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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Today marks a new chapter in my life. I’m starting a one-year program on Functional Medicine at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) Functional Medicine (FM) is a relatively new field of study, one that is unconventional and holistic in it’s approach to medicine. It is 

MURUNGAI ILAI MOLAGOOTAL|DRUMSTICK LEAVES/MORINGA LEAVES STEW

MURUNGAI ILAI MOLAGOOTAL|DRUMSTICK LEAVES/MORINGA LEAVES STEW

Murungai Ilai/Drumstick leaves/Moringa leaves Molagootal is what healthy and wholesome dreams are made up of. The leaves are separated from the stem and cooked in a little water, turmeric, and salt, a handful of cooked toor-dal is added followed by a mixture of coconut ground along with a little roasted urad dal and red chillies and the deal is sealed with a flourish of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves tempered in coconut oil.

KINDNESS MATTERS

KINDNESS MATTERS

ALONG CAME A SNOWSTORM, FROZEN PIPES AND INFINITE ACTS OF KINDNESS T’is the morning after Valentine’s DayWhen all through the house,No water flowed from the taps,Not even a drop … Thus started the week last Monday, for us on Kadin Lane, and for millions of 

RED COCONUT CHUTNEY

RED COCONUT CHUTNEY

Chutney is a popular Indian condiment that comes in countless flavors, forms, and textures. the dish is simply a matter of crushing and bringing together a bunch of ingredients and flavors. In it’s present form, coconut and red chillies are ground and seasoned to make this bright and delicious chutney

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

Arisi Upma Kozhakkatai or Pidi Kozhakkatai is a lesser-known gem in the traditional South-Indian breakfast item arena. Pidi means to grasp or hold and so these are twice-cooked savory dumplings that are made up of rice, lentils and seasoning and hand-moulded into their oblong persona.

ELAVAN MOLAGOOTAL (ASH GOURD STEW)

ELAVAN MOLAGOOTAL (ASH GOURD STEW)

Molagootal is a healthy, wholesome and honest dish that is made up of vegetables, lentils and coconut. In today’s version, the star vegetable is White pumpkin/Ash gourd/Elavan.

PANDEMIC HAIKU

PANDEMIC HAIKU

Love is in the airA lone heart on my plateBridge over troubled water

MATHAN KOOTU/ RED PUMPKIN CURRY

MATHAN KOOTU/ RED PUMPKIN CURRY

Thickly cubed pumpkin is stewed in salt, water, jaggery and turmeric powder, thickened with a fine puree of coconut and red chillies and finished off with a tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves and a lone red chilli.

COCONUT CHUTNEY

COCONUT CHUTNEY

A delicious breakfast side, grated coconut is ground along with green chillies salt and hing and finished off with a seasoning of mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and red chili.

Ashoka Halwa /Moong Dal Halwa

Ashoka Halwa /Moong Dal Halwa

A luscious and soul-satisfying South-Indian dessert made up of yellow moong dal/lentils, sugar and ghee and finished off with a garnish of toasted cashews and raisins