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Turmeric Latte

This Turmeric Latte, although wonderful to drink anytime during the year, is a great comforting drink during cold nights. Addition of nutmeg will help you to sleep better, and honey, turmeric, milk, and ginger are all natural medicines in our kitchen. This is a great drink for all ages. Milk provides strength, nutmeg helps to sleep better, turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, honey is rich in anti-oxidants and improves heart health. Ginger is the doctor of all foods - helps clean our mouth, helps with sore muscles, helps reduce nausea and arthritis are some of the many benefits of ginger.    Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 cup water 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon...

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Curried Beetroot and Ginger soup

Today, I made Curried Beetroot and Ginger soup. A simple recipe, and I made it with fresh beets. I hope you enjoy the recipe:   Ingredients   3 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon oil 1 cup white onion, finely chopped 12 black peppercorns 3 beets, peeled and chopped in 1 inch cubes 4 inch piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped 2 Tablespoons curry powder 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt OR 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 6 cups vegetable stock Salt to taste     Instructions In a 5 qt sauce pan, over medium heat, heat butter and oil. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring once every minute. Add beets and ginger and sauté for 15 minutes, stir once every...

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Ginger tadka dal

Ingredients1 cup toor dal (yellow split pea), soaked in double the water for an hour1 tsp turmeric powder1 jalapeno, finely chopped1 tablespoon black mustard seeds1 tablespoon cumin seeds10 curry leaves, torn into 2 OPTIONAL2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger2 tablespoon fresh coconut or 1/2 cup light coconut milk2 tablespoons ghee2 tablespoons chopped cilantroSalt to tasteInstructionsPressure cooked soaked dal (along with its water in which it has been soaked) in 2 cups additional water, turmeric and jalapeno. 3 whistles in a pressure cooker would work. Let the pressure cooker cool, this will take about 15 minutes.In the meanwhile, in a small pan, heat ghee over medium heat.When the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Once the crackling...

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Ginger & Garlic

Fresh ginger and fresh garlic are used a lot in Indian cooking, especially when cooking with meat. A lot of us find it time consuming to chop ginger and garlic for our cooking. Here are a few time saver techniques:   GINGERGinger can be used with the skin-on, so no need to chop off the skin, just rinse and its ready to use. I use a cheese grater or a box grater to grate ginger directly into the pot while cooking, it saves me time and effort. If you insist on peeling the skin out of ginger, then use the back of a spoon to scrape off the skin, do not use a knife. Using a knife will take out...

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