Summer is the season for mangoes. Mango season starts from March. The first to come into the market during the mango season is vadu mangai . Tender, raw mangoes are called as vadu mangai or maa vadu in Tamil. It’s mainly used for making pickles. It’s usually made in large quantities and stored for aRead more about Vadu Mangai Kosmari… Read More!
Today is the fourth day of Navrathri. Divine mother is worshipped as Kushmanda today. Kushmanda means pumpkin. The significance of this form is that the whole creation is like a pumpkin. Like a pumpkin which has many seeds and each seed contain the potential to form a new pumpkin, the Divine mother contains the entireRead more about Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal… Read More!
Navrathri starts from 13th of October this year . It’s a tradition in most of the tamil brahmins family to keep Golu . It’s actually a display of different varieties of dolls. Idols of God, sages, normal human beings, animals, plants and non living things are kept as a display. The spiritual significance is thatRead more about Corn Kadala Paruppu Sundal… Read More!
Cabbage stir fry is a very common dish made at home. Today, for the first time,I have made it in Andhra style. I followed the recipe from sailusfood.com. I did make few small changes in the recipe. Senagapappu means chana dal ( Bengal gram/ kadalai paruppu) in Telugu and vepudu means fry. Chana dal reallyRead more about Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu… Read More!
Today, there was a potluck lunch meet with my school alumni group. And I had to make a salad. So, I made a healthy and colourful mixed fruit and vegetable salad. I have added roasted nuts as a garnish to give a good crunch. This a wholesome and a complete salad which can be hadRead more about Fruity Vegetable Salad… Read More!
I had some cooked barley with me. I wanted to use that to make a soup. First I thought of using it as a garnish for cold cucumber soup. But finally ended up making this as light and a refreshing chat. Barley is very good for health and this is one interesting way to includeRead more about Cucumber Barley and Pomegranate Chat… Read More!
Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamin A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. The greens should not be overlooked; they can be cooked up and enjoyed in the same way as spinach. TheRead more about Beetroot Curry… Read More!
Green beans is also known as string beans. It is low in Sodium, and very low in saturated fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, FolateRead more about Green Beans Poriyal… Read More!
Bangladeshi dish. The basic ingredient for this dish is yogurt. Vegetables or fruits or combination of vegetables and fruits can be added to the yogurt. It can be used as a dip or sauce or salad. The yogurt may be seasoned with coriander, mint, and other herbs and spices. Cucumber and yogurt are perfect summer ingredients. It’s helpsRead more about Cucumber and Pomegranate Raita… Read More!
Spinach is known as Palak in Hindi. Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. Walnuts are high in protein, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, trace minerals,Read more about Palak and Walnut Salad… Read More!