Manathakkali Keerai Poriyal

Manathakkali keerai / BlackNightShade is a variety of spinach that is very effective in curing mouth and stomach ulcers. Though it has a slight bitter taste, its medicinal benefit overcomes it. This spinach has small berries which are also used in Indian cooking as sundried ‘Manathakkali vathal’ or as fresh ones in preparing curries. This stir fry can be had as a sidedish for rice … Continue reading Manathakkali Keerai Poriyal

Banana Flower Chanadhal Curry

Banana flower with chanadhal is an awesome combo. They both have health benefits on their own. The only pre-preparation to be done is the cleaning of the banana flower. Once its done, the remaining steps are simple and the outcome is delicious. The look of this recipe may not be attractive but its health benefits surpasses everything. Whenever I buy the banana flower from the … Continue reading Banana Flower Chanadhal Curry

Healthy Bittergourd Stir Fry

Most of us will have an aversion towards bittergourd but this recipe will definitely change our attitude towards it. This stir fry involves very less ingredients without any masalas. In this recipe, I used the bittergourd as it is and did not do any pre-preparations to remove its bitterness.The final addition of jaggery powder / Sugar gives an extra punch to the stir fry as … Continue reading Healthy Bittergourd Stir Fry

Hyacinth beans curry / Mochakottai kuzhambu

Hyacinth beans is referred as Mochakottai in Tamil. Other common names for this hyacinth beans are lablab bean, Indian bean. These beans are rich in iron, copper, zinc and protein. This curry is easy to prepare and its filling. Its an apt curry for rice but also goes well with idli, dosa and roti. For other gravy/curry recipes for rice, refer here Ingredients: Dry hyacinth … Continue reading Hyacinth beans curry / Mochakottai kuzhambu