Making of Special Tihar Masala

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Tihar also known as “Deepawali” is one of the main Festival of Nepal which is celebrated for 5 days so it is also called “Yama Panchak”. Tihar is the festival of lights, firecrackers and bonding between brothers and sisters.

The capital city Kathmandu’s street is full of bright lights and crowded with people busy buying the necessary items for celebrating Tihar.

And, Dry Fruits Masala has been a traditional gift that every sister gifts her brother on Bhai Tika, 5th day of Tihar. This masala is also placed before Laxmi Goddess on the 3rd day.

We have been giving you the ideas for selecting the gifts for different occasion. Likewise, we are presenting you the making of Tihar Masala.

What ingredients make it so important for Tihar?

  1. Almonds (Badam)

A handful of almonds a day is a quick way to stay healthy.

A handful of almonds a day is a quick way to stay healthy.

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Are rich in magnesium, which is critical in preventing heart attacks and hypertension
  • Reduce bad cholesterol
  • Beneficial for maintaining a healthy weight.
  1. Cashews (Kaju)

People who eat nuts twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who rarely eat nuts

People who eat nuts twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who rarely eat nuts

  • Necessary for strong bones
  • Good for keeping nerves relaxed
  • Reduce your colon cancer risk
  1. Pistachio (Pesta)
Snack on Pistachio to control your body weight.

Snack on Pistachio to control your body weight.

  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Lower your risk for heart problems.
  1. Raisins (Kismis)

Raisins are irreplaceable

Raisins are irreplaceable

  • Relief from Constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever and sexual dysfunction
  • Helps in gaining weight in healthy way
  • Raisins are loaded with potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron.
  • It has power to reduce blood pressure.
  1. Walnuts (Okhar)

Save Hair with Walnuts

Save Hair with Walnuts

  • Helps to sleep well
  • Healthy pregnancy food
  • Great for Hair and skin.

 

  1. Coconut (Nariwal)

Coconut Oil is good for you.

Coconut Oil is good for you.

  • Has anti-cancer and anti-aging properties.
  • Good for your circulation and prevents the build up of blood clots
  1. Apricot (Khurpani)

Apricots for All

Apricots for All

  • Aids in Digestion
  • Promotes brain development
  1. Dried Figs (Anjir)

Make fig, Daily Dose

Make fig, Daily Dose

  • Good for your bones
  • Control of Diabetic

 

  1. Black and White Dried Dates (Chogada)

  • Strengthens your teeth.
  • Protects Liver.
  • Remedy for gastric ulcers.
    Make a daily date with DATES

    Make a daily date with DATES

  1. Cinnamon Sticks(Dalchin) 

 

The aromatic herb with an exotic flavor and sweet smell.

The aromatic herb with an exotic flavor and sweet smell.

  • Cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.
  • Dalchini has antimicrobial, anti-clotting, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, and aphrodisiac properties
  • It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.
  •  It is a natural food preservative.
  • It is rich in antioxidants contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese
  • It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility
  1. Areca Nut (Supari)

Grandfather's Favorite

Grandfather’s Favorite

  1. Lotus Seeds Pop (Makhana)
A Powerful Anti-Aging Food for Over 1000 Years

A Powerful Anti-Aging Food for Over 1000 Years

  • Contain powerful antioxidants that slow the aging process
  • The astringent properties of lotus seeds make them beneficial for the kidneys.
  • It is said to refresh our system by giving a calming effect. It is considered good for the heart meridians.
  • Due to its astringent property, it is relieves one from diarrhea and helps improve appetite.
  • The major nutrients present in lotus seeds include fats, proteins, some starches, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
  • It can also treat insomnia, palpitations and irritability.
  1. Cloves (Lwang)

They might be tiny, but cloves are giants when it comes to nutrition and natural health.

They might be tiny, but cloves are giants when it comes to nutrition and natural health.

  • Better Digestion and has antibacterial properties
  • Cloves are helpful in controlling lung cancer in its early stages.
  • Extracts from cloves imitate insulin in certain ways and help in controlling blood sugar levels.
  • Ayurveda describes Cloves  to be effective in developing and protecting the immune system
  • Cure for Oral Diseases
  • Headaches can be reduced by using cloves.
  1. Cardamom (Sukmail)

Green cardamom is one of the most powerful antioxidant herb

Green cardamom is one of the most powerful antioxidant herb

  • Improves Digestion ,  Appetite
  • Improves Kidney Health
  • Regularizes Heart Rate
  • Treats Impotency
  1. Chocolates

 

Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment

Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment

  • Chocolate consumption helps reduce IDL cholesterol levels.
  • Chocolate prevents memory decline
  • Chocolate may reduce heart disease and stroke risk
  • Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants.
  • Dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and a few other minerals.
  • Dark chocolate may protect your skin against the sun.

So, every ingredient that makes Masala has many health benefits. Thus, scientifically Masala is very healthy. By presenting Masala in Tihar, one is well wishing for good health.

Everyone wants a happy life- The key is “Be Healthy” !!

– A.D.M.A.

 

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