Herbs, spices and condiments to keep you warm in winter
Herbs, spices and condiments: incorporate ginger, garlic, cinnamon, pepper, clove, methi seeds, saffron, turmeric and cloves into oneâ€™s daily diet. Besides generating heat, spices like cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, garlic, cloves and pepper also contain phytochemicals that act as decongestants, are anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Ginger and garlic especially are great decongestants and improve blood circulation.
In specific how can you use this spices n condiments in day to day cooking:-
â€¢ Garlic & Ginger: You can have it in chutney or add it to soups or cooked vegetables. Ginger tea also tastes great.
â€¢ Cinnamon: Pulaos and biryanis taste awesome when you add cinnamon sticks to them.
â€¢ Saffron: Add it to your milk or pulaos. The rich taste will get you hooked!
â€¢ Cumin seeds: Add to flavour green veggies or simply garnish rotis with it.
â€¢ Pepper: It is excellent for asthmatics; add to soup, salads or you can simply sprinkle some on your breakfast omelette, sandwiches.
â€¢ Clove: A great mouth freshener and it is also known for its antiseptic abilitie, add it to ur daily dal, steamed rice.
â€¢ Fenugreek: Have one teaspoon of pre-soaked methi seeds early morning, or add a few to your dals, soups.
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