After the long, sweltering heat, we eagerly await the skies to open up. We all love the monsoons. But, we certainly don’t love the cough, running nose, and sore throat. With the beauty of the rains comes increases susceptibility to monsoon ailments. Some of the common illnesses include viral flu, malaria, dengue, and diarrhoea. It is imperative to prepare your body to combat such diseases. The best way to fight these debilitating virus and bacteria is to boost your immunity by eating healthy.
We bring you 3 super recipes so that your family can enjoy the rain without falling sick all the time!
1. Immunity Boosting Soup
This appetiser is a super nutritious recipe. The best part is that your children won’t even realise how many vegetables they’re eating in one bowl. Don’t hesitate from customising the recipe by adding carrots or cabbage. Ingredients
- 1 potato
- 2 tomatoes
- ½ beetroot
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp oil
- ¼ tsp sugar
- Water as required
- Wash all the vegetables. Make slight incisions on the tomato skin. Peel and chop the potato,
- beetroot, and garlic. Put all the vegetables in the pressure cooker with one and a half cups of
- water. Cook for 1-2 whistles.
- Let the pressure cooker cool. Remove the skin from the tomatoes.
- Blend all the vegetables with the same water left in the pressure cooker.
- Take a vessel. Heat the oil and butter on low flame.
- Add the vegetable puree. You may add some water to adjust the consistency.
- Season with salt, pepper, and sugar. Let it boil for 5 to 8 minutes.
- Turn off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves or toasted bread.
2. Grilled Fruit Chaat Bites
Assorted fruits coated with honey and spices, roasted, and served hot. Is your mouth watering, already? What better way to combine health with taste!
- ¼ cup mustard oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp malt vinegar
- 1 tsp anardana powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp back pepper crushed
- ¼ tsp deghi mirch
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- ¼ tsp black salt
- ¼ tsp garam masala
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp honey
- A pinch of hing
- 2 tbsp roasted chana dal powder
- Fruits in Recipe
- 1 pineapple
- 2 pears
- 3 guavas
- 3 pears
- Combine all the marinade ingredients except the chana dal powder and blend well for 5
- Thicken the mixture by adding the roasted chana dal powder.
- Cut the fruits into small pieces. Coat each one with the marinade and roast on a sigri or in an
- Insert a toothpick in each piece and serve warm.
3. Crunchy Granola Wedges
These incredible wedges are highly nutritious. You can alter the recipe by using a mix of seeds like sunflower, sesame and pumpkin in equal proportions. Easy, delicious, and quick to make!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup wheat flakes
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup honey
- Pinch of salt.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spread the oats, wheat flakes, and seeds on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until fragrant.
- Keep a pie pan ready, coated with cooking spray.
- Cook the honey in a saucepan for about 2 to 4 minutes until the edges start to darken.
- Immediately pour the oat mixture into the honey. Add the cranberries and salt. Stir well.
- Without wasting time, press the granola into the pie pan with the help of a spatula.
- Allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
- Cut into wedges and serve
Before you pick up the phone to take the doctor’s appointment; try these recipes to banish the monsoon illnesses. These foods will boost your immunity and keep your family safe throughout the rainy season.