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Banana flower vada/Vazhapoo vada.

Vazhapoo vada is very tasty and crispy delicacy. It is rich in fibre,VitA,vitB,Vit E Iron. And very good for uterus. This is also diabetic friendly food.

Ingredients:

Banana flower chopped….1 cup

Bengal gram….250gms

Red chillies…6 to 8 nos

Garlic….8 pods

Hinge 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves chopped…1 tbs

Fennel seeds….1 tbs

Salt as required.

Oil for frying.

Grind all these coarsely .

Clean banana flower.Remove brown color petals.From small flower bunch remove plastic like object then remove the head like portion too.Now put in chopper or put in pulse mode in mixi jar.

Rinse the Bengal gram dhal and soak with redchillies,garlic pods and drain the water.Grind it if needed add1 or 2 tbs of water.

Method

Now to the coarsely grinded batter add chopped onions, coriander leaves,curry leaves, salt and hinge.

Mix well.

In a kadai add oil and heat it.

When hot add a small bit of batter into oil. It should rise gradually. This is right.Fry vadas till golden brown and flip the other side and fry till golden brown.

Take a small portion and make it as a ball. Then press as vadas.

It will be crispy and very tasty. Can serve with chutney or sauce.

Watch “மொரு மொரு வாழைப்பூ வடை | Tasty crispy banana flower Vada | Vazhai Poo Vada in Tamil” on YouTube

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desert healthy recipes. indian

Easy banana icecream/No milk,no sugar,no cream ice cream

Very healthy version of ice

Ingredients

Banana…..Big..3

Small…………6

Honey……..4 TBS

Vanilla essence…2 TSP
Chopped nuts optional

Method.

1. Slice bananas.

2.Put the sliced bananas in a ziplock pouch and store in freezer for 3 hrs.

3.Remive from fridge.Put in a mixie jar and make it a smooth paste.Now add honey and vanilla essence and whip for few seconds.

4. Keep in freezer for 1 hr.

5. While serving serve with chopped nuts or chocolate sauce.

Watch “ரொம்ப எளிதாக வாழை பழம் ஐஸ் க்ரீம் செய்வது எப்படி|  Banana Ice-cream. No cream, no sugar.” on YouTube

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diabetic recipe Easy recipe healthy recipes. indian

HEALTHY PEANUT SALAD

Ingredients

Peanuts roasted……1 cup

Onion chopped……3/4 to 1 cup

Chilli…..1 No

Lemon juice….1/2 to 1 tsp

Salt…..1 tsp.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl finally add lemon juice to it.

Healthy salad is ready.

Watch “ஆரோக்கியமான வேர்க்கடலை சாலட் | Healthy Peanut Salad  #SheCreates” on YouTube

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cooking diabetic recipe healthy recipes. indian Neivedyam

CORN SUNDAL

There are many varieties of sundal.

Today thought of sharing corn sundal.

Ingredients

Corn …….1 cup

Green chilli….1

Mustard …..1/2 TSP
Urad dhal…1 TSP

Oil……1 TBS
Curry leaves few

Coriander leaves … chopped

Lemon juice as required

Salt as required.

Method.

1. Boil corn in a press u’re cooker with salt.

2.Remove corn kernels.

3.In a pan add 2 TBS oil.

4. Add mustard seeds and then urad dhal.

5.Now add curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

6. Add required amount of lime juice after switching off the stove..

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Cooking Recipes desert healthy recipes. Neivedyam traditional cooking

KARTHIGAI PORI/PUFFED RICE SWEET.

During festivals we use puffed rice for neivedyam. Especially for KARTHIGAI this is a must.

  • Ingredients:
  • Puffed rice/Pori….3 to 3.5 cups
  • Jaggery…..1 cup
  • Ghee…..1 Tbs
  • Cardomom powder

Method:

  1. In a pan first add jaggery add very little water and allow it to melt.Filter the dirt.
  2. Again keep the jaggery and boil it
  3. The consistency should be single string.Another tip is that when u put in a plate of water it should not dilute.you roll it in your hand it will become a ball.
  4. This is the right time to add puffed rice. Add it quickly and add the whole of it.Low the flame and mix it well.Now if you want add coconut bits add now.
  5. Now add elaichi powder and1 TSP ghee.
  6. You can have it as such or rub ghee in your palms and make as balls.
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Cooking Recipes diabetic recipe healthy recipes. indian

SOYA CHUNKS FRY

Soy is full of polyunsaturated fats,proteins and omega 3 fatty acids.They are also rich in calcium and iron while providing no extra sugar or sodium to the body. It enables faster muscle building and metabolism.Soak 1 cup of soya chunks in 21/2 cups of boiled water and then rinse them in cold water after they soften.Ingredients

  • Corn flour…….2 TBS
  • Chilli powder…1 TSP
  • Salt………1 TSP
  • Turmeric powder…1 TSP
  • Coriander powder..2 TSP
  • Marinate the above ingredients and keep it for 10 mts.

Can deep fry but I fried in non-stick pan.Can serve with rice or roti.

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desert healthy recipes. indian

HEALTHY AND TASTY ENERGY BAR/ HEALTHY LADOO.

HAPPY DIWALI ALL.

Today is Diwali so thought of sharing a sweet as well as healthy recipe.

Today it’s also Children’s Day so this recipe is also kids friendly recipe .

We have been eating plain nuts for years as part if of our daily diet as it keeps us healthy.Now it’s time to innovate something from the bests of the nuts family.So here I have a snack bar/nuts and dates ladoo that is tasty and most importantly stays healthy since the dish is free from oil,sugar and jaggery

Ingredients

.Dates……1 cup

.cashews…..1 cup

.Almonds…1 cup

Groundnut…1 cup

Sesame….1/4 cup

Honey…1/2 cup

Salt…1/4 tsp

Honey…1/2 cup

Oats…..1/2 cup

Dessicated coconut…1/2 cup

Can add walnut,pistachio and pumpkin seeds.

.Soak dates in hot water for 2 hrs.It will get softened. Blendit into a smooth paste.

.Dry roast oats in a kadai and powder it.

Method

1.In a kadai or a thick bottomed vessel addcashews,almonds,groundnut

,sesame, dessicated coconut and roast it.In a few minutes it will turn golden aromatic and crisp.Remove from fire and keep aside.

2. In the same kadai add the dates paste and cook for 5 mts.When it gets thickened add the roasted nuts mixture to it.

3. Add honey,cardomom powder and salt mix well.

4. Add powdered oats to it combine well.Moisture gets absorbed and it holds shape

5.Transfer it to a tray,level it and refrigerate it for an hour.

It will set completely Now you can cut into pieces.If you would like to have it as a snack bar.

If you like to have it as a ladoo first shape into balls instead of levelling it in a tray and then refrigerate it.

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Cooking Recipes diabetic recipe healthy recipes. vegan

MULTI LEGUMES CURRY

Legumes are rich in protein. This is a healthy receipe.Soak the legumes for 6 hrs.

Ingredients:

  • Channa dhal…..1 cup
  • Broad beans …..1/2 cup
  • Soyabeans…..1/2 cup
  • Green peas….1/2 cup.

You increase or decrease the quantity as per your requirement.

  • Onions chopped…..1/2 cup
  • Tomato chopped……1/2 cup
  • Chilly powder……….1 to 2tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste..1/2to 1tsp
  • Oil….2 tbs
  • Vegetable masala…1 tbs.(optional)
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander leaves chopped 2 tbs

Method:

  1. In a pressure pan add oil.When heated add chopped onions fry a little with a little salt
  2. When onion translucent add chopped tomatoes when it turns mushy add turmeric powder,chilly powder, vegetable masala and balance salt.
  3. Now add the legumes to it.And add required water for it. Allow it for 4 whistles.
  4. When pressure releases add coriander leaves.

Serve with chappathi or roti.

Optional if you don’t have these legumes can combine any two or more legumes of your choice.

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Easy recipe healthy recipes. Korean recipe

CUCUMBER SALAD KOREAN STYLE

There are many salads. Today this salad is Korean style with simple ingredients. I liked the taste and it is a different combination of ingredients. This is very healthy recipe.

  • English Cucumber……1
  • Onion……1
  • Garlic …..few pods
  • Soya sauce….2 TSP
  • Red chilli flakes….1 TSP
  • Gingely oil….2 TSP
  • Sesame seeds..2 TSP
  • Sugar……1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt….as required

Preparation

  • Cut English cucumber diagonally first and then chop it.
  • Onion sliced finely
  • Garlic finely chopped.

Method

Take a bowl and mix the ingredients well till sugar gets dissolved.

Can serve with rice or roti.

Watch “சத்தான வெள்ளரிக்காய் சாலட் கொரியன் பாணி | Healthy cucumber salad Korean style” on YouTube

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Cooking Recipes healthy recipes. vegetable cooking

GRATED CARROT RICE

Carrot is a root vegetable is a perfect health food. It improves eye health. Orange carrots get their bright color from betacarotene an antioxidant that your body converts into Vit.A.

They are good source of fiber,Vit.K1, potassium,B6 and antioxidants.

Ingredients

Rice……1cup

Cinnamon…1piece

Cardomom…2

Cloves…..3

Star anise …1

Cook rice with the above whole spices and little salt. Add 1/2 lemon juice.Keep aside.

For Carrot rice

Carrot……4 grated

Ghee……3tbs

Saunf….1/4tsp

Cumin seeds….1/4tsp

Onion……2chopped

Green chillies…2

Garlic cloves …..3or 4 pods

Turmeric a small piece

Garam masala……1/4tsp

I grinded green chilli,ginger and garlic.

For a change have used grated turmeric powder I have used fresh turmeric grated.

In a kadai add ghee .Add saunf ,cumin seeds

Add onion and grated turmeric and add grated carrot.

Add grinded chilli ginger garlic paste.Add garam masala powder if you need more spicy add chilli powder and salt.

When done add cooked rice. See that rice doesn’t get broken.

Lastly add chopped Coriander leaves.