Boost Your Immunity: Black-eyed bean salad

In today’s world, health has surpassed all other considerations. It’s critical to strengthen our immunity to protect ourselves from diseases while also increasing our ability to fight them. In today’s Boost Your Immunity episode, we’ll show you how to make a protein-rich meal with black-eyed beans, also known as lobia.

Manisha Aggarwal, a nutritionist, based in Delhi, offers a recipe for Black-eyed bean salad with IndiaToday.in, as well as information on the high nutritional worth of these pulses. Overall, the dish is good for your health, increases immunity, and may be eaten as a snack at any time.

HOW TO MAKE

Soak lobia for 4-6 hours or overnight. Cook it in a pressure cooker with salt for 2-3 whistles. Keep an eye on the amount of water you’re using; it shouldn’t exceed 1-1/2 cups. Toss the drained and cooled lobia with the chopped tomato, cucumber, mango, and cottage cheese in a large mixing dish. Mix in all of the ingredients thoroughly. Coarsely ground peanuts and fresh coriander are sprinkled on top.

Lobia/cowpea/black-eyed pea, the primary ingredient, is abundant in protein, zinc, folate, magnesium, and potassium. Because of its essential solvent and insoluble fiber content, it’s an excellent antidiabetic and antihypertensive substance. This chaat may be beneficial for many Covid patients who have excessive blood sugar levels.

BENEFITS

The addition of cottage cheese and peanuts boosts the dish’s protein and zinc content. The lemons and tomatoes used in this recipe provide much-needed vitamin C. Cinnamon, and black pepper is excellent immune boosters. Digestion is aided by black salt. Tomatoes, mangoes, and cucumbers are all high in phytochemicals, which help to reduce inflammation in the body.