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Carrot A Winter Special Vegetable Cure of Several Ailments!

Carrot, which is a healthy diet and energy drink, contains rich vitamin and mineral contents, besides other valuable nutrients.

Doctors and health experts highlighting the effectiveness of carrot have declared it “apple” for the people having meager resources. Dr. Mian Iftikhar, a Medical Specialist, said that carrot especially its juice, is better for stomach and gastrointestinal health, which also solves a variety of digestive problems. He said the vegetable-cum-fruit is useful in different cases like stomach disorder, peptic ulcers, gastritis, crohn’s disease (chronic inflammatory disease affecting the whole of the alimentary tract), diarrhoea, celiac disease (defective digestion found in children).

He said carrot juice, combined with spinach and a little lemon juice, is very effective in the treatment of constipation. The juice cleanses the bowels, he said and added that this effect could not be expected soon after taking the juice but within two months, the bowel starts emptying regularly.

Family Physician Dr. Syed Hasnain Ali Johar, said appropriate use of carrot is helpful in fighting obesity, poisoning of the blood, gum disease, insomnia, inflamed kidney, liver, gallbladder, Alzheimer’s disease, colitis, ulcer and painful urination. He said it is an excellent source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6, adding that carrot is also rich with biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals.

The doctor said carrot can enhance the quality of mother’s milk, improving the appearance of skin, hair and nails. He said the carrot soup has been found an effective natural remedy for diarrhoea, which supplies fluid to combat dehydration, replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur and magnesium.

So let’s make some delicious carrot recipes from the desk of karachifoods.com.

Beat the Heat With Perfect Pasta Recipe!

The wise person always change their diet plan according to the season to make their self refreshingly in a winter season chai /Tea is a most demandable drink but in summer chilled juices and drinks is an ideal source for refreshing. But it doesn’t mean that chilled juices and drinks is only source today I will describe another source that is helpful for beating the heat.
Yes!! It is the recipe of pasta that really beat the heat & gives you refreshment this particular recipe will takes 10 minutes from start to finish. (The trick is to take all the ingredients out before hand so you’re not running around the kitchen gathering everything), and believe me, it’s very easy & quick as well.
The great thing about pasta is that it can be eaten warm or cold; so on those dreadful summer days when load shedding is at its best, you can still eat a decent meal without taking out the pots and pans to reheat it. This pasta is great on its own or with a slice of garlic bread and is the perfect lunch for any day!

For Pepper Pasta

Ingredients:
• 1 ½ cups fettuccini
• 1 bell pepper
• 1 tomato
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 1 tablespoon oil
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 teaspoon mayo
• 1 teaspoon mustard paste
• 1 teaspoon barbeque sauce
• 3 tablespoons cream
• ½ teaspoon each of crushed red peppers and black pepper

(Serves 2-3 people)

Method:
1. Boil water in a saucepan and add the fettuccini. While that’s boiling, thinly slice the tomato and bell pepper, and chop the garlic. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic and bell peppers. Add the soy sauce and sauté on high heat for two minutes (make sure the exhaust is on or everyone in your house will be coughing like crazy) and remove the pan from the heat.
2. Add the mayo, mustard paste and barbeque sauce and mix till the sauce is smooth. Now put the pan back on a medium flame and add the tomatoes and cream. By now the pasta will be done so drain it and quickly add it to the pan (don’t drain the pasta completely; it helps keep the sauce from drying out).
3. Now all you have to do is sprinkle over the crushed pepper and black pepper, toss everything around, and put in a plate and eat it right away.
4. I usually don’t fuss about decorating my food like carving our carrot leaves or tomato roses, but I do make an effort to make my food look good, so garnish it with a sprig of coriander and dish it out in a nice plate and it’ll taste so much better, because what looks good tastes good too!

Karachifoods has also many delicious recipes of pasta in urdu as well with very easy & quick method!

Mango Tango Tilapia A Delicious Summer Salad Recipe!

If you are looking for a light summer salad recipe than must try this recipe that combines your favorite’s summertime fruit – mango and pineapple – with Tortilla Crusted Tilapia for a refreshing lunch or dinner experience.

MangoTango Tilapia Salad

Ingredients that are required

  • 2 Sea Cuisine™ Tortilla Crusted Tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh or canned pineapple slices
  • ¼ cup roasted red pepper strips
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh snipped chives
  • ½ cup Catalina-style salad dressing
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, shredded

Instructions

Cook Tortilla Crusted Tilapia as directed on package. Meanwhile, on one half of 2 individual over-sized salad plates, arrange mango, tomato, pineapple, pepper strips, and onion. Sprinkle with chives. Place salad dressing into 2 small dishes and place onto plates. On the other half of the plate, place 1 piece of tilapia, cut into strips, onto a bed of lettuce. Than Serve this delicious summer Salad.


Karachifoods.com has wide range of mouth-watering, Cool and Refreshing Drinks and Deserts for summer. So let’s visit now and enjoy your favorite Drinks and deserts at your home by KF easy & quick recipes.

Enjoy the Quick and Easy Delicious Taste of Saffron Focaccia Recipe!

Saffron Focaccia is a very easy and quick recipe. Note down some ingredients that are required for the preparation of Saffron Focaccia and then look down steps for the quick and easy preparation of Saffron Focaccia.

Ingredients:

  • Saffron thread a pinch
  • Boiling water 2/3cup
  • Flour 2cup
  • Salt 1/2tsp
  • Rapid Rise Dried yeast: 1tsp
  • Olive oil tbsp

For Topping

  • Garlic cloves 2sliced
  • Red onion 1 then cut into thin wedges rosemary sprigs
  • Black Olives 12, pitted and coarsely (chopped)
  • Olive oil 1tbsp

In the first step you need to place saffron in a cup or glass and insert the boiling water in leave to stand and infuse until lukewarm.

Saffron

And then place the flour, salt, yeast and olive oil in a food processor. Turn on and gradually add the saffron and its liquid. Processor until the dough forms and then brings it out on plate.

Dough Doubles

Knead it for a while through your hands and cover it for a short time and rest your pretty hands till the dough Doubles.

Dough

Punch down the risen dough on a lightly flour surface and roll out into round or oval shape, 1/2inch. Then place on a lightly greased baking sheet and leave to rise for 20-30 minutes.

Greased Baking Sheet

Preheated the oven to 400f. Press small indentation all over the surface of the Focaccia with your finger.

Press with you Finger Cover with the topping ingredients, brush lightly with olive oil, and bake for 25minuts or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Leave to cool on a wire rack. And then serve the delicious Saffron Focaccia.

Saffron Focacia

Enjoy the Taste of winter with Some Top Special Foods!

The climatic is gradually moving its step to raise the coldness. However winter almost executes in the Pakistan, India, china etc. in Pakistan during the winter season colds and flu are common problem it is the season in which people wants to eat those foods that make them warm from inside so that they could be healthy and active. Karachifoods.com has wide range of special winter foods that will not just keep you warm during this cold season of year, but also it keeps you fit.

Some of the winter special Foods Recipes are as under.

Anjeer ka Halwa:  It is the recipe that is full of nutrition. It is a perfect during the anjeer ka hlawawinter season especially in the evening or in the morning. Infect Anjeer is rich in Vitamins A, B1 and B2, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorus. Where high calcium levels present in Anjeer promote bone health & high mucilage content in Anjeer (Figs) helps to heal and protect sore throats. So enjoy the special Anjeer Halwa

Fried Batairs or Quails RecipeFried Batairs or Quails: It is the special recipe for winter that makes you warm form inside. Fried Batair or Quail is very much delicious in taste as well.

Pamphlet Fish Fry Recipe: It is the Pamphlet Fish Fry Recipeexcellent source Protein and Omega 3. It is also discover that eating fish may also help to reduce the risk of dieses in winter. Pomfret Fish fry Recipe is very much delicious you may taste it with Rice & Bread or also enjoy without both.

Dry Almond Butter Cake: It is a recipe that prepared with a special dry fruit that Dry Almond Butter cakehas many special benefits. Dry Almond Butter Cake is one of the most beneficial cakes due to Almond because it helps to control blood-pressure, Boosts Energy, healthy skin and many more. Dry Almond Butter Cake is a very good in taste as well it is a very easy and quick recipe. You may enjoy it in a break fast or at evening with a cup of tea.

Carrot Coriander Soup It is a quick easy recipe of perfect and healthy soup that Carrot Coriander Souphas the delicious taste. The sweetness of the carrots tastes lovely with the warm spiciness of the coriander.  Eat this special soup with naan bread as a special treat.

 

Karachifoods has many others special winter foods that keep you warm healthy and active. So let’s enjoy the beauty with scrumptious taste of winter special recipe.

Cucumber a Perfect Source for Skin Care and preventing Diseases!

Usually a cucumber is use for salad in Pakistan it is also be use as a decorating of foods such as you can served chicken tikka roll with cucumber yogurt, chilled yogurt cucumber & mint soup and with many other cuisine for their good looking.  In Pakistan it comes form the Southeast cities of Pakistan where it grows easily but especially India has a number of genetic varieties of it. You can easily purchased cucumber from your nearest market, now it is available in average Rs.80/kg (29-Oct-2011) in Karachi.Cucumber for care

It is a very beneficial for the skin. It contains useful nutrient, including vitamin C, potassium silicon and sulfur. It also gives a cool refreshing feeling when applied externally on the skin. There are the following external uses of cucumber that can easily do by any one.

Such as..
Puffy eyes: The high water content in cucumber makes it colder our skin. This helps of reduce swelling and puffiness in the same way as cold compresses.

Sun burns: In case of sun burns. Topical application of cucumber gives a cool and calm effect. Its repeated use helps for reducing the heal scratch. Usually chilled cucumber slices are more effective.

Hair Loss: Silicon and sulphur present in cucumber are known to stop hair loss. These also promote new hair growth.

Cucumber is also a very beneficialCucumber juice for protecting you against diseases for example: It helps in kidney and urinary bladder disease; it also helps for preventing against Liver disease, the potassium in cucumber makes it highly useful for conditions of high and low blood pressure, it has the enzyme that helps to digest protein, it juices is very valuable for preventing diseases of teeth, its radish and bitter gourd are valuable in diabetes. So let’s make your recipe more effective by using cucumber and move away skin problem and diseases from your side in just Rs.80/=.