Herb clear soup

Herb clear soup:

Sounds different right?

Yes, taste and aroma are awesome everyone will like it. Easy to prepare in minutes, no wastage policy. Normally we throw the Coriander stem, Mint stem, curry leaves twigs here we use these as main ingredient to make soup. Surprisingly unbelievable taste to say, try you will realize it.

Now we will try to keep herbs in stock for usage. Normally, we collect leaves to store in the refrigerator and throw the stem as unwanted now on-words don’t throw it collect and make soup. The same method can be followed to prepare drumstick stem soup.

Healthy soup ingredients:

To Boil:

Coriander stem, Mint stem ( Pudhina) Curry leaves-1 cup

Clean and cut roughly to cook.

Toor Dal cooked 1 tablespoon

Onion shallots-4

Garlic pods-3

Green chilli-1

Tomato one half

To Season:

Butter-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-a pinch/Garam masala 1 pinch

Cury leaves

Turmeric powder-2 pinch

Salt-1/4 tsp

Pepper-2 pinch

Few drops of lime juice on serving

Method:

Boil the above mentioned “To Boil ingredients” in the pressure cooker for 3 to 5 whistles.

Once it cools down mash it well and strain using the stainless steel strainer.

Note: If you prefer the soup bit thicker consistency you can grind in the mixie for second add water and strain it. (Remove sticks in the boiled soup and grind)

Heat pan, add butter and season it with “To season” ingredients. Add salt, turmeric powder and curry leaves, allow it to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Now sprinkle pepper and serve, garnish with few chopped coriander leaves and lime juice if prefered.

For children, a tablespoon of coconut milk can be added while boiling. add milk and switch off immediately it gets curdle if allowed to boil for a long time.

Yummy Herb clear soup is ready to serve with some vegetable fritters.

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Ragi Rotti

Ragi Roti:

Rich in Iron, Calcium, fiber 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 that 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.

Sweet Ragi Roti:

Sweet Ragi Roti is very delicious to eat at any time. Iron-rich roti with the enhanced taste and aroma of cardamom.

Its nutritional value increases the immunity and keep us healthy to fight with unknown viral infections.

Ingredients to prepare sweet Roti:

Ragi Flour-1 cup

Jaggery powdered-1/4 cup

Elaichi powder-a pinch

Coconut grated-1/4 cup

water-1 1/2cup

Method to prepare:

Take a pan, add one-half cup of water bring it to boil. Add powdered jaggery to the boiling water once the jaggery dissolves, filter the syrup and bring it to the pan again.

Add, grated coconut, elaichi powder and Ragi flour to the syrup.

Cook on the medium flame till it becomes thick to make patties (partially cooked form)

switch off stove, devide the cooked flour to equal balls.

Take a piece of Banana leaf/ butter paper grease the leaf, place a ball and make it to thin patties as much as possible. wet your hands or grease it to make the process easy.

Heat Iron tawa, place the patties and cook both the sides smear some ghee or butter cook both the side in medium flame.

Serve rotties hot. It can be store for 3 days to consume.

Milk Mix Panagarkandu

Milk Mix Panagarkandu:

This is a highly effective method of having this milk to reduce Cough, cold and throat infection. During the winter season not only for children usually, everyone has to come across these possibilities. To get rid of this we can take some precautionary method to handle easily at home

“Win the Winter”

This homemade mix has innumerable medicinal values. Better avoid store-bought packed mix.

Make this mix in advance ready to prepare milk in a few minutes.

Ingredients:

Panagarkandu-1 cup(200 grams)

Pepper corns-1 heap teaspoon

Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon

Dry ginger-1 inch piece

Single-step to make this mix ready, Just grind altogether and sieve it to have a fine powder.

Store and use whenever you feel some discomfort to be treated.

Boil milk with the ratio of 50/50 milk and water bring it to boil, add a teaspoon of this mix switch off and filter. Drink warm before your bedtime.

 

 

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

health mix
health mix

To Buy health mix flour:

Health Mix / Sathu mavu

https://www.chettinadsnacksonline.com/collections/flour-items/products/health-mix

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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)