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Kollu / Horse Gram Paratha

Kollu / Horse Gram Paratha
As we are in a faster Life Style, our food habits are becoming worse! So our health too!

To overcome our health issues, we are in a compulsion to have healthy food habit!

Today I'm going to give you a Very Very Healthy Recipe, yet a delicious one!

Kollu Paratha! Sounds great! Right? Come! Let's see how to make it!

IngredientsFor Chappathi:

Wheat flour / Atta - 2 cups
Salt - to taste.
Oil - 1 or 2 tsp

For Stuffing:

Kollu / Horse Gram - 1 cup
Grated Carrot - 1 cup
Grated Coconut (optional) - 1/2 cup
Coriander Leaves (finely chopped) - 1/4 cup
Curry Leaves - 2 strands
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Asafoitida powder - 1 pinch
Oil - as required
Salt - to taste
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Kollu / Horse Gram Stuff:

Soak Kollu / Horse Gram for eight hours.

Pressure cook the soaked Kollu / Horse Gram up to 5 whistles.

Drain the water and allow it to cool.

(Don't waste the drained water! We can use this water in preparing soup, rasam, koottu, or just we can add it …

Kariveppilai / Curry Leaves Thokku

Kariveppilai / Curry Leaves Thokku
Today I'm going to give you a Delicious​ Recipe, Kariveppilai Thokku / Curry Leaves Thokku! If you feel bored to cook anything, but don't want to go out for eating, then you can have this thokku for making your meal great and fulfilled! Just mix a spoon of this thokku with gingelly oil to hot Rice and taste it! No side dish is needed.

You want to know how to make it! Here we go!

Ingredients :

Kariveppilai / Curry Leaves - 2 cups
Kadalai Paruppu / Bengal Gram Dhall - 1 tsp
Dhaniya Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilli - 5 / 6
Asafoitida powder / Hing - 2 pinches
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 / 3 tsp (optional)
Tamarind - 1 big Amla sized
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 2 tsp
Gingelly Oil - 2 / 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste.

Method :
Wash Curry Leaves and drain and dry it in shade by spreading it in a clean dry towel!

Soak tamarind for about 30 minutes and  take a thick extract from it and keep aside.

Roast Fenugreek seeds to Golden brown without…

Kathrikkai / Brinjal Thogaiyal

Kathrikkai / Brinjal Thogaiyal
Kathrikkai or Eggplant or Brinjal, known as baingan in Hindi, is known to be king of vegetables.  High on nutrients, this vegetable has many health benefits and hence, you should consume it at least once a week. Although a lot of people don’t like the taste, if you cook it well, it can be extremely delicious. Here is why you should add this vegetable to your list of groceries the next time you shop for vegetables.

Health benefits of Brinjal
Prevent cancer - Fibre and antioxidants are just two of the nutrients that make brinjal a food that can keep cancer at bay. Fibre helps clear the toxins present in your digestive tract and has been found useful in the prevention of colon cancer. 

Great for weight loss - Brinjals are great for weight loss as they are low in calories with 100g of the vegetable containing just 25 calories. It is also rich in fibre which helps in promoting the feeling of satiety which means that eating a small serving will make you feel full …

Rice - Vella (Jaggerry) Puttu for Navarathri!

Rice - Vella (Jaggery) Puttu
Vella Puttu, a delicious Recipe made with Raw Rice,  is a  traditional recipe which  we make during Navarathri Celebrations! It comes very well if we make it with little patience and concentration! 

I'm thankful to my dear Friend and her Mom in learning this great dish! At the same time, I thank my dear Mother-in-law and my lovable Chithi in explaining the steps! 

Here we go with the Delicious Recipe! 
Ingredients : 
Raw rice : 1 cup Jaggery : 1 cup Ghee : 2 tbsp Grated Coconut : 1 tbsp Cashew nuts : 4 - 5 nuts Cardamom : 3 pods Turmeric powder : 1 pinch Crystal Salt : 2 pinches
Method :
Wash and Soak Raw Rice for​ 30 - 45 minutes and drain the water completely!

Spread the soaked Raw Rice on a clean dry towel and allow it to dry in shade. It must dry completely. If you take in your hands, it must not stick on to your hands!
Now roast the dried Raw Rice with Cardamom pods, little by little to reddish without oil or ghee in low flame!

Dry grind the roasted Raw Rice to fi…