It is very important to know your food to obtain all the benefits attached & at the same time to satisfy ever-growing quench for hunger. The gulit for eating junk food is always ended with skipping essential meal on the next day. People doing this always have their own logic to explain, many tell they are just doing the balancing job for that extra fat & calories they gulp with a piece of burger , huh !! what a joke .

While Indians tend to fascinate by anything foreign ,we simple ignore those super-food that our grand-parents been using.Such a super-food is Garden cress seed,that have been recognized for centuries in India.

I am a big fan of Rujuta Diwekar ,who precisely give importance to our traditional food . Don’t follow blindly some diet chart & torture your body .Eat right thing & stick to food that you have been eating since childhood that’s what she always says.

In hindi Garden Cress is called as “halim” & we call “Hidamba Saga” in odiya. And the extra benefit is that you can add it to your diet in your comfort zone.

This small plant of garden cress are rich source of iron ,Vitamin A & antioxidants. It is used as a digestive aide. Garden cress also helps purify blood and stimulate appetite. When taken regularly it helps to alleviate anemia.

 

You will be surprised to know that one ounce of garden cress give your body nearly 32% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, nearly 4 time higher than what oranges provide.Its useful in treating irregular periods, estrogen deficiency etc

Researchers reveal that garden cress is packed with numerous medicinal properties .It should be consumed with care as excess consumption can pose adverse effect to health. It should be 3 to 5 gm daily dose.

This culinary and medicinal herb leaf has a peppery, tangy taste while the soaked seeds taste like flower stalk gel. These seeds are naturally rich in oil.

 

Now coming to it’s consumption ..you can dry roast with a pinch of salt and can add to your toast,salad. It can be soaked in water and added to coconut water or you can prepare ladoos adding jaggery & ghee.

This ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet .

In marathi they call it “Aliv”…

 

you can keep the air-tight container in fridge too and can have a chilled ladoo daily. That won’t make ladoos hard.

 

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Aliv Ladoo
we simple ignore those super-food that our grand-parents been using.Such a super-food is Garden cress seed,that have been recognized for centuries in India.
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 240 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 240 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
we simple ignore those super-food that our grand-parents been using.Such a super-food is Garden cress seed,that have been recognized for centuries in India.
Instructions
  1. Soak 1 cup garden cress seed in 4 cup water for 4 to 6 hour. After 4 hour you can see the are almost double in quantity.
  2. In a pan dry roast semolina until they change in color. Take them out and keep aside.
  3. Now add ghee to the pan ,add garden cress seed and stir continuously at medium flame for 2 minute.
  4. Add jaggery ,black pepper powder, desiccated coconut while stirring continuously. It will take another 5 to 7 minute for the cooking and it will be like a malleable mass.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a plate and let it cool a bit.Mix roasted semolina in it. when you can handle the temperature of the mixture ,form round shape ball out of it. Approximately you can make 20 size equal sized ball or ladoos out of it.
  6. Serve or store in an air-tight container.
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