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Omavalli Rasam / Karpooravalli Rasam / How to make rasam

Omavalli Rasam / Karpooravalli Rasam / How to make rasam

Omavalli (Karpooravalli) Rasam is very good health, perfect for winter as Omavalli (Karpooravalli)helps in relieving sore throat, cold. Omavalli Rasam is a commonly prepared variety of rasam in most of the Tamil households. Karpooravalli Rasam can be served with steamed rice or it can be taken as such like a drink.

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Omavalli (Karpooravalli) Rasam recipe

Omavalli (Karpooravalli) is known as Big thyme or Mexican mint in English, Doddapatre in Kannanda, Pani Koorka in Malayalam and Ajwain in Hindi. This Karpooravalli plant grows easily and they are seen commonly in most of the houses of south India. A small stalk inserted in the soil, grows out to a beautiful plant. 

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Omavalli (Karpooravalli) Rasam recipe

Omavalli (Karpooravalli) Rasam recipe

Health benefits of Omavalli (Karpooravalli) Rasam :

This omavalli or karpooravalli can be consumed raw which cures cold, cough, throat infection. Also, this helps in digestion and relieves constipation during winters.

Since I have very 2 omavalli plants at home, thought of preparing Omavalli rasam which helps us getting relieved from cold. Give a try, perfect for this winter…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday 207 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener, CLICK HERE for more Vegetarian recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Tamarind / புளி – a lemon size
  • Karpooravalli / Omavalli Leaves ஓமவல்லி  – 8 nos (big ones)
  • Tomato / தக்காளி – 1 no
  • Cumin seeds / சீரகம் – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Black pepper / மிளகு – 1 tsp
  • Red chillies / காய்ந்த மிளகாய் – 3 nos
  • Fenugreek / Methi seeds வெந்தயம் – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing / பெருங்காயம் – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை-  a sprig
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 3 cloves
  • Oil / எண்ணெய் – 1 ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds / கடுகு– ¼ tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak tamarind in 3 cups of water for 20 mins, squeeze the tamarind well along with the water using hands and discard the flesh, keep it aside.
  • Mash the tomatoes into the tamarind extract and keep it aside.
  • Clean the karpooravalli leaves and keep it aside.
  • Coarsely grind or crush 1 tsp of cumin seeds, black pepper and garlic and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel, add mustard seeds, ¼ tsp of cumin seeds, fenugreek, curry leaves and tear the red chillies, add to it and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the crushed ingredients (cumin, pepper, garlic) and saute for a min.
  • Pour in the tamarind – tomato extract along with the crushed omavalli / karpooravalli leaves and let it boil.
  • Sprinkle asafetida and remove it from fire.
  • Add salt to a bowl, and pour the rasam to it, give a stir and let it rest for 5 mins.

Serve hot with steamed rice. Goes out well for lunch and dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Adamant Creeper Recipes – Chutney Recipes

Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Adamant Creeper Recipes – Chutney Recipes

Pirandai is a creeper with too many health benefits. It is called as “Adamant Creeper or Devil’s Back Bone or Veldt Grape” in English. This is grown mostly in lots of home. It helps in digestions, relieves pitta, helps in menstrual problems, also helps in De worming.

Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Chutney Recipes

Pirandai can be used in dosa, chutney, thuvaiyal and so on. Since it’s little itchy in nature, smear your hands with sesame oil before you handle them. Break the pirandai at the nodes, remove the nodes, wash thrice in water and continue cooking. Always use only tender pirandai, since it’s very tender and easy to break.

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Pirandai Chutney is one such delicious and healthy chutney, also kids eat them without hesitation when it’s prepared in the form chutney. Let me share the recipe, give a try and share your feed back…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #205 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner and co-hosts Mollie and Petra

Ingredients:

  • Pirandai / Adamant Creeper / Devil’s Backbone – 15 stalks
  • Grated Coconut – ½ cup
  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size
  • Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 2 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean the pirandai and keep it aside.
  • Take a heavy bottom vessel, pour ½ tsp of oil, roast black lentil (ulundam paruppu), garlic, tamarind, red chillies together, remove it from fire, once they golden brown in color.
  • Pour ½ tsp of oil, add the cleaned pirandai, cook until it becomes tender or turns to dark green in color.
  • Remove it to a plate, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Grind the roasted black lentil, along with garlic, red chillies and tamarind.
  • Add the roasted pirandai, and grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling water and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Heat the leftover oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds, split black gram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour it to the chutney, add salt and mix it well.

Serve with Idly or Dosa for breakfast or dinner.

Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly Rava was very different to me, as I have seen most of them making idly with Idli rava. It was the very first time, sometime ago 11 years, I came to know about Idly rava when I was there in Hyderabad through one of my friend. One day when we were chatting over a tea, she told me that she prepares different batter for Idly and Dosa, at the moment I heard I was shocked and later she told that they prepare idly using idli rava and dosa as the same as we prepare, whereas we prepare a same batter for both Idly and Dosa using Idly rice and urad dal / whole white lentils.

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

CLICK HERE for Instant Rava Idly Recipe and CLICK HERE for regular Idly / Dosa Batter.

The very next day, she prepared me the idli using idly rava and peanut chutney which perfectly matches it. I and my hubby like it, asked the recipe, prepared by myself, as the process was very easy, takes less time, just you need to soak and grind the white lentils or urad dal or ulundam paruppu and mix it with the Idly rava and ferment it overnight and next day you can have soft and yummy Idlies. Let me share the recipe…

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

Ingredients:

  • Idly Rava – 3 cups
  • Whole White lentil / Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak whole white lentils in water for 4 hrs and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Soak Idly rava in water for 20 mins and drain the water completely.
  • Now pour the ground lentil batter to the idly rava, mix it well.
  • Cover and keep it aside for overnight or until it gets fermented well.
  • After fermentation, add salt and mix it well.
  • Heat an idly steamer, pour the idly batter to the moulds, and steam for 20 mins or until the spoon inserted in the center of the idly comes out clean.

Serve hot with Peanut Chutney. Also goes out well with Sambar and Chutney.