Avarakkai / Flat Beans stir fry

Avarakkai / Broad Beans stir fry :

Avarakkai stir fry mild and tasty vegetable, easy to prepare and healthy to feed. Broad beans which contain wonderful and amazing health benefits.It has the nutritional facts present in edible gold flake, my mother used to say “Thanga sathu” present in Avarakkai.

Broad beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fiber. This may be a winning combination for weight loss.

Most beans, including broad beans, are good sources of iron.

It’s so essential for the growth and development of new cells that it helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord when taken before and during early pregnancy.

These beans to a provide a boost of protein, fiber, potassium and energy-providing B vitamins.

Avarakkai /Flat Beans stir fry
Avarakkai / broad Beans stir fry

Ingredients:

Broad beans-200 gms serves 3  people

Onion-1 chopped

green chillies-2 nps

Salt-1/2 tsp

Masala powder-1/2 tsp

Coconut-2 tsp grated

To temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Curry leaves

Method:

Wash and cut broad beans to thin pieces, chop Onion and green chilies.

Heat pan with oil and add “To temper” ingredients.

Add chopped onion, green chilies, and curry leaves, saute for 1 minute.

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Add cut beans saute till it shrinks slightly, approximately 1 minute.

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Sprinkle 1/4 cup of water, add salt and masala powder, close and cook for 5 minutes or until the beans become soft cooked.

Add grated coconut and stir-fry for a minute and serve with cooked rice and sambar.

 

 

 

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Carrot Thovattal/Stir fry

Carrot Thovattal/Stir fry:

Carrot Thovattal is a power food which brings you load of power to your health and beauty.Done just in few minutes with less effort and with out any loss of nutritious present in it,grated Coconut added to  intensify the taste of Carrot Thovattal.Even half cooked Moong dal can be added in this to give some protein to the health.

Carrot Thovattal is a tasty vegetable combination with Plain cooked Rice and with any Sambar, or make stuff inside Chappathi and roll it,this can be spread on dosa to make it colourful and healthy.

 

Carrot Stir fry
Carrot Stir fry

Interesting information about Colourful Carrots:

We know that wonderful food supplement for vitamin A pills is this colourful Carrots,with this orange crunchy vegetable you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin.

It Improves vision,Slows down ageing ,Promotes healthier skin,Helps prevent infection,Cleanses the body promotes healthier skin.

Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask.

Carrots helps in Cancer prevention, and anti-ageing,heart disease,Protects teeth and gums,Prevents even stroke and many more benefits can be acquired from eating Carrots.

Cooking the carrots, or pureeing or juicing them increases the availability of carotenes by 600 percent.Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes.There are over 100 species of carrots.

Ingredients:

Carrot-1/4 kg serves-3 person

Onion-1

Curry leaves-2 twigs

Salt-1/2 tsp

Sambar masala powder-1/2 tsp

Green chillies-2 nos

Grated Coconut-1 tbsp

To temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Cumin-1/4 tsp optional

Preparation:

Grate Carrots in medium thin scrapper.

Heat pan with oil season it, with the above mentioned Ingredients.

Add Cut Onion,Green chillies and Curry leaves,saute well until onion gets transparent.

Add grated Carrot stir well ,add Salt and Masala powder, cook in low flame, no need to sprinkle water.

Stir well until carrot gets cooked soft,now add grated coconut stir for 1 more minute and switch off the flame.

Serve with rice or stuff inside Chappathi and roll it,this can be spread on dosa to make it colourful and healthy.

 

 

Palakka/Raw jack fruit Podimas

Palakka/Raw jack fruit Podimas:

In Tamil Nadu we have three main fruits we say  it as,Ma(Mango),Pala(Jack fruit).Vazhai(Banana). Raw varieties of these three fruit are used in cooking.It is perfectly made to blend with wonderful spices as result with delicious curry in their meals.Unripe Jackfruit or Baby Jack fruit is used mainly for curry type dishes in India and South east Asia,we get plenty of this vegetable during summer season .It is also famous in Chettinad region and variety of dishes are made out of Raw Jack fruit,like Poriyal,Podimas,Perattal,Sothi,Kuruma ,Koottu and even in kootukkai Kuzhambu made during Pongal festival.

Raw jack fruit is really great in taste,but patients needed to cut this raw jack fruit.I love this Raw jackfruit recipes,but we could not find this here that Made me to take images from google.My mothers recipe which I used to enjoy always,on request of my followers posted here to enjoy recipe.

Palakkai podimas
Palakkai podimas

Health benefits of Baby jack fruit:

A cup of raw jackfruit contains approximately 155 calories where only 4 calories come from its fat content.
Jackfruit is low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fats.
It is a rich source of vitamins A, C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, and folate.
It also contains important minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, copper, zinc, manganese, and selenium.
It is a rich source of dietary fiber and provides almost 11% of the daily fiber requirement.
It does not contain any sugar, which makes it a good fruit for health conscious individuals.
The nutrients found in jackfruit have powerful anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-ulcerative, and anti-hypersensitivity properties that are valuable in the treatment of a number of diseases.
Chinese medicine uses jackfruit as a treatment for fighting the effects of alcohol in the body.
Apart from being a tasty fruit, there are various health benefits of jackfruit.

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Procedure to cut Raw Jack fruit:

1.First oil your hands and a sharp knife so the latex won’t stick. Carve off the rind, then slice and cut to the size you want.

2.Cut palakkai into 2 halves Place it on a paper for few minutes all milky liquid will drain out.

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3.Apply few drops of oil on hand and knife.

4.First cut into small rounds then peel skin .

5.Cut in to one inch lengthwise pieces or desired shapes put in the water mixed with one teaspoon of buttermilk to avoid discolouration.

Ingredients:

Jack fruit-1 small

Onion-1 big

Green chillies-2 to 3

Ginger grated-2 tsp

Curry leaves-2 twigs

Salt-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Grated Coconut-3 tsp(1 tbsp)

Pepper powder-1/4 tsp

To temper:

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Peel and Cut Jack fruit and onion, make a slit on green chillies.

In a pressure cooker add  2 cups of water salt and turmeric powder allow it to boil, now add cut raw Jack fruit to it, close and cook for a whistle.

When the steam releases drain water completely, heat a wok with 2 tsp of oil season it with Mustard seeds and Urad dal .

Add chopped onion, green chillies, curry leaves and  chopped ginger saute for a minute till it turns golden yellow, now add cooked Palakkai and stir it well.

Cook in low flame for 3 minutes to 5 by gently stirring it.

Add grated coconut and  pepper powder,transfer to serving dish.

Serve with cooked rice and sambar or any Puli kuzhambu.

Palakkai podimas
Palakkai podimas

 

 

Baby Potato spicy fry

 

Baby Potato spicy fry:

Lovely recipes can be made with baby potatoes,easy to prepare more over,whatever you sprinkle and toss with baby potatoes,will result in good taste for your desire.No restrictions and procedure are needed to follow,but in some point we can notice the difference.Freshly crushed pepper and lemon juice or yoghurt added in it,absorbed by potatoes enhances the taste of spicy and sour to feel wow!!!!!!!awesome.

Baby Potato spicy toss
Baby Potato spicy toss

Ingredients:

Baby Potato-1/2 kg

Ginger Garlic paste-1 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp or( Chilli paste)

Pepper-1/2 tsp

Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Curd-1 tbsp or lemon juice -1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp optional

Curry leaves-1 twig chopped

To season:

Oil -1 tbsp

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Method:

Boil potatoes peel skin,poke on it with the help of fork, and keep it ready to toss with spices.

Heat pan with one tablespoon of oil season it with fennel seeds and curry leaves.

Add Ginger Garlic paste sprinkle some water,add boiled Potatoes stir fry.

Mix Turmeric powder,Chilli powder or paste,Garam masala powder and Salt mix well to get coated.

Let it get fried in low flame for about 15 minutes,add curd and fry for 5 more minutes,sprinkle freshly crushed pepper and stir well.

Serve with cooked rice and mor Kuzhambu.(Yoghurt curry) Rasam.

 

Keerai with Egg poriyal/stir fry

Keerai with Egg poriyal stir fry:(Mustard greens) according to your preference you can add pane-er or Tofu in the place of Egg.

Eat healthy and stay active,Normally we prepare greens with dal and coconut,here to add more nutritious I have added Egg instead of dal or Grated Coconut.If you do not like to add egg you can add paneer or Tofu.

Greens keep you more younger,Prevents colon cancer.As well as playing a key role in helping blood to clot, vitamin K is critical in preventing certain age-related conditions.So try to have a cup of any greens everyday in your meal.

Researchers in California found inadequate K can lead to cardiovascular disease, bone fragility, and arterial and kidney calcification. A one-cup (250-mL) raw serving of any of the leafy greens here has at least your daily requirement of K, with kale providing more than six times your needs.

Mustard greens and kale help lower cholesterol, cholesterol levels are reduced.The slightly bitter taste of many leafy greens is a good sign: It reflects their high levels of calcium. It’s unlikely you’d be able to eat enough greens in one day to get the 1,000 mg of calcium recommended daily for women ages 31-50.

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Ingredients:

Greens any which you make stir fry-1 bunch

Onion-1 big chopped ,adding more onion reduces the smell of egg  gives you crunchy and sweet taste.

Green chilli-1 slit

Red chill paste or powder-1/4 tsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

Egg -2 nos

Termeric powder-one pinch

To season:

Oil -1 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Method:

Wash and clean greens(I have used kadugu keerai/mustard greens) cut in to small piecs.

 

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Heat pan with one tsp of oil season with the above ingredients.

Add chopped onion and green chilli,saute well until half cooked.

Add cut Greens saute well till soft,add Salt,Turmeric powder and red chilli paste stir well to get mixed.

Break 2 eggs add to it,stir it once,leave for a while,stir it again to stir fry.

Transfer to bowl and serve with roti or cooked rice and sambar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potato fast fry

Potato fast fry :

Potato fast fry with Fennel seed powder aroma, commonly we do potatoes with Ginger Garlic flavour, but this is different aroma ,and good for digestion,which my mother use to prepare.

Potato fry recipe is simplicity at its best. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare , all you need is to cut and fry with little spices. It is also helpful when you want to prepare a side dish on a short notice,these potato recipe does not require much cooking skills and can be prepared by bachelors also. Any thing will match with potato is true,feeling well pleased after your meal,with sambar and rasam along with hot cooked rice.

Potato fast fry
Potato fast fry

Ingredients:

Potato-3 nos

Garlic chopped-2 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Oil -2 tsp

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Fennel seeds powder-1/tsp or crushed fennel seeds(optional)this gives nice aroma.

Method to prepare:

1.Peel the skin of Potato wash and cut it in to small pieces leave it in water for 10 minutes.

2.Heat pan with oil season with Mustard seeds, when it splatters add curry leaves and Garlic saute for a while.

3.Now  add cut Potatoes  and stir it for 3 minutes.

3. Saute in low flame sprinkle hand full of water,Add salt and chilli powder, close and cook for 5 more minutes.

4.Check whether potatoes are cooked soft ,add fennel seeds powder,roast it for some more minutes and transfer to serving bowl.

5.Serve with rice,Rasam and Sambar you will never forget the taste.

 

 

 

Mushroom pepper fry

Mushroom black pepper fry:

Are you a mushroom lover here is one fantastic and simple recipe try it !!!! Easy to prepare in minutes delicious to have as a snack or with bread and butter.

Mushroom Pepper Fry
                                                Mushroom Pepper Fry

 

We are aware of its health benefits, Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins

They are also the only vegan, a non-fortified dietary source of vitamin D. Mushrooms also provide several minerals that may be difficult to obtain in the diet, such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus.

Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Countless studies have suggested that increasing consumption of naturally-grown foods like mushrooms decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight.

Ingredients: Serves 3 person

Mushroom-150 gms clean and cut into small pieces

Salt -1/2 tsp

Pepper 3/4 tsp

Oil -1btsp

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Method:

Heat the pan with 1 tbsp of oil add mushroom, sauté for 2 minutes now sprinkle little salt sauté in low flame no need to add water mushroom oozes out water when you add salt.

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Let it cook for 3 more minutes in low flame, all the water gets evaporated sprinkle some freshly crushed pepper mix well, switch off the flame.

This can be served as a starter.

Add 2 eggs with this mushroom and saute, Serve with toasted bread for breakfast.

Note:

Broccoli can be added along with the chopped mushroom taste good and for more quantity.

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