Day 1 of our fourth lockdown here in Melbourne and I am cooking one dish every day to hopefully brighten up the days. Because it was so good I would like to share this simple &delicious chicken madras recipe with you guys. Maybe it will sweeten your day too. It is uncomplicated yet full of flavour and requires only a little chopping.
As you might have noticed I am always very conscious of what I cook for my family. And with winter and cold season starting here in Melbourne I am paying extra attention to what goes into our meals. That’s why I cooked this typical South Indian curry with tons of onions, garlic, ginger, and spices. Did you know that all of these ingredients are very well known for their immune-boosting properties?
Take the onions for example. The health benefits related to onions are quite impressive. This nutrient-packed vegetable contains powerful compounds that may decrease your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. What is even more important today, onions have antibacterial properties and promote digestive health, which is shown to improve our immune function.
And now let’s look at the garlic. Garlic contains allicin, a very strong antibiotic that is used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal agent. It boosts the immune system and helps the body to resist or destroy viruses and other microorganisms. Bye-bye cold!
Last but not least, this delicious Indian curry contains ginger. People have consumed ginger all around the world since ancient times. The unique flavour of ginger comes from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is a bioactive compound that is known for its great medical properties. Gingerol enhances immune response and has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties (source).
For me, meals like this delicious Madras chicken curry are a perfect example of what good food is supposed to be, nourishing for our bodies and our souls. Enjoy your dinner and boost your immunity while eating it.
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