Posts Tagged ‘Food’

FoodWithBai – Vadai Recipe

By Editor - March 31st, 2015

FoodWithBai - Vadai Recipe

Vadai comes in many shapes and sizes, but is most commonly known for its doughnut shape. Filled with green chilies, onions and plenty of other spices, it is a snack for the champions and can be enjoyed whenever. Another form of vadai is the flat, round version but crunchier made with a different dhal.

FoodWithBai – Fish Cutlet Recipe

By Editor - March 24th, 2015

FoodWithBai - Fish Cutlet Recipe

Fish cutlets are addictive and are enjoyed by many! They are a really yummy savory snack or appetizer that can be easily manipulated to fit anyone’s spice levels! They are coated in breadcrumbs, deep fried, and loaded with tuna, potatoes, green chilies, onions and plenty of savory spices. It can be found at many Tamil bakeries and restaurants! Don’t miss the chance to try these out, definitely can’t stop with just having one!

Creative Chef, Bairavi Sripalan

By Editor - March 2nd, 2015

Creative Chef, Bairavi Sripalan

Today, we bring you Bairavi Sripalan. Bairavi is a creative and talented individual who makes mouth watering dishes. Blog readers who consider themselves a ‘foodie’ will want to follow her updates on Instagram. See below for some of Bairavi’s creations. Support and encourage her talent by giving feedback!

Spice Garden: Jeerakam (Cumin)

By Admin - July 5th, 2014

Spice Garden: Jeerakam (Cumin)

Written By: Kayalvizhi J.

Welcome to Spice Garden! Love Tamil food? Me too. I’ve always been attracted to the aromas, fragrance and textures of spices, the way the flavours just blend and intertwine and the way we serve our food and by the repertoire of herbs and spices we use for healing.

Last time we looked at the spice, milagu. Today we will be looking at jeerakam (cumin).

Quick Benefits:
– Heals skin rashes
– Beneficial to heart and digestive system
– Increase lactation for breastfeeding women
– Treats insomnia and induces sleep
– Heals mouth ulcers

Cumin seeds are used in Tamil foods whole or ground, and is a main ingredient in many curry dishes. Although small, these seeds pack intense flavor and have a peppery taste. The flavor and aroma of cumin seeds are best brought out when they are slightly roasted. They have a variety of benefits as listed above.

One way to enjoy the benefits of cumin is through cumin tea.

Cumin tea
Cumin tea aids in reducing body aches and acts as a natural sleep aid. This is especially useful for those who have trouble falling asleep. Since cumin also has antiseptic properties, it is effective in treating colds and fevers, and this tea can be taken during those times of sickness.

To make cumin tea, you need 2 teaspoons of coarsely pounded cumin and 1 cup of water. Boil the water, and add it to the cumin seeds and let this steep for 5minutes. Strain the liquid and drink it. (Yes, the taste isn’t the best, but this is beneficial!).

Is there a particular spice you want to learn more about? Leave a comment and I’ll try to include it in the coming weeks. Until next time, enjoy your tea! =)

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