Senai Katlau

Senai Kilangu Katlau (elephant foot yam): 

It has been proved that elephant foot yam has many medical benefits as its root is highly stomachic, restorative, carminative and tonic.

# The cooling effect of yam can be a cure for Hypertension.
# Yam is dried and often used as a treatment for piles and dysentery..
# Yam helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. So it can be used as slimming food because it lowers cholesterol levels and promotes weight loss and also has a high concentration of key minerals.
# Yam can even act as an anticoagulant.
# Elephant foot yam can be safely consumed by diabetic people.
# Elephant foot yam helps to maintain the hormonal balance by increasing the estrogen level in women. It can relieve women from pre-menstrual syndrome as well.
# Hemorrhoids patients are also prescribed to have elephant yam.
# Powerful antioxidant Vitamin C is present which delays ageing.
# It is also provided as a medicine for treatment to patients suffering from acute rheumatism.
# Irregular bowel movements and constipation can also be cured by consuming yam.
# Yam reduces muscle spasms.

However, it should be borne in mind that elephant yam is a cooling food. Hence patients suffering from a cold, sinus infection or asthma should avoid its intake

Ingredients to prepare:

steam cook below-mentioned

Ingredient-1

Elephant foot yam-1/2 kg

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Tamarind extract-2 tbsp

Ingredients:2

Onion-1

ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Masala powder-2 tsp

Salt -1/2 tsp

Tomato -1

Curry leaves

Ingredients-3

Oil-3 tbsp

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Peel skin, cut into square slices, mix with

1.Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp, Salt-1/2 tsp, Tamarind extract-2 tbsp.

2. Steam cook above marinated senai kizhangu for 5 minutes. or add some water and cook for a whistle in a pressure cooker. (drain excess water)

3. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a wide pan, add fennel seeds, then sliced onion. Once the onion gets translucent add partially cooked yam and roast to golden brown on medium flame. (Yam should turn golden yellow to get the roasted outer layer and soft inner part)

4. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped tomato and salt cook until tomato leaves its skin.

5. Add masala powder sprinkle some water and cook for 3 more minutes in low flame.

6. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with plain cooked rice, sambar or Rasam

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Chilli Egg

Chilli Egg:

Especially for Egg lovers, Whatever we make with egg will be awesome to say, However, we like to try different recipes to enjoy the taste of egg and moreover to reduce the smell and enhance the taste.  A quick recipe with few steps to follow and fill your appetite. Egg wonder 🙂

Ingredients:

Egg Boiled -2

Red chilli powder -1 tsp or paste

Salt- 2 pinches

Corn flour-1 tsp

Turmeric powder- 2 pinches

Pepper powder -1/8 tsp

Method:

1. Take 1/4 cup of water, add chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and Pepper powder a teaspoon of cornflour mix well.

2. Heat oil spread pan, add half of this mixture and place half cut boiled egg on it let it get roasted in medium flame for 2 minutes.

3, Turn the other side and pour rest of the mixture on it, toast both the sides until it gets roasted smear some oil around.

4. Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies finger saute

Ladies finger saute
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Ladies finger Saute:

What can be made with ladies finger in minimal effort to reduce its gluey nature?

This dish will really make you feel the good taste of Ladies finger, with fewer ingredients, and less effort to cook. Wonderful combination with Roti and plain cooked rice. Without any changes to its original colour.

Ingredients:

Ladies finger-250 gms

Shallots-1/2 cup

Tomato small-1

Salt-1 tsp

Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Green chilli-1

Buttermilk (to reduce its gluey content)

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Method:

  1. Clean and cut Ladies finger to 1/2 inch size, Peel and cut Shallots and tomato.
  2. Heat thick bottom pan with one tablespoon of oil, season it with the above-mentioned ingredients.
  3. Add onion shallots saute for a while, add cut vegetable+curry leaves and cook in a medium flame for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Finally add tomato, salt and chilli powder mix well. When it losses it’s gluey add buttermilk and cook for 5 more minutes. Simmer the flame and cook until gets soft. (water can be sprinkled little if necessary, Non-stick pan does not need water)
  5. Serve with the desired main dish.
Ladies finger saute
Ladies finger sauteLadies finger saute

Wheat Ragi Mini Bread

Wheat+Ragi Mini Bread:

Rich in Iron, Calcium, fibre and gluten-free. It’s packed with calcium, good carbs, amino acids and Vitamin D. Easy to prepare, healthy to have as breakfast. Tomato chutney and the combination of coconut chutney will enhance the taste to enjoy the breakfast, simply awesome with powdered sugar cane jaggery. (Nattu chakarai)

A whole grain is one which contains all three parts of the kernel – the bran, germ and endosperm while refined grains are processed to retain only the endosperm. This makes whole grains healthier as they contain the fibre-dense bran and along with other essential nutrients that are not lost due to processing.

Wheat Ragi roti
Wheat Ragi roti

INGREDIENTS:

Wheat flour -1 cup

Ragi flour-1 cup

Rice flour-1/4 cup

Buttermilk 1/4 cup

Water-2 cups

Salt-1 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp crushed

Onion-1

Green Chilli-1

Curry leaves+ coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Chop onion, green chilli, Curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  2. Add above mention flour items in a wide bowl add buttermilk and water mix well without any lumps.
  3. Add chopped veggies, salt and crushed cumin.
  4. let it sit for 5 minutes, Heat mini uthappam pan, pour on it and cook both the sides, sprinkle some oil or butter while making.
    Wheat Ragi roti
    Wheat Ragi roti

    Serve hot with the desired combination as mentioned above.

Chettinad White Kurma

Cauliflower White Kurma:

Creamy and yummy  Chettinad white kurma is an interesting recipe to serve with Roti, Poori, and Naan, this can be served as a good combination with Cashew or Ghee rice or plain white Idiyappam as party highlighting dish which grabs the curiosity of the audience to taste.

Ingredients: 1

Cauliflower florets- 250 gm blanched

Carrot -1 chopped

Onion-1 chopped

Tomato -1 chopped

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp

Coconut milk- 1/2 cup or yogurt-1/2 cup

Coriander leaves for garnishing

To season- Ingredient-2:

Oil-1 tbsp

Bay leaves

Black pepper

Fennel seeds

Curry leaves

To grind- Ingredient-3:

Coconut grated 1/2

Fennel seeds

Cumin seeds

Green chili-3

Black pepper -7

Roasted channa -1 tsp

Cashew-3

Badam -5

Grind altogether to a fine paste.

Method:

Heat pan with oil season it with the above-mentioned ingredient-2.

Add chopped onion saute till translucent, add ginger garlic paste and garam masala powder.

Add veggies, tomato and salt saute for few minutes until tomato leaves its skin.

Pour water into the sauteed ingredients- 2 cups of water and coconut milk or yogurt, close and cook till the vegetables turn soft.

Finally, add the ground masala paste and cook for few more minutes. Aromatic and flavourful white Kuruma is ready to serve with chopped coriander leaves garnished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Rava Upma

Rice Rava Upma:

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Every time everywhere, Once you hear the name “Upma” we can notice some dislike reactions, This recipe will make you ask for more and more to fill your stomach saying tasty, try once to feel the real taste of Chettinad Rice Rava  Upma. Rice granules with broken toor dal, pepper and cumin give the real taste of Upma, easy to prepare with this traditionally prepared instant mix.

Of course, making Upma is the easiest one. but this rice rava upma needs some additional work to soak and grind rice, season with many ingredients to make the delicious dish. Chettinad instant rice rava makes the words true, Upma is the easiest recipe to prepare with less effort.

Rice Upma Rava

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Rice rava

Ingredients:

Rice Upma Rava- 1 cup(serves 2 to 3 person)

Onion-1 big chopped

Green chilli 2 chopped

Curry leaves

Ginger-1/2 tsp chopped

Grated coconut-1 tbsp

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For Seasoning:

Oil/Ghee-1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad 1/2 tsp

Method:

Heat wide pan, season with the above ingredients, add chopped onion, green chili, and ginger saute for a while.

Add rava , roast with the seasoned ingredients for 1/2 minute add 2 cups of water  and salt pressure cook for 2 whistle.

Finally mix with the teaspoon of ghee and grated coconut thats it so easy. Serve with sambar.