There is something so special about homemade pickles. Honestly, my meals are incomplete without some homemade achaar and I am sure a lot of you love having pickles just like me.
This time, I thought of bringing you the recipe of a healthy and easy to make pickle. I say healthy because garlic or lahsun is a herb which is being used for ages now in our Indian kitchens for its amazing health benefits.
It is believed that consuming garlic can help us treat a lot of our common health issues. One easy way to add garlic to your diet is by having garlic pickle with your meals.
How To Make Instant Garlic Pickle?
- 1/4 Cup Oil
- 20-25 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Tbsp Grated Ginger
- 2-3 Green Chillies
- Pinch Of Asafoetida
- 1 Tbsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds
- 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds
- 1 Salt
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- In a pan, add some oil and mustard seeds. Saute.
- Add garlic cloves, green chilli, and ginger. Saute till the garlic turns golden.
- Sprinkle hing, turmeric powder, and chilli powder.
- Saute on low flame.
- Cook down the mixture.
- In a pan, add mustard seeds, methi seeds, and fennel seeds.
- Add these seeds to a grinder and make a fine powder.
- Sprinkle masala over the garlic mixture.
- Add salt and lemon juice and mix well.
- Instant garlic pickle is ready!
Benefits Of Having Garlic Pickle
Garlic has a compound called organo-sulfur which helps in destroying the harmful cells that cause cancer. Consuming garlic pickle can help you prevent different types of cancers including breast cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, rectal cancer among others.
Makes Your Heart Healthy
Do you know garlic is known for its cardiovascular benefits? It helps in reducing the cholesterol level and triglycerides in the body which are responsible for most common health issues. The anti-inflammatory properties present in garlic help prevent any heart issues or blood circulation problems in the body. When you start having garlic pickle, it will help prevent blood clots in the body which can lead to a heart attack.
Arthritis is one of the most common health problems people face today. One suffering from this issue has constant pain in one or multiple joints. The pain feels like a burning sensation. Consuming garlic can help treat this issue as it has anti-arthritic properties present in it.
Helps Prevent Common Cold And Flu
Especially during this time when we are in the midst of the pandemic, we can't afford to fall sick. Having this garlic pickle will help you improve your immunity and keep any health problems like common cold and flu at bay. Garlic has antioxidant and antibacterial properties which boost the immune system and fight against common cold and flu.
Garlic has powerful antioxidants which help protect the brain from any damage. Garlic helps in increasing the brain's blood flow because it controls blood pressure and lowers cholesterol in the body. (garlic remedy for weight loss)
What Does The Expert Say?
Jaya Johri, Dietician, LNJP Hospital, shared that garlic pickle is a good source of antioxidants. It has anti-bacterial and anti viral properties. She further shared that having garlic pickle helps in reducing cholesterol and arthritis.
The expert also talked about the quantity in which one must consume the pickle. She said one can consume in small quantity about 1/2tsp once or twice a week. However, she shared that hypertensive patients should avoid the pickle.
Though consuming garlic pickle is great for your health, do consult your doctor before making it a part of your diet. For more such health-related stories, stay tuned!