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Sunday, 2 September 2018

PAPAYA MOLAGOOTAL

Papya molagootal  is made with raw papaya, some lentils  and mixed in coconut gravy.  It is mild in taste and goes well with chapati and rice.  

The raw papaya  or green papaya has many nutritional benefits.  It is full of essential nutrients and enzymes to promote digestive health.   It also contains Vitamin C, E & A, folate.  Presence of antioxidants burns the calorie and extra fact deposits in the body.  We can make salads, juice, chutney, and can add in sambhar, and any other veg preparation too.

Apart from the above, leaves works as a cure for  menstrual pain. It cures diseases viz. indigestion, constipation, acid reflux, heart burn, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers and gastric problems too.  It controls the flow of blood to maintain proper blood pressure.  It protects heart diseases.

Recently, it is  said that the juice of leaves increase the platelets of the  dengue  patient which  is true in  my case.  

I love the chutney made out of this which the shop keepers give along with the khaman dhokla.  See the combination of the dish.  As the besan is likely to produce gas, the chutney served along with it balance the same.

Now let us look at the recipe:






INJI MORU CURRY

Inji Moru Curry  Video


Inji means ginger.  Ginger moru curry is prepared with coconut paste and curd mixed in it.  It  can be prepared within 10  minutes if you have coconut, ginger, green chilli, curd at  home.  

I am sure all the above ingredients are available in your kitchen so why don't you try this.  This can be served along with Upma, Kozhukkattai, Sevai and even with rice too.

So let us look at the recipe:


Total time taken : within 10 minutes.


Ingredients:

1 cup grated coconut
25 gms ginger chopped
1-2 green chilli
salt
1/2 cup curd

Tempering:

1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
few methi seeds
3-4 curry leaves
1 red chilli broken

Method:

Step 1

Grind the coconut, ginger, green chilli to a fine paste by adding water.  Add the curd and pulse it for few seconds.  Add salt. 

Step      2

Temper with the ingredients mentioned under tempering.

How to serve:

Serv with Upma, Kozhukkattai, Sevai and rice etc.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

RADISH LEAVES PULIVITTA MASIYAL

Masiyal is a smooth paste based curry made with vegetables viz, yam, tomato etc.  and leafy vegetables viz. Colacasia leaves, Keerai, Palak  etc.  Today I tried with the Radish leaves and the same came out very well.  This can be served with hot plain rice and good accompaniment for Curd rice also. 

If I am lazy to cook or  later from work, the Masiyal dish is one of the easiest dish for me to make as it takes hardly any time.  The masiyal can be made in two ways one is with puli ie. tamarind and other is without tamarind.  The Arakeerai and palak I make it without puli.  Colacasia leaf  and Senai i.e Yam if you are using, you must put tamarind otherwise you will have the itchy feeling.

So let us look at the recipe now:

Video: RADISH LEAVES PULIVITTA MASIYAL






Sunday, 17 December 2017

MIRCHI KA TECHA

Mirchi ka techa is prepared with Green Chilli and Garlic.  It is a Maharashtrain dish prepared to serve along with Bhakri and   Thalipeeth. If you are ready to have some spicy item, this is one for you.

Now let us look at the recipe: 


video: MIRCHI KA TECHA


RAVA ADAI

Adai is a breakast item made in South Indian House hold.  This is made with Rice and lentils with red and green chilli.  Today I made the same with Rava/Semolina/Suji and came out very tasty.

Since we can add vegetable of your choice in this like cabbage, carrot, capiscum, methi leaves, Muringa leaves etc. in this, it is quite healthy too.

Let us look at the recipe now:  VIDEO: RAVA ADAI


 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

MOONGDAL PARUPPU URUNDAI KUZHAMBU

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu is a version of Sambhar but instead of vegetables, dal balls, i.e. paruppu urundai is used.  It is a very tasty dish goes with plain  hot  rice with loads of ghee in it.  I love this combination along with some appalam or beans poriyal.  

It is very easy to prepare and is a delicious curry.  Do try and enjoy.

Let us look at the recipe now:





Sunday, 27 August 2017

DOSA STUFFED WITH KUTCHI DABELI MASALA

We all are familiar with Masala dosa, Mysore Masala dosa.  Here is dosa stuffed with kutchi dabeli masala.


You are fond of dabeli right. If left over masala is there, do not worry what to do.  You can fill it on top of the dosa and enjoy it. Believe me, it was awesome.



Dabeli is a street food which can be enjoyed at any time. The basic masala ingredient is potato.  The chutneys makes it more tastier.








Video: clik here
Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 13 August 2017

LEFT OVER LIME RIND PICKLE

This pickle with the left over rind is good to make the simple pickle.   Every day, you must be using one or two lime in your house.  What you have to do is after removing the juice, do not throw the rind.  Chop them finely.  Put them in a glass jar and add some salt in it.   Rest of the details, read the recipe below:

Pickles are part of Indian Cuisine.  Without pickle, the food is  incomplete.  Here is a pickle made out of the left over lime rind which we normally throw out or use to put in aluminium cooker to prevent it becoming black or use it for cleaning the brass vessels.

In Indian household, the lime is part of most of the cuisine as well as used for nimbu pani specially in summer.  Some people make the concentrated lime juice and store in fridge and whenever required, add water and drink it with salt and sugar.

Lime are good source of potassium, vitamin A, B, C and D, Calcium and Magnesium.  It rejuvenates the skin, improves digestion, fights infections, helps with weight loss, lowers blood sugar, reduces heart disease, prevents cancer,reduces inflammation etc.

A dash of lime juice in hot water in the morning helps in reducing the weight.



Let us look at the recipe now:

clik here for video


LEFT OVER RICE THALIPEETH

Very often, you are confused what to do with the left over rice.  Finally, you end up making the curd rice, phodni bhath, lime rice, coconut rice etc. with it.

Here is an easy and tasty thalipeeth recipe with the left over rice.  I made it with two main ingredients i.e. the left over rice and suji.

You can serve it as a snack item with some chutney, pickle or sambhar as it is made with rice.click here for the video.

Now let us look at the recipe:

Other recipes: cooked rice dosa 




HEALTHY PAPAYA SALAD IN CUCUMBER BOAT

Raw papaya is equally good as the ripe one for health.  It is delicious and loaded with nutrients, antioxidant effects, anti cancer properties, fights inflammation, improve digestion and protects against skin damage.

It is good for diabetic patients.The juice of the leaf is also good for those who are suffering from dengue it is believed. It also helps in curing arthirtis, menstural disorders, improving immunity etc.  

Papaya is rich in antioxidant, nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C as well Vitamin B. Itis a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium.  THese nutrients help to improve cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer. Other health benefits can be searched in google.

Since it is quite health friendly, you can have it as a fruit, smoothie, raw or can include in salad or subzis.



Let us look at the recipe now: