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.

Ragi Cake

Ingredients

Ragi flour – 1 cup
Butter 100 grams
Powdered Sugar/ Jaggery- 100 grams
Egg- 2
Cashew nuts and raisins
Milk little

Method:

Pre heat oven for 10 mins at 180°

Sieve ragi powder to get a very fine powder. then take it in a bowl.
Add sugar / jaggery, butter and egg to the same bowl and beat everything well. if needed add little milk and mix well.

Take 1 table spoon of ragi flour and mix it with the nuts and raisins. Put this to the ragi mixture.

Then take another bowl and apply butter in that and pour this mixture into that bowl and bake it for 30 mins or until the cake is bake well.

Soft spongy healthy cake ready for our bakery lovers!!!

This can be done without egg by increasing the quantity of butter and add choco chips and nuts for crunchier taste!!! Yum yum!!!

Author: Saranya

I’m HomeMaker and a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I have 6 yrs of IT experience with Accenture and IGATE and currently taken break to take care of my little one. I have an interest towards home made ancient recipes which is very healthy for kids and adults and hence started preparing all those at home and thought of sharing the same with all parents.

Kattuyanam cone dosa

Ingredients:

Kattuyanam(Diabetic and Arthritis) rice_1cup
Urud dal_1/3
Fenugreek _10 grms

Method:

Wash and soak the rice and urud dal(3:1) separetly for 4 to 5 hrs.
Soak fenugreek along with urud dal.
Grind it and allow it to ferment for 5 to 6 hrs.
Now the batter is readyto make dosas.

Heat a iron dosa pan and once its hot pour a laddle of batter and spread thinly in circular motion to get crisp dosas.
Tips :u can make cone dosas by cutting the dosa in from one side till the center and roll it to a cone with the spatula.

Crispy healthy cone shaped dosas are ready.

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.

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.