Balloon Plant Idlis for Relief from Pain in Joints

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Balloon Plant Idlis for Relief from Pain in Joints

Balloon Plant or love in a puff (Botanical Name: Cardiospermum halicacabum).  This plant is considered as one among the Ten Sacred Flowers of Kerala state in India because of its high medicinal value.  It is found as a weed along the roadside, and is widely distributed in Africa and Asia.  It has the ability to provide relief from joint pains, irregular periods and Nervous weakness.

Ingredients:

•    Par boiled rice: 3 cups
•    Gram/ Urad Daal : ½ cup
•    Fenugreek: 2 table spoons
•    Balloon plant leaves -2 cups (cut the leaves well)
•    Banana Leave – 1
•    Gingelly /Sesame oli – 1 teaspoon
•    Salt – to taste

How to make:

Soak rice, gram and fenugreek, individually in water for about 6 hours.

•    After 6 hours, first grind fenugreek seeds for about 5 minutes now add in the Balloon plant leaves
•    Next add gram and rice and grind well and add in salt to taste
•    Leave it aside for about 6 hours for fermenting
•    Now take the banana leaf and cut it into small pieces so that it fits in the idli holder or pan.
•    Then grease the banana leaf with Sesame oil and fill in each of them with ¾th of the batter
•    Steam this batter on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.

Now you the delicious Balloon Plant idlis are ready for consumption.  Serve it hot.

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    Dr.Nalini Sreekanth

    I have been practicing alternative medicine for the past 7 years in and out of India.Coming from a traditional family from Kerala, Gods own country.My fore fathers where into traditional Ayurveda practice over 7 generations.read more

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