Category Archives: Healthy Meals

Sweet and spicy amla chutney – How to make amla chutney recipe – amla recipes

Indian gooseberry is called as amla in Hindi and nellikai in Kannada and Tamil.  Amla is an antidote to various winter maladies like cold, flu and coughs.  It is an immunity booster since it is high in Vitamin C and and is used to treat various ailments.  The other dishes which you can make from

South Indian beans fry | Beans poriyal recipe – How to make french beans subzi recipe | side dish

South Indian French beans stir fry or beans poriyal  is a simple side dish made with French beans and cooked with coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies.  It is served as an accompaniment for rice.  Poriyal is a Tamil word for shallow frying along with mild spices. This recipe is one of the easiest and

Green peas dosa recipe – How to make green peas dosa recipe – dosa recipes

Dosa is a pancake made from a fermented batter of rice and urad dal.  It is a part and parcel of  South Indian diet, but nowadays it is popular all over India.  Dosa is best served hot with sambar or chutney or idli podi.  Dosa is high in carbohydrates and also a good source of

Curry leaves rice recipe – How to make karibevu chitranna or karuveppilai sadam recipe – rice recipes

Curry leaves rice is a colourful, flavourful and delicious rice recipe made with rice, curry leaves and spices.  It is a very popular rice dish in South India and is best served with potato chips or raita.  Curry leaves makes this dish more flavourful and spices added to it makes it tasty.  Just ensure to

Badam milk recipe – How to make badam/almond milk recipe – healthy beverages

Badam milk or almond milk is a very refreshing, healthy and popular drink made with almond paste, milk, sugar and flavoured with saffron.  Badam milk can be enjoyed chilled during a summer day or hot on cold winter days.  This drink has a nutty flavor and a creamy texture, as almond paste is used in

Palak kadhi (spinach yoghurt curry) recipe – How to make palak kadhi recipe – palak recipes

Palak kadhi is a popular North Indian dish that goes well with rotis as well as rice.  This recipe has the goodness of spinach, curd and garlic.  Palak kadhi is a healthy and light dish which can be had at any time of the day.  The main ingredients in this dish are spinach, besan, curd

Ragi ladoo recipe – How to make ragi ladoo / nachni laddo recipe – ragi recipes

Ragi is a wonderful ingredient and a rich source of calcium, protein and iron.  Ragi is also called as nachni, finger millet or red millet and an extremely nutritious millet.  It resembles mustard seeds in appearance.  Nowadays, after realising the importance of ragi in our diet, people have started mixing ragi with other grains for

Vegetable brinji rice – How to make brinji rice / veg brinji recipe – rice recipes

Vegetable brinji rice or brinji sadam is a traditional rice dish from the State of Tamil Nadu.  It is a one pot meal prepared with basmati rice, coconut milk, spices and a mix of vegetables.  Coconut milk is the ingredient which gives a unique taste and flavor to this rice recipe. It is called as

Besan karela subzi recipe – How to make karela besan subzi recipe – side dish for rotis

Bittergourd  or karela has a lot of health benefits which can be derived by including it in your diet. Its most well-known benefits are the ability to help manage diabetes,  improve respiratory health, and improves skin health. It is said to strengthen the immune system and prevent and reduce symptoms of cancer too. Karela or bittergourd

Rava corn dhokla recipe – How to make rava sweet corn dhokla

Dhokla is a delicacy of Gujarat State.  It is a savoury steamed cake and eaten as a side dish or as a tea-time snack.  Although a Gujarati snack, it has become popular across India.  You can serve as it is or with pudina chutney or with tomato ketchup or tamarind chutney. Rava corn dhokla is