The Indian cuisine is quite extensive and diverse. Be it starters, mains, desserts or accompaniments, we have our options ready. This just reflects our love for food, and not just food; but good, lavish food. If we talk just about accompaniments, jars and bowls or pickles and chutneys are omnipresent in almost every Indian kitchen. Pickles (achaar), for that matter, are the most preferred side dish that we love to pair with almost all our Indian meals. Be it a parantha, chhole bhature or mathhi, we need our pickle with it. It doesn't come as a surprise that we get to choose from a variety of pickles lining up the shelves of our kitchen. Pickles, with their strong flavours, taste really good. But, most of these pickles are doused in lots of oil for preservation.
So, those watching their weight, have to slide away the bowl of pickles from their plate. If you are among those health-consciousness people, we have got a solution for you. If you can forego that aam ka achaar or mixed vegetable achaar, you can try this non-oily, low-calorie green chilli pickle. Apart from the absence of oil, green chilli is extremely healthy for you.
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Health Benefits Of Green Chilli -
- Green chillies have high water content and zero calories. It's the perfect pick for those who are watching their weight but can't do without their daily fix of pickles.
- Green chilli is highly rich in dietary fibre, which prevents constipation and smoothens out the digestion process.
- Beta-carotene, a powerful compound found in green chilli, together with vitamin C supports a healthy heart and also boosts internal immunity of the body.
- Capsaicin, present in green chillies, is responsible for protecting the body from common infections like cold and the problem of sinus
See the recipe of green chilli pickle here.
This green chilli pickle is made with some mustard oil, which is again a super healthy oil that aids weight loss. Combined with delectable spices and tart-flavoured foods like tamarind and vinegar, this green chilli pickle or hari mirch ka achaar will accompany your every Indian meal.