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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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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.