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Among the topmost healthy food trends this year after avocado toasts, kombucha tea, Buddha bowls and overnight oats, is matcha tea. Matcha is a Japanese bright green-coloured powdered tea. For matcha, the tea leaves undergo a special process during harvesting, drying and storage, which makes it more potent and gives it a unique flavour. The matcha powder is the powder of the actual tea leaves. Matcha tea has several health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols which reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and L-theanine, which promotes calmness and relaxation. It also helps in producing dopamine and serotonin, which act as mood and memory enhancers. Matcha tea also contains more epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) than other teas which is known for fighting cancer and boosting metabolism.
Despite all its benefits, matcha is not very popular in India because it s expensive and also due to its unique earthy taste that one needs time to develop a taste towards. But just because you don t like the taste of tea, you don t have to skip it. The best part about matcha tea is that it can be added to a variety of desserts. Here celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani shares her recipe for Green Tea Matcha Cake.
Sunflower oil - 45 ml
Honey - 15ml
Yogurt - 45gms
Any healthy sugar replacement - 22gms
Almond flour - 60gms
Baking powder - 1tsp
Green tea powder - 1tsp
Beat egg and sugar-free alternative till the mixture is fluffy.
Add yoghurt, oil and honey.
In a dish, mix almond flour with baking powder and matcha powder.
Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
Pour the batter into paper cups.
Switch on the gas and place a pan with 1/4th level of water.
Place the paper cups with the batter in a small bowl and steam it for 12 minutes.
Garnish with blueberry hung curd.
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