This bean has many names, in Europe you will find it as ‘runner beans’, in US its ‘string beans’ and French beans or green beans in India. this bright green crunchy French beans can help you a lot to lose fat, as its very low in calories yet very very much nutritious, just one cup(approx 125 g) can provide you 25% of daily requirement of vitamin K, approx 20% of vitamin c and manganize and 15% of vitamin A, potassium, dietary fiber, and folate. Vitamin k helps to maintain bone density, all the minerals helps you burn the food as fat and not turn into fat, and vitamin c boosts up immunity. It also contains lots of antioxidants which keeps us young and energetic. You can eat French beans raw, stir fried, or boiled. Lets see today the indianized version of it, to make a complete meal , I have added dumplings made from gram flour to it. This addition of protein will make this veg a complete meal in itself.
one of the ancient vegetable grown by man, bottle gourd is also known as ‘calabash’ or squash. It is having cooling properties, thus used as diuretics. squash is also having soothing properties so can be used freely for gastric problem patients too.
squash is very subtle in taste, so lets make it a lil bit spicy, here i’ve shown the vegetable from squash only, but potatoes can be added for variation. Continue reading “Spicy Bottle gourd”