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Beans Oatmeal Tikkis/Cutlets

Ever since I came across beans paruppu usli recipe shared by dear Chitra di, I have become a big lover of this south Indian recipe and have made it several times thereafter, with variations. Today, I had a few leftover dalia idlis since morning, so I decided to use the same for this recipe in place of the typical tuvar dal. It didn't disappoint either.

Ingredients
Boiled Beans sabzi with steamed dalia idlis- 1 cup (Here's the recipe for dalia idlis)
Oat meal- 1/2 cup
Hung curd- 2-3 tbsp
Chaat masala/ black salt
Oil for greasing tawa +1/2 tsp for frying beans
Rai (mustard seeds)
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
1 onion
salt, haldi, red chilly powder
1 boiled potato




Procedure


Let's make beans stir fry first.Boil beans in little water with salt and turmeric - 2 whistles.Drain on a sieve.Take oil in a pan. Add rai and urad dal.Let them splutter.Add chopped onion. Fry until it turns translucent.Add crumbled 4-5 idlis. I added dalia-suji idlis (I had these leftover since morning).Stir well so t…

Beans Paruppu Usli Powder

This recipe takes inspiration from Chitra Balachander's beans parupu usiyal. The moment I tried this recipe, I fell in love with this simple, soul-pleasing beans recipe from south India.

Try it once and you will never be fed up with this healthy recipe.

I have made this recipe umpteen times ever since with slight variations. After my first attempt, I have started including chana dal along with tuvar dal - both equal quantities. I have also added fresh coconut and ginger to the recipe.


I always use 1 onion for tempering this recipe along with rai, urad dal, chana dal. Adding onion enhances the taste of this recipe and takes it to another level.

My main ingredients for the recipe are:
1/2 cup- tuvar dal/arhar dal
1/2 cup- chana dal
1/4-1/2 cup- fresh coconut
salt, ginger, turmeric

For tempering :

mustard seeds
urad dal
curry leaves
1 onion
salt

Today, I tried to make tikkis or cutlets with this recipe. These tasted divine - nobody can tell what ingredients you have used.

Chitra Vish…

Papaya Burfi (Ripe Papaya Fudge): A Perfect Fasting Recipe

Navratris are around the corner. It is that time of the year when Indians across the globe are busy cleaning their homes and souls by fasting for nine days.

Navratris kick-start the festive season in India.
Those who fast during nine days mostly rely on fruits.

However, today, some of us do try out falahari or fruit-laden recipes for navratri fasting.

Here, I have come up with one navratri sweet for you all. It is delectable and healthy.

Papaya is one of my favorite fruits. My dad has always made sure that his kids have a good amount of fruits everyday. I can credit him for inculcating this habit in us all - my siblings. We all love fruits, with papaya being one of them. Hubby dear is not too fond of papaya. When we bring this humble fruit home, he will have a slice, while I will have my fair share all the time.

In my hubby's side, they enjoy raw papaya as a vegetable, but people hardly savor ripe one. Nevertheless I am on a mission to introduce this antioxidant rich fruit into o…

Cut Breast Cancer Risk with Low Fat Diet

It's World Cancer Day today!
Cancer, the very word itself can send shivers down anybody's spine. It is and was a dreaded word. Fortunately, there is cancer cure now. Sadly, cancer treatment is equally painful and Intolerable. The journey is arduous - both physically and emotionally.
So cancer patients are the real fighters - the real heroes.
But think for a while and ponder - who gets cancer?
Ignore your health, lifestyle, and food and you could be a cancer victim, be it breast cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatitc cancer, or prostate cancer.
Your health matters - nothing comes before it!
Go for regular health checkups - get your CBC done regularly, check your vitamin D levels, and make sure you try to stay fit & healthy.
Because if you get cancer - your life changes, so does the life of your loved ones!
You cannot ignore your health at any cost.
Stay active - keep moving; a sedentary lifestyle can turn you into a couch potato, a cancer victim, a diabetic patient, a he…
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