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

Monday, 6 April 2020

Vetrilai Thogaiyal/Betel Leaf Chutney/How to make Vetrilai Thogaiyal/Paan Chutney – Healthy Chutney to fight Common Cold & Cough

Vetrilai/Betel Leaf/Paan plays a vital role in poojas, prayers, religious ceremonies, special occasions, weddings etc. Including betel leaves in our diet is important because they have many curative and healing health benefits. The betel leaves/vetrilai is loaded with vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, carotene and is a wonderful source of calcium. They help in controlling blood sugar, cures bleeding gums, eliminates bad breath and helps in increasing metabolic rate. Vetrilai/betel leaves helps in fighting common cold & cough and builds our immune system. They are basically ornamental creepers and can be grown even in our balconies. This Vetrilai thogaiyal is a delicious and healthy side dish that can be served along with idlis/dosa etc or can be even served with a bowl of steam cooked white rice. Do try out this Vetrilai Thogaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out VetrilaiPoondu Sadam/Betel Leaves& Garlic Rice here and other interesting Chutneys/Thogaiyal Varieties here.

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

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Dal Makhani/Dal Makhani Recipe/How to make Dal Makhani with step by step photos

Dal Makhani is one fabulous, healthy bowl of dal recipe that taste extraordinary when served with Cumin Rice/Jeera Rice or Ghee Rice or Roti or Naans. Dal Makahni is made with black urad dal and rajma, cooked along with perfect blend of spices along ghee and finally with a light touch of fresh cream. Do try out this delicious, creamy and protein rich bowl of Dal Makhani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delicious Dals/Sabjis etc here.

Here's how to make Dal Makahni with step by step photos...

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Bottle Gourd Fry/Sorakkai Poriyal/Lauki Fry

Bottle Gourd is called as ‘Sorakkai’ in Tamil, ‘Lauki’ in Hindi, ‘Sorakaya’ in Telugu. Bottle Gourd belongs to a gourd family, in which the fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. Bottle Gourd is rich in fiber, essential minerals, iron and protein. They are low in calories and helps in weight loss. It prevents excess sodium loss and also helps in preventing fatigue. Consuming bottle gourd juice helps in treating stomach acidity, indigestion and ulcers. I have shared a few benefits of bottle gourd, with that let’s move on to the recipe. Meanwhile also check out other interesting and healthy Vegetable Poriyal/Fry varieties here.

Here’s how to make Bottle Gourd/Sorakkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Thinai Arisi Thayir Sadham/Thayir Thinai/Millet Curd Bath/Foxtail Millet Curd Rice

Foxtail Millet/Thinai is one the most important millet varieties loaded with calcium and other vitamins and minerals. Foxtail millet is the second most cultivated species of millet and has been the staple diet of South Indians for a very long time from the Sangam period. Thinai – when consumed regularly is ideal for reducing the cholesterol of the body, helps in controlling blood sugar and increases the metabolic rate. They are rich in anti-oxidants, removes all the acidic elements away from out body. Today, I am going to share a very simple and super healthy Thayir thinai. Do try out this thayir thinai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy and interesting Millet Recipes here and All About Millets here.

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

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Sadham/Ulundhu Soru/Karuppu Ulundhu Sadham with Ellu Thuvaiyal –Thirunelveli Special

Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Sadham is a traditional and authentic recipe of Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. It is a very flavourful and protein packed rice variety that can be made very easily and quickly. This ulundhu soru is usually paired with Ellu Thuvaiyal/Black Sesame Seeds Thuvaiyal but it can be served with any spicy kuzhambuvarieties and appalam.This black urad dal rice is given to girls during puberty which helps in bone growth and strengthens the bone. Do check out other interesting Ulundhu recipes like Ulundhu Kali/Urad dal Kali, Ulundhu Paal/UradDal Paal, Urad Dal Ladoo here. Also check out other Vegetarian Pulavs/Biryanis/One PotMeals/Rice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Soru  with step by step photos here...

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Thakkali Kai Kootu/Pachha Thakkali Kootu/Green Tomato Kootu - தக்காளி காய் கூட்டு

Thakkali Kai Kootu is a South Indian delicacy made with raw/green tomatoes/thakkali kai along with dal and fresh ground coconut paste. It is a very simple,  healthy, spicy and tangy kootu that can be prepared as side dish and served with white rice or rotis. The green tomatoes are not available all the time in the market, but whenever I find these beautiful, tangy green tomatoes/tomatillos, I make it a point to buy them and make either kootu or thogaiyal. Do try out this lovely and healthy Thakkali Kai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanhwile do check out other interesting and delicious Kootu Varieties and other  Sambars/Dal/Rasamvarieties here.

Here’s how to make Thakkali Kadi Kootu with step by step photos…

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Veppam Poo Rasam/Neem Flower Rasam Recipe/How to Make Veppam Poo Rasam/வேப்பம்பூ ரசம் செய்வது எப்படி – Tamil New Year Special Recipe

“Veppam Poo Rasam” is a special and traditional rasam made on Tamil New Year’s day in Tamil Nadu. The Veppam poo is abundantly available during the spring season, so we can make rasam with fresh veppam poo during that season, but in other times we can make it with dried veppam poo. Each and every part of Neem tree has innumerable medicinal properties. Veppam poo/Neem flower is loaded with antifungal and antibacterial properties. They help in preventing and curing stomach infections, in purifying the blood and helps in removing the toxins from our body. Do try out this healthy Veppam Poo Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and flavourful Rasam varieties here. Also check out Tamil NewYear’s Day special recipes here.

Here’s how to make Veppam Poo Rasam with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Agathi Keerai Kootu/Agathi Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kootu

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and super delicious Agathi Keerai Kootu with paasi paruppu/moong dal. Agathi Keerai has numerous health benefits loaded with vitamin A, E, C and other minerals like calcium, phosphorous, Iron etc. It contains 8.4% of protein, 1.4% of fat, 3.1% of minerals. Agathi Keerai helps in easy digestion, cures acidity related problems, regulates urination, cures stomach ulcer and reduces the stress to a great extent. I have mentioned only few benefits of Agathi Keerai , with this short note let's moves on to the kootu recipe. Do check out Agathi Keerai Poriyal I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Agathi Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…

Friday, 10 January 2020

Agathi Keerai Poriyal/Agathi Keerai Curry –How to make Agathi Keerai Poriyal/Humming Bird Tree Leaves Stir Fry

Agathi Keerai has numerous health benefits and loaded with vitamin A, E, C and other minerals like calcium, phosphorous, Iron etc.  It contains 8.4% of Protein, 1.4% of Fat and 3.1 % of Minerals. According to the Siddha School of Medicine, Agathi Keerai has 63 curative benefits. Mainly, it reduces body heat and cools the eyes, heals the wounds and is a wonderful remedy for mental depression and other illnesses. The terms “Agathi” refers to “fir inside”, it will ignite the fire inside all the organs and equalize the blood circulation throughout the body. Agathi Keerai helps in easy digestion, cures acidity related problems, regulates urination, cures stomach ulcer and reduces the stress to a great extent.[Content Source: Vikatan]. I have mentioned only few important benefits of Agathi Keerai, but still there are many more. Lets include Agathi Keerai atleast once a month in our diet and enjoy the benefits. This Agathi Keerai Poriyal is usually prepared on Dhuvadasi day[Next to Vaikunda Ekadasi] for meal after complete fasting, which helps in reducing the acidity levels. Do try out this healthy Agathi Keerai Poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Keerai Recipes here and other vegetarian side dishes here. Also check out Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi, PorichaRasam/Dhuvadasi Rasam and Mor Kuzhambu prepared for Dhuvadasi in the links and Dhuvadasi Paranai/Thalagam here.

Here’s how to make Agathi Keerai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Nellikkai Pachadi/Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi/Gooseberry Raita Recipe/Amla Raitha

“Nellikkai” is the Indian gooseberry is called the Power House of Nutrition. Neelikkai in Tamil is called as Amla in Hindi and Gooseberry in English. Nellikkai is a wonderful fruit is extremely good for the hair, immunity and a great remedy for cold, coughs and helps in fighting infections. Nellikkai pachadi is usually made on dhuvadasi which falls after the ekadasi fasting. This is a very easy thayir pachadi that can be made in a jiffy and is a perfect side dish with SundakkaiVatha Kuzhambu or any South Indian Kuzhambu variety and with Poricha Rasam. Do try out this healthy and tempting Nellikkai Pachadi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Raithas/Pachadis here.

Here’s how to make Nellikkai Pachadi with step by step photos…

Monday, 6 January 2020

Dhuvadasi Rasam/Poricha Rasam /Poricha Saathamudhu – Rasam Without Tamarind, Tomatoes or lemon/ Special Rasam for Fasting days

In South India we make different types of Rasam, but this is, one special type of rasam prepared without tamarind or tomatoes or lemon. This rasam is called the Dhuvadasi Rasam or Poricha Rasam prepared on Dhuvadasai which falls after Ekadasi thithi. Ekadasi vratham is observing total fast [suddha upavasam] on Ekadasi Thithi. After fasting on Ekadasi day, people have a special food or thali called “Dhuvadasi Paranai” which is devised by our ancestors for breaking the fast and balance the acidity levels. So in this Dhuvadasi special meal, tamarind is totally avoided, since tamarind consumed on an empty stomach can cause ulcers and stomach problems. The freshly prepared masala has grated coconut and added to the rasam which is makes this rasam divine. Generally the Dhuvadasi menu consists of Mor Kuzhambu, Poricha Rasam, Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi, Agathi Keerai Poriyal, Poricha Kootu, Sundakkai Vatral fried in ghee, white rice, ghee, mango pickle, yogurt/thayir. I will be posting more of Dhuvadasi recipes in my future post.Do try out this Poricha Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and lip smacking Rasam Varieties here and other Vegetarian dals/Kootus/Sambar/Kurma varieties here.

Here’s how to make Poricha Rasam with step by step photos…

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Red Rice Dosa/Sivappu Arisi Dosai/Healthy Sivappu Arisi Dosa –Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Red Rice/Sivappu Arisi is a special variety of rice loaded with antioxidants called anthocyanins. This antioxidant gives a beautiful and rich red color to the rice. The anitoxidants in red rice helps in reducing symptoms of inflammation, helps in preventing cancer and weight loss management. This red rice is one healthy alternative to the regular idli rice. Red rice/Sivappu arisi has a nutty flavour and packed with nutrients such as Vitamin B, iron, calcium, zinc etc. This dosa has a beautiful pink color which will surely attract the kids. Do try out this red rice dosa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Breakfast recipes here and Red Rice Idli here.

Here’s how to make Red Rice Dosa with step by step photos…

Monday, 23 December 2019

Ragi Poori/Kezhvaragu Poori /Finger Millet Poori Recipe – How to Make Ragi Poori

Ragi/Kezhvaragu Poori is a great alternative for the regular wheat flour pooris. It is one easy way to include ragi/kezhvaragu in our kids diet. Do try out this tempting and easy to make pooris and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting chapathis/pooris/parathas/naans  and breakfast varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ragi/Kezhvaragu Poori with step by step photos …

Monday, 16 December 2019

VazhaipooPoriyal/Banana Flower Poriyal- How to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal

Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower is one of the healthiest vegetable/flower with amazing health benefits consumed widely in Asian cuisine. It is a great source of fibre, Vitamins and minerals. When consumed regularly, it helps in reducing menstrual bleeding, manages diabetes and anaemia, helps the nursing mothers, boosts mood and reduces anxiety. Though cleaning of vazhaipoo is a tedious process, we should try to incorporate in our diet as much as possible. Do try out this simple and comforting vazhaipoo/banana flower poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here, also check out Vazhaipoo Kootu and VazhaipooKola Urundai here.

Here's how to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal with step by step photos...

Monday, 9 December 2019

Coriander, Cumin & Fennel Tea/ CCF Tea - Ayurvedic Tea to Boost Digestion & Detoxify/CCF Tea for weight Loss/How to make CCF powder & Tea

CCF tea/Coriander Cumin & Fennel is yet another healthy tea from my kitchen. Including CCF tea in our diet on daily basis aids an array of health benefits by decreasing the inflammation and detoxifies our body. It is also loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and rich in antioxidants to support our health. Do try out this healthy tea and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting tea/beverages here.

Here's how to make Coriander, Cumin & Fennel Tea Powder & tea ...

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Coriander Seeds Tea/Kothamalli Tea/Dhaniya Tea/Coriander Seeds Tea with Fresh Ginger – Benefits of Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds/Kothamalli/How to use Coriander seeds

I have been sharing quite interesting and healthy tea varieties from my kitchen. In the same series today is yet another very tasty and delectable Coriander Seeds Tea which can be consumed by all age groups. You can even give it to kids after school. Coriander seeds are popularly known as Dhaniya in India and are one of the items that are found in everyone’s pantry. Apart from being very popular spice it is also known for their health benefits. 

Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…
SukkuMalli Coffee/Sukku Coffee

Here’s how to make Coriander Seeds Tea with step by step photos…

Friday, 29 November 2019

Oats Uthappam/Instant Oats Uthappam

Oats uthappam is a super healthy breakfast recipe that can be made quickly and easily. Yes, if you have not prepared idli or dosa batter, do not worry this is an instant uthappam that can be made in a jiffy. This is a recipe even beginner’s and bachelors can make and enjoy. Do try out this instant oats uthappam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other interesting Breakfast recipes here.

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

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Parboiled Rice Porridge/Parboiled Rice Kanji/Puzhungal Arisi Kanji – for Fever & Cold, for Babies - Healthy Kanji for All Age Groups


Parboiled Rice Porridge/Puzhungal Arisi Kanji is super healthy food that can fed to babies 6 month old as their first food. It is easily digestable and the omam helps in getting rid of gas in babies. This kanji is not just for babies, it can be given when someone is suffering from high fever, stomach upset, diarrhea or when someone is very tired or for new moms or for anyone suffering from ulcer. This rice kanji helps during high fever by giving strength and energy to fight infections. This Kanji powder can be made in a jiffy, stored in airtight containers and used whenever needed.  Do try out this healthy Puzhungal Arisi Kanji and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Ragi Kanji Powder, RagiKanji/Ragi Malt, Rice Kanji for Amman, Poondu Vendhaya Kanji here and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Parboiled Ricee Kanji with step by step photos…


White Chickpea Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal – With freshly roasted ground masala


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a Vellai Kondaikadalai Sundal, which has perfect blend of ground spices with bursting flavours. This recipe is by chef Dhamu, I am great fan of his cooking and his recipes never fail. This sundal is one such recipe which taste heavenly and lovely. Do try out this super healthy and tasty Vellai Kondakadalai sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Sundal Varieties here.

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


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Red Rice Idli /Sivappu Arisi Idli /Healthy Red Rice Idli Recipe

Idli is a staple food of South India which is made by steam cooking the rice and lentil batter. This Red Rice Idli is another healthy alternative breakfast loaded with anti oxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Due to the presence of fibers, the sugar is absorbed slowly hence the blood sugar level does not rise. Including red rice in our daily diet helps in reducing cholesterol and hence controls weight gain. So, let include lot of red rice in our diet and lead a healthy life. Do try out this healthy and diabetic friendly Red Rice Idli and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

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