Saturday, 21 July 2007

Edamame in Spicy Chat Masala

This is my entry for Nurpur's One Hot Stove's A-Z of Indian Vegetables. This week it is X=a vegetable which you have not cooked before.

Although I have cooked with soya beans before, I have never cooked them in their pods. Edemame is often served as a starter in Japanese restaurants. Usually just with salt. The addition of chat masala give it an extra bite, which makes them absolutely addictive. And they are much healther than munching on crisps / chips or tortilla chips.

Edamame are another superfood, they are full of protein, low in fat and the richest source of isoflavones




1 lb pack of fresh or frozen edemame
2 tspn chat masala
salt to taste

Method
Boil or steam the edemame for 10 minutes (or according to instructions on pack), they should be crisp on the outside and tender inside. Drain, rinse with cold water to stop cooking and sprinkle with chat masala, mix and serve as an apppetiser with white wine such as New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, or dry Riesling from Australia, Alsace or Germany.

Eat the beans out of the pods directly into your mouth, the flavour from the chat masala and salt will combine with the taste of the beans. Yum!

11 comments:

Asha said...

This is so new to me! Great entry.Got to try Endamame!:)

Nupur said...

That does like a tasty and healthy appetizer! I have never cooked endamame in their pods before either...have to try this!

Lata said...

Hey

I tried this before, I know it is so tasty. I saw the recipe in a cook book but in an American style though.

ServesYouRight said...

Yum - edamame is the best!! Such a creative idea!

Smita

Sharmi said...

such a simple recipe. looks healthy too.

Priyanka said...

Hey thats llike cooking papdi- sounds pretty great. thanks for sharing.

Suganya said...

This is my fav appetizer. I never feel guilty eating this way

bee said...

nice one, saju.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, what exactly is in chat masala?
I normally eat a bag of edamame covered with lemon, salt and red pepper. It's the best low guilt snack!

Saju said...

Chat masala can be bought at Indian Grocery stores, it is hot and spicy and sour all at once.
recipe on this website

http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_display.php?id=10330

Anonymous said...

Thank-you saju, I will keep an eye out for it. Sounds yummy!

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