Cookme has always been known for acknowledging the spirit of its collaborators. This 15th April 2018, on the auspicious occasion of Poila Boisakh, Cookme felicitates its Distributors for their outstanding performance during the Financial Year 2017 – 2018. Besides being a motivation for these performers to improve in the current year, it also is a driving force for rest of the distributors.
Kabli Chana 250 grams, Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon, Cookme Chana Masala Mix 10 – 12 grams, finely chopped Tomatoes 2 teaspoons, Salt to taste.
How to prepare:
Boil soaked Kabli Chana with Baking Soda. Marinate boiled chana with salt and Cookme Chana Masala Mix Powder for some time. Heat oil in Kadhai. Add finely chopped tomatoes and stir fry for some time. Now add the marinated chana and cook on low heat for a while. Serve hot adding chopped onions, if necessary.
Mix thoroughly 100 grams Cookme Radhaballavi Mix with 100 ml water and keep aside for 15 minutes. Take 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan and saute the mixture on low flame. The filling of Radhaballavi will thus be ready. Mix the flour well with little oil and salt. Add sufficient water and knead it to make dough. Divide the dough proportionately into several portions. Stuff every dough with the Radhaballavi filling and roll into round size same as Luchi. Fry in hot oil and serve hot.
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Ingredients: Tomato powder, Milk solids, Kashmiri mirch, Maida, Onion powder, Coriander, Kesuri methi, Sugar, White salt, Cashew nut, Ginger powder, Garlic powder, Mango powder, Red chili, White pepper.
Requirements: Chicken 1 kg, Butter 60 grams, Cream 60 ml, Cookme Butter Chicken Mix 50 grams.
How to prepare: Brush chicken pieces with little butter and grill. Soak 50 grams of Cookme Butter Chicken Mix in a cup containing 50 ml of water and reserve. Fry grilled chicken in a pan with little oil. Add the prepared soaked spice mix while frying the chicken pieces. Add salt to taste and water from time to time till the chicken is cooked. Add 50 grams of butter simmer on low flame. Add 60 ml of cream, mix well and bring to boil. Serve hot. *For better resultsuse boneless chicken.
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Ingredients: Tomato powder, Coriander, Cumin, Kashmiri mirch, Ginger powder, Aniseed (small), Turmeric, Cinnamon, Mango powder, Asafoetida, Cardamom (small), Bay leaf, Red Chilli, Clove, White salt.
Requirements: Potato 500 grams, Cookme Alurdom Mix 20 grams (4 teaspoons), Salt and sugar to taste.
How to prepare: Take 20 grams of Cookme Alurdom Mix in a little quantity of water to make a thick paste. Boil 500 grams of potato and keep aside. Take oil in a pan and heat it, then add boiled potato in it and fry till the potatoes turn brown. Add the masala paste that you had prepared with Cookme Alurdom Mix and fry for another few minutes. Pour water as required and boil until cooked. Add salt and sugar to taste and serve.
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Mustard, known for enhancing the flavor of a variety of Indian dishes is quite a popular condiment. Given its ability to turn simple dishes into tasty delights, mustard is one of the most common items found in the cupboard. But it doesn’t only enhance flavours of food, it can give relief from a number of ailments.
Sore throat – Mix 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon black mustard powder, juice of ½ fresh lemon and 1 cup of boiling water. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Gargle with the warm mixture to get relief from the discomfort.
Arthritic Spain – Mix ½ cup of black mustard powder with warm water to create a smooth paste. Spread the paste onto a clean towel and fold. Lay the folded towel across affected areas for up to 10 minutes.
Chest congestion – Take ¼ teaspoon of black mustard powder and mix it with warm water to form a paste. Consume this paste after adding ½ teaspoon of honey in it.
Constipation – Mix 4 cups of water and 2 cups of honey. Next, add 1 tablespoon of white mustard powder in it. Consume 1 tablespoon of this mixture daily to relieve constipation.
Ring worm – Take ½ teaspoon of black mustard powder and mix it with some water to form a paste and apply it on the affected areas of the skin. Apply this paste three to four times in a day and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Boils – Mix 2 teaspoons of mustard powder and 1 teaspoon of sugar in 1 cup of boiling water. Let the solution cool and remove the layer formed on its surface. Finally, apply this medicine on the affected areas to cure boils on skin.
Hiccups – Sipping a cup of warm water mixed with 2 teaspoons of black mustard powder helps control hiccups.
Pimples – Roast a handful of mustard seeds in 1 liter of coconut oil. Cool and strain out the oil to store it in a bottle. Apply it on face every day to lighten skin color and get rid of pimples.
Indigestion – Mix ½ teaspoon of black mustard powder in a cup of yogurt and consume it after meal. In addition, drink a glass of buttermilk after the yogurt to cure piles.
Gout – Make a mustard plaster and apply to the achy joint. Mix 1 part mustard powder to 1 part whole wheat flour and add enough water to form a thick paste. Slather petroleum jelly on the affected area. Spread a thick coat of mustard paste on a piece of gauze or cloth and apply over the greased-up area. Tape down and leave in place for several hours or overnight.
Bleeding gums – Take ½ tablespoon of mustard oil and add a pinch of Sendha Namak or regular salt and massage your teeth and gums daily.
Weak teeth – Mix honey and mustard oil in equal quantity and massage your teeth and gums before brushing your teeth with a regular paste. This will make teeth stronger.
Clove or laung is a common spice added to most Indian dishes, but this tiny, brown spice is much more than just an additive. Packed with nutrients namely, vitamins and minerals like iodine, calcium, phosphorous and iron, clove can do much more for your body than simply make food more palatable.
Fever – Grind 2 to 3 of Clove buds and an equal amount of Chiretta with water and consume it 3 to 4 times a day to cure fever.
Excessive hunger disorder – Take 3 pinches of Clove powder and mix it with a cup of lukewarm water and consume it to get relief.
Toothache – Pressing a clove bud between the jaws, at the site of aching tooth eases the pain. Apply clove oil in the cavity of decayed tooth. This would reduce the pain and help to ameliorate infection.
Cough – Take 200 ml of water and add 3 to 4 pieces of crushed cloves, 1 pepper corn and 6 to 7 Tulsi leaves to the water. You may add a small piece of ginger to the mix as well. Boil the water till it is half its quantity. Once the decoction has cooled a bit, strain it and drink it warm with a little honey to add that extra sweetness.
Joint pain – Roast a few clove buds and wrap them in a soft cloth. Apply this to the aching joint while it is still warm. Re-heat the poultice when it becomes cold. You could alternatively crush the cloves coarsely and apply it. But make sure you do not heat it after they are crushed. The essential oils present in the clove are highly volatile and will evaporate if heated again.
Body pain – Prepare warm bath water and add a few drops of clove oil to it. Soak in the warm water for some time to relieve pain.
Sore throat – Take 1 pod of clove and add it to 1 teaspoon of honey. Let it remain in the honey for about 8 hours and drink slowly swallow the honey. This will coat the throat helping in giving you some relief.
Throat congestion – Cough and throat congestion can be cured by chewing roasted clove buds. It is also an effective remedy in cases of inflammation in the pharynx (pharyngitis). Another cure is to prepare a decoction by boiling 5 to 6 cloves in 30 ml of water. Take this decoction with 1 teaspoon of honey thrice a day as an expectorant.
Asthma – Soak 2 pieces of cloves, 12 to 15 Basil (Tulsi) leaves, 10 black pepper corns in ½ cup of water and boil for 15 minutes. Strain out the water, mix it with milk, add 2 teaspoons of honey and drink the milk.
Nausea and vomiting – Prepare a paste by mixing thoroughly ½ teaspoon of clove powder in 1 teaspoon of honey. Take this paste in your finger and lick it whenever the symptom occurs.
Cinnamon or dalchini is one of the most common ingredients in Indian cooking. Known for its aromatic and pungent characteristics, cinnamon is mostly used as a falvouring agent. But this spice is packed with innumerable compounds that make its essential oil a panacea for most ailments.
Arthiritic Pain – Mix 1 teaspoon of Dalchini powder with 2 portions of water and 1 portion of honey to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the painful parts of the body.
Loose motion – Mix 3 grams of Dalchini powder with 1 cup of water and consume it twice a day.
Pimples, Acne and Black heads – Depending on affected areas, mix a few pinches of Dalchini powder with a few drops of lemon juice and apply it on acne and black heads twice everyday till the time they disappear.
Hair fall – Prepare a mixture by adding 1 teaspoon of Dalchini powder and 2 teaspoon of honey to 100 ml of warm olive oil. Store this mixture in a bottle after the dalchini powder mixes evenly in the oil. Apply this oil thus prepared on the scalp and keep it for 15 to 30 minutes before washing it off.
Over-weight – Boil a cup of water and add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of Dalchini powder. Then cover it and steep for 1/2 hour. Finally add some honey and drink 1/2 of the liquid before going to sleep and the rest of it the next morning in empty stomach. This will help in losing weight if you continue this till you get results.
Bad breath – To reduce bad breath, rinse (wash) your mouth with solution of 1 cup water mixed with 1 teaspoon of Dalchini powder.
Dull complexion – To lighten skin complexion, take 1 teaspoon of honey, mix it thoroughly with a pinch of Dalchini powder and apply it on the skin.
Cough – Take ¼ teaspoon each of dalchini powder and clove powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger juice and mix it thoroughly in a cup of boiling water. Consume it after cooling. Continue it for few days.
Headache – To reduce headache, take 1 teaspoon of water and add 1 teaspoon of Dalchini in it. Apply this on the forehead.
Insomnia – Boil 1 cup of water and add 1/2 teaspoon of Dalchini powder, leave it for 5 minutes. Finally add some honey for sweetness, stir it well and drink it twice a day to induce sleep.
Sore Throat – To get rid of cold and sore throat, boil a cup of water and add 1/2 teaspoon of Dalchini and black pepper powder. Finally add honey and drink it.
Green Cardamom is one commonly used item in Indian kitchen and is mainly used in food as a flavouring agent. But it has some medicinal properties too and can be used to get relief from some ailments.
Indigestion – Take 2 to 3 pods of cardamom, ½ inch piece of ginger, a 2 pieces of cloves and ¼ teaspoon of dhania powder and grind them well. Put this mixture in a cup of warm water and drink it after stirring it well. It acts as an instant remedy for indigestion, bloating and gas.
Burning urination problem – Take ½ teaspoon each of Cardamom powder and Amla powder and mix them in a glass of water thoroughly. Drink this twice a day for as long as the symptom persists. This will relieve you of the burning sensation.
Giddiness – Take a few pods of Green Elaichi and crush them. Add water and Jaggery to make decoction. Take 1 ounce of this decoction 3 times a day.
Depression and exhaustion – To recover from such a state, take 1/4 teaspoon of powdered Elaichi seeds in water and boil them for 3 to 4 minutes. Then consume this solution after cooling it down.
Anaemia – Add a pinch or two of green elaichi powder and turmeric to a glass of warm milk. You can add a little sugar for taste if you like. Drink this every night to help relieve weakness and other symptoms of anaemia.
Flatulence – Take a mixture of green elaichi powder, dried ginger powder and Fennel seeds (Saunf) powder in equal quantities. Add 1 teaspoon of this mixture in a cup of water, put a pinch of asafoetida and consume it to get relief from Flatulence.
Dizziness – For dizziness and lightheadedness, take Lemon juice mixed with some sugar and a pinch of Elaichi powder and consume it.
Stomachache – Crush 2 pods of green cardamoms to powder and mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey and consume the mixture.
Sore throat – To clear sore throat, take ¼ teaspoon each of Elaichi seed powder and cinnamon powder and boil them in water. Add a pinch salt to the boiling water, cool it and drink.
Hiccups – Make an infusion by boiling 2 pounded whole green Elaichi in a cup of water along with 5 leaves of Mint for 2 minutes. Cool the solution, strain out the leaves and drink it. This will stop the hiccups.