Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nutritious Mixed Bean And Pomegranate Salad/Sundal

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Pomegranates/Pomegranate Juice
  • Being rich in antioxidants, pomegranate can keep LDL (bad cholesterol) from oxidizing and thus, prevents atherosclerosis.
  • Pomegranate has been found to help keep blood platelets from clumping together and forming unnecessary clots.
  • Regular consumption of pomegranate juice is said to be beneficial for those suffering from heart diseases.
  • Researches have indicated that pomegranate compounds might prevent prostate cancer and even slowdown its growth.
  • Pomegranate juice has also been associated with reducing the risk of breast cancer.
  • Pomegranate juice is pretty good for those suffering from diarrhea, but it over-consumption can lead to constipation.
  • Pomegranate is said to be good for reducing plaque in the arteries and raising levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
  • It has been seen that pomegranate juice helps prevent heart attacks and even stroke.
  • Studies have shown that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice might protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.
  • Pomegranate is believed to help prevent cartilage deterioration and thus, keep osteoarthritis at bay.
  • Consumption of pomegranate might prevent and even slow down Alzheimer's disease.
  • Pomegranate juice is associated with lowering of blood pressure as well as better oral health.

MixedBean Chickpea Pomegranate Salad

Preparation time: 15 mins..soak time overnight or 5 hours
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves 2 (as side dish)

Ingredients:
3 C Mixed Beans (Red Kidney Beans + Blackeyed bean + black chickpea {kala chana}), soaked overnight, pressure cooked/boiled.
2 Tbsp Fresh Shredded, Coconut + 1 Tbsp for garnishing
2 tsp Canola Oil / Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Sesame seeds
2 Medium sized, green chilli chopped/slitted
Few curry leaves, optional
Few pinches of asafoetida
Freshly squeezed lemon juice, acc to taste
Salt & sugar to taste

Garnish:
1 C Fresh Pomogranate Seeds
1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped, Cilantro
Sprinkle chaat masala* before serving.

MixedBean Chickpea Pomegranate Salad

Method:
1.  Soak overnight all the beans & chickpea, and pressure cook untill completely boiled/cooked.
2.  In a pot/pan, heat oil add cumin & sesame seeds, asafoetida, green chilli, curry leaves, then add all the rest of the ingredients, now add all the seasonings & mix it well.
3.  Switch off the flame, transfer it in serving bowl & garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds, cilantro, chaat masala & fresh grated coconut. Enjoy this guilt free snack any time of the day!!


Event Participation:
This also goes to MLLA-17 hosted by SRA  an event started by Susan.



41 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

healthy & filling

shanthi said...

Healthy and nutritious salad

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice clicks..sundal looks fabulously yummy!!!

Vrinda said...

Wat a colorful sundal...Tangy and sweet...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Colorful.. n full of energy

angel said...

With such bright and inviting colors it would be a pleasure to dig in

Spice said...

I'm sure it tastes good.

Priya said...

Such a colourful and gorgeous salad....yumm!

Priya Narasimhan said...

looks colorful and healthy too..

SE(Denufood) said...

such a colorful and gorgeous salad, feel like having it from the plate!!

Supriya said...

The salad looks delicious and full of healthy ingredients. Very nice: )

kothiyavunu said...

salad look so pretty and deliciou..very colourful and healthy 2.

lata raja said...

What a lovely salad and love the mix of beans and fruits!

Gulmohar said...

Very colorful salad...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely... Healthy too!

Anupama said...

The picture makes me want to have this salad immediately... lovely colors...

Katy ~ said...

This is so beautiful that I wouldn't even stop to think about how it is also so healthful. Beautiful pix!

Mriganayani said...

My face was so close to the computer screen - I could almost taste the salad - your salad and your picture is attractive - literally - now if only I had a taste'o vision!

aquadaze said...

the thing I really love about the recipes that you put up is that they are all very colourful!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow this looks like a main course salad so colorful and filling.

chakhlere said...

What a lovely colorful salad. I would just love to have it now...yummmmmmmmy and healthy!!

Tina said...

Colourful and healthy salad.......

Nandini said...

It's really nutritious! Mmm...tasty! I'd have it with some salad dressing!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful and filling salad!

Sanghi said...

Wow.. colourful delicious salad dear!

jeyashrisuresh said...

colorful and protein packed salad..Can have this as a meal.perfect entries to the events.

Uma said...

another healthy and yummy salad from you!! Tempting :)

Suparna said...

everybody's said all the nice things that could be said looking at the dish...all I wish to say is I wanna eat it asap :)
TC

sra said...

This is so very beautiful! Thanks for the entry!

Vidya Rao said...

What great combo of Pomo with beans!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow what a healthy salad. very creative. love the combo of pomegranate and rajma.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too make a salad with pomegranate,this sounds quite good,looks colourful!!

Pari said...

Power packed combo and so colorful.

Padma said...

Healthy and crunchy salad... looks so colorful :)

shahana said...

Healthy colourful salad!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very healthy and looks attractive!!!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Nice healthy salad:)

Cham said...

Colorful protein rich salad!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's super healthy salad...looks yum...and colorful too...

Spice said...

nice looking salad...my dad loves to put pomegranate seeds in salads

my kitchen said...

Healthy & delicious one,colorful too

 
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