Thai cuisine is an amalgamation of spices, herbs and rich flavours. In fact, it combines five fundamental flavours such as hot, sweet, salty, bitter and sour.
The herbs and spices used in Thai cuisine are loaded with health benefits and have a medicinal value.
Here are 5 Thai dishes with great health benefits and why you should have them:
The goodness of basil, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves are rich in vitamins, iron and anti-oxidants. Garlic and onion have anti-bacterial and have the ability to fight against heart bad cholesterol and rightly balances with coconut milk. The host of other meat and vegetables packs a flavourful punch. Get the recipe here.
The use of red chillies in Thai red curry along with fermented shrimp paste and fish sauce makes this curry a hot favourite. The chemical present in red chillies aids in digestion and keeping the gut clean. the shrimp paste and fish sauce counter the heat and add more vitamins and protein to your diet. Check out the recipe here.
Tom yum koong combines flavours such as salty, spicy, sour and sweet together. It has mushrooms for protein, fish, prawns and squid for vitamins along with fresh herbs to keep you hale and hearty. Try this authentic soup recipe which can be made in less than 30 minutes.
Loaded with fragrant herbs and coconut milk, this hearty soup is a great appetiser or a complete dinner. Chicken provides protein, the herbs provide iron and boosts the immune system, galangal and garlic cut down the fat present in the coconut milk with their citric properties thereby balancing it equally. Get the recipe here.
Yellow curry has the same ingredients as that of green curry with an addition of turmeric. Along with the herbs like lemongrass, galangal and basil, turmeric has properties that is known to prevent cancer. Plus it is a rich source of anti-oxidants and anti-bacterial properties which protects your immune system and boosts it at the same time. You can find the recipe here.
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