Beetroot greens with beetroot, potato and green peas.
Packed with healthy nutrients and delicious no onion garlic stir fry with popular superfood beetroot and beetroot greens.
Recipe is very easy and simple. You don’t need spices to make this delicious stir fry. Nigella seed or kalonji, green chilli and ginger with tomato, green peas, potato, cilantro and a dash of lemon juice will make this stir fry flavorful and delicious.
Finely chopped tender beetroot stems were used with leaves. Every part of beetroot is nutritious so don’t discard anything. You can simply throw beetroot peels under your plants or make compost to grow plants. Vegetable and fruit peels are great to fertilize the plants.
And don’t peel the potato. Rinse well and use. Potato peels are also nutritious.
They contain good amounts of fiber and nutrients, plus they are very satiating and versatile. … Many nutrients are contained in the peel of the potato, so consuming both the skin and flesh maximizes the amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals in each serving. Selecting a healthy cooking method is also important. Source
Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Source
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No Fat or Cholesterol: Beet greens are nutritious as they are rich in Vitamin K, copper, manganese, iron and calcium, but they are great for maintaining a healthy weight, as they contain zero saturated fat and cholesterol.
Moreover, beetroot boosts heart health by regulating blood pressure and improving blood flow. Source
Already shared one more beetroot greens recipe Beetroot green with peas and corn.
This week our 235 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Best From Waste suggested by Archana who blog at The Mad Scientist Kitchen.
Archana is a very talented blogger. Do visit her space for different types of delicious and innovative recipes. Like chocolate pie, Caramel apple plum mini pizza etc.
I have recently bookmarked her honey cake to try.
Archana suggested to make something without wasting anything. So I am sharing this beetroot green stir fry with green peas and potato. I have used leaves and tender stems of beetroot. Every part of the beetroot is nutritious so why to discard anything. Use beetroot peels to make compost. Vegetable and fruit peels can be used to fertilize your plants. And you don’t need to peel the potato. Just wash well, chop and use.
Beetroot green – 5 bunch or leaves of 5 beetroot
Beetroot – 1
Nigella seed or kalonji – 1/2 teaspoon
Potato – 1
Tomato – 1, chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Sugar to taste
Green chilli – 2
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 3 teaspoon
Mustard oil – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon
1. Wash the beetroot greens well and chop into small pieces. Finely chop the tender stems too.
2. Peel and grate 1 beetroot. Use the peel to make compost. Vegetable peels are great organic alternative to chemical fertilizer.
3. Rinse the potato well. Don’t peel. Thinly slice the potato.
4. Heat mustard oil in a pan. You can use olive oil or any oil instead of mustard oil. Add nigella seeds or kalonji.
5. Add sliced potato and fry for 2 minutes.
6. Add grated ginger, grated beetroot, chopped 1 green chilli and chopped tomato. Saute till tomato becomes soft and dried up.
7. Add chopped beetroot greens, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, salt, turmeric powder and 1 – 2 slit green chilli. Mix well. Beetroot greens will release lots of water. Cover and cook on low heat 10 – 15 minutes or until dried up. Stir in between.
8. Remove the cover. Increase the heat and cook on high heat until dried up completely.
9. Add lemon juice. You can also add some more chopped cilantro or coriander leaves.
10. Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more salt and lemon juice if require.
11. Remove from heat. You can garnish with lemon wedges, ginger julienne and chopped cilantro.
Serve with steamed rice, roti, paratha or any bread.
1. Add more chopped green chilli if you want spicy. Or skip if you are making for kids.
2. Boiled sweet corn can be used with green peas.
3. You can also add few chopped garlic cloves with nigella seed.
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