To ensure that your pasta absorbs the flavour of the sauce, toss the cooked pasta immediately after draining the water. Cooked pasta absorbs flavour best when hot. 

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  • Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Seed – 1Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red Chilies – 1 Piece
  • Grated Coconut – 2 Tablespoon
  • Curd / Buttermilk – 200 ml


  • Grind all these ingredients in blender and make a fine paste.
  • Add Buttermilk and salt to taste. Boiling is not recommended.
  • The mixture can be consumed as it is or can be eaten with rice like a rasam.


This age old recipe is believed to provide relief from uneasiness and backache caused to the expectant mother due to movement of the fetus.Since it is prepared by tossing handy kitchen ingredients, it can be ready in a jiffy. The concoction is also a mixture of spices with great medicinal value. It is safe and healthy too since the spices are used in measured quantity.

  • Pepper for instance is an excellent home remedy to for colds and sore throat.
  • Jeera helps in digestion and relieves gas and acidity. It high in iron is good for pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Coriander too helps in settling the stomach and prevents flatulence. It is also a natural remedy for nausea

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