Fresh and green Amaranth/Harive soppu is available around the year. Eating leaves in our diet is very necessary. They do contain many minerals and vitamins which helps to keep our body fit and fine.
I have used Amaranth leaves, Toor dal and home made spices with coconut.
Let us see some benefits of eating Harive soppu/Amaranth leaves in our diet.
It helps to boost bone strength, reduces inflammation and improve the immune system. It also helps to lower blood pressure and maintain healthy hair. Amaranth leaves contain high amount of benificial proteins. It has anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties. It is loaded with calcium and some amount of Vitamin A. It has a rich source of dietary fiber and also good for vision health.
Note : Amaranth leaves contain moderate levels of oxalates and people who suffer from kidney stones or gallstones do not consume this leaves. (Do not eat).
No Garlic OR No Onion is used in this curry.
Lets see the recipe Now :
Things Needed :To Cook :
Harive Soppu (Red or green) : 1 Big bundle
Toor /Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup.(Two Handful)
Methi/Fenugrik seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
To Grind :
Coconut : 2 to 3 Tablespoons (Fresh)
Sambar Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Tamarind : A marble size
To Add :
Salt : As Required
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh : A pinch
Method :1. Wash and pressure cook Toor Dal with required water for 5 to 6 minutes. Let it cool.
2. Wash and cut harive soppu and cook on medium flame. Use required water. Add methi seeds while it is cooking.
5. Add ingh and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 ot 3 minutes.
6. Add ground mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
7. Put off the gas and shift the curry to a serving dish. Add cut coriander leaves.
8. Add a teaspoon of fresh coconut oil before serving. Serve with the main dish of your choice.
Note :You can use moong dal instead of toor dal. Taste differ.
Use of garlic and onions are optional. You can add a garlic seasoning to the curry. (Optional)
Adding any brand of sambar powder is optional. ( I have used home made sambar powder). Adding methi seeds helps to reduce cholesterol content in the curry,
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .
Sambar Powder Recipe":Things needed :
Methi seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Channa Dal : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Red chilly : 4 to 5 (or more according to your requirement). (Byadagi chilly)
Little ingh and 6 to 8 curry leaves.
Dry roast or use little oil and fry all the ingredients one by one. Dry grind it when it is cooled. This is enough for 1 time use.