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

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…

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…

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, 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…


Monday, 14 October 2019

MurungaiKeerai Poriyal/Drumstick Leaves Poriyal with RedChillies and Rice

Hello Friends,

Today, Iam going to share a very interesting, healthy and quick to make Murungaikeerai Poriyal which is made by my MIL during Aadi month when making Kezhvaragu Koozh. I love this version of murungaikeerai poriyal along with koozh. I have posted other interesting murungai keerai recipes like Murungai keerai soupMurungaikeerai thanniMurungai keerai sambarMurungai keerai muttai poriyal  Murungaikeerai podiMurungai Keerai Thogaiyal. For now check out this interesting murungai keerai poriyal, do try it out and post your comments here.

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


AloeVera Lassi/Sotrukattrazhai Lassi/Aloevera Buttermilk/Sottrukattrazhai More


Aloevera/Sottrukattrazhai has been known for its healing properties for thousands and thousands of years. Humans have long known about the plant’s healing benefits and over the years have used aloevera to treat wounds, burns, cuts, for skin problems, hair loss, hemorrhoids, digestive issues etc. It is an excellent remedy for heatburn and will help in lessening several symptoms of GERD[Gastrpoesophageal reflux disease] including belching and vomiting. It also helps in reducing the blood sugar level if taken everyday for about two weeks. Aloevera is an excellent body coolant, helps in weight loss and   prevents dehydration. Do try out this healthy Aloevera Lassi and post your comments here.

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

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Pachai Payaru Sundal/Green Gram Sundal/Moong Bean Sundal – Navarathri Special Sundal

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and delicious Pachai Payaru Sundal/Green Gram Sundal which can be made as neivedhyam for Navarathri or as evening snacks for kids after school. Pachai payaru /Green gram is loaded with fibre, prevents constipation, helps in reducing weight, cholesterol and controls blood pressure. It is loaded with antioxidants , which helps in good hair growth and for healthy skin. Do try out this healthy and tasty sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sundal varieties here and All about Navrathri along with special sundals,rice varieties and sweets here.

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



Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Mushroom Soup/Creamy Mushroom Soup/Kalaan Soup

I am going to share a very healthy, tasty and creamy soup – mushroom soup that can be made in a jiffy and served as appetizer or asevening snack. Try out this delicious and tempting mushroom soup and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting soup varieties here.

Here’s how to make Mushroom Soup with step by step photos...




Thursday, 4 July 2019

Pomegranate Juice/How to make Pomegranate Juice/How to break open Pomegranate fuit easily and quickly

Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits. It has extraordinary health benefits as it filled anti-oxidants, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties. Pomegranate is loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E as well as folic acid. The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory. Pomefranate juice can reduce the inflammation in the gut and improve digestion and also helps in lowering systolic blood pressure. Adding pomegranate juice to our diet is a great way to get the required vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Do try out this healthy juice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other exotic, heatlhy and superdelicious Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, Lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.


Here’s how to make Pomegranate Juice with step by step photos…

Papaya Juice/How to make Papaya Juice

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 with you a very easy, heatlhy and tempting Papaya Juice. Meanwhile do check out other exotic, heatlhy and superdelicious Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, Lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.

Here's how to make Papaya juice with step by step photos...


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Chow Chow Thol Thogaiyal/Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal

Today, I am going to share a very easy, quick and healthy thogaiyal using the peel of Chow Chow. This is a very delicious thogaiyal that can be served as side dish for idlis/dosas or even with steam cooked white rice. So next time you make chow chow at home, do not throw away the peel. Meanwhile do check out other interesting 45 different Chutney& Thogaiyal varieties that I have posted earlier.

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


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Green Peas Masala/Pattani Masala/Dried Green Peas Curry/Dried Green Peas Masala Recipe - version 2


Dried Green Peas Masala is a super delicious side dish for rotis, chaptis, or it can be served with white rice also. This green peas masala is loaded with proteins, vitamins and minerals. It can be served as after school snack for kids. Do try out his healthy and tasty Green Peas Masala/curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Side Dish for Rotis in this link. Also check out Green Peas Masala Restaurant Style/Matar Masala which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Dried Green Peas Masala with step by step photos…

Friday, 24 May 2019

Karuveppilai Thogayal/Curry Leaves Thogaiyal


Today I am going to share a very healthy and easy Karuvepilai thogayal recipe which can be made in a jiffy. This is a very tasty and delectable thogaiyal that can be served with steam cooked rice or as side dish for idlis, dosas rotis or as a spread over bread. Do try out this healthy Karuvepilai Thogayal recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and mouth-watering Thogayl and Chutney varieties here.

Here’s how to make Karuvepilai Thogayal recipe with step by step photos…