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Today I tried a new dish using plantains. We eat plantain once a week, but normally we make a dry subzi/stir fry out it or simply fry with rava. Eating the same type of dish every week does get a bit boring at times. So I keep on trying new recipes. Today I tried an innovative and healthy dish using plantains. It is Plantain cutlets. Normally cutlets are made up of potato, but I replaced the filling by a spicy and tangy plantain mixture. I have used chilly powder and green chilies to make it spicy and tamarind paste for making it tangy. These cutlets taste even better than the regular subzi and can be served either at lunch as a side or during snacks time. If you have a fussy eater who normally does not eat plantain subzi, you can make these cutlets and ensure that he/she gets proper nutrition.
I have used Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil for making these healthy Plantain cutlets. This is one of the healthiest oil to be used in cooking food. No, this oil is not extracted from rice, but it is extracted from rice bran which is a nutritious brown layer between the grain and the husk. Bran is the only source of “oryzanol” which is helps in reducing cholesterol and also in preventing heart diseases. This oil is also very popular all over the world. In Japan it is known as “heart oil” and in some other countries it is known as “health oil”. It is not made from rice and therefore it can be consumed during fasts too.
I have started using this oil in day-to-day cooking because it has numerous health benefits. It helps in reducing bad cholesterol as it contains “Oryzanol” which is an antioxidant and this antioxidant is found in the bran of rice. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol, thus keeping the heart healthy.
Apart from keeping the heart healthy, it also enhances the immune system as it contains antioxidants which improves health by fighting free radicals that harm the immune system. Fortune Rice Bran Health oil has natural antioxidants that help build strong immunity.