Monday, August 24, 2009

SEMIYA PAKORA


One of my friend padmaja gave me this recipe recently. Thanks to padmaja.
I tried your recipe and it was fabulous. Since so many vegetables are used in it,
it can be considered as very healthy too.

Ingredients:

1Cup Boiled Semiya
2 Cups Cut & Boiled Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Cabbage, Green peas)
1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
2 tbs Green chillies
1 tbs Ginger
1tbs Garlic
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Red chili powder
1tsp garam masala
10 Curry leaves
2 tbs chopped coriander leaves


Health Benefits of Carrots:


It slows ageing, promotes healthy vision, has anti-cancer properties,
increases immunity towards various chronic diseases. Eating carrots can
cure anaemia, eye problems and cancer too.

The advantages of carrots:

They reduce the risk of cancer. They stimulate the immunological system.
They alleviate respiratory and digestive problems. They help in the prevention
and treatment of ulcers. They strengthen the teeth, hair and bones.
They contribute in the lactating period of women. They improve skin
conditions. Detoxify the liver. Encourage healthy blood cells as well as
improve the correct functioning of the heart and circulatory system.

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Health Benefits of Green Beans:

Green beans are an excellent source of manganese, and vitamins K and C.
They are very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, iron, folate, and
vitamin A. They are a good source of calcium, protein, magnesium,
riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and copper. Glycemic Index (GI)In a study
to determine the estimated GI of various foods, it was concluded that
green beans have a low GI of 15. Bone Health Green beans and other
green vegetables are a very good source of vitamin K, which plays an
important role in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis.
Several studies have demonstrated that vitamin K deficiency is
associated with low bone mineral density, and an increase in bone
fractures. Vitamin K supplementation and an increase in consumption
of vitamin K rich foods such as green beans have been shown to
improve bone health. In one 3-year double blind placebo controlled
study, 181 healthy postmenopausal women showed reduced bone loss
of the femoral neck after vitamin K supplementation.

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Health Benefits of Cabbage:


Cabbage is anti – inflammatory vegetable . Cabbage contains lactic
acid that acts to disinfect colon. Cabbage can also be used to reduce
headache pain. Another benefit of cabbage is in it's anti –cancer
properties and is also said to be able in treating other skin conditions.
Drinking cabbage juice from the stem is a good remedy for ulcers.

The use :

1. Drink fresh cabbage juice if you suffer from gastritis
2. This is another benefit of cabbage. Drink 25 – 50 ml cabbage juice
everyday to treat headache, asthma, bronchitis and other digestion
problems.
3. White cabbage juice dabbed on mouth ulcers will make the healing
faster.

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Health Benefits of Green Peas:

Their fiber, mostly insoluble, aids intestinal motility and may help lower
cholesterol. Of the myriad nutrients peas provide, iron is particularly
important since it's hard to find non-animal foods with much of this
blood-building nutrient. Snow peas and other edible-podded peas
don't contain the same amount of protein or nutrients green peas do.
But they are rich in iron and vitamin C, which help maintain your
immune system. Peas have lutein, the carotenoid with a proven
record of helping to reduce the risk of age-related macular
degeneration and cataracts.

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Preparation:

1.Take a pan. Add water & semiya and cook till done. Strain the excess water.
Keep it aside.
2.Take a vessel and add water,vegetables cook till done. Strain the excess water
and keep those boiled vegetables aside.
3.Wait till the semiya and boiled vegetables are cool. Then take semiya ,
vegetable, ginger, garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, garam masala,onions,
green chillies, curry & coriander leaves mix well.
4.Now add 3 tsp each Corn flour and besan flour for binding
(Add both powders equally if you want more you can add).
5.Heat oil in a deep frying pan.Take a small portion of the mix at a time
and drop it in hot oil. Fry till golden brown. Serve with chutney or ketchup.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bala, You are inspiring me - you seem to make even deep fried food healthy!! should try these - never made semiya pakora.

shashi

Chow and Chatter said...

oh i love pakora and the nutritional info nice blog

Cooking-Gallery said...

Hmmm, this looks yummy :).

Spicie Foodie said...

I love pakoras , great recipe. I also love how you went into the details of the health benefits of the ingredients. It helps to know these things, I am a fan of doing this too:)

Anonymous said...

Hi padmaja,

Its really yummy receipe.I tried this last weekend. I never tried this before. Thanks for yummy receipe. Keep it up.

Sridevi

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