சிறுதானியங்கள்,முழுதானியங்கள் என தானிய வகைகளில் மிக அதிக அளவு இரும்புச்சத்து கொண்டது கம்பு.இது ரத்தசோகையைப் போக்கும்.பசி தூண்டும்.மலச்சிக்கலை நீக்கும்.கம்பு சோறு சாப்பிட்டு வந்தால் வயிற்றுப் புண்,குடல் புண்,வாய்புண் ஆகியவை குணமாகும்.கம்புகளியுடன் மோர் சேர்த்து சாப்பிட,கொழுப்பைக் குறைக்கும்.இருமல்,இரைப்பு நோய் உள்ளவர்கள்,கம்பங்கஞ்சியைக் குறைவாக அருந்த வேண்டும்.முளைகட்டிய கம்பாக எடுத்துகொள்ளலாம்.
குதிரைவளியில் நார்ச்சத்து நிறைவாக உள்ளத்தால்,மலச்சிக்கலை சரியாக்கும்.நார்ச்சத்துடன் புரதச்சத்தும் நிறைந்தது.வளரும் குழந்தைகள்,விளையாட்டு வீரர்களுக்கு ஏற்றது.கால்சியம், பாஸ்பரஸ் உள்ளிட்ட தாது உப்புகள் இருப்பதால்,எலும்புகளைப் பலபடுத்தும்.குதிரைவாலி முருங்கை தோசையை காலை உணவாக எடுத்துக்கொள்ளலாம்.நீரிழிவு,ரத்தசோகை,வாய்புண்,குடல்புண், இருமல்,சளியில் இருந்து நிவாரணம் அளிக்கும் மிகச்சிறந்த உணவு இது.
சாமையில் இரும்புச்சத்தும் கொழுபுச்சத்தும் நிறைந்துள்ளன.வயிற்றுப் புண்களை ஆற்றும்;மலச்சிக்கலை போக்கும்.பருமனானவர்கள் சாமை அரிசி உணவுகளைப் குறைந்த அளவில் எடுத்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும்.
வயதானவர்கள் ஊட்டச்சத்து மிக்க சாமை அரிசி உணவுகளைக் காலை உணவாக எடுக்கலாம்.சாமை அரிசியில் காய்கறிகள் சேர்த்து பிரியாணி செய்யலாம்.
சோளம் என்றால் பலர் மக்காச் சோளம் என்றே நினைத்துக் கொள்கின்றனர்.சோளம் வேறு,மக்காச்சோளம் வேறு.நமது பாரம்பரிய சோளம் என்பது வெள்ளையாக,சிறிதாக இருக்கும்.
சோள மாவு,கொத்தமல்லித்தழை,கறிவேப்பிலை அல்லது முடகத்தான் கீரை சேர்த்துச் செய்யப்படும் சோள மிளகு தோசையில் புரதம்,இரும்பு,கால்சியம் சத்துகள் நிறைந்து காணப்படுகின்றன.
Little millet known as saamai in Tamil,Kutki in Hindi,saame in Kannada,Sama in Telugu & chama in Malayalam,which is suitable for people of all age groups.
Saamai/Little millet – 1 cup
Water – 1.5 cups
Mixed vegetables ( 1 carrot,1 big potato,a handful of peas)
1 cup = 200ml
Cooking oil or ghee – 2 tbsp
Whole garam masala -1 cinnamon ,2 cloves ,1 cardamom,bayleaf,star anise
Fennel seeds -1/2 tsp
Big onion – 1 no
G&G paste – 1/2 tsp
Mint leaves – a handful
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – as needed
Curd – 1 tsp
Chop the vegetables and keep aside.Heat a cooker base with oil and temper cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,bayleaf and marati moggu. Add fennel seeds n immediately put the onions and saute until transparent.
Add G&G paste.Saute until raw smell goes off.Add half of the mint leaves and mix well.Add the chopped vegetables,red chilli powder,Garam masala powder and salt.Saute for a minute.
Add water,remaining mint leaves,curd and washed saamai/millet. Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.Remove after the steam is released.Check if its cooked well else add 1/4 cup of water,mix well and cook for one whistle in high flame. Do not add more water for samai as it may become mushy quickly. So take care.
Fluff the rice with a fork and enjoy with raita !
You can replace Samai with Varagu/kudo millet.The water quantity is the same.
For Kuthiravali,water quantity would be 1:2.
Instead of red chilli powder,u can use chopped green chillies too.
For more flavor,u can add black stone flower/Kalpasi.
We thank Ms.chitra from chitrafoodbook.com for making this tasty biriyani recipe for us,for more recipes
It’s an well recognized herb in Tamilnadu for its effectiveness in fighting against joint problems and nerves weakness problems. Balloon vine plant “Mudakathan Keerai” in Tamil and its botanical name is Cardiospermum halicacabum, Mudakathana keerai is a climber with balloon like fruits.In TamilNadu people used to say “the person who eats Mudakathan Keerai”will never gets joint related diseases.
The name Mudakathan in Tamil derived from Mudaku+atran means “keeps away arthritis”
It’s an common herb taken as cooked spinach or added with Dosa batter.
and it’s botanical name is cardiospermum halicacabum.
10 Benefits of Mudakathan Keerai:
Leaves dipped in castor oil and rubbed on painful joints gives a relief.
Regular intake of mudakathan keerai fight against Arthritis and body ache.
Breathing in some leaf extract relives Headache.
Can also effective in Ear pains with drops made from leaves are used as eardrop.
Its effective in treating diseases like eczema, some cosmetics brands used its extract in their beauty product line.
Helps in Diarrhoea and constipation.
It helps in proper Flow during Menopause time.
Oil prepared from Balloon vine leaves relieves from Dandruff.
Treats all cold and cough related problems.
Helps in general tiredness and sluggishness.
According to the book, “Nutritive Value of Indian Foods,” balloon vine leaves (modakanthan keerai) contains the following values:
Moisture – 83.3g
Protein – 4.7g
Fat. – 6g
Carb – 9g
Minerals – 2.3g9.1kcal
Calcium – 61mg
In Tamil nadu mudakathan keerai has been trusted it as the ability to treat joint pain related diseases like arthritis.In many cultures this plant is harvested in backyards for both medicinal and food value.Balloon vine or Mudakathan has been used for centuries to treat manu ailments yet it is best known as weed by modern society as a weed.
In Tamilnadu the most popular way of using mudakathan keerai is by making dosa out of it. Those who are suffering from arthritis, joint pain and inflammation should try to include this dosai at least twice week in their diet along with external application of lead extract oil.The oil can be made by frying the leaves in castor oil in mild flame and apply the mix to joints.
Now a days many street vendors are selling mudakathan keerai because of the awareness among people.From nativefoodstore.com you can buy mudakathan keerai/Balloon vine in the form of natural powder mix, which can be added with rice with little gingelly or sesame oil with it.
Its an common herb which holds the Excellent medicinal values when it comes to cooling our body,healing mouth sores,stomach ulcer,liver diseases and other benefits which we will share below.The botanical name of manathakkali keerai(in Tamil) is named as Solanum nigrum,in English it is commonly named as black nightshade or wonderberry and in Hindi-Makoi.
Starting from leaves,stem and fruit are used for various ailments.Manathakkali keerai can be easily found in the backyards in some places in olden days but not now.
In Tamil the name Manathakkali originated from Mani+Thakkali because the fruit looks smaller version of Tomato(thakkali),So in tamil this smaller berries called mani–thakkali then named as manathakkali.
10 Health benefits of Manathakkali Keerai:
1. Heals mouth ulcers
2. Excellent remedy for abdominal upset and stomach ulcer.
3. Good for Cold and cough, It cures fever.
4. Excellent medicine for Eruptive skin disorders like eczema and acne.
5. Relieves painful periods.
6. Heals in liver diseases caused by inflammation in liver by drinking and other habits
7. The leaves give strength to muscles and improve vision.
8. It revitalizes the functions of the body and energises the person to work all the time without tiredness.
Is one of the most important ingredient in Indian medicine, It acts as a healing component. The leaves helps in different aches, temper tantrums,the fruit of the plant helps maintain good appetite. Excessive body heat has huge impact on health. Our grandmothers suggest manathakkali for acne, eczema. The small berries of the herb is used as a good cure for asthma and fever. People who are suffering from urinary problems are recommended to take manathakkali keerai at least once a week to get rid of the problem.
In Tamilnadu,Homemakers has a belief of manathakkali keerai holds superiors qualities than other Spinach.
Manathakkali keerai is an excellent remedy for jaundice,Manathakkali keerai plays an vital role in liver diseases like liver xerosis.The powder made from dried leaves are very good for liver related issues like hepatits A,B,C and also very good for diabetes also.
In india it is easily available from street vendors,The plant has white flowers and green berries and they turn to purple colour after they ripen,few years back it was easily can be seen around backyards but today its hard to find plants and crops near to our residence,but we can buy it from street vendors or also many companies are selling dried leaves powder or churna which can be added with your intake of food which has same benefits as of fresh spinach.From nativefoodstore.com you can buy Manathakkali keerai in the form of rice mix podi,which you can mix with rice added with oil for the mid day meal.
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Native foods are those food system followed by our ancestors of one’s birth place,our native foods was not something we eat to leave,its an elixir of life that heals our body.Native foods changes from place to place among people based on their environment and ecosystem.
Do we follow our food system
It a shame that a civilization that once understood the finer nuances of food, its medicinal and nutritional benefits, today survives on pizzas, burgers, fizzy drinks, fried chicken, packaged chips and snacks.Meat pumped with hormones and antibiotics.
So can we change our foods to vegan
Vegetables are poisoned with chemicals and sugar that’s the most dangerously addictive substance of all.
Why we cant maintain our health
The reason behind our health problems are combination of stress, a less active lifestyle and unhealthy food habits,as we changed the way of living life,even our foods system changed with fast moving lifestyle most importantly the food we are eating now become a style factor more than a health factor.
We are not ready to wait for anything in life,but the sad part is anything good takes time.As we gave the way for business,food industry grown rapidly with their variety of innovation which doesn’t care for your health.
Do your doctor take care of your health
As we more and more depend on fast and processed food we became more familiar with doctors which gave way for modern medical industry to grow rapidly.
Do you think the medicines recommended by our modern doctors are really helping in curing decease,no..not at all.,it just controls or diminish the symptoms by stopping the natural process of body ecosystem,but the severity of deceases still persist and grow without our consciousness.
Body is not something to be played with anti-biotics and steroids.The whole medical field of our country is working as a part big decease manipulation Multi national medical companies apart from very few good people fighting against it but they are hard to find,We Indians are becoming the slaves for them.
Today 70 to 80 percent of all modern diseases are actually nutrition disorders,30-year-old suffer from arthritis and heart diseases,an eight-month-old baby, a six-year-old kid or even a mother, who has never ventured out of the house, gets cancer. What could have caused it? Nothing but our food. We are the only civilization that once looked at food as medicine but now?
If doctors are not life savers then who can i trust
Trust your ancestors,Stop believing on western culture when you have your own food system which was properly planned.We have to understand our ancestors food system for our own health’s sake. The moment we move away from native food system and its production cycle, gives way to new diseases.
Our bodies are thriving for food that we ate hundreds of thousands of year from the day of human evolution,give the food that is genetically bonded with us to avoid modern deceases.
Getting back our native food system is the only way we can live decease free,in order to get back those food system,support those who believe still their a market for their belief.
If we start buying products which our ancestors gave us,we can support those who cultivate them,its the only way we can get back our food system.
Stop supporting brands from other countries with lot of promotion like added proteins,vitamins..etc.
Start supporting our native foods which comes with every essential nutrients and vitamins that our body needs.
Our body is perfectly built to adopt,alert and recover,we just have to provide the right fuel to our body to do its job.Our native foods are a part of genetics,Our ancestors ate what the environment around provided them.
So then,Can i support rice and wheat
We seen our parents went and stood in queue for white sugar, palm oil and polished rice, without understanding what it is and where it is coming from and believed it is our food system, and we do the same now, we have forgotten what really our ancestors ate for living.
The traditional food as we say Rice and wheat replaced millets. Our ancestors that consumed millets never heard of blood pressure or diabetes; 30 years ago, even diabetes considered as rich man decease because they are the one who started consuming white sugar and rice. Millets considered as a poor man food.
Millets are less water consuming crops than rice, so it has high resistance towards decease attack, as a result it doesn’t need much care like adding pesticides and other harmful chemicals to make crop grow without getting deceased.
Millets are gluten free rich in fibre and protein, a good source of niacin, manganese, copper, and magnesium much healthier than rice and wheat.
Health benefits like lowering high blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart diseases to protection against type 2 diabetes and hormone-related cancers such as breast cancer.
Our ancestors consumed brown rice with an intact bran and germ making it high in fibre content and rich in nutrients like essential fatty acids, vitamin B, vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, and more.Even instead of wheat flour, we use Maida which is also health devoid food.
Buzz in town
Even recently their is buzz in town that Paleo diet is powerful,most of cine actors and actress follow it,may be its helpful because it cuts all the carbohydrate related products grains, cereals, dairy, lentils, millets, beans.It was replaced with meat, vegetables, fruit and water this is were we Indians fail,we are mostly vegetarian society we include meat hardly,even if we include its just an pumped up hormone injected meat that we get,So this western diet will not work for us.
So as we conclude
Trust what our ancestors gave for us,stop supporting westernization,
We may not know enough about our ancestors diets, but what we do know is that they respected diversity.