Kariveppillai chutney / Curry leaves chutney

Chutneys are the best accompaniment for Indian breakfast recipes.I would like to share a chutney recipe using curry leaves that doesn’t require any cooking process .They are not only easy to prepare but healthy too.As chutneys are ground with fresh ingredients there is no loss of any nutrients.Curry leaves when blended with coconut and garlic… 

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Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

Are you bored making Sambar and Puli kulambu?Then you should definitely try this Paruppu Urundai Kulambu with the goodness of lenthils ,a protein rich Kulambu.It is prepared by cooking Lenthil dumplings (urundai) in tomato and coconut based gravy.Either Toor dal or Bengal gram can be used to make these lenthil balls.I have used both the… 

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Wheat puttu

Puttu is a traditional and popular breakfast recipe of Kerala usually served with kadalai curry (chickpea /chana).I dont make puttu that often but when I do I make this whole wheat flour puttu.An easy puttu recipe for it doesn’t require any special process in preparing the flour. Healthy zero oil recipe where the flour is… 

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Pomegranate juice (with mint and lemon)

Ohh! I know I have been making lot of fresh juices at home nowadays.And my posts are more about fresh fruit juices.It is mainly because Chennai’s temperature doesn’t seem to be coming down even after the Agni Natchatram. Most of the days it is above 40 C.I make at least 4 servings of fruit or… 

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Chakka Pradhaman /Jackfruit Payasam

Chakka Pradhaman / Jackfruit payasam is a traditional payasam of Kerala prepared using jackfruits.Various food items are made from jackfruits like jams,payasam,juices,chips,candies and many more.Even the seeds of jackfruits are edible and used to make sambar and many delicious curries. I tasted this payasam for the first time in Alapuzha and could still remember that… 

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Veggie pops

Veggie pops are crunchy,crispy balls that can be made as an evening snack for the kids.These veggie pops are very nutritious with a variety of vegetables.I got this recipe from Vah chef,and made it so many times.They are super crunchy and delicious to taste.Even greens,baby corn,sweet corn can be added along with the veggies. Children… 

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Broccoli Drumstick poriyal

Broccoli,a healthy,tasty vegetable packed with hundreds of super nutrients.It is very low in calories but high in vitamins,minerals and fiber.I have made a vegetable curry using broccoli and one more healthy vegetable drumstick(Moringa).Moringa tree has been referred as the Miracle tree for its versatility .All parts of the Moringa are used in some form or… 

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Oats Venpongal

Oats Venpongal is an easy to cook healthy recipe.Oats have become part of everyone’s diet especially for their nutritional benefits.They have a high fiber content,low in calories,great for weight management and also helps to combat many diseases. Oats Venpongal tastes the same as Rice Venpongal,it is really hard to make out the addition of Oats.Not… 

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Broccoli paratha

The health benefits of Broccoli are very extensive.It is packed with dozens of nutrients,also has therapeutic properties.Broocoli is very easy to incorporate into any dishes like soups,salads,curries and many more. I have made parathas with broccoli using some left over wheat dough.You can also use multigrain atta or maida to make these parathas.This healthy,delicious paratha… 

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Karuvepillai Chutney

Karuvepillai/Curry leaves are natural flavouring herbs with enormous health benefits.Curry leaves are not only healthy but also tasty.It is used in most of the South Indian cuisines.We use these leaves for tempering and throw them away while eating.The simplest form of including them in our diet is either to make juice or chutney.Just take a… 

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