Why should we eat more pickles in winter? Learn more about its health benefits from RujutaDiwekar.

Do you also want to eat something spicy in winter? So what can be better than homemade pickles with meals, which will not only satisfy your craving but are also good for overall health? Yes, RujutaDiwekar reminded us of the must-have winter dish – pickles. Apart from giving your food a spicy, tangy taste and enhancing its taste, pickles have many other health benefits as well. Let us know about it in detail from Bollywood celebs nutritionist RujutaDiwekar.

Know the benefits of pickle

Sharing a photo of pickles in an Instagram post, she captioned it as, "Hardworking farmers of North India harvest their winter vegetables and turn them into winter pickles to increase their lifespan and nutrients."

He further wrote, 'WinterkaAchaar is a low-rated, undervalued, underutilized dish, which can cure skin, gut, and joint pains. Taking the right amount of crushed mustard seeds by hand is one of the traditional remedies against respiratory disorders.

Sun exposure and fermenting of turnips, carrots, and cauliflower are appreciated by the modern world of nutrition as pre, pro, and post biotics (and the latter may be appropriate). This food item is a must-have on your plate. It tastes good with parathas, dal, rice, and khichdi.

Have you eaten yet?

Pickles can instantly add to the flavor of your regular meals. No? But, nothing like homemade pickles. Remember how our grandmothers used to make delicious pickles at home, especially during the winter season.

Well, today no one has much time to make pickles at home and this is the reason why most people prefer to buy them from the market. However, here I have for you a quick carrot and cauliflower pickle recipe that turns out to be delicious.

Earlier also Rujuta had explained in detail about the pickle on her Instagram. He wrote in the caption, 'Pickling making is a traditional art and also a science, through which vegetables and fruits are used throughout the year. Our grandmothers and grandmothers used to use naturally found things around them.

These food items were stored through salt, spices, and incense and this also increases their nutritional value. He did many experiments and gave us the gift of pickle, which in modern nutrition science is considered a good source of vitamin-K, vitamin-A, probiotic bacteria, etc., which have many benefits for the body. Its benefits are also more like it increases the taste of food.

Other benefits of pickles

  • It helps in the digestive processes of the body.
  • It is a reliable source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • They provide healthy bacteria to the body which makes it easier for the body to produce vitamins like B12.
  • This ensures that your gut is not colonized by pathogens or bad bacteria.

Ingredients for Cabbage, Carrot, and Turnip Pickle

  • Carrot - 500 grams
  • Cauliflower - 500 grams
  • Turnip - 500 grams
  • Mustard oil - 12 tbsp
  • Ginger paste - 6 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds (powder) - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Grated jaggery - 1 cup
  • Salt - 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar - 3 tbsp

Method to prepare

  • First wash the carrots, turnips, and cauliflower.
  • Cut carrots and turnips into small pieces and separate the cauliflower florets.
  • Take ginger and garlic paste or grind ginger and garlic coarsely and then use.
  • In a pan add ginger, garlic, and saute till they change color.
  • After this add mustard powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and mix well.
  • Add jaggery and salt and mix again.
  • Add carrots, turnips, and cauliflower and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the flame and let the mixture cool down.
  • Add vinegar and mix well.
  • This delicious pickle is ready in a few minutes and tastes great with parathas.
  • Take out the pickle in a clean container. It can be kept for a year.

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