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Friday, December 28, 2018

Sautéed Okra with Cashews


Who doesn’t know about cashew nuts? Caju is what we call them in India. We use them mostly in sweets and children love to eat them as they are. Below listed are the benefits of cashew nuts.

. Prevents Cancer: Proanthocyanidins are a class of flavonols which fight against tumor cells by stopping them to divide further. These proanthocyanidins and high copper content in cashew nuts help fight against cancerous cells and keeps you away from colon cancer. This is one of the major cashew nut benefits. 

Okra is one of the best medicinal vegetables, that hasn’t got its due sometimes due to its taste. Read this article to understand the benefits of eating Okra and why this is unarguably one of the best natural veggies to add to your wonder list and diet today!
 Rich Fiber Source: Okra’s rich fiber content helps in better digestion, and regularization of bowels. The soluble fiber, Pectin, swells up in the intestine and helps in easier elimination of the wastes from the intestine

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds small okra
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest, plus lime wedges, for serving 

How to Make It

Step 1    
In a large skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the okra, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
Step 2    
Add the garlic to the skillet and cook over moderate heat until softened and fragrant, 3 minutes. Stir in the cashews and lime zest. Transfer the okra to a platter, garnish with the lime wedges and serve.





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