Fresh Turmeric Rasam Rice

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Turmeric is a fantastic medicine which has Curcumin and is useful in treating many diseases from common cold to cancer. I try to add fresh turmeric (Pasu Manjal) as much as possible in my cooking during the season. This one pot rasam recipe is a perfect soul food and can be prepared in a very short time. Try this simple recipe with millet and get the benefits of fresh turmeric.

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Spinach Rice | Palak Rice

Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Spinach/Palak is one of the healthiest leafy vegetable, and we all know about its health benefits. It is a good source of iron, zinc, insoluble fibre, diabetic friendly, rich in Vitamin C and A. Many dishes can be made with this pocket friendly nutritious veggie. This simple mixed rice variety made using millets makes the dish even more healthier!

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Litti Chokha

Cooks in: 40 minutes Serves: 3 people

Litti along with chokha, is a complete meal popular in Indian states of Bihar,  Jharkand, parts of Eastern UP as well as Nepalese state of Madhesh. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with sattu (roasted chickpea flour) mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted. The taste of litti lies in its stuffed material, namely sattu. Dry sattu is mixed with chopped garlic and ginger and some Indian dry species to give a tangy flavour, and after the litti is baked it is broken into pieces, and hot ghee is poured all over it. It is best served with raw onions soaked in lemon and Chokha. Continue reading →

Rava Kesari with Palm Jaggery | Karuppatti

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Kesari/Sheera is usually made with processed rava from wheat and processed sugar. As I wanted to make a gluten free, vegan and healthy version, I used Jowar rava, Karuppatti/Palm Jaggery/Taad Gur/Panavellam as a sweetener and cold pressed coconut oil instead of ghee. A rich source of iron and several other nutrients like magnesium, potassium, and calcium, palm jaggery is not your usual cup of sucrose. It’s a perfect sweetener devoid of any artificial substances and full of natural nutrients. It improves digestion, treats common cough and cold acts as energy booster and helps in weight reduction. Ghee can be used instead of oil and it will definitely enhance the aroma and taste.

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Pasu Manjal Dosai | Fresh Turmeric Dosa | பசு மஞ்சள் தோசை

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Turmeric is full of nutrition and its high curcumin content helps in preventing various diseases. It helps to decrease inflamation, increases the antioxidant capacity of the body, helps in improving the brain function, lowers the risk of heart disease, prevents cancer, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis and delays ageing. Fresh turmeric can be used in salads and can be pickled along with ginger. I have already shared a rice variety which is extremely tasty. Today sharing a fantastic recipe of dosa using this golden rhizome along with millets. Try this recipe and reap the full benefits of curcumin.

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