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Sesame Fried Bodi

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Every meal I have I try my best to balance it out with something green and healthy but healthy most times means boring, tasteless or unappealing and here atTeri's Food Therapy we don't do anything boring or tasteless or....well you get my point.

Bodi is long legume made of firm green outer shell cradling some small beans and when picked while green both shell and beans can be steamed, fried, curried etc to perfection. It is also know through out the world and Caribbean as the yardlong bean, bora, long-podded cowpea, asparagus bean, snake bean, or Chinese long bean. In most Trini homes we eat bodi either fried with tomatoes and eaten with sada roti or curried but all in all it's pretty delicious.I wanted another way to enjoy this beautiful legume so here's my Sesame Sauteed version o do hope you enjoy.


1 bundle Bhodi

3 medium Garlic Cloves

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 tbsp Sesame Oil

1 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Water


●Wash and remove both ends of Bhodi. Chop to desired length, place in a bowl and set aside.

●Add vegetable oil to a frying pan or wok heat set at medium. Add sesame oil and the grated garlic mixing in Bhodi quickly as so not to burn garlic.

●Add water and mix, cover pot cooking for approximately 10 mins.

●Add salt and toss, remove lid allowing water to dry somewhat for 2 mins or so and remove from heat. Enjoy this hot with favorite meats and rice etc.

I had it pictured here with Jasmine Rice and my version of Beggars Chicken (https://www.terisfoodtherapy.com/terisfoodtherapy/teri-s-beggars-chicken)

Thanks for joining me for another session of Food Therapy, hope to see you soon ♥️

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