Chawli Bean Subzi

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This unique Chawli Bean Subzi is sure to please your palate with its exciting sweet, sour and spicy flavour. With tamarind, jaggery and chilli powder, not to forget a quick and traditional tempering, the fibre and iron-rich chawli bean becomes a tangy treat that you will love to munch on! Use the small variety of chawli to get the best texture and flavour. Serve this subzi fresh and hot to enjoy its vibrant flavours before they begin to pale.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 3 to 63 servings
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  1. Combine the soaked and drained chawli beans, salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a deep non-stick kadhai on a medium flame and when hot, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and dry roast for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the cooked chawli, along with the liquid, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and salt, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the tamarind pulp and jaggery, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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Nutrient values per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateInvisible fatFibreIron
110 kcal 6.5 gm 20.3 gm 0.3 gm 4.3 gm 2.5 mg

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 on 30 Sep 13 11:18 AM

This recipe looks very appetising. Yummy and full of nutrition. I keep looking for recipes which have enough iron supplement and thankfully this looks both tasty and healthy and easy to prepare at home. Thanks for posting this wonderful Chawli Bhaji which has no oil!
 on 25 Sep 13 04:33 PM

Completely oil free recipe with lots of nutrient inside like protein, iron and fibre.