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Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

Alamelu Vairavan

Alamelu Vairavan, a native of South India, has lived most of her adult life in the United States. Over the years, she has developed a deep interest in promoting healthy cooking and eating to the American public using spices, legumes and Indian cooking techniques.




#101
Alamelu will show viewers how easy it is to prepare an absolutely delicious rice dish called "Lemon Rice", she will also show you how to transform, in your own kitchen, eggplant into a simple, irresistible dish called "Eggplant Masala", and she'll show you how to select the right type of rice to use for preparing rice dishes.



#102
On this week's show Alamelu will prepare an absolutely delicious garlic and pepper chicken dish, along with a rice dish cooked with a colorful blend of vegetables called "Bell Pepper and Tomato Rice". She'll also put together a refreshing "Cucumber and Tomato Yogurt Salad". Join Alamelu as she takes a trip to the local market to buy some fresh vegetables for cooking.



#103
On this week's show Alamelu will prepare an aromatic "Cauliflower Masala" dish along with a wholesome stir-fry called "Green Beans Poriyal" and a high fiber saucy dish called "Black Eyed Peas Kulambu". These are all healthful and tasty dishes that you can easily cook in your own kitchen. Alamelu will also show you how she selects fresh ingredients at the farmers' market.



#104
Alamelu will show you how to transform bland Brussels sprouts into a saucy dish called "Brussels Sprouts Kulambu". She'll also prepare a simple roasted potato dish seasoned with spices and a delicious ground turkey dish cooked with split peas and coconut called "Turkey Podimas". We'll also take a trip to a local Indian grocery store to select spices for use in the kitchen.



#105
This week Alamelu will prepare a flavorful and innovative dish called "Tuna Masala" along with a tasty high fiber snack called "Chickpea and Mango Soondal". She'll also prepare a popular lentil based South Indian saucy dish called "Carrot Sambhar". Join Alamelu as she visits a local Indian grocery store to select lentils for use in the kitchen.



#106
In this weeks program Alamelu will prepare a lentil based comfort food called "Spinach Kootu", and a tasty and aromatic cauliflower rice dish seasoned with spices as well as an exquisite chicken dish originating from the Chettinad region of South India called "Chettinad Chicken Masala".



#201
Culinary instructor and author Alamelu Vairavan prepares an aromatic Lemon Rice, that will be pleasing to the eyes and to the palate, she will also prepare a delicious Butternut Squash Masala, a vegetable dish, that will spark your senses and an exquisite and easy-to-prepare Spice-Rubbed Seared Salmon. Show Recipes: Spice-Rubbed Seared Fish (Salmon); Lemon Rice with Peanuts; Butternut Squash Masala.



#202
On this week's episode of on "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu", Alamelu will prepare two delicious breakfast items from South India, a very popular cream of wheat Uppuma, and a uniquely South Indian multigrain pancake called, Adai. She will also prepare an excellent aromatic saucy dish Onion and Potato Kose, which goes well with many breakfast items. Show Recipes: Cream of Wheat Uppuma with Peas and Carrots; Adai; Onion and Potato Kose & Peanut Coconut Chutney.



#203
On this week's episode of "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu", Alamelu will prepare a uniquely South Indian saucy dish, called Sambhar, using kohlrabi, we'll also prepare a delicious Lima Beans Poriyal, and also an innovative, versatile dish called Tuna Masala. Show Recipes: Kohlrabi Sambhar; Lima Beans Poriyal; Tuna Masala.



#204
Join Alamelu on this week's episode of "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu" as she shows simple ways to cook an all-time Indian favorite, Garlic and Pepper Chicken, she'll also prepare Onion and Tomato Salad, and Cabbage with Ginger & Coconut Poriyal. Show Recipes: Chicken Biriyani Rice; Garlic and Pepper Chicken; Cabbage with Coconut Poriyal & Onion and Tomato Salad.



#205
Culinary instructor and author Alamelu Vairavan prepares a delicious Carrot and Peas Pilaf Rice with walnuts, she'll also prepare a highly aromatic and exquisite chicken dish cooked in coconut and almond sauce called "Chicken Kurma" and a delightful stir-fry Brussels Sprouts and Chick peas Poriyal. Show Recipes: Carrots & Peas Pilaf Rice with Walnuts; Chicken Kurma; Brussels Sprouts and Chickpea Poriyal.



#206
On this week's episode of on "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu", Alamelu will prepare a mouthwatering Lamb Saag that is, lamb enhanced with organic fresh baby spinach, a Mushroom and Onion Fry, and the nutrient packed, bright orange colored Sweet potatoes seasoned with spices and garlic. Show Recipes: Seasoned Sweet Potatoes; Lamb Saag (Lamb with Spinach); Mushroom and Onion Fry.



#207
On this week's episode of on "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu", Alamelu will prepare an absolutely delicious Black Pepper and Cumin Rice with cashews, an easy-to-prepare Shrimp Masala and a delicious and healthful stir-fry Green Beans Poriyal with fresh Coconut. Show Recipes: Black Pepper Rice with Cashews; Shrimp Masala; Green Beans Poriyal.



#208
Culinary instructor and author Alamelu Vairavan cooks up an aromatic saucy vegetable dish called, Bell Pepper and Radish Sambhar, curried eggplant an irresistible, very easy-to make dish, and a vibrant and mildly seasoned crunchy Zuchinni with Coconut Poriyal. Show Recipes: Bell Pepper and Radish Sambhar; Curried Eggplant; Zucchini with coconut Poriyal/Carrot Raita.



#209
Join Alamelu on this week's episode of "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu" as she prepares a highly aromatic tamarind based sauce featuring boiled eggs, called Egg kulambu, Cauliflower Kootu which is a creamy and flavorful cauliflower dish cooked with lentils and ginger, and Broccoli Poriyal a seasoned stir-fry. Show Recipes: Egg Kulambu; Cauliflower Kootu; Broccoli Poriyal.



#210
On this week's episode of on "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu", Alamelu will prepare a mouthwatering Shrimp in Eggplant Sauce, along with a versatile Potato Masala enhanced with onions, tomatoes, and cilantro, she will also blend yogurt with spinach to create a refreshing Seasoned Spinach in Yogurt salad. Show Recipes: Shrimp in Eggplant Sauce; Potato Masala; Seasoned Fresh Spinach in Yogurt.



#211
Culinary instructor and author Alamelu Vairavan prepares a flavorful and innovative dish called Spinach Poriyal along with an awesome stir-fry called Beets with Coconut Poriyal she will cook an easy to prepare and delicious flavorful Chicken Curry in a Hurry. Show Recipes: Spinach Poriyal/ Spinach Rice with Cashews; Chicken Curry in a Hurry; Beets with Coconut Poriyal.



#212
Join Alamelu on this week's episode of "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu" as she prepares a delicious Yogurt Rice enhanced with fresh lemon and ginger, she'll also make Fish Kulambu, which is fish cooked in a rich tamarind-based sauce, and she creates a mixed vegetable masala and an innovative, easy-to-prepare Asparagus poriyal. Show Recipes: Fish Kulambu; Asparagus with Ginger; Cauliflower with Potatoes and Green Peas; Yogurt Rice.



#213
On this week's episode of on "Healthful Indian flavors with Alamelu", Alamelu will prepare three super dishes: delicious black eye peas with Mango in a Seasoned Sauce; then a colorful Swiss chard dish cooked with lentils and finally, Cracked Wheat Vegetable Uppuma, a South Indian favorite! Show Recipes: Blackeye Peas with Mango Kulambu; Swiss chard with Lentils and Coconut; Cracked Wheat Vegetable Uppuma; Madras Coffee.







 

HEALTHFUL INDIAN FLAVORS WITH ALAMELU is hosted by Milwaukee area resident, culinary educator, and three-time cookbook co-author Alamelu Vairavan. A native of the Chettinad region of South India, Alamelu has lived most of her adult life in the United States. Over the years, she developed a deep interest in promoting the use of spices, legumes, and Indian cooking techniques into healthy food preparation that would appeal to Americans. She has been teaching for over 20 years about the health benefits of spices turmeric, cumin, ginger, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, coconut power, urad dal, cardamom, curry powder, and other ingredients in her recipes including, broccoli, legumes, beans, rice, and Brussels sprouts.


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