Thursday 26 September 2019

The Unbelievable Benefits of Drumsticks

It’s a beautiful feeling as I reminisce the drumstick tree (Moringa Oleifera Tree) we had in the backyard of my grandmother’s village home. Drumsticks grew in abundance and we cooked it in various form all through the month. We even sent out neighbors and relatives a bundle of Drumsticks.
You will be happy to discover the Drumstick vegetable (thin, long green seed units) being cooked in almost every Indian home. Elderly people in India swear by the taste and medical benefits of the drumstick. The drumstick tree is common to India and also found in the continent of Africa. While Drumsticks have been proclaimed as one the later superfoods, the truth of the matter is that this vegetable has been utilized in Indian cooking, particularly in South Indian dishes for a considerable length of time.

The Unbelievable Benefits of Drumsticks

Drumstick may be boring in taste for most of us, however, it offers plenty of medical advantages.

The Benefits of consuming Drumsticks

1. Controls glucose levels

Drumsticks are known to benefit diabetics as they are known to decrease the high glucose levels fundamentally. It is additionally known to improve nerve bladder work, which thus is useful in bringing down blood glucose.

2. Aids stomach health

Drumsticks are a great source of B nutrients like niacin, riboflavin, and nutrient B12, which are famous to assume a primary job in improving your stomach health. B nutrients help to separate the nourishment and make it simpler to process them easily. Besides, drumsticks contain dietary fiber that additionally helps the stomach related procedure.

3.  Health for bones
My grandmother told me to chew the drumstick skin as it is good for bones. This is amongst the most significant medical advantages of drumsticks is that it advances a sound bone structure because of the nearness of high measure of calcium and iron that help construct solid bones, yet in addition avoids the loss of bone thickness, further expanding by and large stamina and wellbeing.

 4. Improves blood purification
Drumsticks are acknowledged to have blood sifting properties and further goes about as an extreme enemy of contamination administrator. Consuming drumsticks all the time may empower you to streamline blood course well. The leaves and seeds of drumsticks help in cleaning blood just as go about as a strong serum poison pro. Use of this green vegetable all the time lessens the chance for skin irritation and other skin related issues.

 5. Helps respiratory issues
 Drumsticks have high calming elements and a good quantity of Vitamin C which aids breathing. It controls the development of hypersensitivities in the respiratory tract because of allergens and keeps them from forming into diseases and clog.

 6. Drumsticks is an immunity booster
 The main nutrient Vitamin C helps fight off different allergies, boosting by and large insusceptibility arrangement of the body. They counter attack bacteria that attacks the body and helps in building its immunity.

7. Helps during Pregnancy
Pregnant ladies are frequently prescribed to incorporate drumsticks in their eating routine as they help during delivery time. Drumsticks can adequately ease pre and post-delivery complications. The high substance of nutrients and minerals in this vegetable assumes a significant job in lessening drowsiness of the uterus and lifts creation of milk post conveyance.

8. Enhances Sex quality
The occurrence of a decent measure of zinc in drumsticks upgrades the procedure of spermatogenesis – advancement of the male regenerative cell. The bark of the plant contains certain exacerbates that help in restoring impotency, untimely discharge and slimness of semen.

The bottom line
Don’t go by the taste, Drumsticks have proven to be utmost healthy and full of nutrition. With loads of quantity in calcium, iron and other vitamins, drumsticks have varied all-round health benefits to aid all kinds of ailments. This is why you must add drumsticks in your diet.

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Thursday 5 September 2019

Chilli Potato Chinese Recipe

Chinese Chilli Potato??
Is it a dish??
Yes, Indeed!!

Potato Chinese is a Chinese recipe which is prepared with potatoes, Chinese sauces, salt, and red chilies. This dish can be prepared if you are really bored with cooking the same yellow potato bhaji. Its sweet and spicy is very likable. Simple to cook, stunning to look and very enjoyable.

One can enjoy this vegetarian delicacy as snack or starter on occasions like Friday nights, kitty parties, packed lunches, children's tiffin, and relished during the monsoon season. Add a dash of.ketchup to this dish and garnish it with spring onions.

Chilli potato chinese recipe


1/2 kg boiled potatoes/ 4 large potatoes
3 tbsp cooking oil
2 - 3 chopped spring onions
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Shezwan sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp chopped garlic
Salt to taste
Spring onion greens for garnish


1. Boil the potatoes in a  pressure cooker. Pour enough water in it and cook for 2 -3 whistles. Let it cool, peel and cut potatoes into cubes.

2. Now place a frying pan over medium flame and heat oil in it. Once the oil is heated, shallow fry the boiled potatoes until golden brown in color. Switch off the gas and take the fried potatoes out.

3. In the same pan, add chopped onion garlic, all the sauces and fry for one minute.

4. Now add the potatoes and stir well with a light hand. Add salt and mix it well. Keep stirring on a slow flame for another one minute.

5. Garnish it with spring onion greens and serve it piping hot. Relish Chinese Potatoes and enjoy with friends and family.


You can use cornflour and deep fry the potatoes too.
Try the same recipe with sweet potatoes.
Add capsicums to this dish for variation
This dry potato filling can be stuffed in samosas too.

Sunday 1 September 2019

Mexican Chicken in Red Sauce Recipe - Pollo Rojo Chicken

Mexican Chicken in Red Sauce Recipe

The Wild Asparagus Table is an interesting concept brought together by Ms. Saloni Malkani - Founder member of the FBAI and Chef Ananya Banerjee. Once a month they introduce an International Cuisine, bringing home chefs/ food enthusiasts, together with a potluck lunch or dinner.


Each lady researches and stir up a dish to present on the day planned. It can be a starter, main course or dessert.
It was the fastest finger win, to be a part of the second #WildAsparagusTable. And the theme for the month of August was Mexican Cuisine.
Mexican food has Spanish, European and traces of African and Asian influences. Their food is full of robust flavors, spicy and is generally slow-cooked all together. The primary ingredients in the cuisine are corn, beans, garlic, avocado, cacao, locally grown vegetables, all kinds of meats and of course - Chillies. What's your favorite Mexican food?

Mexican Chicken in Red Sauce Recipe

On my quest to cook easy yet delicious dishes, I decided to try a Mexican Chicken in Red Sauce Recipe -  Pollo Rojo Chicken dish.  It has 6 basic ingredients and this rich saucy chicken dish is eaten with steamed rice. My dish turned out well, I could tell by the empty pot at the end of the potluck lunch, that it was well appreciated by all. I feel simple, less complicated flavors makes a dish more enjoyable.

Now note down the ingredients and method to make Pollo Rojo Chicken.


Half kg boneless chicken breasts
1 large white onion
5 large tomatoes
6 -7 garlic pods
2 cups chicken stock (broth)
6 - 8 Mexican chilies
Salt to taste


1. Deseed the chilies and soak then in warm water for ten minutes.
2. Add a little oil in the pan and brown the chicken breasts on both sides.
3. Now remove the chicken and cut them in long strips. Keep aside to use later.
4. In the same pan, add onion and tomato halves. Broil until the tomato skins become very wrinkled and shriveled. Let the onions get translucent.
5. Take a blender, add the onions, tomato, garlic, and soaked chilies to make a paste. You can add chicken stock to get a fine puree.
6. In a pan, add the remaining oil and the tomato chili paste, chicken pieces, chicken stock, and salt to taste.
7. Cook till the gravy thickens. You can season with oregano if need be and garnish with greens of spring onion.
8. Enjoy Pollo Rojo chicken with Tortilla chips or steamed rice.

Pollo Rojo chicken


Mexican chilies may not available, use the lesser spicier version of Kashmiri red chilies.
If your dish gets too spicy, add a heaped tablespoon of tomato ketchup to lessen the spice and sweeten the dish.
You can use Maggi chicken stock cubes instead of chicken broth.
If white onions are not available use large spring onion heads or the regular red onions available.

Some delicious nonvegetarian dishes of our fun Mexican Potluck Table.

Mexican Potluck

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