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Note: Most of the recipes will be based on Indian Cuisine

HEALTH RECIPE 1:
Multigrain Flour:
To prepare healthy multigrain flour mix
• 5 parts of wheat flour
• 1 part of gram flour/besan
• 1 part of ragi flour
• 1 part of jowar/bajra flour

Note:
• Taste of the multigrain flour will be different from normal wheat flour and it may take some time to adjust to the new taste.
HEALTH RECIPE 2:
Semolina(Sooji) Layered Chapatti:
Ingredients:
• Semolina(sooji) – 1 cup
• Fresh cream – ¼ cup
• Fresh coriander leaves
• Cumin – 1 tsp.
• Salt – to taste
• Milk – ¼ cup
• Cooked Chapattis (2)
Preparation:
1. Heat 1 tbsp. of ghee and put cumin seeds in it till they crackle.
2. Add semolina (sooji) and dry roast till golden. Turn off the heat.
3. Add salt, chopped onion, fresh coriander leaves.
4. Add fresh cream to the mixture and milk enough to prepare a little loose dough. Leave the mixture for sometime so that the mixture becomes tight after semolina soaks the milk.
5. Cook two chapattis with normal wheat flour or multigrain flour.
6. Grease the non stick pan with oil. Place a half of semolina mixture prepared on it.
7. Place the cooked chapatti on the semolina mixture so placed and press it so that the semolina mixture sticks to it. Let it cook on low flame with the semolina in contact with the pan till the semolina(sooji) becomes crispy.
8. Take it off and serve hot with fresh mint chutney.

Alteration: Instead of chapati you can use whole wheat bread.

For mint chutney:
• A bunch of fresh mint leaves
• Ginger (a small piece)
• Garlic cloves(4-5)
• Onion (2 small)
• Green chilli (1 small) [Optional]
• Lemon (2 in numbers )
• Rock Salt (according to taste)

Put all the above ingredients in a grinder and grind them well.

Healthy Tip:
Make use of seasoned cast iron utensils for the purpose of cooking . Seasoned cast iron cookware serve the same purpose as non stick cookware . While cooking in cast iron utensils dietary iron from the vessels gets dissolved in our food and is good for our health. Good quality/branded cast iron utensils do not contain unhealthy chemicals.

HEALTH RECIPE 3:
Roasted Vegetables Pan:
Ingredients:
• 4 Cabbage/lettuce leaves
• 2 Carrots (long cut pieces)
• 2 Potatoes (Halved)
• 2 Tomatoes (Cut into two halves)
• 2 Onions (Halved)
• Cheese
• Tomato sauce
• Black pepper
• Salt to taste(Optional)
Preparation:
1. Take a heavy bottomed pan preferably cast iron and grease it.
2. Put lettuce leaves at the bottom and on it put all the cut vegetables. Cover the vegetables with lettuce leaves and put a layer of cheese on the top.
3. Cover the pan with the lid.
4. Let the vegetable roast at low flame till they are cooked.
5. Remove the vegetables from heat and transfer to the serving bowl carefully.
6. Sprinkle black pepper and tomato sauce on the top and serve hot.

Healthy Tip:
Cooking on low flame/heat maintains the nutrients of the ingredients and makes food more tasty.

HEALTH RECIPE 4:
Banana smoothie:
Ingredients:
Banana – 1
Milk – 200ml (3/4 of a glass)
Broken wheat – 2 tbsp
Honey – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon powder – A pinch
Preparation:
1. Soak broken wheat for 10 minutes in water just enough to cover it.
2. Put the broken wheat in the milk and let it cook.
3. Cool the milk and put it along with all the ingredients in the mixer and switch on the mixer till all the ingredients mix well.
4. Can put 1-2 ice cubes if desired and serve.

Healthy Tip:
Take hot lemon drink first thing in the morning.It helps to build immunity against common ailments like cold and keeps the stomach clean.
Ingredients:
One glass of water
1-2 basil leaves
Half Lemon
1 tbsp. Honey/sugar
Preparation:
Put basil leaves in water and boil the water. Cool the water till it is warm then add honey and lemon juice to the glass of water.

HEALTH RECIPE 5:
Chappati Pizza
Ingredients:
Multigrain Flour – One and a half cup
Chopped Vegetables(Carrot,Capsicum,Boiled Corn,Beans) – 1 cup
Tomato sauce / chutney – 2-3 tablespoons
Mozzarella Cheese – Grated Half Cup
Preparation:
1. Take the multigrain flour and prepare dough for chapatti. Make two round balls and roll and cook two chapattis with one side not fully cooked.
2. Put the tomato sauce/chutney as the base on the fully cooked side and put vegetables on it. Grate some cheese and put it on the top.
3. Put the chapatti in microwave or oven and let it cook for some time till the cheese on the top melts and chapatti become crisp.
4. Take the chapatti out and serve it hot after sprinkling some salt,black pepper(coarsely ground) and pudina power/orengano seasoning on it.

HEALTH RECIPE 6:
Fruit Salad with Hung Curd
Ingredients:
Curd : 1 Kg
A bowl of chopped fruits of your choice (Apples, Pears, Bananas , Pomegranate)
Sweetening Agent : Sugar or Honey (as per your choice)
Flavor : A few drops of your choice
1. Hang curd in muslin cloth for about 1 hour till the water is drained out.
2. Add powdered sugar/Honey with flavor of your choice to it.
3. Add all the chopped fruits .
4. Serve chilled or at room temperature

HEALTH RECIPE 7:
Fruit Mocktail
Ingredients:
Ice Cream (Vanilla Flavor) – 250 gms
Fresh Cream – 100 grams
Fruits : Finely chopped (Strawberry, Apple, Banana) – One bowl
Strawberry Syrup – 100 ml
Strawberry Jelly – Half packet

Serves – 2 people

1. Follow the instructions on the Jelly packet and prepare Jelly at home. It takes one hour for jelly to set.Jelly packets
2. In a big glass put one layer of Jelly
3. On top this layer put a layer of fruit
4. Put the third layer of fresh cream
5. Put the next layer of fruit
6. Put the next layer of Strawberry Syrup
7. Put the next layer of Fruit
8. Put next layer of ice cream
9. On the top put strawberry syrup and decorate with tutti frutti

HEALTH RECIPE 7:
Health Drink : Jaggery Lemon Drink
Ingredients:
Jaggery Powder : 2 tbsp
Lemon : One small lemon

Serves – 1 person

Method:
1. Take one glass of water and add jaggery to it.
2. Keep it for cooling for sometime .
3. Squeeze lemon and drink.

Enjoy Chilled Jaggery Lemon Drink !!!

HEALTH RECIPE 7:
Health Drink : Jaggery Gooseberry Drink
Ingredients:
Jaggery Powder : 2 tbsp
Gooseberry : 1

Serves – 1 person
Method:
1. Take a glass of water and add jaggery to it.
2. Cut the gooseberry into small pieces and add to the above glass.
3. Keep the glass in refrigerator for few hours .

Enjoy chilled Jaggery Gooseberry drink !!!

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