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Chawli Curry with Peanuts (Black-eyed Pea Curry with Peanuts)

Black eyed peas (cowpea/ black-eyed beans/ goat peas) are rich in protein, carbohydrates and fibre, which make them an excellent energy source. Just half a cup of cooked black eyed peas contains 7 grams of protein and 18 grams of carbohydrates, the two main macro nutrients everyone is looking for in their food. Apart from that, cowpea contains a high amount of both soluble and insoluble fibre that helps clean the digestive tract as well as keeps you satiated by releasing energy slowly. Black-eyed peas also contain many micronutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium and folate. Calcium and magnesium aid in keeping our bones healthy and folate is especially important during pregnancy as it helps to lower the chance of brain and spinal cord defects in newborn babies.

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Mode Aleli Chawli Chi Bhaji with Onion and Tomato (Sprouted Black Eyed Peas Curry with Onion and Tomato)

Sprouted beans are more nutritious and they require much less cooking time. Sprouts are rich in digestible energy, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and phytochemicals, as these are necessary for a germinating plant to grow and are also essential to human health. Sprouting breaks down complex compounds into a simpler form which is why sprouts are also called pre-digested foods. Sprouts provide a good supply of Vitamins A, E & C plus B complex which help in digestion and the release of energy. They are also essential for the healing and repair of cells. However, vitamins are very perishable and so fresh sprouts have a higher vitamin content. Some sprouts can yield vitamin contents 30 times higher than the dry bean.

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Lobia Curry Punjabi Style -1 (Chawli beans/Black eyed peas)

Lobia promotes digestive health as they are a great source of soluble fiber which helps promote regularity and increase stool frequency in those with constipation. The fiber can also help prevent digestive disorders, such as acid reflux, hemorrhoids, and stomach ulcers. The soluble fiber present in lobia can also act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of the beneficial bacteria in the gut to help foster a healthy microbiome, which not only support digestive health but also help to reduce inflammation, enhance immune function, and reduce cholesterol levels.

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Chawli Curry (Black Eyed Beans Curry)

Chawli beans are often considered a staple in Indian cuisine and are cooked in various forms. They are incredibly nutrient-dense, packing plenty of fiber and protein into each serving and are also a good source of several important micronutrients, including folate, copper, thiamine, and iron. Moreover, chawli beans are high in polyphenols, which are compounds that act as antioxidants in the body to prevent cell damage and protect against disease. The soluble fiber in chawli beans forms a gel-like consistency and moves through the digestive tract slowly keeping you feeling full between meals and is said to help control belly fat and keep obesity at bay.

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