We all love baingan ka bharta. The velvety dish with mashed vegetables and seasonings is always a hit on our dinner table. We found another bharta recipe which is not made with baingan but tastes just as good. It is kaddu ka bharta. Kaddu (butternut squash) is not seen commonly in our diet but there are various reasons it should be consumed regularly. We will give you just one reason to get you started - kaddu helps with weight loss! Now that you are already interested, let's discuss more about this vegetable.
Is Kaddu Good For Weight Loss?
Butternut squash is similar to pumpkin when it comes to nutrition profile. They taste similar but butternut squash is slightly sweeter. That's why it is often called sweet pumpkin. This vegetable is rich in fibre and low in carbohydrates, making it a great food for weight loss diet. It is easy to digest and induces satiety, keeping the stomach full for a long time without weighing it down. Kaddu (as it is called in Hindi) is also low in calories.
What Is Kaddu Ka Bharta:
Just like baingan ka bharta, kaddu is mashed before cooking to make bharta-like dry sabzi. Kaddu ka bharta turns out sweeter than baingan ka bharta, but is also great for a light dinner meal, especially on a weight loss diet. The recipe for kaddu ka bharta was shared by nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary on her Instagram page, and she suggested having this dish if you are trying to lose weight.
Kaddu Ka Bharta Recipe I How To Make Kaddu Ka Bharta:
First cut the kaddu into small pieces and steam them. Then mash them all with the help of a fork till you get a thick paste. Then fry chopped onion in some oil with cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Add chopped tomatoes and spice powder like turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Add the mashed kaddu and cook everything together. Finally, add some garam masala and coriander leaves, and enjoy hot.
You can pair this delicious and healthy kaddu sabzi with roti or brown rice. Try this recipe on your weight loss diet and let us know how you liked it.
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