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

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai/Karuppu Ullundhu Ladoo –Black Urad Dal Urundai with Jaggery


Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai is a very tasty and healthy snack that can be made in no time with very less ingredients. My grandma used to make it for me and my sister when we were small and now I am making it for my girls. If you have girl child or women at home this is one recipe that you must know to keep them hale and healthy. You must ask me why? Here it is, Black urad dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B which is essential for women. It is loaded with iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium which make this black urad dal a perfect health package for pregnant women. Another major ingredient in this urundai is jaggery. Jaggery we all know has numerous health benefits, its packed with iron and folate and prevents anaemia and boosts the hemoglobin level, helps in joint pain, is a wonderful blood purifier, controls blood pressure, prevents respiratory problems and is a wonderful alternative to white sugar. The third important ingredient is ghee. We all know ghee has incredible health benefits and is one of the treasured food in ayurveda. Ghee plays a vital role in balancing hormones and maintains a healthy cholesterol level. It is loaded with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids along with Vitamin A. Ghee is a good source of energy and one important thing to keep in mind is, it is a source of good fat, great for your heart and skin.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu ullundhu Urundai with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Coriander Seeds Tea/Kothamalli Tea/Dhaniya Tea – 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…


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…

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Vetrilai Sadam/Betel Leaves Rice with Poondu/Vetrilai Poondu Sadam – Kongunadu Vetrilai Sadam Recipe

Vetrilai Sada/Betel Leaves Sadam is a traditional Kongunadu [Coimbatore] Special variety rice, made using betel leaves and freshly prepared masala powder. This rice has a unique subtle taste, bursting with flavours, and extremely healthy and tasty. The use of betel leaves dates back to ancient times as far as India is concerned. They play vital role in poojas, prayers, religious ceremonies, wedding etc and consuming betel leves contain many curative and healing health benefits. The leaf is rich in Vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, carotene and is a great source of calcium. It reduces inflammation, controls blood sugar, cures bleeding gums, eliminates bad breath and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. There are numerous benefits of vetrilai/betel leaves but I have mentioned only a few here. They can be easily grown in your home as they are both aromatic and ornamental creeper. Though we get vetrilai in all the shops easily, I have this wonderful creeper at home in my balcony, with which I have made this rice. Do try out this aromatic and healthy Vetrilai Sadam/Betel leaves Rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check other interesting and easy Rice Varieties/Biryanis/One pot meals/Pulavs etc here.

Here’s how to make Vetrilai Sadam/Betel Leaves Rice with step by step photos…

Green Peas Biriyani/Pachhai Pattani Biriyani/Matar Biriyani – Kongunadu Special Pattani Biriyani/Perfect Lunch box Recipe

Hello friends,


Today, it’s going to be a one pot meal, super aromatic and flavourful Green Peas Biryani from my kitchen. Though I make this quite often for lunch, as it is an easy lunch box recipe, I have always missed click pictures. so I have to get the pictures this time, so that I can share it with you all. Do try out this healthy, tasty, easy and  Kongunadu special Green Peas Biriyani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy and tasty one pot meals/Biriyani/Pulavs etc.

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



Sunday, 24 November 2019

Rava Uthappam/Sooji Uthappam/Rava Vegetable Uthappam/Instant Rava Uthappam

Today, I am going to share a very healthy, filling and super tempting Rava Uthappam with step by step photos. Are you running out of idli/dosa batter, are you tired of thinking what to make for breakfast, then you have landed in the right recipe. This Rava Uthappam does not involve any grinding and can be made in a jiffy. This is a super healthy and delicious uthappam which your kids and family members will fall in love with immediately. Do try out this tempting Rava Uthappam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthyBreakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Rava 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, 10 October 2019

Thakali Kothamalli Chutney/Tomato Cilantro Chutney/Tomato Coriander Leaves Chutney


We all look to make different kinds for chutney’s as sidedish for idli or dosa. We want to make it healthy, tasty and flavourful, if you are on the lookout for making one such recipe then here it is  - Thakkali Kothamalli Chutney/Cilanto tomato chutney. It is a perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas, vada, pakoda, uttapam etc and goes well with steam cooked rice as well. You can serve it along with chapthi, rotis or parathas or can be applied on bread to make sandwiches. Cilantro/Kothamalli is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber, including it in everyday diet is very good for our health. Do try out this healthy and flavourful chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting chutney’s here.

Here’s how to make Thakali Kothamalli Chutney with step by step photos…

Friday, 27 September 2019

Tomato Mint Chutney/Thakkali Pudina Chutney- How to make Pudhina/mint chutney with Tomatoes.


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, healthy and perfect side dish for idlis, dosas and chapathis – Tomato Mint Chutney. This chutney can be used as spread for sandwiches or for rolls. Do try out this delectable chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting 42 different types ofSpecial Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties from my kitchen.

Here’s how to make Tomato Mint Chutney 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...




Friday, 6 September 2019

Ulundhu Kozhukattai/Urud Dal Kozhukattai/Urad dal Modakam/Uppu Kozhukattai/Kara Kozhukattai


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share the most commonly prepared savory version of Kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthi – Ulundhu Kzohukattai. Kozhukattai’s are special offering made for lord Ganesha. They are dumplings made with rice flour, either with sweet or savory stuffing. I have already posted Sweet modakama withkadalaiparuppu & jaggery poornam, sweet modakam with coconut & jaggerypoornam, Paal kozhukattai with vellam, Sweet Pidi kozhukattai, easy uppuurundai, Ammini Kozhukattai, Samai Uppu Kozhukattai and many other special VinayagaChathurthi  recipes.  please check out the links for the recipes. Do try out this Ulundhu Kozhukattai and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Ulundhu Kozhukattai 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…


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Capsicum Fry/Bell Pepper Fry/Kodaimilagai Poriyal


Kodamilagai/Capsicum Poriyal is a very simple and easy recipe that can be made in no time and served along with rasam rice or sambar rice. Capsicums are an exceptionally great source of  Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin C. They are also great source of dietary fibre, Vitamin E, B6, folate and minerals like manganese, potassium,copper and phosphorous. They help in preventing diabetes and diabetic neuropathic pain. They are beneficial in treating peptic ulcer disease and damaged brain tissues. So it is good to include capsicums in our diet to lead a healthy life. For now try this simple, easy and quick Capsicum fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Capsicum/Kodaimilagai recipes here.

Here’s how to make Capsicum/Kodaimilagai Poriyal 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…