Typical of leafy vegetable Malabar Spinach is rich in Vitamin A,Vitamin C,Iron and Calcium.Low in calorie but rich in protiens. The succulent mucilage is a particularly rich source of soluble fiber. Among many other possibilities, Malabar spinach may be used to thickensoups or stir-fries with garlic and chili peppers.( courtesy wikipedia)
Sasme or Sasve is basically a stir fried Basale leaves mixed with coconut and other spices. Usually eaten with Rice or even tastes good with Jowar Roti. Its considered a good food during Summers as it acts a coolant.
- a Bunch of basale soppu
- 1/4 of coconut
- 2-3 Green Chillies as per taste
- 1 tspn of Urad dal
- 3 tspn of mustard seeds
- 1 tspn of turmeric powder
- 1-2 red chillies (broken into two)
- 4-5 tspn of Thick Yogurt
- Salt to taste
Procedure to make:-
- Wash and spread the basale leaves to dry.
- Heat oil in a pan and add Urad dal,1 tspn of mustard seeds,red chillies and after the mustard splutters add the dried Basale leaves which are chopped.
- Let it cook till done.
- Remove from flame and keep aside till cools.
- Now in mixie/blender blend together coconut,turmeric powder,2 tspn of mustard seeds,green chillies in to fine paste.
- Once the Basale leaves cools down add the ground coconut paste to it and mix well.
- Add Yogurt and mix well.
- Add salt to taste.
Serve with Steamed Rice.
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