Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bring Food Education

My straight away quote on “Bring Food Education” may make you understand that the food education is important at present.  We show interest to teach many forms of education from childhood but many of us skip on Food Education. Now we are in the position to teach “Food and health knowledge” in school for our generation.  The Food Education in primary schools brings the dietary eating habits knowledge among children from young age.

We know about the good food ingredients and cooking methods from our ancestors but we do not bring it into use often as the food culture is changing day to day. The years go on like this, our traditional food culture will become extinct.

At this time of our dying food culture, giving basic food education helps the school children for their better eating and healthy long life. Through food education curriculum, we shall teach the knowledge of food ingredients and food products, how the processed foods are prepared and teach basic cooking skills. The aim of the food education is not only to make the children to be talented and skilled in food, but also to involve them to learn healthy eating habits. This brings the own interest in children to plan the food.

Food ignorance brings nutrition deficiency and health decline of children, so the involvement and inspiration of food in childhood helps to prevent food ignorance. Through the food education parents would address the food needs of the children. We often are glad and think that our children are healthy if they are chubby, so we offer choice of processed foods for their wish. Even though we aware of processing food’s harm, we go for the children’s choice. But this results in becoming fat or obese, or week. The healthiest and nutritious food feed for the children till 10 years of age is the fundamental supplement that leads to the later healthy life.

In secondary schools, many vocational education are offered to the students. We say that the offering Vocational Education are skill oriented programmes that offer high possibilities of placement. But there is no culinary art / Hospitality education in schools which has the top opportunity and guaranteed jobs by ever growing Hospitality Industry.  By introducing culinary education curriculum in secondary schools we engage and train the young people for the careers in the food Industry. In schools we lay foundation through basic skills in food education further proficiency they will obtain in higher education, so ultimately they become industry oriented people.

“Rather than saying Education will help us, we ensure that learning period of the education itself will help us” RAJ MOHAN

After thinking over all, Introducing Culinary Education curriculum in Schools is timely need now. Everyone join together and try ahead.

Huge love

Chef.Raj Mohan M.S

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Aadi Special Recipe - Saravana Payasam

Saravana Payasam is very tastiest payasam which specially served in the Tamil month of Aadi. This seems like alwa which melts in your mouth. This is best to try the saravana Payasam in Aadi Karthigai and get the blessings of Lord Muruga.

Ghee – 100ml
Vanaspati – 50g
Rawrice  - 1kg
Moong dal – 50g
Jaggery – ½ kg
Cashewnuts – 50g
Raisins – 50g
Banana, ripened – 4nrs
Tender coconut water – 200ml
Cardamom powder – 1 tbsp
Dry ginger – 1 tbsp


1. Heat ghee and vanaspati in a vessel; add rinsed raw rice and moong dal. Fry in ghee.

2. Add enough water to bring the rice and moong dal to cook well. Once both cooks well, add jaggery syrup now. Stir continuously to combine the jaggery in the payasam mixture.

3. Add banana pieces, cardamom powder and dry ginger. Mix then add tender coconut water.  Keep the flame in simmer and go for careful mixing.

4. After that take it out from fire and finish with golden fried cashewnuts and raisins

Aadi Special Recipe - Kapparisi Sadham

Kapparisi Sadham is oblate to goddess Devi in the auspicious day of a Tamil Month, especially Tuesday and Friday of the Aadi Month of Tamil. Try the Kapparisi Sadham and receive the blessings of Devi Durga.


Raw Rice
Fried Bengal Gram
Coconut, grated
Cardamom Powder


1 1.   Boil the rawrice. Heat ghee in a non stick pan, add fried Bengal gram and cashewnuts

2 2. Then add boiled raw rice, mix all well. Add thick jaggery syrup and stir.

3 3. Now add coconut and cardamom powder. Combine and atlast finish with little ghee.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tasty Chicken Gravy in your Meal

Cooking with chicken meat doesn’t need craftsmanship like other meat though the prepared is taste able even if you prepared it in any style. Just think of the outcome if you prepare the same chicken dish with simple and neat procedure – hope you are now feeling to enjoy it, if so then you lets come with me.

Chicken shall be wash thoroughly, it is not at all new but you are doing that – Chicken gives good taste and fresh look in gravy by the way it is cleaned. Now mix the cleaned chicken pieces with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt lets reserve it for few minutes.  In the same vessel, pour little water and cook the chicken in simmer after few minutes marination.

Take a good bottomed vessel, pour equal amount of coconut oil and refined oil. Allow kalpasi, saunf, Cinnamon to pop in hot oil. Now add small onions, sliced onion, slitted green chillies, sliced tomato, mint leaves and Poppy seeds (khus khus) at a time. Fry all now well till it becomes soggy – take your masalas i.e., chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder, stir all gently. Pour enough water which is needed for your gravy. After starts roll boil, add already boiled chicken pieces and finely grinded coconut paste.

Allow the mixture to cook until it becomes your expected gravy consistency. Put garam masala powder, coriander and mint leaves (stir and simmer for a minute time) before take it away from fire.

Wow!! Observe your dining hall is filled with wonderful flavour of the gravy, now without your call there shall be guests in your house.

Try and enjoy the simple chicken gravy. Happy cooking and eating.