Basil and its strong anti-inflammatory properties can prove to be a cure to a variety of diseases and disorders. The anti-inflammatory properties of basil may help lower risk of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions.

Consumption of basil could also soothe fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu. 

Ingredients:

  • Bread slices or 1 French baguette (a long, narrow French loaf)
  • few large garlic cloves 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter (Salted)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 2 Tbsp grated processed cheese

Method:

  1. In a mortar and pestle (मसाला मूसल) crush the garlic cloves. Add the washed basil (तुलसी) leaves and a pinch of salt. Crush the leaves.

  2. Add 1/2 tsp olive oil in it and make a fine paste.

  3. In a small bowl add the butter (melted) and mix the basil-garlic paste. Your basil butter is ready.

  4. Cut the baguette in half (from top), then slice it horizontally. You will have 4 portions now.

  5. Apply the basil butter on your baguette/ bread slices.

  6. Top it with grated cheese.

  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till the bread & cheese is golden brown at 200 degrees C.

  8. Serve it hot.

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