Indian Mint is known as panikoorkka in Malayalam. From the very name, it is evident that this herb is quite beneficial for fever. But most often, panikoorkka is considered as a therapeutic herb. But this simple recipe explores the culinary side of panikoorkka. Do check it out and make one..
Ragi is full of surprises. It is not just a rich source of iron but also has Vitamin B12 in it which helps iron absorption as well! There are things that make it even more surprising and wholesome..Also, Ragi Iddali is a great way to take these surprises all the way into the body..Go on and make some! (Malayalam)
It is one thing to talk endlessly about the benefits of gooseberry and totally another on finding the best ways of using it. As many nutrients are lost while processing or cooking, we may not be able to enjoy the full goodness of gooseberries.This simple recipe will not only give you a refreshing drink but will also bestow the health benefits of gooseberries, almost in full..Go ahead and try it out! (Malayalam)
Pumpkin is a treasure trove of nutrients. It is a tricky job to introduce pumpkin into a dish without losing many of its nutritive value. Here is a simple and delicious recipe snack recipe which gift-wraps all the goodness of pumpkin within a plantain leaf.
Alarmingly, the rate of GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus- Diabetes during pregnancy) is over 26% in India, which is the highest in the world. Researches point towards alteration of traditional culture and lifestyle owing to rapid economic growth which has led to urbanization and sedentary lifestyle. Quite frankly, it is such a shame that we are looking at such high numbers when our own medical system, Ayurveda can not only prevent the incidence of GDM but manage it efficiently as well. Dr. Shamna Mole C. E. explains how Ayurveda is handling this condition and helping thousands of mothers with their own and their own's health and happiness.
"Kozhukatta" is a very popular South Indian dumpling. We all might have had several versions of it already. Just when we thought we have tried them all, here comes Dr. Shamna Mole C.E. with another extremely simple yet very healthy version of kozhukatta. The key ingredient is sesame seeds. Along with the recipe she has also detailed some benefits of sesame as well. Do check it out and try it out as well..
Green Gram, also known as Moong dal, is one of the most wholesome and health promoting pulses there is. Ayurveda considers it as the King of pulses. It is the most important pulse crop in India. It can impart its health benefits starting from skin all the way to the liver. Come, let us all pay our gratitude to Green Gram and make this delicious recipe out of it.
Man can never be separated from his environment. They complement each other. All principles of Ayurveda are crafted on the foundation of this understanding. Even the subtlest influences of the environment on us are catalogued elaborately. Ayurveda teaches us to identify such changes and make adaptations to preserve our health and manage illnesses occurring during natural changes in the environment. Unfortunately we have increasingly become obstinate to think that we are in control of our environment and not the other way round. Will that be without consequences? Dr. Shamna Mole C. E. explores the role of Ayurveda in Environmental Health.
When forced to be indoors, we tend to get lazy. Our routine physical activities too come to a halt. In this juncture, Dr. Shamna Mole gives us a valuable insight into the relevance of daily exercise and some benefits of it to usher us into a healthier life, even during the lock-down period. (Malayalam)
In Ayurveda, food and medicine go hand in hand. There is no point in doing one well and the other wrong. In this third article of the series, Dr. Shamna Mole introduces an easy to prepare kanji with cumin as a key ingredient. This too will enhance immunity. (Malayalam)
It is summer! And what is the best thing about summer in India? Mangoes! Yes, it is lockdown period and there are no many fruits that are coming to the market. But what you will find are plenty of mango trees all around, that are literally finding it hard to bear the weight of all those mangoes it has borne. So let us pluck some unripe mangoes and make a nice juice out of it. Here is how to do it. (Malayalam)
These are no easy times. There is a lot of anxiety and stress. Staying idle during this lockdown only escalates this stress and our blood pressure may shoot up. One good way to come out of this stress is to stay engaged in some activities. Why not try and make a juice. And, while you are at it, try this cool beetroot juice recipe. It is a fun activity. But more than that, it is a stress-buster in its action as well! (Malayalam)
Truckloads of jackfruit hauled towards the airport was a common sight in Kerala during summers. This lockdown surely has hit this export but they are still available in plenty in our locale. Here is one wholesome way of putting jacfruit to some good use. (Malayalam)
Ain't Jackfruit awesome? You can enjoy it in many ways. It can be had as a dish when unripe. When ripe, the flesh sweet and juicy. But the seeds, what to do with them? It is common in Kerala to dry it and then use it in dishes. It is very nutritious. Interestingly, it tastes a lot like almonds. Now, have you ever thought of making a milkshake out of this? This recipe has already gotton so popular during the lockdown period. But here is a verified point-of-view from an expert Ayurveda physician. (Malayalam)
Ayurveda says that 'there is nothing in this world that is not a medicine'. Fortunately or unfortunately it is not the case with food. But there are some herbs that make good food as well. One such herb is Horse purslene (tazhutaama in Malayalam). The make great dishes that tastes like spinach. Quite often it is used to make stir-fried curries in Kerala. Now, here is a different take on this leafy herb. A cutlet. A cutlet that benefits our renal system. (Malayalam)
Some herbs are mostly used for culinary purposes, some are remedial. Then, there are some that are good as both. The leaves of Malabar nut tree (ATaloTakaM in Malayalam) is crossing over from being primarily a remedial herb and is foraying into the culinary area. In this recipe, Dr. Shamna Mole presents a good and tasty way of using this remedial herb in a dish. (Malayalam)
The literature on the health benefits of Indian gooseberry are unending. Being a wonder fruit by itself, we have figured out pleanty of means to further potentiate it with more nutrients and immunity enhancing combinations. In this recipe, Indian gooseberry is prepared in an iron vessel. This process is believed to impart iron into the preparation and thus it has some very good benefits in managing anemia. Let's find out how 'Karinellikka' is prepared. (Malayalam)