Thursday, 10 January 2013

Hari boot/Green garbazo beans/ Pachai kondai kadalai

Eversince we moved back at hydi, i see this bunch of green stems floating throughout the market.  Local residants, do drop by, purchase few stems and pop up a green capsule-shaped shell into their mouth.  I, always wondered what they were.. and yes, finally gathered courage previous week and brought few.  The leaves were rich in green capsules, when pinched insides were hari boot or pachai colour kondai kadalai.  I was surprised, because this is first time i am seeing them without packets ;)

And yes, for the next few hours, anybody wud have guessed my pain, it is sorting out green capsules, and then lateron pinching them to release hariboot (the residants here called it as the same)

But, my lovely daughter do helped me in collecting these precious beans.. three cheers to varsha!!!

After collecting them, I googled them and found out they were rich in dense nutrients.
  • Fresh green garbanzos are full of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber and contain no trans or saturated fats.
  •  They are “nutrient dense”, containing good amounts of vitamins A,C,& E, potassium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc and calcium as well as being a good source of folate, which is important for growing oxygen-carrying red blood cells. 
  • With only about 120 calories per half cup serving, they can play a role in weight management by delivering excellent nutrition with a feeling of satisfaction that prevents overeating.
  • Additionally, fresh garbanzos are excellent for low sodium diets because they are minimally processed without the added salt found in canned garbanzos.

So, why wait friends, you can go ahead and drop them in few of ur

  • Vegetable pulao/rice preparation
  • Fresh salads
  • Soups
  • Curry
  • Stuffing in ur dosa (call it masala kadalai dosa :p)
  • Sundal recipe/dry beans recipe

And yes, will prepare my own dishes using the same too.. watch on for more updates

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