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

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Papaya Milkshake Recipe/Papaya Milkshake/Papaya Recipes/Summer Drink Recipes/பப்பாளி பழம் மில்க் ஷேக்



The Papaya/பப்பாளி பழம் is a tropical fruit, rich in nutrients and loaded with antioxidants. Papaya is orange colored juicy fruit, which is not only fragrant but also extremely delicious and tasty, so Christopher Columbus reportedly called it “Fruit of Angels”. Papaya has numerous health benefits which includes better digestion, stronger immunity, regulated menstruation, relief from toothache, weight loss, skin care, better heart health etc. Researchers have discovered that papayas are effective against breast, pancreatic and other cancers. The latex obtained from papayas is used to treat the areas of the skin affected by acne. This fruit is not just healthy but tasty and versatile. We can make several recipes with raw papaya and ripe fruit can be had in different ways which I will be sharing in my upcoming posts. As Papaya is tropical fruit it grows abundantly in Chennai. We have couple of papaya trees in our backyard which does not need any special care and it started to bear some fruits, so here I am sharing a very delightful, exotic and healthy Papaya Milkshake. Meanwhile check out other interesting, Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Papaya Milkshake with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Karpooravalli Kashayam -2 for Cold & Cough/Country Borage Leaf Kashayam – Excellent Home Remedy for Cold & Cough At Home


Karpooravalli Kashayam is an excellent home remedy for cold and cough. Kashayam is the term used in TamilNadu by our ancestors to treat cold, cough, fever, headache etc. I have already posted a different version of Karpooravalli Kashayam prepared with Thulasi andVetrialai, do check it out as well.  Kashayam is usually prepared by boiling water with herbs and boiled until the water reduces to certain extent. Do try out this kashayam and take it when you have cold & cough.

Here’s how to make Karpooravalli Kashayam with step by step photos…



Thursday, 8 February 2018

Samai Uppu Kozhukattai/Little Millet Kozhukattai/Kutki Steamed Balls

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share another very healthy, quick, tempting and delectable Samai Uppu Kozhukattai. This samai kozhukattai can be done on pooja days and served as neivedhyam. It can be had either for breakfast or dinner or can be served as quick evening snack for kids. Little Millet/Samai/Kutki are smaller than those of other common millet varieties. Saamai is rich in fibre helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. Saamai also has high iron content and high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling blood sugar level and helps in healing diseases related to stomach. Do check out interesting Millet Recipes here and All About Millets here. For now try out this super healthy Samai Kozhukattai and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Samai Uppu Kozhukattai with step by step photos...

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Cabbage & Bell Pepper Soup/Diet Soup

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and filling soup – Cabbage & Bell Pepper Soup.  Are you thinking of going on a diet, than this soup is the right choice. This Cabbage Soup definitely satisfies your taste buds and can be had without any guilt. Meanwhile do check out other healthy and interesting Soups and Salad varieties here.

Here’s how to make Cabbage & Bell pepper Soup with step by step photos…



Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Karpooravalli, Tulasi ,Vetrilai Kashayam for Cold & Cough/Country Borage, Basil & Betel Leaf Kashayam – Excellent Home Remedy For Cold & Cough At Home/கற்பூரவள்ளி, வெற்றிலை, துளசி கஷாயம்


Karpooravalli Kashayam is an excellent home remedy for cold and cough. Kashayam is the term used in Tamilnadu by our ancestors to treat cold, cough, fever, head ache etc. Kashayam is usually prepared with herbs at home. They are prepared by boiling water with herbs and boil it until the water reduces to certain extent. 
In this kashayam each of these leaves used have their own medicinal values and benefits. Karpooravalli Leaves are used to treat common cold, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, indigestion rheumatism and so on. Betel Leaves/Vetrilai is an excellent ailment for sore throat, improves digestion, anti inflammatory, helps in treating respiratory problems, relieves cough etc. Next is tulasi helps in relieving fever, improves respiratory disorders, great source of Vitamin  K, relieves head ache, is used in treating bronchitis, asthma etc. Tulasi is also called as “The Queen of Herbs” because it has numerous medicinal values and benefits. Having said all this, my simple advice to all my friends is to have all these three plants in your balcony or in your back yard, this actually means you have your doctor at your home.  I have these plants at home friends, so do try to plant them at your backyard as well.

Here’s how to make Karpooravalli Kashayam with step by step photos…


Friday, 2 February 2018

Kollu Rasam/Horse Gram Rasam/கொள்ளு ரசம்

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy, flavourful and delicious rasam – Kollu/Horsegram Rasam/கொள்ளு ரசம். Intake of Kollu/horsegram on regular basis helps in getting rid of fat in our body, maintain blood sugar level and reduces cholestrol. Kollu/Horsegram is one type of bean that is rich in protein, high in fiber, low in calories and easy to digest. Earlier I have posted some kollu recipes like Kollu idli podi, Kollu Salad andkollu sundal. Do check out other interesting and flavourful Rasam/ரசம் Varieties here. Meanwhile try out this Kollu Rasam and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Kollu/Horsegram Rasam with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Thinai Dosai/Foxtail Millet Dosai/திணை தோசை- Healthy Breakfast/Dinner Recipe


Hello friends,

I wanted to share a very healthy dosai and I chose to post a super delicious and super healthy Thinai Dosai/Foxtail Millet Dosai/ தினை தோசை. Thinai/Foxtail millet has been a staple food among the people in South India for long time from the Sangam period. It helps the body by reducing the factor of diabetes, ideal for reducing cholesterol of the body and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. Thinai is highly rich in anti-oxidation which removes all the acidic elements away from body. Thinai promotes digestion, increases energy levels to a great extent. Thinai is a great source of protein, every 100 gms of it contains 12.3 g of protein, 8 g of fiber, 3.3 g of essential minerals, 2.8 g of iron 31 g of calcium etc. For now try out healthy Thinai Dosai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Millet/Sirudhaniya vagaigal recipes and all bout Millets/Sirudhaaniyangal in the links and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Thinai/Foxtail Millet Recipes with step by step photos…

Monday, 29 January 2018

Horsegram Sundal/Kollu Sundal/கொள்ளு சுண்டல்

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy sundal – Horsegram sundal/kollu sundal. I have added onions to make this sundal , but if  you are making this sundal for neivedhyam , you can skip the onions when making it. I have earlier posted Kollu Salad, Kollu Idli Podi, a very healthy snack and side dish for idlis/dosas. Do try out this healthy sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Sundal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Horsegram Sundal with step by step photos…

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Drumstick Leaves Thogaiyal/Murungai Keerai Thogaiyal/முருங்கை கீரை தொகையல்

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy Murungai Keerai Thogaiyal/Drumstick Leaves Thogaiyal recipe from my kitchen. I have posted some interesting and healthy MurungaiKeerai recipes earlier like Murungai keerai soup, Murungaikeerai thanni, Murungai keerai sambar, Murungai keerai muttai poriyal and Murungaikeerai podi. In addition to this exotic list I am adding another very healthy and tasty murungai keerai thogaiyal. Do try out this recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check other interesting and delectable Chutney andThogaiyal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikeerai Thogaiyal with step by step photos…

Monday, 22 January 2018

Horsegram Salad/Kollu Salad/கொள்ளு கலவை/Diabetic Friendly Recipe/Weight Loss Recipe/Diet Friendly Recipe

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and diet friendly recipe – Kollu/Horsegram salad. It is important and necessary for all diabetic patients to reduce the amount of carbohydrate intake, especially in the night and this protein packed salad is an excellent solution for the same. There’s an old saying கொழுத்தவனுக்கு கொள்ளு, இளைத்தவனுக்கு எள்ளு”which means if your fat eat horse gram and if your thin eat sesame seeds.  Horsegram/kollu is normally used to feed horses, but used in cooking as well. Now coming to the recipes of Kollu/horsegram -  is one type of bean that is used very little in cooking. But in TamilNadu, kollu is used to make Kollu rasam, kollu sambar, kollu thogaiyaol, kollu soup, Kollu Podi etc. Horsegram has numerous health benefits, rich in proteins (20%), high in fibre, low in calories, easy to digest and keeps us full for a long time. It is also prescribed to persons suffering from jaundice or water retention and as part of a weight loss diet. And now coming to the recipe, it is a very easy and quick fix salad can be made in less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile do check out how to make Kollu Idli Podi in the link and enjoy. Also check out other interesting and healthy Salad varieties here.

Here’s how to make Horsegram Salad/Kollu salad…



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…



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