Vegetable Broth

By Nmami Agarwal     07-Jun 2018

Vegetable Broth

Vegetable broth is a reduced concoction of various vegetables which is hearty, flavourful and versatile. This recipe can be made by scraps of leftover vegetables or vegetables that are on the verge of going bad. Vegetable broth is perfect for any recipe’s base such as soups, curries, gravies and also pasta. It can be used as a soup too! With calorie content being negligible, this recipe is loaded with calcium, potassium and various minerals. The nutrients in vegetable broth heal stomach lining and help to produce collagen in our bodies. So here is a step-by-step guide to achieve the ideal vegetable broth.

SERVING SIZE: 1
 CALORIES PER SERVING: 60-80 kcal
INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 medium sized onion, unpeeled
  • 2 cloves of garlic, squashed
  •  4 white mushrooms, halved
  •  2 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and cut into large chunks
  •  1 big potato, halved
  • 5 fresh parsley sprigs
  •  2 fresh dill sprigs
  •  1 bay leaf
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  5 black peppercorns

INSTRUCTIONS

  •  Rinse all the vegetables well and place them in a large pot with water. Let the veggies come to a boil and then simmer down the heat. Leave the pot uncovered for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Adjust the seasonings according to the required flavour.
  •  Strain the broth. The vegetables may be reserved for puree.
  • Keep the broth aside and allow it to cool down to room temperature.

Vegetable broth can be refrigerated for about 4 days. Try this recipe to oomph up the health and taste factor of any curry.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

Over to you

Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for your near and dear ones.
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