Kashmiri pulao is a sweet, mild and aromatic delicacy from the beautiful state of Kashmir. This is extremely easy to make and is a bit on the sweeter side since it is garnished with both fresh and dry fruits.
A wide variety of fresh fruits like apple, pomegranate and pineapple can be used for garnishing the pulao. However, before you add any fruit to the pulao consider what … Continue reading
Like most nuts, cashews or kaju as they are known in Hindi, have several different uses. They are an excellent source of fibre and protein. The fat present in these nuts helps in protecting the heart apart from maintaining healthy levels of good cholesterol. Moreover, they help in controlling high blood pressure, migraines, soreness, muscle spasms and fatigue.
They can also be used for preparing … Continue reading
Barfi or Pak is a sweet confectionary made primarily in the Indian subcontinent. There are several varieties of barfi which include Besan barfi (made using gram flour), Pista barfi (made using ground pistachios), kaaju barfi (made using cashews) and Nariyal barfi or nariyal pak (made using Coconut). The most popular barfi among the ones mentioned above is the nariyal pak with nuts (pistachios and cashew) along with flavours like rose water … Continue reading
Kaju Katli, also known as Cashew barfi or Kaju ki mithai, is an Indian sweet which is made by cashew nuts, sugar and some other ingredients. The sweet is also available in kesar version which is tastier as well as exotic. It is one of the most expensive sweets in comparison to others. In the country, many people prefer distributing Kaju Katli to their … Continue reading
Made using ground nuts and jaggery, chikki is a traditional Indian sweet. The markets are flooded with varieties of chikkis including the most famous kaju chikki. Other popular types of chikkis available in markets are til chikki, coconut chikki and flax seeds chikki. They are mainly prepared during festivals like Lohri and Diwali. People distribute dry fruit chikkisamong their friends and family members.
Just as the name suggests, Kaju Chikki is made of cashew nuts and … Continue reading
Dry fruit and fruit shakes can be consumed in every season. In summers, you can go for a healthy iced shake while in winters you can go for the delicious hot ones. The dry fruits used in making these shakes are rich in iron and help in improving the hemoglobin levels of the blood.
Moreover, these milk shakes are a power house of energy and are perfect for consumption after workout. They … Continue reading
Cashew nuts are delicately sweet yet crunchy. This delicious dry fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and energy. This dry fruit was native to the Brazilian Amazon rain forest and was spread worldwide by the Portuguese explorers who called it “caju”. Nowadays, it is commercially cultivated in Vietnam, Brazil and India apart from several African countries.
Cashew nuts are usually an inch long and ½ an inch in diameter. They are bean shaped with a smooth curvy tip. These nuts when plucked from the tree have an exterior shell which has a potent skin toxin. This shell is roasted … Continue reading
Cashews are a very good source of energy. Cashew nuts are widely used as a snack, which is sweet or salted.
Cashew nuts are the nut beneath the cashew fruit, which is also known as Cashew Apple. Cashew Apple is soft and delicate; they are very perishable. Even if they are frozen or kept at a very cool temperature, they will only last for about five days once they get plucked from the tree.
Health Benefits of Cashews:
1. Oxygen to the Brain: Cashew increases the production of endorphins to improve … Continue reading