I am not fond of TV programs, but when I find time I do irregularly watch programs on travel &living, the music based shows, cookery shows and shows on well-being.
Amongst all these I prefer and try to be a regular for ‘ Theneer neram’ ( Tea time) telecast on Podhigai (Tamil Doordarshan). Podhigai is not rich in terms of technicality, razzmatazz and grandeur but it scores high in value of content and edutainment.
Theneer neram is a cookery show telecast at 4.p.m (IST) from Tuesday thru Friday.
Susheela, Sashi madan, latamani rajkumar, S.R. Kishore kumar are some of the people who feature regularly on theneer neram.
All are good cookery hosts.
Susheela usually presents the dish along with the history, how it originated etc.,
Sashi madan comes with innovative dishes using our regular ingredients and the crockery and cutlery she uses for demo are very trendy and functional.
Lata mani rajkumar specializes in cakes ,bakes and she displays the finished product artistically and aesthetically.
S. R. Kishore kumar presents some unique healthy recipes and shares with us native wisdom, traditional practices and their relevance with science.
Yesterday he presented two such recipes which I have never heard before.
This being the monsoon season, children are susceptible to cold and coughs and demonstrated how Mani Gulab salad and Mango tea are made. The recipes qualify for my food blog, but let me share the health tips.
Health tips for monsoon
Roast jeera (cumin) and tie them up in a piece of cloth (potli). Inhale the potli for nasal blocks. Can be used instead of the regular inhaler available at shops.
Heat 1 measure of garlic peels,ajwain and haldi in a thick bottomed kadai. Switch off the stove and inhale the fumes to arrest running nose and other sinus problems. ( my grand ma used to heat gingelly oil with garlic pods, ajwain and black pepper. We used to massage the oil on Sundays to have head bath later.This helps to cool your body heat )
In hale fumes of haldi to stop hiccups. ( I give my son a spoon of sugar to eat)
Cough induced by heat of the body( not due to cold) can be stopped by chewing 4 black pepper corn and licorice (athimaduram in tamil) available in all native medicinal shops/ in dabba chatty kadai in Tamilnadu)
Chew tender mango leaves to regain stamina lost during fever.(post fever)
Crush a few drumstick leaves (murungakeerai) and mix it with white lime (used for paan)( sunnambu in tamil/sunna in kannada) . Apply the mixture externally on the throat to relieve yourself of sore throat. Apply it before going to bed at night.
Inhale the fragrance of rose petals to have clear lungs. Consuming rose petals( not the regular rose,careful it might be coated with pesticides) but those used for making rose water are good for internal organs(lungs,kidney,heart) and keeps the skin radiant and toned.
Apply sap(resin) of mango tree on your cracked heels while going to bed to heal the cracked heels on your feet.
Will follow with more tips and recipes when I catch them again, till then keep healthy.