Murungai keerai vadai is a famous South Indian tea time snack. This is basically masal vadai in which drumstick leaves are added. Drumstick leaves are rich in protein and also contains all important amino acids. The leaves are mainly rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and vitamins A, D, C.
Chidambaram Brinjal Kothsu is a popular accompaniment for ven pongal, idly or dosa. Brinjal kothsu is prepared in Chidambaram temple along with Jeeraga samba sadam and offered to Lord Nataraja. Traditionally it is prepared by directly cooking the brinjal over the flame. Once the brinjal is cooked, the skin will be removed and mashed it … [Read more…]
Each and every part of plantain stem is useful and packed with lots of health benefits. Plantain stem also has lots of health benefits. It is good for people with diabetes as banana stem slows down the release of sugar and fats stored in the body’s cells. It also improves metabolism, and contains very few … [Read more…]
Ragi or finger millet is a very healthy grain which is mostly used in villages of South India. The people here make different recipes using ragi like ragi balls, ragi porridge, etc. We should include ragi in our diet as it is rich in calcium and it aids in weight loss. This wonder grain is … [Read more…]
Rasam is a South Indian dish which is simple to make and it aids in good digestion as it contains cumin seeds, pepper and some more spices. We usually make rasam with tamarind and tomato. My mother used to make different types of rasam like Mysore rasam, pathiya rasam, kollu rasam, milagu rasam, paruppu rasam,etc. … [Read more…]
When we pack for lunch, making variety rice and packing is a good option. This is a simple and easy dish which can be made even with leftover rice. It uses very simple ingredients like tomato, peas and garlic. There are variety of tomato rice which we can make. But this is a simple version … [Read more…]
Garlic is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong flavor and its health benefits. Most of the health effects are caused by one of the sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed. The compound which gives this distinct garlic smell is called Allicin. Garlic is very nutritious but … [Read more…]