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Nut Your Way to Good Health and Taste

    Nut Your Way to Good Health and Taste

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    Visibly hard on outside with a delectable moist inside, Coconut is often regarded as the fruit of nutrition and taste. With several health benefits it is also used as a home remedy for multiple purposes. Whether you want drool worthy skin or luscious hair or a quick evening drink to satiate your soul, coconut has it all that takes to help you.

    With the world acknowledging the super fruit and its wonderful benefits, today we are celebrating The Coconut Day. So let’s cherish this god sent delight with some sumptuous recipes that can be made using the fruit and its components.

     

    COCONUT MACAROONS

    Ingredients:

    1 dried coconut (small size)
    1/3rd cup sugar
    2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (maida)
    a pinch of salt
    2 eggs (only whites)
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

     

     

    Method

    Cut the coconut into small pieces and grind it a high power mixer grinder until it resembles a coarse powder. (Our Easy Lock Queen Mixer Grinder is just the perfect device to get you a perfect consistency http://bit.ly/2aTMR4T ). In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, egg whites, vanilla and salt. Add the grinded coconut it to gradually and stir. Keep the mixture aside. Pre heat the oven to a 180 degrees Celsius.

    Grease a baking tray and place the coconut mixture in small cookie sized shapes maintaining the distance. Bake these for 18-20 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Remove and cool the macaroons on a wire rack. (Use our Marvello oven http://bit.ly/2bX9Orv for best results)

     

    VIRGIN PINA COLADA

    Ingredients:

    3/4th cup coconut milk

    2 cups chopped fresh pineapple

    3 tbsp sugar

    1/4th cup water

    Ice cubes

    Pineapple wedges or kaffir lime leaves to garnish

     

    Method

    Place the chopped pineapple in a blender and blend until it forms a smooth puree. Slowly add coconut milk, sugar and water to this. Blend at high speed until it resembles a thick shake.

    You can add ice cubes and blend further or can simply add the ice later. Pour the liquid in serving glasses and garnish using a pineapple wedge or kaffir lime leaves.

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    THAI CHICKEN GREEN CURRY

    Ingredients:

    For chicken

    750gms chicken breast

    350gms oriental mushrooms (mixed)

    1litre chicken stock

    6-7 kaffir lime leaves

    200gm snap peas

    1 tin coconut milk (400ml)

    Thai basil

    Ground nut oil

     

    For curry Paste,

    2 cloves garlic

    2 shallots (onions)

    1/tsp grated ginger

    Few lemongrass leaves

    3-4 dried red chilis whole

    ½ tsp cumin powder

    2 tsp fish sauce

    Few sprigs of coriander

     

    Method

    Paste

    Combine all the ingredients for the paste in a blender and give it a quick blitz. Add water if it’s too coarse and keep it aside.

    Chicken

    Cut the chicken into thin strips and chop the mushrooms, in a wok, Sauté them separately for 6-7 minutes using groundnut oil and transfer onto a plate ( Our suave cook top Ignito4B offers great performance and adds a hint of style to your kitchen too http://bit.ly/2bYi118 ). In the same wok, add a bit more oil and fry the green curry paste for 4-5 minutes. Slowly add the coconut milk and give a boil. Add chicken broth, kaffir lime leaves, snap peas and basil to the gravy and let it boil for another 2-3 minutes. Finally add the sautéed chicken and mushroom to this. Season using salt and black pepper to taste and garnish with coriander and remaining lime leaves.

    Serve with rice or bread.

    Note: A vegetarian version of Thai Green Curry can be made by replacing chicken with chopped Carrots, Potatoes,  cauliflower florets, green beans and Capsicum.                                                   Chicken stock can be replaced by vegetable stock.