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Greens (Leaf Vegetables)

 Published 2012-Mar-25   Updated 2017-Dec-12
(Green Leafy Vegetables, Keerai Vagaigal, Mustard greens, Collard greens, Turnip greens, Radish greens, Beet leaves, Kale,Swiss Chard, Bok Choy, Spinach, Amarnath Leaves)

When the leaves of plants are eaten as vegetable, they are referred to as "Greens". Almost all the greens are low in calories, high in iron content, high in vitamins and dietary fibre. They are eaten raw in salad or made into juice or cooked. It can be boiled, steamed, stir-fried or baked

Below, I have shared recipes using different greens - both the ones available in India as well as other greens from around the world. I have arranged the greens in alphabetical order for convenience.

Amarnath Leaves (Thandu Keerai, Mulai Keerai, Chowli, Cheera)

Red Amaranthus

Amarnath Leaves Chutney Amarnath Leaves Chutney Amaranth Moongdal Curry Amaranth Moongdal Curry Mulai Keerai Masiyal Mulai Keerai Masiyal  

Balloon Vine (Mudakathan Keerai)

Mudakathan Keerai Kashayam Mudakathan Keerai Kashayam      

Beet Leaves

Beet Leaves

Kheema Beet Leaves Pasta Kheema Beet Leaves Pasta      

Black Nightshade Leaves (Garden Huckleberry, Wonder Berry, Manathakkali Keerai)

Keerai Kootu Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Manathakkali Moru Manathakkali Moru Manathakkali Uppadan Manathakkali Vathal Kulambu Manathakkali Vathal Kulambu

Bok Choy

Bok Choy Poriyal Bok Choy Poriyal      

Broccolini Leaves

Broccolini Leaves PoriyalBroccolini Leaves Poriyal      

Collard Greens

Collard Greens

Collard Greens Poriyal Collard Greens Poriyal      

Dill Leaves

Dill Leaves

Dill Rice Dill Rice Dill Dosa
Dill Dosa
Dill Leaves Kootu Dill Leaves Kootu Dill Leaves Sabzi
Dill Leaves Sabzi
Greek Tzatziki Sauce Greek Tzatziki Sauce Dill Tur Dal Dhokla Dill Tur Dal Dhokla    

Fennel Bulb

Fennel Pasta Fennel Pasta      

Fenugreek Leaves

Aloo Methi Aloo Methi Methi Lauki Dal Methi Lauki Dal Methi Matar Malai Methi Matar Malai Methi Thepla Methi Thepla
Methi Pulao Methi Pulao Methi Guava Curry
Methi Guava Curry
Matar Methi Malai Matar Methi Malai Methi Bhaji Methi Bhaji
Methi Paratha Methi Paratha      

Ivy Gourd Leaves

Ivy Gourd Leaves Sabzi Ivy Gourd Leaves Sabzi      



Baked Kale Chips Baked Kale Chips Green Smoothie Green Smoothie Kale Poriyal Kale Poriyal  

Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens Curry Mustard Greens Curry      

Red and White (Daikon) Radish Greenw

Red Sorrel Leaves

radish with radish greens bhaji Radish with Radish Greens / Leaves bhaji      

Red Sorrel Leaves (Gongura, Pulicha Keerai)

Red Sorrel Leaves

Red Sorrel Leaves ( Gongura) Chutney Red Sorrel Leaves ( Gongura) Chutney      

Snow Peas Leaves

Snap Peas Leaves Poriyal Snow Peas Leaves Poriyal      

Spinach (Palak)

Green Smoothie Green Smoothie Spinach Soup Spinach Soup Spinach Curd Curry Spinach Curd Curry Spinach Pizza Spinach Pizza
Palak Chicken Palak Chicken No Image
Palak with Gobi
Palak Aloo Palak Aloo No Image Palak with Sesame Seeds
Palak Puri Palak Puri Spinach Dal Palak (Spinach) Dal Spinach Rice Spinach Rice Tiranga Halwa
Chicken Roll Chicken Roll with Spinach Lasagna Rollups with Spinach Lasagna Rollups with Spinach Spinach Black Eyed Peas Thoran Spinach Black Eyed Peas Thoran  

Turnip Greens

Turnip Greens Poriyal Turnip Greens Poriyal      

Veldt Grape (Devil's Backbone, Adamant Creeper, Pirandai)

Flax Seed Chutney Pirandai Chutney      

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Comments (3)

Person   ()
Kale is called 'karam sag' in Hindi. It is considered to be a type of cabbage and is rarely eaten in India but it can be easily consumed. In fact, very few people in India know that this green leafy vegetable exists.
Person   ()
hi, what are kale leaves called in india ? is it same as spinach?
Person   ()
Hi Tanu,
Kale is different from Spinach. I don't think you get it in India.

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