Cooking oil, the key ingredient used in Indian kitchen or rasoi. Indian cooking is all about the usage of oil, medicinal herbs, aromatic spices, and flavourful seasonings. Out of all cooking oils in the market, I find mustard oil, the oil procured from black mustard seeds to be the best.
Sarson ka tel contains monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, making it a magic bullet for ailments. Mustard oil is extensively used for cooking in Indian states, like Bihar, West Bengal, Orrisa, and Assam. Gradually, mustard oil has gained a huge fan following in other states due to its colossal benefits on health and not to mention the incredible taste it gives to our appetizing Indian chutneys, achaar or pickles, pakoras, sabzi, and chokhas.
Today, I’m about to share some phenomenal benefits of cooking with good ole mustard oil. So without any further ado, let’s take a good look at them thoroughly.
Makes The Heart Happy
The way to a healthy heart lies in your choice of cooking oil. If you want your heart to be happy and healthy, include mustard oil in your cooking regime because it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and also ensures that your blood pressure is in the normal range.
Provides Respite From Cough And Cold
Let me share my personal experience, whenever I used to get that nasty cough and cold, my mother would feed me sarson ka chawal (steam rice mixed with mustard oil and salt) and the next day there was no sign of cough and nasal congestion. It is believed that cooking with mustard oil can boost the immune system.
Adds Remarkable Taste To The Food
If I tell you there is an oil that’s not only health-giving but also taste-giving? Yes, let me present the beloved mustard oil! Have you ever noticed how amazing the fish and meat taste like when prepared in mustard oil? Mustard oil surely satisfies both your health and taste buds.
Apart from cooking, mustard oil is also used for body massaging, preserving pickles, and as hair oil. Did you know, when there was no Colgate or Pepsodent, people in India used to rub mustard oil mixed with salt on their gums and teeth which further resulted in healthy gums and teeth. Many doctors from the best hospitals in Kolkata believe Kachi Ghani Sarson ka tel to be one of the best cooking oils in the market.
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