Thursday, February 23, 2017

Methi Leaves Masal Vada

An interesting enhancement to our regular Masal Vada with the beneficial Methi Leaves for this week Organic Kitchen. Having discussed about the nutritional and medicinal benefits of Methi Leaves in my earlier posts, am giving the recipe for Vada directly.

The Benefits

Happy Cooking :) 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Jowar Dill Leaves Vadai

Bored with usual Masal Vada and Urd Dhall Vadas? Here is a very healthy and tasty option with the highly nutritious Sorghum/Jowar. It is loaded with Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber ; and its gluten free too. No wonder it is referred to a Great Millet. I have enhanced the recipe with other beneficial ingredient - Dill Leaves. It was a super hit among the guests when I made it for snacks.

Sorghum or Jowar is high in protein and anti oxidants. It is known to be the powerhouse of nutrients. It helps to fight against many forms of cancer. It helps in maintaining the calcium levels of our body. It protect our system against Diabetes and Insulin resistance. Helps in Cholesterol management and aids in better digestion.

Here is the recipe and benefits:

Happy cooking :) 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Puzhungal Arisi Poondu Vendhaya Kanji / Fenugreek Garlic Rice Porridge

Another recipe from my Grandma's treasure trove and my most favorite one all time. A very common and most loved recipe in our family and is the best food when anyone is sick at home. This is a soothing and healthy recipe with very simple ingredients. Best and must for Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, in general all women due to the addition of Fenugreek, Garlic and Cumin Seeds. When taken hot, the unique aroma that is imparted by the Garlic and fenugreek will be so fulfilling and a wholesome food, above all it is so addictive :)

Garlic has the ability to combat sickness and has lot of medicinal properties. It is rich in Vitamin B6 and C and minerals like Selenium, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium and Iron. It has almost all the nutrients that our body needs. It is also known to reduce high blood pressure levels, lowers cholesterol level and protect us from  heart diseases. It also known to improve bone health and is rich in antioxidants.

Fenugreek reduces inflammations inside body and is rich in fibre. It improves digestion, increases milk production in lactating mothers.

Here is the simplest yet healthiest recipe to relish :)

Happy Cooking :) 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Coriander Horse gram Spicy Powder / Kothamalli Kollu Podi

Coriander/ Kothamalli is very commonly used in Indian Cuisine. Used as a flavoring agent in many of the recipes. It has a unique flavour and has lots of health benefits too. It can be easily grown in kitchen garden with the seeds.
Coriander leaves aids in lowering blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.It promotes digestion fights against the Salmonella bacterial infections. It protects us from Urinary Tract infections and is an excellent anti-inflammatory food. Coriander raises good cholesterol (HDL) in our body.It is a great source of Vitamin A, C, K, dietary fibre, iron and magnesium. Coriander leaves helps for adequate menstrual flow in women and cures anemia.It also acts as brain stimulant and improves memory.

Here is a simple yet tasty recipe with Coriander and Horse Gram.

Step By Step 

The Recipe

Happy Cooking :)