5 Healthy Ingredients Thai Restaurant should include during Covid

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They are not only packed with flavours but also add up to that nutritional value into the dishes.
  • Kiran Chauhan Head Chef, Krua Thai
Pad Thai

COVID-19 outbreak is a tough time for all of us mentally and physically. One has to take extra measure to work on the immunity and health so as to avoid hospital visits. We have quick tips for the Thai restaurants that are functional right now to incorporate a few healthy ingredients. They are not only packed with flavours but also add up to that nutritional value into the dishes.

Hot Basil- Basil is one of the oldest herbs we know and basil’s healing and healthful properties has been the most treasured knowledge across the world. Holy basil is revered for its strong therapeutic and healing properties. Basil leaves are used in a variety of culinary preparations. Basil is good for digestion and its helps to balance acid within the body and restore the body’s proper PH level. Basil and its strong anti-inflammatory properties can prove to be sure to a variety of disease and disorders. The anti-inflammatory properties of basil help in lower the risk of heart disease and inflammatory bowel conditions. Use of basil could result in slow discharge of sugar in the blood, which is very necessary for diabetics. 

Dishes in which it is used

·         THAI BASIL TEA

·         STIR FRIED MINCE CHICKEN WITH CHILLI AND HOT BASIL

·         STIR FRIED RICE NOODLE WITH CHILLI. GARLIC AND HOT BASIL

Galangal- Galangal is a spice native to Southern Asia. It is closely related to Ginger and turmeric and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Galangal root is a rich source of antioxidants, which are valuable plant compound that help fight illness and protect your cells from harmful free radicals. Galangal has capacity to fight and potentially prevent a broad number of cancers and tumours. Essential oils extracted from Galangal root may fight a range of microorganism.

Dishes in which it is used

·         TOM KHA (COCONUT MILK AND GALANGAL FLAVOURED SOUP WITH CHILLI AND LIME JUICE)

·         THAI STYLE FRIED CHICKEN

·         STIR FRIED PORK WITH THAI GINGER

Lemon Grass- Lemongrass is also called citronella. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavour. It’s a familiar ingredient in Thai cooking and bug repellent. Lemongrass vital oil is used in aromatherapy to refresh the air and helps to reduce the stress. Lemongrass contains some antioxidants, which can help remove free radicals in your body that may cause illness. The citral in lemongrass is also thought to have strong anticancer abilities against some cancer cell lines. A cup of lemongrass tea is a go- to option cure for upset stomach, stomach cramping, and other digestive problems.

Dishes in which it is used

·         THAI STYLE LEMONGRASS SKEWERS WITH MINCE PRAWN

·         LEMONGRASS  NOODLE SOUP

·         STIR FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS AND SHITAKE MUSHROOM

 

Thai Red Chili- Thai food is known for their strong flavors and the heat of fresh Thai chilli peppers. Despite their fiery hotness, they are one of the very popular spices known for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Chili pepper contains an imposing list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. They are also good in other antioxidants such as vitamin-A, and flavonoids like ß-carotene, α -carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. These antioxidant substances in capsicum help to guard the body from harmful things of free radical generated during stress conditions.

 

Dishes in which it is used

·         RAW PAPAYA SALAD (SOM TAM)

·         THAI STYLE MANGO SALAD

·         THAI STYLE GRILLED CHICKEN

Turmeric- The use of Turmeric has been used in our Vedia culture India for it has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains curcumin, a material with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  Turmeric Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body which has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own and also stimulates your body's own antioxidant enzymes. Turmeric can help and perhaps prevent Cancer- Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.

Dishes in which it is used

·         CHICKEN SATAY

·         KHAO SUEY

·         THAI STYLE HOMEMADE YELLOW CURRY

Whether it’s preparing food, cooking, eating, or just hanging out, the kitchen is this the heart of the restaurant. That’s why it needs just as much of our attention when it comes to maintaining good and full ingredients.

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