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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


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 ! INGREDIENTS: Avalakki/Poha/pressed rice- 2 cups Capsicum- 2 Salt to taste Oil - 1 tbsp Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Jeera - 1 tsp urad dal - 1tsp bengal gram - 1tsp Curry leaves - 2 strands Green Chillies - 6-7 Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Ginger- 1 inch Freshly grated coconut - 1 small cup Lemon juice - 2 tsp Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp HOW 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 l

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! INGREDIENTS: Aloo [Potato] 2 Big Methi leaves [Fenugreek leaves] - 1 big bunch Green Chillies - 2 or 3 Musturd oil - 1 tbsp [its optional; you can use any cooking oil] Cumin - 1/2tsp Turmeric - 1/2tsp Red Chilli powder - 1tsp [or as per requirement] Aamchur - 1/2tsp [Dry Mango Powder] Garam Masala - 1 tsp Hing 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