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Breakfasts cake with a glass of hot milk makes winter mornings special. Gluten free cakes have a richer taste and pureed fruits when added to the batter makes it more yummier.

Made a egg less one with loads of ginger and organic honey.  They tasted great and definitely a welcome for a healthier morning!!

What you need: (Recipe source - Healthy Living with Sangeetha Khanna)
Ragi flour - ¾ cup
Ginger root - 1/4 cup, grated
Raw brown sugar - 1 tbsp
Honey - 4 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Banana - 1/2 cup, pureed
Oil - 1/8 cup
Baking powder - ½ tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Pinch of clove powder, nutmeg powder (optional)

How to make:
Soak the ginger in brown sugar and honey mixture for an hour. In a bowl add banana, melted butter, oil and whisk it. Add the soaked ginger and mix it lightly.

Mix the dry ingredients and whisk to make a batter. Pour into a greased loaf tin. 

Bake at 180 C for 40 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.  Cut slices and serve with drizzle of honey and a glass of milk.


Black rice (Kavuni rice) a very healthier grain high in fiber and antioxidants. High fiber helps in fighting diabetes n cardiac ailments.

Fresh n aromatic mint from my garden went into making this flavorful chutney.
What you need:
Kavuni Rice - 2 cups
Brown Rice - 1/2 cup
Varagu Rice - 1/2 cup
Black Uradh Dhal - 3/4 cup
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Carrot - 1, grated
Onion - 1, finely chopped 
Green chilies - 2, finely chopped
Ginger - 1/4 tsp, finely chopped
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Salt as reqd

How to make:
Wash and soak rice and dhal separately for 5 hrs. Grind urad dhal to smooth paste and then rice n methi seeds and mix the batter add salt and let it ferment for 4 hrs.

Pour batter on tawa sprinkle the veg mixture on top once you see its half done flip the dosa and cook till done and serve with chutney n podi.

What you need for Mint Chutney:
Mint leaves - 1 cup, fresh from garden
Green chilli - 3 nos
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup 
Tamarind - 1/4 tsp
Salt as reqd
Oil - 1/2 tsp 
Mustard - 1/4 tsp

How t…


Thinai Arisi Paruppu Sadham a healthy and complete one pot meal paired up with some spicy plantain stem thogayal and glass of buttermilk.
What you need:
Thinai Arisi - 1 cup
Thoor Dhal - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Mixed Veggies - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2 nos
Sambar powder   1 tbsp
Turmeric powder gen pinch
Asafoetida gen pinch
Mustard  seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt as reqd
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry leaves n Fresh coriander

How to make:
Wash rice n dhal, heat oil in a pressure pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves, onion, green chillies saute well then add tomatoes, veggies, turmeric powder, sambar powder, asafoetida, salt and add rice and dhal mix well add enough water.

Cook for 3 whistles once pressure down remove add chopped coriander mix well and serve hot with Vazhaithandu thogayal!!

What you need: (From Chitra's Foodbook)
Plantain stem / Vazhaithandu - 1 no, finely chopped
Red chilly - 4 nos
Tamarind - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Hing gen pinch
Salt as reqd
Oil - 1/4 tsp

How to make:
Heat oil and roast the urad dhal …