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Dill Chitranna: Dill or Anethum graveolens or Sabsige as it is known in Karnataka is strongly aromatic, with many health benefits to its credit. It can be eaten both raw and cooked. Amaranth (Kempu Harive Soppu) Sasive: There is Amaranth or Kempu Harive, available in red and green forms in the market, whose nutritional value seems endless – calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and more. Colocasia leaves (Kesu) pathrade: Colocasia or taro leaves are great for…

Sweet mangoes, yogurt, and a hint of cardamom go into this creamy mango lassi! While fresh mangoes are still in season, enjoy a refreshing summer drink. Yes, fresh fruits and vegetables are prohibited, but the love of mangoes triumphs above all logic and reason! What is Mango lassi? In the Indian subcontinent  “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink. The popular ones are sweet lassi which obviously is sweetened with sugar and salty lassi which…

Palm sugar is a healthy substitute to white sugar. Palm sugar has been referred to as Palm Jaggery in recent years. It has a higher vitamin and mineral content than any other sweetener. Consumption of white sugar may result in health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Palm sugar, have a lower glucose content and a lower glycemic index than honey or white sugar. This is one of the healthier dessert options. What…

Ragi, commonly known as finger millet, is an important millet that is widely farmed in India and Africa. Eleusine coracana is its scientific name. In India, it ranks sixth in terms of production behind wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, and bajra. Ragi (finger millet) is primarily farmed and consumed in Karnataka, with smaller amounts grown and consumed in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Goa. In many languages, it is known by different names.…