23 Brain-Boosting Foods That May Keep You Sharp

Keep your brain healthy and sharp with these nutrient-dense, brain-boosting foods, from berries to bone broth.

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Brain-boosting foods

Following a healthy and well-balanced diet is good for you physically, and it’s also beneficial for your brain health. Certain foods contain nutrients that help keep the brain healthy, including healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. These nutrients may enhance memory and concentration and even offer protective effects against brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Read on to reap the brain-boosting benefits of these 25 nutrient-dense foods. (Plus, 33 healthy foods that are more nutritious than you realized.)

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Berries

Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries contain antioxidant properties that boost your health and even your brain health. “Large studies show some promise for berries and brain health, particularly in slowing cognitive decline,” says Ginger Hultin, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “A huge study found that women who ate more blueberries and strawberries saw an association with slower cognitive decline. Berries are high in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that can cross the blood-brain barrier and possibly positively affect areas of the brain associated with learning and memory function. The reason for these positive results may be due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the berries. The portion size used in the study was just half a cup of berries, and eating them daily appears to yield the best results.” Discover how berries at breakfast could help you lose weight.

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Dark chocolate

Great news for dark chocolate lovers: Research suggests it has brain-boosting powers, including enhanced cognitive function, reduced risk of dementia, and improved performance on memory activities. For example, a 2018 review in the journal Nutrients found that more than 50 mg epicatechin/day, a flavanol found in cocoa, tea, berries, and other fruits, yields cognitive benefits—especially in tasks involving memory, executive function, and processing speed in older adults (>50 years old) who took epicatechin for a duration of 28 days or longer. Find out exactly what happens to your body when you eat chocolate.

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Walnuts

Many nuts are helpful for brain health, but walnuts are the only tree nut that are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid that’s converted to the omega-3s DHA and EPA within the body. The nuts have been linked to improved cognitive performance in adults. In a 2015 study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, researchers found adults between the ages of 20 and 59 years old, who consumed higher amounts of walnuts, showed better cognitive test scores. (Keep in mind the study was funded in part by the California Walnut Council.) Here are 7 more foods loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.

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Broccoli

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli contain the compound sulforaphane, a substance that a 2017 study in the Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke suggests could protect the brain. Broccoli also offers vitamin K, important for healthy brain function. In fact, an older study assessed the dietary intake of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and found that they got considerably less vitamin K from their diet than people without the disease. (Watch out for the worst foods for your brain that you should be avoiding.)ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT

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Concord grapes

Although these grapes are available for just a short time each year, you can also get their benefits through 100 percent grape juice made with Concord grapes. And the grapes can help aging adults with brain issues. In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, for instance, older adults with age-related cognitive decline regularly drinking Concord grape juice saw a positive impact on memory function and also had increased blood flow to areas of the brain linked with memory. (Some of the study authors were employed by Welch Foods, Inc., which manufactures grape juice.) Grapes are just one of the anti-inflammatory foods that help reduce pain, so arthritis suffers will want to take note.

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Oily fish

The brain needs plenty of omega-3 fats to stay healthy. And oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, sardines, and tuna offer the omega-3s EPA and DHA. Keeping the brain fueled with DHA and EPA is important since the brain is the body’s fattiest organ. DHA especially may be particularly important for brain health in older people who are not cognitively impaired, suggests a 2017 study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. And deficits in these omega-3s have been associated with neurodegenerative disorders, although more research is needed. This handy chart will help you choose fish with the highest omega-3 content.

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Eggs

You may have heard that the cholesterol in eggs is a concern, but it’s now thought you can safely eat an egg a day. In a 2017 study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Finnish researchers found that eating eggs may boost brain power, and much of the benefit may be due to choline⁠, which is an essential nutrient important for metabolization⁠. The researchers monitored the diets of about 2,500 men without dementia for about 22 years. Not only were regular egg eaters less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but it was linked to better performance on cognitive tests. Enjoy eggs on hummus toast, a breakfast Panini, or one of these 55 delicious egg recipes. Here’s more information on egg nutrition too.

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Pumpkin seeds

Seeds can be great for the brain, and pumpkin seeds may be especially helpful. These little delights offer ALA omega-3s. They also contain magnesium, which is believed to play a role in mood and brain function, as well as zinc, important for healthy brain function. A quarter cup of pumpkin seeds provides you with 15 percent of the daily value for zinc. Pumpkin seeds are just one of the 6 super seeds you should be eating.

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Sage

It’s an old wives’ tale, but sage really may help sharpen the mind. According to preliminary research in the journal Advances in Nutrition, extracts or essential oils of the herb may help memory as well as mood, attention, and executive function. Sage is one of the healthy herbs that can boost your brain and also, take a look at these 10 healing herbs and spices.

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Milk

This dairy drink provides choline, a nutrient important for brain health. Pregnant women really need to focus on choline because it plays a role in the early brain development of infants. In addition, a handful of observational studies have connected cognitive performance in adults with higher choline intake and plasma concentration. And some researchers believe that some natural component in milk that may help protect against insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

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Turmeric

Turmeric has a seemingly endless list of health benefits—including helping to relieve digestive issues such as heartburn and gas. Much of the research done on turmeric has focused on curcumin, a substance in turmeric. In terms of brain health, a 2016 study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that a group of older adults receiving a curcumin supplement did not have the cognitive decline experienced by a group that didn’t take the supplement. Turmeric is thought to be an anti-inflammatory powerhouse; here’s exactly how much turmeric you need to take to reduce inflammation.

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Cocoa powder

Talk about a healthy ingredient with very few calories—as long as you stick to the unsweetened variety. “Pure cocoa powder contains brain-boosting compounds, including a large number of antioxidant molecules, mainly flavonoids,” says Hultin. “The main one is epicatechin. These compounds do make it into the brain and have been linked in some studies to positive outcomes in learning and memory areas. Epicatechin is a special antioxidant and appears to improve cognition in studies. Aside from antioxidant capacity, another way cocoa could help our health is through improved cardiovascular health—better blood flow to the brain for more oxygen and nutrients.” Eating cocoa can actually help prevent and treat diabetes.

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Kale

Kale has been in the spotlight for years, and it even has its own day: National Kale Day is the first Wednesday in October. Kale is packed with plenty of nutrients, including vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and the mineral manganese. And green leafy veggies like kale may help your brain: In a 2017 study in Neurology, people eating leafy vegetables daily experienced the cognitive function of people about 11 years younger, compared to people eating little to no leafy green veggies. Here are 4 creative kale recipes to try right now.ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT

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Beets

Beets contain high levels of dietary nitrates, which your body converts to nitric oxide—and that relaxes blood vessels in the body and increases blood flow to the brain. In a 2016 study in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, older adults, with a mean age of 65.4 years, who exercised and drank beetroot juice for six weeks, experienced brain benefits. Their brain networks had a similar appearance to those of younger adults. Note that more study is needed since other research on beetroot juice and the brain is mixed. Discover why beets are a superfood vegetable you should really stop avoiding.

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Olive oil

A Mediterranean-style diet is often hailed for its health benefits, including helping to protect brain health. Olive oil is made from olives, which offer health-helping polyphenols. A 2016 study in the journal Current Medicinal Chemistry suggests these polyphenols may lower risk for certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. Use olive oil in anything from a bean salad recipe to baked chicken to a vegetarian grain bowl. Want more healthy meals for your dinner rotation? Here’s how to introduce health-boosting Mediterranean foods into your diet without even trying.

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Bone broth

The hype about bone broth has grown over the past few years and much of it is warranted. To make bone broth, you take—you guessed it, bones (such as chicken bones), bake them at a low temperature in the oven until they brown, then simmer, often along with veggies like onions and herbs and seasonings. The main draw of bone broth is its high protein content, and the brain requires protein to optimally function. Add bone broth to homemade soup, or use it to sauté vegetables.

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Beans

Beans offer fiber and protein, which help keep you satiated for longer to provide sustained energy. Beans also contain ALA Omega-3s to support brain growth and function; go for navy and kidney beans for a bigger ALA fix. Beans also provide carbohydrates, which are converted to glucose to fuel the brain—the organ’s preferred source of energy. Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, provide magnesium, which helps keep the brain functioning optimally. Don’t miss: The 5 health benefits of beans—plus 5 surprising risks.

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Tea

Tea is often credited with aiding weight loss and helping prevent cancer, but many scientists believe the drink is just as beneficial for the brain. Many teas contain caffeine, an instant energy booster, but tea also delivers the more calming amino acid L-theanine, which can help relax you without causing drowsiness. And drinking tea, particularly green tea, could help reduce your risk of cognitive disorders, according to a large 2017 study in the journal Oncotarget. Plus, check out these 8 benefits of tea you never knew.

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Beef

Iron is vital for good health; without it, your red blood cells could not carry oxygen to from the lungs to the body’s tissues. Beef contains the most easily absorbed type of iron, heme iron. If you don’t eat meat, the best iron-offering foods for vegetarians include eggs, beans, iron-fortified cereal, and whole grains. Just be sure to pair any plant-based sources with a food high in vitamin C, such as citrus to boost absorption. Iron deficiency often goes undiagnosed, though fatigue is a common sign.

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Yerba mate

In South America, yerba mate is just as common as coffee is in the U.S. The beverage mate is brewed from the leaves of yerba mate. This hot drink is believed to have a stimulant effect, which may help enhance short-term brainpower. According to yerba mate manufacturer Guayaki, yerba mate contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and an abundance of polyphenols. Besides caffeine, yerba mate provides two compounds, theobromine and theophylline, which work together to provide unique, mild stimulant effects. Enjoy a cup of yerba mate in place of your morning coffee.

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Oats

For a brain-boosting breakfast, you can’t go wrong with whole-grain oats. The brain relies on glucose for fuel, and healthy carbs like oats are a great source. Oats have an advantage over other carbohydrates in that they’re low on the glycemic index—meaning oats won’t jack up your blood sugar as quickly as some other foods. In fact, in part thanks to their fiber content, whole-grain oats are broken down slowly by the body. Your brain will reap the benefits for hours. Oats also contain B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. Best of all, oats really are a convenience food; try these 10 doctor-recommended oatmeal ideas.

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Lentils

Make lentils a staple in your soups and salads, and your brain will thank you for it. Lentils are packed with folate, a B vitamin shown to help boost cognitive performance. The vitamin can also play a role in decreasing levels of the amino acid homocysteine. This is important because too-high levels may impair brain functioning as you age. Finally, a favorite go-to for vegetarians, lentils are one of the 9 complete protein foods that aren’t meat.

Top 5 sweet vrat recipes especially for Maha Shivratri

Since ancient times, India has had a rich long-standing culture of festivals and celebrations. Maha Shivratri is truly one of them. On this day, devotees celebrate in honour of Lord Shiva, chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivay’, and follow a special fast.

There are various mythological folklores explaining why this Hindu festival is so auspicious. Some believe that it was on this day Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati making it so special; some think that this day is a celebration of the event of Lord Shiva saving the world during Samudra Manthan, a mythological episode of churning of the ocean of milk; whereas others say that it was on this day when Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Shiv Lingam for the first time ever, making this day holy.

Thus, this day is celebrated throughout India in a unique manner. It is the day to honour Lord Shiva and express the gratitude whole heartedly. It is believed that if a devotee observes a fast and worship Lord Shiva on this day with sincerity, pure devotion and love, he/she would be blessed with immense happiness and prosperity.

Besides that, fasting helps the body detoxify and that aids in meditations. Especially in this fast paced world, such a conscious effort helps individuals in the long run.

As the name suggests, Maha Shiv Ratri or The Great Night of Shiva, devotees worship the Shiva Lingam throughout the night by offering bael (wood apple) leaves, milk, curd, honey, rose water, etc., whilst chanting the mantra, Om Namaha Shivaya.

On this day, many observe a very strict fast where they only consume a diet specially formulated for the occasion; truly, maha shivratri vrat food is quite specific. Different people consume different foods during this vrat depending on their culture or the region that they live in. Some abstain themselves from water, some avoid salt or replace it with Sendha namak (rock salt), while most others observe a fast where they avoid onion, garlic, rice, pulses or wheat. During this time, Sabudana recipes like Sabudana Khichdi and sabudana vada, or Vrat recipes without salt, and vrat recipes with potatoes,or recipes made using Singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour) are mostly in demand.

But we think, any celebration or festivities are incomplete without sweets. So instead of the usual vrat recipes, we have brought to you some mouth-watering, sweet, maha shivratri vrat food ideas to make this occasion even more special. So, now, you don’t have to keep thinking of what to eat during maha shivratri vrat or fasting or upvaas. Check out the list we curated specially for you.

  1. Sabudana Laddu

Sabudana or sago is really almost irreplaceable for an upvas. So one of the sabudana recipes that we suggest is the Sabudana laddu. Roasted sabudana or sago pearls crushed into a fine powder and mixed with desiccated coconut along with some flavourful ingredients and made into laddu, will surely put you in awe. A quick bite sized laddu always impresses everyone, doesn’t it? So, you must try this sabudana recipe for fast. Watch the step by step process of how to make it by simply clicking on the link below.

  1. Nariyal Aur Sabudane Ki Kheer 

The next sweet sensation is filled with the goodness of coconut (nariyal). It is a unique and tastier version of usual sabudana kheer. This recipe with sabudana wins million hearts in a jiffy. Tender coconut, coconut milk and soaked sago along with jaggery (Gur) make it a kheer which no one can resist. It is a very simple recipe, so you can make it quickly and use the rest of the time to sip on it. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? Garnish it with nuts of your choice and serve it chilled or warm, whichever way, it tastes delicious. Click on the link below to watch the recipe and try it out on this Maha Shivratri.

  1. Mango sago pudding

Next one is a combination of sago and our favourite ingredient, mango! Although mangoes aren’t in season, you can still incorporate ripe mango pulp from the tin and make this tasty mango sago pudding. Soaked sago, mango pulp, with the flavour of cardamom make it an out-of-this-world pudding. To make it look and taste even nicer, dress it with desiccated coconut on the top. Serve it chilled and impress all the family members. It is surely a unique recipe, check out how to make it by clicking on the link below.

https://www.foodfood.com/recipedetails/mango-sago-pudding

  1. Badam Doodh

The easiest and filling option to have on a vrat day is this badam doodh. So, how can we forget a glass full of warm badam doodh (milk)? Surely, it isn’t a new recipe but drinking milk keeps the tummy calm. Plus if it is so rich with nuts, you cannot say no to it. Start off your day with this and you’ll have more energy for the rest of your day. Here is a quick and easy recipe especially for you.

https://www.foodfood.com/recipedetails/badam-doodh

  1. Kesar Lassi

Last but not the least, the show stopper after a busy day is – Kesar Lassi. A pinch of saffron and the flavour of cardamom mixed with yogurt will calm you down from the hustle and you can call it a day. Learn how to make a creamy, cold Kesar Lassi to sip on this Maha Shivratri. Click on the link below now.

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Visit FoodFood for many more amazing fasting recipes that you can learn and make on this special occasion.

Happy Maha Shivratri!

East Indian Coconut Pancakes Recipe

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Table of Contents

  • Coconut Pancakes Recipe
  • How to make Coconut Pancakes
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    • If you tried this recipe, let me have your feedback
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    • Coconut Pancakes Recipe Card

Coconut Pancakes Recipe

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices, such as indulging in food that one gives up for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations.

The term Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, referring to the practice of the last night of feasting, eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Pancakes with Coconut Filling are therefore made as a part of the celebrations on Shrove Tuesday, being the eve of Lenten season.

Coconut Pancake Recipe are thin crepes with coconut filling that is made with either jaggery or sugar. We make these crepes with flour and eggs and also sometimes with only flour. We stuff the crepes with sweet coconut with jaggery or sugar filling and then roll them into small logs.

How to make Coconut Pancakes

Time needed: 30 minutes.

East Indian Coconut Pancakes in a few simple steps

  1. COCONUT FOR PANCAKES:To make the coconut filling grate one whole coconut and then add half a cup of grated jaggery or sugar to it. Place this mixture on low heat and stir till the jaggery/sugar melts.

    Alternately, you could also place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir once and microwave again for 1 minute.

    Finally, add cardamom powder or vanilla essence for flavor. You could also use nuts and raisins to make the filling richer.

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  2. Coconut Filling with Sugarcoconut filling for pancakes
  3. BATTER FOR THE CREPESTake 2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour and add salt to taste. Add approximately 3 to 3.5 cups of water and stir gently to get a smooth flowing batter. Divide the batter and colour it with some food colours. I kept one part of the batter white and added rose pink to the other part.

    Beat 2 eggs and add them to the batter and combine well. Add more water, if required, and stir to make a flowing consistency batter, not too thick nor too thin.

    Finally, flavour the pancake batter with vanilla essence and set aside for at least 5 minutes before you make the pancakes.

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  4. MAKE THE PANCAKE CREPESTo make the pancake crepes, heat a frying pan on medium-low heat. Then pour in a ladleful of batter and swirl the pan to spread the batter evenly. Cover the pan and let the crepe cook for a minute and then flip over onto a plate.

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  5. ROLLING THE COCONUT PANCAKES:When the pancake is on the plate, spread a spoonful of the coconut filling on it. Then roll the crepe tightly but gently to get a nice and firm coconut pancake.

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  6. PANCAKES WITH COCONUT FILLINGSimilarly, make all the pancakes till the entire batter and coconut filling are used up. Handle the pancakes carefully and stack them on a serving plate.

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Coconut Pancakes Recipe Card

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Coconut Pancakes Recipe

EQUIPMENT

  • A 22 cm Pan for the pancakes

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 whole Coconut grated
  • ½ cup Grated jaggery Add more if you like it sweeter
  • 2 cups All-Purpose flour/Maida
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Water for the batter
  • Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS 

Coconut for pancakes

  • Mix coconut and jaggery and place it on slow flame. Keep stirring till jaggery melts. Alternately, place in the microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir once and place again for 1 minute. Add cardamom powder and set aside.

Batter for the Pancakes

  • In a bowl add 2 cups all-purpose flour/maida, salt and water. Stir well to make a smooth batter. Break all the flour lumps.
  • Beat 2 whole eggs and add it to the batter and mix well. Add more water to make a flowing consistency batter. Add vanilla essence.

How to make coconut pancakes

  • Heat a pan. Brush with oil and pour in a ladleful of the batter. Swirl the pan to spread the batter evenly. Let cook on one side only and then flip the pan over the cooking board.
  • Take a spoonful of the filling and place it on the crepe. Roll it well to form a pancake.

NOTES

  1.  I used a 22 cms pan to make the pancakes.  You could choose to use a slightly smaller or bigger pan.
  2. Don’t let the batter be too thin or thick but it should spread evenly when you swirl the pan.
  3. Add nuts and raisins to the filling if you like.  We prefer it just plain.
  4. You could also choose to add sugar for the filling instead of jaggery.
  5. Traditionally pancakes are made without any colour but I just added a little pink colour to the remaining batter to make them colourful.
  6. Watch the video to make a coconut filling with sugar

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Love always, Anita

5 Best Leftover Rice Recipes | Easy Leftover Rice Recipes

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Leftover Rice Recipes: Find here the best of our leftover rice recipes that you can prepare at home. From lemon rice, curd rice to vegetable fried rice, we have got it all with key ingredients and a step by step process to prepare it.

5 Best Leftover Rice Recipes | Easy Leftover Rice Recipes

Leftover Rice Recipes

Leftover Rice Recipes:Rice is one of the most popular, staple foods across India. Not only is it easy to cook, but also happens to be a versatile ingredient as you can make snacks, mains or even desserts from rice. In fact not just India, rice is one ingredient that proudly belongs to every cuisine. Talking about types of rice, you’ll be surprised to know that there are more than 40,000 varieties of rice and India is one of its biggest producers as well as consumers.

Speaking of popularity, rice must be easily the most cooked food in all our households. The variety Indian cuisine offers when it comes to rice dishes is endless and simply too delicious to resist! From mouth-watering biryanis to comforting curd rice, we can never have enough of rice. Oh, and we must not forget the satiating Asian rice bowls and fried rice that are immensely delicious too. The sheer thought of these dishes make us miss and crave rice instantly. Besides the versatility, rice is also made in large quantities almost always and is kept in the fridge as a leftover.

While many of us would not like to have the same plate of rice for the next meal, wasting it isn’t a good idea too. With a dash of creativity and addition of ingredients here and there, you can turn the leftover rice into a spectacular preparation that is hard to turn down. We present the best of leftover rice recipes that you can prepare at home in a jiffy.

Here Are 5 Best Leftover Rice Recipes To Prepare At Home:

1. Garlic And Egg Fried Rice

Here is a flavour-packed fried rice recipe that would ward off all your hunger pangs instantly. The goodness of egg tossed with rice and a burst of garlic and cooked in a host of chillies and oriental flavours, this is a super easy way to turn around your leftover rice.

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An easy to whip up egg, garlic and leftover rice.

2. Curd Rice

Southern India’s most cherished dish, curd rice is loved by kids and adults alike. It is a comfort food that is loved even beyond the region and is made in many different and unique variations. Curd rice is light and cool on stomach and is often suggested for someone unwell. It is a simple dish to prepare with leftover cooked rice soaked in water and mixed with curd along with simple seasonings like onions and green chillies.

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An ideal rice recipe for a delicious, fulfilling meal.

3. Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is an easy and delicious rice recipe that you can relish for a light lunch or dinner. Coconut cooked in a pool of nuts and spices along with urad and chana dal sautéed with cooked rice. Prepare and pack this dish for lunch or use the lunch’s leftover rice to cook coconut rice for dinner.

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A great lunch recipe, light on stomach yet extremely high on nutrients.

4. Lemon Rice

Light, fresh and irresistibly delicious! Lemon rice is one of the easiest ways to turn around the leftover rice at home. Cooked in distinct flavours of mustard seeds, red chilli, hing and curry leaves along with nuts and chana-urad dal, this leftover rice recipe comes with a generous tang of lemon, which adds up to the zesty flavour.lemon riceA squeeze of lime makes everything better.

5. Veg Fried Rice

Perfect recipe to utilise the leftover rice, vegetable fried rice is an easy and quick rice recipe to prepare at home. Pan-fry your favourite veggies along with a host of flavourful spices and herbs and you are all set! Quick, easy and too delicious to ignore!

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A fulfilling takeaway from the Chinese cuisine.

No more fretting over excess rice, these leftover rice recipes are sure to ease the hassle to prepare for your next meal.

Indulgence was never such a discovery!

Do you have a fondness or cravings for sweets!! Here is exactly what you need to try my new discovery in Kaamchor Style!
I have a sweet tooth and unfortunately cravings do not have a fixed time. One day I really got horrible craving to eat something that is really chocolatey, juicy and appetizing to satisfy my sweet tooth wish. And that’s when Chocolate Rabri Toast was discovered in my kaamchor rasoi as a quick solution. Continue reading Indulgence was never such a discovery!








Handcrafted Seviyan – A Piece Of Hyderabadi History

The urge to create something tangible is deeply human. A connection with tradition, an art which has been handed over decades, centuries or even longer. Food plays a significant role in a person’s life and some of the recipes have been secrets handed down only in the family. Many of the dishes we make today have been handed to us by our ancestors. Most of them carry the history that makes us proud of them

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Rustic Exotic Rajasthani Food

Rajasthan is known for its dessert, castles and palaces but at the same time its food is also awe inspiring.
Scarcity of water or fresh water is not a challenge for the Rajasthani people. I should rather say food is a fine art form in Rajasthan. Best part is that most of the Rajasthani food is whole grain based which makes it very healthy.

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