It's the World Food Day today, the special day is commemorated on 16th October every year since the year 1945. The date marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The day aims to increase awareness about hunger and food scarcity around the world and how everyone deserves to have proper nutrition and a decent meal.
This year has been a roller coaster ride in more ways than one. If there was one buzzword that emerged out of the mayhem, it was immunity and how to build it. Many people chose to revisit their kitchen for healing spices, herbs, veggies, fruits, pulses and legumes, and it may not have been a futile effort. Many of these superfoods have been acclaimed for their immunity-boosting properties, they blend very well with many of our food preparations too.
World Food Day 2020: Here are 5 immunity-boosting recipes we have sweared by during Covid times:
1. Tomato Black Pepper Clear Soup
This soul-stirring soup preparation has everything it takes to rejuvenate us instantly. Both tomatoes and black pepper are prized for their antioxidants and mineral; therefore, in this soup, they serve more than just flavouring agents. Click here for the recipe.
2. Oats Idli
Oats are a rich source of fibre and protein. They also happen to be replete with plant-based antioxidants that help fight disease-causing free radical activity. This idli preparation is wholesome, yummy and ideal for breakfast or snacks. Here's the recipe of oats idli.
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3. Moong Dal Cheela
Another breakfast recipe that has all our heart. This savoury cheela or desi crepe is made with a moong dal batter. India's most treasured dal, moong dal is not only a bundle of fibre, protein and minerals but also a range of antioxidants. Click here for the recipe of moong dal cheela.
4. Turmeric Jaggery Halwa
Surprised to see a dessert in here? Well don't be. Desserts, if made the right way, may not be that bad an idea. This dessert comprises the goodness of two of our ancient superfoods haldi and gud. Jaggery is used in winter preparations a lot as it tends to keep you warm and is filled with antimicrobial properties. Turmeric, on the other hand, is enriched with anti-inflammatory properties that helps manage symptoms of cold and flu. Click here for the recipe.
This Kashmiri green tea is treasure of nutrients. Made with infection-fighting spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, this tea is a true energy booster. It also contains the goodness of almonds that make sit oh-so-irresistible. Here's the full recipe of Qahwa (kahwa).
Do try all these recipes and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.
Happy World Food Day!
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.