Blueberry Smoothie / Blueberry Milk Shake

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Blueberries Chocolate Milk Shake: Ingredients: Banana 1 largeBlueberries 1 cupCocoa powder 1 teaspoonOval-tine 2-4 teaspoonsMilk 2 cups. Method: Blend all the above mentioned ingredients together, serve chilled as a breakfast, perfect to kick start the day.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:)

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Ingredients: Strawberries fresh 1 cupDark chocolate bar 1 largeSugar if necessary. Method: Melt the dark chocolate and dip the strawberries in it, pop it in your mouth…now tell me, what do you feel? You know what…the first batch that I made disappeared in few seconds, before I could click them. So, this [...]

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Cranberry Pickle

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Cranberry Pickle: Like many other berries, cranberries are also rich in antioxidants. Berries are rich in anthocyanins, flavonol glycosides, catechin, citric acid, malic acid and quinic acid. It is said to have properties to heal Urinary tract infection! Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins! Which could possibly prevent the adhesion of certain bacteria, that are associated with infections [...]

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Jamun’s Salad

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Naawal Pazham – Tempered with Spices: The Botanical name of this tree is Syzygium jambolanum. Commonly known as ‘jambolão’ in Brazil. We call this as ‘Naval pazham’ in Tamil and in English-speaking countries they call it as jambolan, sweet olive or java plum. One of my Kenyan friend called it as wild blue berry! The [...]

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Blackberry Juice

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Blackberry Juice: Blackberries, its leaves, roots even bark is said edible here…..and also folk remedy for various ailments. The Native American tribes, used them extensively… it had many other surprising uses! The leaf is more commonly used as a medicinal herb, but the root also has medicinal value. Young edible shoots are harvested in the [...]

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Nellikkai Oorugai

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Nellikkai Instant Pickle: Gooseberries Pickle. Amla ki Achaar. Ingredients: Gooseberries 1 cup crushedsaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonFreshly ground chili powder 1 spoonsAsafoetida 1/2 spoonMustard seeds 1 spoonsCurry leaves fewSesame oil few spoons. Method: Crush these berries. Oh yeah….discard the seeds if you don’t like them! Set them aside in a display bowl. In a pan, heat [...]

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Manathakali Kai Kara Kuzhambu

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Manathakkali Kai Kara-Kuzhambu: Ingredients: Manathakkali Berries (fresh 1 cup)Cricket ball size Tamarind or 1 spoon of thick tamarind pasteRed onion 1 large finely choppedGarlic 1 large peeled and semi crushedTomato 1 large choppedJaggery or brown sugar 1 spoonSaltTurmeric powder 1/2 spoonChili powder 1 spoonRice powder 1 spoonSesame oil 1 cupMustard seeds 1 spoonCumin seeds 1 [...]

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Pacha Sundaikai Kara Kuzhambu

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Pacha Sundaikkai Kara-Kuzhambu: These turkey berries are used in Vatha Kuzhambu(in dry form). I always liked the fresh ones in Kara-Kuzhambu. This is my Mommy’s recipe. This simple berry makes the kuzhambu aromatic and tasty. Well…its also good in maintaining blood glucose leavel. Ingredients: Turkey Berries (fresh 1 cup)Cricket ball size Tamarind or 1 spoon [...]

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Sundaikai Thuvaiyal / Turkey Berry Chutney

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Sundaikkai Thuvaiyal: Ingrdients: Turkey berries 1 cupCoconut 1 piece – gratedGarlic 5 beadsGreen chilies 4SaltTurmeric 1 pinchOil few spoons. Method: In a wok, heat oil. Add all the ingredients and saute them. Wet-grind it to thick paste. Serve to go with your rice.

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Manathakali Kai Sambar

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Manathakali Kai Sambar: Mani-thakkali Kai Sambar. Milagu-Thakkali Kai Sambar. Sukidi Kai Sambar. From the name itself it explains that these berries are very tiny. Its about the size of pepper. They are green in color and turns to purple when they ripe. Both the greens and these berries are edible. Greens….I already mentioned ‘Masiyal’ and [...]

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