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Bittergourd Garlic Curry / Pagarkai Poondu Kulambu

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Recently I have been to diabetics’ awareness program conducted by Diabetic Food Trail at Anjappar Restaurant. The Chief Chef of Anjappar – Mr. Thamzhi Arasan came all along from Chennai and demonstrated us this Garlic Bittergourd Curry, as it one among the most healthiest and perfect curry for diabetes. Also I have shared one more version of Pagarkai Kulambu / Tangy Bittergourd Curry. Let me share the recipe…

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Pagarkai Poondu Kulambu / Bittergourd Garlic Curry

Ingredients:

  • Bitter gourd – 1 no
  • Garlic – 10 cloves
  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Onion – 1 no (medium size)
  • Tomato – 1 no (medium size)
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek  seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds powder – 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil / Gingelly oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Soak tamarind in warm water for few mins and prepare tamarind extract.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and tomato. Peel the garlic cloves and keep it aside.
  • Scrap the skin of the bitter gourd, deseed and chop them to small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fenugreek seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and garlic cloves; cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add the finely chopped bitter gourd pieces followed by turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds powder, cumin powder and salt.
  • Cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour the tamarind extract with a cup of water, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Remove the lid, once the bitter gourd is cooked.
  •  Cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and oil floats on the top.

Serve hot with steamed rice, also goes out well with dosa. Perfectly matches with Ragi / Finger Millet Dosa and Kambu / Pearl Millet Dosa (stay tuned for the recipe).

 

Cinnamon Tea

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I like to have tea without milk, recently have tried out cinnamon tea and found good difference in our health. A very, simple and easy to prepare but with loads of health benefits. As most of us knew that cinnamon is good for Diabetics and honey with warm water cuts bad cholesterol and helps in relieving acidity. I got to infuse both these ingredients together as tea which should be taken early morning in empty stomach and 30 mins after dinner before going to bed.

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A perfect tea for diabetic people and diet-friendly people. Give a try…

Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon Tea

Ingredients:

  • Tea powder – ¼ tsp
  • Honey – 5 tsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch stick – 1 piece

Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Heat water in a vessel, bring it to boil.
  • Add cinnamon stick, cover and allow to boil for another min.
  • Remove the vessel from flame, sprinkle tea powder, cover and let it rest for another 2 mins.
  • In a glass, take 2 ½ tsp of honey, strain the tea and stir it well with a spoon (honey should get dissolved in the tea).

Serve hot.

Ragi Dosa / Finger Millet Dosa

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Ragi Dosa is one of the most common dish I cook very often for breakfast, as ragi/finger millet comes with loads of health benefits. Using this batter you can make plain dosa, onion dosa, onion and green chillies dosa and even uttapam. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

Making of Ragi Dosai / Finger Millet Dosa –

Preparation:

  • Mix the batter well, check for salt in the batter, if needed you can sprinkle little.
  • Heat tawa, rub with little oil.
  • Spoon the batter with ladle in the center of the tawa, spread it all over the tawa (circle shape).
  • Drizzle little oil or ghee along the sides and center of Dosa.
  • Wait for 3 mins or until till the dosa starts turning golden brown. Swap the sides and cook for another min.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve Dosa with Sambar and Chutney.

Note: For Onion Ragi Dosa – chop the onions to fine pieces and sprinkle onion over the batter once got spreaded and wait until it gets cooked.