December 15, 2018

DRY PRAWNS PODI (ENDU ROYYALA PODI)

Ingredients:
Dry prawns - 100 gms
Red chillies- 10-15 as per taste
Salt to taste
Garlic cloves - 6
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Method:

  • Remove the head and tails of the dry prawns.
  • Dry roast the red chillies and prawns separately.
  • Now grind all the ingredients together to make powder.
  • Serve with rice.


NUTRI SOUP

Ingredients:
Bread slice - 1 (soaked and squeezed)
Mixed sprouts - 2 tsp
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic cloves - 2
Ginger juice - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
roasted curry leaves - 1 tsp

Method:

  • Cook the sprouts and the tomatoes separately till tender.
  • Remove the skin of the tomatoes.
  • Now blend the bread slice, cooked sprouts, tomatoes, ginger, pepper, salt and garlic.
  • Add one glass of water and blend again. Strain.
  • Now boil the strained liquid for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot, garnished with roasted curry leaves.

December 13, 2018

EGG SANDWICHES

Ingredients:
Bread slices - 8
Butter - 3 tbsp
Hard boiled eggs - 6
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli- 1 (finely chopped)
Mustard paste - 2 tsp

Method:

  • Trim the sides of the slices.
  • Mash the eggs and put them in bowl.
  • Add butter, little salt, green chillies, pepper and mustard paste. Mix gently.
  • Put some egg mixture on one slice and cover it with another slice.
  • Do the same with remaining slices.

December 12, 2018

OKRA TOMATO CURRY (BENDAKAYA TOMATO KOORA)

Ingredients:
Okra - 500 gms (cut into pieces)
Big tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
Onions - 2 (chopped)
Green chillies- 4 (chopped)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves

Method:

  • Heat the oil in pan; add red chillies, mustard, cumin, channa dal and curry leaves and allow them to crackle.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies and fry till onions are transparent.
  • Add okra pieces, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and toss well.
  • Add tomato pieces; cover and cook in very low flame until done.

LONG CHINESE CABBAGE PICKLE

Ingredients:
Long Chinese cabbage  - 450 gms
Boiling water
Salt - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Sugar - 5 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - 120 ml
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Sesame oil - 1- 1 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Discard the leafy portion of long Chinese cabbage and use only white stalks.
  • Shred into thin 5 cm long pieces.
  • Scald in boiling water mixed with 2 tsp salt for 5 minutes. Drain dry.
  • Seed chillies and cut into long thin strips.
  • In a small enamel saucepan, mix sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, water and vinegar and sesame oil.
  • Boil for one minute, stirring till sugar dissolves.
  • Pickle vegetables in this solution for one day before serving.


December 11, 2018

FRUITS THAT HELP IN DISEASES

Disease                          Recommended Juice

For tired body, Hangover                Apple, Orange , Carrot

For Relaxation                                Apple, Pineapple, mint, lime

For reducing stress                          Tomato, carrot

For improving the immune system    Apple, carrot, lemon, ginger, garlic

For detoxifying the body                  Apple, grapefruit, water melon, ginger

For cleansing the liver                     Pineapple, carrot, beetroot, lime

As a skin tonic                                Carrot, capsicum




Condition                 Recommended juice

Arthritis                                   Apple juice

Constipation                             Grapefruit juice

Asthma                                    Papaya juice + carrot juice

Bladder ailments                        Pomegranate juice

Blood pressure (high)                  Lime juice + grape and carrot juice

Blood pressure (low)                   Capsicum + garlic juice

Blood purifier                             Tomato juice

Cold                                           Amla juice

Colitis                                         Coconut milk + carrot juice

Anaemia                                      Dates juice + grape juice

Diarrhoea                                    Carrot + pomegranate juice

Gallstone                                      Beetroot juice

Gall bladder                                  Carrot + beetroot + cucumber juice

Fever                                          Pomegranate juice/ grape juice

Gas                                              Coconut milk + carrot juice

Heart                                          Carrot + pineapple juice with honey

Youth retaining                            Cucumber + 1/3 part of pineapple juice

Impotence                                   Dry fruits milkshake

Indigestion                                  Coconut milk + Fig juice + carrot juice

Infections                                    Carrot + grape juice

Kidneys                                       Carrot juice

Jaundice                                      Tomato juice

Liver                                           Pineapple, carrot, beetroot and                                                                       cucumber juice






        

POTATO PIZZA

Ingredients:
Pizza base - 1

For the topping:
Potatoes - 1 1/2 cups(boiled, peeled and mashed)
French beans - 10-12 (cut into 1" pieces)
Pizza spice - 2 tsp
Pizza topping - 2-3 tbsp
Grated cheese - 1 cup
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Put the mashed potatoes in a bowl. Add salt and spice and mix well.
  • Then add 3/4th cup of water and 1 tsp of pizza topping  and mix gently.
  • Saute the beans in one tsp of oil for 2 - 3 minutes  and add to the potato mixture.
  • Spread the remaining pizza topping on the pizza base.
  • Spread the potato mixture on this and top with grated cheese.
  • Heat an oven to 180 C and bake the pizza in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve hot.
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