Meethi Elaichi Lauki | How to Make Meethi Elaichi Lauki

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups wholewheat flour
  • 3 tbsp. ghee or butter
  • 10 cardamom pods, seeded
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ghee to shallow fry

Method:

  • Crush cardamom seeds coarsely. Sieve flour into a large plate.
  • Make a well in the center. Boil together ghee, water, sugar, cardamom seeds.
  • Simmer for a minute, or till sugar dissolves completely.
  • Cool to lukewarm. Pour into well of dough. Mix into a semi stiff, pliable dough.
  • Knead for 3-4 minutes, till dough is smooth. Cover with a moist cloth, keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough in 4 parts. Take one part, make a smooth ball, roll into a thick round.
  • Make small incisions by poking with a fork or knife point, all over. Apply a little oil on board, to assist rolling.
  • Heat a griddle, put roti on it. Dry roast both side till tiny brown spots appear.
  • Reduce flame, drizzle a tsp. of ghee on one side. Fry till golden spots are formed, pressing with a spatula, to aid cooking.
  • Repeat for other side. Do till roti is crisp and golden. Repeat for remaining dough.
  • Serve hot with any of the lush gravy dishes.Meethi Elaichi Lauki | How to Make Meethi Elaichi Lauki
Health Tips:

ll humans have to eat food for growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different nutrition requirements as infants, children (kids), teenagers, young adults, adults, and seniors. For example, infants may require feeding every 4 hours until they gradually age and begin to take in more solid foods. Eventually, they develop into the more normal pattern of eating three times per day as young kids. However, as most parents know, kids, teenagers, and young adults often snack between meals. Snacking is often not limited to these age groups because adults and seniors often do the same.

Tips:

Eat three healthy meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); it is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal.
The bulk of food consumption should consist of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
Incorporate lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts (with emphasis on beans and nuts) into a healthy diet.
Choose foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars; look at the labels because the first listed items on the labels comprise the highest concentrations of ingredients.
Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that can satisfy hunger and then stop eating.
Healthy snacks are OK in moderation and should consist of items like fruit, whole grains, or nuts to satisfy hunger and not cause excessive weight gain.
Avoid sodas and sugar-enhanced drinks because of the excessive calories in the sodas and sugar drinks; diet drinks may not be a good choice as they make some people hungrier and increase food consumption.

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