Ingredients



  • Asparagus

    Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus.Only young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten: once the buds start to open, the shoots quickly turn woody and become strongly flavoured. Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, the asparagus plant being rich in this compound.

  • Aubergine

    The aubergine (also called eggplant) is a vegetable. It is in the Nightshade family of plants. It is related to the potato and tomato. Originally it comes from India and Sri Lanka. The fruit of the aubergine plant is commonly used as a vegetable

  • Avocado

    Avocados could help fight ageing and several diseases as they bolster cells' power centres against harmful free radicals, say scientists. The effects of avocado on our hair, skin and overall health is little known in India.

    Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C and more than half the day's requirements of vitamin K. Research shows that antioxidants present in avocado are better absorbed with the healthy monounsaturated fat they have in abundance.

    Avocado paste, if applied to rashes and rough skin, makes the skin smoother. Being rich in magnesium, an avocado helps produce energy and is good for muscle contraction and relaxation. Consumption of avocados is good for those suffering from psoriasis and bad breath. Avocados have been found to offer protection against heart disease as well as various forms of cancer. Avocado is good for people suffering from digestive and circulatory problems. The nutrients and enzymes in avocado soothes the condition of inflamed mucous lining in the stomach and small intestines.  It also improves the body's ability to absorb carotenoids and nutrients.

  • Baby potatoes

    Baby potatoes are the potatoes which are removed from the soil before they are fully developed/ grown. Due to this, you will find that baby potatoes have a sweeter flavour. It usually has a pale brown thin outer skin with a creamy off white interior. They are used worldwide in a variety of dishes ranging from salads, vegetable accompaniments to even main courses. In India, baby potatoes are used to make a very popular dish called "Dum Aloo".

  • baking powder

    Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods. It is used instead of yeast for end-products where fermentation flavors would be undesirable or where the batter lacks the elastic structure to hold gas bubbles for more than a few minutes. Generally one teaspoon (5 ml) of baking powder is used to raise a mixture of one cup (200-250 ml) of flour, one cup of liquid and one egg. However, if the mixture is acidic, baking powder's additional acids will remain unconsumed in the chemical reaction and often lend an unpleasant taste to food. High acidity can be caused by ingredients like buttermilk, lemon, yogurt, citrus or honey.

    Baking powder is generally just baking soda mixed with an acid, and a number of kitchen acids may be mixed with baking soda to simulate commercial blends of baking powder. Vinegar (dilute acetic acid), especially white vinegar, is also a common acidifier in baking; for example, many heirloom chocolate cake recipes call for a tablespoon or two of vinegar.

    Moisture and heat can cause baking powder to lose its effectiveness over time, and commercial varieties have a somewhat arbitrary expiration date printed on the container. Regardless of the expiration date, the effectiveness can be tested by placing a teaspoon of the powder into a small container of hot water. If it fizzes energetically, it is still active and usable. To deodorize your sink and tub drains, and keep lingering odors from resurfacing, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain while running warm tap water–it will neutralize both acid and basic odors for a fresh drain. (This a good way to dispose of baking soda that is being retired from your refrigerator.)

  • Bamboo shoots

    Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots (new bamboo culms that come out of the ground) of many bamboo species including Bambusa vulgaris and Phyllostachys edulis. They are used in numerous Asian dishes and broths. They are sold in various processed shapes and available in fresh, dried, and canned versions.

  • Banana

    Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red (green when raw). Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year. Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since the average banana contains a whopping 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, a banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis. A regular intake of banana in your diet can help reduce the possibility of stroke by up to 40 percent.

    Banana high in Vitamins, as Vitamin A is important for development of tissue in eyes and growth of the skin. Vitamin B is also present which help in calming the nervous system. Banana is a natural source of potassium. Potassium is important for the human body as it helps in body’s fluid level, body cells and controlling in blood pressure. Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking, as it contains Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 and potassium, which help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

  • Bananas (Raw)

    Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe (green when raw), including yellow, purple, and red. Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year. The banana plant grows 10 to 26 feet and belongs to the same family as the lily and the orchid. The cluster of fruits contain anywhere from 50 to 150 bananas with individual fruits grouped in bunches, known as """"hands,"""" containing 10 to 25 bananas. Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since the average banana contains a whopping 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, a banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. They are grown in at least 107 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and as ornamental plants.

  • Barley

    Barley is a cereal grain derived from the annual grass Hordeum vulgare. Barley has many uses. It serves as a major animal fodder, as a base malt for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Like wheat and rye, barley contains gluten that makes it an unsuitable grain for consumption by those with celiac disease.

  • Basil leaves (Fresh)

    Basil also known as French Basil or Sweet Basil or Tulsi is an erect glabrous herb, 30-90 cm high is very common to India and its culture. The leaves of basil have numerous oil glands with aromatic volatile oil. Basil is originally native to Iran, India and other tropical regions of Asia, having been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years Dried leaves and tender four sided stems of this plant are used as spice for flavoring and for recovery of essential oil. The flavor is warm, sweet and somewhat pungent and peculiar. The odor of sweet basil is aromatic fragrant and sweet. The herb is well known for the medicinal virtues. In India it is believed that `sanctum` species or the sacred basil has better medicinal virtues than other species. It is also believed that the plant releases electro-magnetic influences around it, hence planting it in the courtyard shall make people of the house remaining happy. It is also considered as good insecticide and pesticide.