For us, no meal is complete without a healthy salad. But taste buds demand it to be tasty too and so this sweet and tangy Tomato Koshimbir works perfect.
Health Benefits of Tomato
Tomatoes are packed with health benefits. When eaten regularly, tomatoes have a lot to offer our bodies. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K. They contain all the necessary minerals and vitamins that are needed by our bodies to fight disease and maintain the natural balance of our body.
Tomatoes are also rich in dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Because they are rich in the nutrients our body needs, eating tomatoes is a smart and healthy choice.
Good for the Skin
Consuming tomatoes can prevent the skin from aging by regulating the production of melanin, a substance that protects skin cells from sun damage. If you want to look younger and healthier, try to include tomatoes in your diet.
Aside from their rich natural nutrients, tomatoes have a number of health benefits that can help improve your appearance and overall well-being.
Groundnut is a major oilseed crop of India. It is grown throughout the year and so is easily available.
Groundnuts are loaded with protein, carbohydrates and essential vitamins and minerals. Eating groundnuts is a great way of getting essential nutrients, particularly amino acids, which are important to the human body.
Eating groundnuts regularly is good for your heart, can help you manage weight, lowers the risk of Cancer and is gives the skin a healthy glow.
Groundnut can be added to a wide variety of recipes. These include Salads, Sweets, Chutneys (dips) and Vegetables. Baked or roasted groundnuts are a great option to snack on. It keeps you full for long thus making it easy to deal with hunger pangs.
Groundnut oil is known to be a great immune booster. It helps maintain cholestrol levels in the body and is a good digestive.
In Maharashtra, India groundnut is widely used in all its forms. Food here is mostly cooked in groundnut oil and roasted groundnut powder is used as a thickening agent in curries and Salads.
Knowing the wonders that tomato and groundnut can do to the overall health, Tomato koshimbir is a great thing to add in our diet. Here is the quick and easy recipe.
- 2 Medium sized Tomatoes chopped
- 2 Tbsp Groundnut powder
- 1 Tsp Sugar
- Salt to taste
- 1 Chopped green chilly
- Chopped Coriander
- 1 Tbsp Ghee
- 1 Tsp Jeera/Cumin
- Juice of Half lemon
- 4-5 Curry Leaves (Kadipatta)
- Take chopped tomatoes in a bowl and add groundnut powder, sugar and salt. Mix well.
- Heat the ghee in a Tadka pan and add hing and jeera. When the jeera crackles, add green chilli and curry leaves. Pour this tadka over the Koshimbir mixture and mix well. Add coriander and lemon juice and mix well.
- Serve chilled.
You may like to try some other Salads too:
You can make this delicious dip using groundnut:
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