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Yogurt Smoothie or Dahi Lassi:Healthy Recipe

Yogurt Smoothie or Dahi Lassi

Yogurt Smoothie or Dahi Lassi

It’s too late to post this recipe because my 11 years twin kids made the smoothie last Sunday when we were feeling too much heavy after Sunday lunch. They did the work completely themselves without my supervision. I am really happy to see, their confident is growing day by day. Last month they did a glass painting on a glass and had used it for this post. They were really excited about the glass they had painted.

The Glass Painting by my Kids

The Glass Painting by my Kids

Yogurt and sauf(fennel seed) both are really helpful for digestion. Both were used for this smoothie.

Ingredients:
2 cups yogurt/curd(low fat), chilled( If you are vegan use Almond Yogurt)
7-8 tsp sugar or as required
3 cup water
½ tsp sauf powder
Ice cubes while serving the lassi

Method:

Take the yogurt, sauf powder, water and sugar in a blender or in a big bowl for hand blending. They have used the hand blender.
Blend till the yogurt is evenly blended.
Serve in tall glasses.
Add crushed ice cubes, garnish with some sauf powder .
Serve the lassi.

Nutritional Information:
5 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88.0
Total Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 6.0 mg
Sodium 72.3 mg
Potassium 232.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 13.6 g
Protein 5.2 g
Vitamin A 1.0 %
Vitamin B-12 9.1 %
Vitamin B-6 2.4 %
Vitamin C 1.4 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.2 %


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Eggless Banana Pancake with Suji(Rawa)

Eggless Banana Pancake with Suji(Rawa)

Eggless banana pancake

Eggless banana pancake

Today I have made banana pancakes with the organic bananas from my garden. This is one of the favorite breakfasts of my family. I have used Rawa and sauf (fennel seed)in this pancake which are easily digestible. Sauf makes the recipe aromatic and flavorful.Pancakes are delicious and can be a best option for lunch box.

The gorgeous queen fly

The gorgeous queen fly

I have just seen a queen fly through the window of my kitchen while cooking the pancakes .It was gorgeous!

Ingredients:

2 cups milk (cowmilk or lowfat milk)
3 small ripe banana(smashed)
½ cup suji or rawa
2½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar/stevia
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp sauf powder(home made)

Method:
Whisk the mashed banana, milk, suji, flour, sugar, sauf powder(fennel seed),baking powder and salt. Mix well to avoid the lumps.
Heat a non-stick over medium heat. Add 2 drops of oil. Using a ⅓ cup measure pour the batter onto the pan .Spread the batter over the pan.
They are ready to flip when they look a little dry around the edges. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown and cooked through. Each one will take 5-6 minutes to ready. Make 5 pancakes.

Nutritional Information:
5 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411.9
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 2.0 mg
Sodium 353.8 mg
Potassium 488.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 85.6 g
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
Sugars 22.4 g
Protein 12.1 g
Vitamin A 5.0 %
Vitamin B-12 6.2 %
Vitamin B-6 20.5 %
Vitamin C 11.0 %
Vitamin D 10.0 %
Vitamin E 3.3 %


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Low Calorie Gajar ka Halwa :Carrot Pudding : Ayurveda Recipe

Low Calorie Gajar  ka Halwa :Carrot Pudding : Ayurveda Recipe

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This pudding/halwa can easily satisfy your crave for sweets. This weekend I had made this dessert for my family and friends and they loved this low calorie gluten free dessert. This dessert will not come very thick but the taste is amazing as the carrots are rich in fantastic aroma and vitamin A. Oh! You can’t ignore the aroma of cinnamon and cardamom.:)

Durga Puja (Navaratri to Dasera) , the most awaited festival for Bengalis  is knocking at our door .We are  excited about this festive season and I am eager  to share all my experience and recipes  during this time. This dessert and another so many desserts,recipes are part of our festive cousine.

Here is one of my favorite Protima (goddess Idol) from my previous album:

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Ingredients:

4 cups Carrots
4 cups low fat milk
4 tsp Sugar or sugar substitute (like stevia if you are diabetic)
1 tbsp raisin
2 piece cardamom
1 stick cinnamon

Method:

Combine the carrots with the milk and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Add the sugar/sugar substitute , raisin, cinnamon  and cardamom and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.

Nutritional Information:
8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81.4
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 2.5 mg
Sodium 95.8 mg
Potassium 410.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 12.4 g
Protein 4.8 g
Vitamin A 159.0 %
Vitamin B-12 7.8 %
Vitamin B-6 7.1 %
Vitamin C 8.5 %
Vitamin D 12.5 %
Vitamin E 1.8 %


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Pomegranate juice with sweet lime:Healthy Recipe

Pomegranate juice with sweet lime:

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My kids love to assist me when I am in kitchen during holidays. Today is their holiday for 15th August (Indian Independent day) and they were interested to make this juice. They loved it very much and were so proud that they had made it all by themselves and have  saved  one glass in refrigerator for their father. I have just guided them.

Pomegranate and sweet limes are low in carbohydrate.

Pomegranate with sweet lime

Pomegranate with sweet lime

Ingredients:

1 pomegranate
1 Sweet Lime
4 ice cubes
½ tsp rock salt/chat masala

Preparation:

The first thing to do is to wash and cut to open your pomegranate and sweet lime in two pieces.

squeeze them over your juicer . Add water if preferred,  rock salt or chat masala powder and mix till the salt dissolved. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes and enjoy. J

Health Benefit of Pomegranate:

  • The most important health benefit of pomegranates is it produces antioxidants in our body.
  • Researchers have indicated that pomegranate compounds might prevent prostate cancer and even slowdown its growth.
  • Pomegranate juice is pretty good for those suffering from PCOS.(Polycystic ovary syndrome ).PCOS is a common health condition that can affect a woman’s fertility.
  • Pomegranate is said to be good for reducing plaque in the arteries and raising levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
  • Pomegranate juice has also been associated with reducing the risk of breast cancer.
  • It has been seen that pomegranate juice helps prevent heart attacks and even stroke.
  • Just  a single pomegranate can provide an adult with 40% of daily vitamin C requirements.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. It is advisable to seek professional advice to start any of the treatments suggested on this site.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124.8
Total Fat 0.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1,172.7 mg
Potassium 467.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 26.7 g
Protein 1.9 g
Vitamin A 4.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 9.5 %
Vitamin C 48.2 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 5.0 %


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Ayurveda recipe:Green Tulsi(Basil) tea

For 2-3 days my daughters A & R have been suffering from cold and cough. After giving medicine ,I thought to try ayurvedic remedy.Then I have just started to give them the juice of Tulsi leaf (basil leaf) from my garden. The result is amazing. Cold is totally gone now!

In this rainy season kids are always prone to suffer from cold and cough. So this home remedy is helpful for every mom. Sometimes they refuse to drink the juice but if you punch sugar in this , then it is not so hard to make them drink the juice. Beside this, tulsi can be used to prepare tea.It’s really beneficial and enjoyable. Today I have enjoyed my evening with a cup of herbal tulsi tea.

We worship Tulsi as a sacred plant. It is a part of our households, typically grown in earthen pots in our home or garden. The ancient Ayurveda ensured the Tulsi as a home remedy .

Green Tulsi (basil) tea

Green Tulsi (basil) tea

Green Tulsi tea :Ayurveda recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tea bag
  • 3-4 tulsi (basil leaf)
  • 1 cube of sugar

Method:

Boil 1 cup of water for 10 minutes. Dip 1 tea bag for 1 cup of tea. Add 3-4 basil leaves. Now add sugar or sugar cubes. Adding milk is optional.. Enjoy the cup of light, refreshing green tulsi tea.

Their so many benefits of Tulsi(Basil) are as following:

  • Helps bolster your immune system
  • Helps fight infections, and is widely used to treat respiratory ailments
  • Provides physical stamina
  • Has anti-depressive action
  • Enhances digestion and nutrient absorption and helps with gastrointestinal problems such as bloating (IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Reduces inflammation in diseases like arthritis
  • Helps you maintain blood sugar levels in the normal range
  • Neutralizes dangerous chemicals that can cause cancer, degenerative diseases and early aging
  • Sharpens your memory
  • Is effective in asthma, cough, croup, allergies.
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Provides easy oral and dental care due to its antibacterial properties.
  • help to lower blood sugar levels and nourishes the pancreas
  • Is useful for diarrhea, cough, cold, fever or vomiting.
  • Eliminates toxins

It is not recommended taking Tulsi during pregnancy or if you are considering getting pregnant for its anti-fertility effect, but it is perfect after the birth as it helps to increase milk production.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. It is advisable to seek professional advice to start any of the treatments suggested on this site.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 15.5
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 4.8 mg
Potassium 34.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Vitamin A 2.1 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.1 %
Vitamin C 0.6 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.0 %


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The treasures from my Garden: The Organic veggies

Today I am so much happy to share some clicks from my garden. Gardening keeps me busy in my free time. I think a garden doesn’t need to be very fancy or perfectly organized to give us pleasure. Due to lack of time or knowledge I can’t nurture my garden properly day by day but when I get time I spent some time with my plants. It’s a fun to collect your own veggies and share with your friends and family.

Home decorating plant

Home decorating plant

I have just bought the home decorating plant from a fair called rother mela. Here we every year buy varieties type of plant from this mela. They are looking gorgeous!

Sin Qua with it's lovely yellow flower

Sin Qua with it’s lovely yellow flower

My young sin qua is growing – It has a spongy texture and mild flavor a little like zucchini. The hard ridges are usually peeled off before the sin qua is sliced and added to a stir fry, soup, curry or casserole.

The cauliflower

The cauliflower

Look at the tiny cauliflower. They are really good tested in my curry or stir fry.

The Tagor flower

The Tagor flower

The tiny little Tagor flower is looking at me happily.

Aloe vera plant

Aloe vera plant

Here is my aloe Vera plant in a tiny pot. Aloe is always good for your skin and your stomach also. A Cucumber and Aloe mask is great after being out in the sun.

The tiny chili pepper

The tiny chili pepper

The little chili pepper is growing by inches.

Tulsi plant along with star marigold

Tulsi plant along with star marigold

This is Tulsi tree(basil plant): the queen of herbs. Star marigold flower is blooming along the side of tulsi tree. In ancient Ayurveda , tulsi was used for so many problems. In India Tulsi plays a important role in religious practices. Tulsi tea is one of my favorite tea.

Tiny little eggplant

Tiny little eggplant

My eggplant is producing tiny veggie at the moment, but they grow every day.

The big banana tree

The big banana tree

The big banana tree is standing with dignity.

My garden isn’t picture perfect because I don’t use pesticides. But after all being green makes my entire environment really happy. There’s product for every problem in life but I want to go with the nature.