Are you a momo-lover too? Except that you are trying to eat healthy and build your natural immunity for staying infection-free. Well, worry no more! You can indulge in your favourite savouries too just by cooking them in the right way. Follow this special recipe suggested by the DailyTabTM Nutrition Team and you can easily resolve the dilemma within- immunity-boosting momos!
We are not going to instruct you with point-to-point proportions of each ingredient as we value your cooking instincts. Every household has its own special way with food. So just draw insights from our recipe and feel absolutely free to adapt it in your own way. Steps are provided sequentially-
WHEAT– Now you can prepare the momo dough using regular wheat flour instead of refined all-purpose flour. Add a bit of oil while making the dough and keep it aside for about an hour. Unrefined wheat germ contains zinc, B vitamins and antioxidants important for good immunity.
GARLIC– Add a good quantity of freshly chopped garlic into just a tad bit of a heating healthy oil of choice. Garlic contains sulphur-containing allicin that helps in fighting off infections.
GINGER– Grind some fresh ginger and toss it in along with some cut green chillies. Ginger keeps the gut healthy, is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and keeps the immune system strong.
MUSHROOMS– Add chopped button mushrooms and sauté well. Crushed paneer is optional. Mushrooms contain B vitamins riboflavin and niacin and minerals like selenium that keep the immune system healthy.
BROCCOLI– Throw in some shredded broccoli. It is super rich in a lot of vitamins (A, C, E, K), minerals, glutathione, fibres and antioxidants.
SPINACH– Chop up some fresh spinach leaves and toss them in. They are a great souce of fibre, folate, iron, β-carotene and antioxidants that fuel your defence system.
RED BELL PEPPER– Toss some chopped red bell peppers. They are very rich sources of vitamin C. Consuming them will greatly nourish your immune health.
TURMERIC– Sprinkle some turmeric along with small quantities of salt, pepper, vinegar, soy sauce and chilli sauce. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and modulates the immune system by a compound called curcumin.
For gulping down that hot spiceness from the momos, you could prepare a healthy yet delicious cool yogurt fruit shake to go on the side! The magic elements are listed below.
YOGURT– In a mixer, add some fresh yogurt or curd. Being a probiotic, it keeps your gut healthy which is directly linked to having a stronger immunity.
POMEGRANATE– Be generous with the addition of those little cute red seeds. They lower the risk of many diseases due to high concentrations of folic acid and vitamins A, C and E.
PAPAYA– Add a small dollop of cut papaya. It is rich in potassium and folate. It is also endowed with vitamin C and K that helps in building a stronger immunity. It keeps the heart healthy too.
ALMOND– Soak almonds or any seeds you are fond of and put them in. Almonds contain protein, iron and Vitamin E in good quantities that boost red blood cells and keep the immunity strong.
LEMON– Lemon zest is a great addition for the mix. Citrus fruits are packed with natural Vitamin C that helps in producing white blood cells of the immune system and preventing inflammation and cell damage.
KIWI– If available, add some kiwi. It a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and folate. It greatly helps the body in fighting off infections.
HONEY– Pour some honey as per your sweetness requirement. It is an antibacterial agent and helps to curb the flu and cough.
Mix all the ingredients in a mixer-grinder and pour out in a glass! Garnish with mint or Tulsi leaves whichever is convenient for you and get ready for a great relish!
We at DailyTabTM advocate the fusion of tasty yet nutritious diets using commonly available ingredients in a regular kitchen. Keeping you healthy and fit is important to us. So smile and continue your fitness journey with us.
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