Sunday, September 6, 2015

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Green Tomatoes , just like the ripe tomatoes, have  lot of nutrients. But never try to eat it in raw form in a salad, it has a kind of toxin, which might be poisonous. Green variety also has Vitamin C in abundance, just like the ripe ones, has lot of fibre, helps reduce the risk of heart disease and colon cancer. Betacarotene is present in Green Tomatoes too, like the red ones.
Palak, also known as Spinach, is low in calories, has calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins and it also is a source of protein, fibre and copper. Palak has flavonoids, which helps keep you young.
Channa dhal, is high in fibre, helps to lower cholesterol, has a very low glycemic index, which is important to those with diabetes, and is a rich source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein.
Pearl Onions has antibiotic, antiseptic properties, is an immediate cure for fever, common cold and sore throat and  can improve digestive system. So......how nutritious will the gravy be, if all these four are combined into one???? This is a good, simple and quick side dish, not only for chapathies but also rice.
This can also be called a Koottu Variety.



Ingredients
Spinach / palak - 1 bunch, washed, cleaned and chopped
Green tomatoes, chopped - 4
Pearl Onions - 10-12
Channa dhal - 1/2 cup, soaked in water for 1/2 hour
Green chilly - 1, slit
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning
Cooking oil - 2 tsps
Jeera - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch
Prep time: 10mts; Cooking time: 10mts; 

Serves 3



In a pressure pan, add the cooking oil, season jeera and turmeric powder.


                                         Add the slit green chilly and chopped onions

Add the chopped green tomatoes too


Add the sambar powder.


Add the soaked channa dhal

add salt, cook for 3 whistles, mix well, and serve hot.


Serve hot with chapathies or rice...choice is yours!





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