Chakka Undas or jackfruit balls are probably the most traditional and difficult to make Kerala sweets. Ripe jackfruit deseeded and flesh mashed in NutriBullet into a purée Ghee is heated in a hard bottom vessel and the purée is added. It’s mixed well stirring constantly. A little bit of ginger powder is added which is the only ingredient used here as I want sugar free genuine undas. The shelf life is dependent on how long the cooking and stirring takes place. I made quite a bit some four years back and some are remaining in the refrigerator for a quick snack with coconut slices. While it took some hours, this is completed in a couple of hours. The cooled down varatty is made into small balls and run over roated rice powder so that they won’t stick together. I have 50 chakka undas here to last for a few months.
Fasting Intermittent Fasting is probably the best fasting for benefits. This is against several other traditional and new gen fasting methods. Benefits are numerous and it’s not very difficult to adopt this time restricted fasting and eating regimen. Kurians Wellness Online is to cover intermittent fasting in some detail. Follow @kjacob125 for getting involved in the wellness program.
Benefits of Kombucha Kombucha is a treasure trove of goodness. Plenty of probiotics to aid gut health and digestion. Vitamins and minerals including B Vitamins. Other benefits include enhanced energy and concentration. Muscle relaxation helping good sleep and lowering of blood pressure. A very important benefit, please take a note of it here, Kombucha can be alcohol replacement. Almost the same feel, fizz, lightness, happiness with just below 1% alcohol. Want to quit alcohol drinking, perhaps try this. Other benefits may include cancer cure, heart health, cure for type 2 diabetes. As a substitute to alcohol or problematic colas, Kombucha is stunningly impressive.
Asahi Kasei Cooking Contest Contestant: Kurian Jacob Dish: Nenthrakaya Cutlets (adopted from preparation of famous chef Pillai) I’m thrilled that I could adopt a recipe which foodie icon chef Pillai has asked us to try in his video. It’s dear particularly to Keralaites as the banana, the key ingredient is from Kerala. I found this Nenthrakaya cutlets while browsing through the post of Instagram friend Sreesha Nair. She said it’s from famous Chef Suresh Pillai. That’s when I realised that I haven’t been following him and quickly followed. Perhaps it was due to the fear that I may not be successful in trying out a dish by him. Now I am thanking him for it and urge you to follow him for unique items like this. As such this is a fitting entry to the Asahi Kasei contest. Try this out, it’s very good. Baking is made super simple with the cooking sheet of Asahi Kasei. Start using Asahi Kasei products for easy and healthy cooking.
Asahi Kasei Cooking Contest Contestant Name: Kurian Jacob Dish: Peanut Butter Cookies I’m using Asahi Kasei Cooking Sheet for baking the cookies. Equal quantities of freshly and homemade (without preservatives) peanut butter and brown sugar are mixed well. One egg is beaten and mixed with a few drops of vanilla essence and added to the mix. The cooking sheet is taken from the Asahi Kasei roll using it’s self cutter and spread on the baking tray. The oven is preheated for 15 minutes at 200 degrees. The tray is placed inside the oven and baked for 15 minutes. When done it’s taken out and three almonds each were immersed into the half done cookies. It’s then baked for another 5 minutes to have crisp almond crowned peanut butter cookies.
Asahi Kasei Cooking Contest Contestant: Kurian Jacob Dish: Dosa using frying pan foil. Dosa is not a joint winner with Idli in world’s healthiest breakfast title, because of use of oil or unhealthy nonstick materials. Asahi Kasei’s frying pan foil resolves it. No oil or no use of unhealthy cooking vessels. Here I’m making dosa on easy to use and clean Asahi Kasei frying pan foil, the real revolution in frying or cooking.