Beetroot green with green peas and corn.
Don’t discard the beet greens. You can make delicious and healthy side dish with it. Green peas and sweet corn made it attractive and super tempting. Even kids will love this healthy and yummy beetroot green. Serve it with steamed rice or any bread.
Have a look at the health benefits of beetroot green.
Besides supplying good amounts of protein, phosphorus, and zinc, beet greens are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, and low in fat and cholesterol. Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, daily values of beet greens contain: 220% of vitamin A, 60% of vitamin C, 16% of calcium, and 15% of iron.
As if that weren’t enough, studies have also shown that the vitamin K in beet greens contains blood clotting properties, helps ward off osteoporosis, works with calcium to boost bone strength, and may also play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Beet greens have a higher iron content than spinach, and a higher nutritional value than the beetroot itself.
The vitamin A content in beet greens helps strengthen the immune system and stimulates production of antibodies and white blood cells. The beta-carotene in vitamin A is a known antioxidant that can fight the effects of free radicals in the body along with cancer and heart disease.
Recipe is very simple and easy. If you have the ingredients ready then you can make it in a jiffy. You need only green peas corn, garlic, ginger chilli and cumin with beetroot green to make this delicious side dish.
Beetroot green – 2 cup, chopped
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Sweet corn – 1/2 cup boiled
Garlic cloves – 2 – 3, minced
Green chilli – 1, finely chopped
Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger Julienne – 1 tablespoon
Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar – a pinch
Salt to taste
Mustard oil – 1 tablespoon
Ginger julienne to garnish
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
2. Add minced garlic, chopped green chilli and ginger Julienne.
3. Saute till the garlic becomes brown.
Now add beetroot green, corn, green peas, salt and cumin powder.
4. Cook on low heat. Stir occasionally. Don’t increase the heat.
5. When beetroot green dried up completely remove from heat.
6. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Garnish with ginger Julienne.
7. Serve with steamed rice, roti or Indian flat bread or paratha.
1. Grated ginger can be used instead of ginger julienne.
2. You can add 1 sliced onion with garlic if you like. Fry the onion with garlic, ginger and chilli.
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