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"Eggs are full of goodness anyway, like proteins, vitamins A,B,D and E, lots of minerals and those very important good-for-you fatty acids."
"But why do you keep eggs in a fridge Ma?" Hosh asked as they sat down to eat the French toasts he had just cooked under her supervision, "Will they not keep outside?"
"Tadka Chaas is a popular variant in yoghurt drinks, as the crunchiness of tempered spices in chaach gives the drink a bit of body, color as well as bite."
"Tempering is the brief frying of spices (especially in various South Asian cuisines) to release their aroma. It is a popular garnishing technique used in various parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan."
"Whoopsie," he uttered, as he dropped an egg on the kitchen floor.
"Get salt and give it a good sprinkle," said Isha, "It'll clean up pretty easy. Use salt to scour non-stick pans too, instead of detergent."
"This Lassi is great as a digestif, a starter, a small meal, a quick meal, and for when you don't want to cook a meal."
"It is also just what you need in those hungry moments, when you can't be bothered to eat, much less cook."
"This layer, called the cuticle or bloom, is still wet when the egg emerges, but quickly dries after a few minutes."
"This stops bacteria from getting inside the shell and reduces moisture and carbon dioxide loss from an egg which could degrade the egg quality."
Isha teaches how to make Chickpeas Dip - Hummus, a world famous, fast and simple Middle Eastern puree.
Tips on how to tweak ingredients and get different tastes.
"Depending upon the size of the egg, an egg contains about 75 calories or 310 kilojoules."
"But it also has a significantly high satiety effect so you feel fuller for longer – good news if you are dieting."
Isha teaches Hosh a luscious Mango Lassi recipe.
Cooking story with practical tips on mango cultivars & flavors.
Differences between milkshake, Lassi & smoothie
"In India, flavoring ingredients such as asafoetida, black salt, sea salt, fresh ground ginger, green mango, green chilies, pepper, lime or lemon juice, Amla (gooseberry), Jira (cumin seeds), coriander, mint and curry leaves are mixed with Chaach to enhance its digestion-aiding properties."
"Traditional buttermilk contains probiotic microbes which are beneficial to the gut and improve immunity when taken regularly."
Isha teaches Hosh how to make Banana Lassi - Restaurant Style.
Story with banana secrets, its calorie content, GI value and impact on blood sugar & digestion
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