chili powder- 1 tsp

Asafoetida -1/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Roasted methi powder- 2 pinches

Juice of lemon- 1

Jaggery 1 tsp optional

Method to prepare:

Take a thick bottom pan, add a teaspoon of oil and roast garlic until half cooked slightly golden yellow.Grind to a coarse paste.

Heat pan with 2 tables spoon of sesame oil, season it with mustard seeds and asafoetida.

Add curry leaves, methi powder, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt stir well in low flame gradually, add ground garlic paste to the seasoned mixture.

Cook on a low flame for 3 minutes finally, add jaggery and lemon juice mix well and switch off the flame add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil for flavor.

 

 

Horsegram / Kollu Rasam

Horse gram rasam – which helps in a great deal to treat cough and cold. Added fresh ground peppercorns, coriander seeds and cumin powder will increase digestion and free from congestion. Easy and healthy Rasam during this winter season.

Horse gram is a pulse crop cultivated and consumed in India since ancient times. Horse gram is rich in protein very high powered, that’s why race horses are fed with this gram which is called horse gram in the market.

Let us know some interesting health benefits about Horse gram:

High in iron, Calcium, and protein,this is one of the richest sources of protein.

Low in fat and high in carbohydrate.

Low in lipid and sodium content and it’s slow digestible starch make ideal for diabetic and obesity patients.

Traditional medicinal texts describe its use for asthma,bronchitis,leucoderma,urinary discharge, kidney stones and heart diseases.

Eating plenty of horse gram can actually help in the management of obesity.

Method to prepare Rasam:

1.First roast slightly a fist full of horsegram for 3 minutes and boil it to a smooth dal.

2.Mash it, add a table spoon of tamarind extract and salt to taste.

3. Coarse grind, a teaspoon of pepper corns, half a teaspoon of cumin seeds, a dry red chilli and 3 garlic pods. Mix it to the dal liquid.

4. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil and season it with few mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.

5.Add the Rasam to it and allow it to froth boil.

6. Finally add some chopped coriander.

Do not allow it to boil for long time.

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Plantain Stem Chutney

All parts of Plantain tree is highly useful in our day to day life. Most of the parts are used as edible to consume for our healthy life. We have tasted it’s flower, fruit and raw Banana cooking now an easy recipe on its stem as healthy chutney. Yummy chutney with simple ingredients and less effort is the speciality of this recipe. This can be served with plain cooked rice, Dosa, and soft idlies.

Ingredients:

Plantain stem -100 gram

Green/red chillies- 2

Coconut – 2 tbsp

Salt- one pinch

Tamarind – a pinch

To Temper:

Oil-2 Tsp

Mustard- 1 seeds

Urad dal 2 Tsp

Asafoetida

Method:

Chop plantain stem into small pieces, steam cook or it can be sauteed in oil on seasoning.

Heat oil in a pan add the above-mentioned seasoning ingredients.

Once mustard splutters add chopped plantain stem, green chilli, curry leaves and saute well until soft cooked.

Finally add coconut, salt and tamarind, allow it to cool and grind to a smooth chutney.

Plantain stem chutney is ready to serve with rice or Appam.

Note: Plantain stem has already mild salt taste so better add salt and tamarind very little to taste.

Northangai/ Citron Pickle

Northangai/ Citron Pickle:

Northangai

Citron lime also known as rough lime or keffir lime is a member of the citrus family of fruits. It is native to India, Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and other South-east Asian countries. It is widely grown in Southern India and grows in any kind of soil whether sandy or loamy. It is known as Nartanga in Hindi, Nartangai in Tamil and Herelekai in Kannada.

Health Benefits

Citron lime is known to have certain medicinal properties. The botanical name Citrus Medica is indicative of its health benefits.

Citron and Blood Pressure

In South India, the juice is highly recommended for high blood pressure. Taken first thing in the morning with warm water, the juice can help lower high blood pressure. Citron lime contains potassium which also improves heart health. This juice with warm water is also a blood purifier, cleansing and purifying the liver.

Citron pickle:

Ingredients:

Citron lemon / Northangai- 250 (gram 2 lemon)

Crystal salt-100 gram

Method :

Peel skin, slightly naturally it has thick skin.

Remove seeds and cut into small cubes.

Place this in a glass bowl. Grind crystal salt to a fine powder.

Mix both the ingredients well and keep in the direct sunlight for 3 to 5 days, cover with a thin cloth, not a lid. Gradually it will ooze its juice.

Shake well every day to get soaked well in the juice.

this can be stored for a year period. Whenever we need, take a little from this and add chili powder and season it to enhance the flavor.

 

 

Beetroot Soup

Beetroot soup:

Beetroot soup
Beetroot soup

Ingredients:

Beetroot-1

Onion-1 small

Garlic or ginger few sliced

Tomato -1

Green chili-1

Toor Dal boiled -1 tbsp

Salt -1 Tsp

lemon juice few drops

Method to prepare:

Boil chopped Onion, beetroot, green chili, Tomato and Toor dal for a whistle or two.

Add two cups of water, salt and allow it to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Season it with Fennel seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves.

OR

Season with Bay leaf, cumin, pepper and a pinch of garam masala powder.

Finally, add few lemon drops and a tablespoon of coconut milk.

Beetroot soup
Beetroot soup:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/beets.html

Improve Heart Health

Beet fiber helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by increasing the level of HDL (good) cholesterol. Having a high level of triglycerides increases the risk for heart-related problems, so an increased HDL is a good line of defense against that. The presence of the nutrient betaine lowers the levels of homocysteine in the body which can also be harmful to the blood vessels. Thus, consumption of beetroot helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases in multiple ways, so conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke are less likely to develop. The fiber in beets also works to strip excess LDL cholesterol from the walls and helps to eliminate it from the body quickly.

Reduce Birth Defects

Beets are good for pregnant women since they are a source of B vitamin folate which helps in the development of infant’s spinal column. Deficiency of folate can lead to a variety of conditions called neural tube defects.

Prevent Certain Cancers

Studies have revealed that beets are good at preventing skin, lung, and colon cancer since they contain the pigment betacyanins, which counteracts cancerous cell growth. Nitrates used in meats as preservatives can stimulate the production of nitrosamine compounds in the body which can also result in cancer. Studies have now shown that beet juice inhibits the cell mutations caused by these compounds. Researchers in Hungary have also discovered that beet juice and its powdered form slows down tumor development. Adding a healthy amount of beets to your diet can keep your body cancer-free for a very long time.

Improve Liver Health

Betaines in beet juice stimulate the functions of the liver and keep it healthy.

Prevent Respiratory Problems

Beetroot is a source of vitamin C that helps to prevent asthma symptoms. The natural beta-carotene in beetroot also helps to prevent lung cancer. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system in a number of ways. Besides acting as an antioxidant itself and defending against the effects of free radicals in the body, it also stimulates the activity of white blood cells, which are the body’s main line of defense against foreign bodies, as well as viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan toxins that can result in a multitude of infections and illnesses.

Prevent Cataracts

The presence of beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A, helps to prevent age-related blindness called cataracts as well as a reduction in macular degeneration that commonly occurs as we get older. Vitamin A is considered a powerful antioxidant substance that is involved in many essential activities of the body.

Capillary Fragility

The flavonoids and vitamin C in beets help to support the structure of capillaries.

Prevent Certain Cancers

Studies have revealed that beets are good at preventing skin, lung, and colon cancer since they contain the pigment betacyanins, which counteracts cancerous cell growth. Nitrates used in meats as preservatives can stimulate the production of nitrosamine compounds in the body which can also result in cancer. Studies have now shown that beet juice inhibits the cell mutations caused by these compounds. Researchers in Hungary have also discovered that beet juice and its powdered form slows down tumor development. Adding a healthy amount of beets to your diet can keep your body cancer-free for a very long time.

Improve Liver Health

Betaines in beet juice stimulate the functions of the liver and keep it healthy.

Prevent Respiratory Problems

Beetroot is a source of vitamin C that helps to prevent asthma symptoms. The natural beta-carotene in beetroot also helps to prevent lung cancer. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system in a number of ways. Besides acting as an antioxidant itself and defending against the effects of free radicals in the body, it also stimulates the activity of white blood cells, which are the body’s main line of defense against foreign bodies, as well as viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan toxins that can result in a multitude of infections and illnesses.

Prevent Cataracts

The presence of beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A, helps to prevent age-related blindness called cataracts as well as a reduction in macular degeneration that commonly occurs as we get older. Vitamin A is considered a powerful antioxidant substance that is involved in many essential activities of the body.

Spring Onion Omlete

Spring Onion Omelet:

Egg recipes are very simple and hardly takes any time to prepare, innovative cooking is encouraged nowadays to enjoy the home meal. we have very limited choices to go with spring onion. Let us explore more interesting recipe on it.

Some benefits of spring Onion published in Times of India,

Spring onions add great nutritive and taste value to a dish and can be used in different ways.
Spring onions were grown in Chinese gardens 5000 years ago! Do you know the onion bulb was worshipped as the symbol of the universe by ancient Egyptians? Nutritionally, green onions have a combination of the benefits of onions and greens. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and a very good source of vitamin A too.
Spring onions can be added to dal and make it a much tastier dish. Similarly, you can add it to vegetables like cauliflower and potatoes and it will make an excellent dish. Mushrooms go very well with spring onions and interestingly spring onions can be added to soy nuggets while making a Chinese dish. Spring onions are used in salads as the flavor tends to be milder than other onions. It is used widely in oriental food both as an ingredient and as a garnish.
Spring onion is a nutritious plant, and therefore it provides a host of health benefits to us. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals which aids in curing the various ailments. It is seen to have helped in reducing the harmful impacts of various diseases.
Some of the health benefits of spring onions are as follows:
– Spring onion lowers the blood sugar level.
– It is a support against gastrointestinal problems.
– It is often used as a medicine for common cold.
– It is used as an appetizer as it helps digestion.
– It speeds up the level of blood circulation in the body.

 

Spring Onion Omelet
Spring Onion Omelet

 

Now time to enjoy the  quick recipe

Spring Onion -3 twigs, finely chopped

Egg- 2

Green chili 2, finely chopped

Pepper powder-1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder- a pinch

Milk- 1tsp

Salt- 1/2 tsp

Grated cheese- 1 tbsp optional

Method to prepare:

Take a bowl, add egg and beat with the fork to froth forming consistency.

Add chopped spring onion, green chili, pepper powder, salt and turmeric powder, mix again gently.

Heat the pan, sprinkle some oil and pour a ladle full of the beaten Egg mixture. Sprinkle cheese on it.

Spring Onion Omelet
Spring Onion Omelet

Turn omelet and cook the other side until golden yellow.

Delicious Spring onion omelet is ready to serve.