Maha chanok Mango


 Maha Chanok Mango is a high-quality mango from Thailand.  It is sometimes spelt 'Maha Chinook' or 'Maha Shanook'.Thailand, Southeast Asia and India mainly export the Mahachanok Mango to Japan and Europe, making them a lesser-known variety in the United States. This is a  natural source of healthiness and energy, rich in vitamin C, A and antioxidants.
 This Mango is longer in shape. This mango is very sweet and aromatic. Mahachanok Mangoes are great for eating fresh out of hand. The skin of the Mango which is smooth and thin turns from green colour to yellowish-orange when ripening, and there is often an attractive pink-red blush on one side. They have a long shelf life and turn yellow with gorgeous pink blush on much of the fruit when It is exposed to the sun.  Enjoy  this yummy seasonal fruit.

Leftover Rice Fritters (Chawal ke Pakode)




Ingredients : Leftover Rice – 1 1/2 cup
Yogurt - 1/2 Cup
Medium Onion finely chopped – 1/2
Ginger grated – 1/2 inch
Garlic cloves finely chopped – 2
Green chilies 2 (Finely Chopped)
Coriander leaves (Finely Chopped)
Red Chile powder 1/2 Tsp
Corn starch – 2 Tbsp
Salt – to taste
 Oil – for frying


Method : In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except oil, mash and mix well. Once the oil is hot, drop the fritters in oil about 7 to 8 depending on the size of your pan. Leave this  for about 2 – 3 minutes. You can  make fritters of your desired shape . Rice Fritters are now ready. Serve hot and enjoy.

Carom Seeds (Ajwain)


 Carom seeds which is known as Ajwain in India is an essential spice that has been used in almost every Indian household. Ajwain or carom seeds can help promote weight loss by boosting your metabolism, improve digestion, and treat acidity. Carom seeds also contain iodine, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, which can offer many health benefits if consumed on a regular basis. Drinking Ajwain water can help fight diabetes, constipation, stomach ache and gas, diarrhoea, asthma, etc. 

Ajwain Water : To make Ajwain water, just take 1 teaspoon  of carom seeds and soak it in one glass of water overnight. Strain the Ajwain water and drink it daily in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach. Drinking Ajwain water regularly is beneficial for enhancing the rate of metabolism, which helps burn body fat. Drink this for about 15-20 days to increase your metabolism and boost weight loss.

Chew a spoonful of raw Ajwain seeds every day in the morning. this will help your body release digestive juices which can make digestion better. Ajwain helps in relaxing the air passage and helps asthma patients to breathe better. Ajwain helps in avoiding nasal blockage by discharging the mucus easily.  Ajwain water is an excellent remedy for getting regular periods. Ajwain seed water is a great mouth wash, and this can help in maintaining good oral hygiene.

Sometimes Ajwain can slow the clotting of blood. If someone is taking medications like blood thinners then they should be cautious while consuming Ajwain.  Pregnant women should avoid taking an excessive amount of Ajwain due to potential adverse effects on fetal development.

Lehsooni Palak (Spinach Garlic Curry)






Ingredients : For Palak puree:

  • 3 cup water (for boiling)
  • 1 bunch Palak / spinach
  • 3 cup cold water (for rinsing)
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 green chillie

for curry:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp kauri Methi
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Besan / gram flour
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

for seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp Ghee (clarified Butter)
  • clove garlic (sliced)
  • 1 dried red chillie
  • ½ tsp Kasoori Methi

 Method : In a large Bowl get 3 cup water to  boil. Add 1 bunch Palak into the boiling water. Allow boiling for 2 minutes or until Palak blanches well. Drain off the Palak and drop into ice-cold water. this helps to retain the green colour of Palak. Now transfer the blanched Palak into the blender. Add 1 inch ginger, 1 clove garlic and 3 chillie. Blend to smooth puree without adding water. Keep aside. In a large pan heat 1 tbsp butter and sauté 1 bay leaf, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp Kasoori Methi until it turns little brown. further, sauté 1 onion until the colour changes slightly. Now add 1 tbsp Besan and sauté until Besan releases its smell .now add ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala and ¾ tsp salt. sauté until spices turn aromatic. furthermore, add Palak puree and sauté slightly. Now add ½ cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required. simmer for 3 minutes or until flavors are absorbed well. now add the lemon juice and mix well.to prepare tempering, heat 2 tbsp ghee and sauté 6 clove garlic until it turns golden brown. also, add 1 dried red chillie and ½ tsp Kasoori Methi. sauté slightly. Lehsooni Palak is ready. Enjoy it with rice or chapati.

Somtam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)


 Ingredients - 

2 tablespoons roasted peanuts

1-10 red elevated chilies

5 little (or big 2-3) garlic cloves

1 1⁄2 tablespoons palm sugar

2 -long beans (or green beans), cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces

4 cherry tomatoes, cut

2 tablespoons new lime juice

 2 teaspoons salt

1⁄2 medium green papaya, stripped and destroyed

1 carrot, Julien

Method - 

In a Frying pan, toast the peanuts over a medium hotness until brilliant brown. Remove from the pan and set aside

In  a pestle and mortar coarsely pound the chilies and garlic together add the palm sugar, beans and tomatoes. Then Squeeze the lime juice.

Now add the green papaya and carrot. Pound again and throw to consolidate. The taste should be sweet and salty in perfect balance, with a sharp, sour and spicy tang.

Decorate plate with green leaves and sprinkle over the roasted peanuts.

Almonds - Memory Booster




 I remember when I was young my grand mother used to say eat 5-10 almonds every day So that your brain will be very active. We were very young that time so during exam times we used to eat many almonds so, that we can remember everything in the exam. People like our grand mother they used to eat very healthy foods, and they added dry fruits in their daily diet. Because of that they lived a very healthy and long life.

 

You should eat nuts daily- you might have heard this multiple times. Almonds are one of the healthiest nuts that you should consume everyday. .Studies have also highlighted that eating almonds can control the risk of heart diseases. Almonds are loaded with Vitamin E Which is very good for skin and hair. Almonds are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins which nourish your skin and, keep it soft and supple. Almonds are wealthy in magnesium and supplements which advance hair development. By forestalling dandruff and hair harm, almond gives adequate sustenance to the hair follicles that make the hair strands more grounded, in this way decreasing hair fall. 

To control your blood pressure numbers add almonds to your daily diet. Many studies also suggest that almonds may help you bring down blood sugar levels naturally. Almonds are a very healthy snack ,it helps to keep your body weight maintained. Individuals with a nut sensitivity ought not eat almonds or almond items. .Almonds are a healthful food. They provide a range of essential nutrients and can be good source of protein for people who are vegetarian. eating almonds before bed can help you fall asleep and stay asleep, thanks to the magnesium and protein they contain. So eat some before going to bed.




Salsa


 Ingredients: 4 Big tomatoes diced

1 Small white onion chopped

3 tablespoons Fresh cilantro (Coriander Leaves)

2 teaspoons minced jalapeno (eliminate seeds for less hotness)

1 ½ teaspoons Fresh lime juice

¾ teaspoon  salt (or to taste)

1 little garlic clove, minced


Method : Keep all the ingredients in a Mixing bowl. If you want to make your home made salsa to have a smoother surface then  beat a large portion of the salsa in a food processor, then, then combine it with the remaining chunky half. Cover firmly and refrigerate for as long as 5 days.

Maha chanok Mango

  Maha Chanok Mango is a high-quality mango from Thailand.    It is sometimes spelt 'Maha Chinook' or 'Maha Shanook'. Thaila...