Category Archives: Greens

Turmeric Leaves for Cooking

Did you know that turmeric leaves can be used in cooking? The leaves are aromatic and very useful as a herb in cooking, since it gives a distinct flavour to the food and has a lot of nutritive value.

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Agathi Keerai or Humming Bird Tree leaves – Sesbania Grandiflora

Agathi Keerai or Humming Bird Tree leaves as it is called in English is made for Dwadasi Paranai (or the meal had on Dwadashi – the 12th day of the fortnight) after the fasting on Ekadashi. The velvety flower of … Continue reading

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Karela Capsicum Subzi – Recipe

Here is a delicious combination of bitter gourd, onions, tomatoes and capsicum! Ingredients: 2 cups bitter gourd (karela) strips 1 cup capsicum strips (green and yellow) 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds a pinch of asafoetida 1 cup sliced … Continue reading

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The magic of Manathakkali!

Manathakkali Keerai, a variety of Indian Black nightshade, is cultivated for culinary as well as medicinal usage. It bears fruit-like berries which turn red when ripe. The fruits are called manathakkali in Tamil and makoi in Hindi, literally meaning ‘fragrant … Continue reading

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Nutritious Manathakkali Recipe

Now a recipe, Manathakkaali Keerai Masiyal Ingredients: Manathakkali keerai – 2 cups Tuar dal – 1/2 cup Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Green chillies, slit – 2 Tomato, chopped – 2 For Tempering: Oil – 2 tsp … Continue reading

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