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Showing posts with label Diabetic recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diabetic recipes. Show all posts

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Karuvepillai Thokku/Curry Leaves Thokku


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy thokku, that’s comes in handy when you are actually tired of cooking. We have curry leaves tree/karuvepillai maram in my mom’s house, we trimmed down one branch of it, so I brought home a big bag of karuvepillai/curry leaves. I mdae this delicious and finger licking thokku which I am sharing with you all. Check out other karuvepillai recipes I have posted earlier in the links -  karuvepillai Poondu kuzhambu, karuvepillai podi, karuvepillai kuzhambu for bachelors [easy version],  Do try out this Karuvepillai thokku will taste exactly like the A2B one and have a great day.


Here’s how to make Karuvepillai Thokku with step by step photos…



Thursday, 4 January 2018

Mint Biryani/Pudhina Biryani


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very flavourful, tempting and healthy Mint/Pudhina Biryani. This is a one pot meal that can be made very quickly and perfect lunch box recipe. So without much delay Iam moving on to the recipe, do try it out friends and post your comments here. Do check out other interesting VegBiryani/Non-veg Biryani's here and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Mint/Pudhina Biryani with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sukku Coffee/Sukku Malli Kaapi/How to Make Sukku Malli Kaapi with step by step photos

Sukku Malli Kaapi/Sukku Kaapi is a very common and traditional kaapi/coffee prepared in most of the homes in Tamil Nadu. My mom always keeps a jar of Sukku Malli Kaapi Podi ready at home, and she gives it to us whenever we have cold or indigestion and also during rainy days. Sukku Malli Kaapi is an excellent home remedy for indigestion and also since we add jaggery it has both the spicy and the sweet taste. As jaggery is rich in iron, if sukku malli kappi is consumed regularly will help to fight against anemia. Sukku Malli Kaapi is a very comforting drink when we suffer from cold and flu, it also helps in relieving chest congestion. Do try out this Sukku Malli Kaapi and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Sukku Malli Kaapi with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Cholam Dosai/Vellai Cholam Dosai/Jowar Dosai/Sorghum Dosai


Hello friends

Today, I am going to share a very healthy millet recipe – White Cholam Dosai. Do try out this lovely dosai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out interesting and healthy Millet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make White Cholam Dosai with step by step photos…



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kuthiravali Arisi Sambar Sadam/Kuthiravali Arisi Bisibelabath/Barnyard Millet Sambar Sadam Recipe


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and quick millet recipe –one pot meal in which lentils, millets and vegetables are cooked together and served hot. In this recipe I have added just red chilli powder and coriander powder but you can very well replace it with bisbelabath mix. You can buy the Bisibelabath mix from shop or make it at home, do check out the recipe here. Do try out this easy and healthy recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile also check out other Millets recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kuthiravali Arisi Sambar Sadam with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Naval Pazham Jam/Jamun Jam

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and tempting Naval Pazham Jam/Jamun Jam. This is one easy way to make kids jamun/naval pazham, just spread the jam on dosas, rotis or bread and serve it. Do try out this healthy and delicious jam  and post your comments.

Here’s Naval Pazham Jam with step by step photos…

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thayir Oats/Curd Oats – Oats with Yogurt

Thayir oats is nothing but curd rice version in oats. It is one of my favourite comforting food and great to have during summer. In South India, thayir sadam is generally served at the end of the meal. It is also offered as neivedhyam in temples and distributed as prasadam to everyone. When making curd rice, we usually do not add onions, but here I have added onions for extra taste. You can very well skip the onions and make the Thayir Oats as well. Do try out this healthy Thayir oats and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Oats Recipes and other Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Thayir Oats with step by step photos…

Friday, 6 January 2017

Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal/Varagu Arisi Khara Pongal/Kodo Millet Pongal/Pongal Recipes/Kodo Millet Recipes/How to make Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal

Hello friends,

As I promised earlier, I am trying to more post millet/sirudhaaniya vagaikal recipes. For today, I am going to share a very healthy, filling and flavourful Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal. Pongal is a very common South Indian Breakfast made with raw rice and  moong dal  and tempered with green chillies, ginger, black pepper cumin etc. To make this pongal more healthy you can replace the raw rice with varagu arisi and make a tasty and healthy breakfast. Varagu Arisi is loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Varagu when consumed regularly helps to keep diabetes under check and controls obesity. This tiny grain is highly nutritious and is “gluten free”. Have shared some of the benefits, I think it’s time to move on to the recipe. Do try out this healthy and delicious VenPongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Millet/Sirudhaaniya recipes here.

Here’s how to make Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal with step by step photos…

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Masala Paratha/How to Make Masala Paratha/Masala Paratha Recipe

Hello friends

Today I am going to share a very simple, tasty and tempting Masala Paratha. It is a very flavourful paratha made with different spices like cumin powder, garam masla powder, red chilli powder etc. This Masala Paratha is good all by itself, but it extremely delicious when served with a cup of Yogurt/Curd. Do try out this Masala Paratha and post your comments here. Do check out other interesting and delicious chapathis andparatha varieties here.

Here’s how to make Masala Paratha with step by step photos…

Monday, 2 January 2017

Kambu Idli/Pearl Millet Idli/Bajra Idli

Kambu/Pearl Millet/Bajra is a very common and abundantly available millet, because India is one of the largest producers of Kambu. I have posted earlier Kambu recipes like Kambu Dosai, Kambu Puttu and now I going to share with you all a very healthy and tasty Kambu Idli. Kambu is loaded with proteins and minerals. It is a great source of phosphorous, which plays an important role in the structure of body cells. Consumption of Kambu/Pearl Millet helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes. The high fibre content in Pearl Millet/Kambu helps in weight loss. It has other important nutrients like magnesium, zinc, folic acid, calcium, sodium and phytonutrients. Yes, friends why not try something healthy and new? Do try out this healthy and tasty idli and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Millet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kambu Idli with step by step photos…



Inji Thuvaiyal/Ginger Chutney/Spicy Ginger Thogayal/South Indian Thogayal Recipes/Sides Dish for idlis, dosas etc/Adrak Chutney

Hello friends,

Priya’s Virundhu wishes you all a very Happy New Year, hope you all had a wonderful vacation. May the New Year bring joy, peace and happiness to each and every one of you. Now coming to the post, today I am going to share a lovely, spicy, tasty and healthy Ginger chutney which is a wonderful accompaniment for any breakfast dishes like idlis, dosas, rotis, pooris etc. Not only that, it is generally served along with a cup of rice during lunch. This chutney is very healthy because the ginger helps in settling down all the digestive problems. Yes friends do try out this spicy and tangy Inji thuvayal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting and tempting Chutney/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Inji Thuvaiyal with step by step photos…





Friday, 9 December 2016

Red Aval Kozhukattai/Poha Kozhukattai/Sigappu Aval Kaara Kozhukattai/Red Aval Spicy Kozhukkatai /Flattened Rice Kozhukattai

Hello friends,

We are always looking for some healthy, easy and quick evening snack for our kids and family members. Here’s one such delightful, healthy and tempting evening snack I would like to share with you all. It is none other than Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai. This kozhukattai is totally an irresistible and healthy recipe which you should never miss to try. Before going into the recipe, let me share a few things about Poha/Aval.

Poha/Aval is flattened/beaten rice. Rice is first parboiled, then flattened by pounding to remove the husk and dried. The drying process takes about 2 days. During this process partial fermentation takes place thereby bringing forth probiotic bacteria [which help in absorbing nutrients in the gut] and all the B-Vitamins.

Parboiled, flattened dried Red Rice is red poha/red aval. Red Rice is a concentrated source of nutrients such as vitamin E, folic acid, thiamine magnesium and zinc. They are also rich in fibre and manganese and aids in easy digestion. Red Aval  has all the nutrients present in the red rice and also is packed with iron which is essential for growing children, pregnant and lactating women. It is very low in gluten content. Using red poha/aval is beneficial in diabetics due to the slower release of carbohydrates due to all the nutrients present in it.

Ok friends, having shared a few things poha/aval [info:google,Wikipedia and other sources] I would like to move on to the recipe. Do try out this wonderful Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai which can be served as lovely evening snacks or as healthy breakfast and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Aval Recipes and Kozhukattai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Red Aval Kozhukattai with step by step photos…


Friday, 18 November 2016

Cucumber Lassi/Salted Cucumber Lassi/Namkeen Kheera Lassi Recipe/Easy Indian Lassi Recipes/How to Make Salted Cucumber Lassi/Summer Special Recipes

Hello friends,

We all must have come across this healthy, light and refreshing Cucumber Lassi in all most all the North Indian restaurant menus. Lassi is an Indian yogurt drink with thick and creamy texture. Lassi can be made either sweet or savoury. Today I am going to share a savoury cucumber lassi, which is perfect body coolant and super refreshing. If you are on diet or on weight loss regimen then you should consume this cucumber lassi to improve your metabolism. Try out his lovely Cucumber Lassi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other lassi’s and beverages here.

Here’s how to make Cucumber Lassi with step by step photos…

Cucumber & Tomato Salad/Weight loss Recipes/Diet Recipes/Easy and Quick Salad Recipes/Vellarikkai Thakkali Salad

We are always on the lookout of healthy and easy to make recipes. Here’s one such lovely, healthy and a wonderful salad that can be made in jiffy. This salad can be served to kids as evening snacks which is so refreshing and colorful. If you are diet conscious, then this salad is a must in your menu. Do try it out friends and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Salad and Soup recipes I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Cucumber & Tomato Salad with step by step photos…

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Murungai Keerai Soup/Drumstick Leaves Soup

Murungai Keerai/Drumstick Leaves soup is a simple and healthy vegetarian soup that can be made in a jiffy. Drumstick leaves have wonderful medicinal properties.  They contain all essential amino acids for the healthy functioning of our body. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves is highly recommended for anemic people. They are rich sources of antioxidants, proteins, potassium, vitamin A, C, B3, B2, iron and magnesium. Drumstick leaves helps in managing blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves powder/murungaikeerai podi consumed regularly helps in managing blood sugar level. Do try out this healthy and flavourful soup and post your comment here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy murungai keerai recipes here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Soup with step by step photos…

Friday, 11 November 2016

Paruppu Keerai Pasiparuppu Kadaiyal/Purslane With Dal/Verdolaga[Mexican Parsely] cooked with Dal

Before going into the recipe I would to share a little about  ParuppuKeerai/Purslane/Verdolagas which I googled and read about in various websites[specialityproduce, Wikipedia, nutrition and you etc]. Though I have been eating this paruppu keerai since I was a kid, I was really surprised to read a lot of interesting facts and how it’s been used all over the world. The greens which I am sharing here is called as Paruppu Keerai in Tamil, Purslane in English and Verdolagas in Spanish and is very common in central Mexico. The stem, leaves and  the beautiful yellow flowers of paruppu keerai/verdolagas are all edible and have a slightly salty, slightly tangy and acidic flavor. The slight tangy taste adds up great taste when we make soups and stir fries, and its juicy leaves can be used to add texture to salads.


 Purslane/Paruppu Keerai is very common around world, in Mexican cuisine they are commonly paired with pork, tamales, stews and eggs. In Japan it is commonly pickled and served with rice. In Russia, Turkey and Lebanon it is used in a variety of salads ranging from tabbouleh to potato salad. It has long been used in Chinese medicine. In South India, they are cooked with dals, stir fries, soups etc. Paruppu Keerai/Purslane is rich in potassium and magnesium. The soft, succulent leaves are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids which help in lowering blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels. This wonderful green leaves are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A , C and some B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and carotenoids as well as dietary minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. With this, I think it’s time for me to move on to the recipe. Do try out this Paruppu Keerai/Verdolagas pasiparuppu kadaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interestingKeerai recipes and different varieties of Greens/Keerais here.

Here’s how to make Paruppu Keerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos…



Saturday, 5 November 2016

Saamai Vegetable Biryani/Little Millet Vegetable Biryani

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and filling Saamai Biryani/Little Millet Biryani. Saamai is called as kutki in hindi, sama in telugu, saame in kannada and chama in malayalam. Little millet/saamai is smaller in size when compared to other common millet varieties. It is rich in fibre, helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. Saamai has lot of iron and has high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling the blood sugar level and helps in healing diseases related to stomach. I have already blogged about millets in deatail here. Do not forget to check "all about millets" and other interesting millet recipes in the links. Meanwhile do try out this healthy and delicious Saamai Vegetable Biryani and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Saamai Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos...

Bread Omelette Recipe/Bread Omelette Sandwich /Indian Street Style Egg Omelette Recipe

Hello Friends,

Bread Omelette is a very easy, quick and filling breakfast that can made in no time with very little ingredients. To make egg omelette you will need bread and egg mixture. The egg mixture can be made in different ways either by adding just the spices or by adding onions, tomatoes, green chillies etc depending upon the time and availability of ingredients in your pantry. One Sunday morning I was really tired and hesitant to make breakfast, that is when my husband came to the rescue and made this Bread Omelette Sandwich, so I thought I will click some photos and share it with you all. He has shown you how to make Bread Omelette sanwich, like how the street vendors do it, it’s a “made to order” sandwich. Do try out this bread omelette recipe and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other egg recipes in the link and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Bread Omelette Sandwich with step by step photos…

Friday, 29 July 2016

Kuthiravali Arisi Thayir Sadham/Bagalabath with Kuthiravali Arisi/Barnyard Millet Bagalabath/Curd Rice with Barnyard Millet

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share one very simple, healthy and traditional recipe – Kuthiravali Thayir Sadham. Nobody will surely refuse this comfort food. I have already posted about the benefits of Kuthiravali arisi and other millets here. So, for now I am going to move on to the recipe. Do check out other interesting milletrecipes and Vegetarian Rice Varieties here. Do try out this healthy Barnyard Millet Thayir Sadam and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Kuthiravali Thayir with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Millets/SirudhaniyaVagaigal – All About Millets/Millets Nutritional Values/ Millet Recipes/ Millets Glossary

A number of different small-grained cereal grasses are collectively described as “Millets”. 
Millets/Sirudhaniyamvagaigal grows well in dry zones as rain fed crops, under marginal conditions of soil fertility and moisture. Millets are the oldest known food to humans, known as the first cereal grains for human consumption. Millets are smaller in size and packed with nutrients. Each millet is four to five times rich in nutrients when compared to rice and wheat in terms of proteins, minerals and vitamins.


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