Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge is one of the traditional dishes of South India. It is a naturally fermented filling and healthy breakfast. It is a staple food for all hard working and honourable farmers. It keeps them cool and strong. I am sharing the traditional method of making the kambu koozh(Excuse the pressure cooker & mixer use). We include millets in our weekly menu at least thrice and I have tried making everything with millets from the modern cookies/cakes to the traditional koozh/soru. Continue reading “Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge/Kambang Koozh”
Kuzha Puttu is a very common breakfast dish from Kerala. It is a truly delectable and filling dish served with payaru curry or kadalai curry, nendran banana, sugar or jaggery and papad. You can make several varieties of puttu with different flours and serve with different combinations. It is a complete and wholesome meal and the taste is so good.Kuzha Puttu is slightly different from the earlier red rice puttu I had shared.Kuzha puttu is made with a puttu maker(Click to buy). The puttu maker comes in different variants (An attachment to the pressure cooker or complete steamer type or cherattai type or bamboo types).Puttu is a dish which is made with flour+water mixture steamed well. As this Kuzha Puttu is made with tube-shaped maker it is called as “Kuzha/Kuzhal Puttu”.My aunt prepares this for me whenever I visit her. The below recipe is from her kitchen and I shot these 2 years ago. She has made it with matta rice flour. You can make the kuzha puttu with any rice flour/millet flour.I have given the details of how to prepare the flour at the end.
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Aloo Paratha or Potato Stuffed Paratha Recipe:
Hello Readers & Friends! How are you doing? It has been around two weeks since I wrote a post. We have been to Tirunelveli to get some fresh air and relish parental love/care. It was an awesome time and I am already missing mom, dad, and grandmom. I chose to stay away from work for this short vacation. Today’s recipe is Aloo Paratha and it has been in my drafts for more than a year I believe. Certain recipes stay like this because of less clarity but at the end, I don’t shoot new too.
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Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles:
Is there any kid who doesn’t like noodles? Why kids, even adults love them. My son who is four years old is no different but he himself prefers whole wheat ones only. Thankfully he is not addicted to it as he always prefers a variety of foods. I kept refraining using them in our regular meal as I was only able to source partial wheat products or those with durum wheat or maida based ones. I have tried making noodles just like the street food style during our early days of marriage(more than 4 years ago), I wasn’t really so aware of the availability Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles in the market and to be frank we weren’t too bothered about it until our son became 3.5 yrs. He had not tasted them until then. Our hunt for the perfect healthy and tasty variant began when our son started liking Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles. I have tried few brands and I found Del Monte Spaghetti, Whole Wheat (Click link to buy) to be good. You may also try Colavita Spaghetti . Both of them are worth trying as they are made of whole wheat. The below recipe has a very small quantity of soya sauce. I make Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles once in several months and hence I feel they don’t really make any harm. For kids below 12 months, please skip all sauces and salt in this recipe. If you would prefer making this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe safe and healthy for kids of all age since it is always a showstopper among them.
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Ragi Kali Recipe:
Hello readers, How are you doing? There was a short gap in my blogging owing to few health reasons and certain technical issues in running the site.I have been trying to get back to normalcy but somehow it just got postponed.It is scorching hot everywhere and Delhi touched 114 F last week. My best half was craving for the traditional Ragi Kali which is the most common food in South India and this Ragi Kali Recipe is a natural coolant. I haven’t so far tried this version of Ragi Kali. I took help of my in-laws over video call and made this. We have tasted koozh made of pearl millet and I love them so crazy. This Ragi Kali and Koozh have become my most favourite dishes now.I am even able to take it all three times a day. Trust me it is drool-worthy. Continue reading “Ragi Kali Recipe-Keppai Kali|Finger Millet Kali/Mudde”
Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh :
Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is a summer coolant recipe from the traditional cuisine. This is a very common super energetic drink for summer. Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is made by fermenting overnight. Continue reading “Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh or Aadi Koozh or Traditional Finger Millet Porridge”
Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids
Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids is a steamed dumpling made from rice flakes(matta rice/brown rice) with some spices.It is a super quick and very tasty choice for a complete breakfast since it loaded with iron.You can prepare it in 20 minutes and you will full for a long time.The same can be made with white flakes too.Come let’s see the recipe for Red Aval Kozhukkattai.I havo so far posted red poha halwa/pongal and red poha upma for kids.Do check them too Continue reading “Red Aval Kozhukkattai|Poha Dumplings”
PANIVARAGU DOSA|PROSO MILLET DOSA-Panivaragu or Proso Millet is also called hog millet(Panicum miliaceum).It is gluten-free, rich in protein, phosphorous, lecithin and calcium.It reduces the chances of diabetes, cardiac diseases and cancer.It has rich anti-ageing properties.It can treat special physical conditions like celiac and pellagra.It looks like a small white nut and can be consumed just like rice.You can sprout and use in salads.
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Keerai Dosa-Keerai Dosa is made with dosa batter and spinach(any variety of green) leaves.It is so simple to make but extremely nutritious.As a child, I used to take greens only in the form of dosa or masiyal always.Adding shallots to it makes it yummy.Amma brought a variety of greens from my hometown and that’s why my blog is full of those recipes.We don’t find the exact varieties we get locally in our hometown at Delhi.It was a real treat for us as we were longing for Keerai. Continue reading “Keerai Dosa|Spinach Dosa for babies & toddlers”
Ragi Paniyaram For Babies, Toddlers and Kids- This is a healthy snack/breakfast perfect for your naughty tiny tots.Ragi/Finger Millet /Kezhvaragu is one of the super millets Mother Earth has given us and adding it to karupatti/palm jaggery makes it yummy and more healthy too. If you have Idly/Dosa Batter handy this is almost an instant recipe. Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram is a healthier version of our usual paniyaram varieties and since LO loves varieties I keep more variations with paniyaram recipes.Find all paniyaram recipes here. Continue reading “Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids”