Ragi Idli / Finger Millet Idli


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Ragi Idli is a very healthy food to diabetics, people with low hemoglobin and for all age groups as well, including kids. It’s a great source of fiber as well.

Ingredients:

  • Urad Dal – 50 grams
  • Idli Rava – 100 grams
  • Ragi Flour – 50 grams
  • Salt – as required
  • Curd – 2 spoons
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • Soak Urad Dal for 4-5 hours and grind into a batter of soft consistent paste. add water to make sure, batter won’t become too hard.
  • wash idli rava and press it hard to remove excess water.
  • now, mix idli rava, ragi flour and little salt to the urad dal batter and mix nicely.
  • the batter should be soft and not so thick and watery, keep mixing ingredients accordingly.
  • leave this batter overnight to ferment nicely.
  • now, take idli making trays and apply oil on them.
  • pour the batter on it and allow idlis to steam cook for sometime.
  • serve hot with sambar or ground nut chutney.
  • healthy nutrient rich breakfast is ready to start your day !!! 😉
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Thotakura Pakodi (Amaranthus Pakodi)


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Ingredients:

  • Besan – 200gm
  • Thotakura (Amaranthus) – 1/2 cup
  • Green Chilli – 4
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger – 1 Piece
  • Ajwain – 1/2 Spoon
  • Jeera – 1/2 Spoon
  • Salt
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • Take a bowl and mix the besan and chopped amaranthus, salt.
  • Grind the green chillies, ajwain, ginger and zeera.
  • Mix the chopped onions, green chillies, ajwain, ginger and zeera to the besan dough.
  • Take a pan and heat the oil, then put the besan dough in the oil as pakodas, yummy and healthy amaranthus thotakura) pakodi is ready.

Munagaaku Sambar (Moringa Leaf Sambar)


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Ingredients:

Procedure:

  • Boil Toor Dal, 2 tomatoes and 2 red chillies in pressure cooker and keep aside.
  • Take a pan and fry the curry leaves, green chillies, chopped onions in oil until it comes to golden brown color.
  • After that mix the cleaned moringa leaves to pan and keep the lid for 5 minutes in low flame.
  • After 5 minutes add tamarind juice , salt and turmeric.
  • Grind the boiled toor dal and mix it in the pan and add 1 spoon of sambar powder.
  • Add Tadka to it with garlic and serve hot, yummy moringa leaf sambar is ready!

Ivy Gourd Gravy/Tindora Ka Salan/Dondakaya Gravy/Kovaikai Kuzhambu


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This recipe is known with multiple names, like Ivy Gourd Gravy/Tindora Ka Salan/Dondakaya Gravy/Kovaikai Kuzhambu.

Ingredients :

  • Dondakaya/Tindora– 250 grams
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Garlic – few
  • Onion – 2 or 3
  • Tomato – 2 or 3
  • Salt – as required
  • Turmeric Powder- as required
  • Chilli Powder- as required
  • Tadka
  • Ground Nuts – 50 grams

 

Procedure :

  • Dry roast ground nuts in a pan and make it to powder using mixer grinder.
  • Cut ginger, garlic,onions and tomato into small pieces and put in a mixer grinder and make it to a paste.
  • add ground powder, Salt, Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder to the above paste.
  • now, make cuts to the dondakaya and insert this paste inside those cuts.
  • Now, add oil to pan and prepare tadka.
  • now, add stuffed dondakaya to the oil and let them cook in sim for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then add water for gravy let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Yummy dondakaya gravy  curry is  ready 🙂

 

Ladies Finger Soup ( Bendakaya Pulusu )


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Ingredients :

  • Ladies Finger/ Bendakaya – 250-300 grams
  • Oil
  • Onions – 2 or 3
  • Salt
  • Ginger Garlic paste -1 spoon
  • Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • Curry leaves
  • coriander
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chilli Powder
  • tamarind Juice

Procedure :

  • heat oil in a pan and add cut onions,and stir until onions become golden brown.
  • wash ladies finger and wipe with dry cloth and then cut into pieces.
  • add ginger garlic paste and let it fry for another 2 minutes.
  • prepare tadka and add the onions, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder,turmeric to it.
  • add cut chillis, tamarind juice, water, salt and let them cook for sometime.
  • now put the ladies finger pieces in the gravy and cook in low flame for 10 minutes.
  • then add coriander leaves on top for garnishing.
  • yummy Bendakaya Pulusu ( Ladies Finger Soup) is ready 🙂

Custard


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Ingredient

  • Milk  500ml
  • Sugar
  • Custard Powder
  • Cut Fruits

Procedure :

  • take 500ml milk and boil it.
  • Take 2 spoons custard powder and add to cold milk and allow it to become like thick liquid. keep stirring to avoid forming lumps.
  • now, mix this thick mixture with boiled milk and keep stirring.
  • add half cup of sugar, cut fruits at this stage.
  • allow it to cool by keeping in fridge.
  • serve chilled.
  • yummy fruit custard is ready 🙂

Undrallu


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Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – 200 grams
  • Jaggery – 200 grams
  • Grated Coconut – 100 grams
  • Moong Dal – 50 grams
  • Milk – 50 ml
  • Elaichi – few
  • Salt
  • Dry Fruits

Procedure:

  • Take a glass of water and boil it, once boiled, add rice flour to it and mix nicely to avoid forming lumps.
  • now, make them into small balls ans keep it aside.
  • fry moong dal and then boil them.
  • now, take a brass kadai on stove and add water, jaggery, grated coconut, and then let it cook and add the balls prepared above along with moong dal.
  • once it is boiled for 5-10mins, mix rice flour in milk,salt,elaichi and stir and add to the contents in brass kadai.
  • switch off stove after 2-3 minutes to avoid overcooking.
  • garnish with dry fruits.
  • yummy undrallu is ready 🙂