Thursday, October 27, 2016

Diwali Marundhu / Diwali Legiyam

For this week Organic Kitchen, am sharing a very healthy and medicinal recipe. A must to have preparation for Diwali, as we end up in Digestion issues normally after gobbling on so much of sweets and savories. This is an easy to make recipe and not only during Diwali, its good to keep this in stock and have it whenever we have Gastro Intestinal disturbances.

The ingredients are readily available in all shops these days and I have used Sillu Karuppati or Palm Jaggery infused with Ginger here for additional benefits. Have a Healthy and Safe Diwali..

Here you go for the recipe :)

The Step By Step Illustration

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Seepu Muruku / Surul Muruku/ Seepu Seedai

This year's Diwali preparations started with this delicious Seepu Muruku or Surul Muruku. I would say this is a heirloom recipe for me and this one has always bring back my childhood memories, where we as kids (along with my three brothers) have it inserted in all 10 fingers and relish them and the mild sweetness in this Muruku makes it very tasty. It is called Seepu Muruku because in those days we had a Wooden Plank with ribs on it which is used to make this and it will give lines as in comb. Somehow, over years we missed that Plank (Achu). I have drawn a diagram of how it looks like, below. Without that Plank, I have made this plain here. We can also use some designer plates to get the impression of the design over the dough. I thank Mom for teaching me this recipe which I very much wanted to learn and master myself as I dont want this to be a forgotten one for the generations to come. She patiently posed for making of the Muruku as I was taking photograph of every step. Happy to have my family recipe for this Diwali.

Few Tips to Follow:

1. The dough needs to be a thick one to make the shape easily. If loose, we cant make the rolls. Much care need to be taken while adding coconut milk.

2. If sugar quantity is increased, the Muruku tends to turn dark brown on frying.

3. The rolls need to be dried before frying to get a crispier version.

Here you go for the recipe :

Would love to hear your feedback :) Advance Wishes for a Happy Diwali :) 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Karivepilai Milagu Thokku

When Karivepilai/Curry leaves are in abundance and that too from your native home garden, will never want to waste them. Made a fresh batch of delicious and healthy thokku with Pepper, Cumin and Garlic. It acts as a good appetizer when had with hot steamed rice and a spoon of gingelly oil. This can be stored for a week. Goes well with Curd Rice too.

Curry Leaves are rich in Iron and Vitamin A and hence good for eyes. It also has lots of Vitamin C and E. It is known to promote hair growth. It not only protects our liver but also protects us from heart diseases.

Here you go for the easy yet healthy recipe.

Happy Cooking :) Do Check out for Karivepilai Soup Recipe as well. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Amla Ginger Digestive Smash / Nellikaai Inji Legiyam

For this weeks Organic Kitchen, I wanted something medicinal and healthy.Being Diwali round the corner, we need something to keep our digestive system healthy to indulge in all the sweets and savories that we make. Got some home grown Amla and Ginger from my home town which I wanted to process into something that is useful. Here is a uber cool recipe with just four ingredients, Amla, Ginger, Cumin and Palm Candy. This can be taken on a daily basis after meal for better digestion. Even a spoon of this can be added to our regular lemon juice to make it a digestive cooler. Check out Amla Soup recipe I have posted here for the benefits of amla.

Here you go for this simple, tasty, healthy recipe which can be done in  minutes.

Step By Step Instructions

Happy and Healthy Cooking :) 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pirandai Kollu Thogayal

Its Thursday again and with all these Navarthri Pooja stuffs and busy schedule, I have chosen a easy to make yet very helathy and medicinal recipe for this week's organic kitchen using home grown Pirandai or Veldt Grape Creeper / Adamant Creeper. Please check my other post Pirandai Kuzhambu for the medicinal benefits. Also I have combined another healthy ingredient here, Kollu / Horse gram along with goodness of garlic. A unique blend which is very tasty with gingelly oil.

Check out for benefits of Kollu and Kollu Rasam recipe as well.

The Ingredients and Step Wise Pictures 

Happy Cooking :) 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Therali Appam - A Popular Steamed Delicacy of Malabar

Being married to a Mallu, its became a mandatory thing for me to learn and do native Kerala recipes and I never miss the chance of learning any new recipes from my MIL and my hubby's maternal aunts. Every year we visit his native place, Mavelikara in Alapuzha district of Kerala which is a very beautiful place with lots of temples. In all their house, they have a big garden with all spice and vegetable plants. Whenever I visit, I ensure that I learn some new recipe from them. This time it is a steamed delicacy which is made using the fresh Vayana Leaves / Therali Leaves (Similar to Bay Leaf in shape and flavour,but bigger in size). It is an easy to make recipe with the goodness of Wheat Flour along with Nendran Banana / Jackfruit. Thanks to Krishnan Uncle and Indira Mami who patiently demonstrated me the making of this delicious and healthy Appam.

Step By Step Pictures - By Uncle and Aunt :) 

Making of the Leaf Cone 

Happy Cooking :)