Green soybeans (edamame) are very delicious and healthy to eat. These seasonal green soybeans are rich in proteins- provide each of the essential amino acid required from the diet, high in dietary fibers, fats, minerals including iron and calcium. Each cup of raw edamame or green soybeans provides 376 calories, and has 33 grams of protein, 17 grams total fat, 28 grams total carbohydrates, including 11 grams dietary fibers, 35 micrograms folic acid and 500 milligrams calcium, or more than one-half of the daily value for calcium. (source: livestrong)
In Newari food culture, both green and dry soybeans are widely used. Green soybeans are sometime served with Samay Baji set when in season, which is called “waun musya wala” in Newari language.
½ kg Green Soybean pods (Edamame)
½ thumb size Ginger
3-4 Garlic cloves
A pinch of Red Chili flakes
A pinch of Salt
1 tbs Roasted Mustard Oil
Steam or boil green soybean pods (edamame) in water for around 12-15 mins until cooked. Drain the water and leave to cool for few more minutes.
Break the pods and collect green soybeans in a bowl.
Thinly slice the ginger and garlic in strips. Add them to the bowl with green soybeans. Then add a pinch of salt, red chili flakes, and drizzle roasted mustard oil.
Give it a nice stir and served this simple green soybean salad in a plate. Roasted mustard oil gives smoky, nutty and aromatic flavor the dish. There is no other oil that can beat the flavor of roasted mustard oil.