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Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The world is going through a health crisis, novel Corona Virus Disease (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2) widely known as COVID-19 which World Health Organisation (WHO) has characterized as a pandemic (a pandemic is a disease that has spread in multiple countries around the world, usually affecting a large number of people) currently affecting 166 countries and areas, with a total confirmed cases of 207855 today. However, there are many positive news as well, in China, the cases are significantly reduced, no local cases are reported today compared to 15152 new cases on 12/2/2020. Around 96% of affected people in China are recovered including a 103 years old woman. All this news from China confirm that this is possible to control, but we need to break the chain (of spreading). Know the virus to no the virus: What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses … Continue reading “Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”

Dips for Summer

Find a few healthy dips that can be used as a dip for summer. They will go with vegetable sticks, savory snacks, rice, and Indian breakfast. Mint Raita A cooling side dish for hot days of summer! With Biriyani or Rice, Mint raita is like the icing on the cake. It is so easy to make and doesn’t even take 10 minutes to prepare. With Yogurt and Mint leave as the vital ingredients, Mint Raita is a healthy side dish that can help with your digestion. Besides, to prepare it there is no requirement of any special ingredients. This nutritious and mouthwatering dip will make your dishes even more delicious. Ingredients:- 1¼ cups Plain Yogurt) 1/2 cup loosely packed Mint Leaves 2 tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves Salt to taste A pinch of Black Salt (optional) 1/2 teaspoon roasted Cumin Powder 1/4 cup finely chopped onion How to prepare:- Take 1/2 … Continue reading “Dips for Summer”

STRAWBERRY ALMOND MEAL CAKE

A piece of cake can add more joy to the celebrations! Find the healthy yummy Almond meal cake to enjoy this Festive season. This is a cake prepared with mainly almond that is renowned for its rich protein, fiber, magnesium and Vitamin E. Almond is also known for its ability to lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol and above all it lends a big hand in weight loss. Strawberry Almond Meal Cake, a gluten-free cake, is a delicious fluffy cake topped with nutritious strawberry dices that will surely steal your heart. Ingredients:- Eggs (separate white and yolk) – 4 Raw sugar: 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon Vanilla extract : 1 teaspoon Almond flour: Half cup Dedicated coconut: 1 table spoon Baking powder: 1 teaspoon Diced strawberry: half cup Butter, Ghee or coconut oil : 2 table spoon Salt: Half a teaspoon How to prepare: Preheat oven to … Continue reading “STRAWBERRY ALMOND MEAL CAKE”

Spinach Minestrone Soup

We all love to have soup which is very tasty that refreshes our mind. Minestrone soup is a healthy, delicious thick Italian soup which cooked with young vegetables. Minestrone added with spinach is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that boost your health. Enriched with flavonoids, it helps you fight against cholesterol and protect your body from free radicals. Spinach enriched with folate helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and controls high blood pressure. This is healthy soup for spring and here I have given improvised in Ayurvedic way. Ingredients Ghee : 1 tablespoon or coconut oil 2 tablespoons Yellow onion (chopped): 1 medium Celery with leaves (chopped): 2 stalks Garlic cloves (finely minced): 2 nos Zucchini (diced): medium Bay leaf: 1 Cooked Cannellini beans / white bean: 1 cup Cooked Adzuki beans: 1 cup Ground pepper and sea salt : As needed Green beans (trimmed and cut … Continue reading “Spinach Minestrone Soup”

Healthy dosa and chutney for all

Dosa is a great south Indian snack, breakfast or meal that can be eaten with different types with various fillings. Dosa is usually prepared with urad dal and rice then cooks up to a golden white crepe. But a healthy dosa should have a couple of lentils and beans. Dosa full of lentils/beans holds different proteins and nutrition that makes much more than just fillings. Taste it and have a healthy snack. Ingredients – Dosa Medium/long grain rice (basmati can be used) – 1 cup (185 gm) Brown rice – 1/4 cup (47.5 gm) Whole urad dal (black gram) – 1/2 cup (100 gm) Methi seeds (fenugreek seeds) – 1/2 teaspoon Toor daal (Pigeon pea) or chana daal (Bengal gram/ chick pea lentils) – 2 Tablespoons Rice flakes (optional) – 1/4 cup (59.15 gm) Salt – As needed Steps to follow: Preparing Dosa Batter Rinse the rice and soak it … Continue reading “Healthy dosa and chutney for all”

Kheer Rice Pudding

This is a warm winter desert balancing Vata and keeping Pitta healthy and balanced. Kheer rice pudding helps to increase appetite and is easy to digest. This is a rich source of carbohydrates and calcium. This Ayurvedic recipe is easy to prepare with the natural ingredients which are really beneficial for your overall health. However if you are Kapha you need to watch the quantity and frequency. Ingredients: • Milk – 2 cups• Warer – 2 cups• Rice (basmati, Jasmine it Jeera rice) – 1/4 cup• Sugar – 1/3 cup• Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon• cashews – 10 nos• Chopped pistachios – 10 nos• Raisins – 2 tablespoon• Ghee/Butter – 1 tablespoon Steps to follow: 1.Wash rice 3 times and drain it completely.2. Boil the milk in a large vessel3.Cook rice in water and water is almost absorbed, add boiled milk in 2-3 parts. Cook the rice until the rice … Continue reading “Kheer Rice Pudding”

Moringa Recipes

Moringa is a common plant in Kerala of which leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots are used for cooking and/ or medicinal purpose in almost every house hold. It holds a wide range of health benefits and is lately recognised as a super food. It is rich in healthy antioxidants, bio-active plant compounds, protiens, minerals, and vitamins. Moringa is mainly used for anemia, arthritis, joint pain, cancer,asthma, diabetes, constipation, stomach pain, headache, heart problems, ulcers,kidney stones, fungal infections and lot more. This even protects cells from damage. Moringa is used in many Ayurvedic herbal combinations and massage treatments to address inflammation, poor metabolism and nutritional deficiencies. I have seen Moringa trees (also known as drum stick trees) in Sydney. You can also buy Moringa leaves and drum sticks (fruits of the plant commonly used as a vegetable) from Indian shops here. Following are some of the ways you can add … Continue reading “Moringa Recipes”

Lemon rice and butternut pumpkin curry: a recipe for Autumn

Lemon rice is a vibrant coloured aromatic rice that whole family including children will enjoy. Butternut pumpkin curry is such a mouth watering combination for lemon rice and form a nourishing meal for Autumn. It’s easy to prepare lemon and butternut pumpkin curry with just a few ingredients and some spices. Butternut pumpkin curry is light but still a filling curry with roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes in creamy spiced coconut milk sauce and a sprinkle of crunchy black sesame seeds. This recipe is ideal for cooler seasons and Vata. Pitta and Kapha can also enjoy as long as it’s not too often. Ingredients: Butternut pumpkin Curry • Sweet potato cubes – 2 cups• Broccoli florets – 2 cups• Butternut pumpkin cubes – 3 cups• Coconut milk – 1 cup• Coconut oil: 2 teaspoons• Garlic – 1 clove• Fresh chilli pepper – as needed• Chopped curry leaves, turmeric, nutmeg, … Continue reading “Lemon rice and butternut pumpkin curry: a recipe for Autumn”

Mango Lassi

Lassis are energising drinks for summer. They can quench your thirst and hunger and is ideal as a healthy drink for hot summer if your digestion is good. Lassis come in all flavors like salty, sweet, mint, etc. Mango lassi is yogurt based mango smoothie. Prefer to use cubes of fresh mango, however canned mango can also serve the purpose. Ground cardamom sprinkled on top is perfect for this lassi. Ingredients: • Yogurt – 3/4 cup • chopped ripe mango – half cup • honey – 2 teaspoons • A pinch of ground cardamom (optional) • Ice (optional) Method: Blend mango, yogurt, honey and cardamom in a blender for 2 minutes. You may add ice if you prefer. Sprinkle a pinch of ground cardamom to taste. Lassi is ready to serve. Things to remember: 1. You may use ripe or raw mango. Ripe one gives the golden sweet lassi where … Continue reading “Mango Lassi”

Watermelon and Mint Salad

Watermelon is juicy, sweet, and as the name suggests, it holds high water content (92%). Consuming watermelon will make you feel full without a lot of calories. It includes vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B1,B5, and B6. Mint is a popular herb that can be used as fresh or dried in many dishes. Mint has the highest antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property. This recipe includes light olive oil or avocado oil as a dressing base. Avocado oil is neutral in flavour that generally adds desired oil taste in a fruit salad.Light olive oil will flavour the salad with less calorie content. The sweetness of watermelon along with the refreshing taste of mint and lime will a perfect blend like a dessert more than a salad. Ingredients: • 1 watermelon• 1/4 cup mint• 2 tbsp light olive or avocado oil• 1 tbsp lime zest• 2 tbsp lime juice Preparation: Scoop … Continue reading “Watermelon and Mint Salad”