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Soha Ali Khan on youth, healthy food and favorite recipe

Soha Ali Khan on youth, healthy food and favorite recipe
Coming from a family that has been in the spotlight for over two generations, we have always been conscious of what we eat. We were conditioned to eat a certain type of meal; hence for the longest time I can’t even remember knowing what a cheat day was. In my case, I was introduced to the importance of proper nutrition at a very young age, thanks to my mother.

In today’s world, children are exposed to a variety of foods and tempted to try everything possible. It is of utmost importance for parents to ensure that their child does not miss out on any nutritious food. More often than not, kids misunderstand healthy meals for bland foods. By sharing my favorite go-to food, I hope to explain to the young generation that eating healthy can be fun too!

Nothing beats Indian food and nothing beats Dal Tadka?

Dal tadka grew up in an Indian household and was always a staple food. I have always enjoyed eating simple foods and nothing better than a nutritious dal tadka with rice after a hectic day. I love adding a bowl of Brussels sprouts salad every now and then as they are packed with vitamins, fiber, minerals and are a source of antioxidants. Most importantly, they are low in fat, sodium and calories.

Badam in desserts is a treat?

Almonds are a rich source of protein, a nutrient that not only provides energy but is known to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. I like to chew on a handful of almonds instead of eating junk food. A handful of almonds may have satiating properties that promote feelings of fullness, helping to keep hunger at bay between meals. In recent years I have included almonds in my beauty routine because a recent study has shown the beneficial role of almonds in reducing skin wrinkles. Daily consumption of almonds may play a role in reducing the severity of wrinkles in postmenopausal women.

I often use almonds through my favorite Chef Manish Mehrotra recipes: Almond Cinnamon Tart. (Share below)

A fresh smoothie makes my day!

Whether I’m at home or on a shoot, I try to drink a lot. Smoothies are a go-to food and I love to experiment with the flavors. Where I started exclusively with fruit smoothies, I love to have a vegetable smoothie every now and then. My formula for a good smoothie is to pack it with nuts like almonds and chia/sabja seeds. I prefer a variety of smoothies during the week and only repeat the fruit/vegetable the week after. I would recommend having a smoothie with your breakfast or in the evening.

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Almond Cinnamon Cake

Ingredients:
Almond flakes 1 cup

Monaco biscuit 150 g

Cinnamon powder 2 gm

Fine sugar 200 grams

Fresh cream 200 ml

Unsalted butter 60 gm

Method:

⦁ Toast the almond flakes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 4 minutes or until golden brown.

⦁ For toffee sauce: caramelise the sugar, add 40 g butter, followed by cream and mix well.

⦁ For the monaco crumble: break the biscuits and mix in 20 g of butter. Spread this mixture in a 15 cm mold and bake for 10 minutes at 160 degrees.

⦁ Mix toasted almond flakes and toffee sauce in a bowl and pour this mixture over the biscuit crumble in the tin.

⦁ Bake the mix set in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.

⦁ Once ready, serve and remove the cake from the moulds. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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