Menasina saaru or pepper cumin rasam is very tasty and healthy saaru for winter season and also for nursing mothers. Pepper helps in increasing the milk production in nursing mother. This rasam is soothing and gentle on stomach. After the delivery of the baby the woman's body goes through a lots of hormonal changes. It is always good to have simple, healthy food and calm environment for the recovery. If you feel the rasam is spicy you can add hot milk at the end and serve it to the new mother. If it not for new moms you can add coconut milk too. You can squeeze lemon juice and drink hot rasam/saaru.
Pani puri is one the most popular street foods. The Pani (pani means water ) we prepare for this Pani puri is very digestive and healthy drink. Whenever you feel bloated or having indigestion problem you can dilute and drink the Pani. The fillings for the poori can be Masal puri masala, or boiled potatoes, or you can use cooked mung beans, cooked garbanzo beans too… Here is the recipe to mouthwatering Pani Puri!
This recipe is from my Mother, who makes excellent Rasam, Sambhar and Vangibath powder in an authentic way.
Who doesn’t know Uddina Vade/ urad dal vada ? In every south Indian restaurant the popular breakfast combo is Idli – Vada. Udrad dal / Black gram dal vade is very delicious and healthy snack to kids compared to the Kurkure! One cup of black lentil contains 13 grams of protein, high fiber and rich in Vitamins along with calcium, iron, copper, magnesium …. I feel Idli is the best kids breakfast, lunch dish.
Coming back to vada, it can be consumed as it is, or with coconut chutney or with sambar or with masala Yogurt aka Mosaru Vade or thayir Vada.