Serve hot with Jowar Bhakri (Indian bread made from Sorghum) or Varan – Bhaat and Toop.
The chooka leaves are naturally sour tasting. This recipe is best enjoyed with some hot rotis or rice and a side of moong dal.
The benefits of consuming spinach are many and varied. It is very low in calories and fats; its leaves hold a good amount of soluble dietary fibre; it is one of the finest vegetable sources recommended for controlling cholesterol.
Pudina is packed with anti-oxidants and photo nutrients and is used to treat and relieve several illnesses. Use it in your favourite smoothie for a fresh and minty flavour, or simply add it to some hot water in a kettle and let it steep before enjoying it as a refreshing tea after meals or as a palette cleanser before.
Beetroots have tremendous nutritional value and have often been referred to as a ‘health- food titan’.
Nuts of radish are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid and potassium. They are a great source of Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Magnesium, and Calcium. The sharp flavours of the nut/bean of radish make them a popular ingredient for different chutneys, salads and stir fries.
Eating foods when nature produces them is what people the world over have done over the centuries. Eating seasonal produce is also a cornerstone of holistic medical traditions, which view it as fundamental to good health and emotional balance.
Chemically treated plants often look more shiny and colourful. But they have very less keeping quality and have chemicals in them. They get spoilt very soon. The organically grown vegetables and fruits have better inner taste and keeping the quality. Don’t buy seeing the bright colours.
Beetroot juice is often referred to as a ‘super food’ owing to its many benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant, reduces inflammation, lowers blood pressure, helps fight cancer, and is an effective anti-skin aging treatment to name just a few.
A hot soup of green garlic is the best treatment for a winter chill. It is an excellent digestive, blood cleanser, detoxifier, and energiser.
One way of sticking to the New Year Resolution is, to adopt a healthy lifestyle by making some simple yet highly effective changes, and setting health goals that are real and achievable.