Carrot Verkadalai Kalavai / Carrot Peanuts Salad

I am planning to post recipes of my raw food food feast one by one.

Carrot peanuts salad is very simple to make. The raw peanuts are soaked in water for 8 hours/overnight to give a crunchy taste.

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Carrot Verkadalai Kalavai / Carrot Peanuts Salad

Ingredients:

2 – 3 medium sized carrots

A handful of raw peanuts

Juice of half a lemon

2 tsp shredded coconut (optional)

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt as required

Method:

  1. Soak the peanuts in water overnight/8 hours.
  2. Wash the carrots, peel them and grate.
  3. Grate the ginger.
  4. In a mixing bowl add grated carrots, soaked peanuts, grated ginger, coriander leaves and shredded coconut.
  5. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix gently.
  6. Serve fresh or chilled. Serve as a light meal or  an accompaniment to rice or roti.

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Cooking without fire, Healthy Recipe, Raw food recipe, Salad, weight loss recipe. Leave a comment.

Raw Onion Chutney / Pachai Vengaya Thuvaiyal

This chutney is very simple to make and needs very few ingredients and can be done in a jiffy.

Onions have a lot of health benefits, especially when eaten in raw form, because of the organic sulfur compounds present in it. Onion is considered anti bacterial. In olden times they used to keep cut onion in the room corner of a sick patient, the onion will absorb the germs and is then discarded. Eating raw onions is good for developing the immunity. This chutney is a good way for the intake of raw onions. Since this recipe uses raw onions, it is a little pungent. Those who do not like the strong taste of raw onions can add a tea spoon of  gingelly oil to the chutney before consumption. This chutney can be made with shallots/sambar onions too, which gives a unique flavor.

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Raw Onion Chutney / Pachai Vengaya Thuvaiyal

Ingredients:

2 large onions / 20-25 no shallots

3-4 red chillies (Adjust according to taste)

Salt as required

2 flakes garlic (optional)

A large marble size ball of tamarind

Method:

  1. Soak the tamarind in little water for 2 minutes.
  2. Chop the onion into big pieces.
  3. Blend all the ingredients in a blender/mixie to get a smooth paste. Add little water if required to get a smooth mix.
  4. This chutney  can be had with any type of idli or dosa but tastes  best with ragi dosai/fingermillet dosa and kurunai dosai/whole blackgram dhal dosa

 

 

 

July 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Chutney, Healthy Recipe, Raw food recipe, Sidedish. Leave a comment.

Green sprouts and pineapple salad

This is one of my favorite raw food recipe and very easy to make. The pineapple gives it a sweet and tangy taste and fibre in the salad makes it a very filling snack. This can be had as a light dinner or breakfast too. This will help in weight loss also.

Green sprouts and pineapple salad
Ingredients : (for 1 person, adjust accordingly)
1 handful or half cup raw green gram sprouts
1/2 onion chopped finely
1 tomato chopped finely
2 pineapple slices diced
1 capsicum chopped finely (optional)
A pinch of salt
1/4 tsp pepper

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Method:
1.Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with salt and pepper.
2. Make few hours in advance so that the sprouts get soaked and taste better. You can also make it a day in advance and refrigerate it.
p.s. instead of tomatoes lime juice can be added.
You can also add chopped carrots or cucumber too.

February 22, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Breakfast recipe, Cooking without fire, Healthy Recipe, Raw food recipe, Salad, Sprouts/Legumes, weight loss recipe. Leave a comment.

Raw Food Feast / Iyarkai Unavu Virundhu

6 years back I had the chance to attend Isha yoga basic course. During the course one day full raw food meals were provided. I was very impressed by the fact that a full course of raw food could have so many varieties and so fulfilling. Even though we have salads and raw foods at home( from time to time, not consistent though 😦 ) I had always wanted to recreate the full raw food feast. Finally got a chance to do that. When my students arranged for the college culturals, they had asked for staff participation too. There was one event that suited my interest.NO FIRE COOKING – ONLY RAW FOODS. I devised a plan in advance and along with my two team mates prepared 18 dishes in one hour. The result was better than expected and we won the first prize. For now i have added the recipe names and pictures. Will explain the recipes in detail after some time.We prepared the following dishes.

 

 2 WELCOME DRINKS 

1. NEER MOR

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2. PANAKAM

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3 STARTERS

3. STUFFED TOMATOES

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4. CABBAGE CHEESE ROLLS

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5. MANGO FINGERS

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10 MAIN DISHES

6. LEMON AVAL

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7. SIVAPPU VELLA AVAL

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8. GREEN SPROUTS SALAD

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9. CARROT PEANUTS SALAD

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10. VAZHAITHANDU THAYIR PACHADI

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11. MADHULAI THAYIR PACHADI

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12. VENPOOSANI THAYIR SAADHAM

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13. NELLI OORUKAI

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14. INJI THENOORAL

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15. CUCUMBER KOSAMBARI

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3 DESSERTS

16. DRY FRUITS LADDU

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17. ILANEER PAYASAM

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18. FRESH FRUITS SALAD

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August 31, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , . Antidiabetic recipe, Healthy Recipe, Pachadi, Raita, Raw food recipe, Salad, Sidedish, Snacks, Starter, Sweet/dessert. 4 comments.