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|by Dr. Savitha Suri|
Carrot – 1medium sized ( cut into medium cubes)
Potato – 2 medium sized ( cut into medium cubes)
Green peas – ½ cup
Cauliflower (gobi) – 1 cup (florets)
Coriander leaves – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Bread crumbs – ¾ cup
Corn flour – 1 tea spoon
Semolina (sooji) - ½ cup
Red chilly flakes – 1 tea spoon
Fresh lemon juice – 1 tea spoon
Turmeric – ¼ spoon
Jeera powder (cumin seed powder)- 1 tea spoon
Dhaniya powder (coriander seed powder)- 1 tea spoon
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tea spoon
Garam masala- 1 tea spoon
Cooking oil - 3 table spoon
Salt to taste
Heat a thick bottomed wok on stove. Pour 1 table spoon of oil. Add onion and fry till it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry well. Transfer all vegetables add turmeric, chilly flakes, garam masala, cumin seed powder (jeera powder), dhaniya powder, salt and turn it well. Sprinkle little water and close it with a lid. Keep on turning in between.
When vegetables have become soft, put off flame. Add lemon juice, bread crumbs and corn flour. Mix everything well. Make small patties and sprinkle semolina (sooji) on them or roll them in semolina.
Place a nonstick tawa on stove and smear it with 1 tea spoon of oil. Place these patties on it and shallow fry both sides using little oil. Serve it with tomato sauce and pudina (mint) chutney.
Benefits of Ingredients:
Potatoes are rich in nutrients. They contain vitamins and minerals. They are fat free and contain no cholesterol. Their skins are a great source of fiber. Potatoes serve as best balanced diet. The nutrients of this vegetable nourish our brain, body and skin. They are good energy boosters.
Carrots are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber. Flavonoid compounds in carrots help to protect from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers. The nutrients of this vegetable protect our body from free radicles. It is store house of number of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.
Peas are rich in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. They are relatively low in calories and contain no cholesterol. Peas help body develop resistance against infections. It helps in bone mass building . It is more beneficial in Alzheimer's disease. Peas help greatly in maintaining the health of skin and mucous membranes.
Cauliflowers are rich in antioxidants. This vegetable has very good anti inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of cauliflower helps in inflammatory conditions like arthritis, obesity, diabetesmellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. Cauliflower is rich in fiber. It helps to cleanse digestive system and normalizes bowel movement. Cauliflower is rich in purines. Hence persons with gout should consult their physician before including this in diet.
Onion help to rejuvenate liver, normalize digestion, relieve constipation and increase appetite. Hence it is very beneficial in piles (hemorrhoids), constipation, jaundice and indigestion. White onions are recommended in bleeding disorders to reduce bleeding. Hence it is used in conditions like bleeding piles and bleeding through nose. Onions are used in home remedies to reduce cough. Onion and its seeds are known to help in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and male infertility. It helps to increase libido, quality and quantity of semen. It is a very good vajikara. It helps to reduce itching on skin.
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