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.
Broad beans-200 gms serves 3 people
green chillies-2 nps
Masala powder-1/2 tsp
Coconut-2 tsp grated
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
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.
Add cut beans saute till it shrinks slightly, approximately 1 minute.
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.
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.
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.
Carrot-1/4 kg serves-3 person
Curry leaves-2 twigs
Sambar masala powder-1/2 tsp
Green chillies-2 nos
Grated Coconut-1 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Cumin-1/4 tsp optional
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.
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.
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.
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-1/2 kg
Ginger Garlic paste-1 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp or( Chilli paste)
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
Oil -1 tbsp
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
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.
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.
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
Egg -2 nos
Termeric powder-one pinch
Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Wash and clean greens(I have used kadugu keerai/mustard greens) cut in to small piecs.
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 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.
Garlic chopped-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Oil -2 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Broccoli can be added along with the chopped mushroom taste good and for more quantity.