There’s a bottle of ginger-garlic paste lurking in every Indian home-cook’s kitchen. Many Indian recipes start with a basic process of roasting onion, garlic and ginger, along with whole spices in hot oil.
Both laal mirch and kali mirch are indispensable spices in Indian cuisine. Laal mirch, otherwise known red chilli powder, is made from dried and crushed red chillies. While black pepper comes from peppercorns or dried berries and is sold whole or in a powdered form. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of eating peppers.
Customarily, mukhwas is eaten after a meal – it is a fantastic digestive, a wonderful breath freshener and it is the ultimate palate cleanser! There are a host of healthful ingredients that go into a mukhwas and there are innumerable recipes to choose from, once you've figured out what your preference is.
As a nation renowned for its spices, we love a good kick of heat in our food. An essential in our pantry, the variety of spices are endless but there is one that’s made a permanent place for itself in all our homes – the red chilli powder. Used for its brilliant colour and flavour, the red chilli powder benefits every dish with its spicy kick.
We’ll spill the tea on a little secret. Herbal teas don’t necessarily contain tea leaves (hence they have no caffeine). They’re more of a decoction or infusion of herbs and you can put all sorts of things into your herbal tea – roots, flowers, leaves, seeds, fruit, really whatever you desire.
Sodium is essential in small amounts to maintain good health; however, most of us consume far more than what our body needs. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains contain tiny quantities of naturally occurring sodium. In stark contrast, all processed foods are packed with sodium – cookies, wafers, chips, pizzas, burgers, packaged cereals and salted meat. Research shows that processed foods comprise of 75% of our daily sodium intake! Sodium is necessary in the diet; but, too much sodium has an adverse effect on our body.
From Ayurvedic medicines to delicious food, Methi has always secured its place in healthy ingredients. It has endless benefits whether it is used as– powder, seeds, dried leaves or as a vegetable. Due to its multi-purpose nature, it has gained global acceptance and recognition as an herbal supplement with a number of health benefits.
Let's understand red rice. This is unpolished rice which contains vital nutrients. Its rich red colour is due to the antioxidant - anthocyanins. The anthocyanins are super potent-free radical fighters and destroyers and have a host of wonderful health benefits. As it is not refined, it contains vital components, i.e. the husk, bran and germ of the rice. These elements contain a high amount of dietary fibre and are packed with vitamin B-complex and essential fats.