It is festival season now. Started with Bheemana amavasye where girls/women worship shiva as the light of life. Next comes Nagara panchami . And then the major festivals Gowri and Ganesha festivals. Every home is decorated with colorful rangoli and maavina torana.So much fun and wonderful to be there in India during these festival times. Following this Ganesh festival we have Navaraathri. We make varieties of dishes to offer to god. And chakli is one of them . Chakli is irresistible snack loved by everyone irrespective of the age. Whether you prepare chakli to offer god or just to treat your family and friends as evening snack with hot chai/tea or coffee these chaklis are absolutely awesome. This recipe here is instant chakli with available ingredients at home!
During Mango season, Mango/Mavina kayi thokku is one of the dishes we prepare.
Benefits of Mango:
According to an article published in Deccan Herald by Abhay Kumar, eating one or two tender mangoes in which the seed is not fully formed, along with salt and honey, is a very effective medicine for diarrhea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion, and constipation.
Additionally, it increases the elasticity of of blood vessels, helps in formation of new cells, and aids in absorption of iron. Eating raw mango with salt quenches thirst and prevents loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating. It tones up the body and helps one to tolerate the excessive heat. Peeled fruit is applied on the eye to cure burning hot sensation due to sun glare.
However, eating in excess can also causes throat irritation, indigestion …. Therefore eat only one Mango a day.
Here is the recipe for Mango Thokku, which is incredibly easy to make!
Enne Rotti, I cannot think of any English name for this recipe, unique to our region! Enne Rotti is a special Malnad dish, deep fried snack or breakfast with greens and spice. It is gluten free snack. You can eat this crunchy rotti with butter, coconut chutney or any chutney.
Meals without pickle/uppina kaayi is something I cannot imagine. Mosaranna/curd rice with lemon Pickle / nimbehannina uppinakayi is just out of this world! Nowadays we have so many option, buying from stores, buy from someone who makes at home or you can prepare at home. I always choose the last option, make at home :) For the reason that, I know I am preparing for me,and for my family, so I prepare with love, with known clean ingredients!
Pickles are very easy to make at home. Here is the recipe to Lemon Pickle!