- Walnut can reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases
- Health experts often suggest including walnut in our daily diet
- This raita recipe includes both the benefits of walnut and cottage cheese
A handful of walnuts can add flavor to any dish. It gives salads, smoothies and desserts an earthy taste and a crispy texture. In addition to extensive culinary uses, the fortified nutritional profile also contributes to its popularity. This brain-shaped superfood is a storehouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and several other essential nutrients that help with weight loss, control cholesterol, and improve digestion and metabolism. A recent study also found that walnuts' rich omega-3 fatty acid content prevents inflammation in the body. The researchers also found that taking walnut daily may reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases. The results were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Hence, health experts around the world often suggest including walnut in our daily diet.
With all these points in mind, we bring you a simple walnut raita recipe that can be a healthy addition to your daily diet. In addition to the walnuts, this recipe also adds the goodness of cottage cheese. For the uninitiated, another study published in the American Journal of Hypertension by Oxford University Press found that higher yogurt / cottage cheese intake was linked to decreased risk for heart health, especially in people with high blood pressure.
Furthermore, it is no exaggeration to say that raita is the perfect addition to any Indian meal. Combine it with rice, roti or paratha – a bowl of raita just makes the meal better. t only does it soothe your stomach, but it also helps clear the roof of your mouth.
So prepare this walnut raita at home and treat yourself to a daily dose of nutrients.
Also read: Weight Loss: Try this high protein flaxseed raita to aid digestion
Here is the recipe for Walnut Raita:
Half cup of walnut
A cup of cottage cheese
One to two teaspoons of onion, finely chopped
Two green chillies, finely chopped
Three to four mint leaves
Half a teaspoon of Kashmiri Red Chili
Black salt to taste
Sweetener according to taste / choice
One teaspoon of roasted jeera powder
Soak the walnuts overnight.
Put the cottage cheese, mint leaves, red chillies, salt, and sweetener in a bowl and beat them with a little water to get a raita-like consistency.
Grind the soaked walnuts in a blender. If necessary, add some curd cheese to blend smoothly.
Add the walnut paste, onion, chilli peppers, and toasted jeera powder to the curd and mix everything together.
Garnish with chaat masala and boondi if you like.
Eat healthy, stay fit!
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