Hello and welcome everyone to my cosy food corner again.Today I’ll be making a curry of broad beans,having the scientific name Vicia Fava. Here I have taken the green ones which can be got abundantly in winter months in India.Though some of these varieties,the reddish and white ones can be found the whole year around.Broad beans are low in saturated fat,cholesterol and sodium.It is a good source of dietary fibre,protein,phosphorus,copper and manganese and a very good source of folate. Yesterday I went to Big Bazaar Food Market and saw very good varieties of these beans and brought home plenty of them.And here I am sharing this recipe which is so unique in taste having all the nutrition too.
- Broad Beans – 250 gms.
- Yellow mustard paste – 1 tbsp.
- Onions(finely chopped)- half of 1.
- Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
- Five Spice Mix – 1/2 tsp.
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
- Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor – 1/2 tsp.
- Salt – According to taste.
- Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
- Fresh chopped coriander – A handful for garnishing.
Step 1 – Wash,and destring the broad beans and blanch them in a saucepan for two minutes only.Keep aside.
Step 2 – Heat a wok and add the given amount of vegetable oil in it. Now add the five spice mix, a pinch of asafoetida and chopped onions and saute them. Now add, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala, dry mango powder, salt and add the mustard paste and saute them for two minutes. Now add the blanched beans and saute them again and add just half a cup of water and cook everything till water dries up partially.
Step 3 – Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
Note point:-1.It has to be noted that the mustard should not be overcooked when added along with the masala or it will go bitter in taste.
Our sauteed broad beans with mustard is ready. It can be had with chapatis, steamed rice, dal or any thing you want to.
Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!