Tummy reliever

Posted on August 14, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies | Tags: , , , , |

An easy and effective remedy for stomachache due to indigestion or constipation.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 5 mins.

Makes 12 portions.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons ginger powder (soonth)
6 tablespoons jaggery (gur), grated
Method
1. Combine both the ingredients and mix well.
2. Divide into 12 equal parts and shape each portion into round balls.
3. Have 2 potions daily before going to bed.
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Carrot and date salad

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies, Starter | Tags: , , , , |

This recipe packs an irresistible combination of carrot and dates with a lemon dressing. Try this salad as a part of your meal if you are bored of eating only raw veggies or mashed dates to get the necessary fibre to prevent constipation. You can skip the almonds if you are weight conscious.

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 cups carrots, grated
2 cups lettuce, torn
½ cup dates (khajur), chopped
2 tablespoons toasted almonds, chopped (optional)
To be mixed into a dressing
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ teaspoon freshly crushed peppercorns
salt to taste
Method
1. Immerse the lettuce in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
2. Spread the carrots in the middle of the lettuce leaves and chill.
3. Sprinkle the dates and almonds over the carrots.
4. Just before serving, toss the dressing into the salad.
5. Serve immediately.
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Tropicana juice

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Drinks, Home Remedies | Tags: , , |

An eye catching fibre rich cocktail whipped up with nature’s harvest (fruits). I have avoided straining this juice to retain the fibre which helps to overcome constipation.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 2.

Ingredients
1 cup papaya, peeled and chopped
1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
1 banana, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
¾ cup crushed ice
Method
1. Blend all the ingredients in a liquidiser till smooth and serve immediately.
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Pineapple cucumber salad

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies, Starter | Tags: , , , , |

Pineapple and cucumbers tossed with coriander and lemon juice furnish a storehouse of fibre. Honey imparts a delicate sweetness to this tangy salad. Rather than serving it as an occasional treat, make this sweet and sour salad a part of your daily meal and say goodbye to constipation!

Cooking Time : 5 mins
Preparation Time : 5 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1 cup pineapple, cut into small pieces
1 cup cucumber, cut into small pieces
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup lettuce, torn
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1½ tablespoons roasted chana dal (daria), coarsely powdered
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Method
1. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, honey, chana dal powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss lightly.
3. Serve immediately.
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Guava drink

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: Drinks, Home Remedies, Pregnancy recipes | Tags: , , , |

Guava is a natural laxative as it is high in fibre and can help you if you’re having digestive problems like constipation. This unusual concoction is a powerhouse of vitamin C and fibre. Have it with your afternoon snack to complement a chat-pata dish. Remember to use fully ripened guavas as they taste the best and also you need to add less sugar to this drink thus making it more healthy.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 20 mins.

Serves 6.

Ingredients
2 large guavas
1/4 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon ginger juice
Method
1. Wash and cut the guavas into large cubes.
2. Place these in a saucepan along with the sugar and 11/2 cups of water.
3. Bring to a boil and simmer till the guavas are tender.
4. Cool completely and puree in a blender.
5. Add the ginger juice and lemon juice and mix well.
6. Fill half a glass with the pulp and top up with chilled water or ice-cubes and serve immediately.
7. Repeat to make 5 more drinks.
Tips
You can also make a large batch when guavas are in season. Store the guava pulp in a sterilised bottle and refrigerate. Use as required.
The easiest way to make ginger juice is to grate the ginger and squeeze out the juice.
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Pineapple celery juice

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies | Tags: , |

A fibre laden drink made with pineapple and celery, which is pepped up by a touch of black salt. Pineapple has loads of iron and also vitamin C (which aids in the absorption of iron in your body). Celery adds vitamin A to this cooling drink which is a perfect hot summer treat.

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.


pineapple
Makes 4 glasses.

Ingredients
4 cups ripe pineapple, cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons celery, finely chopped
1 teaspoon black salt (sanchal)
Method
1. Combine the pineapple and celery with 2 cups of water and liquidise till it becomes a purée.
2. Add the black salt and mix well.
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