Sunday, 21 May 2017

CAPSICUM STIR FRY/KUDAMILAKAI PORIAL

We should know about the health benefits o capsicum since it has numerous health values. It gives the best relief from peptic ulcer, menopausal problems, low risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It has amazing anti-inflammatory and analgesic contents. Alkaloids and tannins are also present. It gives treatment to arthritis too. The beneficial vitamins and minerals are well packed with this capsicum. The flavonoids are present in capsicum.

It contains dietary fiber, vitamins A.C, B6, Vitamin K.
It contains certain important minerals such as manganes, potassium, copper and phosporous.
It is very beneficial in preventing diabetes, and diabetic neuropathic pain.
Beneficial in treating with peptic ulcer, and damaged brain tissues.
Helps in reducing factors of anti aging 
Helps o improve skin health and  treating hepatic and gastric and pulmonary cancers

from www. organicfacts.net.

How to make capsicum stir fry?


Ingredients:

Capsicum two nos chopped
Shallots or Bellary onion half finely chopped
Green chilies two nos
Curry leaves one sprig
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Salt to taste
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Salt to taste
Water to sprinkle
Shredded coconut one tablespoon
Turmeric one spoon
Asafoetida one pinch

Procedure:

Heat the wok with one tablespoon of sesame oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds.
Once mustard seeds start to crackle, add shallots, green chilies and curry leaves.
While the onion turns transparent, add turmeric powder.
Add chopped capsicum. Saute for few minutes.
Add required salt and sprinkle water.
Stir occasionally in medium flame.
It will be cooked quickly
Add chopped coriander leaves and shredded coconut.
Mix gently.

Switch off the flame.

Transfer the cooked capsicum to a serving bowl.
Serve hot with dal, rasam and curd. It will go very well with any meal.














PISTACHIOS HALWA



Amazingly delicious pistachio nuts have been cherished as the symbol of wellness and robust health since very long period ago by our ancestors. Pistachios are excellent sources of vitamin E and these nuts are finely packed with many B complex nutrients such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 and folates.

They are the storehouse of the minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium.

100 gms of nuts provide 144 % of daily recommended levels of copper that is essential mineral required in neurotransmission metabolism as well as the production of red blood cells.

The nuts are eaten as they are, by splitting them open between fingers or using a nut cracker. They can also be consumed as roasted, salted or sweetened just as almonds, cashews and peanuts. They are nutty flavored, yet pleasantly sweet in taste with a fruity aroma.

It is known as' Pista' in India.

How to make a delicious sweet pistachio halwa?

Ingredients:

Pistachios 75 gms
Sugar one cup
Milk one cup
Cardamom six powdered
Fresh cow ghee one cup
Cashews 10 nos

Procedure:

Soak the nuts in half a cup of cow milk for one hour.
Blend the nuts with milk into a smooth paste.
Fry the cashew bits in a tempering pan with ghee into crispy golden bits.
Add the remaining half a cup of milk to the paste and mix well.
Pour the pistachio mixture in a pan and allow boiling.
Once the mixture gets thickened, add sugar and give a continuous stir over a medium flame.
Add one tablespoon of ghee and stir again. 
Stir continuously adding ghee little by little.
Once it gets the non-sticky and transparent texture and oozing out the ghee all over the sides.
Sprinkle the cardamom powder and cashew bits.
Mix well in low flame.

Switch off the flame.
Grease the tray with a spoon of ghee.
Transfer the Halwa to the tray and set aside.

You may cut into even diamond shaped pieces or you may enjoy this sweet in a bowl.

A craving sweet!



Give a try!

































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