Mixed Vegetables Couscous Khichdi

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Wheat Cous Cous Bath: Ingredients: Wheat Cous cous – 1 cup Mixed vegetables – 2 cups (carrots, beans, peas, corn kernels) Green chilies 3-6 sliced Garlic 6 cloves chopped Purple onion 1 large chopped Salt Mustard seeds 1 spoon Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon Olive oil 1/4 cup. Method: Heat oil in a wide vessel. Add [...]

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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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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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Kambu Koozh / Pearl Millet Porridge – Revisiting The Past!

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Bajri Congee: Ingredients: Bajra/pearl millet flour / Kambu Maavu 1 cup Raw rice 1 fistful – cooked Salt as per taste Butter milk 2 cups Pearl onion and Green chilies to taste. Method: Add enough luke warm water to the flour and make a thick paste. Allow this to ferment, maybe 5-7 hours will do. [...]

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Pearl Millet Dosa / Bajra Dosa / Kambu Dosai – Very Ethnic!

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Kambu Dosai: Ingredients: Bajra/Pearl Millet flour 1 cupBlack Urid Dal 1/2 cupFenugreek seeds 1 spoonOil for making crepes. Method: Soak the lentils and fenugreek seeds, wet grind the same. Mix the pearl millet flour to it, add salt and mix well. Heat up a griddle, smear oil. Make thin crepes and toast both the sides, [...]

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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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Kollu Dosai / Horse Gram n Brown Rice Dosa

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Kollu Dosai: Kollu Adai. Horse Gram Dosa. Uluva Dosa. Ingredients: Brown rice 2 cupsHorse gram 1 cupFenugreek seeds 1 spoonSaltBaking soda 1 pinchOil few spoons. Method: Soak the horse gram, fenugreek seeds and brown rice overnight. Wet-grind the same, add salt, soda and few spoons of oil. Allow this to ferment on its own. Then, [...]

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Kezhvaragu Dosai/ Ragi Dosa /Finger-millet Crepes – The Importance of Good Diet!

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Kezhvaragu Dosai: Ingredients: Ragi/finger-millet flour flour 1 cupUrad dal 1/2 cupFenugreek seeds 1 spoonSaltBaking sodaOil for the crepes. Method: Soak the lentils overnight along with the fenugreek seeds. Wet-grind the same, next day. Add the ragi flour, salt and soda to it. Allow this to ferment…the batter rises to 2-3 fold, so leave enough room [...]

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Cauliflower – Brown Rice Layer Biriyani / Cauliflower Biriyani

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Cauliflower Biriyani: I have never made those hearty-healthy vegetable biriyani before. And using brown basmati in cooking is challenge to me. Finally, I made a choice to give it a shot. Made this pretty looking 7-9 tier (layers) biriyani, however with this deep color…its hard to differentiate! You know, this method is bit time consuming, [...]

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