Wednesday, 8 July 2015

5 Best Benefits Of Amla Murabba Recipe For Hair, Skin & Health

 

Amlas have wonderful health benefits and uses. I know that I am repeating myself as I have already written about the health benefits of amla but the benefits of amla can't be emphasized enough. Amlas are one of the the richest source of vitamin C and it is also rich in vitamin A, calcium and magnesium. I have always loved trying different recipes using amlas and this amla murabba is one of my favorites. This amla murabba is more like a sweet and if you get the consistency of the syrup right right, it stores quite well. Especially if you have a sweet tooth, I would suggest eating one of these amla murabbas instead of packaged sweets that are high in preservatives. The traditional method calls for boiling the amlas in water and then discarding the nutrient rich water, I prefer to steam them. Amla murabbas that are made at home using the steaming method have these following benefits: 1. Amla murabba acts like a natural tonic to the body and increases the immunity. It is also very good for our eyes and helps prevent fatigue. 2. Amla murabba is rich in natural fiber so it helps prevent constipation and aids in digestion. Encouraging children to eat amlas is one of the best ways to prevent anemia as the vitamin C in amlas help in better iron absorption. 3. Even pregnant women can eat amla murabba and it is very good both for the baby and the mother. But make this murabba with jaggery for pregnant women. I have a small request, since in India it is a common practice to take sweets for the pregnant women, I would suggest taking healthy, homemade traditional sweets like these instead of store bought sweets that are high in trans fats. 4. Amla murabba is very good for both hair and skin as it prevents anemia and if you are not a diabetic, try consuming one amla murabba everyday. 5. Amla murabba is also good for treating acidity in the stomach as it has a soothing effect. I have made this recipe with regular white sugar as children tend to prefer it with regular sugar but once they get to like the taste, slowly switch over to jaggery as it increases the nutrient value of amla murabba...

 


 METHOD:
1. Take the amlas, wash them well and prick all over with a fork.


2. Steam the amlas in a steamer, I used my idli maker for steaming them.

3. When you insert a knife, it should go in without any resistance.


3. Heat the sugar with little water till it reaches 2 string consistency.


4. Once it reaches the string consistency, add the amlas and boil for 10 minutes along with little saffron. Switch off, wait for the syrup to cool and store.


5. You don't have to follow this step if you have made a smaller batch: If you are making a large batch, remove the amlas from the syrup and then heat the syrup till it reaches 2 to 3 string consistency again along with little saffron and pour over the amlas, cool and store.


 NOTES:
  • Try using fresh firm amlas for this murabba.
  • The string consistency is very very important.
  • After adding amlas the syrup tends to get a bit runny, but it does not spoil for a week (Usually it gets over in my house by then). But when you make large batches boiling the syrup again increases the shelf life greatly.
  • Make sure to use dry spoon for taking the amlas else they will spoil sooner.


22 comments:

  1. Ramya can you also post remedies on pest control. Like ants and bugs if they are available to you. We have some pumpkin and beans growing here but all infested with ants and some bugs. So natural remedies would be useful. Ekta. Since you stay in a village and are organic, these remedies must be available to you aplenty. It would be a good topic too. Bless you.

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    1. Sure Ekta, I will try posting them sooner...

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  2. I remember eating jaggery laden amlas when I go home. I will definitely try this method as well.

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  3. I never knew Amlas can be had this way tooo.. Will definitely ask my mom to make it.. 😄 And Your articles are all so nice.. I have tried the henna hair oil and free tea rinse from ur blog... And I could see the new softness in my hair.. And some new hairs coming.. Thanks to u for the recipes.. Kudos!! 😄

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  4. Ramya, daiy i met ( after 6 PM ) many frogs in my house verandah. can u suggest any remedy for control these frogs.

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    1. Mix vasambu powder in water and sprinkle, vasambu is a very good insecticide and repellent...

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  5. Hi, will you please post the exact way to go about when substituting sugar with jaggery...would appreciate that. Thanks
    Mini

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    1. Hi Mini, follow the same method for making the amla murabba but instead of regular sugar substitute jaggery. But make sure to strain the jaggery syrup to remove any dirt and keep a close watch for the string consistency. Try and let me know how it comes out for you....

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  6. what's 2 string?

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    1. When we take the sugar syrup and test it between the thumb and forefinger, it should form two strings.......

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  7. Madam, What about the seed in the Amla. Should we remove it or leave it?

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    1. I have left the seeds intact in this recipe, we can remove the seeds while eating the amla murabba..

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  8. Read so many things and was impressed
    I had beautiful thick hair which now have become very thin and life less.Could you please suggest some thing that will really make a difference for better.I am a working woman aged 50.

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    1. I would suggest getting oil massage and using hair packs like fenugreek hair mask (recipe in the blog) regularly, it will strengthen the hair roots and condition the hair really well. Also try taking supplements and reducing stress. With regular use you notice positive difference very quickly...

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  9. Mam kya mujhe bta skte hai ki amla murabba baalo ke liye kaise beneficial hai ki kaise iske regular use seh hair ki growth + regrowth gone lagti hai( kitne time meh iska asar dikhna shuru hoh jaata hai )

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    1. I don't understand Hindi, can you please translate what you wrote in English?

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  10. Hi Ramya akka. Superb receipe. What is the shell time of this receipe?

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    1. Hi Brindha, How are you? If the string consistency is correct, amla murabba should store well for about 2 to 3 weeks. If in doubt you can always store it in the refrigerator. In our house it gets over very fast :)

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    2. Fine akka.Thank u Hope u r fine too :) Soon i will try this recipe and say my feedback.

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  11. How much water to put in sugar for sugar syrup

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    1. I don't measure the water, I just add little water till it covers the sugar. If you add too much water you will have to boil it longer to get the string consistency...

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  12. very nice post.. i am really impresssed.. good work Mrs.Ramya.. Go ahead..
    My son had wheezing, now he is bit ok with thoothuvalai juice. Thank you so much..

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