Gobi masala fried rice

Gobi masala fried rice prepared by my hubby. The taste was very well and good. And everyone in the family enjoyed having this Gobi masala fried rice. This fried rice also has carrots, capsicum and cabbage which has enhanced the rice.

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8 Top Health Benefits of Cauliflower
Because of its beneficial effects on numerous aspects of health, cauliflower can easily be described as a superfood. Ten of its most impressive benefits follow:

1. Fight Cancer

Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumor growth. Some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be key to controlling cancer.

For instance, research has shown that combining cauliflower with curcumin (the active compound in the spice turmeric) may help prevent and treat prostate cancer.

A study published in Carcinogenesis also found sulforaphane may reduce the incidence and rate of chemically induced mammary tumors in animals.2 It also inhibits the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells, leading to cell death.

Other compounds in cauliflower also show anti-cancer effects. According to the National Cancer Institute:

“Indoles and isothiocyanates have been found to inhibit the development of cancer in several organs in rats and mice, including the bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach.”

2. Boost Heart Health

Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function.4 Scientists believe sulforaphane’s benefits are related to improved DNA methylation, which is crucial for normal cellular function and proper gene expression, especially in the easily damaged inner lining of the arteries known as the endothelium.

3. It’s Anti-Inflammatory

You need some level of inflammation in your body to stay healthy. However, it’s also possible, and increasingly common, for the inflammatory response to get out of hand.

If your immune system mistakenly triggers an inflammatory response when no threat is present, it can lead to significant inflammation-related damage to the body, a condition linked to cancer and other diseases, depending on which organs the inflammation is impacting.

Cauliflower contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients to help keep inflammation in check, including indole-3-carbinol or I3C, an anti-inflammatory compound that may operate at the genetic level to help prevent the inflammatory responses at its foundational level.

4. It’s Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Most Americans are seriously lacking in nutrients their body needs to function. Eating cauliflower regularly is a simple way to get these much-needed nutrients into your body. For instance, one serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It’s also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.

5. Boost Your Brain Health

Cauliflower is a good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development. Choline intake during pregnancy “super-charged” the brain activity of animals in utero, indicating that it may boost cognitive function, and improve learning and memory. It may even diminish age-related memory decline and your brain’s vulnerability to toxins during childhood, as well as conferring protection later in life.

6. Detoxification Support

Cauliflower helps your body’s ability to detoxify in multiple ways. It contains antioxidants that support Phase 1 detoxification along with sulfur-containing nutrients important for Phase 2 detox activities. The glucosinolates in cauliflower also activate detoxification enzymes.

7. Digestive Benefits

Cauliflower is an important source of dietary fiber for digestive health. But that’s not all. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods:

“Researchers have determined that the sulforaphane made from a glucosinolate in cauliflower (glucoraphanin) can help protect the lining of your stomach. Sulforaphane provides you with this health benefit by preventing bacterial overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori in your stomach or too much clinging by this bacterium to your stomach wall.”

8. Antioxidants and Phytonutrients Galore

Eating cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery. It’s packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid, and much more. Antioxidants are nature’s way of providing your cells with adequate defense against attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS).

As long as you have these important micronutrients, your body will be able to resist aging caused by your everyday exposure to pollutants, chronic stress, and more. If you don’t have an adequate supply of antioxidants to help squelch free radicals, then you can be at risk of oxidative stress, which leads to accelerated tissue and organ damage.

Source : articles.mercola.com

Gobi masala fried rice

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cups Rice / அரிசி
  • 3-4 Tbsp Oil
  • Mace
  • Cloves
  • Bay Leaves / பிரியாணி இலைகள்
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds / சீரகம்
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds / கடுகு
  • 1/2 Tsp Channa Dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Urad dal
  • 1 Tsp Finely chopped ginger
  • 2 Tsp garlic / பூண்டு
  • 2 Green Chilly / பச்சை மிளகாய்
  • 1/2 Capsicum
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/3 Cabbage
  • 1 Cup Gobi 65
  • Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
  • Coriander Leaves / கொத்துமல்லி தழை
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeeic
  • Required Salt

Instructions
 

  • In a heavy bottomed vessel add 3-4 tbsp oil
  • Add mace
  • Add clove
  • Add bay leaves
  • Add cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Add mustard seeds
  • Add few channa dal
  • Add few urad dal
  • Add 3-4 chopped onion
  • Add chopped ginger
  • Add chopped garlic
  • Add cut 2 green chilly. Saute everything well.
  • Add capsicum
  • Add carrots. Also add veg of your choice
  • Add mint leaves
  • Add curry leaves
  • Add chopped cabbage saute well.
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
  • Add required salt.
  • Add already prepared Gobi 65 or chicken pakoda or chicken 65
  • Add cooked rice 4 cups. You can also use left over rice.
  • Add coriander leaves now
  • Give a quick stir but gently
  • Gobi masala fried rice is ready to serve.

Notes

About Poornima 132 Articles
My name is Poornima Thirumurthy Kumar born in chennai (Tamil Nadu), Studied BSc Mathematics did MCA and working as Technical Lead in a software company. I have more than 8 years experience in IT field. I was a freelance web designer while pursuing GNIIT (Software Engineering) course in NIIT. But later then I gave up my time only with my company. Though I would like to cook before marriage for my parents and my elder brother, cooking has become my passion since (2014) I got married and became Poornima Senthil Kumar, its just because to impress my hubby. And I would like to do more recipes for my daughter Keerthana who is 15 months old now, many times she would not try it at all. Now I would like to post my recipes to the world to impress you all. I have planned to launch this website on 14th April 2017. And its going to be updated with new recipes frequently. Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn’t have to have rules. I don’t like it that way. – Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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