Have you heard of Eenth Plant- Flour? What’s it good for?
Eenthu Plant (Cycads) a stout and woody ligneous trunk with a crown of large, hard and stiff – evergreen leaves
Eenthu’ is a plant, which is commonly found in Nilambur, Palakkad, Wayanad and also in some parts of Central Travancore. These plants grow tall and belong to the family of palm trees the seeds of which are edible. Usually flour is obtained from the crushed and powdered seeds and this flour mixed with rice flour is used to prepare nutritious dishes. It is a storehouse of proteins, carbohydrates and has curative as well as aphrodisiac properties.
Eenthanga (ഈന്തങ്ങ) seeds – How to prepare Eenthanga powder? Method of preparing eenthanga powder /flour (ഈന്തിങ്കായ പൊടി) from eenthanga seeds (ഈന്തുകായ)
Split – slice the eenthanga seeds into 2 parts and dry it in the sunlight. When it is dried take out the seeds and discard the outer shell of the seed. These nuts are to be soaked in plenty water and kept for six to 8 hours. Then discard the water with the froth and repeat the procedure for about seven times.Again these nuts are dried in the sunlight and powdered for use
Eenthu Powder/Flour- eenthu podi – Cycads – Traditional Taste of Kerala- Uses of eenthanga powder (ഈന്തിങ്കായ പൊടി) – Medicinal uses- Health properties-culinary uses
Preparation behind eenthu flour is difficult. But its taste and health benefits are amazing. Its rich source is a s of proteins, carbohydrates and has curative as well as aphrodisiac properties helps to control blood pressure
Culinary uses – Cooking recipes Eenthanga put (ഈന്തങ്ങ പുട്ട്),Eenth Pidi,Eenth paysam are the main food items prepared from eenthanga flour