Winter is upon us; and right now, nothing feels better than tucking in our beds, wrapped in cosy, warm blankets. What elevates the whole experience is a hearty, warming meal alongside. And when we think of such soul-soothing winter meals, soup is the first option that elicits a 'yes' from us. Let's agree, a warm bowl of soup soothes all our senses in just no time. Besides, it is great for our health too. Be it to lose weight or improve immunity, a delicious bowl of soup is the best thing we can ask for during the season.
On that note, we have one such healthy soup recipe that is not only brimming with essential nutrients but also helps boost immunity against common cold and fever et al. Shared by celebrity nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal, this soup includes two super healthy ingredients - amla and ginger. But before jumping into the recipe, let's find out the benefits of amla-ginger soup.
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Amla-Ginger Soup For Immunity: Health Benefits Of Amla-Ginger Soup:
Both amla and ginger are storehouses of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help promote detoxification and prevent free radical damage in the body.
Amla is a storehouse of vitamin C and ginger contains a compound called gingerol. Both nutrients come together to strengthen immunity and nourish us from within.
This soup is great for digestion as well. The fibre in amla helps regulate bowel movements and gingerol (in ginger) benefits gastrointestinal motility, further strengthening gut health.
Boost Lung Health:
As we now know that amla and ginger are power-packed with health-benefitting properties, they are also known to help prevent lung-related issues, especially in people with asthma.
Promote Good Skin:
During the winter season, our skin goes dry and our lips get chapped. This is where nourishing foods come into play. The inclusion of healthy foods like amla and ginger (both enriched with vitamin C) in your diet may help prevent the dryness and moisturise your skin naturally.
How To Make Amla-Ginger Soup:
- Pressure-cook three amlas and one-inch ginger in almost a cup of water. Add salt to taste and boil. Then, take out the amla, deseed them and mash well along with the boiled ginger. Keep the stock aside.
- In a different mixer grinder, add green chillies, cumin, curry leaves and peppercorn and grind coarsely. Heat some ghee, and add hing, spice mix, haldi and ginger-amla mix.
- Mix everything together, add the stock and boil well. You now enjoy the soup as is or strain it out to avoid the coarse masala bits.
Watch the detailed recipe video of amla-ginger soup below:
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Happy and healthy winter, everyone!
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