Health mix Sevai / Idiyappam

Health mix Sevai / Idiyappam:

What can be more than this tasty, healthy breakfast? More than 16 variety of millets and nuts added to start our day. This health mix provides protein, fibre, starch, vitamins, fat and nutrients we need to burn every day. We can make, Poridge, Malt, idiyappam kozhukkattai, Puttu and more… same health mix in preferable recipes to enjoy.

To prepare recipe flour:

https://wp.me/p1o34t-17l Health mix flour

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health mix

To Buy health mix flour:

Health Mix / Sathu mavu

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Method to prepare health mix Idiyappam:

Ingredients:

Idiyappam mavu 2 cups

hot water 1 cup

salt 2 pinches

grated coconut 1 tablespoon

Jaggery powdered 2 tablespoon

or sprinkle salted buttermilk and season it with mustard seeds and urad, curry leaves can be added.

Take a wide bowl add health mix flour and gradually add hot water, mix with laddle until ball consistency like chapathi batter.

Use Idyappam press to make sevai on idly plate to steam cook.

 In idli making vessel boil water, steam cook this sevai for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Add powdered jaggery, ghee, coconut OR sprinkle salt mixed butter milk and season it to serve.

Serve this delicious dish with full satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

 

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Beetroot Soup

Beetroot soup:

Beetroot soup
Beetroot soup

Ingredients:

Beetroot-1

Onion-1 small

Garlic or ginger few sliced

Tomato -1

Green chili-1

Toor Dal boiled -1 tbsp

Salt -1 Tsp

lemon juice few drops

Method to prepare:

Boil chopped Onion, beetroot, green chili, Tomato and Toor dal for a whistle or two.

Add two cups of water, salt and allow it to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Season it with Fennel seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves.

OR

Season with Bay leaf, cumin, pepper and a pinch of garam masala powder.

Finally, add few lemon drops and a tablespoon of coconut milk.

Beetroot soup
Beetroot soup:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/beets.html

Improve Heart Health

Beet fiber helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by increasing the level of HDL (good) cholesterol. Having a high level of triglycerides increases the risk for heart-related problems, so an increased HDL is a good line of defense against that. The presence of the nutrient betaine lowers the levels of homocysteine in the body which can also be harmful to the blood vessels. Thus, consumption of beetroot helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases in multiple ways, so conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke are less likely to develop. The fiber in beets also works to strip excess LDL cholesterol from the walls and helps to eliminate it from the body quickly.

Reduce Birth Defects

Beets are good for pregnant women since they are a source of B vitamin folate which helps in the development of infant’s spinal column. Deficiency of folate can lead to a variety of conditions called neural tube defects.

Prevent Certain Cancers

Studies have revealed that beets are good at preventing skin, lung, and colon cancer since they contain the pigment betacyanins, which counteracts cancerous cell growth. Nitrates used in meats as preservatives can stimulate the production of nitrosamine compounds in the body which can also result in cancer. Studies have now shown that beet juice inhibits the cell mutations caused by these compounds. Researchers in Hungary have also discovered that beet juice and its powdered form slows down tumor development. Adding a healthy amount of beets to your diet can keep your body cancer-free for a very long time.

Improve Liver Health

Betaines in beet juice stimulate the functions of the liver and keep it healthy.

Prevent Respiratory Problems

Beetroot is a source of vitamin C that helps to prevent asthma symptoms. The natural beta-carotene in beetroot also helps to prevent lung cancer. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system in a number of ways. Besides acting as an antioxidant itself and defending against the effects of free radicals in the body, it also stimulates the activity of white blood cells, which are the body’s main line of defense against foreign bodies, as well as viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan toxins that can result in a multitude of infections and illnesses.

Prevent Cataracts

The presence of beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A, helps to prevent age-related blindness called cataracts as well as a reduction in macular degeneration that commonly occurs as we get older. Vitamin A is considered a powerful antioxidant substance that is involved in many essential activities of the body.

Capillary Fragility

The flavonoids and vitamin C in beets help to support the structure of capillaries.

Prevent Certain Cancers

Studies have revealed that beets are good at preventing skin, lung, and colon cancer since they contain the pigment betacyanins, which counteracts cancerous cell growth. Nitrates used in meats as preservatives can stimulate the production of nitrosamine compounds in the body which can also result in cancer. Studies have now shown that beet juice inhibits the cell mutations caused by these compounds. Researchers in Hungary have also discovered that beet juice and its powdered form slows down tumor development. Adding a healthy amount of beets to your diet can keep your body cancer-free for a very long time.

Improve Liver Health

Betaines in beet juice stimulate the functions of the liver and keep it healthy.

Prevent Respiratory Problems

Beetroot is a source of vitamin C that helps to prevent asthma symptoms. The natural beta-carotene in beetroot also helps to prevent lung cancer. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system in a number of ways. Besides acting as an antioxidant itself and defending against the effects of free radicals in the body, it also stimulates the activity of white blood cells, which are the body’s main line of defense against foreign bodies, as well as viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan toxins that can result in a multitude of infections and illnesses.

Prevent Cataracts

The presence of beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A, helps to prevent age-related blindness called cataracts as well as a reduction in macular degeneration that commonly occurs as we get older. Vitamin A is considered a powerful antioxidant substance that is involved in many essential activities of the body.

Tomato dal soup

Tomato dal soup:

The traditional method of preparing soup gives a mild taste and soothing effect to the throat and tummy, from Child to Adult. These type of soups can be consumed as a warm drink or with plain cooked rice, both has wonderful taste. Consistency- not very thick, gluey or clear soup.

Easy to prepare with minimal effort and ingredients.

Tomato Dal soup
Tomato Dal soup

Ingredients to prepare:

Tomato-2

Onion-1

Green chilies-2

Moong dal- 1 tbsp (to enhance the taste and consistency of the soup, alternative to mashed potato)

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Salt- 1 tsp

To Temper:

Ghee-1 tsp

Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Curry leaves-1 twig

Coriander leaves

Method to prepare:

Boil, moong dal for 3 whistles in a pressure pan.

Once the steam released, add chopped onion, Tomato, green chili and cook for more 3 whistles.

Mash all together to a smooth consistency, add 2 cups of water salt and turmeric powder.

Heat another pan with a teaspoon of ghee and add fennel seeds and cumin.

Add garam masala powder and curry leaves, add the soup in, allow it to boil for 3 minutes in medium flame.

Transfer and garnish with chopped coriander leaves, add pepper if necessary.

 

 

 

 

Plantain(Banana)stem Stir fry

Plantain(Banana)stem Stir fry:

Most part of the Banana tree is used in our cooking, raw banana, flower, and shoot. We know the complete plant is nutritionally rich and contain numerous medicinal value to consume.

The plantain will only fruit once. After harvesting the fruit, the plantain plant can be cut and the layers peeled (like an onion) to get a cylinder shaped soft shoot. This stem is rich in fiber include banana stem at least weekly once in your lunch and love to have it with rice.

Banana stem Poriyal (stir fry)
Banana stem Poriyal (stir fry)

Here are some health benefits of banana stem:

1. For Kidney Stones: Nowadays even doctors recommend including banana stem in the diet, for patients who suffer from gall bladder stones. If you are suffering from gall bladder stones, include banana stem in the diet at least weekly once.

2. For Weight Loss: Banana stem is full of fiber, a cup of a banana stem is very filling and will keep you satiated for a long time. Try to include it in your weight loss plan for fast results 3. Hyper Acidity: Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating

3. Hyper Acidity: Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating hyperacidity. You can also have it in empty stomach 4. For

4. For Constipation: Since plantain stem is full of fiber, it will greatly help people who are constipated. If you want to consume it as a juice for treating constipation, make sure not to strain the juice. 5. For Diabetic Patients:

5. For Diabetic Patients: Banana stem is excellent for diabetics, as it does not raise the blood sugar level sharply but drink the juice without straining it to retain the fiber.

6. For Urinary Tract Infections: Banana stem juice is also very effective for treating urinary tract infections. Clears the infection in the urinary track.

Many people don’t use banana stem in their diet because it takes the time to clean and cut the banana stem. But banana stem once cleaned and cut can be soaked in buttermilk. This buttermilk can be consumed by adding a little salt to it.

Method to prepare Poriyal :

It is very simple to prepare in few minutes after chopping. This healthiest dish can be taken with rice and sambar.

Ingredients:

Plantain stem (Vazhaithandu)-  500 gram

Onion-1

Green chilli-3

Salt-1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder optional

Pepper powder

To temper:

Oil-3 teaspoon

Mustard seed-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Step:1- Peel the outer layer of the shoot and chop the softer part of the stem into small pieces, drop into the buttermilk mixed water to avoid discoloration, this water can be consumed by adding a little salt in it, peel and chop onion and green chilies.

Step:2- Heat pan with oil and season it with the above mentioned to temper ingredients.

Step: 3- Add chopped onion and green chilies along with the curry leaves.

Step:4- Squeeze or drain water from the chopped plantain stem and drop it into the pan, saute altogether in medium flame until the stem gets soft cooked.(Chopped stem can be steam cooked to add)

Step:4- Finally add salt, pepper powder, and fresh grated coconut to enhance the taste.

Plantain stem stir fry is ready t serve.

Banana stem Poriyal (stir fry)
Banana stem Poriyal (stir fry)

 

Pidi Kozhukkattai

Pidi Kozhukkattai:

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.

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Ingredients:

Red rice flour- 1 cup

Moong dal partially boiled-1/4 cup

Coconut-1/4 cup

Salt-1 tsp

Water-2 cups

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To season :

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seed-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tbsp

Channa dal-1 tbsp

Cumin seed-1/4 tsp

Curry leaves-2 twigs

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Method to prepare:

In a pan dry roast red rice flour for 2 to 3 minutes, collect and keep it ready.

Heat pan with oil and temper the ‘To season’ ingredients.

Add curry leaves, water and add salt and allow to boil.

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Now add red rice flour and stir it constantly.

When the mixture becomes thick add partially boiled moong dal and grated coconut, mix all together well in medium flame.

 

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Switch off the stove, allow it to room temperature.

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Grease your hands, take a small amount of kozhukkattai mixture and hold it in your palm to get finger shape.

Boil water in Idly pan to steam the Kozhukkattai.

Steam cook kozhukkattai 10 to 15 minutes.

Delicious soft red rice Kozhukkattai is ready.

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Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai:

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 Chettinadcookbook.

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai
Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

Ingredients: To prepare the outer covering 

Rice flour-1 cup ( yields 20 to 23 Kozhukkattai)

Salt-1/2 tsp

Oil-2 tsp

Ingredients for filling mixture:

Dates-15 nos

Kiss-miss, dry grapes- 1 tbsp

Coconut grated-2 tbsp

Almond-fist full

Cashew nuts- fist full

Pista, walnut -5 to 10 each (optional)

Peanuts-1 tbsp

Cardamom-1/2 tsp

Ghee-2 tsp to roast the nut mixture

Method:

Coarsely grind all the above-mentioned nuts in a mortar or pestle, collect it separately.

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Grind the dates and dry grapes together for a minute to mash it well.

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Heat pan with one teaspoon of ghee and slightly roast the nut mixture.

In a wide pan add roasted nut mixture, dates mixture, and coconut.

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Mix it well all together and make it into a small gooseberry sized balls.

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In a vessel boil water, take another pan to add the rice flour, salt, and oil as mentioned above.

Gradually pour boiling water into the rice flour and mix it with the ladle to a tight dough.

Make the dough to small lemon size equal balls, Now grease your fingers and palm, make the balls to thin patties or cup-shaped to fill the mixture.

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Make it to your desired shape, such that the filling does not come out of the outer covering.

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Steam cook the Kozhukkattai, in two batches for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mixed nuts Kolukkattai is ready. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi from Chettinadcookbook.

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Note:

If you prefer to have more sweet taste, add some grated jaggery with the mixture.

One teaspoon of sugar can be added in rice flour while mixing the dough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sathu Mavu / Health mix

Health mix :

The healthy mix is suitable for all age group to consume as porridge, puttu or in the Malt form to have an energetic hours day long. https://www.chettinadsnacksonline.com/collections/flour-items/products/health-mix

Most of the ingredients are in the same measurement except, Badam, cashew, dry ginger, and cardamom. according to your choice, you can choose ingredients from below and skip which you do not prefer. This is Infant to Adult recipe. Homemade is always best when we compare with store-bought foodstuff. More hygienic, quality and quantity.

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Saamai / Little millet – 1 cup

Broken wheat / whole wheat – 1 cup

Hand pounded rice / Kaikuthal arisi – 1 cup

Red rice / Sivappu arisi or Kavuni arisi – 1 cup

Finger millet / Ragi – 1 cup

Pearl millet / Bajra /Kambu – 1 cup

Red Sorghum / Sivappu Chollam / Lal Jowar – 1 cup

Foxtail millet / Thinai – 1 cup

Green gram / Pachai payiru – 1 cup

Sago / Sabudhana – 1 cup

Roasted gram dal / Pottu kadalai – 1 cup

Irungu chollam – 1 cup

Barley rice – 1 cup

Brown channa / Kondakadalai – 1 cup

Nendran Banana powder – 1 cup

Horse gram / Kollu – 1/2 cup

Ground nut-1/2 cup

Flax seed / Aazhi vidhai – 1/2 cup

Bamboo rice / Moongil arisi – 1/2 cup

Badam / Almonds – 1/2 cup

Cashews – 1/2 cup

Dry Ginger / Sukku – 2 inches

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Method:

Dry roast all the above ingredients one by one (separately),

Spread the roasted ingredients on a clean cloth. When it reaches room temperature.

When it reaches room temperature, grind it in the mill to a smooth flour.

Store it in a clean container this can be used or 5 to 7 months.

Porridge, puttu, sathumavu, and idiyappam can be made by using this health mix.