Basil and its strong anti-inflammatory properties can prove to be a cure to a variety of diseases and disorders. The anti-inflammatory properties of basil may help lower risk of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions.

Consumption of basil could also soothe fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu. 


  • Bread slices or 1 French baguette (a long, narrow French loaf)
  • few large garlic cloves 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter (Salted)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 2 Tbsp grated processed cheese


  1. In a mortar and pestle (मसाला मूसल) crush the garlic cloves. Add the washed basil (तुलसी) leaves and a pinch of salt. Crush the leaves.

  2. Add 1/2 tsp olive oil in it and make a fine paste.

  3. In a small bowl add the butter (melted) and mix the basil-garlic paste. Your basil butter is ready.

  4. Cut the baguette in half (from top), then slice it horizontally. You will have 4 portions now.

  5. Apply the basil butter on your baguette/ bread slices.

  6. Top it with grated cheese.

  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till the bread & cheese is golden brown at 200 degrees C.

  8. Serve it hot.

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