Thursday, 19 November 2020

Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe

Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe

A drink that calms me down after a hectic schedule is Haldi doodh or Turmeric milk latte (as it's called nowadays). For one it makes me feel warm, fuzzy, and induces deep sleep. 

 

Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe

 


Golden milk or Haldi Doodh as they call it, is a traditional Ayurvedic drink made with turmeric root (or ground turmeric), milk, black pepper, and s few other ingredients.  It is totally sweetened with sugar or jaggery but for best medicinal benefits the use of honey is important.  


Here are some of the most basic terms used for Golden Turmeric Milk:


Haldi Doodh: Originated from India, this is the original name for Gold milk.

Turmeric Milk Latte: This is made with warm milk and turmeric. And often preferred to regular  caffeinated lattes.  Some folks also refer to this drink as golden milk latte, golden latte, golden turmeric latte, or turmeric latte.



Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe


Turmeric Milk Benefits

Turmeric milk has numerous benefits for our health. 

It can relieve a sore throat, cold and cough.

 It relaxes our body and soothes aching muscles. 

It is also proven to prevent cancer.

It induces sleep when had at bedtime. 

It gives body warmth and drives away winter chills. 


Now here is an easy recipe to try out. The ingredients will be found easily  in your kitchen. Do try out this recipe. I used Gokul Whole Fat Milk for this recipe


Ingredients

Milk - 2 cups 

1 tsp fresh Turmeric 

5 to 6 Peppercorns

2 cinnamon sticks

1 piece of ginger 

2 tbsp Honey 


Method

1. Put two cups of milk in a pan.

2. Grate some turmeric and add it to the milk. If fresh turmeric is not available you can add turmeric powder (haldi).

3. Now add some ground pepper and cardamom powder to it.

4. Lastly add the honey to the sweetness.

5. Combine all the ingredients on low heat and simmer for 5 minutes .

6. Strain the Turmeric milk and serve it warm.








Friday, 13 November 2020

An Easy Pearl Millets/ Bajra Pulao Recipe

 

An easy Pearl Millets/ Bajra Pulao Recipe

Nowadays everyone has become health conscious. Eating healthy and exercising has become the need of the hour. As carbohydrates are the key debatable ingredient, we need to take in to consideration other healthier options. Hence there is a revival of the Millet (Bajra) era.


For this recipe I used Pearl Millets (Bajra). Bajra is a gluten-free grain that is rich in antioxidants, soluble fibres and protein. Bajra brings warmth to the body and is excellent to be consumed in winters



For this recipe I used Pearl Millets (Bajra). Bajra is a gluten-free grain that is rich in antioxidants, soluble fibres and protein. Bajra brings warmth to the body and is excellent to be consumed in winters.
 
Today I have tried a different twist to  the regular pulao for good health. This  recipe I substituted regular rice for bajra ... A delicious bajre ka masaledaar pulao...simply spicy and delectable! ...
Lats head straight into the recipe.  




Ingredients

1 cup Bajra (Pearl Millets) , soaked overnight
2 chopped Onions
2 chopped Tomatoes
½ cup Moong Dal
½ tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (Haldi)
1 tbsp coriander seeds powder
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1 cup  veggies(carrot, potato, peas)
Salt to taste

 

 


Method

1. Pre soak the millets overnight or preferably for 8 -10 hours. This will ensure it cooks faster.
2. Finely chop the onions, tomatoes and other vegetables.
 3. Now take a pressure cooker and heat the oil. Now add the onions and saute till it is translucent.
4. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir for one minute.
5. Now add the tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes on low flame.
6. To this add the soaked and drained bajra, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
7. Also add the moong dal and add 3 cups of water, close the lid and pressure cook on high heat up to 3 whistles.
8. Then lower the flame and pressure cook for 10-12 minutes.
9. Let the Khichdi wait in the cooker till its warm. At this stage it absorbs water. Open the lid and add a tbsp of ghee and mix well.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with curd, pickle and salad. 

 


Monday, 2 November 2020

Healthy Fruity Muesli Dessert Shots

 Healthy Fruity Muesli Dessert Shots

 

Nothing beats the fact that you can indulge to satisfy your sweet tooth yet get low on calorie intake. And in this context I end up  enjoying my  experimentation  in the kitchen with healthy wholesome ingredients. When Yogabar sent me their new range of healthy breakfast Muesli and Almond Nut butters this is what I created. You can check out the range on their website here.
This layered healthy Muesli fruity shots is a fun yet low calorie dessert with hung curd. I used the Yogabar fruit, nuts and seeds with whole wheat muesli in the recipe. This Muesli is an indulgent mix of dried fruits, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Added fresh fruit and Yogabar Dark Chocolate Almond Butter .  Added beetroot to hung curd that added a colorful nutritious twist to the entire recipe.  With different layers of yogurt, fruits and muesli, it looked so vibrant and beautiful.



This recipe makes 5 tasty little slimming friendly dessert shots. I used cutting chai glasses here; you can use whatever you have in your kitchen.

So without further ado lets get straight into the recipe.



 

Ingredients
½ kg curd
½ cup cream cheese (optional)
Juice of half beetroot
2 tsp honey
1 finely chopped apple
1 cup pomegranate pearls
1 cup of YogaBar Muesli
2 tbsp YogaBar Nut butter
4 Digestive Biscuits







Method

1.   Place the curd in a cotton cloth and hang it up over the kitchen sink so that the whey drains out. It will need 2 -3 hours

2.   In a mixing bowl add the hung curd, cream cheese,  beetroot juice and honey and stir well till creamy. Keep aside to use when you start layering.

3.    Break the digestive biscuits into pieces and grind them to a powder, using a mixer. Keep aside.

4.   Take the Cutting chai glasses, make the first layer of powdered digestive biscuits.

5.   Add some chopped apples and pomegranate.

6.   Now add a layer of hung yogurt and cream mixture.

7.   Add a layer of Yogabar Muesli followed by a layer of hung curd.

8.   Add another layer of Muesli and finish the top with dark chocolate Nut butter.

9.   Garnish with pomegranate and some other sprinkles.

10.   Fill up all the 5 glasses in a similar manner.

11.   Serve immediately or after chilling in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. However the chilled version tastes much better.



Notes:

1. You can play around with the recipe to add fruit of your choice

2. No real consistency in quantity, you can make thinner layers of yogurt of fruit.

I hope you will check  this my recipe and try it. And don’t forget to tell me if you liked it!

 

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