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Indian recipes with basil leaves

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!

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Course Snack

0.5 cup Moong or Toor Dal 1.5 cup Water 0.5 tsp Turmeric powder 2 Green chili 0.5 tsp Cumin seeds 0.5 tsp Mustard seeds1 tsp Ginger garlic paste0.25 cup Basil leaves 0.25 cup Sliced onion1 tsp Salt1 tsp Oil/Ghee

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!

Keyword basil leaves, lentil, masoor dal

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!

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Course Main Course

Servings 2 People

2 medium-sized Tomato1 cup Cooked rice 0.25 cup Basil leaves2 finely chopped Green chilies1 tsp Garlic ginger paste1 tsp oil/gheea dash Black pepper powder0.5 tsp Salt2 springs, chopped Coriander leaves

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

Keyword basil leaves, Tomato

3. Basil tea

A healthy and refreshing tea that will uplift your mood with added health benefits.

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Course Drinks

Servings 1 People

7-8 Basil leaves1 cup Water 0.25 tsp Organic Honeya dash Cardamom powder

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

Keyword basil leaves, basil tea

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