This post is a part of the main post that was featured for the Indian Food Odyssey for Tamil Nadu...
Let me start off with a healthy breakfast that is so popular in the rural areas even today.Neeragaram is
nothing but the previous days[nights] rice soaked in water and taken
along with buttermilk and onions and green chilies as sides in the
An American researcher has found out that the Neeragaram or
rice from the night's meal that has been soaking in water is rich in B6
and B12 Vitamins.It also has trillions of Bacteria that is so good for
the gut.Also when this is taken in with pearl onions, it cools the body
and also rises our immunity!
The benefits of having this as the first meal is as follows...
- You feel light and energetic
- It cools the body and aids in reducing the chances of tummy aches due to excessive body heat.
- Helps reduce constipation.
- When taken on a regular basis, it helps reducing body weight and also reduces blood pressure.
- Cures stomach ulcer.
- Increases / builds up immunity.
So how do we prepare such a healthy dish???
the rice in a pot till the rice is fully submerged.Cover and leave it
at room temperature. The next morning,squeeze out the water and transfer
the rice onto a serving vessel.
Add thin buttermilk with salt and mash lightly. Serve topped with green chilies and finely chopped pearl onions / shallots.
Generally, green chilies and pearl onions are the sides for this dish.You can also garnish it with coriander leaves.
When I was looking for recipes from other states, I read that something similar called Bore Baasi which is prepared in Chhattisgarh and Pakhala is prepared in the same manner in Orissa and is popular in summer times.
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