2 Ingredient Immunity Booster
Immunity is something everybody is speaking about in recent times. It is the need of the hour to take care of our health and also our loved ones. My 2 ingredients easy to make Immunity booster is one such addition made to my diet so that I get that healthy dose each day in my plate.
Fortunately just a few tweaks and changes in our lifestyle and food habits can make a whole lot of difference in our immunity levels.
There are some super foods which, when included in our diet will definitely enhance our immunity and strength. One of the super foods is Indian Gooseberry or Awala which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries in India. It is used vastly in medicines, hair oils and other beauty products to give that healthy dose of vitamin C.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a physician but there are certain foods that have been incorporated in our diets which has its origins in Ayurveda and hence would like to spread that knowledge here.
An Age Old Recipe
My mother and grandmother has been making this condiment for as far as I remember. Every household has their own way of making amala pickle, so had my mother. We just love the sweet and sour taste of this delicious condiment and hence I regularly make it in my household since many years.
I have just made a small tweak in the recipe to make it palatable and very healthy at the same time. So in the original recipe we used sugar to cut down on the sourness of the gooseberry, here I have made use of the Indian sugar, jaggery.
Jaggery is another super food used a lot in Indian cooking for its various health benefits. It is vastly used in traditional Indian sweets, given to people who are anaemic, kids who are less energetic and also included in post partum diets of women.
So, lets look at the making of the 2 ingredients easy to make immunity booster.
Serves : 4 for 6 months
Prep time : 30 mins
Sunlight time : 7-8 hours
40-45 nos Indian Gooseberry
3 1/2 C red jaggery
1/2 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
Grate the gooseberry’s and discard the seeds.
Grate the jaggery and mix it with the grated gooseberry’s.
Mix them well and put the mixture in a thick bottom pan.
Cover with a thin muslin cloth, preferably white and put it under direct sunshine. leave it there until there is sun. Once shade falls over the pan take it out and put it back in sunshine the next day.
If your region does not get enough sunshine then you can heat it over the stove for 10-15 minutes on simmer until the water evaporates. Do not heat it on a high flame.
Apply it on a toast, paratha or just have a spoon full when you are craving sweet, this immunity booster is tasty and healthy. I have it everyday as a side condiment with my lunch, or dinner.
Try this making the sweet and sour pickle and you will then make it each year. I make small batches that is good enough for 3 months and I always refrigerate it.
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