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Tambuli is another authentic dish from karnataka.It can be made using palak leaves,ginger,cucumber,Doddapatre leaves etc.The recipe remains the same except for the type of leaves used.
Doddapatre leaves in English is Coleus aromaticus and Karpooravalli in Tamil.This plant is called by many names Cuban Oregano/ Spanish Thyme/ Indian Borage etc. Its botanical name is Plectranthus amboinicus..But this is how they look like!

These leaves are very good in treating skin allergies and this is a great home remedy for many ailments !

 It has a cooling effect when mixed with yogurt/curd. Hence, this tambuli cools your body.It helps get rid of common cold/phlegm related cough.It works wonders for constipation & acidity. Consume the doddapatre chutney/tambuli three times a day for 2 days & notice the change. For treating acidity, don't add green chilli while preparing the tambuli or chutney. Avoid coconut too. Prepare a chutney/tambuli with loads of doddapatre leaves.Doddapatre juice is …


Avalakki Vaggarane or Spicy Poha(parched/flaked rice) is a great breakfast delight!It is easy to make and can be made with lot of different variations !


Avalakki/Poha/pressed rice- 2 cupsCapsicum- 2Salt to tasteOil - 1 tbspMustard seeds - 1 tspJeera - 1 tspurad dal - 1tspbengal gram - 1tspCurry leaves - 2 strandsGreen Chillies - 6-7Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspGinger- 1 inchFreshly grated coconut - 1 small cupLemon juice - 2 tspChopped coriander leaves - 1 tbspHOW TO MAKE:
Take Avalakki/poha, wash it well and drain the water.Soak the avalakki in about 1 cup of water and keep aside for 8-10 minutes. After soaking, poha will become soft and dry.Heat oil in a saucepan.Add the mustard seeds,jeera,bengal gram,urad dal. After they sputter add curry leaves.Add cut ginger,capsicums and chillies and fry well.Fry till they become soft.Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.Now add poha to it and mix well.Finally, add grated coconut and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on it. Mix well.Serve hot an…

ALOO METHI - A lunch box idea!

Aloo Methi is a quick curry or palya which is v nutritious and tasty too! Aloo takes in the flavours of its accompanying vegetable hence is a very versatile vegetable with loads of potassium in it. Methi or Fenugreek leaves has iron content and is a natural remedy for Diabetics. Hence all kinds of people - young or old, pregnant or elderly can benefit from this. This preparation is made keeping in mind a busy morning when we need to pack something sustainable but at the same time interesting! Check it out!

Aloo [Potato] 2 BigMethi leaves [Fenugreek leaves] - 1 big bunchGreen Chillies - 2 or 3Musturd oil - 1 tbsp [its optional; you can use any cooking oil]Cumin - 1/2tspTurmeric - 1/2tspRed Chilli powder - 1tsp [or as per requirement]Aamchur - 1/2tsp [Dry Mango Powder]Garam Masala - 1 tspHing or Asafoetida - a pinch Salt - as per taste.
HOW TO MAKE: Fenugreek leaves [Methi] generally has lot of mud on a fresh bunch. One has to clean it thoroughly by picking just the leaves, run…