Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Neem powder

This is fun way to include neem in day to day diet. Including little amount of neem in diet keeps us healthy and saves us from small small diseases and makes immune system stronger to fight chronic diseases. Neem's Sanskrit name(Arishta) means who relieves sickness. Neem has too many benefits to write down here but here is the link Neem - A tree for solving global problems.

Category :Vegan, Jain, fat-free (oil optional), gluten-free, nut free, rich in protein
Preparation Time : 5 min.
Cooking Time: 15 Min.
Skill level : easy

Ingredients :
1 ts oil (optional)
1/2 c chanadal
1/2 c toordal
1/4 c whole urad/urad dal
1 tbs peppercorns
6" of tamarind pieces, deseeded
4-5 big red chilies (you can adjust spiciness according to your taste)(I took poblano)
1 c Neem leaves
1 ts turmeric
salt as needed

1. Heat oil in shallow pan.
2. Add the ingredient and slow roast until neem leaves are dry.
3. Make powder.
4. Store in a airtight container