Stir Fried Water Chestnuts

Stir Fried Water Chestnuts

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stir fried water chestnuts recipe | healthy water chestnut stir fry | garlic water chestnut stir fry | Indian fresh water chestnut stir fry is a quick fix fare which is sure to appease you with its appearance and flavour. Learn how to make water chestnut stir fry.

To make stir fried water chestnuts, heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the water chestnuts and chilli flakes and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Serve immediately.

For water chestnut lovers, this Indian fresh water chestnut stir fry is the best way to eat them clean and healthy as they are stir fried in little olive oil with garlic and chilli flakes. The garlic and chilli flakes coat the water chestnuts really well to give a nice garlic flavour.

With 106 calories and 2.2 g of fibre, this is a wiser snack option than deep fried foods which are otherwise loaded with fats. The use of olive oil makes it a tad more healthier as the MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) in it is beneficial for the heart and to keep inflammation at bay.

Opt for this healthy water chestnut stir fry as a snack or even as a light dinner. A bowl of soup with this stir-fry will make a complete nourishing and satisfying fare.

Tips for stir fried water chestnuts. 1. When choosing fresh water chestnuts, look for firm ones with an unwrinkled skin and no soft spots - otherwise when you peel the water chestnut you may find it has softened and turned mushy. 2. Saute them on a medium to high flame and not slow flame. By cooking them on a slow flame, you might lose its crunch. 3. Serving immediately is also important to enjoy its freshly cooked flavours and texture.

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Stir Fried Water Chestnuts recipe - How to make Stir Fried Water Chestnuts

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
Method
For stir fried water chestnuts

    For stir fried water chestnuts
  1. To make stir fried water chestnuts, heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the water chestnuts and chilli flakes and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Serve the stir fried water chestnuts immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy106 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber2.2 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.1 mg
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How to prepare fresh water chestnuts

    How to prepare fresh water chestnuts
  1. This is how the fresh water chestnuts look.
  2. Peel the water chestnuts covering with a knife so the water chestnuts are ready to use.

How to make stir fried water chestnuts

    How to make stir fried water chestnuts
  1. To make stir fried water chestnuts, boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the water chestnuts, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.  
  2. Drain well and keep aside.
  3. To make stir fried water chestnuts, heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  4. Add the water chestnuts.
  5. Add the red chilli flakes. 
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic, salt and pepper. 
  8. mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Serve the stir fried water chestnuts immediately.

stir fried water chestnuts for healthy heart and weight loss.

    stir fried water chestnuts for healthy heart and weight loss.
  1. Stir fried water chestnuts for healthy heart and weight loss.
  2. With not many calories to add along with negligible fat and high protein count, this stir fry is a wise choice for weight loss.
  3. The flavonoids in the water chestnut are beneficial for the heart as they help fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.
  4. Further, the low sodium and high potassium count qualifies it for a high blood pressure diet too!
  5. We have used olive oil in this stir-fry to add in MUFA. 
  6. Good for skin and hair, this stir fry can be enjoyed in between meals or with a bowl of soup as a light and healthy dinner.

Reviews

Stir Fried Water Chestnuts
 on 29 Oct 14 04:32 PM
4

A new way to have water chestnuts.. The combination of pepper and clilli flakes gives a nice spicy taste to it.. Simply loved it!
Stir Fried Water Chestnuts
 on 02 Jun 12 01:02 PM
5

Water Chestnuts stir fried in garlic tastes awesome and are very healthy. Love the garlic aroma on the chestnuts.