If you set out to explore the Indian soil, you’ll find so many foods growing that fulfill all our health and diet requirements. We already consume most of them though our regular diet, but there are many hidden gems that often go ignored. Suran or yam or Jimikand is one of them. The tuber root is said to be a powerhouse of health-benefitting properties, yet it has not got the place it deserves in the everyday Indian menu. Those who have eaten it or eat it regularly, swear by its great taste. We don’t see any reason why it should not be on our plate like all other common vegetables.
Why Should You Consume Jimikand? I Health Benefits of Jimikand:
Like many tubers, Jimikand is said to be full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. This wonder veggie may help improve immunity and also help with weight loss. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar once put up a post on social media describing the various benefits of consuming Jimikand. She said that the pink brown colored tuber is rich in minerals like zinc, potassium, selenium, phosphorus and calcium, all of which help in boosting memory and combatting inflammation in the body. It can also aid digestion system by providing gut-friendly bacteria. And not just this, Jimikand may also help you attain clean and beautiful skin.
The Best Way To Use Jimikand In Your Diet:
Although, Jimikand can be included in one’s diet in various forms like roasted, fried, sauteed etc., this Jimikand ki Sabzi seems to be the most common dish Indians like to make. Jimikand is first boiled and then cooked in a tangy gravy of tomato and curd, seasoned with a whole lot of Indian spices.
How To Make Jimikand Ki Sabzi:
To make this delicious sabzi, first boil the yam pieces and stir-fry in a pool of grated tomatoes, flavored with spices like cumin seeds, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, ginger, green chillies and garam masala powder. In the end, beat some curd and add to the gravy. Serve with roti, naan or rice.
Do try this amazing Jimikand recipe and enjoy the great taste and high nutritional value of the tuber root.
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