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Manathakkali Keerai Poricha Koottu

Pathiya Samayal Contest Entry: Manathakkaali Keerai Dish Submitted by: Vijaya Venkatesh Ingredients: Manathakkaali keerai (Black Nightshade leaves) - a small bunch Coconut - a small piece Red chilli - 1 Pepper - 4 or 5 Jeera (Cumin seeds) - 1 tsp Salt - to taste Boiled moong dal - 1 small cup Hing (Asafoetida) - a pinch Mustard seeds - for seasoning Urad dal (Split black gram) - for seasoning Curry leaves - a few Method: Preparation : Wash the Manathakkaali keerai thoroughly and chop the leaves finely. Boil the moong dal and keep it ready. Cooking the Leaves : In a pot, add the chopped Manathakkaali keerai, a little water, salt, and a pinch of hing. Cook until the leaves are tender. Grinding the Masala : Grind the coconut, red chilli, pepper, and jeera into a fine paste using a little water. Combining Ingredients : Add the ground paste to the cooked leaves. Mix well and cook for a few more minutes to blend the flavors. Add the cooked moong dal and mix thoroughly. Seasoning :

Understanding and Managing Ulcers with Diet

Introduction Contrary to old beliefs, spicy food does not inherently cause or exacerbate ulcers. Modern research suggests that ulcers are more complex and their dietary management should be tailored individually. This article outlines how to prepare and eat food to alleviate ulcer symptoms, prevent aggravation, and promote healing. Guidelines for Cooking and Eating for Ulcer Patients Foods to Avoid Certain foods can still be aggravating for ulcer patients. Identifying and avoiding these foods can help manage symptoms: High-fat meats : These are harder to digest and can increase stomach acid production. High-fat condiments : Such as regular mayonnaise and salad dressings. Citrus fruits and juices : They are acidic and can irritate the stomach lining. Tomato products : Also acidic and potentially irritating. Coffee and tea : Both caffeinated and decaffeinated can stimulate acid production. Alcoholic beverages : These can erode the stomach lining and increase acid production. Spicy foods

Understanding Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes, and Management

What Are Ulcers? Ulcers are open wounds that form on the skin or inside the body’s hollow organs, causing significant pain and burning sensations. They typically result from reduced blood supply to the affected area. Ulcers appear as open craters, usually round but can become irregular in advanced stages, with corroded skin layers. The center is often the most affected, with destruction of the epidermis, dermis, and fat layer, while the outer edges show less severe damage. The surrounding skin is red, swollen, and tender. Symptoms of Ulcers Red, tender, and swollen skin around the ulcer Pain around the ulcer site Fluid discharge, sometimes with pus Occasional fever if bacterial infection occurs Potential bleeding, ranging from small clots to significant blood loss Types of Ulcers Acute Ulcers : Heal within 12 weeks (3 months). Chronic Ulcers : Take longer than 12 weeks to heal and show ongoing destruction without significant healing progress. Stages of Ulcer Development Initial Stage :