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THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 9, 2018, 3:10 am IST
Updated : Jun 9, 2018, 3:10 am IST

With taste comes our concern for health. What appeals to the mouth must do well for the tummy too.

COUSCOUS AND PEARL BARLEY SALAD
 COUSCOUS AND PEARL BARLEY SALAD

With taste comes our concern for health. What appeals to the mouth must do well for the tummy too. Here are a few recipes from Good Food Cafe at Pitampura in New Delhi that health freaks can try out using easy available ingredients.

COUSCOUS AND PEARL BARLEY SALAD

Ingredients:

  • Couscous- 100 gm
  • Garlic - 5 gm
  • Water - 100 ml
  • Barley -50 gm
  • Baby spinach - a few leaves
  • Snow peas - 25 gm
  • Broccoli - 25 gm
  • Anardana - 5 gm
  • Bajra puff - 5 gm
  • Oil - 30 ml
  • Lemon juice - 5 ml
  • White pepper - 2.5 ml
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Caster sugar- 5 ml
  • French mustard - 5 ml

Method:

  • Soak barley overnight and boil for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, sauté and then add couscous and water, cook for 5-6 minutes chill, keep aside.
  • Blanch snow peas and broccoli in hot water for 2 minutes, cool , keep aside.
  • Add olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, mustard, lemon juice in a mixing bowl and stir well.
  • Add all the ingredients in to this dressing.
  • Top with bajra puff & pomegranate.
  • Serve chilled.

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MIX FRUIT SHAKE

Ingredients

  • Fresh fruits - 1½ spoon
  • Ice cubes - 2 or 3
  • Crushed strawberry -25ml
  • Crushed orange - 20ml
  • Milk - 150ml

Method
Add fresh fruits, crushed strawberry, orange, ice cubes and milk in a mixing jar.
Mix well and serve chilled.

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CUCUMBER POMEGRANATE SALAD

Ingredients

  • Diced cucumber - 300gm
  • Pomegranate - 40gm
  • Yogurt - 60gm
  • Flax seeds - 5gm
  • Salt - 2gm
  • White pepper - 1gm
  • Honey - 20 ml
  • Pomegranate syrup - 10 ml
  • Panini bread
  • Butter on bread

Dressing
Add honey, pomegranate syrup, hung curd with salt and pepper.

Method

  • Put dressing in a bowl and toss it well with diced. cucumber and pomegranate.
  • Mix it well and add flax seeds on top.
  • Serve salad along with Panini bread.

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SLIMMER’S OLIVE SALAD (VEG.)

Ingredients

  • Carrot - 40gm
  • Broccoli - 45gm
  • Spring onion - 15gm
  • Green peas - 25gm
  • Beans - 34gm
  • Red cabbage - 30gm
  • Lettuce ice burg - 35gm
  • Tomato dice - 35gm
  • Black olive - 20gm
  • Salt - 2gm
  • Pepper - 2gm
  • French dressing - 30g

Method
Take a mixing bowl and put all the vegetable and mix it well with French dressing and serve it along with Panini bread.

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ANTI-POLLUTION DRINK

  • Pinch of activated charcoal
  • Lemonade masala - 1½ tablespoon
  • Lemon juice     -   20ml
  • Soda                 -  120ml

Method

  • Pour soda and add lemon juice, lemonade masala and a pinch of activated charcoal into a cup.
  • Mix it well and serve chilled.
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