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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 porial traditional cooking

CARROT PORIAL/CARROT FOOGATH

Carrot is a root vegetable usually orange in Color though purple,black,red,white and yellow is available.

It contains high quantities of alpha and beta carotene.It is also a good source of Vit.K and Vit.B2 and many minerals.

Ingredients

  • Carrot chopped…..2or 3Nos.
  • Onion…..1or 2
  • Green chillies…2 or 3
  • Grated coconut…3 or 4 TBS
  • Mustard seeds…..1/4tsp
  • Urad dhal………..1/2tsp
  • Oil…..1or 2tbs
  • Curry leaves a few

Method

  1. Chop carrot into small pieces.
  2. Boil it with little water.
  3. When half done add salt to it and when it is cooked keep aside.
  4. In a kadai pour oil and when mustard seeds splutter add urad dhal.
  5. Then add curry leaves, chopped onions , green chillies and fry it.
  6. Add cooked carrot and finally add scraped coconut.

Serve with rasam or sambar or curd rice.

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cooking Cooking Recipes indian traditional cooking vegan

GREEN GRAM DHAL CURRY/GREEN GRAM CURRY KERALA STYLE/MASHED GREEN GRAM DHAL CURRY

The mung bean alternatively known as the green gram is a plant species in the legume family.

These beans are the best plant based source of protein. This has high levels of globulin and albumin. They are rich in essential amino acids such as Phenylalanine, Arginine,Lysine, Tryptophan,Methonine, Valine,Leucine and Isoleucine.

Mung beans easiest to digest among all beans.It boosts immunity. It is low in calories,low in fat,low in sodium.It contain good to high levels of several B complex vitamins and someA, C,E and K.

Have good to excellent levels of several minerals among them potassium,iron,manganese,calcium and magnesium.

An excellent way to enhance the nutritive values of this dal is to sprout them.

Ingredients

  • Green gram dhal….100gms
  • Tomatoes………2
  • Garlic few pods.
  • Onion….2
  • Oil ..1 to 2 tbs.
  • Coriander leaves….few
  • Turmeric powder..1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds…..1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal…1/2 tsp.
  • Ginger grated….1/4 tsp
  • Redchiilies…..2
  • Curry leaves few

Optional I have added a powder which I have prepared.Dry roast coriander seeds,red gram dhal and chillies. You can add sambar powder if you want.

Method.

  • Fry green gram for few minutes and soak it for atleast three hours.
  • Now in a pressure pan add turmeric powder, tomatoes,garlic and onion. Cook for three to four Whistles.
  • When cooked mash it with wooden spatula or any other spoons.
  • In a kadai pour oil.add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add red chillies.Add grated ginger
  • Then add sliced onions,curry leaves to it.Fry a little.
  • Add to the curry.
  • Allow it to boil after adding salt and that powder.
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves.

Another option can add coconut paste that is grind 1/4 cup coconut in a mixer and add it.

Suppose if you cannot prepare the powder which I have mentioned can add 1 tsp coriander powder and1 tsp chilly powder depending upon your taste.

You can serve this curry for rice,chappathi,roti,appam and puttu.

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KEERAI KADAYAL/KADANCHA KEERAI

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We have different receipes with keerai.Today I thought of sharing a simple and traditional recipe with few ingredients. This recipe with ghee is very good for children.I have done with Arai keerai but palak or siru keerai or mula keerai or spinach can be used.
INGREDIENTS
*Spinach or Arai keerai 1 bunch
*Garlic 4 cloves
*Green chilly 1
*Tomato 1
*Water 1/2 cup
*Salt as needed
For frying
Oil 2 tbs
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal 1/2 TSP
Curry leaves a few

METHOD
1.Clean the Greens and remove the dirt and sand by keeping in water for sometime.
2.Remove from water and keep aside.
3.Now in a saucepan or kadai putgreens,garlic,tomato, chilly with water and cook for  few minutes.
4.When done remove from fire and allow it to cool.
5.Put in a blender and make it into a fine puree adding salt to it.
6.Keep in a bowl.
7.In a pan take 1 to 1 tbs oiladd mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal then curry leaves to it when fried add to the Greens puree.

Serve with rice with a dash of ghee.

Options
1.Some add 1onion too.
2.If you are giving for small children can avoid green chillies.
3. Instead of putting in a blender can use keerai mathu for mashing it.
Can add a pinch of sugar while cooking greens to retain its color.