Super tasty tadka with mustard seeds, kalongi seeds & spices in authentic mustard oil. Try it & you will never go back to plain tadka!
Tadka is a kind of tempering used to make lentils/beans/curries more tasty and healthy. It's an Ayurvedic concept - one that enhances digestion as well as body's healing capacity due to the influence of ginger, garlic, spices and herbs in it. The oil in the tadka is used by the body to transfer spices into the cells and use the spices for their healing properties.
What are the benefits of my tadka? Why did I 'design' this? Read on...
Mustard & Cumin Seeds - Digestives as well as nutrient dense
Cilantro - Cancer fighting herb + blood cleanser + flushes heavy metals out of the body
Tomatoes - Cancer fighter (esp. prostate cancer) + good for skin
Garlic & Green Chilies - Cancer fighters + digestives + anti-inflammatory + anti-bacterial + anti-viral
Turmeric - Cancer fighting spice + anti-inflammatory
Cayenne - Cancer fighting spice + blood cleansing + heart healthy!
Black Seeds - Powerful cancer inhibitors as well as great for cancer and inflammation prevention.
Asafoetida - An excellent spice for digestion and healing of the gut.
Ingredients for Tadka (Tempering) -
1. Organic, Unrefined coconut oil - 4 to 6 tablespoons
2. Mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon
3. Cumin seeds - 3-4 Tablespoons
4. Black seeds - 1 Tablespoon
5. Asafoetida (hing) - Pinch's worth
6. Organic tomatoes
7. Garlic (1 or 2 whole garlic -the more, the better!)
8. Green chilies - 4
9. 1 whole bunch organic cilantro/coriander
10. Turmeric, cayenne, sea salt (add less first, you can adjust later - so 1/3 teaspoon each)
NOTE - Turmeric, ginger & mustard seeds - if added too much, can make food slightly bitter so add less first and you can always adjust later.
Simple steps -
1. Watch the video/pics for step-by-step recipe.
Pair this with - Onion Rice w/Cilantro
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Thai Red Curry in Coconut Milk
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