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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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Chow chow is the commonly used name in the markets. This vegetable chayote belong to the gourd family like squash, melons and cucumbers. This vegetable is eaten like potatoes with or without skin, but I generally peel off skin before cooking. This is just an edible fruit which is an excellent source of folate. It …
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Mushrooms….. Yumm!! My all time favorite and now my son is an added member. Mushrooms are richest source of Selenium (protects urinary bladder) and Folic acid (iron). Like humans they produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Yes !! Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of this critical vitamin. White button mushrooms are …
Soya chucks are made from soy beans and they work well as meat substitutes. These comes in many forms like regular chunks, mini and also in the form of granules which can be used in many ways. Soya chunks are in dry form when bought and it doesn’t have that much flavor. It is reconstituted …
Because we do not use much of fresh creams in our regular South Indian cooking, I totally forgot my store bought fresh cream unnoticed more than a week. We mostly use about 1-2 tsp of cream in any gravies prepared, then remaining pack goes off waste.So I never buy it, instead use a home made …
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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 …
First I tried making payasam with Broken wheat on my cousin birthday. It came out really good saturating their satisfaction. When I repeated a couple of times too the consistency was found to be well maintained evenly. So felt like sharing the same here as a post hoping to be useful Its a very simple …
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When compared to cauliflower the taste of broccoli is not that inviting. So am not much fond of it. But I have been waiting for a long time to add this veggie in my regular diet and thinking for a right choice of recipe, because it has to suit up with Indian style of cooking. …
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Carrots are storehouse of multiple health benefits and it is one of my all time stored vegetable. Though there are several methods of preparing carrot kheer this is my preferred method because it is in puree form, smooth and easy for my son to drink. After grinding I feed at-least about 2-3 tsp of the …