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Kootu is a type of dish made in South India which traditionally uses ground coconut paste. This differentiates it from Sambhar or Rasam. Puli Kootu is a variation of this preparationwhere tamarind is used as the stock base and it gives the dish a tangy flavour.
Ingredients:
Finely chopped Beans – 1 cup
Finely chopped Carrot – 1 cup
Toor dal – ½ cup
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
Black peppercorns – 1 tsp
Channa dal – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 2 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Red chilli – 4
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Grated coconut – 2 tsp
Tamarind – 1 gooseberry size
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Mustard seed – 1 tsp
sesame oil – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt as required

Steps:
Add ½ cup toor dal, ½ tsp turmeric powder with a cup of water and pressure cook for three whistle.


In parallel, add 1 cup chopped beans and chopped carrot in a pan and cook well.



Add 1 tsp of ghee in a pan and melt. Then add 1 tsp of black peppercorns, roast until start splutter.



Remove them and add into a mixer jar.
In the same pan, add 1 tsp Channa dal, 2 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 4 red chilli and roast until lentils turn into golden in color. Remove and add them into the same mixture jar with roasted peppercorns.



Then add 1 tsp of cumin seeds and 2 tsp of grated coconut with mixture jar and grind into smooth paste all together.

Now add 1 cup of tamarind extract in a pan with 1 pinch asafoetida and required salt and bring to boil.
Then add cooked vegetables and toor dal and bring to boil.

At this stage, add ground paste and mix it well. Cook this for 5 minutes.

Now add 1 tsp of sesame oil in a pan. Once oil hot add 1 tsp mustard seed , 1 tsp urad dal.



Once mustard start spluttering add 1 spring curry leaves. Add this seasoning with the stew.


Now amazing beans carrot tamarind stew is ready to serve.

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Mullu Muruku or Magizhambpoo Murukku is one of the crispy, easy to make recipe. We can do this quickly with store bough rice flour. This traditional murukku is prepared for many auspicious occasions and festivals. For marriages, seemandham, and many other events, this mullu murukku is kept as seer dish. For Diwali festival, it is a tradition in my family.

Ingredients:
Rice flour – 1 cup
Roasted Urad dal flour – ¼ cup
asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Ajwain – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
Oil two teaspoon
Salt as required
Oil for deep fry

Steps:
Add 1 cup rice flour, ¼ cup roasted urad dal flour, ¼ tsp Asafoetida, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp of oil, in a pan and mix it.




Add water spoon by spoon and make a thick dough.
Now take a part of dough and dump into murukku maker.
Press the dough with other attachment thorough the mullu murukku disc into oil.



Deep fry until golden in color.

Take out and place it on a paper towel.

Now mullu murukku is ready to serve.



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Baingan masala is a very delicious and tempting Indian masala curry which has a very unique and special kind of taste. Mainly it is prepared from brinjals, groundnuts, tomatoes and lots of spices. Cooking level of this rich flavored gravy is easy and requires few minutes to cook is well. In this quick masala Baingan first the stuffing is prepared than gravy. It’s a bit spicy simply lip smacking curry which you can serve with roti, chappathi, rice.




Ingredients:
Brinjal/Egg plant/Baingan – ½ kg
Onion – 1
Tomato – 2
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic pods – 6
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Salt as required
Fried ground nut powder – ½ cup
Oil for seasonings

Steps:
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Once oil hot add 1 tsp of cumin seeds.
Once cumin seeds spluttering, add 6 chopped garlic pods and fry it.


Add 1 finely chopped onion and stir it. Cook till translucent.

Then add 2 chopped tomato and stir it. Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes.

Add 2 tsp of red chilli powder , Salt as required, 1tsp of coriander powder and stir it.


Then add ½ cup roasted groundnut powder and mix it along with masala.


Add 1 cup of water and close the lid. Bring this gravy to boil.

Now add ½ kg cut brinjal into the gravy and add some water. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.



Now the tasty gravy is ready to serve.

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Ghee is one of the food items to increase the flavor of food in India. This ghee is made from pure butter.

Many of us do not add too much ghee to the diet. Because we think that eating ghee will increase cholesterol levels in the body. But, do you really know that if you eat ghee, the cholesterol will decrease??

Ghee has a lot of advantages. At the same time, there is a lot of calories in it. But if you eat any food limited, everything is good. Here, We have listed few of the benefits by adding ghee to your diet. Read it and get to know.

The digestive system:
People with a digestive problem can add ghee instead of oil in the diet to immediate recovery.

Vitamins are high:
There are many vitamins in the ghee. Especially Vitamin A, D, E and K. So, if you add a little ghee every day, you can get the vitamins needed for your body.

Increase Immunity:
It helps to increase the immune system. Adding ghee for the growing children diet daily will increase their immunity power and they never get sick.

Good for the heart:
Because of antioxidants and fat-soluble vitamins in the ghee, it helps to keep the heart healthy.

Cholesterol:
Another amazing advantage is that ghee can help to reduce cholesterol. This increases the metabolism of the body and reduces excess cholesterol.

Good for muscles:
If the elderly people adds ghee to the diet, prevents damage of muscles, the joints and will help to work better. This can avoid problems related to arthritis due to the aging.

Lactose intolerance:
A lot of people suffer from allergic reactions due to milk products. They can add ghee into the diet without fear. Some benefits that can be obtained from milk products, obtained through ghee.

Heartburn:

Sometimes, most of us suffer from heartburn. Particularly, pregnant women have this problem frequently. When heartburn occurs, adding 1 tablespoon of ghee in the meal will help to get rid of heartburn immediately.
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Many people know that eating bananas is good for the health. But, still many people do not know what all are the benefits. In fact, bananas have numerous advantages. Even if I list all of them, you will not believe it.

It contains vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Banana will make sure to help us to get rid of all the diseases from the body and keep us healthy.

If you buy ripe bananas, it will soon be ruined. So some people will get slightly raw. A super tip is there for them to quickly ripen it. If you wrap banana with a brown paper, it will quickly ripen.

Some people will keep it in a refrigerator. If so, it turns dark. Some people will think that bananas are spoiled due to the darkness and through them. But, we can eat them and there is no harm.

Not only bananas beneficial, every part of the banana tree is used in a variety of ways. Each of them has many nutrients. Now let's see what benefits available by eating bananas.

Allergy: It contains harmless amino acids, it will prevent allergies.

Anemia: Excess iron in bananas, increase the number of blood vessels and eliminate anemia. Fructose, glucose, and sucrose, in bananas give energy to the body immediately. That's why the players are often told to eat bananas.

Constipation: Bananas can make digestive system function smoothly and the constipation problem will easily disappear.

Diarrhea: If you have a mashed banana with a little salt, you will get relief from diarrhea.

Head burden: To get rid of a headache due to the alcohol consumption, we can have the banana milkshake. The bananas and milk calms the body and keeps the body smooth.
Vitamins A1, B6, B12, C, magnesium, and potassium in bananas help to expel nicotine from the body and will help to stop smoking.

Depression: Amino acid tryptophan in banana, increases serotonin levels in the brain, helps to get rid of stress and keep your mind fresh.

Gastrointestinal: If you eat a banana every day, the chronic ulcer problem will easily disappear. If you ripe banana, it will also cure the bowel shedding. Digestibility will be good.

Brain Activity: If you eat bananas that contain a lot of potassium, the brain's activity increases. So get up in the morning and start the day with eating a banana.

Kidney problem: Low protein and salt in Banana fruit and high levels of carbohydrate resolve kidney problems. If you eat 89 fruits a day for three days, it will resolve any problem.

Menopause problem: Eating banana flower will help to cure menopause problems. Women who suffer from excessive blood transfusion can eat banana flower to increase the level of progesterone and decrease the blood transfusion

Weight Loss: Eating the banana in our daily diet will reduce weight.

Cardiovascular disease: Potassium in banana, keeps the level of electrolyte and fluid of cells in the body, reducing blood pressure, preventing cardiovascular disease and stroke. One of the research proven that if you eat a banana daily, the 40% stroke will be decreased.

Urine disorder: If you drink banana juice, you can get rid of kidney damage. This juice increases the function of the kidneys and liver. Especially to expel the kidney stones.


So try to add a banana in the daily diet and be healthy. 

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Sometimes our mood is very sluggish. The reason for this is due to high workload and getting more tension. Also, some hormones, such as serotonin, endorphin, and dopamine, are not inadequate. These hormones keep the brain fresh. We can increase the health of these hormones by eating a few foods.

Eating food which is rich in potassium, magnesium, carbohydrate, protein, selenium etc will help to make these hormones active. We have listed some of those food items. Read it, eat those foods and keep your mind happy and refreshing.

Strawberries
Strawberries are rich in potassium. It helps keep the veins smooth. And since it contains a lot of vitamin C, the mind will be refreshing when you eat it.

Banana
Like strawberries, bananas are also rich in potassium. In addition, there is a lot of magnesium. And the natural sweetness in it refresh the blood and makes the blood flow smoothly. The carbohydrate in it helps to keep your mind fresh.

Sunflower seed
Sunflower seeds are rich in selenium and magnesium. In fact, if you eat this, then you will feel some kind of peace and happiness. Amino acids in it increase the production of serotonin that helps keep the brain fresh.

Tomato
Tomato is one of the best food for the brain. Because it contains antioxidant, lycopene. It prevents the brain related issues.

Oregano
There is a caffeic acid, quercetin and rosmarinic acid in the Oregano. These products reduce stress. So if you add Oregano in the diet, your mind becomes relax.

Dark Chocolate
Everyone knows the dark chocolate. Anandamide in this increases the blood flow to the brain, increases the brain attention and keeps the brain's energy and good mood. We have to take limited dark chocolate because it contains a lot of calories.

Egg
Eggs have zinc, vitamin B, iodine, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. These products are very good for brain health. And they can help to keep a refreshing mindset.

Asparagus
Folate and tryptophan are rich in asparagus. If the folate level is low in the body, the dull condition will occur. Also, tryptophan will increase the levels of serotonin and keep the brain fresh.

Dairy products
Milk contains protein. The protein is usually made of amino acids. These amino acids increase the energy in the body and keep the mood quiet. So eat milk products such as milk, cheese, curd.

Honey
One of the natural sweet honey is very good for health. Quercetin in honey can cure wounds in the brain. If you eat more of honey, your stress will be reduced and your brain will be active. Especially honey helps to keep the sugar levels in constant.

Coconuts
Coconut has triglycerides. These are a special kind of fats which keep mood well and good for the body.

Fish
The protein is too high in fish. Therefore, it is better to keep the fish in the diet to avoid stress.

Carbohydrates
While eating carbohydrates foods, serotonin will be produced and the brain will be get refreshed. So eat foods rich in carbohydrates.

Caffeine
If you have coffee or tea which has caffeine, you will get rid of high-tension, stay away from you. But if you drink too much, then it will be harmful.

Meat
Protein is rich in meat too. So you can keep your mind calm and refreshed by adding chicken, mutton, and beef once a week in the diet.

Sweets
If you eat sweets that are delicious, it will increase the production of endorphins and keep your mind happy. So it is better to eat sweet often.

Orange juice
Lack of Folic acid can cause stress. Because this deficiency reduces serotonin levels and causes the mind to be under some pressure. So when there is a dull mind, drink a glass of orange juice to fresh your mind.
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