Cucumbers consist of 95% water and this makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in looking after your brain health. There are polyphenols called lignans in cucumbers that may help to reduce the risks of breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers.
Sweet mango and Spicy black pepper and red pepper flakes & Lime juice tanginess, this unique combination makes it an irresistible salad.
Loaded with fresh ingredients and flavorful dressing, this deliciously refreshing cucumber mango salad is perfect for breakfast.
This Corn Avocado Salad is a fresh and light side dish perfect for summer potlucks. Grill salad for something special.
Melons are not only low in calories and fat, but they are also high in essential vitamins and minerals, and water content. In fact, a fresh watermelon contains up to 90 percent water, making them some of the most thirst-quenching snacks around.
An egg gives seven grams of protein and all essential amino acids - leucine, iso-leucine, tryptophan, methionine, histidine, lysine - and antioxidants. Most importantly, an egg yolk contains B vitamins and cholesterol. Proteins of the eggs are well-absorbed and good for the development of the brain.
Rava is a versatile ingredient and easy to cook with. It is generally used as a battering ingredient in idli or uttapam but do you know, you can make paratha with rava as a main ingredient. Rava is a great supplier of energy and helps you avoid feeling lethargic.
The sesame seed is rich in the essential minerals of copper, magnesium and calcium. It’s important that your body get’s a regular dose of these minerals as they carry many health benefits. Copper is good for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis while magnesium is good for helping those people with respiratory problems.
High-quality protein from eggs and minerals and vitamins from spinach can give you a head start on meeting your daily nutrient requirements. This healthy breakfast can provide a variety of health benefits as part of a balanced diet.
Since most people have digestive issues due to improper sleep or late eating habits, apples right in the morning, after waking up is a good idea. Thus, eating an apple in the morning can stimulate your bowel movement better than any other fruit.
Mustard seeds are rich in a nutrient called selenium, known for its high anti-inflammatory effects. The high source of magnesium in mustard seeds helps reducing the severity of asthma attacks and certain symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and lowering blood pressure.
Banana Omelete is an easy and delicious breakfast recipes to help you burn fat and boost your metabolism all day long. Eggs are an awesome source of complete protein and banana is rich in fiber and potassium and provides high quality carbohydrates which help to anchor the protein and give you energy.
Arbi has good nutrients like Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, folate and fiber but make sure to eat it in moderate amount only.
Cabbage, promotes digestive health. It is rich in probiotics. It promotes digestive health in ways similar to yogurt and other dairy products. The lutein in cabbage contributes to vision health. Lutein (along with another antioxidant called zeaxanthin) protects the retina and the lens against the ultraviolet light.
Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which lower oxidative stress and the presence of free radicals in our body. The important range of antioxidants found in cauliflower - including the vitamins listed above but also beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin and kaempferol - help reduce oxidative stress in the body.
Rice has its own unique subtle taste and sticky texture that bonds the strong flavor of different viands and side dishes to it, and this bonding tones down the strong flavor of salt, spices, and soya sauce that could be too powerful for the taste buds.
Raisins are a healthy alternative to sugar in sweet recipes. They not only give you the required nutritional edge, they can be used as topping in food items, to enhance the flavour of the recipe and give you the dietary bonus.
Quinoa Paneer Bowl Recipe is high in protein, fibre, B-vitamins, magnesium, calcium and vitamin E. It's also naturally gluten-free, making it a great option for a healthy breakfast. Quinoa contains iron that helps our red blood cells to be healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation.
Dietary fiber from fruits, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and bowel movement related problems. Fiber-containing foods such as fruits help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories. Whole or cut-up fruits are sources of dietary fiber; fruit juices contain little or no fiber.
If your kids do not enjoy eating vegetables, then you certainly should attempt at making this mouth-watering pizza and they will love on the green vegetables without any fuss.
Brinjal Tomato Chutney is a versatile side dish that can be accompanied with anything from south indian food i.e Idli to North Indian food i.e Parathas. Brinjal and tomatoes are packed with vitamins, dietary fibre and minerals. These beautiful vegetables have the power to lower cholesterol and help in weight management as well.
Peanuts are rich in Biotin. It is a beneficial nutrient for your physiological well-being. Biotin is involved in dozens of enzymatic reactions in the body, including processes that regulate the expression of your genes.
100gm of dry tapioca (Sabudana) pearls contain about 20 mg of calcium. While that is not a lot, it certainly helps you meet your daily calcium requirement quickly. Calcium is not just needed for the development of bones and teeth but it also helps in maintaining heart rhythms and muscle contractions along with aiding in brain signalling and blood clotting.
This Methi Chutney has a perfect blend of saltiness, sweetness, sourness and spiciness. It is enjoyed with puri sbzi, kchori, parathas. You can store it in fridge in an airtight glass jar and enjoy.
Being highly nutritious, it strengthens body’s immune system and reduces the chances of cold and flu. They are rich in iron content and women must have it on regular basis. Iron improves the blood volume that is lost during periods generally and prevents anaemia and fatigue.
Pindi Chole Recipe comes from the heart of Punjab, Pindi Chana is a popular variation of the versatile chole. It is different from the regular preparation in terms of color as well as texture. Pindi Chole got its name after the town where it originated - Rawalpindi (Pakistan) - in the days before the India-Pakistan partition.
Dried pomegranate seeds, known as Anardana, are dried naturally with no added sugars. They are good alternative to other ingredients like amchur and tamarind. You can make anardaana powder at home for use in and over foods to add a tangy, sour and sweet flavour to your favourite dishes.
Garam Masala includes coriander (Dhniya), cumin (Jeera), cardamom (Elaichi), mustard seeds (Srso), bay leaves (Tejptta), fennel (Saunf), fenugreek (Methi), black peppercorns (Kali Mirch), cloves (Laung), mace (Jaavitri), nutmeg (Jaayphal) and cinnamon (Daalchini). Traditionally, the seeds and spices are toasted & grind into a powder.
Coriander Leaves adds colour, fresh flavour, makes food more appealing. With a simple technique, you can store coriander for a long time. Coriander leaves are a wonderful source of dietary fibre, manganese, iron, and magnesium as well.
Make schezwan sauce at home with real good quality ingredients. It can be used as a dip for momos, pakoras, spread for sandwiches, dosa, cooking ingredient for pasta to give yours food a spicy & tangy twist. Even kids love to spread it on dosas, uttapams, vada pav, rolls, omelettes too.
Date is a healthy dry fruit, packed with essential minerals and nutrients. You must try to replace sugar with dates in cakes, kheer, cookies, shakes, icecreams. Making Dates puree is so easy, it'll become your favorite sweetener for baking and sweet treats.
Jaggery is a natural sweetener that’s also a healthier alternative to sugar filled sweets. It is much more complex than refined sugar, and therefore does not increase the sugar level in the blood very quickly.
Puffed Rice Egg Fry is easy to make as no prior preparation required, best convenience food, which can be consumed by itself without having side dish or curry. Though it is a breakfast specialty, it can be had any time of the day - for lunch, brunch.