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Black rice Pongal Recipe / Kavuni Arisi Pongal recipe / Pongal recipes

Black rice Pongal Recipe / Kavuni Arisi Pongal recipe / Pongal recipes

Black rice is also known as forbidden rice or emperor’s rice. Since it was only consumed by emperor’s, it is known as forbidden or emperor’s rice. Black rice is black in color, but becomes dark purple when cooked. It is a rare and old variety of rice that has been growing for centuries, in North East and South India which is commonly known as Kavuni Arisi in Tamil Nadu.

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It has nutty taste and little chewy like brown rice even after cooked. Since it consumes time to get cooked, it’s soaked overnight or for 12 hours before cooked. It’s sticky and juicy nature suits it best for the making of desserts and sweets.

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Black rice pongal recipe / Kavuni Arisi Pongal recipe – Pongal special recipe

Health benefits: Black rice gives impressive health benefits when compare to other rice varieties. It fights inflammation fights cancer, improves heart health, reduce weight (rich in fibre and low in calories), helps to prevent diabetes, improves liver health and improves digestive system.

Black rice Pongal is very delicious and also healthier with little chewy and sticky nature it fits the concept of sweet Pongal very well. Black rice Pongal is also known as Kavuni Arisi Pongal or Karuppu Arisi pongal in tamil. Give a try and share your feedback…

Ingredients:

  • Black rice / Kavuni Arisi (கவுனி அரிசி) – 1 cup
  • Crushed Sugarcane Jaggery / Vellam (அச்சு வெல்லம்) – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder (ஏலக்காய் பொடி) – ½ tsp
  • Cashew nuts (முந்திரி) – 10 nos
  • Raisins (உலர்ந்த திராட்சை) – 8 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified butter (நெய்) – 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut (துருவிய தேங்காய்) – ¼ cup

Making of Black Rice Pongal / கவுனி அரிசி பொங்கல் –

 

Preparation:

  • Soak black rice or kavuni arisi over night or for 12 hours, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Pressure-cook for 4 to 5 whistles or cook until it becomes soft and tender when you are cooking in a heavy bottom vessel.
  • Once it’s coked completely make sure water is completely dried, then add the crushed jaggery and grated coconut.
  • Cook in medium flame until the jaggery melts gets mixed well with the rice.
  • Add in the cardamom powder followed by a tbsp. of ghee/clarified butter.
  • Roast cashew nuts and raisins in the ghee / clarified butter and pour it to the Pongal, mix it well.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot.

Stay Healthy with Kent Cold Pressed Juicer

Stay Healthy with Kent Cold Pressed Juicer

Worried of your belly fat – here is a super way to cut the belly fat with a fast and quick way using Kent Cold pressed juicer. Coming to Belly fat it is most dangerous type of fat. Individuals with excessive abdominal fat are at a higher risk or asthma, metabolic dysfunction, dyslipidemia, hypertension, lower fertility and atherosclerosis.

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Kent cold pressed juicer

If you think that you have all these in your head, I am sure now it’s going to be the right time to change your lifetime by following the healthy eating habits. Sleep enough-not over or under, eliminate sugar and stay hydrated. Introduce food rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your diet.

An effective way to include healthy foods takes just few mins with Kent Fruit Juicer – in the form of juice diet. Including more juice on diets not only helps you cutting down the fat but also keeps you healthy, slim, trim and beautiful ?

About Kent Fruit Juicer – It helps in extracting juice by first crushing and pressing the fruits and vegetables for the maximum yield. They do not produce heat and revolve at a slow pace which keeps the nutrients intact. Whereas a traditional centrifugal juicer uses a high-speed blade that created excess heat which destroys essential enzymes in the fruits and vegetables by making the juice unhealthy.

A superior low RPM cold pressed juicer like the one from KENT, which is a household name for home appliances, is best suited for your juicing diet. KENT Cold Pressed Juicer comes with different filters for different usage and has a blockage free operation which can reverse the action to remove blockages.

Benefits of Cold Pressed Juices

  • Retains Nutrients and improves absorption
  • Helps lower Cholesterol
  • Helps detox liver
  • Reduced blood sugar level
  • Improves Skin condition
  • Help lose weight quickly

Check out this easy carrot juice recipe –

Carrots are a fantastic source Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B8, folate and pantothenic acid. A nutritional powerhouse, carrot juice is low in calories and high in fiber. Since carrots aid in increasing the bile secretion, which in turn helps in losing belly fat. Combine it with an apple, an orange, some lemon and add some herbs for the ultimate drink which not only tastes good but will help you shed belly fat in no time.

Ingredients and Preparation

  • 5 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • ½ lemon
  • 4 leaves of spinach
  • Handful of basil
  • 2-3 leaves of mint

Blend everything in a cold pressed juicer to preserve the nutrients and retain the delightful taste of this juice.

 

Nungu / Ice-Apple/ Thatti Nungu Crumble (3 versions) – Exotic Recipes

Nungu / Ice-Apple/ Thatti Nungu Crumble (3 versions) – Exotic Recipes

Wednesday Calls for EXOTIC, last week it was Idiyappam Paya / Stringhoppers and Lamb Trotters I made for Exotic wednesday – give a try and CLICK HERE for that Link and today it’s going to be more exotic as – the recipe is a summer coolant and the main thing is my son HIRESH is preparing this dish NUNGU CRUMBLE for you.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #167 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Idiyappam Paya / StringHoppers and Lamb Trotters

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Already I have shared Nungu / Ice-Apple Crumble with Lemon juice and sugar, this year with Palm Jaggery sryup and Nannari Syrup. Give a try guys and beat the heat with the natural products. Let me share the recipe…

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Nungu / Ice-Apple Crumble

Ingredients:

  • Nungu / Ice-Apple – 15 nos
  • Palm Jaggery syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Nannari syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 ½ tsp

Making of Nungu / Ice-Apple Crumble with 3 versions –

Preparation:

  • Peel all the nungu together, transfer it to a bowl, crumble them well with your hands.
  • Divide them to equal proportion in 3 bowls.
  • Add palm jaggery sryup along with 2 tsp of lemon juice, mix it well and serve chilled.
  • Add nannari syrup along with a tsp of lemon juice, mix it well and serve chilled.
  • Add the leftover lemon juice and sugar, mix it well and serve chilled.