Oriya cusine boasts of typically low calorie preparations which are easy to prepare and good to eat. The dominant spices are besara(mustard seeds ground with garlic), and pancha-phutana (mustard, cumin, fennel, fenugreek and black cumin ). The main course invariably incorporates rice, dal and various vegetable prepartions.
The low oil and spice content invariably makes it a delight for the calorie consious and those suffering from high blood pressure and hyperacidity related disorders.
Smoothies can be a great way of losing weight given that one picks up the right ingredients. And all those bovine sympathizers, rest assured that even the vegan ones are quite delicious. This is one such example. Read on for the recipe -
Preparation time - 5 mins
1/2 cup peeled and cubed beetroot
1/2 cup peeled and cubed carrot
1 tsp basil seeds (sabza)
1/2 tsp honey
2 pinch cinnamon powder
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Preparation - Take the beetroot and carrot cubes in a blender along with the powdered cinnamon, honey and 1/3 rd of the orange juice. Blend into a smooth puree.
Pour it into a glass. Dilute with more orange juice to get desired consistency.
Sprinkle the basil seeds on top. Serve immediately or chilled for 10-15 mins.