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Monday, August 3, 2015

Nellikkai Saadam / Amla Rice

Do you know the speciality of Nellikkai (Amla)??? It is the only (at least that I know) that has 5 tastes out of the 6.. Meaning there is arusuvai (6 taste) types of taste that food can be seperated and Nellikkai has 5 in it.. The arusuvai (6 types of taste) are - Pulippu (sour), Thuvarpu (astringent), Kaarppu (pungent), Uppu (salt) , Inipu (sweet) and Kasappu (bitter).. And the other great thing about nellikkai (amla) is that it is used in so many varieties of dishes and it is sooo healthy.. The health benefits of it are so many that you can write few books on it.. And today's recipe if going to use this amla in a very easy way!!


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sautéed Mung Beans / Mung Beans Curry

Here comes a delicious, simple and healthy dish from dal.. I made this for breakfast yesterday we all loved it.. This will be a regular in my kitchen from now.. Try this and you will enjoy it!! This goes into Lentils in different ways theme for this BM..


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jeera Rasam - Rasam Varieties

What is the most comforting food in our house?? It is rasam... and there are so many varieties of it.. This rasam is so flavorful from jeera (cumin seeds) and tastes awesome... Serve it hot with rice and a veg and that is such a fulfilling dinner!! This is my another choice for Lentils in different ways…

Friday, July 24, 2015

Parupu Usli

Parupu usli is a very popular dish which is made from dals and green beans. This is served in almost all marriages and functions. This is very rich in nutrients from parupu which is rich in proteins and green beans which is a green vegetable. This one is also very appealing to the eye with green, yellow and red colors. It is a great accompaniment to mor kuzhambu, rasam or sambar. It is very filling as it comes with a lot of protein. Since the grinded dal tastes similar to vadai, we also call this vadaikkari..


Monday, July 6, 2015

Fruit Rice

Today's recipe with fruits is very interesting form of rice. It is a great idea to pack for lunch, for parties and also a quick dinner.. The flavor is mild and will be little sweet, so please serve them with spicy side dish.. I served them with spicy Aloo Gobi. I got this recipe from a TV show.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Grape Juice–Summer Recipes

One of the easiest and quickest way to get fruits into us is in the form of juice. But when we use the store bought ones, it has the obvious issues of not being fresh, contains preservatives etc.. I always prefer grapes with seed but the issue is the process is longer than the seedless ones.. It is very important to use the skin of the grapes here to get the maximum benefit. I have used honey here, but you can use all sugar also.. This stays good as a concentrate for about a week.. Did not try for longer period as it got over by then…


Friday, July 3, 2015

Frozen Kiwi Tartlets–Summer Recipes

Some recipes are so simple that I keep thinking again again if I missed out on anything.. This is one such recipe I got from here.. 2 Ingredients and 2 simple steps and the dish is done.. The best part is it is so elegant and cute.. kid friendly too... This goes for this month’s BM Fruits in any form…