Vazhai Thandu Poriyal

Ingredients: Banana tree stem about foot length Diced onions 1 1/2 cups Red chillies 2 dried ones Salt 3/4 tsp Sambar powder 1 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp Split channa dhal 3 Tbsps Water 3/4 cup Butter mi…

Source: Vazhai Thandu Poriyal


Lentil Ball Curry – Parupu Urandai Kuzambu

Ingredients: Toor Dhal 1 cup Channa Dhal 1/2 cup Dried red chilies 3 or 4 Fennel seeds 1 tsp Diced red onions 1 medium size Diced tomato 1 medium size Garlic cloves Water 4 cups Tamarind paste 1 ts…

Source: Lentil Ball Curry – Parupu Urandai Kuzambu

Amla – Nellikkai – Indian Gooseberry as a home remedy.

Amla Indian gooseberry is considered king of fruits and has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The reason is it called king of fruits is because it is believed to not to lose its potency in any form cooked or raw. It is considered a cure all for most ailments like leaky gut syndrome, cholesterol, diabetes, powerful antioxidant has vitamin c about 10 oranges so enhances your immunity and is good for the hair, so try to take just one gooseberry everyday to reap its benefits for 3 months. It may taste sour but drink a glass of water after eating one and the water tastes deliciously sweet.

amla c : Supernature.bloggBenefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry

Recent research has proven amla  as a cure for diabetes. Here is the interesting link


Vegetarian Chilly


This vegetarian chilly is a great tasting fiber rich, protein rich easy to make slow cooker recipe. Just soak a handful of Urid dhal, moong dhal, Kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans, soy beans, peas, northern beans, black beans, chick peas overnight in a bowl. Cut celery, bell pepper, potato, carrot, mushroom, tomatoes, spring onions into bite size cubes. Add corn and peas and vegetable broth with the all the soaked beans and vegetables and soy chunks into a slow cooker. Add a teaspoon heap of salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder and chilly powder and some butter. Let it cook in the slow cooker for 6 to 7 hours. Add corn flour for desired consistency and garnish with cilantro leaves.

Easy dinner to prepare when you leave for work in the morning. Just turn on the slow cooker. Sizzling hot chilly dinner ready when you are back. High in protein and trace minerals and very healthy for body building the natural way of course with strength training added to it.

Homemade roasted potato wedges and dip.


Roasted potatoes :

Cut the potatoes longitudinally first into half, then the half into quarter and 1/8th so on to get equal shape wedges. Microwave the potatoes for 6 to 8 minutes on high. Add 1/2 a tsp of chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, sea salt, 1 Tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp onion and garlic powder to the 3 lb of potato wedges and spread them as a single layer (important to get evenly roasted crispy potatoes) on to a preheated baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 F. Flip the potatoes and bake for another 12 – 15 minutes . Crispy roasted potatoes are ready.

Dip :

Homemade organic yogurt (cultured from organic milk and pro-biotic ) mixed with Greek Yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, a tsp of honey, Italian seasoning, fresh chopped parsley, salt to taste, a pinch of onion and garlic powder.

Delicious to be served as breakfast or snack. Potatoes skin are rich in potassium and you get good carbohydrates and the yogurt gives you a good mix of protein and is rich in calcium. The pro-biotic in the yogurt is good for your gut. Super hit with the kids and adults. The above cutting tips and nice recipe from my spouse. Can be prepared ahead of time and used as a breakfast/snack on the go.

Chayote, Cho-Cho – a quick and tasty recipe


This vegetable is rich in folate which prevents neural tube defects, cell division problems and  an antioxidant. Folate is important for a healthy pregnancy. Cut the vegetable in small cubes after peeling the skin. Saute with mustard seeds, urid dhal, red chillies and onions and a sprinkle of water. Add some fresh unsalted peanuts for a crunchy bite. Garnish with curry leaves for a healthy dose of calcium and cilantro to prevent cataracts.It is a healthy nutritious snack or side dish or can be used in sandwiches. Avoid peanuts if you have peanut allergy.

Do you want to be good at Math?

Eat this vegetable raw , Okra ! Here is a recipe that makes okra taste so good for people who may want to try it for the first time.


Slice the vegetables as shown above. Then saute them with sliced onions and about 5-6 Tsps of  coconut oil. Add salt and sambar powder 1 tsp and a pinch of turmeric powder for a pound of Okra. The sticky stuff from the okra will go away once it is cooked.  Yummy okra is ready to eat. This is a favorite among kids too.

Practice eating it raw to ace in Math too. Good for your brain.