Indian cooking is not only about spices and taste, it is also about nutrition and medicinal value. The food that we intake should provide sufficient nutrients, minerals and should aid in recovering from sickness. The spices that are available in our pantry at any time of the day can act as medicine if we make use of them in certain way.
Our ancestors had enough medicinal knowledge which they incorporated in treating certain basic sickness through cooking certain dishes. One such dish is Tambli or tambuli, you can refer a list of tambli recipes from this blog if you desire.
Whenever a kid or grown up person has Diarrhea, it can be treated with pomegranate peels. Pomegranate peel tambli is made by roasting pomegranate peels with cumin seeds and black pepper corns, then grinding with fresh grated coconut and mixing with thinned yoghurt. Serve this tambli with steamed rice which will act as effective Diarrhea treatment. Best part is you are not forced to take bitter tablets.
Pomegranate is a seasonal fruit and hence it is not available through out the year. You can sun dry the pomegranate peels during it’s season and store them to make this healthy pomegranate peel tambli. In order to sun dry them, make 1″ pieces of pomegranate and spread under under sun till they are hard and easy to break.
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