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Leaves of karpooravalli /Indian Borage are of medicinal value without any side effect. It cures colds and cough. The leaves are fleshy and soft with an astringent taste.It can be chewed raw or rubbed and inhale the aroma emanated. It relieves nose block immediately. This plant is normally grown in home garden as potted or in soil. The leaves are used for treatment of cold and It eases breathe of the infants and elders.
reduces the nasal congestion and sore throats.
helps in digestion if stomach upset.
used in cooking. Our grand mother suggested that we should grow the plant in our homes either in a pot or soil. 
Ingredients :
Karpooravalli leaves 12 nos.
Besan flour two cups
Raw rice flour half cup
Cooking soda two pinches
Asafoetida one pinch
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder one teaspoon
Cooking oil as required
Step by step procedure:
Mix Basan flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, cooking Soda, salt, Asafoetida together in a bowl.
Add water and make a batter as Idli batter consisten…