Category : Beginners

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Bitter gourd recipes are always an inviting vegetable in my family. So once in a while or weekly once I prefer to cook this vegetable either in gravy form or stir fries. We also make curry/kuzhambu using tamarind which is a traditional recipe in South India. Previously I have posted my MIL recipe and as …
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This is a very old recipe which I learnt to prepare in my class 8 from my mom. My mother used to prepare this gravy to mix with rice or chapati and sometimes as a travel side dish. Those times we used to cultivate tomatoes and we make lot out of it and per kg varies …
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Ragi and Ragi flour is considered to be the most natural and unrefined cereals which aids in weight loss. Ragi has wide range of health benefits and it is highly nutritious packed with full of calcium, iron, Protein and other minerals. So we can simple call the ragi as a “Wonder grain” Since the days with …
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  This recipe of grinding batter for aapam requires complete coconut milk and coconut water. Aapam is one of the pleasant traditional recipe from the state of Kerala. It is usually served either with kadalai curry or coconut milk mixed with sugar/Jaggery. But the choice of side dish varies in each palette. Usually aapam recipe is …
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Sprouts are the healthiest, Low fat meal which can be either eaten raw or cooked or steamed. Sprouted grain are mainly rich in protein, fiber, proteins, vitamins and antioxidants. Sprouts provide high amount of energy. I have posted about the Topmost health benefits of sprouts in my earlier post and also stated about how to use …
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This recipe doesn’t require much of concentration and tips. So you have to just grind, sauté, add rice and pressure cook which will be ready to serve. Hence this would be an inviting recipe for beginners to make an excellent pulao/biryani whatever it can be called of your choice. Else recall as “Emergency Pulao”. The …
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 Ragda is the gravy or the base that is required for preparing variety of Indian chaats or street foods. Am a great fan of chat recipes especially masala puri served in small chat corners.  “Ragda or the gravy” is prepared using white peas/ green peas. One can make a variety of Indian chats with the hot …
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Millets  (sirudhaaniyam ) are traditional, authentic and smallest grain with abundant health benefits.Compared to use of rice in regular diet consuming millets will show a profound change in our health. Here I have given the measurement for cooking Saamai. There are two varieties in saamai (boiled and raw). I used the boiled saamai. Saamai is …
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Pigeon Peas were extensively used for feeding livestock and to manufacture dals. This legume has been my favorite since my childhood days. When ever we cultivate turmeric in our field we plant this legume along the sides. This legume has a great aroma and taste excellent when pressure cook just by adding salt. We sit …
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Are you still looking for a simple biryani/pulao recipe which you can cook in hurry. This mint pulao recipe has become my regular menu atleast twice a week because of its mild and pleasant aroma. This recipe would be of great choice when you are inviting guest for lunch or dinner, as you do need …

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