Do you know that we can make peanut butters at home easier than going to shop and buy, that too with zero added flavours, additives, artificial sweeteners or colors?
Peanut – 100gms Jaggery – 1 tbsp Salt – a pinch
Dry roast the peanuts well and allow it to cool completely. Then remove the skin. Grind the peanuts in a mixer. Initially it will turn to a powder form, then slowly it will start forming lumps. Give some rest in between and start grinding again. Make sure the jar doesn’t gets heated. In max 5 – 10 mins the lump will change to a slight creamy texture. At this stage add salt, jaggery and grind for few more mins. Now creamy peanut butter is ready. You can also add few roasted and slightly crushed peanuts to this to get a crunchy feel.
Note: If you didn’t get the creamy texture, add very cold pressed groundnut or coconut oil and grind it. 1/4 tsp of oil would be good enough.
The traditional spicy tea(black tea) which can be had post heavy meals to aid digestion or on those cold evenings once in a while. This is a Kerala style black tea infused with spices and lemon juice. Spices can be added as per our taste.
Who doesn’t love a warm spicy rasam on the cold days? The specialty of Kalyana Rasam is that it is mostly served in Thamizh Brahmin marriages. You can make this rasam along with the native rice to make it more merrier and healthier.
Tamarind – 1 small amla size Tomato – 4 medium size Toor Dal – 2 tbsps Salt – as required Curry Leaves Hing– a pinch Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander Leaves – chopped
Roast the following ingredients in a tsp of ghee and grind to a powder: Coriander seeds- 2 tsp Toor Dal– 2 tsps Pepper– 1 tsp Dried Red Chilly – 1 Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Add this directly while grinding the powder without roasting
Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice. Pressure cook the Toor dal and mash it well and keep it aside. Chop one tomato into small pieces. Make puree out of the remaining tomatoes.
Add the tamarind juice to a vessel along with chopped tomatoes, salt, curry leaves, turmeric powder, tomato puree and hing. Mix well and keep it on stove top and allow it to boil well till the raw smell goes off.
Add dal and mix well. Now add required amount of water to adjust the consistency and boil for few more mins. Finally add the ground powder and mix well and when the rasam starts to froth remove from flame.
Finally make a tempering using the items mentioned under to temper and add it to the rasam and garnish with chopped coriander leaf.
Take cooking rice and Channa dal(kadalai parupu), wash it well and soak it for 6 hours. Then grind it to a smooth batter and allow it to ferment overnight, say 7 to 8 hours.
Before making dhokla, to the fermented batter add Lemon juice ,hing, jaggery powder, salt, turmeric powder, ginger green chilly paste (what I did is grounded these two extracted the juice and added that alone into the batter ). Mix everything well. Close this vessel and give a 10 mins resting time.
After 10 mins u can steam these and serve. Can be done in idly mould or Cake tin too. Grease the moulds well before pouring the batter.
After transferring the steamed dhoklas to the plate top it with a simple tadka (curry leaf mustard seeds sesame seeds and grated coconut) and serve it with mint chutney.
For the Mint Chutney, in a mixer grinder bowl take mint leaf, coriander leaf, ginger, garlic, green chilly, little grated coconut, salt and grind it to a smooth paste. Take this to a bowl add water and dilute if needed. Mix little juice and then serve.
In a pan, add oil and add 3 chopped tomatoes, red chilies and salt. Sauté everything until mushy. First powder katti perungayam in mixer and then grind the Chutney along with the fried items and then finally make tadka..
It goes well with idly/dosa/paniyaram/curd rice.. hing gives relief from bloating and helps in good digestion.
When I tried Homemade Sathu Maavu laddoos and shared with my friends and family, I got more requests, motivation and confidence to try other varieties of laddoos. No one cannot say no to these healthy laddoos right? 🙂
This time I tried with Unpolished Whole Urad Dal which I bought from the monthly grocery shopping from HLP Store. We all know how Black Urad helps all the women to strengthen their hip region. This is one of the best dishes for the young girls who are nearing / just attained / started puberty.
Also it can be considered as the ultimate post-workout laddoo for the health conscious people! It has the right amount of minerals, energy for your body!
Here is the recipe I followed for making these yummy and healthy laddoos.
We started using Sathu maavu at our home when my grandma was feeling weak and fatigued. At the same time my sister also delivered a baby, and she was in search for food items that can give her better strength & health.
As preparing of this mavvu/powder at home itself from scratch is time consuming process (sprouting, drying, roasting and powdering), my mom started to use a store-bought famous brand. But we were not satisfied as it increased our body weight.
So, we started to make our own powder at home, and it was super food for babies & adults. As days passed, we couldn’t prepare it due to daily workload, unavailability of people and arranging good quality ingredients.
After I joined HLP community, I understood the importance of avoiding 5 whites and wanted to replace milk at home. I was eagerly waiting for this product in HLP Store, as it is the one place, we could buy trusted products.
I started to make kanji with this sattu mavvu. Sometimes I add ginger, jeera, onions, and fresh coriander leaves and it would be my first drink in the morning after having water on empty stomach. If you have 1 glass of this kanji, you will not feel hungry or fatigue until lunch. Unfortunately, my kids and husband are not very fond of this health mix.
But I wasn’t ready to compromise on their health. Being a mother, you need to learn tweaking healthy foods into whole family’s diet, understanding their taste buds and body needs too. I made laddoos out of it so that they can also enjoy Satthu as healthy snacks.
Heartful gratitude to HLP World Store for bringing this product for us. Hope all start to reap the benefits of this wonderful product.
Sharing the recipe, I followed for making the delicious laddoos. Hope you all try this and share the feedback.
A traditional refreshing drink from the land of Tamilnadu. This is referred to as a ” Triple Nutrient Drink” which is rich in protein, fat and fiber. Try this energy drink at your home and share your experiences
BENEFITS OF COTTON SEED MILK
Rich in Protein, fat and fiber
Best for cold and cough
Helps to regulate menstrual cycle
Best for breastfeeding moms
Heals stomach ulcer
Helps to prevent PCOS
Cotton seed milk and coconut milk are the main ingredients in this recipe. A portion of rice flour is added to smoothen the consistency (can use any traditional rice flour/miller flour). This is one of the best alternative for cow milk (vegan milk).
Adi kummayam is traditional authentic recipe made in Aadi masam specifically on Tuesdays and Fridays Due to the onset of monsoons, It is an excellent recipe to balance the vata, Strengthen the bones, joints and backbone in our body. It is a nutrition recipe to strengthen the uterus for girls who hit puberty, pregnant ladies and women in their postpartum phase. Adi kummayam is a perfect recipe during this lockdown for protein consumption.It helps in curing constipation.
Whole moong or yellow moong 1/4 cup.
Matta rice or Blackrice 1 cup.
Whole urad dal or white urad 1/4 cup.
Kismiss soaked and drained.
Sesame coldpressed oil 1 whole cup.
Desi ghee 1/2 cup.
Dry roast moong dal, urad dal and rice until they turn brown. Keep it aside and let it cool down. Grind to fine powder and sieve if required. In iron kadai, make palm jaggrey syrup to required consistency. Add ghee, Sesame oil and Elaichi to the jaggery mixture.
Keep stirring well by adding sieved flour slowly until the kummayam flour dissolves well with no lumps. Top it with chopped cashew and kismiss. Grease the steel plate with ghee. As the whole concoction gathers together, pour it in the steel plate and let it semi dry. Cut to pieces and serve. Enjoy the tasty Adi kummayam recipe!
About the Author:
A Parententrepreneur ,wisdom seeker, Ms.Lakshmi Bharadwaj is very well known, old parent from HLP Community. She has been a very active member in promoting ancient wisdom our parenting community from past few years and has many articles and blogs to her credit. She beileves that path to Spirituality is through our body.
Your body is your sanctum. Maintain with divinity – Lakshmi Bharadwaj