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95% will say tofu making is tough (I say red lentils tofu is easy to make at home)

 you won't believe how easy tofu making is until you do it yourself. If you are looking for protein-rich tofu, making one with red lentils is a good idea. The tofu stays good in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for days together.  So let's begin making red lentil tofu. In India, red lentil is lal masur ki dal.  A little about red lentils Red lentils or masoor dal are one of the weight loss favorites that can be added to any weight loss diet for their nutritional benefits. There's a lot of dietary fiber and protein in masoor dal, which facilitates excess fat and weight loss, and proper bowel movement. Let's begin making tofu with red lentils  ingredients 1 cup- red lentils 1.5 cups of water for cooking sesame salt, pumpkin salt, rosemary, turmeric (you may replace with normal salt) for cooking tofu in airfryer 1 tbsp- olive oil or little more pumpkin salt rosemary soak 1 cup of red lentils overnight after rinsing it well. soaking of lentils helps reduce p

99% will say it's not chaat masala [I claim it's the best alternative recipe]

 here's presenting a chaat masala substitute like none other. you have never seen this type of chaat masala ever, I m sure about it. the easy recipe uses only a handful of ingredients to give you a flavor punch that will easily steal the show anywhere. so here are my chaat masala substitute ingredients I make small batches because I just need to fill up one storage jar. once it finishes, I make another bottle. dry roast 1/4 cup coriander seeds, 1/4 cup jeera seeds, a few whole red chilies. if you don't want to add red chili, omit and replace with black pepper corns (1 tsp). i have roasted the spices in airfryer at 160 deg c for 4-5 min. once roasted all you need to do is pulse the roasted spices to powder. now comes the magic ingredient- our pink salt. More Flavored Salt Options i use himalayan pink salt bricks. it is also known as mineral salt and has 84 trace elements. but the amount of iodine is low. however, since we are using it for chaat masala and not meal prep, it's

5 Things To Do in Period [Manage Period Pain/Menstrual Cramps]

During menstruation, there is a change in hormone levels. As a result, estrogen and progesterone are elevated. This may result in the depletion of magnesium. Mg is known for its role in regulating serotonin, which is the feel-good hormone. How to relieve menstrual pain? 1. Breathe deeply and meditate to remain stress-free. 2. Drink turmeric water to reduce inflammation. 3. Eat magnesium-rich foods (helps relax muscles and prevents cramps) -spinach, pumpkin and sesame seeds, dark chocolate, and leafy greens. 4. Munch on a handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and cashews for a quick magnesium punch. Mg is known to lift your mood and reduce the risk of water retention. 5. Take Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce period pain and menstrual cramps. Make flax flaxseeds, walnuts, a part of your life. What drinks stop period pain? Why are Periods painful? The main culprit in causing period pain or menstrual crams is the chemical known as prostaglandin, which is made in the uterus lining. They are re

Top Calcium Sources [Vegetarian]

Adequate intake of calcium is important to keep most nutritional deficiencies at bay. Research finds that adequate calcium intake might help in body weight regulation. Additionally, it may help manage moderate-to-severe premenstrual symptoms.  Calcium benefits bone health in more ways than one and reduces the risk of osteoporosis, bone problems. It is critical to dental health. Calcium plays a vital role in cell signaling in the body. That is, calcium is an essential part in the cellular role in the constriction and relaxation of blood vessels, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, and insulin secretion . You can increase your calcium intake by including: Nuts and seeds, including all types of nuts - almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds lead the pack. Spices - fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds,  Greens - spinach, kale Citrus fruits Tomatoes Beans - Green and soybean Legumes - chickpeas, black gram Cabbage Cucumber Caluflower, broccoli

Is Isabagol and Psyllium Husk Same? Is it OK to take psyllium husk everyday?

 Psyllium husk and isabagol are one and the same thing. Research shows that psyllium for constipation is an excellent remedy that improves bowel movement, fecal water content as well as transit time.  What is psyllium husk used for? Psyllium fibers improve constipation symptoms by increasing water retention capacity in the intestinal tract, thus creating a water-rich colonic environment. As a result, feces become soft and bulky. More research is under way to explore the connection between intestinal micro flora and psyllium husk's role in constipation.  Is it OK to take psyllium husk every day? Well, it is okay to take psyllium hus daily as long as you want to ensure a proper bowel movement. But dependence on Isabagol is not recommended. Discontinue taking psyllium when constipation issue has resolved as prolonged dependence might interfere with nutrient absorption in the gut. Does Psyllium husk cause gas? If you are willing to increase fiber intake, then there are many ways to do

Do Chia Seeds Induce Weight Loss or Fat Loss?

 Well, it's not for nothing that these tiny black pearls have emerged as a superfood in the fast-advancing world of today. but chia seed is no magic bullet to induce weight loss. no doubt, chia seeds are a super nutritious food - aka superfood - but their role as weight loss agents is debatable.  there are not too many studies or research papers to validate the claims that chia seeds for weight loss work. if you are starting on a chia seed diet to lose fat and weight, think again. chia wont do you the favors of fat loss. They are rich in protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals.  Chia is known by different sobriquets:  “the seed of the 21st century”  “new gold”  “superfood”  “super nutrient”  ω-fatty acid (omega) powerhouse half of the world's population singing chia seed weight loss songs does not even know how to eat these black pearls. there's a right and wrong way to do so! what's that?let's see A mineral powerhouse K (potassium) 0.726 g/100 g Mg 0.449 

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How to make quinoa dosa for weight loss diet on roti tawa [ easy protein dosa recipe without rice, urad dal]

 How to make dosa with quinoa, that too without rice and urad dal? here's what I do to make soft and crispy dosa at home. to begin with, I have used homemade quinoa flour or atta in the recipe. if you have store-bought quinoa, please use that. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa flour/atta 1/4 cup each of yellow moong dal, red lentil or masur dal, and green mung beans salt 1/2 cup -water (according to need for making dosa batter) jeera green chili 1 tsp- flaxmeal 1/2 tsp- methi powder (fenugreek) soak lentils for 5-6 hours before blending them with a little amount of water. please check the description for the ingredient list. soaking legumes and lentils help reduce phytate or anti-nutrients that cause gas and digestive problems and make absorption of minerals difficult for the body.  How to make quinoa more digestible if you want to actually enjoy the benefits of dosa, then dot look for instant dosa recipes. rather, go the traditional way and make dosa with fermented batter. fermented food

Ivy Gourd Recipe [ How TO Make Kundru/Kundri/ Tendil Bhaja]

During my 2.5-year-long stay in Odisha, I have watched my MIL make some of the simplest yet delicious Odia recipes. This kundru bhaja is an example. Now that I am back home, I am following her recipes.  

Kitchen King Masala Powder Recipe Alternative [No onion garlic all- purpose masala ]

I rarely buy readymade masala powders ever since I started following my mother in law's all- purpose curry powder recipe. It is ALL-ROUNDER, as my MIL uses this masala to flavor all her curries, stir fries, and vrat thalis in Odisha. Now it has become my favorite curry powder too. If you are crazy for Indian spices, then quit store-bought flavors because this is THE BEST curry powder recipe ever. I am sure you won't find a MATCH elsewhere. no onion no garlic kitchen king masala recipe ingredients 1 cup- coriander seeds 2 tbsp fennel  1.5 tbsp- jeera 1 tbsp- shah jeera 2 small cinnamon sticks a few javitri/mace 8-10 cloves 8-10 black peppercorns 8 green cardamom 4 big cardamom 1 tbsp- turmeric powder 1 tbsp- kashmiri red chili powder 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp kasuri mehti 1 tsp- mustard seeds 1 tsp- methi dana/fenugreek seeds  red chilli whole My search for the best curry powder ends here. I have been struggling to find one since my return from Odisha. Here's the ONLY one curry mas