Saturday, 12 December 2015

Safflower Leaves Bhaji

Safflower Leaves also known as Kardai in Marathi...
The flower from the seeds of this plant are used as medicine.
Safflower seed is also used to treat fever, tumors, coughs, breathing problems, clotting conditions, pain, heart disease, chest pain, and traumatic injuries. Safflower seed oil is used as a cooking oil. The tender leaves of the plant are use for cooking. This vegetable is available in the winter.

1 Bunch Safflower Leaves chopped
1 big size Onion chopped
2 Tomato chopped
1 tbsp  Garlic minced
1  Dry Red Chill broken
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2  tsp Red Chili Powder
1 tsp  Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil
Take a pot, add 4 cups water, add the safflower leaves. Let it boil for 3 minutes or the leaves are cooked. Drain the water out and keep the leaves aside. Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and dry red chilli. Let the cumin seed crackle. Add the garlic and onion and fry it till it becomes light brown in colour. Add the tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder,coriander powder and stir well, cover and cook until tomato are tender. Add the cooked safflower leaves and stir well.Cook on medium heat until all water dries up and it starts to leave oil from the sides. Once done serve hot with steamed rice.

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