By Nmami Agarwal
The new mums are offered special delicacies during the initial days after childbirth. These foods help in healing, recovery and offer vital nutrients to the newly born and the mother. This traditional Indian dish is helpful in aiding digestion and lactation as well as to cleanse the uterus. While you do need an extra dose of extra calories in breastfeeding, it’s equally important to stick to a healthy approach to avoid unnecessary weight gain. Indulge in this traditional recipe of savoury & sweet halwa which can be best enjoyed post lunch or meals.
Nutritional Benefits – Carom Seeds (ajwain) has immense benefits to help the nursing mothers post delivery in numerous ways. It not only helps in promoting the internal body healing but also acts as a galactagogue in increasing the milk production in lactating mothers. They are also believed to contain some anaesthetic properties which can relieve back pain, strengthen the muscles and help in recovering from childbirth.
Wheat flour- 30 grams
Ghee – 1 tsp.
Jaggery – 2 tsp
Powdered carom seeds (ajwain)- ½ tsp
Dry ginger powder (saunth)- ¼ Tsp
A pinch of cardamom powder
Water – 150 ml
Serving – 1
Calories – 188.3 kcal
Course – Post Lunch or Mid Meal
- Start with heating ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add whole wheat flour in the pan and roast on medium flame until it turns golden brown and the ghee starts to separate.
- Now add the powdered ajwain (carom seeds) and saunth (dry ginger). Stir the mixture for a few minutes. Also, add jaggery, stir and mix it well.
- Pour 150ml of water and stir the mixture. Cook until it thickens to the consistency of halwa.
- Remove from the stove. Garnish the halwa with a pinch of cardamom powder. Serve hot.
Over To You –
With tradition and respect, it’s certainly important to eat healthy and indulge in this recipe, to let the goodness of carom seeds enhance your savoury and sweet cravings. Make sure you stick to a healthy and a balanced regime to give your child the best nourishment.
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