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3 Must Use Herbs That Add Quality to Your Dishes

Herbs are plants with aromatic properties that are used for flavoring and garnishing food or for medicinal purposes.


Some herbs are known to be commonly used by chefs all over the world in preparing their rare creations, foods that tickle the taste buds. Let us see what these herbs are and what tricks are followed by chefs while cooking with these magical herbs.

1. Basil (Tulsi) :

There are many Italian, Thai and Indian dishes where basil is used as an ingredient. Continental dishes such as chicken tortellini soup, cantaloupe basil sorbet, BBQ short ribs, lobster spread and several others include basil in their preparation.

Benefits: Basil leaves help in stimulating appetite and it also helps with problems regarding stomach distress, nausea and dysentery.

2. Parsley (Ajmod) :

Parsley is used in continental dishes. Several continental dishes such as parsley salad, macaroni with parsley, white parsley sauce, Irish stew, fried minced pizza, venly chicken, calabrian pasta and many others have parsley in them.

Benefits: Parsley has vitamin A and C which are two vital nutrients that help in fighting diseases. This herb provides folic acid that contains Vitamin B which helps in preventing heart attack.

3. Thyme (Ajwayen ke Phul or Banajwayen) :

Continental recipes such as wild mushroom soup, mussel salad with wild rice, chicken Magnifique contain thyme in their making. There are several Indian dishes also in which thyme is used.

Benefits: Thyme is a good source of potassium manganese, iron, calcium and magnesium. Along with Vitamin B complex, Vitamins like A, C, E and K are found in thyme.

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Written by Smita Diwan

Smita Diwan is a Media & Communication evangelist with 15+ years of steady growth. She has served across diverse verticals of Broadcast Journalism, Corporate Communications, Digital Media and Public Relations. A fitness enthusiast, Smita devotes her ‘rare’ free-time to yoga and meditation. As she strongly believes that the right balance is the key to steady growth.

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