Sojne Phul (Moringa flowers) is used in making dishes different in part of India. “Sojne Phuler Posto” is one of the traditional recipe in Bengali cuisine. It is also considered to be a powerful medicine.
Moringa flowers or Sojne Phul contain vital amino acids and are excellent sources of calcium and potassium, making them a valuable supplement for nursing mothers. Additionally, moringa flowers can help to strengthen liver function and protect against tissue damage caused by prescription and nonprescription medications. The flowers of the moringa plant are considered to be useful in combating impotence, lack of sexual desire and other sexual dysfunctions. Recent studies have shown that extracts from the moringa flower can be used to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms in laboratory rats.
The flowers of the moringa plant are said to taste similar to mushrooms and can be prepared in a number of ways.
- 3 cup Sojne Phul (Moringa Flowers)
- 1 medium size Potato (cut in small cubes)
- 3 medium size Onion (chopped)
- 6 to 7 Green Chilies (chopped)
- 2½ tbsp Posto (poppy seeds) paste
- ½ tsp Turmeric powder
- ½ tsp Kalo Jira (Black Onion Seeds)
- Salt (to taste)
- 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
TIME REQUIRED : Less than 25 minutes
Wash the Sojne Phul (Moringa Flowers) thoroughly and keep on strainer to remove excess water.
Heat some Mustard Oil in a pan or kadai. Now lower the flame, add kalo Jira, Onion, Green Chilies and fry it until onion becomes golden.
Add cube Potatoes and sauté for few minutes till they are half done. Now add Sojne Phul, Salt, Turmeric powder and sauté another few minutes.
Add the Posto paste with some water and mix very well. Now you can add some water if required depends on the consistency.
Friends! Cover the pan with a lid on low flame simmer till all water dries up the potatoes and Sojne Phul.
Now your Sojne Phuler Posto is ready to serve with plain rice.
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