December 13, 2017

Indian Paleo Recipe #10 - Flax Seeds Tostadas

flax seeds tostadas

This is yet another recipe using flax seeds. It can be made with all ingredients available at home. It will be very tasty. It can be a paleo breakfast or simple paleo snack. This is a mexican style tostada that fits to indian taste buds. Even if you are not in paleo diet, you can have this as a weight loss snack. Using flax seeds is a home remedy for polycystic ovary. 

You can refer my other flax seed recipes here.
Flax Seed Idli Podi
Flax Seed Buttermilk

flax seeds tostadas

indian paleo recipes

Flax Seeds Tostadas | Paleo Recipe | Paleo Snack

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
indian paleo recipes
Yield:
2 small tostadas
Svg Size:
2

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
100 to 150
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Mexican

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup powdered Flax Seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tblspn sour cream
  • 2 tblspn finely chopped onions
  • thinly sliced spring onions
  • salt and water, as required

Quick Procedure
  • Take flax seed powder and salt in a bowl. Add 2 tblspns of water. Mix well. Add 1/2 tblspn of water, if needed. Initially it will be coarse. Then it will start forming a dough like thing. You need to wait.
  • Now you have got a chapathi like dough. It will be only upto a ball size. Apply coconut oil around the ball.
  • Place it in between two butter parchment papers. Start rolling the pin over it. It will not make a regular round size chapathi. You need to adjust and cut it into rounds. You can use rest of the pieces to form a ball again and make it also as rotis.
  • Heat a pan and place the rotis. Cook it well on both sides. Apply little oil. Now the hard shell is ready.
  • Arrange it in a plate. Apply a tblspn of sour cream on it and spread it. Sprinkle onions and spring onions on top of it.
  • Tostada is ready to serve. Eat it as soon as you spread sour cream. Then only it will be crispy.

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Tasty tostada as a snack, during your paleo diet !!
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50 Indian Style Paleo Recipes (Low Carb and High Fat)

I tried covering almost all type of Diets and their recipes. Nowadays, people refer to all kind of diets
and they follow whatever they like. At times finding Indian style recipes that fit to that particular diet
becomes difficult. So I thought of trying various diet styled recipes. One of the famous diets it Paleo Diet.

Indian style paleo diet is of LCHF type (low carb high fat). I am a follower of Arockiam Nalvazhvu group, which is a perfect guideline for tamil paleo recipes. As per the guidelines, I will post 50 different paleo recipes. They are referred in internet and personally tried by me. I have altered it as per my taste. It includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack. I have hand picked a few recipes and will post them in this blog.

For learning what is Indian Style Paleo Diet, you could check my posts on it. Indian Style Paleo Diet or LCHF Diet in Indian Style - IMPORTANT LINKS. You could also check this website for more Tamil Paleo Recipes - tamilpaleorecipes.com. This is where I refer a few recipes and modify as per my taste.

PALEO BREAKFAST


PALEO LUNCH

PALEO DINNER

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December 12, 2017

Flaxseeds Mor | Flaxseeds Buttermilk for Weight Loss

flaxseeds buttermilk

For PCOD weightloss, it is better to include flax seeds in your diet. Simple way is makign a buttermilk with flax seeds. Just powder flax seeds in a blender and store it in an air tight container. Make small amoutn and store it in tight containers. It will preserve the aroma, health benefits and taste. You can use this powder to make buttermilk. This can be used as a mid-morning snack. It is really good for weight loss. It is a homeremedy for polycystic ovary.

flaxseeds for weightloss


Flaxseeds Mor | Flaxseeds Buttermilk for Weight Loss

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
flaxseeds buttermilk
Yield:
1 glass
Svg Size:
1 glass
Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
80 to 100 calories
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Indian

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons of curd
  • 1 tsp flaxseeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • little grated ginger
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • chopped curry leaves
  • salt, as required
  • 1 cup of water

Quick Procedure
  • Add the powders, grated ginger, salt and coriander leaves to curd. Mix well.
  • Add water and stir in. Let it settle for 30 minutes.
  • Mix with a spoon before serving.

Stepwise Pictures




Tasty way to include flaxseeds for weight loss is "Flax Seeds Buttermilk"
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Flaxseed Idli Podi Recipe | Flaxseed Powder for Idli

flaxseed idli podi

After I posted my Strict PCOD Diet Chart, some of my viewers asked for some recipes using flaxseeds. This will be the first post in this blog, using flaxseeds. As I said earlier, flaxseeds are rich in omega3 fatty acids. Hence, it is used as a home remedy for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Adding it to you regular diet helps in weight loss too.

This idli podi recipe is very easy to make. I usually make this powder. It is similar to how I make my regular idli powder. Simply, it is an addition of flaxseeds to regular idli powder procedure. It will be very tasty. It can be used as a side dish for idlis and dosas. Add little gingelly oil, if you wish. I would suggest you to make in a very minimum quantity first and try. It will taste better, if it is more fresh. Come let us see the recipe.

flaxseed idli podi


Flaxseed Idli Podi Recipe | Flaxseed Powder for Idli

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
flaxseed idli podi
Yield:
5 tablespoons
Svg Size:
1 tablespoon

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
20 to 30
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Indian

Ingredients
  • 2 tblspn flaxseeds
  • 1 tblspn black urid dhal
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 or 2 red chillies
  • 1 garlic pod, chopped
  • handful of curry leaves
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • small piece of tamarind
  • salt, as required

Quick Procedure
  • Heat a pan. Add curry leaves, red chillies and garlic pod. Roast it on medium heat till the curry leaves become crispy. After that, transfer it to a plate.
  • Now its time to add black urid dhal. Roast it till you get a nice aroma. After it gets roasted, add sesame seeds and flaxseeds. Roast them till they get heated.
  • Add asafoetida. Saute once or twice and transfer this to the plate. Cool them down.
  • After they get cooled, transfer to a blender. Powder them to a coarse powder (regular idli podi)
  • Finally add salt. Tear the small tamarind piece and add it. Adding tamarind piece enhances the taste. Grind it once again. The powder is ready.
  • Cool down the powder and collect it in an air tight container. You can preserve it.

Stepwise Pictures








It can be served with hot steaming idlis. Adding gingelly oil, makes it taste better. It is really a healthy way to include flaxseeds.
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December 11, 2017

Strict PCOD Diet Plan | Strict PCOD Diet Chart

This diet plan is very strict. When I gained almost 10kgs in 6 months, my doctor diagnosed me with PCOD. She said that I needed a very strict diet to get rid of that. It also includes an exercise regimen. The diet was very difficult to follow. But I was able to get down 7 kgs in 2 months. As some of my friends asked for a strict pcod diet plan, I am just charting down the diet chart given to me by Doctors.

There are arguments over skipping rice and sugar. But what I feel is, it is effective to skip rice and sugars. You can check out my other useful posts on PCOD here.. Diet Challenges of PCODers, Yoga for PCOD, How to Overcome PCOS with weight loss

pcod diet plan

Please consult your doctor or dietitian before following this one. Depending on your current weight, personal allergies or preferences, you can alter this diet chart with the help of your doctors. What I am posting is just an outline or tips.

Exercises to include:

  • 30 minutes of walking or 20 Suryanamaskar per Day,
  • 3 YOGAS for PCOD,
  • 10 minutes of Pranayama

It is healthy to include the following in your diet, for effective PCOD Weight Loss

  • Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds
  • More Fishes
  • Organic Brown Eggs or Nattu kozhi Muttai
  • Spinach, specially Murungai Keerai
  • Raw Guava and Gooseberries

This diet says a strict NO to:

  • Sugar or Sweeteners in any form
  • Soya Products or Protein Powders
  • White Rice or Maida
  • Milk and Paneer
  • Broiler Chicken and Eggs

SAMPLE DIET CHART FOR PCOD WEIGHT LOSS


Early Morning
  • Any herbal tea with Honey - Strictly NO SUGAR
  • 10 Soaked Almonds(Badam)

Breakfast
Choose any one of these options
  • Spicy Oats Porridge without Milk
  • Omelettes made from 2-3 egg whites
  • 2 idlis with flax seed idli podi
  • small bowl of wheat upma or ragi semiya with apples

Mid-Morning
Choose any one of these options
  • Multigrain Crackers
  • 1 apple
  • flax seed buttermilk drink

Lunch
You can pick any one from the option. In a week, you can pick red rice for 2 days, millet rice for 2 days, chappathi for 2 days and brown rice for 1 day. This will not make you bored of same menu.
  • 1/2 cup Millet Rice or Red Rice or Brown Rice, 1/2 cup Lentils (Dal), Spinach and 1 cup of any vegetable side dish
  • 3/4 cup Millet Rice or Red Rice or Brown Rice, 4 to 5 pieces of grilled fish and rasam
  • 3/4 cup Millet Rice or Red Rice or Brown Rice, 4 to 5 pieces of fish with kuzhambu
  • 2 Chapathis or Rotis with 1/2 cup Lentils (Dal), Spinach and 1 cup of any vegetable side dish

Evening Snack
Choose any one of these options
  • Multigrain Crackers with Black Tea or Coffee
  • raw Guava or Gooseberries
  • 1/2 cup of sundal

Dinner
Choose any one of these options
  • 1 large bowl of healthy soup with 1 wheat bread toast
  • healthy Fruit Chat
  • 2 idlis with flax seed idli podi
  • 2 chapathis with 1 bowl of well cooked vegetables
  • Grilled Fish with Vegetables

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December 4, 2017

Pomegranate Tea for WEIGHT LOSS

pomegranate tea

There are a lot of special teas for weight loss. I am not talking about those weight loss teas sold in markets. We can make teas by ourselves. Having a hot sip of such teas in mornings or evenings makes us feel refreshed and increases out body metabolism. I have told several times by the doctors to skip milk tea, so that I lose weight faster. But I could not make it up. I would need something warm in winters. To lose weight, I started including the special teas. You can check out my other posts about weight loss teas, 
Herbal Teas for Weight Loss
Blueberry Tea for Weight Loss

Pomegranate tea would be tart, sweet and flavorful. Adding fennel seeds or perunjeerakam makes it more weight loss friendly. Preparing this tea is more easy. Try this one at your home.

Recipe Source Maangchi

pomegranate tea

Pomegranate Tea for WEIGHT LOSS

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
recipe
Yield:
1 and half cups
Svg Size:
1 and half cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
appr 100
Posted By:
Cuisine:
International

Ingredients
  • half Pomegranate
  • 1 tsp of raw sugar
  • half tsp of fennel powder
  • 2 cups of hot water

Quick Procedure
  • Collect the pomegranate pearls in a bowl. Small it with hands.
  • Add sugar and fennel powder to it. Mix well.
  • Take 2 teaspoons of this smash in a cup. Add hot steaming water and mix well. Pomegranate tea is ready.

Stepwise Pictures
Collect the pomegranate pearls in a bowl. Small it with hands.

Add sugar

Add fennel powder to it. Mix well.

Mix well

Take 2 teaspoons of this smash in a cup. Add hot steaming water and mix well. Pomegranate tea is ready.


Tasty and easy weight loss tea is ready.
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November 24, 2017

Blueberry Tea for WEIGHT LOSS

blueberry tea

Skipping regular tea or coffee helps to achieve fast weight loss. We must replace them with special kind of teas. We all know about green tea. Most of us would have bought a pack and left it in kitchen untouched for a long time. Because of its taste. Ha ha. Are you one who have done this ? I am also of your kind. I really hate green tea.

My friend gave me a suggestion to include some other special teas instead of green tea. Like charmomile, hibiscus and pomogranate teas. Most of them were in pouches. They were costly. So I decided to make teas of my choice. Almost tried 9 different flavor. I will post them one by one. As of now, I will leave you the recipe for blueberry tea. It will be tangy, flavorful and colorful. Rich in anti-oxidants makes it the perfect choice for weight loss. You can preserve the syrup in containers and refrigerate them. You could use then, at the time of making tea.

blueberry tea

See, I have started having a sip amidst of this shoot !!blueberry tea

blueberry tea


Blueberry Tea | Tea for Weight Loss

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
recipe
Yield:
1/2 cup of paste
Svg Size:
1 or 2 tablespoons
Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
50 to 70
Posted By:
Cuisine:
International

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of water for making the tea

Quick Procedure
  • Take blueberries and sugar in a sauce pan. Add quarter cup of water.
  • Let this mixture boil. The blueberries will start becoming soft. Smash them well with the spoon or ladle.
  • Now drop in a stick of cinnamon. Cook this syrup for next 5 minutes or till it becomes this.
  • Once it reaches a paste like consistency, take pan of the stove. Let this paste cool down.
  • You can now preserve it in a container and refrigerate it. You can use this paste at the time of making tea
  • Its so simple. Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of this paste in hot steaming water. It is ready to drink.

Stepwise Pictures
Take blueberries and sugar in a sauce pan. Add quarter cup of water

Let this mixture boil. The blueberries will start becoming soft.

Smash them well with the spoon or ladle.

Now drop in a stick of cinnamon. Cook this syrup for next 5 minutes or till it becomes this.


Once it reaches a paste like consistency, take pan of the stove. Let this paste cool down.


You can now preserve it in a container and refrigerate it. You can use this paste at the time of making tea. Its so simple. Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of this paste in hot steaming water. It is ready to drink.


Have a hot sip of this tasty tea.. This is a nice alternative for your regular coffee or tea !!
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