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Solanum nigrum / small fruited Black nightshade is called as  Manathakkali Keerai, Sukkatti Keerai (in village we use this name) in Tamil, Kaakke soppu in Kannada. This plant comes under berry family as they produce a small berry like fruit, black in color. In most of the countries some parts of the plants are called …
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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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 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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Brinjal fry using groundnut is a traditional recipe of Andra, where most of Andra cuisine contains groundnut in their regular cooking.  But when we see the dishes prepared in  Tamilnadu the use of whole groundnut in regular cooking is comparatively less instead they us groundnut oil for their cooking which can balance the nutrition required …
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Bittergourd Stir fry or Pavakkai Poriyal is one of the vegetable which helps in deworming our body naturally. As you all know Alpendazole is the medication used in for the treatment of variety of parasitic worm infestations.  Though there are many natural remedies to keep the stomach free and clean from parasites BITTER GOURD is one …
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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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Lemon Rasam is a simple and a traditional recipe. Rasam is the authentic dish of South India which can be termed as  soothing soup. The sour taste of lime garnished with the flavors of coriander leaves and pinch of asafoetida gives a perfect aroma. Lemon rasam would be better choice when you wanted to prepare …
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Dal is said to be the generic name of lentils. Though we use toor dal in regular cooking, masoor dal would be a light and easy choice to cook. Masoor dal can also be called as pink dal and the recipe posted here would be simple for regular cooking. This dal can be used in combination …
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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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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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