March 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Raab- spicy drink

Prep time: 20Min's
Serves : 2

2 Tbsp edible gum powdered
2 Tbsp Molasses or Jagri
2 Tbsp shredded coconut
1 Tbsp of clear butter or ghee
1 Tsp dry ginger powder or sooth
1 Tsp crushed almond
1/4 tsp piplamool or ganthoda optional
4 cup water

How to make:

1.In a pan heat the butter so it clarifies.
2. add the edible gum and fry it for few seconds till it puffs up.
3.Add water and all the ingredients without piplamool. Bring to boil for 3Min's.
4. add piplamool and cover it.
Serve it hot. It does wonder on cold and sore throat. It is given to all new mother in India
to boost recovery fast.

Tips: All the ingredients are easily available in Asian store near you.
Jagri or molasses has healing virtue.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Mung bean salad

prep time:30 mins
serves 4

2 cup sprouted mung beans( raw not boiled)
2 carrot cubed or shredded
1 small cucumber
2-3 small radish
1/2 small cabbage shredded
1 small tomato cubed
salt to taste, cumin powder
black pepper , 1/2 tsp lemon juice

How to make:
1. Mix all the ingredients together. Toss in spices. Set aside.
Can be served with any meal or good for ladies lunch.


Sprouted Mung beans

How to sprout mung beans:

1. Wash 2 cups of mung beans (other beans can be sprouted also)
thoroughly in Luke warm water for 2-3 times.
2. Soak for at least three hours.
3. Again wash it thoroughly in Luke warm water 2-3 times.
4. It needs a tight container- Rinse all the water out.
5. Keep the container in draft free oven (n0 heat) overnight.
I will leave the oven light on to keep oven warm.

Tips: Temperature is the key feature.It can take may be more than 12 hours
In winter it can take 24 hours.
Sprouted mung beans can be boiled for 5 Min's.
It can be used in salad and it can be eaten as plain with black salt ,chili and lemon juice.
That's my favourite lunch option. Enjoy!