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indian soup

BANANA STEM SOUP/VAZHATHANDU SOUP

Banana stem is a rich source of fibre and helps in weight loss. Its high fibre content creates a feeling of satia and hence reduces the intake of food. It also helps ease constipation. It is rich in potassium,Vit.B. It clears urinary tract.

Remove the outer rings of the stem so that the inner thick stem is got. Cut the inner stem into medium size rings and remove fibre using your finger.

Now soak in butter milk.

Ingredients

Banana stem…..200gms

Shallots…..few

Garlic ….few pods

Tomato…..1

Masoor dhal…..3 tbs

Pepper

In a pressure pan put all the ingredients and cook for 2 whistles.

When cool filter with a strainer.

Now add pepper powder.If u need salt add more.

Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

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Cooking Recipes indian

KEERAI KUZHAMBU

I have shared many KEERAI recipes.

Today it is KEERAI kulambu.

Ingredients:

Oil……1 TBS

Garlic….4 pods

Green chillies….2 to 3

Shallots…….10

Tomato……1

Keerai…..350 gms

Sambar powder…..2 TSP

Salt as needed

Turmeric….1/2 TSP

Mustard seeds….1/4 TSP

Urad dhal….1/2 TSP

Cumin seeds….1/4 TSP

Red chillies….2

Toor dhal..cooked 1 cup

Curry leaves…..few

Method:

  • In a kadai put oil. Add chopped onions, garlic and tomato.
  • Saute it
  • Add arai keerai and fry it.
  • Add water to it.
  • When it gets cooked add sambar powder and required salt.
  • Finally add cooked dhal.

In a pan add 1 TBS oil.add mustard seeds when it splutters addurad dhal.

Add cumin seeds, add red chillies,curry leaves.

Now add the seasonings to the gravy.

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Cooking Recipes indian kerala recipes vegetable cooking

LADIES FINGER CURRY/ OKRA COCONUT MILK CURRY.

There are different recipes with ladies finger. This curry is prepared with coconut milk.

Ingredients:

  • Onion…….2 nos
  • Tomato….2 nos
  • Ladies finger…250 gms
  • Oil …….3 TBS
  • Coconut…1/2
  • Ginger…..a small piece
  • Turmeric powder…1/2 TSP
  • Coriander powder…1 TBS
  • Chilli powder…3/4 TSP
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves.
  • Mustard seeds….1/4 TSP
  • Urad dhal……1/2 TSP
  • Oil
  • Green chillies ..2
  • Ginger garlic paste ….1/2 TSP

Extract milk from coconut twice.

Keep them separate.

Method

  1. Put oil in a kadai.when mustard seeds splutters add urad dhal.
  2. Now add curry leaves,onion,green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry a little then add tomatoes when half done add ladies finger.
  3. Allow it to cook after adding turmeric powder,chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  4. Add second extract of coconut milk.when it gets cooked add first extract milk.Dont allow it to boil
  5. When done remove from fire after adding chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice.
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Cooking Recipes hindu festival indian Neivedyam

AVAL PAYASAM/POHA PAYASAM

Poha or aval has high nutrient value.It is a wholesome meal. Good source of carbohydrates,packed with iron,rich in fibre and a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins.It is light on the stomach and can be easily digested.

Today I’m going to share with you a sweet recipe with you all. Easy to prepare sweet. It’s PAYASAM recipe.

Ingredients

  • Aval…..1 cup
  • Milk…..750 ml
  • Jaggery. .3/4 to 1 cup
  • Ghee….2 TBS
  • Cashews…few
  • Kismis…few
  • Cardomom powder..1 TSP.

Method

  • In a kadai. Add ghee to it.
  • Then add cashews and kismis fry and keep aside.
  • Now add Poha to it.Fry it will become crispy.May be for 2 mts.
  • Now add milk and allow it to get cooked.
  • Meanwhile put jaggery in water heat a little and then filter for impurities.
  • When it gets cooked add Jaggery to it.
  • Allow it to boil and it will become thick.
  • Finally add cardomom powder and fried cashews.
  • It’s ready to serve.
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Easy recipe indian sweet traditional cooking

RAWA PAYASAM

Easy payasam recipe.can make this within few minutes.

Rawa…….1/2 cup

  • Cashews few
  • Raisins few
  • Water…1 1/2 cup
  • Milk….1 litre
  • Sugar.. 2 cups
  • Ghee…2 tbs
  • Yellow food colour

METHOD

  • In a tawa add ghee and fry rawa.
  • Add water, milk and sugar and boil.
  • When it gets cooked add sugar,cardomom powder,color and nuts.
  • Serve hot or cold.
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Cooking Recipes healthy recipes. indian traditional cooking

BENGAL GRAM CHUTNEY

There are different types of chutney.This goes well with dosa or idli.

Ingredients.

Bengal gram…..1/4 cup

Red chillies…..8 nos

Garlic…7 cloves

Onion ….1

Tomato …..1

Coconut grated…1 Tbs
Salt to taste

Mustard seeds….1/4 TSP
Urad dhal……1/2 TSP
Curry leaves few.

Method

Put oil in a kadai.

Fry Bengal gram dhal and red chillies keep aside

In the same kadai add onion,garlic and fry a little and then add tomatoes and when done add coconut and fry.

First powder Bengal gram dhal and red chillies

Now add fried garlic,tomatoes,onions and coconut to it and grind it after adding salt.

When grinding is over transfer it to a bowl.

Add seasoning that is mustard seeds,urad dhal and curry leaves fried to it.

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Cooking Recipes healthy recipes. indian soup traditional cooking

GARLIC RASAM/POONDU RASAM

Garlic is closely related to onion family. Each segment of a garlic ball is called a clove.There are about 20 to 15 cloves.It is popular ingredient in cooking cos. Of its smell and taste.The health benefits comes when it is chewed or chopped or crushed due to presence of sulphur compounds. It is very nutritious an has few calories.Rich in Vit.C,Vit.B6 and Manganese.Various other nutrients are also present.Garlic supplement help prevent and reduce the severity of common illness like the flu and common cold.High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with high blood pressure.Garlic improve s cholesterol level.Garlic is delicious and easy to add to your diet.You can use it in savoury dishes,soups,sausages dressings and more.Ingredients:

  • For rasam powder:
  • Pepper……1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds…1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves…2 to 3
  • Red chillies…..2

For crushingGarlic cloves……8 to 10

For Rasam

  • Oil……1 tbs
  • Mustard seeds….1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal…..1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves…a few
  • Tomato….1
  • Turmeric powder….1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind .. little
  • Red Chillies…2
  • Chop tomato
  • Extract pulp from tamarind

Method:

  • In a kadai put oil add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal
  • Add curry leaves and red chillies then crushed garlic when it turns brown add turmeric and tomatoes.
  • Add rasam powder and fry for few mts
  • Now add tamarind extract to it
  • When it starts boiling add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice and porial.
  • Can also drink as soup.
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Cooking Recipes desert indian traditional cooking

SEMIYA KESARI/VERMICELLI KESARI

Vermicelli Kesari is very easy to make.Thought of making some sweet today and ended up with semiya Kesari.

Ingredients:

  • Vermicelli………1 cup
  • Sugar……3/4 to 1 cup
  • Ghee.. …3 TBS
  • Cashews….few
  • Kismis….few
  • Cardomom. .. 4 pods
  • Yellow colour….. A pinch

Method:

  • In a kadai add 1 Tbs ghee and roast vermicelli and keep aside.
  • Now add 1 Tbs ghee add cashews and kismis and fry.
  • In the pan add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water to boil.(you can decrease or increase water accdg to the vermicelli I have used non roasted vermicelli).
  • When the water boils add vermicelli to it
  • When it gets cooked add sugar to it and mix well.
  • When it starts getting thick add cardomom powder, yellow colour powder and fried cashews and kismis.
  • When it starts to leave the sides of the pan remove from fire
  • If you want to have in pieces. Put it in a greased tray and cut when cool.

Remember to add vermicelli only after water boils.

Add sugar only when vermicelli is cooked.

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healthy recipes. indian traditional cooking vegan

CHOW CHOW PORIAL/CHAYOTE PORIAL

Among porial varieties this is one.Easy and simple.
Ingredients:

  • Chow chow…. 1 cup chopped
  • Onion…………..1 chopped
  • Capsicum……..1 chopped
  • Oil………..2 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds….1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal….1/2 tsp

For grinding;

  • Porikadalai……3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds…..1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies…..3
  • Coconut scrapings…2 tbs

METHOD

  1. Pour oil in a kadai.Add seasoning s to it.
  2. Add chopped onions and little salt and fry till transparent then add chopped capsicum and fry

Now add chow chow and add little water to it

When it gets cooked add the grounded masala.

I have added little water. If you don’t want to add water can grind without water.

And mix well till it blends well.

Serve with rice and kulambu.

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diabetic recipe healthy recipes. indian traditional cooking

MULTI GRAIN ADAI/HEALTHY ADAI

Multi grain adai is a healthy breakfast recipe. I haven’t used rice for this recipe. Have included a number of grains you can choose the grains of your choice. This is best for breakfast or dinner. This is good for diabetic patients.

Ingredients

  • Masoor dhal…..1/4cup
  • Moong dhal…1/4 cup
  • Soyabeans…..1/4 cup
  • Toor dhal……1/4 cup
  • Karamani…..1/4 cup
  • Barnyard millet…4 tbs
  • Black Channa…..4 tbs
  • Salt as needed

These grains can be increased or decreased according to your taste. Also can include other grains of your choice.

Soak the grains for 4 to 6 hrs.Then grind it with 4 to 5 redchillies accdg to your taste. Keep it aside.

For seasoning:

  • Oil….1 Tbs
  • Onion…2 to 3 finely chopped
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Mustard seeds…1/2 TSP
  • Urad dhal…..3/4 TSP

Method

  1. In a kadai add oil when it gets heated add mustard seeds
  2. When it splutters add urad dhal.
  3. Now add chopped onions and curry leaves and fry well.
  4. Now add the mixture to the batter. Add needed salt
  5. In a dosa tawa spread a little batter on a dosa tawa.Pour oil to it allow it to cook.
  6. When one side is cooked flip it on the other side.
  7. When it gets cooked remove and serve with chutney.

Optional

Can add methi leaves or drumstick leaves if you like