Herbs are plants with aromatic properties which generally refers to leafy green or flowering parts of a plant and have various uses in a medical and culinary way. Herbs are classified in so many types according to their various benefits and differences in their nature.
Basil is a famous culinary herb, and it means king in a Greek language. It has a sweet flavour. Medicinal herbs have potential and are used for pharmacological actions. Sacred herbs are used in many religions-such as in Christianity and Hinduism, for example, many Hindus raise tulsi in front of their houses, and they believe that it acts as an antibacterial which stops microorganisms from entering their homes. Likewise, you can cook different herbs to make a healthy and balanced life. Here are some tips for beginners.
If you are a beginner and want to experiment, try basil because the best thing is you can use it raw by cutting slices to add taste to tomato slices. It can be used as a fresh meal too. Basil can be used in different ways.
Basil Infused Olive Oil: Add 2 cups of olive oil and one cup of fresh basil leaves and grind it well then transfer the mixture to a bowl and boil it in low flame and filter in a bottle. You can refrigerate for longer.
Bruschetta: Slice the bread in pieces and apply olive oil on both sides, add basil leaves and slices of tomato. Sprinkle salt and pepper for taste. Finally, add few fresh basil leaves and bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Your healthy breakfast is ready.
Basil Chutney: Add chopped onions, green chilli, one cup of fresh basil with one spoon of salt and squeeze half a lemon. Blend the mixture well. The chutney is ready to be enjoyed with your favourite food.
Chives are also a natural herb which help in bone health and sound sleep. These are perennial plants which closely resemble the appearance of shallots and are found across Europe, Asia and North America. Check out for some quick recipes.
Chives soup: Heat vegetable oil and salt in a wok over high heat. Add garlic and cook until they are slightly browned. Add the rinsed chives which are trimmed and cook for a few minutes. Once it is done, quickly remove it from the heat. A quick stir fry is always a right way to prepare fresh green vegetables.
Fried fish and chives: If you want to add some known vegetable for a good taste, you can do that too. Chop the fish pieces. Add half a tablespoon of salt and starch, one tablespoon of oil, and mix well. Chop chive flower by discarding the bottom. Add three tablespoons of oil in a pan and add fish mixture on low flame with some soya sauce and take the dough out. Fry the chopped chives on low flame with less amount of oil and add the fried fish mixture. Plate your dish and enjoy.
The chives improve vision, and vitamin A is present in it more than any other vegetables. It can delay age-related breakdown. Fish is rich in nutrients and improves the immune system. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish maintain a healthy heart. So, a dish with taste and health is ready, which is simple and easy to prepare. Go green, be healthy!