Category : Traditional/village foods

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Kachayam is the traditional sweet recipe of South India,mainly in the regions of Tamilnadu. The simple recipe of Kachayam is blend with ripen bananas and all purpose flour (maida) along with added sugar for its sweetness, but the recipe posted here is quite twist with soaked whole wheat grinded along with the aroma of jaggery and …
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This green vegetable is rich in iron content. It is called as Solanum nirghum (Black night shade in English), Kakkesoppu in Kannada. Though this plant comes under the category of weeds, only some part is considered as toxic both in human and animals. The finely cooked edible part of this plant is used as food …
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This recipe was totally a new one when I came to know initially. Whole wheat contains the complete nutrition compared to atta flour. This was first tried by my friend cum sis Karthika where she told that it came out really excellent and perfectly tasty too.. I am totally against wheat dosa made from atta/wheat …
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Moong dal is one of the easily digestible pulses/cereals. We can also call it as simple form of protein and a kids friendly dal. Rasam is the traditional dish of South India and the list of variety would be too long. Here is the simple version of Moong dal rasam which can be a better …
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Karpooravalli is a very common plant available inn the village sides. Like tulsi plant it can be grown normally in a pot and doesn’t require much maintenance. This leaves are found to have wide medicinal effect for cold and cough. It can either be eaten raw, else used to make bajji, Soup and rasam. It …
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Drumstick Leaves is called as Moringa or Murungai Keerai. This Moringa leaf is known to be the best source of nutrition and natural energy boosters. It helps in lowering the blood pressure and is sleep aid. It is found to be very effective in controlling diabetes. It is used as skin antiseptic and also acts …
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Red Sorghum is called as Sivappu chollam and is one of the traditional grain which has wide range of health benefits. It is really advisable to grind these type of healthy batter at-least weekly once whenever we grind Idli/Dosa batter. Though we feel Idli is healthy and soft diet, these type of healthy recipes are …
 This bitter gourd gravy is one of my favorite dish since my childhood. My mom always prepares this recipe whenever we buy bitter gourd. This is quite different with combined taste of bitterness along with tangy and spicy masala added. This recipe can be served to mix with plain rice also suits well for curd …
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 “Don’t Bin left over Food – its better for you second time around” is a wonderful statement from Mail Online. According to the research in American Society, the left-over rice or a day old food is found to have surprising health benefits. This is a traditionally followed method over decades in the villages to prevent …
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 Kuzhi Paniyaram is a tasty and crispy form of traditional dish originated from our ancestors. This dish tastes crispy and spongy when prepared using additional quantity of oil added in iron tawa. Nowadays non stick paniyaram pans are available. Though it is non stick adding at-least little amount of oil makes the paniyaram crispy.    …

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