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This wonder grain used here is called as Horse gram in English,  Kollu in Tamil. It has immense health benefits as they are rich in anti-oxidants. Hope you all would have heard about the rhyming proverb in Tamil “Elachavanukku Ellu and Koluthavanukku kollu” meaning Sesame is for lean/slim body and Horse gram is for plump …
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 Certain vegetables are good and healthy when combined or cooked together. I was surprised when my nephew told that its always good to cook a root vegetable along with a shoot vegetable to be free from formation of gastritis. Am not sure about the truth behind this but his teacher had told and now its more than …
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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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Masala puri is a very popular variety of all the Indian Chaat recipes and my favorite too.This is one chat recipe which can be easily prepared at home at all occasions. Though masala puri can be found in all hotels and food courts, the one which I love is from the small shops and posted recipe …
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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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Preparing different types of side dishes for Roti/Chappathi would be great challenge and happy to feel while serving. Though we crave for restaurant style of gravies and oil floating curries on one side on other side we would think something healthy and simple gravies using regular dals or lentils readily  available in kitchen Lentils gravy …
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Millets are group of traditional grains which imparts a healthy metabolism for a perfect daily. Store bought are very expensive and home made sattu maavu/health mix is an economic alternative. Usually my mom makes in huge batches and pack for my sister and me and for my father.  Porridges are one of  our regular breakfast …
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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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Sandwiches are always a simple and a healthy recipe which is also said to be kids friendly, snack friendly, healthy and simple breakfast friendly too…Here the recipe is very simple and plain with out much of added masalas and spices,as specifically I made kid friendly with healthy touch. I use whole wheat bread in most …

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