Sunday, 13 August 2017

LEFT OVER LIME RIND PICKLE

This pickle with the left over rind is good to make the simple pickle.   Every day, you must be using one or two lime in your house.  What you have to do is after removing the juice, do not throw the rind.  Chop them finely.  Put them in a glass jar and add some salt in it.   Rest of the details, read the recipe below:

Pickles are part of Indian Cuisine.  Without pickle, the food is  incomplete.  Here is a pickle made out of the left over lime rind which we normally throw out or use to put in aluminium cooker to prevent it becoming black or use it for cleaning the brass vessels.

In Indian household, the lime is part of most of the cuisine as well as used for nimbu pani specially in summer.  Some people make the concentrated lime juice and store in fridge and whenever required, add water and drink it with salt and sugar.

Lime are good source of potassium, vitamin A, B, C and D, Calcium and Magnesium.  It rejuvenates the skin, improves digestion, fights infections, helps with weight loss, lowers blood sugar, reduces heart disease, prevents cancer,reduces inflammation etc.

A dash of lime juice in hot water in the morning helps in reducing the weight.



Let us look at the recipe now:

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LEFT OVER RICE THALIPEETH

Very often, you are confused what to do with the left over rice.  Finally, you end up making the curd rice, phodni bhath, lime rice, coconut rice etc. with it.

Here is an easy and tasty thalipeeth recipe with the left over rice.  I made it with two main ingredients i.e. the left over rice and suji.

You can serve it as a snack item with some chutney, pickle or sambhar as it is made with rice.click here for the video.

Now let us look at the recipe:

Other recipes: cooked rice dosa 




HEALTHY PAPAYA SALAD IN CUCUMBER BOAT

Raw papaya is equally good as the ripe one for health.  It is delicious and loaded with nutrients, antioxidant effects, anti cancer properties, fights inflammation, improve digestion and protects against skin damage.

It is good for diabetic patients.The juice of the leaf is also good for those who are suffering from dengue it is believed. It also helps in curing arthirtis, menstural disorders, improving immunity etc.  

Papaya is rich in antioxidant, nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C as well Vitamin B. Itis a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium.  THese nutrients help to improve cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer. Other health benefits can be searched in google.

Since it is quite health friendly, you can have it as a fruit, smoothie, raw or can include in salad or subzis.



Let us look at the recipe now:



Friday, 11 August 2017

PEPPER CUMIN IDLI

 Pepper cumin idli is easy to make if you have idli batter at home for a change.  You can either serve it along with sambhar and chutney or rasam. I preferred to have it with rasam ofcourse, it is the choice of individuals.

It is not similar to kanjeevaram idli since  more ingredients are added in kanjeevaram idli than the pepper cumin idli.

Preparation for the same is like the normal idli batter.  Just before preparing the idli, add the crushed cumin, pepper, hing powder,ginger powder and curry leaves  and then make the idlis.


Now let us look at the recipe:

                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

VEGETABLE PULAO

Vegetable pulao is a  one pot meal you can relish with any kind of raita, papad and pickle.  It is a delicious dish any time you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.  

Sometimes when the children are fussy about eating vegetables, this is the easy method for you to include all the vegetables and make them eat.  The main ingredients of the dish is the rice and vegetables.

Now let us look at the recipe now:

 







Thursday, 3 August 2017

KOTHMIR PARATHA, CORIANDER LEAVES PARATHA

Like any other parathas, coriander leaves paratha is also very tasty and healthy.  When the same is available in abundance, I always make use of the same for making parathas otherwise also I make it.  It is a simple preparation with the masalas you want to add to the wheat flour.

I never make the stuffed parathas as my children won't like it.   It is always mixed with the flour and the paratha is made at home.

Let us look at he recipe now:



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

TAKALA SUBZI, CASSIA TORA SUBZI

I always search for new items to be cooked during the seasons.  One such dish is Takala subzi i.e. cassisa tora subzi. This is grown during the rainy season as a weed. In Kerala, we used to pluck the yellow flowers of this plant for making the Pookalam i.e. flower rangoli during Onam festival.  But I never had the idea that the leaves are edible and used for curing various kind of diseases.

Cassia tora is known as Takara in Malayalam and Takala in Marathi.This plant has many uses.  The plant and seeds are edible. Young leaves can be cooked as a vegetable while the seeds are a good substitute for coffee.

It is used as a natural pesticide in organic farms and its powder is most commonly used in the pet food industry.

Cassia tora tea is a herbal, pure, natural and non-polluted green health beverage. In the Republic of Korea, it is believed to rejuvenate human vision.  it has been used for treating skin diseases such as leprosy, ringworm, itching and psoriasis and also for snakebites. Other medicinal provisions from plant parts include balm for  arthritis  using leaves of Cassia tora.

After going through the net, I found the various usages of this plant.  Futher, my colleague also brought the subzi of this. Though she made it in a typical way, I used my additions to it.

Now let us look at the recipe now:


TAKALA SUBZI,CASSIA TORA SUBZI


Sunday, 30 July 2017

KHAMAN DHOKLA (INSTANT)

Khaman dhokla is basically made with gram flour.  A sweet , tangy super soft fluffy dish can be enjoyed at any time of the day with mint and sweet chutney. Gujarat's   famous dish anytime you can relish.

There are various ways of preparing it with curd etc, here I am sharing my friend Rinku's method of preparing this lovely dish.

My daughter and I am very fond of this dish and I make it very often. I also prepare the dhokla with rava,  idli batter etc.

Now let us look at the recipe now:


Saturday, 15 July 2017

DATES POMEGRANATE PARATHA, KAJUR DALIMB PARATHA

This paratha is healhy and nutritious.Main ingredients are seedless kajur, pomegranate seeds for filling and wheat flour for the dough.

Hot paratha served with pickle, curd, chutney or sauce is well liked by all. When you are bored of making the regular parathas like aloo, carrot, mix vegetables, or any kind of vegetable parathas, you can opt for this paratha recipe which I am sharing with you all.

I had some pomegranate and kajur and was thinking what to make for the breakfast.  Then this idea came to my mind and tried it.It came out well and enjoyed with green chutney and sauce. 

Copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin are also present in dates and provide their own unique preventive and healing functions. Together, these cofactors help your body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

Pomegranates have anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and are said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid.

Let us look at the recipe now:



Wednesday, 12 July 2017

RAVA MORKALI, RAVA MOR KUZHU

I have alrealdy posted how to make( morkali. click here) I tried the same with Rava, suji also came out very nicely.

The process is same only replacing the rice flour with rava.  Let us look at the recipe now:




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