Category : Cooking basics

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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 …
  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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Elaichi or Cardamom is one of the most common spices seen in Indian household and is the Queen of Spices. Cardamom is no wonder a magical Indian spice which is loaded with bundle of health benefits. Its well worth adding cardamom to your food for flavor alone,but their health benefits are also wise to consider …
 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.    …
“Kesar Milk Masala” I bought this box thinking as kesar/Saffron. But when I opened found like a creamy white powder form which can be used in preparing milk shakes, Kheer,Kulfis and many more. The small box contains about only  2-3 tbsp of powder which we will not buy all the time. Was thinking why cant …
  Carrots are found to be one of the ultimate health foods world wide. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A and found to have good anti-oxidant properties. Like onions and potatoes I always prefer to have carrots for regular daily use. But problem is when it comes to storage !! Yes.. Carrots tend to spoil …
This a basic tip that can be followed whenever we buy curry leaves and coriander leaves for our daily use. Washing curry leaves before seasoning makes the oil splatter out and is one mesh job in cleaning the stove also sometimes it comes on hand. Curry leaves, Coriander leaves and Green chillies are one among …

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