Homemade Popcorn

Ingredients
Corn kernels (refer pic) – 1cup (indian dried corn not the American sweet corn)
Coconut oil – 2 tblsp
Salt and chilly powder to taste

Method

           

 

Pour 2 tblsp of coconut oil in a heavy bottom vessel … Preferably small cooker . put it on heat. Once its hot jus drop 3 corn kernels alone and close lid… Once these 3 are popped. Take out these 3 and drop the reqd amount of corn. Spread throughout the surface of the cooker and close the lid upside down. Jus hold the handle and shake a bit for even cooking. Leave a lil gap between the lid and cooker base for the smoke to go out.
Once the popping sound stops,switch off the flame and transfer to a bowl. Add needed amount of salt and chilly powder (optional) and mix well.
Perfect instant snack to accompany a movie or a match at home

Author: Sri Nandhini Hari

I’m Sri Nandhini Hari, a B.Com & M.B.A finance post graduate and have worked in American Express Bank as an Asst. Manager and later with CTS as Financial Analyst. I have a passion towards our own tradition and culture and this has triggered me to share the natural and homemade products to a bigger community for the benefit of all.

Immunity Aval/Poha Mixture – Crunchy Snack

Ingredients:

1. Immunity Aval – 1.5 cup
2. Peanuts – Handfull
3. Fried gram/Pottu kadalai – Handfull
4. Cashew 8 to 10(broken into half
5. Curry leaves – 6 to 7 leaves
6. Salt to taste
7. Chilly powder
8. Hing – a pinch
9. Oil for frying

Method:

Keep all the ingredients ready.
Heat oil in a wok.
Once oil is heated, add Peanuts and fry till it is slightly brown
Remove them and drain excess oil in tissue paper.
Then add fried gram and cashew in the same way.
Now add Immunity Aval/Poha and fry them till the shh sound ceases.
and Drain it in a tissue paper.
At the end add Curry leaves and fry till crisp.
Transfer all the item to a big bowl and add salt, chilly powder, hing and mix well

Crunchy healthy snack is ready for our tea time.

Immunity Aval/poha can be replaced with other traditinal flattened rice/poha varieties like Black rice(Karuppu Kavuni),Diabetic/Arthirites ( Kattuyanam)

Author: Sri Nandhini Hari

I’m Sri Nandhini Hari, a B.Com & M.B.A finance post graduate and have worked in American Express Bank as an Asst. Manager and later with CTS as Financial Analyst. I have a passion towards our own tradition and culture and this has triggered me to share the natural and homemade products to a bigger community for the benefit of all.

Immunity Flattened Rice (Aval) – Sweet version

Ingredients
  1. Immunity Aval_1cup
  2. Grated coconut_ 2 Tblspoons
  3. Cardamom powder_ 1pinch
  4. Jaggery powder_2 tbl spoon
Instructions

Wash the Aval once, just to clean it.
Then soak it in warm water for 10 to 15 mins.
Add pinch of salt,powdered jaggery,cardamom powder and grated coconut.

Healthy Sweet Snack is ready to feast our kids coming from the school.

Immunity Aval can be substituted with other Aval varieties like Black rice(Karuppu Kavuni), Diabetic/Arthirites ( Kattuyanam), Normal Aval or Poha

Thanks to Seethalakshmi (a parent from our group) for sharing the recipe.

Author: Seetha Lakshmi

I’m a homemaker and a mother of 7yrs old son.I strongly believe in Thirumoolar’s word”Food is medicine”. My quest regarding ancient food recipes started a year back. I’m very happy to share and learn through this initiative from Swarna prashana.