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Sabudana Khichdi – Salty Sago Porridge

Sago Khichdi or Sago Khichdi is a traditional dish in India and is commonly used during fasting. Here is how to make a delicious Sago Khichdi to treat your taste buds.

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Cabbage Green Peas Recipe

Cabbage is a leafy vegetable from the wide family of “brassicas”. Around the world, cabbage is prepared in different ways. While it can be eaten raw, as a salad, cabbage is cooked, pickled, stewed, sautéed or braised. Here is Cabbage and Green Peas recipe for you.

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Health Benefits of Papaya Fruit:

Papaya is rich in antioxidant nutrients like carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B, flavonoids, folate, panthotenic acids and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. In a study the antioxidant activities of the ethanol, petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and water extract fractions from the seeds of papaya were evaluated. The ethyl acetate fraction and the n-butanol fraction not only showed higher antioxidant activities but also showed higher superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide radicals scavenging activities. The high amount of total phenolics and total flavonoids in the ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions contributed to their antioxidant activities. Therefore, the seeds of papaya and these compounds might be used as natural antioxidants.

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Papita ki Sabzi, Green Papaya Recipe

Papaya is believed to have originated in Central America and Southern Mexico but is now grown in many other parts of the world. This amazing fruit is loaded with health benefits and nutrients. It is a very good anti-oxidant and helps weight loss. It is good for skin and hair. Raw Papaya is consumed in cooked form. Here I demonstrate the full recipe.

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Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Piperine, the pungent principle in pepper oleoresin helps to enhance bio-availability and therefore used in pharmaceuticals. They have been used as carminative, reducing stomach and intestinal gas and have been found to stimulate the activities of the heart and kidneys. The major functional properties of pepper are analgesic, anti-pyretic, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial.

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Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is used for flavouring various dishes practically all over the world. The other properties are anti-bacterial, fungicidal and insecticidal. In the area of medicine, it is used for various ailments of stomach, skin diseases. It has wider applications in indigenous medicines and is also considered as highly nutritive.

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Mount Harmoukh & Lake Gangbal Pilgrimage:

Mount Harmoukh & Lake Gangbal along with Lake NandKul which flow from the base of Mount Harmoukh find the mention in Nilmat Purana & Rajtarangni (authentic reference book for History of Kashmir) indicating people of Kashmir used to have this pilgrimage in 6th/7th century AD also. Many Sufi Saints have used “Harmoukh” in their poetry praising the “Omnipresent” Lord Shiva. A popular song “Harmoukh Bartal Praray Madono Yee dapham tee laagyo ..” meaning “I will wait at Harmoukh gates for You my Love, will offer whatever You ask…”

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Health Benefits of Fenugreek (Methi)

The seeds are used in colic flatulence, dysentery, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, chronic cough and enlargement of liver and spleen, rickets, gout and diabetes. It is also used as a carminative, tonic, and aphrodisiac. Fenugreek oil is used in the manufacture of hair tonics.

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Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are very useful when added for a pleasant aroma to our dishes, they can also provide many significant health benefits. A lot of the health benefits provided by curry leaves are actually more strongly experienced when the leaves are used outside of cooking. By combining them with things like milk or tea, you can experience far more potent effects.