Monday, 13 January 2014

Paal Pongal Recipe/Milk Pongal Recipe/Vellai Pongal – Pongal Special – All about Bhogi Pongal/Paal Pongal with step by step photos

Wishing you all a Very Happy Bhogi Pongal, Thai Pongal , Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. Iniya Uzhavar Thirunaal Vaazhthukkal

Bhogi festival is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, “the God of Clouds and Rains”. Lord Indra is worshipped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty of prosperity to the land. It is also widely believed that Bhogi Pongal is the Indra Vizha festival observed during the Chola period. The first day of Pongal [Harvest festival] is the Bhogi Pongal is celebrated on the last day of the month of Margazhi.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Soya Chunks Vegetable Curry

Today for the third consecutive day I am posting another very healthy and delicious Soya Chunks Vegetable curry. My mom used to prepare this vegetable soya curry very often as side dish for dosas and chapathis when I was a kid. Do try this curry and let me know your feedback.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Vegetable Curry with step by step photos…

Friday, 10 January 2014

Soy Chunks 65 Recipe/Meal Maker 65 Recipe/Soy 65/How to make Soya Chunks 65 with step by step photos...

Are you looking for a quick and easy evening snack??? Then here it is, you need not soak, you need not grind, just make this spicy, delicious and mouth-watering evening snack with the ingredients available in your pantry. Make this Soy 65 before your kids come back from school; ask them to guess what it is? The first answer will be, if it is chicken 65. Yes, Soy 65 looks and tastes like chicken 65, so what are you waiting for? Go ahead, try it out and play the guessing game with your kids.

Here’s how to make Soy Chunks 65 with step by step photos….

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Soya Chunks Biryani Recipe/Meal Maker Biryani/How to make Soya Chunks/Meal Maker Biryani with step by step photos

Soya chunks/Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) are defatted (fat removed) soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil (Wikipedia). Soya chunks are excellent meat substitutes, cooks quickly with protein content equal to that of meat. The soya chunks were invented by agricultural commodities and food processing company in the 1960’s.  They come in many forms like regular chunks, mini chunks or also as granules and can be used in different ways. Soya chunks are excellent source of protein which helps in body building, cell repair, building immunity and muscle growth. About 3.5 ounce of soya chunks contains 54 gms of protein. Soya chunks have high concentration of calcium and iron. Studies also show that soya chunks help in lowering cholesterol, osteoporosis, blood pressure and helps in weight loss and many more. Having said so many things about soya chunks, now let us see how to make this simple, flavourful and delicious Soya Chunks Biryani in Pressure cooker.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Biryani with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Ragi & Wheat Flour Chapathi/Fingermillet and Wheat Flour Chapathi/Ragi Chapathi Recipe with step by step photos

Today I have come up with another healthy chapathi – Ragi & Wheat Flour Chapathi. This is yet another easy, simple, quick and healthy chapathi for all age groups. My kids love chapathi, so I always try to include some type of millets along with the wheat flour, to make them more healthy and interesting. Let’s all eat healthy and lead a healthy life. Check out my other Chapathi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ragi & Wheat Flour Chapathi with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Healthy Lemon Oats Upma [For Breakfast or For Dinner]/Lemon Oats Upma Recipe/Oats Upma Recipe/How to make Lemon Oats Upma with step by step photos

Today in Priya’s Virundhu, I am sharing with you all a very Healthy Lemon Oats Upma. I received emails from my subscribers requesting for healthy and quick breakfast recipes. So I thought of sharing this quick, healthy and tangy oats upma. If you are a fan of lemon rice, then you will surely love this lemon oats upma. The best part of this upma is it does not need any side dish and also can be served evening snacks for your kids. Meanwhile check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Lemon Oats Upma with step by step photos….

Monday, 6 January 2014

Ragi Semiya Upma/Ragi Vermicilli Upma/Ragi Semiya Upma Recipe/How to make Ragi Semiya with step by step photos

Hello Friends,
I am back after my vacation, we had great time back in Chennai. I hope you all had great Christmas and wonderful New Year celebrations. I was really missing you all a lot, thank you all friends, readers, subscribers and visitors for your continuous support and encouragement. I am blogging after about a month, so I thought of sharing with you all something very healthy, quick and yummy – Ragi Semiya Upma. Before going into the recipe I want to share a few things about Ragi.

Ragi/finger millet is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals. The rich source of fiber in Ragi helps to lower cholesterol level and is very easy to digest. Ragi cools down our body temperature in hot days and helps in weight control as well. The rich natural source of calcium in Ragi helps in strengthening the bone in growing children, older people and keeps everyone healthy. Check out my other Ragi dishes like Ragi Koozh, Ragi Kanji, RagiVadai, Ragi ladoo, Ragi Dosai, Ragi Puttu, Ragi Adai in the respective links.

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