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5 Health Benefits Of Saunf Milk
As individuals turn towards a healthier lifestyle, there is a growing need for more natural food and ingredients. One of the major shifts away from refined and heavily processed food items is the switch to table and cooking salt. Rather than settling for the standard iodised versions, fitness enthusiasts are using sparingly processed Himalayan pink rock salt in cooking.
Naturally, such a choice would make sense considering that rock salts are a powerhouse of essential minerals critical to the functioning of the body. Furthermore, opting for organic rock salt in cooking ensures that you are consuming chemical-free ingredients, which will contribute to your health and wellbeing.
If you feel uninspired in using rock salt in cooking, here are a few jumping-off points to get you started:
Shikanji or nimbu paani is a classic summer beverage that can hydrate your body. All you need to do is combine lemon juice, sugar, water, and then season it with some rock salt, roasted cumin powder, and a dash of ground peppercorn. If you like your drink to be a little effervescent and bubbly, replace the water with some soda. Once ready, garnish the drink with some fresh mint leaves, and you’re all set to load up on vital electrolytes!
Did you know that the sendha namak that you eat while fasting is essentially rock salt? Thus, you already know the basics of incorporating rock salt in cooking! Soak some sago/tapioca pearls in water overnight. Drain these and make sabudana khichdi or vada the way you would normally do, except that this time, you will use rock salt in cooking! And just like that, you have already made it a part of your diet!
Due to its pungent taste and flavour, rock salt makes for a perfect addition to chaats of all kinds. You could sprinkle some on the top as garnish considering that its vibrant colours will make the dish more appealing. Alternatively, you can whip it up with some curd or add it to your pani puri water, and it will grant these foods a distinct spicy saltiness.
Jau ki rabri or ghat ki rabri is a traditional preparation of Rajasthan. It is believed to be an effective remedy against the hot summer loo. While jau or barley is the primary ingredient in the dish, the addition of rock salt in cooking the jau and seasoning the curd with rock salt add volumes to the deliciousness of the complete dish. In addition to cooling the body, this preparation is also quite effective in aiding weight loss.
The streets of Mumbai have popularised the Bombay Veggie Sandwich to an extent where you can find it all over the country! Slice up some cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and boiled potatoes. Now, apply some mint chutney on a slice of bread and use it as your base. Layer the stuffing of cucumbers, tomatoes, and potatoes. Sprinkle some rock salt between these layers and load up all the grated cheese. Top the sandwich off with another slice of bread with mint chutney. You can optionally grill these sandwiches and serve them with a heap of nylon sev.
The peanut curd chutney is a classic accompaniment to any food item, from crispy dosas to hot sabudana vadas. It also opens up avenues to include rock salt in cooking. Add roasted peanuts, fresh curd, green chillies, rock salt, and a dash of lemon juice in the chutney jar of your mixer. Blitz everything until you get a fresh chutney!
This concludes our list of food recipes that include rock salt in cooking. As you can see, a slight modification can make a world of difference to any dish. Try these out and you will be surprised by the results! And remember, organic is always better.
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5 Health Benefits Of Saunf Milk