Winter is here. And now, nothing feels better than lying in bed wrapped in a cozy warm blanket. What enhances the whole experience is a hearty and hot meal. And when we think of such a calming winter meal, soup is the first choice that elicits a yes from us. Besides, it’s also great for our health. Whether it’s dieting or boosting your immune system, delicious soup is the best part of the season.
In that regard, there is one such healthy soup recipe that is not only rich in essential nutrients, but also helps boost immunity against colds, fevers, and more. Shared by celebrity nutritionist Munmunganeriwal, this soup contains two of his very healthy ingredients: amla and ginger. But before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a look at the benefits of amla ginger soup.
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Amla Ginger Soup for Immunity: Health Benefits of Amla Ginger Soup:
Both amla and ginger are stores of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help promote detoxification and prevent free radical damage in the body.
Amla is a storehouse of vitamin C and ginger contains a compound called gingerol. Together both nutrients strengthen the immune system and nourish you from the inside out.
This soup is also great for digestion. The fiber in amla helps regulate bowel movements, and the gingerols in ginger help with gastrointestinal motility, further enhancing gut health.
Boost Lung Health:
Amla and ginger have been found to be rich in health-beneficial properties, and are also known to help prevent lung-related problems, especially in asthmatics.
Promotes Good Skin:
In winter, my skin gets dry and my lips get chapped. This is where nutritional foods come into play. Incorporating healthy foods such as amla and ginger (both rich in vitamin C) into your diet can help prevent dryness and provide your skin with natural moisture.
How to make amla ginger soup:
- Pressure cook 3 amla and 1 inch ginger in approximately 1 cup water. Add salt to taste and bring to a boil. Next, take out the amla, remove the seeds, and mash it well with the boiled ginger. Set the stock aside.
- In another mixer grinder, add green chillies, cumin, curry leaves and peppercorns and grind coarsely. Heat the ghee and add hin, spice mix, haldi and ginger amla mix.
- Mix everything together, add dashi stock and simmer well. Enjoy the soup as is, or strain to avoid coarse masala pieces.
Watch the detailed recipe video for amla ginger soup below.
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Have a healthy and happy winter everyone!
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