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HEALTHY AND NUTRITIVE FOOD TO GO ON HOLIKA DAHAN

We Indians are all set to celebrate Holi and Choti Holi on. Choti Holi is also called as Holika Dahan which brings the spring off and is celebrated by burning Holika which signifies burning of evil and bring goodness in life, a night before Holi. The fire burnt before Holi represents the victory of good over evil, happiness over sorrow and end of the Winter season. The festival falls on a night prior to the full moon day of the Phalguna month, where the graven of Holika is constructed of cow dung and it decode with sun , stars , moon all around. The Holika is dahan or lit after sunset and people sing and chant mantra around the fire. They offers rice, grams, coconut, peanuts to Holika in fire which clears all the negative spirit and cleanse the evil impact around the body too. Holika dahan also signifies that the farmers can begin with new harvesting of crops so, People after it burnt out fully also spin roast Hara Channa (green chickpeas) also known as chollia. Green Chickpeas are higher in beneficial nutritional categories. They are high in nutrition, fibre, and naturally low in fat, low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, promoting a healthy heart and nutritive lifestyle. As an great source of fibre, green chickpeas beans contribute to fullness by maintains a healthy weight. They are an good source of folate which is vitamin B9 source and contain antioxidant vitamins A & C. They are an all-natural source of protein. A excellent nutrient of iron, and carry other minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium for healthy blood , muscles and bones.

RECIPES:

1. STEAM GREEN CHICKPEAS SALAD WITH PUMPKIN AND SESAME SEEDS

2. CRUNCHY BAKED GREEN CHICKPEAS WITH VEGGIES SERVED WITH LIME, HONEY, OLIVE OIL DRESSING

3. BOILED GREEN CHICKPEAS SPINACH AND CORIANDER DIP

4. GREEN CHICKPEAS OATS KABABA COOKED IN OVEN

5. GREEN CHICKPEAS TOMATO CURRY SERVED BROWN RICE

The main aim is to make people connected with R-Nutrimiles should understand the nutritional benefits of every seasonal foods and should include these food in their diet to get most benefits out of the food such as Green Chickpeas and to make changes in lifestyles as per the environment to get benefits in term of their health and fitness.

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