Inviting taste of this Ivy gourd Varuval is a good companion with plain cooked rice and sambar or stuff in the roti, roll and serve. Simple recipe with fewer ingredients, really you will enjoy the unique taste of this garlic flavored varuval. Many of us do not know the health benefits of Ivy gourd learn more from,
Roasted Eggs hardly takes no time to prepare. Makes your cooking more simple and worth by its appearance which relishes your meal.
Most of us used to dispose of the yolk, But should you eat egg yolks? The short answer is: Yes!
The yellow stuff in eggs contains many important vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your health. Egg yolks contain nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for your eyes. They also contain choline, which is good for your brain and nerves.If you only care about protein, egg whites are a great food. You can buy them pre-cracked and pasteurized in cartons at your grocery store for easy cooking. Some people even add them raw to smoothies. The white generally contains 4 to 4.5 g of protein and only around 17 calories, making it an excellent part of a healthy diet. Eating egg whites in combination with egg yolks makes the whole egg a nutritional powerhouse.
What can be made special for this festival/Tea time snack?
Varieties of Savouries and sweet recipes are found on browsing,
Which will be more easy to prepare with minimum time, less effort and delicious lip smacking snack?
Here is an idea of your choice, Butter Murukku in only four steps of effort. Mix all the ingredients, stuff the dough in the press of your desired shape. Fry it in the hot oil, your favorite snack is ready in few minutes of effort. Enjoy this with your family.
Ingredients to prepare:
Rice flour-1 cup (150 gram)
Gram flour – 1 1/2 table spoon
Fried channa dal flour-1 1/2 table spoon (grind roasted channa dal in a mixer)
Butter-1 table spoon
Chilli powder 1/2 Tsp
Oil 150 ml to fry
1.Take a perfect measurement of all the above-given ingredients to a flat bowl, mix well.
2.Add water gradually and mix it to a thick dough.
3.Fill in the Murukku press with the dough, make it into the desired shape of murukku (3 or 4) on the plate. I have used the star shaped plate.
4.Heat oil in a thick bottom pan, once the oil gets heated, drop the Murukku gently into the hot oil and fry till golden yellow or until the sizzling sound reduces.
Rasam which makes our meal more special in many ways by its digestive property, aroma, and flavor. We have plenty of interesting recipes to prepare Rasam. It is a fluid in consistency basically prepared with Tamarind extract and Indian pepper. Aromatic substances like Lemon, Pineapple, Rose water and Goose berry can be added. Here we make rasam with the healthy seed.
Why do we prefer with Coriander seeds?
Coriander seeds Prevents Menstrual Irregularities
Keeps a Check on Cholesterol,
Facilitates Hair Growth,
Helps Tackle Diabetes
Prevents Menstrual Irregularities
and the seeds contain linoleic acid that also has pain relieving properties to diminish irritation.
Coriander seeds as Malli in Tamil.
Malli Rasam: Fresh ground Rasam mix is the key secret to enhance the taste of Rasam.
Ingredients: To Coarse grind
Malli Rasam: Fresh ground Rasam mix is the key secret to enhance the taste of Rasam.
Malli Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
Pepper corns-1 Tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Garlic 3 cloves
Turmeric powder-1/4 Tsp
Tamarind extract-1 tbsp
Tomato-Water 3 cups
Mustard seeds-1/2 Tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 Tsp
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves to garnish.
Coarse grind Ingredient-1
Take a bowl, add water, Ingredient- 2 and mix well.
Add coarse grind mixture to the rasam.
Heat pan with oil and season it with the above mentioned To Temper ingredients.
Add chopped tomatoes and saute well till it leaves its skin.
Gradually add the rasam and allow it to boil.(Do not boil more than a minute, taste and smell may vary)
Switch off the flame and garnish with Coriander leaves.
Aromatic healthy Corainder rasam is ready to serve.
This can be taken as soup to drink or with plain cooked rice.
We cook vegetables in the different combination of a meal as mild and spicy to satisfy our taste buds and balance the health benefits according to our weather conditions. Koottu, Poriyal, Avial, Perattal, Mandi, Pachadi. Puli
The mixed vegetable is a delicious and nutritious dish to go with Roti or plain cooked rice with the combination of rasam or sambar.
Mixed Vegetables as you wish -500 gram
Carrot, Beans, Beetroot, Capsicum, Potato, Green peas, and cauliflower.
Soya (Meal maker) optional
Tomato- 1 big
Masala powder-1 teaspoon
Chilli powder-2 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Method to Prepare:
Clean and cut all the vegetables in equal size(to the size of peas)
Heat oil in a thick bottom pan, season with fennel and cumin seeds.
Add Onion and saute for 2 minutes, add ginger garlic paste and stir for a while.
Add cut potatoes and beetroot saute for more 2 minutes.
Now add all other vegetables and Tomatoes, saute for 2 more minutes.
Add masala powder, salt, and chili powder, mix well.
Add a half cup of water and close cook for 5 minutes in a medium flame.
Allow it to cook soft. Now mixed vegetable is ready to serve with rice or roti.
According to your preference, you can add little coconut milk or grind 2 table spoon of coconut and cumin seeds to a smooth paste and mix with the vegetables while cooking. This helps to increase the quantity, aroma, and flavor.
Varieties of 9 wonderful and easy Vinayagar Chathurthi Neivedhyam recipe links are provided below, click blue link for more detailed recipes.
Name of this dish based on the flower Erukkam poo in Tamil, commonly known as Crown flower loved by Lord Ganesha. Kozhukkattai as eivedhyam, prepared in the shape of Erukkam poo, his desired flower. Tastes great with both sweet and spicy fillings.
Vinayagar Chadhurthi, with the unique recipe prepared in Pillayar Patti – Modhagam. We believe that Lord Ganesha likes Modhagam, so we call him as Modhagappiriyar in Tamil, means who loves Modhagam. This is the reason behind we prepare various types of Kozhukkattai and show our devotion towards Ganesha. This the unique type of Modhagam prepared in Pillayar Patti during this Chathurthi. Freshly prepared with soaked raw rice and moong dal.
Kozhukattai is nothing but a rice dumpling, made by steaming freshly ground rice into balls, it can be made as both sweet and salt version. As we know any steamed food is extremely good for health. Here is the salt version.This will be soft and tasty with Kanagambara chutney.
Healthiest Innovation in our traditional recipe. Kozhukkattai is traditionally made with rice flour as base and filling prepared in various combinations, including spicy and sweet. Here, I thought to prepare something healthier to consume and without any artificial sweet or sweets like sugar and jaggery. Dates are naturally sweet in taste and the crunchy nuts added are very healthy. This wonderful combination of nuts and dates, filled in rice pod is heavenly in taste. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi, recipe from Chettinad cookbook.
Red rice is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has the higher nutritional value of rice eaten with the germ intact.
Kozhukkattai made out of healthy red rice will be soft and melts in our mouth.We call it as, “Pidi” Kozhukkattai because we catch to hold the mixture to get its shape. Delicious red rice kozhukkattai can be served with Red chilli or Tomato chutney.
Glad to note that we have achieved 350 posts in our blog – http://www.chettinadcookbook.org . To celebrate both Ganesh Chaturthi and our achievement we have a treat with the unique recipe Rava Kozhukkattai. easy to prepare in few minutes of effort. Rava has the quality of easiest and fast cooking ingredient in all to choose. Rice can be replaced by Rava to make Kozhukkattai.
This can be made with Rice flour, Wheat flour, Ragi flour etc. Here I preferred to do with Ragi flour because of its high nutritional value, the same recipe can be followed for all type of flour, cooking time may vary.
Soft and Creamy kozhukkattai made out of red rice :
Can be cooked in boiling water and season it with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
Sivaparisi/Red rice flour makes this sweet pal kozhukkattai more delicious.Normally pal kozhukkattai is prepared with white rice flour, mini balls cooked in milk and added jaggery or sugar,here we use red rice flour for its health benefits and natural sweetness present in the rice enhances the taste.This also equally delectable and soft.
Elai adai is kerala special dish. It has wonderful aroma cooked in banana leaves, this is steam cooked variety. Healthy, soft and delicious sweet liked by all. This sweet is specially made during vinayagar chathurthi as prasadham to lord Ganesha.Fillings can be sweet or spicy according to your preference.
Banana leaves are also excellent for cook, as it allows the steam to penetrate the food inside or on top of it. You can use banana leaf to line a steamer, or to wrap your food and then steam it.