Chola Dosai/Jowar Dosa/Sorghum Dosa is made with the white millet cholam/sorghum/jowar. Chola Dosai is so filling, soft and gluten-free. Chola Dosai has several nutrients like phosphorus, iron, calcium, and protein. I have the habit of including millets to my routine diet in various formats. And this chola dosai recipe is how grandmom makes the chola dosai traditionally. You can also make idlies with them. Babies above 6 months can be offered with this. I couldn’t source whole millet easily here. So I kept making it with the flour.Find one more version of Chola dosai|Jowar Dosa|Sorghum Dosa here Continue reading “Chola Dosai/Sorghum Dosa/Jowar Dosa Recipe”
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”
Ulundhu Kali(உளுந்து களி )-This is the authentic recipe of Ulundhu Kali/Ulutham kali in Tirunelveli style.Ulundhu Kali is nothing but a thickened halwa like sweet which is a part of the Tamil tradition.It is usually prepared and offered to girls who attain puberty and to women when they deliver and breastfeed.This is prepared with whole urad dhal, palm jaggery and gingelly oil(also called as sesame oil or till oil).This recipe is preferred for girls and women as it is said to strengthen bones and it is an amazing source of calcium(Urad Dhal & Sesame Oil).You may ask me how come so much of oil is healthy.Gingelly oil is known to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, add to the beauty of skin & hair, improve bone quality, prevent cancer, improve oral health. Did you find anything harmful above?No?Right?In the recent days, due to extreme greed and commercial motives, we have been blindfolded with too many controversies on our traditional foods and most of our traditional oils (Sesame Oil & Coconut Oil) were blamed for cholesterol just to promote other oil sales.If you read through the very recent researches all of them have been proved wrong and these oils & ghee have been declared healthy and they contribute to only good heart and not BP.
When I keep mentioning that I use ghee to toss everything people ask me,”Won’t you gain weight?”.My answer would be always weight gain / loss is not just about food but about a lot of factors like genetics, lifestyle, your body metabolism, food habits etc. Adding a spoon of ghee or dry frying in oil wouldn’t lead to any issues if you lead a healthy lifestyle and have the genetic history of any related medical conditions. It is not only about the quantity or the ingredients of the food.You needn’t be guilty to enjoy this as it is just loaded with nutrients.Ulunthu Kali is usually prepared in South Indian houses when the girl attains puberty and it is continued every month during menstruation.My mom & grandmother ensured that we had this without fail and mom made when I was pregnant & lactating.It gives you so much of strength.Now we provide it to my son regularly.I find it extremely tasty, yummy and the right source of nutrition. Women can escape osteoporosis with such natural foods rather than relying on supplements.This can be given to boys and all age group people.(Not a branded girls food ;P) This is an excellent source of calcium for babies above 1 year.You can make it once in two months and offer a scoop daily(for 3-5 days).Store it in a cool place or refrigerate and reheat for consumption.Mom made this for us during her visit last week and I wanted to record her recipe on my blog as it is the best.Read below to know more about this amazing recipe.
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