Now that you know about the benefits of basil leaves, why not peep into how you can churn out some delicious Indian recipes with this herb? So, put your culinary gears on and jazz up your diet with the taste of basil!
1. Daal with basil leaves
Delight your taste buds with this delicious and healthy daal!Here’s how to make it!
Wash and soak dal for 30-40 minutes
Drain water and pressure cook with freshwater, turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt for 3-4 whistles
Allow pressure to release naturally
Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and let them splutter
Add finely green chili, onions, ginger, and garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes or until onions turn slightly brown
Next, add turmeric powder, salt, roughly chopped basil leaves, cooked dal, and mix well
Add warm water if required to adjust consistency and bring it to a boil
Simmer for another 5 minutes and take off the flame
Enjoy this delicious recipe with brown rice, jeera rice, or rotis!
2. Tangy tomato rice with a twist of basil
Once this beautiful rice preparation goes into your mouth, your taste buds will thank you. Check out the recipe!
Take tomatoes and boil until the skin starts to peel
Peel off the skin and chop them into small pieces
Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Once hot, add green chili, garlic ginger paste and fry for a minute
Add tomatoes, basil leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes
Add cooked rice, black pepper powder, salt and mix well
Cook for a couple of minutes and take off the flame
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot
3. Basil tea
A healthy and refreshing tea that will uplift your mood with added health benefits.
Heat a pan, add water along with basil leaves and cardamom powder
Bring it to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the brew becomes aromatic
Take off the flame and pour into a mug
Stir in honey and serve warm