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Almond paprika

when i saw an almond tree at my backyard I was amazed . The Tree was full of green almonds and they looked so fresh and tempting that I thought I must prepare something out of it.A friend of mine once told me, that raw green almonds are a delicacy because they stay for a very little time and can't be stored thus, they are not very easily available in the market . Did you know that in Iran they eat it raw with salt as a snack!

Fresh Green Almonds are available during April and May.
Fresh, green almonds produces a peach-like feel over green skin. A translucent, gelatinous substance surrounds the nut inside.
Trans-fat-free and cholesterol-free, fresh green almonds provide the same nutritional benefits as dry roasted almonds which include protein, dietary fiber, vitamin E, calcium, iron and a trace of vitamin C. One-fourth cup contains about 180 calories.
The young nut taste pairs well with compatible lemony flavors. To store, keep refrigerated up to three weeks.
Almonds are a little tangy in taste with a little lemony flavor .
I thought I must try something unusual with these delicious green almonds so I tried almond paprika. I gave it that name because I used a lot of green and red pepper in it to give it a tangy and spicy taste .

Almond paprika



Green almonds....1/4 cup , cut into thin slices
Green pepper........1 large, cut into long slices
Red pepper............1 large , cut into long slices
Carrot.....................1 , cut into long slices
Garlic pods.............4 chopped
Tomato ...................1 small , cut into long slices
Green chilli..............4 slit into long slices
Panch pohran .........1 tsp
Ghee...........................1 tbsp
Salt as required
Red chilli powder.......1/4 tsp
Sugar...........................1/4tsp
Tometo ketchup ........1tsp

Method:

Heat ghee in a frypan add punch pooran in it and stir for 1/2 a min add onion and garlic in it stir and add almonds in it , add salt and cover for some time now add rest of the ingredients and stir fry till all vege get tender .
Serve almond paprika with Indian bread.

Tip : panch pooran is a mixture of five aromatic spices – fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds, radhuni and fenel seeds

Try this exotic delicacy and please share how you like it.



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