Soya Nuggets Fry/Masala

Soya Chili Fry/Masala toss:

We are going to see two in one recipe here to make our family members double happy, simple efforts to feel the real happiness on serving this dish.

First, let us know the health benefits of Soya Nuggets little information on what we are in to…

Link given below to know more in detail

Soya chunks are known for its various health benefits:

  • It is known for high protein content- its exceeds than eggs, meat, milk.
  • It is known to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in menopausal women and also ease other symptoms as it’s a good source of isoflavones.
  • Since it’s a good source of omega- 3 fatty acids and fiber, it can benefit in lowering down cholesterol levels in a body.
  • It enhances bone health and digestibility.
  • It’s a good source of minerals namely- manganese, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
  • Due to good fiber content, it helps you keep a close check on your body weight and fight diabetes.
  • Its high content of magnesium has shown results in fighting insomnia.
  • It’s also a good source of vitamin b, vitamin-K, riboflavin, and folate.
  • https://www.parashospitals.com/blogs/health-benefits-of-soya-nuggets-are-soya-beans-better-or-nuggets-how-often-can-one-use-nuggets-in-their-diet/
  • However, we like to make a tasty recipe to satisfy our taste buds here is one such yummy recipe as a snack or condiment. Two recipes are shared here with a mild punch

Soya Nugget Fry to entertain your children:

Ingredients:

Soya nuggets -1 cup (normal size or Mini here I have used both)

Chili powder-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste 1 heap tsp

Rice flour-1 tsp

Corn flour-1 tsp

Lemon juice-1 tsp

Oil- to fry 100 ml

Method:

Boil water 1/2 liter add to the soy nuggets and soak for 15 minutes.

Squeeze water completely from soya nuggets.

In a wide bowl add soaked Nuggets and other ingredients mentioned above, let it set for more 15 minutes

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Heat oil and shallow fry the marinated nuggets batch by batch.

Fry some Curry leaves twigs and sprinkle to add more aroma to the prepared dish

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Twist with mild Masala Toss:

Ingredients:

Chili fried above prepared required measurement to try.

Chop Onion-1

Tomato-1

Garam masala-1/4 tsp

Salt if required for masala ,we have already added in chili fry.

Oil-1 tsp

Heat pan with oil season it with fennal seeds saunf.

Add choped onion and fry golden yellow.

Add chopped Tomato saute for a while till it leaves skin.

Now, add garam masala powder, chili or pepper and sprinkle some water to get cooked.

Finally, add fried soya chunks and cook 3 minutes in medium flame mix well and serve.

Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.

Beet Green Thuvattal

Try to utilize the values, stop throwing the away your Beet greens!!!

Beet greens are packed with high amounts of vitamins and nutrients, including iron, protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fiber. They also are extremely low in calories, fat, and cholesterol. help lower blood pressure. 

Beet greens also help fight inflammation, improve digestive health, support brain health, and contain anti-cancer properties. Beets are ranked as a superfood for several obvious reasons. Their bulbs and leaves alike possess healthy properties to help keep you in great physical and mental shape.

Beetgreen Thuvattal:

Ingredients:

Beet green a bunch clean and wash thoroughly.

Onion-1

Green chilli-2

Boiled thoor dal-2 tbsp

Coconut grated-1 tbsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

To Season:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin- one pinch

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Method:

Peel and cut onion,Green chili.

Heat pan with oil and add “To season items” let it splutter.

Add chopped onion and green chili saute for a while and add greens saute for 3 minutes sprinkle some water close and cook soft.

Now add boiled dal and coconut saute for 3 more minutes to get fried in medium flame.

Delicious Beet green Thuvattal is ready to serve.

Suggestion:

Can be served with Rice condiments, stuffed to pack rotis and rolled Dosa.

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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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

Nendran Golden Fry

Nendran Golden Fry:

Raw Banana Nendran sauteed with some mild spices to make a wonderful side dish for your main meal, plain cooked rice, dal and rasam with this fry will be amazing taste. Easy to cook healthy to eat.

The Nendran Banana variety has a wonderful-unique taste and texture and can be used in many different ways, apart from steaming and making chips.

Ingredients:

Raw Banana Nendran-1

Onion -1

Tomato 1 optional ( tomato paste is also fine )

Salt-1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Garlic 3 pods(crushed)

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Oil- 2 tbs

Feeshgound pepper -1/4 tspo

Method:

Slice banana to a medium thick slices.

Heat pan with oil, add few fennel seeds.

Add crushed garlic to the oil, now add long chopped onion to it, saute well until translucent.

Add sliced banana and curry leaves, sprinkle some salt, turmeric and chilli powder.

Smear some water or roast in medium low flame. (1/4 cup water if needs) and cook till it gets roasted. Sprinkle fresh ground pepper granules. Golden banana saute is ready to serve in few minutes of effort.

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.

Ivy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval

Ivy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval:

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,

https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/ivy-gourd/

Ivy gourd, with its nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants help in strengthening the nervous system. Ivy gourd help in dealing with numerous nervous related problems

Ingredients:

Ivy gourd-500 gram serves 4 people

To grind:

Chili powder-1 tsp

Salt- 3/4 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Garlic-5 pods

Tomato- 1 small

Cumin-1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Method:

1.Clean and cut Ivy gourd to thin lengthwise slices.

2.Grind all the above ‘To grind ingredients” to a smooth paste.

3.Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, fry kovakkai for 3 minutes.

4.Add ground masala paste to it mix well, sprinkle half cup water, close and cook for 5 minutes till it becomes soft.

5. Fry until the water evaporates.

Aromatic kovakkai varuval is ready to serve.

IIvy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval
IIvy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval

 

 

Mixed Vegetable Masala (Perattal)

Mixed Vegetable Masala:

To read recipe in Tamil click link below

http://wp.me/p6uzdK-fJ

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

Koottu, Poriyal, Avial, Perattal (Masal, Thovattal, Kola, Mandi, Pachadi. To match with the below ,

Puli kuzhambu, Vathal Kuzhambu, Getti kyzhambu Thanni Kuzhambu, Sambar, Rasam, Soup.

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 vegetable Perattal
Mixed vegetable Perattal

Ingredients:

Mixed Vegetables as you wish -500 gram

Carrot, Beans, Beetroot, Capsicum, Potato, Green peas, and cauliflower.

Soya (Meal maker) optional

Onion-1 big

Tomato- 1 big

Masala powder-1 teaspoon

Chilli powder-2 teaspoon

Salt-1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste

To Temper:

Oil-1 tbsp

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, fennel seeds to a smooth paste and mix with the vegetables while cooking. This helps to increase the quantity, aroma, and flavor.

Ladies finger fry/ Vendakkai Varuval

Ladies finger fry:

Ladies finger fry is a wonderful combination with plain cooked rice and sambar. Neither gluey nor sticky, an unbelievable taste which really satisfies your meal.

Mainly children used to avoid this nutritious vegetable because of its gluey nature, even though we have many tips and tricks to reduce its nature we couldn’t satisfy, is accepted. This recipe will be up to your satisfaction.

Ladies finger fry/ Vendakkai Varuval
Ladies finger fry/ Vendakkai Varuval

Ingredients-1:

Ladies finger-500 gram

Onion-1 big

Tomato -1 medium size

Chili powder-1/2 tsp

Sugar-1/4 tsp (optional, this enriches the taste of the dish and glassy appearance)

Garlic cloves-3, peeled and crushed

Oil -75 ml (shallow fry)

Ingredient-2

Salt

Turmeric powder

Yoghurt-2 tbsp

Method to prepare:

Wash and cut Ladies finger to 1 1/2 inch pieces, take a mixing bowl and add Ingredient-2 along with these pieces.Mix well, set aside.

Peel and cut onion lengthwise, tomato into small pieces and make garlic cloves crushed.

Heat oil in a wide pan shallow fry prepared ladies finger to golden yellow.

 

Fry little by little to have an even fried vegetable.

Drain oil, collect it in a paper towel.

Heat another pan with a tablespoon of oil, season it with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Add crushed garlic to golden fry, now add onion saute for a while till golden brown.

Time to add tomato, salt, sugar and chili powder, saute till tomato leaves its skin.

Finally, add fried ladies finger stir on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Delicious Ladies finger fry is ready to serve.

 

 

 

 

Drumstick Perattal

Drumstick (Murungakaai)Peratal:

We are really gifted with this wonderful iron rich vegetable, we can find abundant of drumstick in the markets during this season. Consuming seasonal vegetables is a clever idea to maintain our health. The tree full of green, long drumstick is an eye catching view in this season.

Normal we have some hesitation to have Drumstick in our lunch box, because of its hard skin, children also will not know how to eat carefully.

In this yummy dish we boil and remove the skin, we are using the pulp present inside the drumstick which will be tastier.

Delicious Drumstick perattal can be served with plain cooked rice and ghee, side dish for roti and can be used as stuffing in Masala dosa.

Know some health benefits of Drumstick, before you consume,

  • It is a rich source of highly digestive proteins, calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and carotenoids.
  • Drumstick soup helps to control any kind of chest congestion, coughs and sore throats.
  • Juice extracted from drum stick leaves, when mixed with milk and offered to children will greatly help to strengthen their bones as it is said to be a great source of Calcium.
  • Drumstick leaves juice gives a good glow to your skin and face also drumstick is said to be a great blood purifier.
  • Drumstick leaves are used to treat many problems such as the wheezing of asthma, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
  • Soup made with drumstick leaves and flowers are highly beneficial in preventing infections such as throat, chest and skin.
  • Drumstick-leaf juice is also very beneficial for pregnant women as it can help them to overcome sluggishness of the uterus, ease delivery, and reduce post-delivery complications.
  • Inhaling steam of water in which drumsticks have been boiled helps to control asthma and other lung problems.
  • Because of the high calcium, iron, and vitamins, drumstick leaves can be used as a wonderful tonic for infants, growing kids and teens to promote strong and healthy bones.
  • Pregnant women should often eat drumsticks as it helps to ease any kind of pre and post-delivery complication.

Drumstick Perattal
Drumstick Perattal

Ingredients

Drumstick-5 to 7

Onion(shallots)-1/2 cup 10 to 15

Garlic cloves-4 chopped

Tomato- 1 small

Curry leaves

Salt-1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1/4 tsp

Pepper -1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder a pinch

To Temper:

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds few

Assafoetida

Method to prepare:

Clean and cut Drumstick into long pieces, boil until soft for 3 whistles approximately.

When the boiled drumstick comes to the normal temperature, open peel by holding one end of the boiled piece with a fork and take gently the soft pulp with the spoon.Collect the pulp and keep ready for perattal.

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Heat oil season it with the above-mentioned ingredients.

Add, chopped onion and garlic saute until golden brown.

Add chopped curry leaves, tomato, turmeric powder, salt, and chilli powder saute till the tomato leaves its skin. (Gram masala also can be added if preferred)

Add the drumstick pulp finally and saute for 3 minutes in a medium flame.

Delicious Drumstick perattal is ready to serve with plain cooked rice and ghee, roti and can be used for Masala dosa stuffing.

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