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Last Updated : Oct 12,2018
We all grew up under grandma's watchful eyes! Headache, tiredness, fever or a bad cold… name it and she would have a quick home remedy for it. No side-effects, no fuss, no trip to the pharmacy – just a few minutes in the kitchen, to make your illness vanish.
So we are making an effort to pass on these secrets to you, and all future generations.
Home Remedies, prepared with the vast variety of herbs, spices and other vegetation available in India, not only help to cure diseases but also to prevent them. These remedies usually strengthen the body's mechanisms to fight diseases unlike modern medicines that often weaken the system. This is perhaps the strongest point in favour of home remedies!
If you are now enthusiastic to fight ailments the time-tested way, naturally, then this can be your guide. Here, we present a whole bunch of home remedies , from common ones like Cold, Headache, Sore Throat and Fever to others like Diabetes, Protein Deficiency and Pimples/ Acne.
Although these remedies have been noted from personal experiences, they have been duly verified with data available in medical literature.We use natural ingredients that are easily available in most kitchen shelves. Not only do they heal, but also appeal to your taste buds!
Going beyond the recipes, we also present further information for each ailment, such as foods to be avoided, suggestions to stay healthy and avoid further complications. These remedies, however, are not replacements for medical advice from a general physician. So, try these remedies at first but if the condition does not alleviate, see a physician without delay.
Though the remedies recommended here are effective and delicious, remember that the best medicine is preventive medicine. So, eat right, exercise well and take care of yourself before illness strikes.
Ajwain Water by Tarla Dalal
Ajwain has a nice, appetizing aroma and tingling taste, which you will be able to ingest and digest even when you are feeling too full and not comfortable in the tummy.
This easy Ajwain Water is a magic potion under such circumstances. Sipping on it helps to instantly relieve acidity along with ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Roasted Cashew Nuts, Healthy Roasted Kaju by Tarla Dalal
If you’re nuts about nuts like most foodies are, then this snack is just right for. Something that you can munch on without much guilt, the Roasted Cashew Nuts is made by baking the cashews coated with lemon juice and spices.
Its vibrant flavour is sure to add more zeal to your day! You can perk ....
Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste by Tarla Dalal
While we commonly make quick and easy versions of hummus with chickpeas, garlic and curds, this is a slightly more elaborate hummus dip enhanced with tahini paste.
This authentic recipe has a rich mouth-feel and really strong flavour. Apart from the exciting flavour of tahini paste, the strong t ....
Doodhi Theplas by Tarla Dalal
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for ....
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
20 Aug 11
Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
14 Jun 18
Chaas, Buttermilk Recipe, Salted Chaas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Ummmmm. . . No one can stop with just one glass of this tantalising version of buttermilk. Of the many spices combined thoughtfully in this refreshing drink, cumin seed powder reserves a special place.
Serve chilled chaas on hot summer afternoons and watch your family’s energy levels rise inst ....
21 Jun 18
Oats Roti by Tarla Dalal
Oats are a rich source of soluble fibre 'beta-glucan', which is a potent cholesterol-lowering agent. Serve these rotis hot with fresh low-fat curds (dahi) or a cholesterol-friendly subzi for a really healthy treat.
Skin Glow Soup by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t like to have glowing skin? It is said that glowing skin is a reflection of overall good health, and that is indeed true. When you have a good supply of required nutrients and are sufficiently hydrated, your skin glows from within.
Soups are a great way to ensure this. They nourish ....
Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric, Anti Inflamatory and Good for Cold by Tarla Dalal
Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric is a simple detox solution that can be consumed everyday, first thing in the morning. We all know that lemon juice and turmeric have amazing health benefits – and this easy recipe brings both together.
Turmeric powder (haldi), which is found in everyone’s mas ....
11 Nov 08
Barley Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.
An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
Mini Nachni Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however tha ....
Tarkari Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this dish brims with Tarkari (vegetables) and the nutrients that they contain. To add to the goodness of vegetables, moong dal is also a rich source of protein, folic acid and zinc. An interesting combination of health and taste makes this dish a must-try!
13 Jul 18
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Moong dal khichdi is very popular as a comfort food. It is sure to soothe you and make you feel better when you are off colour, especially if you are down with a fever or stomach ache!
Dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, it is a light and healthy meal despite t ....
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
24 Apr 18
Mushroom Brown Rice by Tarla Dalal
Lemon grass imparts a subtly sweet flavour to this thai-inspired potassium rich mushroom rice.
Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes cold and cough can get into your head and make you so drowsy, you do not feel like doing or even eating anything!
At times like that, try out this hot and spicy Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup that is sure to satiate you, meet your nutrient requirements with a horde of veggies, and refres ....
03 Sep 18
Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi by Tarla Dalal
A barfi in one minute, and that too a super-healthy one? Here you go! The Anjeer and Mix Nut Barfi, as the name suggests combines iron-rich and flavourful ingredients like figs, nuts and sesame seeds. A teaspoon of ghee together with saffron and cardamom imparts a rich and magical aroma to this quic ....
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu) by Tarla Dalal
A treat for the sweet tooth, the Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo is made with a nutritious combination of oats, jaggery and nuts.
You will love the intense flavour of jaggery, the mealy mouth-feel of powdered oats and the interludes of crunchy nuts.
This delicious tit-bit also scores a 10/10 o ....
14 Apr 18
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fibre. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fibre ‘beta-glucan’, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin a too. Prepare this instant ....
17 Jul 18
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
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