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Healthy Sprouted Fenugreek Stir Fry

Fenugreek is well-known for its high nutritional value. This sprouted fenugreek stir fry isn’t bitter at all and goes well with rice and chapati. Furthermore, it can be served as a nutritious salad.
Fenugreek is beneficial to cardiac health because it reduces cholesterol absorption, regulates triglycerides, and lowers blood pressure.

Balances Kapha and Vata Dosha

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 4 Persons

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sprouted fenugreek
  • 6 dates (optional)
  • 10 Raisins (optional)
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste.
  • Chili powder/chopped chilies – to taste
  • Raw mango slices or mango powder
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 Tbsp grated coconut (optional).

For Tempering

Method

  1. Wash and rinse the fenugreek sprouts, then drain the water.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil, add the tempering ingredients, and then add the chopped green chilies and raisins.
  3. Sauté the sliced dates, turmeric, sprouts, and salt over medium heat.
  4. If necessary, add 1/2 cup water to the mixture.
  5. When the seed has softened slightly, add the 1/2 tbsp mango powder and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to remove the excess moisture.
  6. Garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander.

Notes

If the dates are too dry, de-seed, slice and soak them in the water for a few hours.

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Ayurvedic Triphala Churna

Triphala literally means “three fruits”. It consists of a blend of three dried fruits: Amalaki (Amla), Bibhitaki (Baheda), and Haritaki (Harad).
Amla, often known as Indian gooseberry, is high in antioxidants. It can treat digestive issues and cardiac difficulties, regulate pancreatic function, manage cholesterol, and increase bone density.
Whereas Bibhitaki helps maintain blood cholesterol levels and treat hepatitis, bronchitis, asthma, eye disease, etc.
Haritaki aids in the treatment of ulcers, skin conditions, diabetes, constipation, colic pain, and hemorrhoids.

It is a Tridoshic in nature, regulating the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in the body.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Take equal or 1:2:4 measurements of all three dry ingredients.
  2. Or, take all three fresh green fruits, remove the seeds, and chop them into little pieces. Dry these pieces in the shade for a week or until fully dry
  3. If you’re using dried ingredients, remove the seeds and chop them into bits or ground them individually in a mortar-pestle.
  4. Now add all the dried grounded powder & Make a fine powder in a mixer-grinder.
  5. Mix the three fine powders together evenly and store them in an airtight container.

Notes

This Triphala Churna powder is best to take within 3 to 4 months.

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Badam Halwa

Badam halwa is a rich, delicious, nutty South Indian melt-in-your-mouth halwa made with just three three ingredients. A tasty almond recipe can help boost brain function, improve muscles, stimulate the liver, and increase life expectancy.

Prep Time: 4 Hours
Total Time: 4 Hours 15 minutes
Serves: 4 Persons

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Badam (soaked)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 3 Tbsp Condensed milk (optional)
  • 1 pinch Saffron or yellow food Colour
  • 1 Powdered Cardamom /Elaichi

Method

  1. Soak the almonds for 3 to 4 hours. Peel the skin and blend it into a smooth paste with 1/4 cup milk or water.
  2. Take a heavy-bottomed pan, add sugar and 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves.
  3. To avoid lumps, add the ground paste and stir thoroughly.
  4. Mix condensed milk, saffron or food colour soaked in lukewarm milk and powdered elaichi together. And now add it to the pan. Keep stirring for 4 minutes.
  5. Add a tsp of ghee in regular intervals and keep stirring until the halwa leaves the pan.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased plate and set aside to cool.

Serving Suggestions

Sprinkle chopped dry fruits. Top it with ghee & serve hot!

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