Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Detox water: How to make detox water for good health

Detox water 


Well while you made up your mind for weight loss the first thing is to detox your body. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you simply want to look and feel healthier, one of the best ways to rid your body of harmful toxins is to drink water. Just 6 to 8 glasses every day will help to keep you hydrated and keep your vital organs in their best possible health. For that in case you drink detox water it is considered better.

As per my information the detox waters contain ingredients like lemon which helps to flush harmful toxins from your body, mint which aids in digestion, cucumber which contains anti-inflammatory properties ,ginger which is a natural pain reliever and aids in digestion. Using spices like cumin, coriander and fennel can help you lose weight quicker and influence the body’s fat profile in a positive way by reducing the levels of harmful lipids in the blood. 

My dietitian has introduced me to Detox water and I am taking it regularly now and believe me it really helps.....wanted to share few tried and tested remedies ,every thing is part of my research from net I really wanted to thank all those bloggers who have posted these pics and remedies..

1. Cucumber water : How to make cucumber water ???
                                                   

Also known as cucumber infused water or cucumber detox water, the basic cucumber water recipe is just two ingredients: water and cucumber.
But don’t let its simplicity fool you; it tastes great. Cucumbers have so many health benefits.

Health benefits of cucumber:

They’re made up of mostly water, which makes them a perfect component of a cooling detox drink. They’re really low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them a great addition to your diet during weight loss because they’ll fill you up and help you feel more satisfied.Among its many health benefits, cucumbers are a great source of vitamin B, rich in potassium and magnesium (which may help to lower blood pressure), and have even been known to fight cancer. They contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called “fisetin” which studies have shown to help improve brain health.Cucumbers are a know antioxidant, and also contain polyphenols called lignans, which may help to lower your risk of certain types of cancer including ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer.
Cucumber water detox our body and flush out harmful toxins ...

Making cucumber water is pretty simple:

* Slice a cleaned, peeled (or unpeeled depending on your preference) cucumber into 1/2 inch slices

* Combine cucumber slices in water, and top with ice. Allow to submerge for at least an hour. (For best results, allow it to submerged  overnight in the refrigerator

Drink this tasty water early in the morning for best results.

2. Lemon and honey water : how to make lemon and honey water ???
                                                       
                                                                       

Fill a tall glass with warm water (as hot as you can tolerate), add the juice of half a lemon and one teaspoon of honey to it. Now stir the mixture well and drink it. Also, remember to avoid drinking tea or coffee for at least half an hour after you have lemon honey water. You can add mint also in this concoction.

Health benefits of lemon and honey :

If you ask experts they'll tell you unlimited benefits of this concoction the zest is Lemon juice and honey water helps flush out unwanted materials by increasing the rate of urination in the body. Therefore, toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

3. Coriander and cumin water : How to make cumin,coriander and fennel tea (CCF TEA) 



Cumin, coriander and fennel tea ( CCF tea) has long been revered as an Ayurvedic method to improve digestion.
It calms and soothes inflammation, helps with protein digestion and assimilation, and it can also train your pancreas to produce more of its own enzymes!
This tea is GREAT not only for digestion but also for weight loss, mental clarity, and detoxification.
I normally make it hot ......

Health Benefits of CCF TEA 

Cumin Seeds :
Cumin is well known for its positive effects on digestive health and its ability to cleanse and detoxify the body.

Benefits include:
* Supports the pancreas, helps digest protein
* Reduces gas, indigestion and cramps
* May help absorb minerals from the intestines to prevent deficiency
* Eliminates toxins and congestion from body 

Coriander Seeds :
This is the seed of the cilantro/ green coriander.  It is small and round. This is a very balancing seed that cools and calms the GI tract.
Benefits include:
* Reduces heat or acid in the stomach
* Decreases congestion
* Calms the digestive system
* Helps alleviate joint pain
* Improves skin irritation or rashes

Fennel Seeds :
Fennel seed is often chewed at the end of an Indian meal to support digestion. I remember my mother use to include fresh fennel in daily salad ,we used to eat fresh fennel while or after meals to support digestion
Benefits include:
* Relieves bloating, gas, and cramping
* Calms the mind and improves mental clarity
* Supports healthy menstrual flow

Make it fresh daily .....

1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1/4teaspoon whole fennel seeds
1 1/2 cups room temperature water
Raw honey to taste
1. Grind together coriander, cumin and fennel (CCF) seeds in a mortal and pastel or in coffee grinder.
2. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil without covering the saucepan.Add the ground CCF mixture. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer uncovered for 3-4 minutes to infuse flavors and nutritive properties.
3. Strain and let it cool completely before adding raw honey.
Option to pour over ice and add the juice of half a lime.
Yields: 1 cup.

4. Cinnamon water: How to make cinnamon honey water 



Mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with Add a cup of hot water to the cinnamon, let cool.
Add a full teaspoon of raw, organic honey to the cinnamon/water mixture after it has cooled.
Honey and cinnamon when taken in the morning can help rev up your digestive system, helping your metabolism and energy level through lunch.


Always consult your doctor before starting any weight loss method.






Friday, September 9, 2016

Sattu vegetable parantha

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

Sattu or powdered roasted grams is one of the most healthiest foods on earth. Its packed with nutrients and tastes great. Sattu is native to the state of Bihar, and Sattu ke parathe is a wholesome breakfast option. Sattu can be easily bought off at any grocery store. 

In this series of Diet Food you will find Healthy and Tasty Nutritive Recipes .....



The Health Benefits:
Apart from providing the body with energy, what makes sattu, quite a unique ingredient is that its preparing process (Dry roasting)keeps the nutritional values in place, and it can also be stored for longer. It's high on insoluble fiber which makes it good for your intestines, and is low on glycemic index, making it safe, and in fact  beneficial for diabetic. plus it has good proportions of iron, manganese and magnesium, and is low on sodium too.

Generally in Bihar they make sattu paratha by stuffing the mixture in wheat roundels I gave a 

nutritive twist to this simple sattu ka parantha . I mixed sattu and grated vegetables in wheat 


flour to make it more healthier. Here is the recipe .....

Sattu Vegetable Parantha


Eat Wise And Stay Healthy

                          



We all know that health is wealth. It is really important to take good care of our health. Like me most of us neglect our health and get into health issues. Obesity ,heart problems, high B.P and sugar are most common health issues ..... with age it is really important to maintain our weight and stress level.......Last few years I gained a lot of wait due to my negligence or may be because of high stress level or may be P.M.S...whatever was the reason.... but now I thought in the right direction and realised .....the sooner the better. I am not a nutritionist so I am following a diet plan which my dietitian has prescribed..... she enlightens me about different needs and requirements of our body which I thought I should share with you all.  
A healthy diet gives you energy, supports your mood, maintains your weight, and can be a huge support through the different stages in life. Healthy food can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy and nursing easier, and ease symptoms of menopause. Whatever your age, committing to a healthy diet will help you look and feel your best so that you can enjoy life.

Friday, July 15, 2016

VEGITARIAN SHAMI KABAB (Lintel dumplings/ Lintel kababs )

Kababs are the main mouthwatering snacks from haydrabadi cuisine or muglai cuisine. I usually make this for cocktails as it is very simple to prepare and crunchy texture of Kababs liked by everyone.....  This recipe of mine is inspired by chef sanjive kapoors recipe....



Shami kabab



Ingredients:

Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 250 grams
Caraway seed (shahi jeera) powder 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
Ginger chopped 1/2 inch piece
Green chillies chopped 2
Onion chopped 1 medium
Crushed red chillies 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons
Gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons or 1 cup bread crumbs

Method:

Step 1
Clean and Soak dal for 4-5 hrs.
Drain dal and put half of it into a mixer jar and grind coarsely without any water. Transfer into a glass bowl.

Step 2
Grind the remaining dal a little more finely and transfer into the same bowl.

Step 3
Add salt, caraway seeds, ginger, green chillies, onion, crushed red chillies and coriander leaves and mix well with hand.

Step 4
Add gram flour and mix again. Heat sufficient oil for frying.

Step 5
Dampen your fingers and take small portions of the mixture, roll into small cylindrical and slide into hot oil.

Step 6
Deep fry on medium heat till half done. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7
Cut each cylindrical into slant pieces Deep fry once again just before serving.

Step 8
Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

Strawberry cream pudding

wanted to share this quick and heavenly pudding with you all. this pudding is so simple that even kids can try their skills on it ..you just needed few simple ingredients and yummy cream pudding is ready ...

Strawberry cream pudding



Ingredients :

 8 graham crackers,
 2 cups heavy cream,
 1/4 cup granulated sugar,
 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
 1 packet fresh strawberries,( Cut strawberries into pieces)
 2 cups powdered sugar
 Reserve a handful of strawberries for garnishing the top of the pudding.

 Cut and Place the remaining strawberries in a large saucepan add 1/4 cup of water in it.  Sprinkle granulated sugar over top.
 Heat and Stir to combine and cook for 5-6 min. or till it converts into a thick sauce with strawberry chunks.
 In a tall bowl whip heavy cream with an electric mixer until you can start to see a trail of the mixer through the cream.  Add vanilla and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.  (In other words when you turn off the blender and lift the beaters out of the cream, the cream stand up at the end of the beater).  Set aside.  I like to set this pudding in glasses for individual servings.. If you want you can set in glass bowl.
 Layer each glass with 1 tbsp of strawberry syrup and top it with   Layer of whipped cream mix a little with the help of straw to give a swirl look............  Spoon 2 tbsp of strawberry syrup on top of whipped cream, evenly.
Top with a layer of graham crackers, breaking them if necessary to make them fit.  Then add another 1/3 of whipped cream, smoothing out evenly.  Add the remaining strawberries and juice evenly over the whipped cream.
 If you want you can top the pudding glass with a layer of graham crackers, breaking them if necessary to make them fit.  Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours. Remove pudding from freezer, 5 min. Before serving top with whipped cream and sprinkle remaining strawberries on top. Serve chilled.

Tips..
* You can set this pudding in bowl also.
* Instead of graham crackers you can use roasted nuts.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Basic sponge cake without fat

This is a basic sponge cake recipe tried and tested ...weigh the ingredients very carefully to get a perfect sponge ...

Basic sponge cake (without fat)

minalspiceworld

4 eggs
120 gm powdered sugar
100 gm flour (all purpose flour/ maida)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 Tbsp Hot water
(9" round or square tin, brown paper for lining)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tipsy pudding

Life is like a roller-coaster, happiness and sadness take you to the ride and you are a person riding on it with an open mouth and waiting what is the next adventure waiting for you like everyone else i am also in a verge of settling my daughters and preparing them for the next adventure of their life.....
 A practical experience of this world... Now they're opening there wings and trying to take a happy flight towards independent life. Now they have to learn to balance between responsibilities,work, and enjoyment lets see how perfectly they will take this flight. My contribution is just to guide them along.. with less jerks and potholes lets see how much i succeed.
 One of my contribution is this food blog. Whatever i share, it always in back of my mind that some day my daughters will need me when may be i am not around... That time they can feel me through my recipes..

With this sweet note today I am starting my new series i.e puddings 

Last so many days i am getting continues request for pudding recipes.
First of all i wanted to thanks my friends and blog readers for their love and appreciation.
First in series is most delighted Tipsy pudding...... Tipsy pudding is one of our (Army fraternity) favorite pudding. I am sure most of the readers from army agree with me. Since I got married this is 'The' pudding I am making for my soldier and his friends and till now it is one of his favorites.
For Tipsy pudding i usually soak cake in sherry or brandy but it is an optional ingredient you can omit and replace it with any juice of your choice.

Tipsy pudding ( English triffle)

minalspiceworld

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Black urad dal ( Dal Makhani) in crockpot

Slow cooker brought life in my lazy days. This Sunday got a massage from a very dear friend they wanted to visit us...as you know I consider my Sundays as rest days and I just want to relax and spend my time watching movies. At this time slow cooker came to my rescue..haha!!! And I decided to make dal makhani and rice for dinner. Though I was trying dal makhani first time in my crockpot but I remember One of the chef of famous hotel told me that this daal tastes best when cooked on slow fire for 4-5 hours, so I thought to give it a try ....My hubby really liked my idea as we were planning to watch movie. My mom also tells me that when she was young  Dal makhani would be cooked really slowly overnight on the dying embers of the fire. This method is what gives this lentil dish its soft creamy texture (and not by adding bucket loads of cream!). So my slow cooking test started ...and believe me I never had such a creamy and tasty dal before, My friends were totally impressed with my slow cooking ..


Dal Makhani in crock-pot 

Dal Makhani