Benefits of Lemon


Lemon is a citrus fruits which elevate the flavors in a dish. It contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemon juice, rind, and peel are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks. Lemon slices and lemon rind are used as a garnish for food and drinks. Lemon zest, the grated outer rind of the fruit, is used to add flavor to baked goods, puddings, rice, and other dishes. Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes which is beneficial to the heart. It blends well with desserts, meats, vegetables and even other fruits.

Benefits of Lemon:

  • Lemons help in controlling blood pressure as they are rich in potassium.
  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
  • Lemon juice helps in clearing out toxins from the body, thus helps in cleansing.
  • They help prevent formation of kidney stones.
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver. In case of a heartburn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems.
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.
  • They are alkaline in nature and reduce acidity, pain and inflammation.
  • Limonene present in lemons helps in preventing growth of cancer.
  • Lemon helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
  • It helps cure the common cold.


Black Pepper

Black Pepper

The word “pepper” has roots in the Sanskrit word pippali for long pepper. Black pepper is produced from the still-green, unripe drupes of the pepper plant after drying. The chemical piperine, which is present in black pepper, causes the spiciness. Because of its antibacterial properties, pepper is used to preserve food. It is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent. A pinch of black pepper added to any recipe works more than just a flavor enhancer. This king of spices is known to offer a number of health benefits while providing an excellent depth of flavor to a dish.

Benefits of Black pepper

  • To prevent cancer
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Relieves cold and cough
  • Enables weight loss
  • Improves skin
  • Addresses depression
  • Provides Respiratory Relief
  • Antibacterial Quality
  • Improves Cognitive Function

Health benefits of using Garlic in food

The Nutrient-Rich Way of Cooking Garlic

Raw garlic is best in many of recipes. If you are preparing a cooked dish and you cannot tolerate raw garlic, add chopped garlic towards the end of the cooking time to retain maximum flavor and nutrition. Too much heat for too long will risk damage to nutrients in garlic and will also make garlic bitter. Therefore expose garlic to heat for as little time as possible. Heat at 250°F/121°C will help lower the risk of damage to certain nutrient in the garlic.


Garlic is the oldest known medicinal plant variety or spice in existence. It belongs to the genus Allium and is native to Central Asia. World War I medical surgeons used the health benefits of garlic juice as an antiseptic for treating war wounds. It contains useful minerals such as phosphorous, calcium and iron, as well as trace minerals like iodine, sulfur, and chlorine, which are also present in the cloves.

Health benefits of using Garlic in food:

  • If garlic is taken daily in your diet, then it eliminates digestive problems.
  • It lower cholesterol levels i.e. it effectively prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing.
  • It controls diabetes.
  • It is herbal ingredient for curing high blood pressure which helps to reduce hypertension.
  • It treat colds and coughs.
  • It help treat eye infections and swelling.
  • It helps control Asthma.
  • A regular intake of garlic reduces the risk of colon, stomach, and cancer.

Benefits of Green Chillies

Green Chillies

Chilies are excellent source of Vitamin, A, B, C and E. Green chillies are considered as one of the best spices used in Kitchen. It is a popular condiment on Indian cuisine. But this little wonder is packed with a lots of benefits. Raw, fried, roasted in your tadkas or added to curries, this little spice is not only delicious but also rich in so many vitamins.

Benefits of Green chillies:

  1. It is zero calorie but with lots of vitamin.
  2. It destroy free radical bodies and prevents from damage of cells i.e. simply protects against cancer.
  3. It prevent from formation of blood clots i.e. it decreases heart attacks or strokes.
  4. It lower body temperature.
  5. It helps in combating from common cold.
  6. It produces heat which, act as an effective pain reliever.
  7. It is good for eyes, skin and immune system because it contain Vitamin C.
  8. It release endorphins that boosts the mood, and reduces pain.
  9. It balance blood sugar levels.
  10. It helps to treat skin infections.

Benefits of Cloves


Clove or Laung is an aromatic herb which has various health benefits as it helps relieve nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, muscle cramps, toothache and several other ailments. Cloves are characterized by an intensive fragrance, warm flavor and pungent taste. For medical purposes, its dried flower buds and oil are used. It also promotes digestive health.

Moreover, this ancient culinary spice is used in cuisines all over the world. Apart from food, it is used for flavoring some wines and alcoholic beverages as well. Cloves are easily available and, as we have seen, come with great benefits. They not only spice up your food, but even enhance your health by offering a variety of nutrients.

Benefits of Clove:

  1. Toothache:

Cloves provide relief from toothache and that’s why it is listed as an important Ingredient in 99% of toothpastes.

  1. Nausea and Vomiting:

Cloves and clove oil when taken together can provide relief from nausea.

  1. Cough and Breath:

Cough and bad breath can be cured by consuming cloves. These are very common problems that can be very well treated by the consumption of cloves on a daily basis. You can do this by including them in your dishes.

  1. Seasoning Abilities:

Its seasoning capabilities make it very easy to blend in many dishes, beverages and desserts. It helps to provide strong flavour and aroma to the food.

  1. Morning Sickness:

It is a good remedy for treating morning sickness. Take around ten grains of cloves, mix them with tamarind and palm sugar and make it into a nice mixture using water. Drink this solution twice a day as an effective treatment.

  1. Flatulence:

Clove is mixed with water and used in the preparation of tea to overcome flatulence.

  1. Cold:

Common cold can be treated effectively by drinking a lukewarm mixture made with ten drops of clove oil and honey.

  1. Stress:

It relieves stress in the body. Mix cloves with basil, mint and cardamom in water to make a flavoured tea. Take this along with honey to provide you relief from stress.

Benifits of Carom seeds

Benefits of Ajwain seeds

Carom seeds popularly known as Ajwain seeds in Asian communities is a rare spices that fulfill the twin purpose of adding flavor and are good for health. They are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It vary from being slightly olive green to brown in color. The seeds have a bitter and pungent flavor, somewhat like oregano, and because of its strong aromatic essence, it is often added to curries and pickles. It is important herbs for Indian kitchen to make the Indian cuisine tasty. They can even be chewed raw, added to water or tea to extract maximum benefits from them. Benefits of Ajwain seeds are listed below:


  • Helps in maintaining digestive health
  • Quick relief from acidity
  • Helps in cleaning wounds
  • Helps to cleanse the urinary bladder
  • Removes phlegm thus good for cold and cough
  • Treat ear pains that happens due to congestion
  • Helps in losing weight
  • Helps in Boosting Respiratory Health
  • Helps in Strengthening Immune System
  • Helps in balancing Cholesterol
  • Helps in treating of many pregnancy related problems

Carom seeds (100 grams) contain following nutrients:

Calories(305), fat(25gram), Saturated Fat (4 gram), Polyunsaturated Fat (15gram), Môn saturated Fat (5 gram), Sodium (10gram), Carbs (43gram), Fibre (39 gram),  and Protein (16 gram).


How to make Ajwain Paratha?


  • 3 cups of wholemeal flour (gram flour may be used)
  • 3 teaspoon of Ajwain crushed seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • Warm water (as per need)
  • 4 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup Yogurt
  • Salt to taste

Here’s how to make:

Take a plate and pour wheat flour. Mix it along with all other ingredients.

Mix the flour (ingredients) and water very well by hand and keep adding warm water until the dough is flexible/ lumpy (You do not have to be exact about the measurements, we never are).

Leave the dough for 15-20 minutes before making savoury.

Now, we are ready to make Paratha. For this, place the dough on a chopping board and use a rolling pin to roll it out quite thinly.

Finally, heat a flat pan (tava) and cook it from both side. In this way, we can have a healthy but tasteful Paratha with pickles.





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