14 November 2016

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Beet Greens stir fry recipe Kerala style


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 Did you know that beet greens/beet leaves carry more vitamins,minerals and fiber than beetroot (except folate vitamin) ? I didn't ..as always..

In fact,I saw beet greens for the first time ever in US .I had no idea beetroots had leaves like Spinach.Actually,I even thought they are spinach with some kind of tumor ...nah just kidding (the tumor part)...

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However, the moment I saw those Beet leaves, I knew they are gonna become one of my favorite leaf recipes..No kidding here ..

Oh ..and the health benefits of these beet greens are as wonderful as it's root's color ...
(Credits : Searchhomeremedy.com ,Foodfacts.mercola.com )
  • Beet greens are loaded with high Vitamin A,Vitamin C,Calcium and Iron.
  • Beet greens have higher iron content than spinach .
  • They, just like beetroots are excellent blood detoxifier and body energizer.
  • Beet greens have shown to increase blood supply to brain , thereby reducing age related diseases like Dementia,Alzheimer etc .
  • Beetroot leaves juice can prevent acnes/pimples ,wrinkles and give a healthy glow to the skin .
  • Beet greens promotes hair growth and fights against dry,itchy scalps.
 
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For me they taste just like red spinach leaves if not better .I totally love it ,more than the beetroots itself and after reading all those health benefits of beet greens I think I may leave beetroots but not beet greens...These leaves are quite forgiving and can adjust into any tasty recipes.

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So,here is my favourite beet greens recipe Indian style :-

 Beet Green stir fry Kerala style

Ingredients

Beet greens,a bunch ,chopped
Shallots,chopped - 2-3 nos.
Green chillies,chopped - 2-3 nos.
Coconut,grated - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp
Garlic cloves (big) - 1 no.
Curry leaves,a few
Turmeric powder - 1 Tsp (optional)
Coconut oil - 1-2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Broken red chillies - 2-3 nos.
Salt to taste
To make it little bit spicy,add 1-2 Tsp red chilli powder

Method:Please watch my video that will show you how to make beet green/beet root leaves stir fry Kerala style properly.

Do try this easy and simple beet greens recipe with boiled rice,any spicy curry or chapathi,roti etc..

Oh by the way,do you know what is the botanical name pf beet greens/beet root leaves - "Beta Vulgaris" hahaha.... Beta in Hindi means son,vulgar-is in English = ?? lol ..Rest I leave it to your dirty mind if you have lol :P....but rest assured nothing vulgar about this son :D ...