A reader Shahana had left a comment on the previous post about taking lemon juice after fasting.She says it is not good to take an acidic drink in an empty stomach. Many think so.I believe, if the stomach is empty or full, lemon is a good thing to drink.Since long am practising the same and haven't experienced anything bad with that.When I was a child , I had read in a book (prophet's medicines, I think) the only sour thing which do not harm our body is lemon. I don't know how much of this is true. (I have never found a hadith regarding this until now.) You all know, Arabs use only good and healthy ingredients in their cooking. And lemon is widely used in Middle Eastern Cuisine.
I have read some where, the acidic quality of lemon changes to alkaline after it is digested. You can read similar words here,
Foods such as orange juice and lemon juice are acidic in their natural state but turn alkaline after they have been metabolized in the body. As such, for dietetic purposes they are usually considered to be alkaline forming foods despite being acidic prior to consumption. Most fruits are alkaline except a few that include cranberries, plums and prunes. These fruits are classified as acidic because they contain acids the body can't metabolize.
Feeling irritated after a heavy meal?
Squeeze half of lemon into a glass of warm water, add enough salt and Drink! :)
Today, a lovely snack for you from my yesterday's iftar, enjoy! :)
Beetroot 1 grated
carrot 1 grated
onion 2 chopped finely
garlic cloves 4 chopped
ginger 1 " piece chopped
green chillies 4 chopped
coriander leaves 2 Tb sp chopped
curry leaves 1 stalk chopped
pepper powder 2 tsp
garam masala powder 3/4 tsp
potatoes 4 medium
How to make,
Boil and peel potatoes, mash it and keep aside.
Break egg, beat it.
Heat oil, saute onions with garlic cloves.
when it is semi-transparent, add ginger and green chillies with coriander leaves and curry leaves.
Saute for a while until the smell of ginger comes, then add beetroot and carrot.
Add salt and stir, keep covered on a low flame.
Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pan.
When it is half cooked, add the powders and mix well.
Allow to cook until done.
Switch off fire, allow the mixture to cool.
Mix it with mashed potatoes.
Apply little oil on palms, make small balls.
Press it between palms to shape cutlets.
Adjust the edges by pressing slowly on palms.
Dip the edges in egg batter, then roll over bread crumbs.
Allow bread crumbs to coat evenly on the cutlets.
Deep fry in hot oil.
Serve with salads and sauce..!
Note: If you use any other vegetables like cabbage , peas etc. please adjust the amount of using other ingredients.
See other cutlet recipes here..