Rajasthani gatta subji is one of the few preparations which is rich in proteins. Made up from besan and tempered with ghee making this not only delicious but very nutritious too. Besan is good source of not only protein but minerals also , plus Ghee has fat known as CLA – conjugated linoleic Acid, which has property to mobilize the stored fat from the body and utilize for energy making it a fat burner. Don’t forget Ghee is the one who makes your brain work smoother, so add a dash of ghee over your meal and enjoy the goodness. Lets see how to make the authentic rajasthani Gatta .
Salad is the one that helps to fulfil your daily quota of fresh vegetables, by that way your daily quota of vitamins and minerals too. Salad should always be accompanying a meal, not by meal itself. since it does not qualify to fulfil the quota of macro nutrients say carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and without them micro nutrients aka vitamins and minerals cant do their job properly. So have your salad but along with your roti/dal/rice/ curds. Onions are known for their anti viral, anti bacterial, anti fungal properties and tomatoes are excellent source of anti oxidant lycopen which is very good for glowing skin. lemon juice not just adds the tang but also vitamin c. So have this tangy – spicy salad with paratha/dal/ rice and enjoy the goodness of vegetables.
Native to india and Pakistan, and other south Asiatic tropical regions, Turmeric is known as Golden spice. As old as harrapan civilization aroud 3000 b.c. turmreric has its place in our kitchen. Its not just give bright yellow colour to curries, but also works wonders inside the body, it is great blood purifier, anti viral, anti septic, anti bacterial and beautifying agent. Its has wide variety of uses, in the kitchen as condiment to dying agent for fabrics, herbal agent in cosmetic, medicines to preservative. Lets know the turmeric better.
Varan is an authentic maharashtrian dish, its basically plain tur dal having tempered with Ghee. It contains almost all the amino acid our body needs for good skin, good hair, and the ones who moves your fat from its stores. And yes have your ghee here, the CLA – conjugated linoleic Acid – the kind of essential fat will help the fats to be used for energy and not to be stored. Bright yellow colour of turmeric not just makes the dal palatable but also removes toxins and kills germs inside the digestive tract. Mash the rice, add dal , add extra dash of ghee and your little toothless baby will love it.
Rice is one of the most versatile food. Available in almost everywhere on the earth. It is not just very light for digestion but very good source of vitamin B1 – Thiamine too. We have so many misconception prevailing about rice. Be it for Diabetes or for weight gain. Culprit is us for over processing the rice and/or consume it at wrong times. Rice while extra polished to make it whiter and shinier will definitely lost its nutrients and fiber, plus while cooking we wash it 4-5 times and discard the water in which they are cooked leaving the rice with almost no nutrient. The best way to have it is – have the single polished or hand polished rice and along with vegetables, this will not only give satiety but also nutrition. You can use your left over rice to make very delicious medium spicy dish and that too very quick. Continue reading “Tomato Masala Rice”
One of the oldest crop on this world – flax has not just got one of the best nutritional profile , but also many uses other than culinary, like the fabric Linen is made from the flax flowers and fibres, fishing rods, tennis rackets, chairs, bicycle parts are made from flax. Even the waste product of this crop is used in insulation boards. But the most important product of this crop is the seeds, coming in the brown and the golden variety this seeds can give competition to all exotic nuts and oils for the heart friendly omega 3 content. Lets see how it can nurture us.
want to add zest to your dish without adding much calories, then try this chutney, 1 tsp of it will add only 10 calories but will make the meal tangy with added anti oxidants, anti inflammatory enzymes, and many other nutrients. dilute it a little, add it to tomato onion mixed kurmura and have healthy bhel ready in minutes. this chutney can be stored in fridge for 2-3 day without discoloring. To preserve longer store in air tight container in deep freeze.
What we know as METHI in local language, fenugreek is more than 4000 B C older and native to Indian subcontinent and Pakistan. Largest producer in the world is of course India, but you can find fenugreek in many parts of the world like Egypt, france, spain, turkey, morocco and china. It is interesting to know that fenugreek can work on lowering blood sugars, improve glucose tolerance, reduce joint pains, reduce cholesterol and improve digestibility. Lets see this wonder vegetable in detail.
Native to Asia, garlic is known for its medicinal and curative properties for over 6000 years. According to Hindu mythology when Devas and Asuras fought for nectar during churning of the ocean of milk (Samudramathan) in the other world, two Asuras were able to get access to nectar and had some quantity in their mouths in stealthy ways. Knowing the Asuras’ foul play the God cuffed the heads of those Asuras before they could swallow it and as a result nectar fell down on the earth from their mouths in drops which later grew as garlic; that is why the vegetable has such wonderful medicinal properties. The story may or may not be true , but the it is very much true for the Garlic to have great medicinal properties. Lets see what makes garlic this special.
While thinking of sandwich what combination comes to your mind other than potatoes?? This one is very unique yet tasty and healthy combination. Add a dash of mayonnaise , some tomato catchup, boiled peas and carrots , grill between brown bread and the yummy sandwich is ready to eat! Continue reading “Carrots & Peas Grilled Sandwich”