Instant Pizza – Ready to Make & Good for Health

Yummy tasty pizzas, made at home, who wouldn’t go for it? We all love eating pizzas and it is a good way of making children eat different vegetables. The secret of a good pizza lies in its base – the crust, which should be crunchy but supple.

Making a pizza at home can be a little tricky if you don’t get the base mixture right. To make a pizza crust you need dry yeast, flour, white sugar, oil, salt and water to knead the dough. If you don’t mix and knead the dough properly you may not get a soft, pliable crust. To make your job easier and faster, try the Ramdev Pizza Instant Mix.

Ramdev Pizza Instant Mix

Pizza – Good for Health

When we think of pizza the first thought that comes to our mind is ‘its junk food’ and it should be avoided. But it is not junk food, the original pizza from Italy, is made from dough which has no fat added to it, topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. At times tomatoes and some basil are also added.

To make it more nutritious and healthy a variety of vegetables and meat can be added as topping. Children love to eat pizza and it is a good way of making them eat different vegetables.

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Ways to make Pizza Healthier

  • The instant pizza mix available in the market today is easy to work with and you get a crust that is just right to make a good tasty pizza. This contains flour, yeast, salt and some olive oil.
  • Use less cheese, as more cheese means more calories, so use small quantity of grated mozzarella cheese. This melts and spreads very nicely to cover the whole surface.
  • Cheese contains proteins and calcium. It also contains phosphorous, zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin B 12 and riboflavin. Calcium makes your bones strong and prevents tooth decay.
  • Top the crust with lots of vegetables like mushrooms, onions, pepper, spinach, carrots, olives, beet root etc and you have a pretty much healthy pizza. Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals which are needed for good health and good growth of the body. Vegetables also contain fibre which is very important for good digestion.
  • Tomatoes in tomato sauce contain antioxidants, which protect your cells and support your immune system. Healthy cells mean a younger looking you, and a good immune system means a healthier you.
  • Tomato sauce also contains garlic, onion, pepper, basil, oregano, sugar, chilli powder, cloves, cardamoms, ginger, vinegar and salt. Cloves and ginger have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which provide lots of health benefits like protection from heart disease, cancer, improve insulin function etc. Ginger helps in the digestion of food and reduces nausea.
  • Garlic reduces cholesterol and prevents heart disease risk. The sulfur content in garlic helps to prevent cancer by flushing out carcinogens. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Pepper contains piperine which boosts metabolism and helps to burn fat and improves the digestion.
  • To add more protein to pizza you can add chicken sausages, tofu, grilled chicken, beans, eggs, nuts etc and make pizza more healthy.

So enjoy that yummy looking instant pizza which is easy to make and good to eat, pizza that is full of healthy ingredients and loads of health benefits.

Prepare a Quick Snack with Instant Mixes

Instant Mix Dhosa Idli

In today’s fast moving world people are living a fast life where there is no time to sit and relax. Yet, they have a good life style and are health conscious. With women working, there is little time to cook elaborate meals for the family. Instant foods and instant food mixes are easily available in the market. These are easy to cook and in a short time you have a yummy dish or snack ready to eat.

On a wet rainy day when you come home after a long day at work, you wish for a plate of hot pakoras or methi gota. All you have to do is take the instant mix of methi gota, add water to it, mix and after 15 minutes you are ready to fry methi gotas.

Parents want to inculcate healthy eating habits in children and also to provide balanced and nutritious food. This is time consuming and working parents are forever short of time. A lot of time and effort is needed to cook a well balanced and nutritious meal.

A number of instant mixes available in the market are prepared under hygienic conditions and have the ingredients and their nutritional value written on the packets, like Ramdev Instant Mixes. You just have to open the packet, follow the instructions and within no time you have a variety of snacks or a main dish ready for your family.

Imagine a cold winter night when you are comfortably tucked in your cozy bed and a guest arrives, you have to cook a meal for him, or you have unexpected guests for tea. What better option than to open a packet of instant dish/snack and you are able to quickly prepare a lovely dish for the guests.

Some Instant Mixes recipes:

  • Dhokla – Add water to the instant mix and mix it, now add green chillies chopped or crushed, garlic and ginger and keep the mixture aside for 15 minutes. Steam the mixture for 15 minutes. In another pan heat 1 table spoon of oil and sizzle mustard seeds, hing and sesame seeds and pour this mix over the steamed dhokla.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with green chutney.

  • Dalwada – Add 400 ml of water to the mixture from the packet and mix it. Add chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic to it and keep aside for 15 minutes. Whip the batter and deep fry small portions of the batter in hot oil till golden brown.

Serve hot with fried green chillies and sliced onions.

  • Instant Upma Mix – Add grated carrots, coconut, chopped green chillies, tomatoes, table spoon oil and cook in a pan till it is slightly brown. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil, now add instant upma mix to it. Keep stirring till the desired thickness is achieved.

Serve hot garnished with green coriander leaves. Read more about instant mix recipes.

Conclusion

These mixes do not compromise on taste and health. Instant food mixes market is growing in India and many food companies are venturing into it. As a consumer today we have a wide range to choose from.

How Do Different Instant Mixes Help in Quick Food Preparation?

In today’s jet set world when life is moving in the fast lane for everyone, people want to spend less and less time in the kitchen. With more women opting for a career, they have less time for dishing out complicated recipes for their family. And eating out daily is not an option they want for their children. The best option available is instant food, where they can open a packet or a tin and create a dish in a jiffy. This has resulted in the popularity of instant mixes in quick food preparations.

Indian Food industry, like any other industry is always changing as it has to keep up with the changing demands of the customers. The consumer today wants quick fix food. So, instant mixes are available for various kinds of food preparations like snacks, lunches and dinners, sauces, gravies, desserts etc.

There are many traditional dishes that Indians have grown up on and there is constant demand for them. The preparation of such dishes consumes a lot of time. Also one has to arrange for an array of ingredients to prepare these dishes. Fortunately, many such dishes are available in the market in ‘ready to eat’ forms. These convenient foods offer authentic taste in a package that can be opened and consumed whenever the need be.

One major change that has taken place in the eating habits of the consumers is the fact that people have become very conscious of the healthy eating habits. In order to prepare well balanced nutritious meals, one must have compete knowledge of the nutrients. Also it requires lot of effort and time to assemble all the required ingredients. It is easier to just go and buy a food item that is healthy with proper nutritive value and easy to use.

Another important influence is from our young ones. Today the purchases made by the parents are greatly influenced by the likes and dislikes of the children who are in turn influenced by the media, advertisements and peers. Their demands have changed due to their exposure to multi cuisines of the world. To meet their needs food industry has revamped its products.

Also a major change has taken place in the food preparations for infants and toddlers. Busy mothers are getting more dependent on ready made food items.

Instant food offers a lot of independence to latchkey children who don’t have to depend on maids and servants anymore for their meals. It is also a boon for students studying away from home and working girls and boys. For them food is available instantly, any time of the day or night.

Indian packaging Industry has become highly efficient and hi-tech which has helped in the fast growth of these changes in food industry.

Even though instant food mixtures are becoming very popular, one should be careful as many unscrupulous people are selling low grade food prepared in improper unhygienic conditions. There is lack of transparency as not enough information is supplied by the manufacturers. So it is very important to buy from strongly trusted brands.

Potatoes Galore – Recipe for Tasty Dum Aloo, Potato Chivda & Potato Kachori

DUM ALOO….

Ingredients:

Medium size boiled and peeled potatoes 250 grams

Curd or yoghurt -250 grams

Oil for frying potatoes

Ghee -2 tablespoons

Red chilli powder -2 teaspoons

Coriander powder -2 teaspoons

Turmeric powder -1 teaspoon

Powdered cloves- ¼ teaspoon

Cinnamon powder -¼ teaspoon

A pinch of cardamom powder

Black pepper powder -¼ teaspoon

Coarsely powdered fennel seeds- 1 teaspoon

2 bay leaves

Water

Salt to taste

Method:

Fry potatoes in oil. Pour two tablespoons of oil and ghee into a deep pan. When heated, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and bay leaves. Stir for few seconds. Pour potatoes and curd. Stir for five minutes. Add water to the mixture and cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes on low fire. Before removing the pan from fire, stir in the other ground spices and salt. Serve hot dum aloo with chapatties or parathas. Continue reading

Avoid Junk Food – Homemade Food from Fresh Ingredients for Healthy Life

A TALK WITH KITCHEN…

Just what is junk food?

Junk food is everywhere ….in shops and supermarkets and fast-food restaurants. It’s fairly cheap and all of us love eating it. Most people would describe junk food as…

Food you get from many fast-food restaurants and takeaways such as burgers, French-fries, pastries, pies, pizza and doughnuts.

Snack foods such as crisps, sweets, chocolates, some biscuits and cakes and fizzy drinks.

Some of the processed foods that have been made or put together in a factory, which you buy from the supermarket, such as frozen pizza or ready meals.

Most people agree that eating this kind of food isn’t healthy. Continue reading

Kitchen Care – Handy Tips for Cooking

Kitchen Care – Handy Tips for Cooking

  • Keep your cottage cheese fresh by immersing it in a bowl of water and keeping it refrigerated. Change the water every day.
  • Wrap the sandwiches in a moist cloth, and then wrap cling film or aluminum foil over it and place it in the fridge. They will remain soft and fresh.
  • Dry orange peels in the sun and grind them in the grinder to a fine powder. They will come in handy while preparing face masks and delicious cakes. Continue reading

Instant Mixes – Faster Way of Cooking Lip Smacking Food

In order to manage the busy working schedules, present day women are trying to find easier and faster ways of cooking lip smacking food. Instant Mixes provide homemakers a convenient and faster way of making different kinds of time consuming tasty food items. Keeping in view the tastes and likes of the people, Ramdev Food Products puts in its experience to create exotic range of instant mixes for preparing mouth watering food suited to the diverse eating habits of the people. These mixes, usually consisting of processed cereals, pulses, condiments, Indian spices or other foods mixed in varying combinations, promise the Indian homemaker with less effort requiring tasty Indian dishes. Instant mixes at Ramdev Food Products are readily available for a plethora of preparations like the traditional gulab jamun mix, idli mix, dosa mix, dhokla mix, dalwada mix, dahiwada mix, khaman mix, pizza mix and instant methi gota mix.

Instant idli mix and dosa mix:

Having good nutrient values idlis are perfect fit into the insubstantial menu of morning breakfast and evening snacks. The traditionally made batter of idli mix available in different packing sizes is the best way to prepare fluffy, soft, and light idlis easily. When it comes to the most savored and popular south Indian breakfast item, first thing that comes to the mind are crispy, smooth and authentic dosas which can be easily prepared without traditional elaborate steps by our best made instant dosa mix. Continue reading