Coconut Sesame Rice | தேங்காய் எள்ளு சாதம்

Cooks in: 15 Minutes Serves: 3 People

The Tamil month Purattasi is considered very special for Lord Narayanan. People offer Maa vilakku, Ellodharai, Pongal, Vadai, Curd Rice, Payasam etc. to Lord Venkateswara of Thirumala Tiruppathi. I have already shared a simple ellodharai/Sesame rice recipe. This recipe, a slight variation from the usual ellodharai, is unique as this is a Kovil Prasadam recipe which I learnt from a Battar of Perumal Kovil. The blend of coconut, pepper and sesame seeds gives the dish an excellent taste and aroma. Try this recipe for the coming Saturday and offer to Perumal.

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Ragi Pasta Salad

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Pasta is a favourite dish of many particularly children. Nowadays millet pasta are also available. One of my friend Suchitra Vishnu Chandar gave me a packet of Ragi pasta when she visited me. Instead of making usual pasta loaded with cheese, I decided to make a salad with it. It was a complete balanced whole meal for us. Try this easy and healthy recipe using millet pasta.

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Szechwan Vermicelli

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Most Children like anything made with Szechwan sauce! Why should we always stick to szechwan rice or noodles? Why can't we extend it further to our millets? I have already posted a few recipes using this home made sauce. Please check the website for Szechwan sauce recipe which can be made easily at home without using any chemicals or preservatives. This vermicelli recipe is a lip smacking one! Try this and make your kids happy! Check out the video.

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Kollorai | Horsegram Rice | கொள்ளு சாதம்

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Horse gram/Kollu/Kulthi is considered as a miracle super food that is widely consumed as a staple diet in the southern parts of India. It is rich in nutrients and have plenty of minerals too- phosphorus, calcium, protein and iron. Hence it is known to be very beneficial for human health. I have already shared a few recipes recipes using this. Try this easy recipe which can be made within minutes, if the cooked millet is ready.

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Bottle gourd Dosa

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Bottle gourd is one of the lowest calorie vegetable carrying just 14 calories per 100 g. It is one of the vegetables recommended by the dieticians in weight-control programme. Fresh gourd is a modest source of vitamin-C, thiamin, vitamin B-3, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6 and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium. It is used to make stews, curries and sweets. In this dosa recipe, I have included this nutritious veggie along with millet.

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