Showing posts from April 25, 2016


Modakathan keerai is a perennial climber growing in river beds, village areas, fences. Its name in English is Baloon wine. Its name is Indiravalli in Sanskrit.  It is famous for treating arthritis in Siddha medicinal space. It has a lot of medicinal values and used widely in  Tamilnadu for culinary purposes. Nowadays the usage of modakkathan keerai in kongu kitchen monthly thrice is considerably increased due to the awareness and health consciousness of the people.
Modaaakkathan keerai is a great support to the body to fight against the cold and cough. It is a very safe and secured greens that can be given to kids. It treats cold and cough amazingly. It gives great relief to the muscle spasm, nervous disorders, skin problems like eczema.
It removes dandruff and promotes the healthy hair. It has so many medicinal qualities that are highly appreciated by the people. It can be useful internally and externally.
People start growing this vine in their home gardens and pots by knowing the impor…


Cabbage Rice is one of the easy travel packs or lunch food for kids. It goes very well with any side dish such as pickles, curd, chips or thuvaiyals and so on whatever you like to have.

How to make cabbage fried rice?
Cabbage shredded one cup Green chillies three or four cut into four longitudinal lobes. Shallots peeled off and cut into halves half cup Curry leaves one sprig Coriander leaves finely chopped half cup Salt to taste Cooking oil (Ground nut oil I always used) one tablespoon one spoon of gingelly oil. Pressure cooked rice two cups. Turmeric half spoon Cumin seeds one spoon rubbed in palm Shredded ginger one spoon Urad  split dal one spoon

Pressure cook the boiled rice. Heat the wok with cooking oil and add mustard seeds. Let the flame is in medium level. Wait for a while until the mustards crackle. Add shallots, curry leaves and green chillies. Add urad dal and saute for a couple of minutes in a medium flame. Add half a spoon of turmeric. Transfer the washed and shredded ca…


Papaya fruit is packed with rich vitamin A. Deliciously sweet with appealing orange tones, it is no wonder that  the papaya fruit is popularly named as the fruit of angels. (by CHRISTOBER COLUMBUS).
The fruits are available in the markets, fruit stalls, departmental stores throughout the year.

Nutritional profile of Papaya fruit:

They are rich in antioxidant nutrients i.e. flavanoids and carotenes, vitamin A, B, C,K,  folate, the minerals such as copper, potassium, magnesium and dietary fibers. These nutrients promote the health of cardiovascular system. They protect the body from colon cancer,

It helps and improve anti-inflammatory effects and build up the immune system. They give protection from Rheumatism and Arthritis and prostate cancer.

 I think that this is enough to introduce the Papaya fruit.

Now we are going to make Delicious papaya smoothee.


Papaya fruit pulp cubes one cup
Cow milk one glass
Sugar one  tablespoon.
Cardamom two pods.
Ice cubes three


Peel off the pa…