Friday, May 14, 2010

Black Nightshade Greens Rice / Manathakkali Keerai Saadam

Black Nightshade rice

There are nearly a 1000 varieties of plants that have edible leaves says Wikipedia. ;) isn't that wow??..

When you have so much, it really demands different varieties of dishes to be made with it.

Of course its more time consuming to clean the greens and chop them, but then when you get to know that it is low in calories, low in fat, high in protein per calorie, high in dietary fiber, high in iron and calcium, and very high in phytochemicals such as vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein and folic acid as well as Vitamin K, its really hard to ignore it.

Verdict: A greens dish a week will keep diseased away. :)

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Photo Courtesy: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/weeds/Solanum_nigrum/

Ingredients:

Greens - 1 cup
Coconut - 3 tblsp
Green chilies - 3
Curd - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - 4
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - for taste

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Method:

Cook greens in microwave or stove top. Grind it along with coconut, green chillies, cashews, salt and asafoetida. Now mix in the churned curd along with it. Season with mustard seeds.

Mix this paste with rice to make greens rice. :)


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Serving tips:

The rice goes best with raw onions.

You can also use it as a spread for bread.

Happy making and healthy eating :)

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I am happy to send this to Preeti's "Green gourmet" event happening in her lovely blog - W'rite' Food.

Written by: Nithya
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45 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful and healthy recipe.. as usual lovely presentation.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never thought of making rice and chutney with this keerai,always make soup!

Nithu Bala said...

Manathakkali sadam is too good..loved your wonderful click dear..

Asha said...

WOW! What a beautiful green in that little pot. Great presentation too. Rice and chutney look delicious.

Geetha Achal said...

மணதக்காளி சாதம் சூப்பர்ப்...அருமையாக படங்கள்...

SE said...

very healthy, nice clicks !

Priti said...

Looks gud..and love the recipe...

Pari said...

Looks so good and cooling to the eyes. Perfect for this heat.

Suja Sugathan said...

Very healthy..sounds delicious..need to try this..and lovely presentation too.

Anncoo said...

Sounds so healthy and beautiful shots too!

Aps said...

The whole lot looks so Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!

Anncoo said...

Sounds so healthy and beautiful shots too!

Kairali sisters said...

Need to try this def..Nice recipe thnx for sharing Nits..Lovely clicks as always...

Love
Kairali sisters

Ann said...

Oh Dear! this is such an excellent recipe, I love this keerai.. My mom often makes this. I dont get this keerai here :(

divya said...

Wowwwwwww..healthy .... mouth watering clicks.. looks soo tempting dear..

M D said...

Loved every pic of urs Nitya, bright and refreshing! Just so beautiful. Lovely recipe too.

Madhuri said...

Absolutely! they are veggies and greens where we are not aware of. It's nice to explore and induce them in cooking. delicious recipe.

VineelaSiva said...

Wow wonderful recipe dear.Asusual the pics r perfect.

kitchen queen said...

looks very tempting inviting and mouth watering.

Mriganayani said...

First of all, I did not know that manathakkali was called Black Nightshade Green - it just entered into the really cool category now in my brain! So, thanks for the knowledge!

The rice looks awesome but I think I will love it more in a bread sandwich as you said!

Nitks said...

A healthy dish..

Swathi said...

Nithya,

Manathakkali kerrai saadam looks really perfect, we make only fried vattal with them, rice is new one.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nithya ,
You know I love to come here more because of your beautifully captured clicks.:-p
By saying that I don't want to take away the credit of a good cook in you:-)
Very healthy recipe. And Nice presentation.
Have a nice weekend

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Wow!!! beautiful photos. I know that this herb is very healthy for stomach ailments. Gr8 recipe :) Thanks for sharing.

simply.food said...

Interesting recipe never cooked with this veg before.Beautiful vibrant nad ey catching clicks.

Yummy Team said...

Thats an interesting recipe!! Beautiful presentation too..

Ammu said...

Never tried this before. Very interesting & healthy dish. Wonderful !!!

Priya said...

Beautiful rice Nithya, never thought of making rice with manathakkali keerai, thanks dear for sharing.

Leena said...

Lovely,healthy dish...

Ramya said...

U take so much pain for u'r pictures..Kudos to u..Lovely clicks and appetising rice..Sooooo healthy

DEESHA said...

nice recipe .. I love anything with greens .. looks beautiful

PranisKitchen said...

nithya this is cool..really ne green to me..sure will try this dish..lovely presentation...the rice looks suerb..full of green loved it yarr

sharikahline said...

this is my first visit to your blog. this rice recipe looks so good! :-)

Rekha shoban said...

healthy one and nice presentation and click dear

AvanthiRao said...

sounds healthy and very tempting clicks

kamala said...

Comfortable food for summer I never tried with this chutney sounds interesting.

Parita said...

Gorgeous pictures I must say, very bright! Greens look yumm and healthy :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

This is a very healthy green Nithya...but we don't get this in US...making a rice dish is such a great idea...looks very tasty :)

Anu said...

Awesome.. Yummy and nice click..

Suma Rowjee said...

So easy and sounds good!!

Sumathi said...

Creative use of manathakkali keerai..

Aparna said...

wonderful presentaion dear..missed many of ur recipes,was on vacction n gt lazy too

San said...

Innovative recipe nits,the pics are so droolworthy.Like to taste it right away.Never thought that we can prepare rice using manathakkali.

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow beautiful post... loved the presentation.... rice and chutney looks awesome..

Roochi said...

FIrst time to your blog... wonderful pics... Soothing for eyes and makes me hungry.
Roochi
www.roochis.blogspot.com

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