Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Friday, September 24, 2021

Which Packaged Coconut Water Is Best?

DABUR Real Activ 100% Tender Coconut Water VS Raw Pressery Coconut Water with Aloe Vera and Lemon

We all know how important our health is. Whatever the goal of your life, nothing is achievable without a healthy body and soul. There is so much chaos in our life; We all are running after money and success at the cost of our health. Our ancestors were much healthier than us as they were living a very disciplined and healthy life. But now things have changed a lot. Our priorities are different than theirs. Now we are living a materialistic life.

This Covid19 Pandemic situation has raised a big question in our mind; Are we really healthy? Our outer shell cannot describe our health. Your inner shield called Immunity should be strong enough to fight with any outside enemies. If you will go through the reports of Covid 19 survivors, you will know that their strong immunity has saved them.

So dear readers, the entire above lecture is pointing towards the importance of health. All we need is a systematic lifestyle that includes healthy food, proper sleep, regular exercise, mental peace, and inner satisfaction.

Today’s topic is about the purest and healthy drink “COCONUT WATER”. Coconut water is nutritious, full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, contains hydrating properties, controls blood sugar, and therefore good for diabetic patients too, good for kidney stones and healthy skin, increases energy level and so on, the list of coconut water benefits are huge.

It is always better to have a natural or real form of Coconut water, but sometimes it is not possible to carry it everywhere also, it is not available everywhere. Therefore many companies have launched packed coconut water in the market. Though some of the brands are a little costlier than the real ones these bottles are handy and can be carried easily.

I have tried 2 of the brands “Real” and “RAW”. Today I am going to share my experience with them. But, first of all, let us see, what are the differences between them?

DABUR Real Activ 100% Tender Coconut Water
  1. Flavor: Basic
  2. Ingredients: Tender coconut water 
  3. Quantity: 200ml
  4. Price (single bottle): Rs.45
  5. Preservatives: INS 234
  6. Sugar: No added sugar or flavour
  7. Straw attached: Yes



















Raw Pressery Coconut Water with Aloe Vera and Lemon
  1. Flavor: Basic 
  2. Ingredients: Coconut water (98%), Aloe Vera (1%), Lemon (1%)
  3. Quantity: 200ml
  4. Price (single bottle): Rs.60
  5. Preservatives: No 
  6. Straw attached: No
  7. Sugar: No added sugar 


















Above all the information regarding the products is extracted from the information written on the bottles. 

I personally like both of them, though the Raw is a little costlier than the Real. The best part is there is no added sugar which keeps the taste real. Now you can decide which one is better for you. They both are handy and can be kept for six months. You can order them online too.  You can save a little if you buy a pack of 6 or 12.

Well, that’s it for today. See you guys soon with another experience. Stay connected.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Hariyali Teej 2021: Try Delicious Sweet Corn (Maize) Cheela

Hariyali Teez 2021

Today is 11th August 2021 and our whole country is celebrating “Hariyali Teej”. Especially the northern part of India celebrates it the most.  So, on this auspicious occasion, I am going to share a simple, healthy, quick, and delicious recipe called "Sweet Corn (Maize) Cheela" .


Here enjoy the Sweet Corn Cheela Recipe:

Prep Time: 15 minutes   
Cooking Time: 15 minutes   
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup of boiled sweet corn
  2. 3-4 tablespoon Besan
  3. 2 green chillies finely chopped or as per your taste.
  4. 1 finely chopped Onion
  5. 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste.
  6. 1 tablespoon Kasuri methi.
  7. Half tablespoon carom seeds
  8. Half teaspoon of asafoetida (hing)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Water as required
  11. Oil for frying 

Instructions: 

  1. Boil the corn.
  2. Drain the water completely and grind it into the smooth batter. Use a little water to adjust the consistency.
  3. Pour the batter into a bowl and beat it until it becomes fluffy and light. 
  4. Now add all the above ingredients into the batter and mix it properly.

corn cheela

sweet corn cheela


Cooking Process:
  1. Put tablespoon oil on Tawa and spread it.
  2. Now take 2-3 tablespoons of batter and spread it tawa in circular motion.
  3. Make a chapatti size corn cheela or as per your choice size and cook it in medium flame. 
  4. Now flip it and cook it till it turns out golden brown.
  5. After cooking it from both sides take it out and serve hot with some chutney or sauce. 

Some points to be noted:
  1. The batter should not be very thick or thin. The consistency of the batter should be like Pakoda batter, easily spreadable but not flowy.
  2. You can make the size of chilla as per your choice.
  3. Use the oil around the cheela if needed while you are flipping it.

Try this super soft and delicious Corn cheela and let me know your experience. 


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Quick and Easy VEG Mayonnaise Sandwich Recipe

Veg Mayonnaise Sandwich is an easy and healthy breakfast recipe that is best on a busy day. Not only for breakfast, but you can also eat it as a snack. Yes, if considered sandwiches are categorized under fast food but we are going to make a sandwich which is super-fast to prepare as well as loaded with super healthy vegetables. These sandwiches can be eaten as it is or you can also grill them. As we are going to use uncooked vegetables, these sandwiches are going to be crunchy and Mayonnaise will make them super creamy. You can also use herbs as per your taste.

Ingredients:

  • Take 4 bread slices
  • 4-5 spoon of Sandwich Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of grated carrot
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Take a bowl and add all the above ingredients and mix them well.
  • Take two bread slices and spread butter or flavoured mayo on both of the slices. 
  • Spread the mixture on a slice and put another slice on top of it.
  • Press the bread a little and slice it into 2 pieces.

  • YUMMY!! Your sandwich is ready to serve. Serve it with your favourite tea or coffee.

veg sandwich


Note:

  • You can use whichever veggies you want. I have used here what was available to me at that time.
  • You can use flavored mayo to make the spread but it’s better to use plain one as it perfectly paired with the herbs and spices you want in it.
  • You can use whichever bread you like. It can be sandwich bread, white bread, or brown bread.
  • Here I have used 2 Mayo, Plain and flavored. I use plain to make the spread and I floured one to cover the bread slices before putting the mixture on it.
  • It’s up to you whether you want to cut off the bread sides or not.
  • You can grill or toast the sandwich before serving or you can serve it as it is.

Try it once; its creaminess and crunchiness make this recipe delicious.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Besan Cheela - Quick, Easy and Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is an everyday morning challenge for everyone. The challenge starts by asking everyone in the family ‘What they would like to have in breakfast’ and the family passes the challenge back to you by saying ‘Whatever you like OR anything will work’. Now it's time to find out a healthy, easy and quick option, and whenever I face this situation I decide to make Besan cheela. Today, I am going to share the recipe of a simple Besan cheela with fewer ingredients.

Besan cheela is famous all over India. Some of the states call it Chilla and some of them call it Pudla. Basically, Besan is called Gram flour/ Chickpeas flour in English. Chickpeas are a good source of sodium, potassium, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium. Gram flour is good in fiber also. Because of these nutrition values, Besan is a healthy option in breakfast or one can also have it as an evening snack. Besan chilla is Vegan as well as gluten-free. You can make it healthier by adding some grated vegetables.

Though the besan is healthy people should avoid it when they have an upset stomach. Because gram flour is heavy to digest, therefore whenever you make a besan recipe always prefer to add Ajwain (Carom seeds), Ginger, and Hing (asafoetida) which will help to digest it.

Diabetic people are restricted to many foods, but they can easily enjoy this chilla. You can have besan cheela in any season. Gram flour keeps you full for a long time therefore one can add this recipe to their weight loss diet also.

Well, after all the above information, let's start to prepare our Besan cheela recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Chickpea flour/Besan
  • 1 Small finely chopped onion
  • 1 Small finely tomato chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli (optional)
  • ¼ tablespoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • ¼ tablespoon Ginger paste
  • ¼ tablespoon asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt as per your taste
  • Water as per the requirement
  • Oil or Ghee as per the requirement

Instructions :

  • Take a bowl, add Besan, chopped onion, chopped tomato, green chilli, ajwain, ginger paste, hing, and salt.
  • Mix all and gradually add water to make the batter. While making batter keep mixing slowly to avoid the lumps.
  • Keep the batter aside for 10 minutes.
  • You can make the Cheela in a Pan or in Non-stick Tawa. Heat the Tawa and add tablespoon oil and spread the batter gradually.
  • Make the Chilla size as per your choice.
  • Cook both the side till it becomes golden brown.
  • Serve it hot with your favorite dip or sauce or chutney. You can also enjoy it with your Tea or Coffee.
  • Note: Make the consistency of the batter thick or thin as per your choice. Just keep in mind that it should be smooth and lump-free.


Try it and share your experience with me too. 😃