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Showing posts with label Healthy Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthy Recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Ragi Halwa/Kezhvaragu Halwa/How to make Ragi Halwa Recipe

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy, quick and easy tempting sweet – Ragi Halwa. This Ragi Halwa is a super delicious and healthy guilt free sweet. I have used naatu sakkarai instead of white sugar which is loaded with iron. This ragi halwa will just melt in your mouth and the kids also will love it. Do try out this Ragi Halwa and post your comments. Meanwhile check out other Halwa varieties and traditionalSweet varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ragi Halwa with step by step photos here…

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…



Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Pori Urundai/Puffed Rice Balls with Jaggery/Kaarthigai Pori Urundai


Pori Urundai/Puffed Rice Ball is a traditional and brings back nostalgic memories for everyone. We prepare Pori Urundai for Karthigai Deepam along with ParuppuPaayasam and Appam for neivedhyam. Not only for neivedhyam, it is a wonderful healthy and an easy evening snack for kids and adults. Do try out this lovely and healthy Pori Urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other tempting Sweets and Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Pori Urundai 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

South Indian Lunch Menu – 9/Lunch Menu Ideas


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, elegant, tasty and tempting lunch menu idea. I have posted many South Indian Lunch Menu Ideas earlier, do check that out also and have a great day.

Here’s the South Indian Lunch Menu/Thali…


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…

Monday, 9 October 2017

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru/Drumstick Leaves Cooked with Coconut Milk/Murungai Keerai Thengai Paal Saaru

Murungai Keerai thanni is one of my favorite recipes that my mom makes very often. It is usually very difficult to make kids eat the greens, but when we make this keerai thanni and give, they will just love it.  I love the fresh murungai keerai/drumstick leaves which we get in our backyard [organic],  cook it with kazhani thanni [rice washed water] along with onions, green chilles and the final touch of adding coconut milk is just amazing. We usually make this for lunch and serve with steam cooked white rice.

In my earlier post I have shared about the health benefits of Murungai Keerai, I would love to mention it here as well. Drumstick leaves have wonderful medicinal properties. They have 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. They help in maintaining the blood sugar levels. Keeping all the health benefits in mind do try out the Murungai Keerai Thanni and post your feedback here.

Meanwhile do check out other interesting MurugaiKeerai Recipes like Drumstick LeafPowder/Murungai Keerai Powder, Murungai Keerai Soup, Murungai Keerai MuttaiPoriyal, Murungai Keerai Sambar. Do not forget to check out other interesting Vegetarian gravies here. Also do not forget to checkout Manathakkali Keerai Thanni  recipe here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Thanni 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…

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal/Kodo Millet Sweet Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal is a very special and a traditional dish of Tamil Nadu prepared especially during Pongal festival and also during other festive occasions and on pooja days. Usually Sakkarai Pongal is prepared with raw rice, moong dal and jaggery, but here, I have replaced raw rice with Varagu Arisi as a healthy alternative. Varagu Arisi sakkarai pongal is yet another addition to my millet recipe collection. Do check out other Sweet Varieties, Pongal Varieties and also about the famous Pongal festival here.

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

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Potato Sandwich/Aloo Sandwich/ UrulaiKizhangu Sandwich

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very easy and quick potato sandwich that can be made in a jiffy. This sandwich can be served for breakfast or as after school snack or sometimes I pack it for lunch for my kids. I have used sandwich maker to make this sandwich, you can very toast it in tawa and serve it hot. I have used white bread to make the sandwich you can very well use wheat bread or multigrain bread. Do try out this delightful potato sandwich and post your comment here. Meanwhile do check out other Sandwich Recipes and Breakfast Recipes here.

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

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Brinjal & Drumsticks Fry/Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Pirattal is a very common dish prepared in TamilNadu in all most all the homes.  This poriyal/masala is perfect and lovely combination of brinjal and drumsticks cooked along with onions, tomatoes and spices makes it extraordinary and succulent. Kathrikkai Murugaikkai poriyal is especially prepared on pooja days and fasting days  for neivedhyam and served as side dish along with rice, sambar, rasam etc. It can also be served as sidedish for rotis or chapathis. Do try out this lovely Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other vegetarian Poriyal varietieshere.

Here’s how to make Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal 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…


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Kambu Maavu Puttu/Pearl Millet Flour Puttu/Bajra Puttu/Pear Millet Recipes

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with Kambu/Bajra/pearl millet – none other than delicious Kambu Puttu. Kambu/Bajra is a very common millet variety in India. Nowadays all the millet varieties have gained back their importance. People are becoming health conscious and are using lot of millets in their food which was earlier the staple food for our ancestors.  As far as kambu/Bajra is concerned it has very high fiber content, loaded with vitamin, minerals and amino acids. The high fiber content in turn aids in weight loss. Kambu/pearlmillet/bajra is easy digestible and has very low possibility of causing allergic reactions. Kambu is great alternative to rice for diabetic patients. It helps in maintaining good cardiovascular health and reduces acidity problems. Ok friends, I have said enough about kambu/bajra/pearl millet, now its time to move on to the recipe. Meanwhile do check out about all the Millet varieties I have posted earlier and MilletRecipes here.

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

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Peanut Laddu/Groundnut Ladoo/Kadalai Urundai/Hot to make Peanut Laddu

Hello friends,

Earlier today, I posted a very healthy Peanut ChaatSalad, and now I am going to share a very easy, healthy and easy to make Peanut Laddu. Peanut laddu is made with just three ingredients – peanuts, jaggery and elachi. These laddus are very soft and melts in your mouth. My kids love these laddus, so I pack it for snacks to school. These laddus give them lot of energy to play and is loaded with iron and other nutrients like protein, vitamin E, B1, B3, folate, biotin, phosphorus, manganese, copper etc. Any way friends do try out this healthy peanut laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting laddu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Laddu with step by step photos…

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