Wednesday, 22 March 2017



Wheat rava 200 gms
Green peas 50 gms
Shallots chopped half cup
Curry leaves one sprig
Ginger gratings one tablespoon
Garlic gratings one spoon
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Green chilies two
Mint leaves few
Tomato half
Turmeric half spoon


All the ingredients should be ready on the table.
Heat the pressure pan with sesame oil.
Add mustard seeds to crackle.
Followed by shallots, Green chilies, curry leaves, mint leaves and turmeric.
Saute for one minute until the shallots tur transparent.
Add ginger and garlic gratings.
Saute for a while.
Add green peas and diced tomato.
Saute for few seconds.
Add salt and one cup of water. 
Pressure cook for two whistles.
Set aside until the entire pressure releases.
Open the lid and add three cups of water amd add adequate salt.
Allow to boil.
Transfer the wheat rava and stir well.
Close the lid and pressure cook again for one whistle.
Simmer it for five seconds and switch off the flame.
Set aside to cool down.

Green peas wheat rava kitchadi is now ready to have. Raita/ coconut chutney are best accompaniments. 


Bamboo rice is packed with medicinal values. It treats epilepsy pains, Rheumatism, joint and back pains excellently if it is consumed frequently.

It is a natural gift from bamboos that attain more than forty years of age. The rice-derived from the flowers of the bamboos. So it is collected from the forest by tribals. The rice is the traditional food for tribes. So they have the strong stamina and sound health.

This rice is available at all grocery stores and departmental stores. Its cost is high. But the nutrients and medicinal qualities are also high.

We are going to make delicious kanji now.

Ingredients :

Bamboo rice 200 gms.
Adequate water
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds roasted
Shallots finely chopped one tablespoon
Green chilies thin sliced two nos
Asafoetida half pinch
Cucumber round slices optional


Clean the bamboo rice and check.
Blend them coarsely.
Wash two times and soak for one hour.
Add three cups of water and pressure cook the rice.
Allow one whistle and simmer for 10 seconds
Cook the rice directly in the cooker.
After three minutes, switch off the flame.
Set aside to cool down.
Take one scoop of cooked bamboo meal in a serving bowl.
Add salt and mix well.
Incorporate shallot pieces, green chilly slices and cucumber cubes.
Sprinkle asafoetida.
Add a half cup of hot water.
Stir gently.
Serve hot or warm.

You may add buttermilk or milk to make it more delicious as per your choice.


The drumstick pods are the extremely popular veggies with very very special nutritional values.

It supports the healthy and strong bones.
It contains antibacterial qualities that treat excellently on the throat, skin and chest. It is also be used in dealing with fungal skin ailment. 
It treats digestive disorders.
It prevents impotence and treats sexual debility and enables the proper function of sexual organs.
It treats anemia.

Let us make drumstick fry!


Tender Drumstick pods two inches size cut one bowl 
Coriander powder one tablespoon
Roasted cumin seeds powder one spoon
Pepper powder one spoon
Red chilly powder one spoon
Asafoetida one pinch
1turmeric one spoon
Tomato one chopped
Mustard seeds one spoon
Curry leaves one sprig
Shallots finely chopped half cup
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Water adequate quantity
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Salt to taste


Heat a frying pan with sesame oil
Add mustard seeds to splutter
followed by shallots, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
Saute until the shallots turn translucent
Add coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, chilly powder, 
.Add tomato diced and saute for a while until it gets mushy.
Add drumstick pods and salt.
Pour an adequate water to cook the drumsticks.
Cover with a lid and allow to cook over a low flame for eight minutes.
Open the lid and check the water absorbed and salt.
Sprinkle pepper powder and coriander leaves.
Sprinkle asafoetida.
Switch off the flame and transfer the fried drumstick pods in a serving bowl.

Relish with hot steamed rice and other meal.

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