This curry recipe is healthy and loved by the Konkanis
Konkani people are known for their authentic curries and sabjis. They believe in eating healthy and that is the reason their most of the curries are made of green vegetables and coconut too. Though Konkanis are known to consume loads of sea foods like prawns, shrimps, crabs and so on, they also consume many vegetables in their diet like pavte beans, drumsticks, ridge gourd and many others.
Bigan Pavte Curry is one such recipe coming from the Konkani households. Pavte or val are field beans which are super nutritious and are also tasty.
Pavte Beans Health Benefits
Though pavte or field beans are not much popular in the Northern parts of the country, they come with many health benefits and should definitely be added to the diet. They are also called butter beans because of their starchy and buttery texture. They have a delicate flavour and come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from cream coloured flat long beans to white oval shaped ones and even hard broad beans. These beans are found in the regions of Maharashtrian, Konkan, Gujarati and the Parsis kitchen and traditionally used in recipes like Tittori dal, Walor muthia nu saak, Dalimbi, Vangi ani Val and many others.
If eaten regularly, these beans are useful for the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, which help prevent birth defects. This acts as an immunity booster and also aids in weight loss. It lowers the cholesterol levels and blood pressure giving you a healthy and happy heart. It is a storehouse of fibre and protein. The zinc present in it acts as an antioxidant against cancer. It contains Vitamin B1 and is beneficial for diabetics.
Method Of Preparation:
This recipe is popular in Maharashtrian and the Konkani households and is usually served with a plate of hot steam rice. This curry recipe could be served on the dining table both for lunch and dinner.