Today is the Second day of Ganesh festival called Rishi panchami.
Every Maharashtrian kitchen today will cook a special dish called Rishi Bhaji (Rushi Chi Bhaji) specially cooked with mixed vegetables.
I remember our grandmother & mom making this in huge quantities and used to force us to eat! Little did i know how nutritious a meal this is.
Colocasia leaves(Alu leaves)
Amaranth or Lal math leaves
Okra (Lady’s finger)
Corn cob boiled
Colocasia leaves- are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6 and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Protein
Yam- has a good source of vitamin C, quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones, and a healthy immune function. It also provides good amounts of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins.
Amaranth-rich in dietary fiber, helps in controlling cholesterol & rich vitamins and minerals
Okra- It contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Okra helps to manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Corn cob-Antioxidant activity, which helps protect the body from cancer and heart disease, is actually
Peanuts-boiled peanuts are lower in calories and fat and also have a higher concentration of nutrients that protect cells from oxidation.increased when corn is cooked.
Jaggery-It prevents constipation by aidingacts as a detox agent, as it helps cleanse the liver by flushing out nasty toxins from the body. It’s loaded with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium, which help prevent free-radicals (responsible for early ageing).