Time For Your Tulsi To Enter Your Kitchen!

Some ways to add tulsi to your daily cooking

 
Time For Your Tulsi To Enter Your Kitchen!
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Tulsi, the green plant which blooms in almost every second Indian balcony. That strong and distinct taste just differentiates tulsi from all other flavours you may have ever tried. But the uses of this plant are way beyond the traditional medicinal and religious ones.

We can use it in cooking! Tulsi is a great ingredient to use on a daily basis. It is really beneficial. Not only does tulsi fight acne, but it also helps fight cancer and diabetes, lowers stress, and also helps dental health! Too many health benefits in those tiny leaves!

Why not add them to our daily diet? So, here are some easy ways to use tulsi this summer!

Tulsi Iced Tea: A Cooling Drink!

You will definitely fall in love with this iced tea flavour!
You will definitely fall in love with this iced tea flavour!

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Tulsi tea is easily available in the market. You can either use these tea bags or even dried tulsi leaves. Just add the tea bags/ tulsi leaves to heated water. Once the flavour infuses, cool this mixture and your iced tea is ready! You can add ginger or honey too!

Tulsi Granita: A Refreshing Tulsi Treat For You!

A cooling treat!
A cooling treat!

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Just bring the water to a boil, and add the tulsi tea or the dried tea leaves to the water. Let the flavour infuse. You can add honey or ginger or mint or even any blended fruit. Strawberry, blueberry and blackberry pair well with tulsi. Just freeze your mixture, and a great granita is ready!

Tulsi As A Marinade!

Tulsi paneer tikka for dinner?
Tulsi paneer tikka for dinner?

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Yes, you heard it right! Tulsi makes a great marinade! Just blend about ¼ cup tulsi leaves with some coriander, jeera, chillies, ginger and some water, and you have a delicious marinade ready! This marinade pairs very well with paneer, and a tulsi paneer tikka is absolutely lip-smacking!

Tulsi In Salads!

Try tulsi, the latest salad fad!
Try tulsi, the latest salad fad!

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Tulsi leaves can be chopped and put in salads. They will add a great punch and flavour to the salad. You can also add some chopped tulsi leaves to your usual oil, or blend the leaves with your oil to create a ‘tulsi oil’ which you can add to your salads!

Add your dear tulsi to your dishes ASAP!