Corn Daliya/Rava Idly

Corn Daliya/Rava Idly is a healthy breakfast option. It is highly nutritious, rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, non Acidic and 100% Gluten free food. Rava Idly is a speciality of the state of Karnataka. Corn Daliya/Rava is known as Mekke Jola in Kannada, Mokka Jonna in Telugu and Makka Cholam in Tamil. It is good…

Millets in Ramayana ?? – forgotten foods

Millets or Siridhanyagalu is one of the oldest human foods and believed to be the first domesticated cereal grain. Though difficult to know exact origin, it’s widely accepted that millet was domesticated and cultivated simultaneously in Asia and Africa over 7000 years ago during the Neolithic Era, and then spread throughout the world as a…

Pearl Millet (Sajje / Bajra) Rotti

Kannada: Sajje, Tamil: Kambu, Hindi: Bajra, Telugu: Sajjalu Pearl millet Rotti is a healthy main dish which can be had for lunch or dinner. Course – Main course Ingredients Pearl millet flour – 2 cups Water – 2 cups Salt – 1/2 spoon Oil – 1/2 spoon The quantity of Pearl Millet flour and water…

How to choose right foods? -II

In our previous blog of this series we discussed about listening to our body and also sattvic foods. Now we shall look into one of the characteristic of sattvic food which is Alkalinity. Acidic and Alkaline foods Understanding the pH factor is paramount for determining which foods are acidic and which are alkaline. The sage-physicians…

Palm Jaggery – Sweetener & Health Benefits

http://www.startdesi.com Palm Jaggery or Thaati Bella/OleBella in Kannada or Karuppatti in Tamil  is a forgotten food and the best natural sweetener and was part of tradition and culture. Till reent years it was an ingredient in Grandma’s secret Home Medicine or part of her diet for Pregnant/Feeding mother. It is made from the extract of Palm…

How to choose Right Foods? – I

Your body will tell you if a certain food is good for you or not. In choosing the right food, there are many factors to consider, including taste, nutrition, culture, affordability and personal preference. Apart from all of these one has to listen to the body. Your body has an infallible feedback system. It tells…

Health benefits of Kodo millets

Hindi: Kodra, Kannada: Aarka, Tamil: Varagu, Telugu: Arikelu Kodo millets are Forgotten Foods and contains a high amount of lecithin which is excellent for strengthening the nervous system. Kodo millets are rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, as well as minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc. Kodo millets contain no…

Millets: A solution to the future food security

http://www.startdesi.com   With the global population expected to top 9 billion people by 2050, and given the demands for more protein-rich diets by populations with increasing incomes, farmers around the world will be hard pressed to meet demand. Between 1970 and 1990, global aggregate farm yield rose by an average of 2 percent each year,…

Health Benefits Of Foxtail Millets

startdesi.com Our grandparents would know more about Foxtail Millets than we do, because they had seen and had them. You google for it and all you can see is flashy nutrient charts. But Foxtail Millets is not new to India. It was a staple diet among the people of ancient India. It is called Navane…

forgotten foods

startdesi brings a special category of forgotten foods in a effort to revive the traditional indian millets