Indian Traditional Medicine Omam Kali Recipe

Indian Traditional Medicine Omam Kali Recipe

omam Ajwain  Bishop's weed  carom seeds

omam Ajwain Bishop’s weed carom seeds

Hindi-Ajwain English – Bishop’s weed or carom seeds

Ingredients:

  • Omam(carom seeds) – 100 grams
  • Palm sugar – 150 grams
  • Gingelly Oil – 250 ml
  • Honey – 2 teaspoon

 

Recipe:

1) Soak omam/carom seeds for at least one hour and grind it well adding little water.

2) Mix it with little water so that it becomes semi-solid. (as thick as dosa batter)

3. Turn on the flame, pour the above mixture in a pan.

4. Keep stirring the mixture for 3-4 minutes, now add gingelly oil and continue stirring.

5. When it starts to solidify, add palm sugar and stir.

6) When all these comes together and thickens (ie. this stage is when you pour the kali with a spoon it should fall down. If it solidifies too much, it becomes hard  to eat) add honey and turn off the flame.

Health Benifits:

Omam kali is an important post-natal recipe. It is given as a food to women after delivery, as it helps them regain health during delivery.It is also good for feeding mothers as it aids the digestion of babies. Apart from this, this is a natural cure for digestion related problems. Omam is a traditional medicine for phlegm. This recipe is used to get rid of indigestion, constipation and gastric trouble. Palm sugar which is added in this kali is rich in protein, calcium and iron. Gingelly oil, another ingredient , which has antioxidant properties are effective in the lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol. Thus, omam kali is a very healthy and nutritious recipe yet yummy!

Note:

Do not drink water for two hours after eating this omam kali. It is best to eat it at night before going to bed.

 

 

Traditional and Festival Recipe – Sesame Seed sweet ball (winter laddu) – Ellurundai – Ellu Urundai, Til Ke laddoo

Traditional and Festival Recipe - Sesame Seed sweet ball (winter laddu) – Ellurundai – Ellu Urundai, Til Ke laddoo

ellu

ellu

Sesame seed seet ball (ellu urudai) is one of the traditional sweet in Indian homes. It is one of the healthiest recipe as it is a rich source of copper, manganese and calcium. This sweet is prepared as neivedhyam to lord vinayaka for vinayaka chathurthi.

Sesame seeds are considered to be a symbol of immortality and the god vishnu’s consort maha sri devi herself repesents the properties of the sesame seed.
Sesame seed sweet ball is one of best ready to eat item for kids.  In Ayurveda, sesame is one of the best plant having lot of benefits mainly health problems associated with vata aggravation.
It is mainly for winter dessert to warms up our body during the winter season.
Sesame has higher ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) value, it has poly unsaturated fatty acids of cell membranes.

ellu_urundai

ellu_urundai

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
* White Sesame seeds : 200 gms
* Jaggery (gud) : 120gms

 

Procedure:
* Roast the sesame seeds till golden brown and starts to burst.
* Make syrup out of jaggery by melting it in a separate vessel. This syrup should become thick enough. (ie when you drop a small amount of this syrup it should solidify immediately).
* At this stage,  remove from the syrup from the stove and add it to the golden brown sesame seeds and mix it well.
* When it cools, grease your hands with either rice flour or ghee. Make the sesame into small even sizes ballf using the hand.

PIRANDAI THUVAIYL

PIRANDAI THUVAIYL

pirandai

pirandai

 

Botonical name – Cissus quandrangularis, English: Edible Stemmed Vine, Tamil: pirandai/ peerandai, Telugu: nalleru, Hindi: hadjod, Sanskrit name is Asthisrinkhala, Vajravalli, Dharavalli, Chaturdhara, Vajralatha, Bengali: hasjora; harbhanga, Marathi: chaudhari; kandavela, Gujrati: chadhuri; vedhari, Canarese: mangaroli

 

Please check out the full video of Pirandai Thuvaiyal on Youtube:

 

pirandai thuvaiyal

pirandai thuvaiyal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Tender Edible Stemmed Vine  (pirandai)cut into pieces – 1 cup
  • Red chili – 8 nos
  • Urad dal – 2 table spoons
  • Sesame seeds – 2 table spoons
  • Tamarind – size of a gooseberry
  • Asafetida – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt – to taste

Recipe:
1) Pour a little oil in a pan and sauté urad dal, asafetida, sesame seeds till they turn brown. Keep it aside.
2) Add little more oil and sauté the pirandai well, until the color changes.
3) It is important that the pirandai is fried well otherwise it may cause itchiness in the throat.
4) Grind tamarind, chilies and salt without water.
5) To this add fried pirandai and grind well.
6) Then add urad dal,asafetida and sesame seeds that was fried before and grind it once again.
7) Edible Stemmed Vine  (Pirandai ) Chutney ( Thuvaiyal ) is now ready

 

Health benefits of Edible Stemmed Vine  (Pirandai)
Edible Stemmed Vine has long been used in treatment of bone fracture. It also aids digestion.
The juice extracted from the stem and leaf of the plant is mixed with honey and is given for irregular menstruation in Siddha treatment

The plant is anti-osteo, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoporotic and its is like analgesic painkiller.  This is one of the famous ayurvedic treatment for injuries and muscle exertion. Sports injuries, to tendons, bones, cartilage and nerves.

Pirandai extract and its stems is one of the best treatment to cure piles, diarrhoea with bleeding, ear-aches, hemmorrhoid, gasric ulcer, cough, asthma.

Women irregular periods can be controlled with this plant. This is acid reflux . irregular periods of women and Acid Reflux.

 

Papaya leaf juice (a cure dengue fever)

Papaya leaf juice (a cure dengue fever)

papaya leaf Juice

papaya leaf Juice

English: Papaya, Bengali: Pempe Kancha, Kannada: Parangi, Malayalam:Omakaya, Punjabi: pepita,Tamil: Pappali, Telugu: Boppayi, Hindi:Papita, Marathi: Papaya, Gujarati: Papayi

Papaya leaf juice is a home medicine / a home remedy for treating dengue fever. This has cured many people suffering from dengue fever in India.

 

 

Recipie: 

1.    Pell fresh papaya leaves from the tree; it should be medium size
and also 20% of young leaves.
2.    Wash it well and crush it in the mixer without water (don’t add
water, salt or anything)
3.    Filter it and drink it as it is.
4.    You have to take one or two tea spoon a day.(do not take it too
much as it is not good for health)

Health Benefits:
This is very ancient medicine in siddha(an Indian traditional
medicine). It increases the blood platelet count. This is very good
medicine for dengue fever and also prevents and it is also a medicine
to cure cancer.

Yam Fry / Senai kilangu Roast

Yam Fry / Senai kilangu Roast

yam_fry_Senai_Kilangu_Roast

yam_fry_Senai_Kilangu_Roast

 

(English: yam, Tamil: Senai kizhangu, Telugu: Kanda-Gaddha, Hindi:
Jangli Suran /Surti Kand, Kannada: Suvarna Gadde, Malayalam:
Chenath-thanda /Chand )

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Yam – 250 grams
  • Chili powder – 3 tea spoons
  • Coriander powder – 4 tea spoons
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Oil – 1 cup
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tea spoon

Method:
1. Peel off the skin and cut yam into thin slices.

2. Wash it well as there might be some sand particles.

3. Boil yam with 1-2 spoon turmeric powder and salt.

4. Drain the water completely.

5. Add Chili powder, ginger garlic paste, little tamarind paste,
coriander powder and make a paste.

6. Mix the above paste with boiled yam and leave aside for 5-10 minutes.

7. Fry it in oil until the yam changes into brown.

8. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Health benefits of Yam
Yam is a good source of vitamin B6 and potassium, these essential
nutrients help in maintaining a healthy hear. They are also a cure for
osteoporosis. Taking yam also prevents hypertension and high blood
pressure. Yam is also used to treat nausea during pregnancy. It is
also used during menopause period in women. Yam is also rich in fiber
content, hence it prevents constipation. The anti-inflammatory and
anti-oxidant properties in yam helps fight cancer and also prevents
asthma.

pillaiyar slokams / ganesh solkas / Ganesha Dhyaanam

pillaiyar slokams / ganesh solkas / Ganesha Dhyaanam

ganesh sloka

ganesh sloka

 

 

Shuklaam bharadharam  vishnum
sasivaranam  chathur bhujam /
prasanna vadhanam dhyaayeth
sarva vignopa shaanthaye //

 

 

Gajaananam bootha ganaadhi seivitham
Kapitha jamboo phala saara bakshitham
Umaasutham soka vinaasa kaaranam
Namaami vigneshvara paadha pankajam

 

Mooshika vaahana charanam ganesa
Modhaka hastha charanam ganesa
Chaamara Karna charanam ganesa
Vilambitha soothra charanam ganesa
Vaamana roopa charanam ganesa
Maheshwara putra charanam ganesa
Vigna vinaayaka charanam ganesa
Paadha namasthe charanam ganesa

 

Vakra dhunda mahaakaaya
Soorya koti samaprabha/
Nirvignam kurume deva
Sarva kaaryeshyu sarvadhaa//

 

Ginger Lagium / Ginger Lahium / Adrak lagium

Ginger Lagium / Ginger Lahium / Adrak lagium

 

Ginger Lagium / Ginger Lahium / Adrak lagium Recipie

 

Ginger Legium

Ginger Legium

 

 

This is a tradition south Indian Lahium/lagium made out of ginger. It should be taken first, in the morning of deepavali. This facilitates easy digestion and cleans the stomach. We eat a lot of snacks and sweets on diwali, hence it is a custom to eat this lagium first.

 

 

Ingredients

Ginger - 100grams

Coriander seed - 20g

Cumin Seeds - 30g

Jaggery – 100g

Honey -1 table spoon

Ghee – 50g

 

Method:

  1. Put a thick bottomed vessel or kadai on the stove. Fry the coriander seed and cumin seeds without oil until they turn brown. Grind these well and keep aside.
  2.  Now, add jaggery and little water.
  3. When the jaggery melts, add the grinded powder and keep stirring for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add ghee and stir in for another 5 minutes, keeping the flame in simmer. Pour honey and stir slowly for a minute and turn off the flame.

 

Theratti paal (Sweet Kova)

Theratti paal (Sweet Kova)

 Theratti paal (Sweet Kova) Recipie

therattipal

therattipal

 

 

Theratti paal (Sweet Kova) is a delicious and famous indian sweet cooked on many auspicious days.

 

 

Ingredients: 

Milk -  5 litre

Sugar – 2 kilo grams

Cardamom powder – 1 tea spoon

Cashew nuts – 10 grams

Preparation:

  1.  Heat milk in a thick bottomed vessel or kadai. When it boils, add cardamom powder and cashew nuts.
  2. Now add sugar little by little stirring the milk constantly.
  3. Keep stirring in low flame for about 12-15 minutes, until the milk thickens and turns into kova(solid).
  4. Turn off the flame and the theratti paal is ready.

 

Tirunelveli Halwa Recipie


Tirunelveli Halwa recipe

Tirunelveli Halwa Recipie

Tirunelveli Halwa Recipie

Ingredients:

  • Wheat-1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 cup
  • Ghee – 2 cup 
  •  Water

 

Recipe:

  1. Soak samba wheat previous night, and grind it well in the morning. Now filter this wheat milk and pour it in a thick kadai (pan).
  2. As it gets heated add sugar and keep stirring well.
  3. When it starts to get thick, add ghee and stir well. Keep stirring until it solidifies and turns orange in color.
  4.  At this stage, if you take the halwa in a spoon, it should’nt stick to the spoon. Add little cardamom powder and turn off the flame. Garnish with cashew nuts roasted in ghee.

 

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Diwali Sweet Recipes

Diwali Sweet ReciDiwali sweet recipespes

diwali sweet recipes are something which can make us bored. But here is a diwali sweet recipes which can seduce your taste buds

Tasting Diwali sweets is one of the most enjoyable festive moments. To make this more interesting, here is a very delicious sweet variety, a special product from Thoothukudi / Tuticorin district in South India.

Ingredients for Muscoth halwa:

  • Sugar – 500 grams
  • Coconut milk – extract from 3 pieces of medium size coconuts
  • Maida – 200 grams
  • Cashew nut – 50 grams

Recipe:

  • Add water to maida flour and make it a dough, just like we do for parata. Roll it into little big balls.
  • Take a small bowl of water,add one ball mentioned above,now mix it well with both the hands for at least 5 minutes.
  •  Slowly milk comes out from this. This milk along with little water should be stored in a bigger vessel.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the balls, and store the milk in the milk overnight.
  • The next morning, filter the milk. To this add coconut milk, little water, sugar and cashew nuts and stir continuously. The very important thing in this preparation is that you have to keep on stirring. When the water evaporates, coconut oil oozes from the coconut milk and starts spreading over the flour.
  • As you keep stirring, it thickens. Now transfer the contents into a tray greased with ghee. Leave it aside for one day. And muscoth halwa is ready.

 

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