Ragi rotti is one of my favorite breakfast.It is healthy millet recipe. Ragi Rotti extremely popular breakfast in Karnataka. Ragi is rich in calcium, iron and fiber. It also contains phytochemicals, which aids in slowing down the digestion process. Ragi's high levels of niacin help in increasing HDL cholesterol while lowering Triglycerides. For this you can add any vegetables like zucchini, daikon, bottle gourd, and greens like methi leaves or dill.
Tomato Rasam / Saru is quick and easy to make with no lentils or dals. It needs very few ingredients yet results in a delicious rasam. This can be consumed as a soup or with rice. This is garlic-free version, but if you like, you can add a clove of garlic while you grind. Rasam or saaru is basically south Indian tomato soup, best during winter days. Try this easy Tomato saaru and I am sure you love it.
Okra/BendekAi is a low calorie vegetable that is rich in VItamin B, Vitamin C, folic acid, calcium and dietary fiber. Here is the Ladies finger gojju recipe, the way my mother does! Gojju is a gravy which can be used with rice or as a side dish for rotti, and rotis.
Majjige HuLi is a very popular dish in karnataka. Ash gourd/boodugumbala kaayi/Winter melon is a low calorie vegetable, ideal for diabetes and is good for weight loss. Its alkaline nature neutralizes acid in the stomach and helps to cure peptic ulcers. Drinking the ash gourd juice on an empty stomach helps to reduce the peptic ulcer. Here is the recipe for Ash gourd majjige HuLi.