Total time for prep: 18 minutes
Total Carbs: Just 153 per ootappam. (your RDI is approx 2500 so this is a wonderful breakfast overall)
First its the smell of this ‘two-minute–roasted-peanut-mint-chutney’ that calls you in into the kitchen, then the fermented batter sizzling on the pan with vapor bubbles on the glass top makes you peek and smell the onion/coriander toppings.. (at this point, you are half way closing your eyes, inhaling deeply and start bending your head backwards)
.. and the slice cut green chili, dipped in olive oil and torched to perfection pulls you in completely.
A perfect breakfast with a superb nutrition scale.. Try it out and flatter yourself 🙂
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Tags: breakfast ideas, chutney, coriander, health, mint, nutrition, onion, ootappam, peanut, preparation, quick, recipes, traditional
Those kitchen-morons just don’t know the best of it all.. I am surprised to see the amount of negative publicity in the press around Indian Food. The number of options we have for low caloried, high fiber content coupled with super good nutrition is just mind blowing. For example, look at this dinner option:
Bajra-Jowar Dosa topped with onions and served with veggie-filled Sambar ( a thick lentil soup with super beneficial herbs, spices and lots of vegetables ) and peanut chutney.
very delicious, mouth watering combination with amazing health benefits.. It takes pages to explain why you should focus on lentils, millets, fiber and vegetables..
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Tags: bajra, culinary wisdom, dosa, indian, jowar, lentil soup, peanut chutney, recipes, sambar, traditional
raw banana flower bracts pounded in a rock mortar and pestle, added curd, raw green mirchi paste along with a heavy dose of mustard then tempered with traditional spices in peanut oil … Its all.. simple yet a bliss to eat in. yes.. a bliss.
Categories: తెలుగు, food, fun, health, indian, kitchen, recipes, traditional recipes
Tags: banana, bracts, curd, flower, indian, mirchi, mustard, oil, peanut, recipes, traditional
A freshly made authentic Indian meal would typically start with pleasing your eyes before teasing your taste buds. The herbs and spices involved in the making of each ingredient are carefully cooked in a specific style to maximize taste while minimizing nutrient loss. And no doubt there is a lot of science in an Indian kitchen that straightly dictates your overall physical and mental health.
The fact that it makes you feel hungry as soon as you look at it and the tremendous knowledge handling taste, texture and nutrition are enough of an evidence of the Indian culinary wisdom.
In the picture below is an Andhra style meal — one cup of rice served with a vegetable curry, one pickle, one curd-based chutney, dried curry leaf powder topped with a little spoon of fresh ghee… and of course a yummy ripe banana.
Enjoy the meal.
Wanna dine light but with hellafa fiber, anti-oxidants, low-calorie-high-energy cereals and essential elements with a punch of herbal medicine right in your kitchen? Taste this raw mint, cumin, coriander, saunf, red chilli and turmeric that went into the making of simple rotis served with a spicy curry of cabbage, carrot and beans.
When the dominating aroma of fresh mint reaches your nostrils, the strong flavor fills your palate and the cool aftertaste makes you close your eyes and bend your head back, then you know you are ready for dinner 🙂
Not to mention the heat it all generates, you surely would be more resilient to the winter weather 🙂 hail the herbs.
Kitchen Credits: Master Chef Latha
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Tags: beans, body heat, cabbage, carrot, chilli, cold winter, coriander, cumin, indian, mint, recipes, saunf, thepla, traditional, turmeric
millet mania continues.. The #sunday #experiment with the finger millet balls and horsegram rasam turns out be finger-licking delicious.
And the 2-tea spoons of rice would keep it all together.
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Tags: balls, finger millet, horsegram, indian, mudda, mudde, ragi, rasam, recipes, traditional, ulavacharu, ulavalu
If you are an energy freak but likes a zero glucose, zero fat, zero cholesterol recipe, then this wonder combination with superb amounts of soluble Fiber, symbiotic bacteria, Iron, Potassium and Zinc will be on your menu, salute the Leguminosae. You don’t need guts of steel to digest these but the health burst will surely be visible the next time you go for a hike or hit the gym.. Along with that heavy coat of nicely baked onions and ginger, this will also help tune your body to maintain a steady temperature no matter what the weather is.. Try it out and lemme know. Traditional Indian Recipes never let you down 🙂 #sunday #experiment
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Tags: black eyed peas, body temperature, energy, ginger, horse gram, indian, iron, legumes, leguminosae, nitrogen, onions, potassium, recipes, sinc, soluble fiber, symbiotic bacteria, traditional, zero cholesterol, zero fat
తాజా కరివేపాకు ఘుమఘుమల కమ్మటి నూలుపప్పు పచ్చడితో వేడి వేడి గారెల కొండను ఢీకొందాం!
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Tags: black lentil, garelu, indian, recipe, traditional, urad, vada
Do you see the yummy glow from the hand-rolled jowar roti (sorghum tortilla) served along with rock-crushed raw garlic-onion-lemon-mirchi in the sides and spinach-potato-spice-curry...? yey! I got it so well the very first time.. yes yes I made them all except the spinach curry 🙂 #great #old #indian #village #tradition #recipe
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Tags: country, garlic, indian, jowar, lemon, mirchi, onion, potato, raw, recipes, roti, sorghum, spinach, tortilla, traditional, vegetarian, village
చలచల్లని చలి గాలుల్లోనూ ఉడుకుల వేసవి సాయంలోనూ
కాలాతీతం కావ్యోద్దీపం వెచ్చని పచ్చని ఉల్లి పకోడీ
వద్దనగలమా కాదనగలమా వద్దని కాదని వదిళెళ్ళడమా
ముందరి కాళ్ళకు బంధం వెయ్యదె వెచ్చని పచ్చని ఉల్లి పకోడీ.
Andhra’s staple food that is a science in itself. Simple to prepare yet very tough to get it right, energy warehouse for all ages, delicious in many varieties and is a true signature of whoever makes it. From grinding the lentils well aerated to mellifluously folding them in shape, from uniformly frying em golden yellow to nicely soaking all in full fat curds n spices, VADA is one dish that always gets all guts on 🙂
Back by popular demand for a potluck 🙂 and of course it would go on stage as Dahi Vada today 🙂
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Tags: black gram, dahi, indian, lentils, recipes, traditional, urad, vada