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Top 10 Indian Greens for Healthy Meals

  By posted Nov 12th 2012
Recipes

Cauliflower Greens


Go unnoticed for a majority of us! When given attention; cauliflower greens pamper us with more than what we require of calcium, iron (richest of all greens), β-carotene, Vitamin K to name a few! Encompasses almost all vitamins from Vitamin B complex! What more can one want?

Gobhi Patra – (serves 4, 80 kcals/serving)


Ingredients



  • 6-7 cauliflower leaves

  • 60 g Besan

  • 4 green chillies

  • 2 tsp ginger, chopped

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

  • 3 tsp tamarind + 2 tsp jaggery for chutney

  • 1 tsp coriander seed powder

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • Salt to taste


Method



  • Wash the cauliflower leaves and keep aside.

  • Combine the green chilies and ginger and blend in a mixer till smooth and keep aside.

  • Sieve the besan and set aside.

  • Combine the besan, and the tamarind pulp and mix well and add water to make a smooth thick batter.

  • Add the salt and spices and mix well.

  • Take one cauliflower leaf and place it on the opposite side.

  • Spread the batter evenly on the leaf and put another leaf on top of it and spread more batter.

  • Fold from both sides and roll tightly. Tie with a thread throughout the length of the roll.

  • Repeat the method for the rest of the leaves.

  • Steam for one hour in a steamer or in a water bath and keep aside to cool.

  • Slice the roll and keep aside,

  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.

  • When the seeds splutter, add the patra slices and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

  • Serve hot garnished with coriander.

 

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