One of the tips which I strongly believe is preparing food in oil rotation policy. What I mean is preparing food in different types of oils on different days. So far, I have been using Fortune Kachi Ghani(Mustard oil), extra virgin olive oil and all other types of oils for cooking. About 5 to 6 months back when I picked Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil from one of the supermarkets, least did I knew that it would get to the top in my list of oils. I started reading more about the Fortune Rice Bran Health oil after I saw impressive results whenever I fried, deep fried or cooked anything using it. Even the deep fried dishes tasted so light in oil and it doesn’t get absorbed within the food like other oils because of its high stability and non-stickiness. The most vital micronutrient called “oryzanol” found in the bran of rice is the key to fight bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol keeping your heart healthy.
Health is major concern for everyone today. The lifestyle we have today with limited physical activities has imposed a great risk on our health. Our daily routines get us into such busy schedules that we hardly get time to take a moment and think about the wellness of our health. I had made a point to keep a tap on my family’s health and religiously follow proper eating habits and health checkups to ensure my family has a sound health. As it gets difficult for individuals to really get on the treadmill or even running or exercising for just 10 minutes for that matter, we have started depending heavily on our diets to keep our vital parameters under control. A healthy diet cannot completely let go the required workouts but mitigates the risk to a great extent.
FRBH is made from the brown outer layer over the rice grain and not the rice. The brown layer which is called the rice bran goes in FRBH and not the rice grain so undoubtedly, it can be consumed during fasts. FRBH is filtered optimally to keep the oryzanol well in proportion with all the other essential micronutrients and that’s what gives the oil a darker appearance. Now, with all the benefits, it doesn’t sound logical to just call transparent and colourless oils as the good ones.
Most of my delicacies have been prepared using Fortune Rice Bran Health oil and here I am sharing one of my mom's recipes, which is now a must make at my home, Murgh Aloo Tikki- an appetiser or can be even had as a snack. These Murgh Aloo Tikkis are shallow fried possessing a crispy outer texture and they just melt in your mouth bursting a medley of flavours. This tikki is always on the top list when my family craves for evening snack or as an appetiser during meal. I make sure that my freezer is stuffed with these tikkis, so that its always handy and ready on plate when my kids or my hubby asks for it. It is a must try and here is how we can make it..
250 gms, boneless chicken, cut in cubes
1 tsp, garlic paste
1 tsp, ginger paste
2 tsp, vinegar
2 tsp, oil
Salt and pepper to taste
250 gms, potatoes, boiled and mashed/grated
1 tsp, ginger, finely chopped/grated
1 nos, medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp, green chilies, finely chopped (may be increased or decreased as per preference)
2 tbsp, green coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp, mint leaves, finely chopped
¾ tsp, chat masala
1 nos, egg white
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp + for shallow frying, FRBH oil
Mint-coriander chutney and vinegar onions or onion rings
Marinade chicken with the ingredients mentioned under marination. Keep it covered for 10 minutes.
In a heavy bottom pan, add chicken pieces. Sauté on high heat for few minutes, cover and simmer till done. Take it off the heat, cool and shred or pulse( in chopper). This can be prepared ahead and refrigerated.
In small pan, heat 2 tsp oil, add chopped onion and sauté until they turn soft and pink. Take it off the heat and cool.
In bowl, combine shredded chicken,potatoes, cooked onions, mint, coriander leaves, chat masala, ginger, green chilies, egg white, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Divide the tikki mixture into equal lemon sized balls. Flatten each ball make tikkis. At this stage, if you wish, you can freeze them for later use.
Shallow fry the tikkis from both sides until golden brown and crisp.
Serve hot with mint coriander chutney and vinegar onions or onion rings.
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