Poached Eggs with Indian Chickpea

Power-packed combination of Poached eggs with Indian Chickpeas

 Category – Indian

PREP TIME

45 mins

COOKING TIME

30 mins

CALORIES

445 kcal per serving

INGREDIENTS

For chickpeas

  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic paste
  • 2 Small spring onions
  • ½ Tsp. jeera powder
  • ½ Tsp. coriander powder
  • ¼ Tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ Green chili finely chopped
  • ½ Tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ Yellow bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ cup soaked & boiled chickpeas
  • 2- 3 Tbsp. fresh cut coriander

Poached Eggs

  • 500 ml water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of black pepper

DIRECTIONS 

BENEFITS

TIPS

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas are rich source protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins and iron, zinc, folate, phosphorous, magnesium, copper respectively.

Eggs

  • Eggs are an excellent source of choline and selenium, and a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, phosphorus and riboflavin. In addition, eggs are rich in the essential amino acid leucine, which plays a unique role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis.

For selection & storage

Eggs

  • Buy only clean, uncracked eggs.
  • Store away from foods with strong odours (such as fish, apples, cabbage or onions).

Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas are available in bulk and packaged container, while purchasing make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or insect damage and that they are whole and not cracked.

CAUTION

  • Break down into uric acid: Although chickpeas have many benefits, they possess compound called purines which is broken by the body into uric acid. If you suffer from kidney stones, gall stones, or gout, you may want to avoid the consumption of chickpeas.

Eggs:

  • Overload of Proteins:Eating a high amount of protein can be dangerous if you suffer from kidney problems. People with low Glomerular filtration rate (GFR, which is the flow rate of fluid that the kidney filters), could be afflicted with acute kidney injury because of the high biological value of egg protein.

Bacteria:Raw eggs, including raw albumin, can be contaminated by bacteria. Salmonella is bacteria that is found in the intestines of chickens. As long as you do not eat raw eggs or albumin and make sure that your eggs are always well-cooked, the bacteria do not pose any real threat.

SELECTION & STORAGE

Eggs

  • Buy only clean, uncracked eggs.
  • Store away from foods with strong odours (such as fish, apples, cabbage or onions).

Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas are available in bulk and packaged container, while purchasing make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or insect damage and that they are whole and not cracked.

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