Black-eyed beans salad

 

Black-eyed beans/ Lobiya  salad is colorful and delicious salad, with freshly prepared dressing for a tangy flavor. This is a protein rich easy to make salad.

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black-eyed beans/ lobhia
  • 1 medium size boiled potato, peeled and cut into very small cubes
  • 1 green pepper / Simla mirch finely cut
  • 100 gms Paneer / Cottage cheese
  • 2 medium size tomatoes seeded and finely chopped , Slice the tomato vertically (from stem top to bottom) into four quarters. Use a sharp knife to carefully slice the seeds away from the tomato flesh. Discard the seeds.
  • 1 cucumber cut finely
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp finely cut fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil

for Salad Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seed, roasted and powdered

Method:

Step 1.

Wash and soak the black-eyed beans/ lobiya over night.

Step 2.

Pressure cook the black-eyed beans/ lobiya with salt and water on full flame, as the pressure forms, reduce to low flame for twenty minutes. Switch off the stove, let it cool naturally. In a strainer, strain the lobiya and keep aside in a mixing bowl.

Step 3.

Take a kadhai / wok heat the oil on medium flame. Add boiled black-eyed beans, Paneer/ Cottage cheese and potatoes. Stir-fry for few minutes. Switch off the stove, cool the mixture to room temperature.

Step 4.

Add to fried black-eyed beans, paneer and potatoes, cut tomatoes , cucumber and green pepper, mix well.

Step 5.

Mix all the salad dressing ingredients together. Add the salad dressing to the salad and mix well.

Step 6.

Garnish with the finely cut fresh coriander/ dhaniya leaves, Serve with main course.

Possible Health benefits of black eyed beans:

As Black eyed beans/ Lobiya are fiber rich, they help in keeping the digestive system healthy. The beans have no cholesterol. Black eyed beans/ Lobiya are beneficial for heart as they contain the required fiber, necessary flavonoids and as they are low in calories and fat, make a good ingredient of a weight loss diet plan. This legume is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to fight free radical damage in the body and protect from cancer.

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

 

 

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