HEALTHY RECIPES DURING QUARANTINE


So if you have found yourself bored for the next few weeks following the advice of officials for “social distancing” and “self-quarantining” and wondering what recipes to make during a quarantine? Don’t worry, here are a few recipes which makes your cooking more interesting and healthy. These recipes are rich in Vitamin C, protein and other nutrients. Most of the ingredients are immune boosters which helps you to fight against microorganisms and prevents flu.


1. SUPERFOOD MIX



INGREDIENTS:

  • Turmeric powder - 8 tbsp

  • Whole black pepper - 3 tbsp

  • Cumin seeds - 4 tbsp

  • Fennel seeds - 6 tbsp

  • Coriander seeds - 4 tbsp

  • Green cardamom seeds - 2 tbsp

  • Cloves - 1 tbsp

  • Cinnamon powder - 2 tbsp

  • Dry ginger powder - 2 tbsp


METHOD:

  1. Warm up a heavy bottom pan on low heat.

  2. Add the ingredients- black pepper, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, cloves & cinnamon powder to the pan and dry roast them until it gives nice aroma.

  3. Turn off the heat and let them cool completely.

  4. Once they are cooled completely, grind them into a fine powder.

  5. Now add the other ingredients - Turmeric powder and Dry ginger powder to the mixture and mix them well.

  6. Store it in an airtight container.

  7. You can take ½ tsp of this powder and add them in your oatmeal/ green tea/ water/ warm milk.

  8. You can also combine 1 tsp of this powder with jaggery and ghee and make them into small balls. (Note: Diabetic patients avoid taking jaggery)


2. GARLIC TAMBLI



SERVING SIZE: 2


INGREDIENTS:

  • Garlic - 6-7 cloves

  • Curd - 1 cup

  • Water - 2-3 tsp

  • Ghee - 1 tsp

  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp

  • Jeera seeds - ½ tsp

  • Red chilli - 2 nos

  • Curry leaves - 3-4

  • Asafoetida - a pinch

  • Salt to taste


METHOD:

  1. Whisk the curd adding 3 tsp of water along with salt to get uniform consistency. (Note: Use only fresh curd)

  2. Cut the garlic into small pieces.