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:
Cumin seeds…1 tsp
Garlic cloves…2 to 3
For crushingGarlic cloves……8 to 10
Mustard seeds….1/4 tsp
Urad dhal…..1/2 tsp
Curry leaves…a few
Turmeric powder….1/4 tsp
Tamarind .. little
Extract pulp from tamarind
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.
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.
Moong dhal…1/4 cup
Toor dhal……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.
Onion…2 to 3 finely chopped
Curry leaves a few
Mustard seeds…1/2 TSP
Urad dhal…..3/4 TSP
In a kadai add oil when it gets heated add mustard seeds
When it splutters add urad dhal.
Now add chopped onions and curry leaves and fry well.
Now add the mixture to the batter. Add needed salt
In a dosa tawa spread a little batter on a dosa tawa.Pour oil to it allow it to cook.
When one side is cooked flip it on the other side.
When it gets cooked remove and serve with chutney.
Can add methi leaves or drumstick leaves if you like
Four years have passed since I have started blogging. So I thought of sharing a sweet recipe this time.Among many payasam recipes this time I thought of sharing Kerala style pal payasam. Both my daughter and son likes this very much.I have used chemba pachari which gives u this Color. This is very tasty.No Kerala Feast or Ona Sadya is complete without this palpayasam.
Kerala raw rice or chemba pachari……1/2 cup
Take 1/2 cup raw rice rinse it well and keep it aside.
Take a pressure cooker add 2 cups of milk and 1/2 to 1 cup water and sugar. Cook for a whistle.
When the pressure releases open it and add 2 cups of milk . Add 2 tsp ghee.It will get thicker.
Another method can add milk maid to make it more creamier.
In Kerala when they serve palpayasam for feast they serve with Boli.
Another point is for this payasam they don’t add any fried cashews but can if you like can add.
When cooking in the pressure cooker see the quantity is only half of it.
We can use rose Matta rice too.
When the milk cooks for longer time in slow heat the Color changes.
Barnyard millet better known as Kuthira vaali in Tamil. It is low in glycemic index. The carbohydrate content in barnyard millet is quite low. Good source of highly digestible protein and is least caloric dense compared to other cereals.
It contains good amount of both soluble and insoluble fibre. It helps in preventing constipation. It is also gluten free.
Great source of iron. It helps to control blood sugar. High amount of lecithin which strengthen the nervous system.
In India cereal grains are not consumed during fast which make barnyard millet ingredient during fasting days.
Barnyard millets….1 cup
Urad dhal……..1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds…1 TSP
Salt to taste
Oil for dosa
First soak the barnyard millet, fenugreek seeds and urad dhal for few hours.
Pasi parupu or moong dal is packed with protein. This dhal is the most recommended vegetarian super foods.It is extremely light and easy to digest.It has high nutrient content. It aids weight loss as it makes the body feel full after eating. It is rich in potassium,iron, magnesium and copper.It also contains folate,fiber and also rich inVit.B.some amount of vitE, C and vit. K.
Kerala style parupu is one variety where moong dal is cooked and coconut is added.This is served on special occasions for feast,onam sadya and it is the first curry served for marriages with rice,ghee and papadam.
Moong dhal……..1/2 cup
Turmeric powder…1/4 tsp
Water…………3/4 to 1 cup
Grated coconut…….. 4 tbs
Cumin seeds…………1/2 tsp
Grind everything into a smooth paste.
Oil ……………………2 tbs
Urad dhal………..1/2 tsp
After oil gets heated add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal and when it turns brown add curry leaves. Keep aside.
Cook dal with turmeric powder a pinch of asafoetida in pressure cooker for 4 to 5 whistles
When it is ready mash it well.
Now add salt and grinded paste and allow it to boil.
Finally add seasoning.
Serve with rice,ghee,papad and vegetable curry or porial.