Wheat Ragi Mini Bread

Wheat+Ragi Mini Bread:

Rich in Iron, Calcium, fibre 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 which 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.

Wheat Ragi roti
Wheat Ragi roti

INGREDIENTS:

Wheat flour -1 cup

Ragi flour-1 cup

Rice flour-1/4 cup

Buttermilk 1/4 cup

Water-2 cups

Salt-1 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp crushed

Onion-1

Green Chilli-1

Curry leaves+ coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Chop onion, green chilli, Curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  2. Add above mention flour items in a wide bowl add buttermilk and water mix well without any lumps.
  3. Add chopped veggies, salt and crushed cumin.
  4. let it sit for 5 minutes, Heat mini uthappam pan, pour on it and cook both the sides, sprinkle some oil or butter while making.
    Wheat Ragi roti
    Wheat Ragi roti

    Serve hot with the desired combination as mentioned above.

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Mixed Vegetable Masala (Perattal)

Mixed Vegetable Masala:

To read recipe in Tamil click link below

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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.

Puli kuzhambu, Vathal Kuzhambu, 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 to a smooth paste and mix with the vegetables while cooking. This helps to increase the quantity, aroma, and flavor.

 

 

 

Cauliflower Yoghurt Curry

Cauliflower Yoghurt Curry:

Bringing more captivate recipes has become our focus to grab your attentiveness along with the traditional recipes. Widespread vegetable Cauliflower, with interesting recipes, is liked by all which makes the meal well satisfied. Creamy yogurt curry is toothsome and succulent with the roti, plain cooked rice, bread toast and with any main meal.

Taste: Mild spice, creamy and Aromatic with moderate spices.

Cauliflower Yoghurt Curry
Cauliflower Yoghurt Curry

Ingredients:

Cauliflower-250 gram

Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon

Onion-1 big

Tomato -1 big

Salt-1 tsp

hili powder-1/4 tsp

Garam masala-1/2 tsp

Yoghurt-1/4 cup

Coconut milk-1/2 cup

chopped coriander leaves

To grind:

Green chili-4

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Pepper few corns

Whole cashews- 3 nos

Coconut grated-2 tbsp

grind to a smooth paste.

Method:

1. Clean Cauliflower florets,

Add about 2 Tbsp salt per quart warm water to get it nice and salty. Submerge the head, florets down (they float, so a weight to keep it submerged will help). Let sit 5-10 minutes, remove, rinse. The salt in the water helps to kill the bugs and encourage them to let go

2. Cut onion, Tomato, grind the “To Grind” ingredients, keep ready.

3. Heat pan with one tablespoon of oil, season with little fennel seeds and curry leaves.

4, Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a while, add cut onion and stir for 2 minutes till it gets translucent.

5. Add cauliflower florets and tomato saute for another 3 to 5 minutes, add salt, garam masala powder, and chili powder.

6. Add ground masala paste, water and yogurt allow it to cook soft.

7. Finally, add thick coconut milk and let it boil for 2 minutes in low flame.

Sprinkle some Coriander leaves and serve.

Cauliflower Yoghurt Curry
Cauliflower Yoghurt Curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prawn Pepper Curry

Prawn Pepper Curry:

Aromatic Indian spices have innumerable health benefits, which adds taste and smell to the non-vegetarian dishes. Indigenous food of Chettinad is prepared with aromatic spices in a specific proportion as masala. Nowadays, we travel overseas for the sake of job and studies, conventionally we are adapted to that taste. Even though, we hang on our mouthwatering aboriginal recipes. It has an unshakable unique place.

Prawn Pepper Curry is simply awesome with the roasted fresh ground masala. Combination-Roti, Naan, Plain cooked rice, and rasam.

Prawn Pepper Curry
Prawn Pepper Curry

Masala Ingredients to grind:
Red chili-3

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Cumin-1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Elaichi-1

Cinnamon- 1/2 inch

Cloves-2

Coriander seeds-1 tbsp

Coconut grated -2 tsp (for aroma)

Roast all and grind to a smooth paste.

Ingredients to prepare Curry:

Prawn- 500 gram

Onion-1 big

Tomato 1 big

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Pepper powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Curry leaves-1 twig

Coriander leaves chopped to garnish

Oil for seasoning

Method:

1.Deshell and devein prawn, wash thoroughly mix with the turmeric powder and salt, keep aside to prepare.

2. Roast above-mentioned masala in a teaspoon of oil and grind to a smooth paste.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil season it with few fennel seeds, add ginger garlic paste saute for a while, add chopped onion saute till it gets translucent now add chopped tomato and little salt cook it becomes mushy.

4. Mix fresh ground aromatic masala with the other ingredients, add one cup of water allow it to boil well for 5 minutes.

5. Finally, add prawn and cook for 3 more minutes in medium flame, sprinkle some pepper powder mix well.

Scrumptious Prawn pepper curry is ready to serve, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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)