Chironji can be added to many recipes.
- Chironji seeds are known to boost immunity and improve digestion.
- There are many ways to use chironji in cooking.
- Here are some recipes for you to try.
The repertoire of traditional Indian spices is deep and wide with spices with different flavors and properties. These can also vary in color and texture, but one thing remains in common – all of these spices have health benefits. More common spices like turmeric and ginger are valued for their powerful properties and there are some hidden gems that are equally beneficial to us. Here we shed light on the benefits of consuming Chironji for your health and general wellbeing.
Health Benefits of Chironji:
Chironji seeds (also called Cuddapah almond or Charoli seeds) are mainly used in Desi sweet preparations, while some savory dishes also taste better with this spice. Not only does Chironji provide a distinct flavor, it can also boost our immunity to help protect us from colds, coughs, and other such infections. Chironji is also known to improve digestion and relieve problems like constipation and acidity.
How to Consume Chironji:
You can enjoy the great taste and health benefits of Chironji by trying the following recipes.
1. Chironji Dal
Chironji Dal is usually made on fasting days. It is flavored with cardamom, green chilli, ginger and rock salt. Quark is also added to this dal so that it tastes spicy and creamy. Click here for the full recipe.
South Indian style kheer – Payasam – is often seasoned with lots of Chironji seeds. Here is a pineapple payasam recipe with prominent Chironji flavors that you must try. Click here for the full recipe.
Panjiri is an immunity-boosting candy made in Punjabi households in winter. Add chironji seeds to make it even healthier. Click here for a Panjiri recipe with Chironji seeds.
4. Chiraunji Makhane Ki Kheer
This unique kheer is made from soaked chironji seeds instead of rice. It is boiled in condensed milk and topped with caramelized bananas, almonds, fried makhana, dried fruits and chikki. Click here for the full recipe.
5. Indian sweets
Traditional Indian sweets like Barfi and Modak can be made in different ways with different flavors. Add chironji to them to improve their taste and nutritional profile. Click here for the recipe of Dried Fruit Modak with Chironji.
Pulao is a versatile rice dish that you can prepare with the ingredients and spices of your choice. This Zafrani Pulao is a slightly sweet version with hints of aromas of jaggery, saffron, raisins, other dry fruits and of course Chironji. Click here for the full recipe.
Get the benefits of Chironji in your diet with these must-try recipes.
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