With the advent of summer, knowing the enchanting facts about the cooling properties of spices used in various recipes of Indian food is a must. It's fascinating how the same old spices can be used for different reasons, taking away from cooking and eating being just a chore! Its not only important to relish the good taste of Indian food but realize that the herbs that go into the complex cooking process are very helpful for the system.
Indian restaurants in London keep the authenticity of Indian food to the maximum, how it is possible is by use of herbs that lend the taste. What's important to know is that some herbs are amazing for the summer season and are known to have cooling properties such as Mint. It is naturally cooling when it is chewed into and not only a bad breath remedy but excellent in Indian chutneys, marinades, curry pastes and refreshing summer drinks. Coriander is a refreshing bitter herb that counteracts the often-spicier ingredients used.
Turmeric is the best healing spice in the world, increases immunity and what a cool off over heated summer skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties along with health boosting characteristics. The famous Tulsi, also known as holy basil is extremely high in anti oxidants. Chicken marinated in holy basil, pumpkin seeds, lime and palm sugar is a delicious Indian summer barbecue recipe. Adding Cardamom to kababs and curries for fragrance or making the ideal cooling Indian drinks and ice creams, it is the most important spice of all times.
Cumin, common in summer drinks like jal jeera, pannas, is also an essential ingredient in curries and starch preparations for its anti-carminative properties. It is known for its post-digestive cooling effect on the body. And lastly fresh Ginger that has cooling post digestive effect on the body and a positive impact on appetite. In addition, foods such as pomegranate, tomatoes, cucumber, rose petals and rose water, tender coconut and its water, bell peppers, fenugreek (methi), lime, lemon and honey are enormously cooling and widely used summer ingredients used in Indian cooking.
With all these wonderful spices put together beautifully in Indian recipes make them perfect for the coming summer season, so be sure to discover the bewitching taste and enriching properties of the spices in well-cooked recipes at an Indian restaurant in London now. It is not only going to be a treat for the mouth but good for the system to ward off the scorching summer season by keeping the heat at bay. It doesn't matter how we maintain the outside temperatures in our cars, offices and homes...to beat the heat one needs to keep cool inside that is only possible with the enriching herbs that have the medicinal properties to help.