Honey, a spoon to healthy living!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Honey, popularly called shehed in our Indian homes is a package of all the benefits you actually need.  From weight loss advantages to good skin and hair goals, this ingredient can do wonders. To health freaks and people with high sugar levels, it’s a blessing because it can always be used as a substitute to sugar. Our moms have been using it to cure our cough and colds since our childhood and even now it works best when it comes to comforting a sore throat.

Let’s not miss out on the part of honey being a great ingredient when it comes to cooking; it can be used in making desserts, some exciting snacks and starters and even a lot of savoury recipes.

Before adding honey to your kitchen shelf, let’s know more about its benefits:

  • Contains anti-oxidants which have been known to reduce risks of heart attacks and many types of cancer.
  • An asset to diabetics as it can be of no harm to them like sugar and they can always eat their favourite desserts without stressing.
  • Full of antiseptic properties, used for curing cough and cold and heals burns and wounds.
  • A glass of lukewarm water and honey is said to be a saviour when it comes to losing some kilos.
  • When you want clear skin and silky hair, you have got to try honey; it also helps remove dandruff from the scalp.


Honey with food tastes amazing, but in some recipes they’re even better.  We have got the list ready for you!

Honey and Fruit smoothie: It’s time to ditch your coffee fix and meethe milkshakes because you have got to try this smoothie. It has bananas and mangoes along with honey to satisfy your sweet tooth. It is a filling beverage when you are in a thirst of something sweet, but healthy. Blend it nicely and garnish it with a mint sprig to add the wow factor to your smoothie. It is bound to leave you wanting more of it.


Honeycomb Pancakes: Always confused about our breakfasts, aren’t we? Eating toasts and eggs every other morning has become monotonous and boring. So, here is the best thing to do. Make some pancakes and dip them in the butter-honey sauce to make it even more delicious. A filling breakfast for all!


Honey Walnut Prawns: Chinese food preparation in India are admired and loved by us all. The mix of authentic Indian spices to Chinese food has never disappointed us in any form.  But what if we also add honey to these preparations? Trust me, it tastes amazing! These honey and walnut prawns with a unique set of ingredients is a must try for all. The three –coloured capsicum makes it look even more interesting!


Honey and Lemon Chicken on rice: Chicken lovers could not ask for more! A recipe which you will never get tired of. The Honey and Lemon chicken rice has a tangy plus sweet combination of lemon and honey. Chicken cooked with lemon and rice prepared with honey, a dish which is easy to cook when you are not in your usual active chef mode.


Honey and Nut ice-cream: Can’t imagine missing honey in desserts. This ice-cream is best to satiate your cravings for ice-cream but you have already had too much sugar for the day. Loaded with all your favourite nuts, and some honey, this ice-cream is a class-apart as compared to the usual ones. Crunchy peanuts, almonds and walnuts are enough as a reason to try this recipe. Do try it and share it with your loved ones!


So, time to grab a spoon and drizzle some honey. Honey is all set to be a part of your everyday meals. You won’t miss a day without it when you try these amazing recipes.



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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.