Category: Plant foods, medicines and recipes

Tulsi Fudge

Tulsi Halwa/Fudge/Legiyam  Sivagama Sikamani (Siva) Tulsi (Holy basil, Ocimum sanctum) will give better, bushy growth of leaves if the flowers or inflorescence are removed frequently. Removed flowers/inflorescences are dried for uses as tea, and to use in many health products. One such product is the tulsi fudge, which is an ideal cough suppressant or immunity booster. Here is the recipe for the Tusli Halwa/Fudge/Legiyam: Powder the leaves and flowers. Soak equal amounts of dates and raisins, or dates alone in...

Siva (Sivagama Sikamani) / December 28, 2023

Almond Burfi/Kathli/diamond using Monk Fruit Sugar

This volume brings an extensive article on Monk fruit sugar which goes well as on many sweets. Here is one which combines of the goodness of almond and the zero calorie monk fruit sugar

Sivagamasundhari Sikamani (Siva) / November 1, 2021

Tomato Halwa (Sweet dish or Fudge)

Tomato Halwa is a lycopene enriched, no artificial sugar added halwa (fudge) made from tomatoes and fruits. Lycopene is an antioxidant which belongs to the carotenoid family of plant nutrients.

Sivagamasundhari Sikamani / November 9, 2020

A spicy smoothie

I have been experimenting with the incorporation of healthy ingredients used in traditional Indian recipes to combine the health benefits with great tastes in our daily diet. The following ‘Spicy Smoothie Recipe’ is based on our traditional knowledge of spices, their benefits and my personal taste. All ingredients have been commonly used in food preparation for centuries and are considered safe to consume. However, consumers are responsible for the use of these ingredients and are advised to consult their physicians...

Arun Jain / July 2, 2020