Why Herbs are the Powerhouse of Wellness
By Chef Japvir Vohra, Culinary Consultant, Panchshil Realty
Culinary dictionaries often describe herbs as leaves of plants used in cooking to impart flavour and nutritional value. While that’s true, in the context of food, the importance of herbs cannot be overstated. Imagine a Thai Green Curry without kaffir lime leaves, or a Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani without the freshness of mint… Incomplete! Isn’t it? Our food without herbs would be so plain vanilla!
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Ashwagandha Truffles- Ayurvedic Exotica
Ashwagandha, also called as winter berry or Indian ginseng is an ancient herb that goes back to Ayurvedic times. It is well-known for enhancing immunity, regulating sugar levels, combating anxiety, relieving stress, increasing energy levels and improving concentration.
Executive Chef Kapil Dubey from The Den Bengaluru has leveraged this versatile herb to create delectable truffles (laddoos) that should be taken during breakfast with a glass of milk, or post dinner.
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Homemade Rose Petal Jam
If early morning breakfasts are getting mundane with the same old marmalade, jam, maple syrup or honey to go with your toast, how about slathering the bread with a thick layer of rose petal jam?
Rose petal jam or gulkand is a preservative-free, homemade spread of fresh rose petals, sugar, honey, cardamom and is heralded for its Ayurvedic benefits. It helps in digestion, improves appetite, reduces body heat, protects against heatstroke and produces a cooling effect on the body.
In India, ...