Showing posts with label under 15 minutes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label under 15 minutes. Show all posts

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…


Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sombu Tea/Fennel Seeds Tea/Sombu Theeneer/Perunjeeragam Tea/Snauf Tea -Benefits of Sombu/FennelSeeds


Hello friends,
Today, I am going to share a very healthy tea which my mom used to make for me in my school days – Sombu Tea. Sombu/Perunjeeragam/Fennel Seeds are spicy seeds with strong taste excellent aroma and taste and is widely used all over India in cooking. Fennel Seeds/Sombu increases the taste and aroma of the cooked food to a great extent. Not only the taste and aroma, but they have extremely great health benefits when included in our daily diet. Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chettinad Kara Chutney/Kara Chutney Recipe/ChettinadOnion &Tomato Kara Chutney/Spicy Red Chutney Recipe


Chetiinad Kara Chutney is a lip-smacking chutney that is instantly loved by anyone and everyone. Kara means spicy, as the name implies it is a spicy and tangy chutney that goes very well with idlis, dosas, uthappam, kuzhipaniyarams, chapatti, rotis etc. Do try out this easy and quick Chettinad Kara Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutneyand thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Kara Chutney with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Dhaniya Chutney/Dhaniya Kaara Chutney/Malli Kara Chuteny/Kothamalli Vidhai Chutney/Coriander Seeds Chutney.


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very interesting and a perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas, it is none other than coriander seeds chutney. I have not added coconut, you can also sauté and add grated coconut before grinding. This chutney has excellent flavor and everybody will fall in love with it instantly. Corander seeds are extremely good for health, they have good detox properties, rich in iron and extremely great for digestion. Anyway friends, do try out this delicious and healthy coriander seeds chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make coriander Seeds Chutney with step by step photos…



Monday, 14 October 2019

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…



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…


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…

Friday, 9 March 2018

Kirni Pazham Juice Recipe/Musk Melon Juice Recipe/Cantaloupe Juice –Summer Special Juice



With summer fast approaching, the market is starting to overwhelm with Watermelons and Musk Melons. Melons are excellent thirst quenchers and one best way to beat the heat. Musk Melons/Kirni Pazham is rich in potassium and helps in regulating the blood pressure. They are super rich in vitamin A , vitamin C and other nutrients. Musk melon is low in calories, low in saturated fat and low in cholesterol and is extremely healthy. Meanwhile do try out other healthy and refreshing Juice/Milkshakes/Smoothies/Ice creams/Beverages here.

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

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…


Monday, 5 March 2018

Idli Upma – Recipes with Leftover Idlis/Easy & Quick Idli Upma in less than 10 minutes, Easy Lunch box Recipe.


Idli upma – is one quick fix and easy breakfast/dinner recipe that can be made in no time. It is my daughter’s favorite and I sometimes pack it for lunch. Usually, I don’t add onions to this upma, but if you prefer to add onions you can add it when you are tempering. Do try out this easy  and delicious idli upma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Kambu Idli, Idli – South Indian DelightIdli Fry, Kanchipuram idliOats idli , Stuffed Potato Idli in the links. Also check out other interesting breakfast and chutney/thogaiyal varieties here. 

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

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Beetroot, Carrot and Coconut Milk Smoothie – Powerful & Healthy Breakfast Smoothie



Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and filling breakfast smoothie that will keep you going the whole morning. Do try out this healthy and power packed Smoothie for breakfast and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Juice Recipes here and Smoothies & Milkshakes here

Here’s how to make Beet,Carrot & Coconut Milk smoothie with photos…

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

ABC Juice/Apple Carrot Beetroot Juice/How to Make ABC Juice – A Miracle Drink



Apple, carrot and beetroot juice is also called as miracle drink because of innumerable benefits for our body, brain, skin etc. Fruits and vegetable juices are one of the best ways to get vitamins and minerals in our diet. This juice is a perfect detox drink that is very refreshing and keeps us energetic throughout the day. In human body toxin removal happens in four different ways, liver will remove fat soluble toxins, kidney will remove water soluble toxins, intestine will remove undigested toxins and skin will remove metabolic toxins.  ABC is  such a miracle drink that helps in flushing out all these toxins through these organs. Try out this miracle drink and have a wonderful and a healthy life. Meanwhile do checkout other interesting Juice Recipes here.

Here’s how to make ABC juice with photos…

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Carrot Rice/Simple Carrot Rice – Easy Lunch Box Recipe/Carrot Sadham

One tedious job is to pack lunch for kids, of which the best challenge is to make them an attractive meal both healthy and colorful. Another big challenge which all the moms face is to make them finish their lunch. Here’s one such recipe which is both colorful, nutritious and the best part is that you can make it in less than 15 minutes. This carrot rice is very simple and can be made with either freshly cooked rice or with left over rice as well. Do try out this healthy Carrot Rice recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties, NonVegetarian Rice varieties here.

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

Friday, 9 February 2018

Buttered Sweet Corn/Cup Corn Recipe/Sweet Corn Flavoured with Butter & Mixed Herbs/Quick & Easy Snack Recipe


Buttered Sweet Corn is a very easy, tasty and quick snack that can be made in a jiffy. I usually have a packet of Corn Kernels in my freezer and use it to make cup corn and serve as evening snack for my kids. I have used butter to make this corn, if you are diet conscious you can very well replace it with 3 tsp of oil. This Buttered Corn recipe is super duper easy and nobody can surely go wrong in it. Do try out this Buttered Corn recipe and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Buttered Sweet Corn with step by step photos…

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Turmeric Pepper Milk/Turmeric Milk /Golden Milk/Manjal Paal/Milagu Manjal Paal/Haldi Dhoodh/ மிளகு மஞ்சள் பால் – Home Remedy for Cold and Cough


Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share, one of the best home remedies for cold and cough it is none other than – மிளகு மஞ்சள் பால் /Milagu Manjal Paal. When we were kids, my mom used to make this wonderful milk during the onset of winter seasons and also especially when we suffer from cold, cough and sore throat. It is very easy and simple to make but has numerous amount medicinal benefits. This milagu manjal paal, can be had after dinner it helps in clearing the phlegm, soothes the throat irritation and helps you to doze off.  This is one healthy drink which you should never miss, because it helps to build the immune system and fights the infection. Make you magic golden milk and fight off your cold and sore throat, drink healthy and stay healthy.

Here’s how to make Turmeric & Pepper Milk 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…


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…