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OPOS Sambar: Hotel-Style Sambar With No Fuss; Ready in 10 Minutes

Think of South Indian food, and idli, sambar, and dosa would strike your mind first of all! Isn't it?






















Yes, this is the quintessential south Indian menu that has become widely popular world over for its rich taste, unique flavors, and nutritional boost! Well, this is exactly what inspires most of us north Indians to cook south Indian food. I  must admit I love Chettinad cuisine, Malayali food, and of course, Tamil recipes. One thing they have in common is the inclusion of coconut, which makes food more rich and flavorful, though the time of inclusion may vary!

Savor any recipe bursting with coconut flavor and you would want to have it again and again. At least, this is my experience! South Indian food has been instrumental in making me a coconut lover. Don't believe?

Taste food from south Indian cuisine and you would know it yourself. The best thing is south Indians make the most yummiest of food in the simplest of way while not tempering much with the nutritional portion.

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Steamed Lauki Poriyal

Steaming vegetables retains most of their nutrients besides softening them. Direct heat destroys most of the nutrients and water-soluble compounds. Bottle gourd is rich in water, and cooking it on high heat could make it nutrient deficient. Steaming is a great way to preserve nutrients.

Whether you choose to steam veggies using an electric steamer or microwaveable plastic bag or using a makeshift vessel and steaming on stove top, you can rest assured that you are eating healthy food. The indirect form of heat helps retain most of the vegetable


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What more could you ask for?

You can choose to steam veggies of your choice to preserve their low calorie content and nutrients. Who would forget the flavor and texture?

Now you would be surprised to know that steaming the humble bottle gourd (dudhi or ghiya or lauki) can not only retain its moisture, texture, color, and nutritional value, but also enhance its flavor.

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How To Make Almond Butter at Home: Homemade Ice Cream No Sugar, No Butter

Want to know how to make almond butter at home?




It's quick, it's easy, and oh so yummy!

Did I say it's healthy?

Almond Butter Uses
Desserts - the very word makes our mouths to water, isn't it? The first thing that comes to our mind is the rich, creamy, luscious texture of ice creams and kulfis, and of course sweets. After all desserts are made to be indulged in. But what about weight watchers and health freaks?

We, too, love desserts and keep watching our calorie intake. Of course, we do not want to indulge too much in sweets because they are loaded with fat and sugar - this is exactly what makes them lip smacking.

But ice creams demand to be savored - no matter whether it is shrieking hot or shivering cold outside. I enjoy ice creams even when it is chilling outside!

Like you, even I love to indulge in sweets, kulfis, ice creams, and desserts of all kinds. But yes, I do want to keep an eye on my fat and sweet intake. After all, health  comes first. But for those days w…
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