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Vegetarian Cooking Recipes

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

FD036A12-D0C2-4F65-BBB3-F04CF121592CGolden milk is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic drink made with ground Turmeric (or Fresh Turmeric),  milk, black pepper, rock sugar and ghee. Other spices and sweeteners can be added to make more tasty and nutritional.

There multiple health benefits. Turmeric Milk is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Supporting brain function and improving memory, preventing heart disease, may reduce the risk of cancer etc.

It is the perfect warm drink for winter months or other nighttime drink. Make for yourself and family and enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • Regular Milk or any other milk (Almond, Cashew, Coconut etc.)
  • Turmeric 1 Tsp.
  • Pinch of crushed Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Ginger Powder
  • Rock Sugar to taste
  • Optional
  • Coconut oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter) ½ Tsp. you can add if you like

Method

  • Place milk, turmeric powder, ginger powder, crushed black pepper, Sugar in a small sauce pan.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until warm not boiling.
  • Give it taste; adjust spice according to your desire.
  • Turn off heat and Strain into your cups or in a glass.If preferred, sprinkle with ground cinnamon or cardamom powder. Serve.

Variation (Method same as above)

 Golden Milk with Saffron

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Saffron 4-6 stems + Pinch of ground ginger and cardamom powder

  Golden Milk with Tea Masala

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Saffron 4-6 stems + Tea Masala ½ Tsp. + Crushed Almonds.

   Golden Milk with Fennel Seeds

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Pinch of ground ginger + Fennel Seeds (Roasted and Crushed) ½ Tsp.

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Barley, Mushroom, Yellow Split Lentil (Moong Dal) Soup

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Barley and Mushrooms are rich in dietary fiber and selenium. So when I am thinking to make something from barley, my first choice is this healthy and hearty soup. It is a very comforting and satisfying meal. Soups are perfect for cold day. Give it a try this soup in this winter.

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Ingredients

  • Barley 1 Cup Washed, Soaked and drained (4 to 6 hrs.)
  • Mushroom 8-10 sliced and then sliced again
  • Moong Dal ¼ Cup Washed, Soaked and drained (4 to 6 hrs.)
  • 1 carrot diced
  • Celery stalks 2 diced
  • Yellow onion half diced
  • Garlic 1-2 cloves minced
  • Turmeric Powder 1/8 Tsp.
  • Coriander 3-5 strings
  • Oil or Butter 1 ½ Tbsp.
  • Water 4-5 Cup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 Method

  1. Heat oil medium heat in a pan. Add barley, Moong dal sauté for a few minutes.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, mushroom, garlic, turmeric powder and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Gradually mix water or veg.broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring soup to boil, stirring frequently.
  5. Simmer until barley is tender and soup is beginning to thicken, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Mix in parsley or dill or coriander as per your taste of desire.
  7. If necessary, season with additional salt and pepper. Serve hot.
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