Rongi is black eyed beans (cowpeas) which are cooked in a delicious gravy to create a dish which tastes amazing with rotis or rice!
Some days ago, I had posted a picture of one my comfort foods from Delhi days on Instagram (are you following me yet? click here to follow: https://instagram.com/monikamanchanda/). Rongi is essentially black eyed beans, also knowns as lobhia. In Punjabi, it is fondly called rongi. When I was small, I used to call it “Chota Rajma”. A bowl of rice, rongi, a spoon of curd and some salad can make any Punjabi’s day.
As I put forth the menu for this week, here is the recipe as well!
Rongi is really very good for health! High in proteins and low in glycemic index, rongi is a perfect dish to have if you are planning to start or are on a diet! Rongi is high in anti-oxidants and very good for the skin and hair! It regulates the blood sugar levels and is good for the heart too! It is known to delay signs of aging and keeps the skin and hair really healthy!
So many benefits and so delicious! It is the case with most legumes, isn’t it? The best part of legumes are the different ways they can be eaten! Just soak them to form some sprouts and you have some delicious and healthy chaat you can make with them. Or you can parboil them to make some salad! You can always make some amazing curry out of it! The famous misal pav of Mumbai or the delicious chaats in Delhi, you can use them anywhere! Healthy and tasty is what legumes are all about! The easiest way to eat them is to soak them for a while in water, sprout them out, add some chaat masala and a sprinkling of lime juice on them, and voila, you have a delicious dish ready!
Recipe : Rongi (Punjabi style black eyes beans curry)