Inji Mittai / Candied Ginger – Travel Sickness!

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Inji Mittai: Have you ever experienced travel sickness? Whenever I travel from point A to B, even after reaching the destination B…I still feel like am on the move! You know what am referring to, right! The Experiment:I have done some experiments on rats during my College days. Its a simple procedure to prove nothing [...]

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Mulai Payaru Poriyal – Going All Healthy:)

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Sprouted Green Gram Stir-Fry: Other Names: Mung Beans Sprouts Stir-Fry. Mulai Payiru / Pachai Payiru Sundal. Ingredients: Green gram 1 cupGreen chilies 3 choppedGinger 1″ choppedOnion 1 large choppedTomato 1 small choppedSaltTurmeric 1 pinchMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonOlive oil few spoonsCilantro few to garnish. Method: Soak the lentils overnight in enough water. The [...]

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Mutton-Spring Onions Soup – Natural Remedy For Flu!

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Meat-Green Onions Soup: Other Names: Goat’s meat and Spring onions Soup. Iraichi-Vengaya thaal Soup. Ingredients: Meat with bones 1/4 kiloSpring onions 1 large bunchRed onions 1 medium slicedGinger 1″ gratedGarlic 2 cloves minced (use 7-10 pods, if you like)Soy sauce 1 tablespoonWhite pepper powder 1-2 spoonsOil few spoons. Method: Cook mutton till tender in a [...]

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Navadhanya Dosa – An Insight Into Nine-Planets!

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Nine Planets (Navgrahas / Navagragangal): Sun (Surya/Suriyan) -Wheat (Geghu/Gothuma) Moon (Chandra/Chandhiran) -Paddy(Chawal /Arisi) Mars (Mangal /Chevvai) -Lentils (Toor/Thuvar dal) Mercury (Budh/Bhudhan) -Green gram (Hara Moong/ Pachai Payaru) Jupitor (Guru/Brihaspati) -Garbanzos (Chana/Kondai Kadalai) Venus (Sukra/Sukiran) -Val Beans (White Rajma/Avari) Saturn (Shani/Sani) -Black Sesame (Ellu/Til) Two Satellite planets (Ubha Gragangal): Rahu -Black gram (Ulundu/Urad) Kethu -Horse gram [...]

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Karamani Sundal – Pre or Post Workout Snack!

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Black Eye Beans Sundal: I have been up to all healthy ways for whatever reason that I needed. Most of the days, people stay active and choose only healthy food from Monday through Friday, as soon as they see the calender hit Friday…many want to break the rules for some take-away meals! Other than that, [...]

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Pesarattu / Green Gram Dosa – Recreating Perfection

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Pachai payaru Dosai: There should be at least one recipe for each one of us, that no matter how hard we try to replicate it, never able to master it, right? Somehow, the taste of first devoured dish still lingers on our mind! And even after a zillion painful experiments…we know that it is not [...]

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Pearl Millet Pancake – India’s Own Pancake

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Kambu Inipu Adai: Ingredients: Pearl millet powder 1 cupBanana 1Jaggery 3/4 cupCardamom powder 1 spoonMilk 1 tablespoonGhee/butter for smearingHoney to garnishPistachios nuts few to garnish. Method: Mix the first 5 ingredients together and make a smooth batter. Heat the skillet, add butter and pour about a tablespoon of batter. Cook both the sides. Once it [...]

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Paruppu Keerai Poriyal / Greens Subzi – Green Leafy Vegetables Stir-fry

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Greens Thoran: I am not sure, what kind of greens these are!!! Found them lying in International market, untouched by many! I confidently bagged them with care, and once again, Mom’s recipe helped me to creative this delicacy! Regarding wild/domesticated greens…wash them several times in running water and let the greens sit in water filled [...]

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Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai / Kala Urid Dhal Vada

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Whole Black Lentils Fritters: Other Names: Black Gram Fritters, Kala Urid Dhal Vada. Muzhu Ulundhu/Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai. Mina Pappu Garelu. Ingredients: Whole Black Lentils 1 cup Raw rice 2-4 teaspoons Ginger 2″ grated Green chilies 3 finely chopped Curry leaves few Peppercorns 1 spoon – crushed Cumin seeds 1 spoon – pounded gently Asafoetida 1 [...]

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Black Gram Laddu / Urid Dal Laadu / Karuppu Ulundhu Urundai – Just Like That:)

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Urad Dal Laddu: Curbing that 4 O’ Clock sugar rush is a big thing to me! When I stock my pantry with only picky healthy ingredients…gosh, I am saved! I won’t be carried away to make any unhealthy choice like pastries-cookies-chocolates! Good, to keep a track of what I put on the shelves, I started [...]

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