Have you seen this spinach? We Indians call this spinach by different names - Ceylon Spinach, Philippines Spinach, Florida Spinach or Colombo Cheera.
This common variety of spinach grows without much care in our backyards. After we moved to this house in Bangalore, we have the company of this ever green spinach. During the summer months, it was almost dried up, but with the shower, it has started to spread to its old glory.
This greens is know for its high protein content and its rich in vitamin A and C.A world of caution, consuming large quantity is not advisable for those having arthritis and gout.
How to Use Ceylon SpinachYou can used in salads, or stir fried on in dal as I've done it today. Or you can make a toran and dal curry with it.
|Ceylon Spinach (Talinum Triangulare) is also called Waterleaf|
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|Green, Green Backyard|
|Soak it in water for at least 15 minutes and rinse well.|
|Add oil, mustard, jeera and shallots and turmeric powder and saute for few seconds|
|Now add the chopped spinach, cover and cook|
|Now add the grated coconut, jeera, garlic and green chillie along with salt and cook it well|