- Dried Neem flower /Veppam poo – 2-3 tsp
- Tamarind – Big gooseberry size
- Red chilly – 3-4 nos (pinched into two)
- Turmeric powder – a pinch
- Jaggery / sugar – 1/4 tsp
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Salt & water – as needed
- Cooking oil / ghee - 2 tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
- Toor dal – 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves – a sprig
- Dry roast neem flower in a kadai till brown and nice aroma arises .
Cool down.Crush it with ur hands and powder it.Set aside.
- Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice from it.
- Heat a kadai with oil and add the tempering items one by one..Add the pinched red chillies and curry leaves.Fry..
- Then add the tamarind juice , a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
- Add the jaggery/sugar.Let it boil for sometime .
- Remove from fire.Then add the roasted and powdered neem flower..Mix it well.
|NEEM : |
In India, the tree is variously known as "Divine Tree," "Heal All," "Nature's Drugstore," "Village Pharmacy" and "Panacea for all diseases." Products made from neem have proven medicinal properties, being anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fertility, and sedative. It is considered a major component in Ayurvedic medicine and is particularly prescribed for skin disease.
Neem FlowersThe flowers of the neem plant have a lovely, sweet, honey-like smell. It is quite intense, noticeable from a distance, but never overpowering. Bees love neem flowers and neem honey is popular. The flower oil is also used in aromatherapy and has a calming and restorative effect.
TRIED & TASTED:
BADANEKAYI EERULII HULI / BRINJAL – ONION GRAVY:
I tried this gravy from Vani’s Beyond Curries..It tasted like the araichu vitta sambhar i make for idly..But cinnamon is used in this gravy..That gave a different flavor..My husband liked it..It tasted great for curd rice and plain rice.. rice ..Thanks vani..That’s a yummy kootu!!
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