11 June, 2009

Godness of Green Chilli

What Green Chilli contains ?

Green chillies contain capsaicin, a colorless, pungent, crystalline compound that is the source of hotness in peppers.

This substance has been used to relieve pain, improve circulation and treat psoriasis topically.

Research shows that capsaicin can also stimulate the appetite and boost metabolism.

Chillies are a rich source of Vitamin C. A fresh, medium-sized green chilli pod, has as much Vitamin C as 6 oranges!

Chillies can help in releasing phlegm, increase sweating, and build up resistance to colds.

Pungent chillies are also an important gastro-intestinal detoxicant.

But avoid consuming them on an empty stomach, or if you suffer from hyperacidity, as they can irritate the stomach lining.

EAT IT IN

Chilli and egg salad

Ingredients:
1. 4 boiled eggs, quartered
2. 1/2 cup each of cauliflower florets, French beans cut into 1' lengths, shredded cabbage, steamed until tender, but crisp.

To retain color and texture, put the vegetables into icy water as soon as they are done. Strain after 2 minutes.

Dressing

1 small onion, 1 clove garlic and 3 sprigs parsley---finely chopped
2 tsp each of olive oil, lime juice
Salt to taste
A pinch of pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp vinegar
6 green chillies, sauted and chopped


Makes: 4 servings

Method:

1) Mix vegetables and eggs in a salad bowl.
2) Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl.
3) Stir it into the salad. Serve immediately.