Friday, 10 October 2008

Water Chestnuts

These are water chestnuts or singharas in Hindi.Low cal seasonal fruit/vegetable or snack. During religious fasting Hindus dry them and make flour with them. Here they are with the skin on. I boiled them in salt water

These are the peeled ones. You can lightly saute them in oil and sprinkle them with salt and peeper.Or eat them raw too.They are a healthy snack.
I wonder if you can get them in the west.

16 Fertilize my soul:

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

The only water chestnuts I have ever seen came in a can. We add them to Chinese food, mostly. I bet they are a totally different thing when they are fresh!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

My hubby likes them in his take-out Chinese food :) I don't usually buy them though.

Take care and have a great weekend!

Julia Dutta said...

Hi Amrita,
Thanks for the recipe. I always wondered what to do with these. Now I know:)))
Julia

Deb said...

I don't know why I haven't taken the time to comment on your blog before today....wanted you to know that I'm praying for your Mom still...

and I was truly blessed to read of the ministry of the young people who came to serve and clean your church!

...am heartbroken over the story of the Christian persecution in India....Jesus, please come quickly!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hi Amrita, what a nice chestnuts take care my friend,

I'm Just letting you know that I am shocked by very sad news (see my blog) not able to say more,

JoAnn's D Eyes

Rebecca said...

I have never seen them (the chestnuts) like that.....yummy..I just buy the in a can to add crunch

Kelley Campbell said...

Amrita...
Thanks for you comment on my blog..I've been reading through your blog this afternoon and have really enjoyed it!!
I'll definately drop by your blog often...
Thanks for sharing...

Renae said...

looks delicious!

Roo said...

mmmm looks SO good amrita!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, water chestnut taste really good. Chinese used them in cooking pig knuckles. They add a certain tangy taste to the viand. Thanks for the post. God bless you always my friend.

Pat said...

I've only seen them in chinese food and canned. I pick them out of my food....not a favorite of mine.

Janet Jeyapaul said...

I've eaten this with chinese fried rice in the US..they are quite crunchy..but I've seen them chopped so didnt know they look like this to start with

Kathie said...

Very much enjoyed visiting your blog today. I was so touched that I read all of your posts. I admire you and the stand you take for Christ. It is easy to be a Christian when everything is easy. I will be praying for you, your mother, and the ministry there.
Blessings from Costa Rica

Amrita said...

Hi Kathie, thank you for visitng me from Costa Rica.I met you before but lost your website, now I will save it.

Hi everyone it was so good to hear from all of you. If you can get fresh water chestnuts try eating them the North Indian way.I 'm sure you 'll like them. Saute them in butter or olive oil and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper.Any cheese will also do.You can have them with rice or even mashed potatoes or fries.

Dick said...

I have never seen them.

Angie said...

I've never seen them with the skin on and always wanted to. Thanks for the pic. I only use them from can with a casserole recipe I have. I'd love to try them fresh.