Is Okra and Dried Shrimps a nutritious combination?

Okra is low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content, it is rich in magnesium, folate, antioxidants, and vitamins C, K1, and A; it also provides protein, a nutrient that many other fruits and vegetables lack. The main antioxidants in okra are polyphenols, including flavonoids and isoquercetin, as well as vitamins A and C.
(Source of Information: healthline)

Shrimps are rich in mineral selenium, this nutrient prevents many diseases; shrimps contain two types of omega 3 – namely DHA and EPA, dried shrimps has a high protein content that is categorized has a good protein of superquality, vitamin B is abundant in dried shrimps

Thus, when these two super-foods are combined, it is a blend of amazingly nutritious food; yes, this combination has to be merged with fresh ingredients that binds them together with flavour, though dried shrimp has its own matchless flavour, some binding ingredients are required to combine it with okra; know the recipe …

The Binding Recipe of Okra & Dried Shrimp:

Quantity of okra: approx. 250gm
Quantity of dried shrimps: 2 handfuls

Blend finely sliced pieces of 2 medium tomatoes, finely sliced pieces of a generous handful of coriander leaves and sliced pieces of a green chilli (for mild-pungent flavour) in adequate quantity of warm, any mild-flavour vegetable oil; when the tomato slices begin to melt, blend the mix with sliced pieces of okra, add little quantity of water to the mix – just right for the vegetable to cook; when the vegetable is par-cooked, add the dried shrimp to the mixture; add the blend with 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp. of asafoetida powder and smidgen of salt; cook the mixture until okra pieces are cooked

Serving size: approx. 4

The taste buds is enriched with pleasant mild-spicy flavour of the coriander herb which blends with the flavour of dried shrimps.


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