Friday, 9 December 2016

Red Aval Kozhukattai Recipe/Poha Kozhukattai/Sigappu Aval Kaara Kozhukattai/Red Aval Spicy Kozhukkatai /Flattened Rice Kozhukattai

We are always looking for some healthy, easy and quick evening snack for our kids and family members. Here’s one such delightful, healthy and tempting evening snack I would like to share with you all. It is none other than Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai. This kozhukattai is totally an irresistible and healthy recipe which you should never miss to try. Before going into the recipe, let me share a few things about Poha/Aval.

Poha/Aval is flattened/beaten rice. Rice is first parboiled, then flattened by pounding to remove the husk and dried. The drying process takes about 2 days. During this process partial fermentation takes place thereby bringing forth probiotic bacteria [which help in absorbing nutrients in the gut] and all the B-Vitamins.

Parboiled, flattened dried Red Rice is red poha/red aval. Red Rice is a concentrated source of nutrients such as vitamin E, folic acid, thiamine magnesium and zinc. They are also rich in fibre and manganese and aids in easy digestion. Red Aval  has all the nutrients present in the red rice and also is packed with iron which is essential for growing children, pregnant and lactating women. It is very low in gluten content. Using red poha/aval is beneficial in diabetics due to the slower release of carbohydrates due to all the nutrients present in it.

Ok friends, having shared a few things poha/aval [info:google,Wikipedia and other sources] I would like to move on to the recipe. Do try out this wonderful Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai which can be served as lovely evening snacks or as healthy breakfast and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Aval Recipes and Kozhukattai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Red Aval Kozhukattai with step by step photos…

Homemade Roasted Cumin Powder/How to make roasted cumin Powder at home/Varuthu Araitha Jeeraga Podi/Cumin Powder

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very basic recipe – making of aromatic cumin powder/Jeeragam Podi at home. This post is especially for beginners. When it comes to basic masala powders and paste, I make it only at home. The main reason is the freshness and aroma of the home made cumin powder is unbeatable when compared to the ones bought from shops. Cumin/Jeeragam has numerous health benefits and in Indian cooking they are used generously in most of all the recipes either as whole seed or in powdered form. 

Here’s how to make Cumin Powder at home ….

Monday, 5 December 2016

Vazhakkai Puttu Recipe/Raw Banana Podimas/Green Plantain Stir Fry Recipe

Today, I am going a share a very simple, healthy and easy to make Vazhakkai/Raw plaintain Puttu or Podimas. Vazhakkai/Raw Plaintain is a versatile vegetable, we can make several recipes with this vegetable. Raw Plantains are excellent source of vitamin B6, B3, B5, vitamin C, E, K and a good source of magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Ok, friends do try out this traditional and tasty vazhakkai puttu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetable Poriyal/Varuval varieties here.

Here’s how to make vazhakkai puttu with step by step photos…

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Kalyana Rasam/How to make Kalyana Rasam at home/Wedding Style Rasam/Kalyana Rasam Recipe

Kalyana Rasam is a rasam served in South Indian weddings for lunch and dinner. Though we make different types of rasam at home, kalyana rasam has unique, distinct, exotic taste and flavor. When I go for marriages, if I am not able to have Kalyana Rasam with Rice, then I prefer to drink at least a glass of rasam without fail; the only reason is my love for this rasam. Kalyana rasam is spicy, tangy and flavourful rasam with all the taste perfectly balanced. Do try out this kalyana rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting RASAM VARIETIES I have posted earlier.

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

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Kambu Maavu Puttu Recipe/Pearl Millet Flour Puttu/Bajra Puttu/Pear Millet Recipes/Kambu Puttu in Idli Cooker - How to make Puttu In Idli Cooker

Today I am going to share a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with Kambu/Bajra/pearl millet – none other than delicious Kambu Puttu. Kambu/Bajra is a very common millet variety in India. Nowadays all the millet varieties have gained back their importance. People are becoming health conscious and are using lot of millets in their food which was earlier the staple food for our ancestors.  As far as kambu/Bajra is concerned it has very high fiber content, loaded with vitamin, minerals and amino acids. The high fiber content in turn aids in weight loss. Kambu/pearlmillet/bajra is easy digestible and has very low possibility of causing allergic reactions. Kambu is great alternative to rice for diabetic patients. It helps in maintaining good cardiovascular health and reduces acidity problems. Ok friends, I have said enough about kambu/bajra/pearl millet, now its time to move on to the recipe. Meanwhile do check out about all the Millet varieties I have posted earlier and MilletRecipes here.

Here’s how to make Kambu Puttu with step by step photos…

Friday, 25 November 2016

Capsicum Rice/Bell Pepper Rice/Kudaimilagai Saadam/Easy Capsicum Rice for Lunch Box/How to make Capsicum/Bell Pepper Rice

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very colorful, vibrant, tasty, flavorful and delicious capsicum/bell pepper/kudaimilagai rice. This rice is a perfect lunch box item for school and office.  The rice is perfectly blended with Indian spices along with crunchy and colorful capsicum which makes it taste heavenly. Not just the color, capsicum is loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C. They have low calories and helps in speeding up the metabolism.  Capsicum has found to have good effect on gastrointestinal problems like flatulence, stomach upset, abdominal cramps etc [info source:the health site]. I have used all the three colors of capsicum [red, green and yellow]. You can just use whichever is available at home. Do try out this delectable capsicum rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties and Non Vegetarian RiceVarieties here.

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

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Peanut Laddu/Groundnut Ladoo/Kadalai Urundai/How to make Peanut Laddu

Hello friends,

Earlier today, I posted a very healthy Peanut ChaatSalad, and now I am going to share a very easy, healthy and easy to make Peanut Laddu. Peanut laddu is made with just three ingredients – peanuts, jaggery and elachi. These laddus are very soft and melts in your mouth. My kids love these laddus, so I pack it for snacks to school. These laddus give them lot of energy to play and is loaded with iron and other nutrients like protein, vitamin E, B1, B3, folate, biotin, phosphorus, manganese, copper etc. Any way friends do try out this healthy peanut laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting laddu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Laddu with step by step photos…