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Eat “Drumstick Paratha” Every day to Boost Your Immunity and Health; Know to Prepare it

Abhijeet Banerjee
Abhijeet Banerjee
Healthy Drumstick Paratha

Parathas are traditionally delicious and indulgent. Just think of having Paratha for breakfast, and you will certainly imagine of a tasty experience of a crispy flour shell with a layer of butter or ghee, the stuffed spices, with finger-licking spread of pickles, chutneys, curd/lassi or the mouthwatering “aloo sabji” etc. But ever thought of how u can become truly fit and healthy by eating parathas. Why not think of giving a healthy twist in your meals and turn it into a healthy diet plan, enhancing immunity as well. Well start eating “Drum stick Paratha” then. But first let us understand the benefits of eating drumsticks on a regular basis.  

Benefits of Drumstick Paratha

Drumsticks have numerous Benefits for Human Health: 

Drumsticks are rich in anti-oxidants and bioactive plant compounds. The entire drumstick plant in fact is beneficial in providing lots of valuable nutrients to the humans. Every part of the plant has food as well as medicinal value. In order to get the maximum benefits health experts suggest having drumsticks in some or the other form regularly on daily basis. The drumstick leaves are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Here it is important that consuming the fresh pods or leaves in one’s daily meal will be providing the best healthy related benefits rather than taking drumstick as a supplement via capsule intake, since this will not be so effective in supplying large amounts of nutrients. 

Drumsticks consumption can control diabetes as well since it is known to reduce spiked blood sugar levels significantly. Drumsticks also improve functioning of the gall bladder, which helps in lowering blood glucose level finally. It has iso-thiocyanates, which are responsible for reducing blood sugar levels. Drumstick helps in purifying the blood of toxins as well, thus improving the functioning ability of our organs. They also act as a potent antibiotic agent. Consuming drumsticks on a regular basis may help you streamline blood circulation well.  

Scientific and Medical studies have proved that that the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of drumstick help in controlling the symptoms of asthma, cough, and other respiratory problems. In Eastern India, specially Bihar, Bengal and Orissa, drumsticks are eaten specially during the month of February and March so as a defensive measure against infection of Chicken Pox and Measles. These diseases are quite widespread at this time of the year. 

Usage of drumsticks also helps in developing stronger bones because of the presence of a high amount of calcium and iron. It also prevents the loss of bone density and increases stamina and health, on the whole. Drumstick and its healthy green leave act as an immunity booster that helps control body temperature during a fever. These days, focus on improving one’s immunity is quite high therefore including drumstick in our daily meal in the form of “Paratha” will be really beneficial for our health and fitness.  

Drumstick Paratha Recipe

How to make Drumstick Paratha 

Now let us know how to make the “Drumstick” Paratha. First of all, wash the drumstick leaves and soak them in water for 10-20 minutes. Before chopping, wash them again. After the chopping is complete, take the chopped leaves in a bowl and then add flour, salt, carom seeds, green chili, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix all the ingredients properly, add some water and keep kneading till you get the smooth dough. Then divide the dough into small balls and start rolling the bolls to make the Paratha. Heat a tawa on medium flame and place the paratha. Use oil or ghee to cook the paratha from both the sides until it turns golden in colour. Serve hot with chutney and curd. For making this healthy paratha recipe, one would require 1 cup drumstick leaves, water, ½ tea spoon  carom seeds, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder, salt to taste, 1 green chilli, turmeric powder, 1 cup wheat flour and oil for cooking. 

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