Saturday, 14 May 2016

Dish #430 - Clam & Malabar Spinach curry



Clams, whether fresh or canned, have numerous health benefits. Being high in protein and low in fats, they are also great for those on a diet.
Clams are surprisingly high in iron.Some individuals, especially women, have a difficult time getting enough iron each day, resulting in anemia if not treated. If you suffer from low iron, eating clams occasionally will help maintain your iron stores.
Plus, you can pair them with different vegetables and grains to improve the taste as well as nutritive value. You can also cook this super food from the sea in a variety of ways by steaming, baking, frying them.
Here is a simple curry that I made using the basic Mangalorean Konkani ingredients.

Dish #429 - "Begun Bhaja" - Pan fried Brinjal/Aubergine - Bengali Style


A simple and awesome dish I learnt from a friend of mine recently...."Begun Bhaja" or Pan fried Brinjal/Aubergine in Bengali style. To make it fully authentic use pure mustard oil while frying.
Brinjal/eggplant/Aubergine is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. 
It also decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.

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