Millet Noodles

Ragi idiyappam is a delicious gluten-free breakfast that can be prepared in a jiffy using instant finger millet noodles. It is an ideal breakfast for weight watchers as it aids in weight loss. Finger millets can be included in children, women & old people’s diet as they are rich in calcium and iron. It is…

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Ebony Sweetmeat

Ulundhangkali is a soft silky delicious ebony sweet and also a traditional south Indian sweetmeat prepared when a girl attains puberty. As ulundhu kali  helps to strengthen uterus & hip bones, it is mainly served to young girls (during their cycles particularly in their first cycle) and also to pregnant women. It is our customary to serve…

Chayote Delight

Chow-chow kootu is a South Indian curry prepared with lentils & coconut masala. Chow-chow kootu is my husband’s favorite kootu and hence I prepare this dish quite often. It goes well any kuzhambu or rasam except morkuzhambu. Health benefits of chayote: It is recommended for women to include chayote in their diet before and during…

Millet Payasam

Millet payasam is a scrumptious dessert that can be prepared quickly & easily. We can serve this guilt-free payasam to diabetics also (with reduced jaggery) as millets are of low glycemic index. Millets I used here is foxtail millet suitable for making desserts. You can refer the table below for their health benefits. Cooking Time:…

Millet Pongal

Breakfast with millet pongal is an ideal way to start a day. Millet pongal can be served with spicy coconut chutney alone as it tastes good even without sambar. So healthy breakfast can be made in a jiffy. Here I used kodo millet or varagu but you may try with other millets also. You can…

Millet Kichadi

Millet Kichadi is our family’s favorite breakfast. Generally I prepare this nutritious kichadi on my son’s exam day as it helps to keep him alert & afresh during his exam even if he had slept for few hours in the previous night. All ingredients in this kichadi are rich in micro-nutrients and make this kichadi…

Starch-free Rice

If you are keen to take low-carbs and rice is your staple food, then here is the cooking method with which you can reduce the carbs in rice by 40%. In this method starch in rice is drained off while using a cooking pot with a locking lid that has holes in it; when the…

Millet Porridge

Millet porridge is one of the best breakfasts that can be taken on a scorching sunny day. It keeps us cool, ¬†fresh & energetic all through the day. It is so filling that you don’t require anything till lunch. The millet I used here is pearl millet or kambu. Pearl millet is a flavorful protein-rich…