Nullipittu is a special type of snack prepared especially by the ‘Chetti’castes of Wayanad district in Kerala. It is prepared using rice flour and ripe banana. (Rice flour used for making ‘puttu’. i.e.; the rice flour should not be very fine. It should be roasted at least for 5 minutes.) But I use to prepare ‘nullippittu’ by adding jaggery and grated coconut, in addition to banana and rice flour. The presence of jaggery and coconut gives a special taste to the ‘nullippittu’.
8 teaspoons of rice flour
Jaggery syrup prepared from 2 lumps of jaggery
4 teaspoons of grated coconut
1 ripe banana (Palayankodan, Mysore poovan or Poovan)
Coconut oil for frying
Take rice flour in a bowl. Add grated coconut to it. Peel the banana and squeeze it with your hands. Ten mix it with the flour. Pour the…
When the stem of the plantain is cut after harvesting and the layers are peeled like that of an onion, we can see a cylindrical shaped white soft shoot. We call it as vaazhappindi, unnithandu, unnippindi etc.
Plantain shoot is rich in fibre and is a good remedy for avoiding constipation. It regulates bowel movement. The juice of plantain shoot is good for people having high blood pressure and those suffering from kidney stone (It is considered by the locals as a sure cure for blood pressure and kidney stone)
2 cups chopped plantain shoot
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaf
1 teaspoon rice
2 dried red chillies cut into small pieces
1 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Salt to taste
Remove the outer thick shells covering the tender plantain shoot and discard them. Wash the shoot.
All of us like jam..Children always like different types of jams. But always having jam is not good for health because they contain different types of preservatives and artificial colouring agents. So let’s try to prepare jam which do not cause any harm to our health, especially that of children. Today I would like to share you the recipe of mango jam which is very tasty and of course you can please your kids as well. Even the mangoes which are very sour can be used for this purpose. You can have it along with bread, chappathi etc. or even as such.
2 ripe mango fruits
3 lumps of jiggery
1 teaspoon ghee
Peel the mangoes and cut into pieces and keep them in abowl. Take jiggery in a bowl and add water to it. Keep it over the flame and make a syrup.It should not be very thick. Remove the bowl from the stove. Keep a non-stick pan over the flame.Pour the syrup into the pan through a sieve to remove impurities. Add mango to the syrup. Stir it gently. When the mango is cooked properly, add ghee and stir well. The jam should not be too watery or too thick. When it has the reached the proper consistency, remove it from the flame , add cardamom powder and stir well. Serve it with bread and chappathi. You can spread the jam on chappathis and roll it. It is a good snack for your children or husband and makes them feel that you care for their health.
There are many people who doesn’t like the ‘bitterness’ of bitter gourd. this problem can be solved by preparing bitter gourd fry. My grandmother used to fry different things such as bitter gourd, pea, skin of ash gourd, green chilli. lady’s finger and so on. These are fried after drying them in the sun. It can be stored for months.
2 bitter gourds cut into fine round pieces
Salt to taste
1/2 cup loose curd
Coconut oil required to fry
Before cutting the bitter gourd into thin round pieces, it should be immersed in salt solution for 3 to 4 hours. If possible clean it using a scrub which would help to remove…