Sojne Phul Tarkari - Moringa Oleifera Flower Curry
The "wonder tree," also known as Moringa Oleifera, has been used for generations in traditional medicine and is now gaining awareness across the globe for its many health advantages. Moringa Oleifera is unquestionably something to think about whether you want to improve your health, increase your energy, or simply add a little more nutrients to your meals.
Moringa Oleifera is a nutrient-dense supplement to any diet since it is packed with important vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron, as well as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory chemicals, and necessary amino acids. In addition, it has been used to treat conditions like anaemia, asthma, and arthritis. It is also said to strengthen the immune system and enhance vitality. In conclusion, Moringa Oleifera is a versatile plant that can be incorporated into your diet in a number of ways and offers a multitude of health advantages
Because every component of the plant is edible and has multiple uses, Moringa Oleifera stands out from other plants. You can eat the leaves, seeds, pods, and flowers fresh, dried, or powdered, and you can also add them to foods, beverages, and supplements.
In our childhood days gatherings and preparing dishes from items of the wild or of the neighborhood garden was a regular day activity, which when defined is not so unsophisticated like nowadays. Now we prefer food found in the local market rather than grown or collected. I still remember during summer holidays how we quietly did shake the sojne trees and collect handful of flowers. Truly speaking for me growing veggies [without soil] in own kitchen garden is more interesting than snatching from other's. I have had a lifetime passion and patience for this.
Moringa Oleifera flower is slightly bitter in taste than its fruit. I generally cook any bitter dish with combination of sweet vegetables. This traditional recipe can be cooked both with brinjal or sweet pumpkin. I prefer pumpkin.
"Moringa leaves, flowers and pods are commonly consumed. Study shows that the leaves of this tree contain 30 times more iron and 100 times more calcium than spinach. "
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Prep time: 10 min, Cook time: 10 min, Total time: 20 min
Cubed sweet pumpkin: 2 cups, Sojne Phul/Moringa Oleifera flower: 1 cup, Salt and sugar: to taste, Turmeric: 1 tsp, Black mustard seeds: 1 tsp, Whole red chili: 1, Mustard oil: 2 tsp
- Take the flower on a colander, clean and wash with running water very well. Now take a bowl of clean water and soak the flower for 5 minutes. Now take the floated flowers from the top of the bowl and discard the water.
- Mix pumpkin, flower, turmeric, sugar and salt.
- Heat mustard oil in a pan, add tempering mustard seeds and red chili when seeds splutter add the seasoned vegetables and cover.
- After 5 minutes open the lid, stir gently and cook for another 5 minutes or until dry.
- Enjoy this traditional tasty healthy Bengali Moringa Oleifera flower recipe. Serve at the beginning of the lunch with rice or roti.