The social media is going gaga over soft idlis that is blue in colour. Noted food vlogger Jyothis Kitchen deserves the credit for introducing such a unique dish that has great nutritional value too. Water infused with butterfly pea flower has been mixed with regular idli batter to make it blue. However, some people claim that food colour too might have been added to grant a vibrant blue colour.
Butterfly pea flower which is grown abundantly in our backyards is known for its incredible medicinal qualities. As they are rich in anti oxidants, this flower is excellent for getting glowing skin. Besides, its amazing for maintain the health of hair too. Butterfly pea flower extracts could be consumed to increase memory power and improve the functioning of the brain. Moreover, it is helpful in controlling the absorption of glucose and prevent type 2 diabetes. It prevents infections in diabetic patients and melts the fat that gets deposited in the belly. Experts say that butterfly pea is amazing to keep away mental stress.
Those who enjoy green tea in the morning could boost its nutrient quality by adding a few drops of butterfly pea flower extracts. The blue tea incredibly attractive and loaded with anti oxidants too.
How to prepare the blue tea
Two or three butterfly pea flower is required to prepare a cup of blue tea. Boil water in a pan and add a few petals of butterfly pea flower. When the water boils, it begins to turn blue in colour. Pour the tea into a cup and allow it to cool down. Squeeze some lemon juice into the blue tea before enjoying it.