Health Bites – the Indian Way

India is the land of Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga. Together, they can keep you healthy and fit for your lifetime. You have to change your eating and living habits to a reasonable level for experiencing the transformation in your present health condition. You could be a tee, youth, adult, middle-aged or an elderly, the Indian healthy foods and lifestyle can improve your living. I have been traveling extensively from the south India state of Kerala to the Himalayas for the past 15 years. I have met many interesting people who have contributed to the world of diet, fitness, and health. Here are a few such ingredients.

South Indian Recipes

Rasam

RASAM is a south Indian soup, made of tamarind, lime, mint leaves, lentils, tomato, ghee, cumin seeds, and grated coconut, lentils, and turmeric powder.

South Indian Recipes

You have to soak the lentils and tamarind in water for about 30 minutes. Pressure-cook the two ingredients. Then you can fry the spices and other ingredients in veggie oil and add to the ingredients in the cooker. Mix well and heat for four minutes. Then you can drink it or eat with rice. The preparation is can heal and cure constipation, reflux, nausea, and throat problems. Digestion happens smoothly. It removes the accumulated gas in your body and reduces joint pain.

Lemon Rice

Take two large pieces of lemon or lime. Cut and extract the juice into a cup. Boil one cup of rice or pressure-cook.

Take three spoons of olive oil in a pan and heat it gently. Add two spoons of curry leaves, mint-leaves, lentils, mustard seeds, black gram, cashew, peanuts, and salt. Fry for three minutes. Pour the ingredients into the rice bowl and mix well. You can eat the rice after adding some extra salt if required.

CHETTINADU Chicken

The recipe is from Tamilnadu in South India. You need 250 grams of skinned chicken, 2 spoon veggie oil, one onion, two tomatoes, and two spoons of turmeric powder, chili powder, yogurt, ginger, garlic, coriander-seeds, pepper-powder, cardamoms, cloves, and cinnamon powder.

Boil the chicken and remove the bones. Cut into small pieces and keep in a bowl. Take a pan and add three spoons of olive oil. Add all the ingredients and fry gently. You may also add grated coconut. Chop and add onion and two tomatoes. Add the chicken and continue to fry. You may add more olive oil if it is insufficient for frying. Add one cup of hot water. You can boil it until it becomes a thick soup. You can use it with bread or rice.

The soup can strengthen your muscles and bones. It can provide plenty of nutrients like vitamins and proteins. You can work through the day without getting fatigued.

South Indian Beverages

Bengal Quince Juice

Take a whole Bengal quince and cut into pieces. You can add three spoons of sugar, one spoon of honey, and two spoons of lime extract. Then you can blend it to make juice. Similarly, you can try sarsaparilla, jaggery,   and buttermilk recipes. They are good recipes for reducing your body heat.