Thursday, January 29, 2015

Harive Palya (Amaranth leaves dry curry)

Harive soppu is Amaranth leaves. These are home grown leaves and I thought of preparing dry curry.(Palya in Kannada). Harve Palya can be eaten with rice, rotis, pooris .
Leaves are very good for health. We must eat leaves at least twice a week , they are full of iron, fiber and minerals.
Harive ( Amaranth) They are rich in Vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B. Vitamin C and Vitamin E and folic acid. They also contain
many minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc etc.They are full of protein and easy to digest. Amaranth contains vitamin C which is helpful in boost our immune system.
Harive Soppu  Dry curry is easy to prepare and I am sure all the family members will surely love this curry.

Things Needed :

Amaranth  leaves (Harive Soppu ) : 1 bundle

Rasam Powder : 1 Table spoon
Coconut : 1/2 cup  (2 Table spoons)
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid Dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : To Taste
Jaggery : 1 Table spoon (Optional)
Oil : 1 Table  spoon
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Lemon juice or tamarind pulp : 1 Table spoon

Method : 

1. Wash and cut leaves in to small pieces.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Put tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside.
3. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and mustard seeds. Add urid dal.
4. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add jeera and curry leaves.

5. Add cut leaves and fry nicely and lower the flame. Add turmeric powder. Mix it well.
6. Cook leaves on low and medium flame till they get soft. (Do not add any water).
7. Add salt, tamarind pulp and jaggery and let all the water completely dry up. \
8. Add rasam powder and mix it well. Let it cook for 2 minutes nicely.
9. Add coconut and mix it well.
10 Shift the ready Palya to a serving bowl and serve with hot rice or chapatis.

Note :

Do not add any water. Fry them nicely till it softens. You can add 1 green chilly to give a spicy taste. I have used coconut oil. It enhances the taste .(optional). I have not added any onions or garlic .(Adding onion and garlic is an option).
Time : 15 minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3.

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