IS GORAKA GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?
WHAT IS GORAKA?
Goraka is acidic and fruity. The Goraka fruit, often called kokum, is native to India. It is a medium evergreen, shade-loving, relatively slow growing tree naturally found in the local tropical rainforests. The fruit looks like a small pumpkin and is green to pale yellow in color. It can be used like tamarind in fish and seafood curries. Goraka can also be added to slow-cooked meat stews. It is used in reduction diet as well. Goraka is becoming a popular spice in the world because of its potential as a dietary supplement for weight losses and appetite control.
HEALTH BENEFITS FROM GORAKA
- The hydroxy citric acid reduces the cholesterol levels in the body.
- Help to control of blood sugar.
- Presence of fiber and water in the fruit that enhances digestion.
- The fruit is a good source of antioxidants that blocks the multiplication and spreading of the cancer cells.
- The fruit has some anti-inflammatory properties that helps in preventing inflammatory diseases.
- Promotes Weight Loss.
- Increased metabolism.
- Reducing the level of stress hormones and controlling anxiety.
Ingredients½ kg Chicken
½ cup Goraka
1 ½ tabs Salt
1 ½ tabs Black peppercorns
1 tsp Turmeric
1 sprig of Curry leaves
2 pieces Rampe (pandan leaves)
1 stick of Cinnamon
4 Garlic cloves
1 tabs Chilli powder
1 tabs Coconut oil
½ cup Coconut milk
- Wash and cut the chicken into 10-12 pieces and allow it to drain off excess water.
- Place the goraka pieces in a saucepan and add peppercorn and crushed garlic cloves with a little water.
- Cover and simmer for about 15-25 minutes or until the goraka is soft.
- Mix salt, pepper, chilli powder, turmeric and curry powder in a bowl.
- Coat the chicken pieces in this marinade.
- Drain the goraka mixture and blend into a coarse paste using a food processor.
- Mix the paste with the drained goraka mixture water and add it over the chicken.
- Mix the chicken well with all the contents in the bowl.
- Arrange the chicken in a shallow pan on top of banana leaves and pour the marinade over the pieces.
- Wash the bowl with coconut milk and pour it over the chicken.
- Swirl the marinade around the pan to coat the pieces of chicken.
- Add curry leaves, rampe, cinnamon, garlic cloves and coconut oil.
- Cook over low heat until the chicken is done.
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