Wheat is the most common grain to be crushed into flour. Archaeological surveys have found that it was used in the Indian subcontinent since the Indus Valley civilisation (3300 BC - 1700 BC). Ancient Indian scripts including the Rigveda (one of the oldest surviving texts known to man) mention the use of wheat flour in various forms, including being mixed with milk, fried in ghee and spiced with cardamom, pepper and ginger. Barley and rice flours were also used.
The Yajurveda, one of the four key Sanskrit texts of Hinduism, describes the making of rice cakes as a ritual offering to Agni, the God of Fire. The Shunya Purana, written by Ramai the Wise in the 10th - 11th century AD, states that 50 varieties of rice, such as Nagra, Jhinga-sal and Panloi, were grown in Bengal even then. Many of those varieties are now extinct but these three varieties are still being conserved on special farms by rice conservationists.
Milk is eaten in some form in every part of India. Milk is drunk on its own or flavoured with spices, flowers and herbs. It is also made into products that are curdled, as in paneer or chhena, non-curdled, such as ghee and khoya (made by cooking milk until it solidifies), or fermented, as in yogurt.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet many people skip the meal because of lack of time, preparation or even appetite compels to the skip the meal.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. But you don’t have to eat carrots to receive these nutritional benefits. Drinking carrot juice is an easy way to add carrots to your diet. Here are eight reasons why you should add carrot juice to your diet.
International Women Day: A day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
Weather is getting colder, many people experience symptoms of the flu and this happens due to number of reasons.Ginger is a staple of herbal remedies, runny noses and other indications of congestion are staples of winter. In Ayurveda, ginger is used for kaphic conditions like congestion and runny noses. Ginger’s antiviral actions include stimulating macrophage activity, preventing viruses from attaching to cell walls.
One thing that is a must for your kid every day are almonds - which are an excellent supplement being loaded with lots of nutrients that are necessary for those growing years.
Typically, when we think about health, we don’t think about bones. We are always in misconception that bone problems occur to only elderly people.But building healthy bones starts in young age only by adopting healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits is important to help prevent osteoporosis and fractures later in ours life.
Being a culinary staple, we buy onion in bulk. Unfortunately, they often go soft or start sprouting before we think of using them. To save yours time and money, you must know about the types of onion and how can you store it the best possible way.
Cottage cheese (Paneer) contains lactobacillus. It is because of this bacteria that paneer tastes sour if it is not properly refrigerated. Warmth fastens the action of bacteria and so it is advised to store paneer in cold water or a refrigerator.
Your body, internal organs and various process need time to wake up and kick-start their function after long hours of rest. Health experts advice that it is best to start your day with some warm/normal water to get your metabolism going.
The guava is a powerhouse of nutrients, providing fiber, energy, and vitamins, like vitamin A, C and numerous members of the B-complex group. You will also find healthy doses of the essential minerals calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
Pulses such as kidney beans, broad beans, lentils and chickpeas are good for us because they reduce cholesterol, prevent heart disease and contribute to healthy bones and teeth.
Peas are truly one of the most versatile veggies. You can braise them, puree them, add them to pasta or stir-fry dishes, or simply enjoy them raw in a salad.
Kiwi is known as a miracle fruit, owing to the abundance of essential nutrients like minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins.Kiwifruit is loaded with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6, folate (B9), Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Niacin and so on. All this nutrition help in balancing blood pressure, nerve and muscle functions, blood circulation through the blood vessels and fight stress etc.
We choose food based on our enjoyment factor. Eating is such an enjoyable experience that we often choose to eat foods that taste very good. Sometimes, we eat more than our bodies actually need, which in turn makes us fat, unhappy and depressed.