Chironji can be added to many recipes.
The repertoire of traditional Indian spices runs deep and wide with spades of spices with different flavours and properties. These may vary in colour and texture too, but one thing remains common – all these spices come bearing benefits for our health. More common spices like turmeric and ginger are prized for their powerful properties and there are some hidden gems that are equally beneficial for us. Here we are throwing light on the advantages of consuming chironji for your health and overall well-being.
Health Benefits Of Chironji:
Chironji seeds (also called Cuddapah Almond or Charoli Seeds) are mostly used in desi sweet preparations while some savoury dishes like also taste better with this spice in them. Apart from offering its distinct taste, chironji can bolster our immunity to stay protected from cold, cough and other such infections. Chironji is also known to improve digestion and ease issues like constipation and acidity.
How To Consume Chironji:
You can enjoy the great taste and health benefits of chironji by trying the following recipes.
Chironji dal is usually made during fasting days. It is spiced with cardamom, green chilli, ginger and rock salt. Curd is also added to this dal to make it taste tangy and creamy. Click here for the full recipe.
South Indian-style kheer – payasam – is often flavoured with lots of chironji seeds. Here is a pineapple payasam recipe with prominent chironji flavours that you must try. Click here for the full recipe.
Panjiri is an immunity-boosting sweet that is popularly made during winters in Punjabi households. Add chironji seeds to it to make it even healthier. Click here for panjiri recipe with chironji seeds.
4. Chiraunji Makhane Ki Kheer
This unique kheer is made with soaked chironji seeds instead of rice. It is cooked in condensed milk and topped with caramelised bananas, almonds, fried makhana, dry fruits and chikki. Click here for the full recipe.
5. Indian Sweets
Traditional Indian sweets like barfi and modak can be made in different ways with different flavours. Add chironji to them to enhance their taste and nutritive profile. Click here for the recipe of dry fruit modak with chironji.
Pulao is a versatile rice dish that you can make with the ingredients and spices of your choice. This Zafrani pulao is a slightly sweet version with a bang of flavours from jaggery, saffron, raisins, other dry fruits and, of course, chironji. Click here for the full recipe.
Reap the benefits of chironji in your diet with these must-try recipes.
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