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 flour -1 cup
Ragi flour-1 cup
Rice flour-1/4 cup
Buttermilk 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp crushed
Curry leaves+ coriander leaves
Chop onion, green chilli, Curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Add above mention flour items in a wide bowl add buttermilk and water mix well without any lumps.
Add chopped veggies, salt and crushed cumin.
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.
Serve hot with the desired combination as mentioned above.
Radish is a root family vegetable we use this vegetable mostly in Sambar and to make roti, another yummy variety is Radish Thokku to fill in roti, Parathas and can be mixed with plain cooked rice, good combination with rice rasam and thokku. This one dish can suit with many main meal teffin item and rice.
Radish 200 gram, Skin peeled and grated
Jagery powdered-1 tsp
Garlic 3 pods
Curry leaves-1 twig
Fennel seeds and cumin seeds-1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Method to prepare:
Heat pan with oil season with the above mentioned seasoning items,add crushed garlic pods and a;;ow it till golden yellow.
Add chopped onion and curry leaves saute till translucent.
Add Grated radish and saute for 3 more minutes.
Now add Tomato, salt, chili powder and coriander powder.
Finally, add jagery mix well few drops of lemon to taste.
Radish thokku is ready to serve with most of our main meal.
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.
Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Tomato -1 big
hili powder-1/4 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
chopped coriander leaves
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.
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
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.
Ingredients to prepare:
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
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-1 twig
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 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-500 gram
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)
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.
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.
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.
Plantain stem (Vazhaithandu)- 500 gram
Turmeric powder optional
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.
We are really gifted with this wonderful iron rich vegetable, we can find abundant of drumstick in the markets during this season. Consuming seasonal vegetables is a clever idea to maintain our health. The tree full of green, long drumstick is an eye catching view in this season.
Normal we have some hesitation to have Drumstick in our lunch box, because of its hard skin, children also will not know how to eat carefully.
In this yummy dish we boil and remove the skin, we are using the pulp present inside the drumstick which will be tastier.
Delicious Drumstick perattal can be served with plain cooked rice and ghee, side dish for roti and can be used as stuffing in Masala dosa.
Know some health benefits of Drumstick, before you consume,
It is a rich source of highly digestive proteins, calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and carotenoids.
Drumstick soup helps to control any kind of chest congestion, coughs and sore throats.
Juice extracted from drum stick leaves, when mixed with milk and offered to children will greatly help to strengthen their bones as it is said to be a great source of Calcium.
Drumstick leaves juice gives a good glow to your skin and face also drumstick is said to be a great blood purifier.
Drumstick leaves are used to treat many problems such as the wheezing of asthma, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
Soup made with drumstick leaves and flowers are highly beneficial in preventing infections such as throat, chest and skin.
Drumstick-leaf juice is also very beneficial for pregnant women as it can help them to overcome sluggishness of the uterus, ease delivery, and reduce post-delivery complications.
Inhaling steam of water in which drumsticks have been boiled helps to control asthma and other lung problems.
Because of the high calcium, iron, and vitamins, drumstick leaves can be used as a wonderful tonic for infants, growing kids and teens to promote strong and healthy bones.
Pregnant women should often eat drumsticks as it helps to ease any kind of pre and post-delivery complication.
Drumstick-5 to 7
Onion(shallots)-1/2 cup 10 to 15
Garlic cloves-4 chopped
Tomato- 1 small
Chilli powder-1/4 tsp
Pepper -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds few
Method to prepare:
Clean and cut Drumstick into long pieces, boil until soft for 3 whistles approximately.
When the boiled drumstick comes to the normal temperature, open peel by holding one end of the boiled piece with a fork and take gently the soft pulp with the spoon.Collect the pulp and keep ready for perattal.
Heat oil season it with the above-mentioned ingredients.
Add, chopped onion and garlic saute until golden brown.
Add chopped curry leaves, tomato, turmeric powder, salt, and chilli powder saute till the tomato leaves its skin. (Gram masala also can be added if preferred)
Add the drumstick pulp finally and saute for 3 minutes in a medium flame.
Delicious Drumstick perattal is ready to serve with plain cooked rice and ghee, roti and can be used for Masala dosa stuffing.