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{November 27, 2009}   Aloo kari patta (Roasted Potatoes with curry leaves)

Potatoes with spices and curry leaves.

We have moved to http://www.ruchikacooks.com from December 2009.

Check our latest posts and recipes Here and Marut Sikka’s Aloo Kari Patta Here.

I am sending this dish to Sudeshna’s Think Spice Think Turmeric Event.

I would also like to share some information about Turmeric. We(Indians) use a lot of turmeric in our cooking, for beauty, for health(as medicine and as a sanitizer) but this info I read was something new and I was bragging about it for a few days. I dont know  if  our ancestors knew this specific use of turmeric and hence included it in everyday cooking.

Referring to Readers Digest(May 2009 issue), the main topic was” Steal this: Turmeric:-health secrets from India”

The article was mainly about people using non stick pans in everyday cooking and the harmful  effects of the coating(chemical). And how do they suggest we can protect ourselves? Use Turmeric dear!! Just add a drop of  oil to the pan and add turmeric to it before cooking anything. Now thats what we call a protective coating huh?

Why you should try it: Small studies have found that curcumin, a component of turmeric, cuts cholesterol; animal research suggests it inhibits tumor formation. Now more than a dozen studies in humans are investigating whether it protects against cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases.

How to use it: Heat a little oil in a sauté pan, and toss in a tablespoon of turmeric, a dash of salt, and a generous pinch of black pepper (pepper can increase your uptake of curcumin by up to 2,000 percent). Stir for a minute, then add vegetables, shrimp, scallops, or thin strips of meat for a sunny-colored dish with earthy, peppery accents.

You can check out the article here.

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