Swanjan Flower or Drumstick Flower Raita/सवांजने के फूल का रायता
Swanjan flower is found in abundance in North India in winters. It is a traditional recipe of Multan. It is very nutritious and beneficial for our health. Specially it is a tonic for mal-nutritioned children and pregnant ladies. So many Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from the root, skin, leaves, flowers etc. of this plant.
Scientific name – Moringa oleifera
In Hindi language – Sahjan ke phool
In Punjabi language – Swanjan ke phool ( सवांजने के फूल)
Time taken for preparation– 10 minutes (for 4 persons)( Boiled Sahajan flowers are ready with you)
Boiled and squeezed Swanjan flower – 50 gm
Fresh curd – 200 gm
Fresh and chilled milk – 100ml
Chopped green coriander – 2 spoon
Chopped green chilly – as per taste
Normal salt – ½ tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4th tsp
Roasted cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Ingredients for Tadka: -
Rai – ½ tea spoon
Cumin seeds – ½ tea spoon
Curry leaves – 10-12
Refined oil – 1 tbsp.
1. First of all, mash the curd in a glass bowl.
2. Now add milk to it; Mix it well.
3. Add Sahjan ke phool.
4. Now add green coriander and green chilies.
5. Add all the spices, mix it well.
1. Add one table spoon oil in a pan.
2. Heat it up and add cumin seeds, Rai and curry leaves to it. Switch off the flame after crackling.
3. Pour it on the raita and mix it well.
4. Before serving, garnish it with green coriander.
Note :– Soak the Swanjan flowers in water for whole night. In the morning drain out the water. Add fresh water in Swanjan flowers and boil it in pressure cooker. After one whistle lower the flame and boil it for 10-20 minutes. After boiling squeeze out extra water using your hands. In this way the bitterness of Sahjan flower will go away.
Qualities of Swanjan ke Phool :-
It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, C and B complex. It has 4 times more calcium and 2 times more protein than milk.
In villages it is abundantly available at very cheap prices. So government is planning to include it in the mid-day meal to improve the health of children.
Being rich in calcium it makes our bones strong and.
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