Sweetened rice flakes (Aval vilayiccatu)

Sweetened rice flakes are so easy to prepare and so delicious. It is a favourite tea time snack of Kerala.

Rice flakes are called prthuka in Sanskrit.
Rice flakes or also known as flattened rice it has very nourishing but also light qualities. In Hindi it is known as poha.

Rice flakes are made by parboiling rice to make it soft, it is then rolled out flat and dried out to make flakes. It has very little cooking time and is so fast to prepare.

The Ayurvedic properties are madhura (sweet) in taste and it has sheeta (cooling) and snighda (unctuous) qualities. It is also balya (strengthening) and brmhana (nourishing). It a great snack and best suited for Vata and Pitta.

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Buckwheat, also known as Kasha, is a seed that is becoming increasingly popular due to its gluten free qualities and nutritional benefits 🌞 They are high in protein, magnesium, manganese, essential amino acid and fibre. So delicious too! Similar to Quinoa and Amaranth, buckwheat is a pseudocereal, meaning it is a non-grass cereal.

Ayurvedic Qualities
Buckwheat is particularly beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has qualities of drying and heating 🔥 which balance the cold and wet 💧 qualities of Kapha. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body. Great for those who may feel a bit of water retention, congestion and sluggishness with the onset of Spring!

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Not only delicious but so beneficial.

Honey 🍯 and cinnamon a powerful combination. Most likely you have those two items in your house.

Try this simple combination it has so many great health benefits.

5 amazing benefits

Honey and cinnamon can help with

1. Rhinitis and allergies (wonderful to take this time of the year)
2. Boosts the immune system
3. Anti fungal properties
4. Promotes heart health and helps to reduce cholesterol
5. If you drink the mixture with warm water it can help assisting in weight loss and arthritic pains, 1 tsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder.

Externally the paste made of honey and cinnamon is used to treat insect bites, wounds and inflammation. Cinnamon has anti inflammatory action while honey is antiseptic.

We wish you a beautiful Sunday and enjoy some honey 🍯 with cinnamon.

With love your Lakshmi team
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What is 🤔 Kapha Churna?

Kapha Churna is a powdered mixture of spices used to balance Kapha dosha, slow digestion, metabolism and sluggishness.

Some of the qualities of Kapha dosha, made up of earth 🌍 and water 💦elements, include cold, moist, heavy, dense, dull, oily, and stable.

The tastes that balance Kapha are pungent, bitter and astringent. The Kapha Churna has been formulated to help bring balance back to Kapha.

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Hmmh what to do with Mulberries?
Lily and Elva voted for a cake.

Some advice, please give your children an apron if you have some little helpers in the kitchen. It could get messy 🙂

Let’s get started

Pick 3 cups of Mulberries, rinse them, dry any extra moisture with kitchen towel.

Ingredients

Base
* 1 1/2 cups plain flour

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Beetroot curry – Cukamdar kari (Hin)

A delicious and beautiful bright red, aromatic and mildly spiced dish.

Ingredients
3 Medium sized beetroot
2 medium sized potatoes diced
2 onions finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger sliced
2 cloves garlic and peeled and sliced (optional)
1 tsp of cumin seeds

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