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Monday, February 20, 2017

11 BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER IN COPPER VESSELS



Watch this video clipping 
to learn about the benefits
of drinking water stored 
in copper vessels...
And do you remember...
that is what most of
our ancestors did...

It may solve most of your
health issues...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

COCONUT SEVAI (using instant sevai )





Sevai is an all time favorite South Indian dish....

Known as "Sevai" in Tambram homes,it is called "Sandhagai" in Coimbatore region...and "Shavige " in Karnataka....

Though it looks like Idiyappam, there are a lot of subtle nuances in the ingredients the in the process that makes it totally different from Idiyappam ...I will elaborate on  the  differences later....

Since making Sevai is a rather laborious process,
the instant sevai is a boon for those who want to make this dish in a jiffy...and I have to accept that the original is unsurpassable we humbly accept the instant one too as an alternative...

INGREDIENTS

  • MTR INSTANT SEVAI ( I PACKET)
FOR THE SEASONING

  • GRATED COCONUT - 2-3 CUPS
  • GREEN CHILLIES - 5-7
  • MUSTARD SEEDS -1/2 TEASPOON
  • URAD DHAL- 1 TEASPOON
  • CASHEW NUTS - 1 TABLESPOON
  • ASAFOETIDA POWDER - A PINCH
  • OIL -1/2 CUP
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • CURRY LEAVES FOR GARNISHING


METHOD
  • Prepare the plain instant sevai as per the instructions in the packet.(The standard instructions for MTR sevai is to boil a liter or  more of water and steep the sevai in the boiling water.Bring it to a simmer.Cook for 4 -5 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain. Spread on a large plate so it does not clump together.)

  • To prepare the seasoning....
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Splutter the mutard seeds,urad dhal and chillies. Add the cashew nuts and fry till golden brown.
  • Now add the grated coconut and salt to taste. fry the the coconut is slightly done or it starts to change color and give out a good coconut oil smell.
  • Now add the salt.and asafoetida powder.
  • Add the curry leaves as a garnish.
  • Now add this seasoning to the cooked sevai. and mix well. 
  • Serve with chutney ,sambar or more kuzhambu.
Sevai  is a meal in a dish and can be had for breakfast,dinner or evening tiffin too...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

EATING WITH YOUR FINGERS IS IN -A SHORT VIDEO




The Indian style of eating with your 

fingers and have caught up in various 

fine dining restaurants...

Maybe people have realised the benefits

of eating on a chlorophyll rich banana leaf...

and eating Indian food the Indian way...

The five fingers of your right hand.....