Chapatis with nigella and fenugreek
For 8 people
- 942 g whole grain wheat flour
- 50 g Nigella seeds
- 8 g fenugreek powder (this proportion could be increased up to 10% – see Fenugreek section).
- A pinch of salt
- Oil, preferably olive
- Mix the wheat flour with the nigella, fenugreek, and salt
- Slowly pour enough water to obtain a soft dough
- Form balls of 45–50 g, roll them out as thinly as possible
- Grill them in a pan with a bit of oil, and it will result in finished chapatis weighing 38–45 g
Recommended daily portion
Consume two chapatis twice a day.
Preparation and dosage
Nigella seeds: Consume 2 g/day (equal to 1 level teaspoon) given in two times (means 1/2 level teaspoon twice a day). Seeds must be crushed or well-chewed to increase their efficacy; it is also possible to consume them stir-fried, but you should avoid other modes of preparation (baked, cooked for a long time, etc.), as this may alter their hypoglycaemic properties.
Nigella oil: Consume 1 g/day of nigella oil (equal to 1/4 teaspoon), in the form of capsules or bulk.
Proven health benefits of Black cumin
Consuming nigella at the recommended dosages will also help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
Nigella also improves asthma and subjective status in case of allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema.
Nigella has also been found helpful in mild to moderate Covid-19, non-alcoholic fatty liver, obesity, and hypertension.
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