1. Just like other leafy vegetables, red chawli leaves are super versatile.
2. Choose methods of cooking that will retain flavor, color, and nutrients. Instead of boiling, steam them. Avoid cooking at very high temperatures and long cooking times as it may turn red colour darker or black, hence would be unacceptable.
3. You can even chop them to make Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra.
4. Perk up your normal dal fry with the addition of these nutritious laal math bhaji to make Laal Math Dal Fry.
5. From North Indian Laal Math Ka Saag to South-Indian Thandukeerai you can not only make mainstream subzis, thorans and dals but also, use red amaranth leaves to stuff parathas, make raita, used in stir-fries, or even in a salad.
How to store red chawli leaves, red amaranth leaves, laal chawli ke patte
• Remove excess dirt from the leaves and trim them. Do not wash it before storing as the moisture will cause spoilage.
• Store loosely in a plastic bag in the refrigerator where it will keep fresh for about 2-3 days.
Health benefits of red chawli leaves, red amaranth leaves, laal chawli ke patte
1. Red chawli leaves are a good source of fibre
and thus a regular consumption will help ease constipation. The best way to consume them is in the form of salads.
2. Rich in vitamin C
, these leaves carry cancer
protective activity. The bear the capability of fighting against the free radicals and harmful cancer cells.
is another mineral it is rich in. It helps build haemoglobin levels.
4. They contain high concentration of antioxidants
which helps reduce inflammation in the body.
5. If you are looking to build strong bones, then do add a handful of these leaves to your daily, as they are a good source of calcium
6. Being very low on calorie scale, they make a great choice for weight watchers.
7. A pregnant women too can add this to her diet. They abound in folate, which are known to prevent neural tube defects in newborn.
8. They are a good source of potassium
which help to regulate heart
9. High amounts of vitamin A
in these leaves acts as eye health boosters.
10. The phytosterols in the leaves aid in maintain the cholesterol
levels in the blood within limits. Nutritive Information for Red Chawli Leaves (Amaranth leaves) :
1 Cup of chopped red chawli leaves is about 28 grams
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.
Energy - 13 caloriesProtein
– 1.1 g
Carbohydrate – 1.7 g
Fat – 0.1 gFiber
– 1.1 g Vitamins:
1545.6 mcg of Vitamin A
= 32.2% of RDA (about 4800 mcg)
0.01 mg of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
= 0.6% of RDA ( (about 1.2 to 1.6 mg for men)
0.05 mg of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
= 2.6% of RDA (about 1.4 to 1.9 mg for men)
0.16 mg of Vitamin B3
= 1.3% of RDA (about 12 mg)
27.7 mg of Vitamin C
= 69.3% of RDA (about 40 mg)
41.7 mcg of Folate (Vitamin B9)
= 41.7% of RDA (about 100 mcg) Minerals:
111.2 mg of Calcium
= 11.1% of RDA (about 1000 mg)
0.97 mg of Iron
= 4.9% of RDA (about 20 mg)
14.7 mg of Magnesium
= 4.2% of RDA (about 350 mg)
16.2 mg of Phosphorus
= 2.7% of RDA (about 600 mg)
0.84 mg of Zinc
= 7% of RDA (about 10 to 12 mg)
95.2 mg of Potassium
= 2% of RDA (about 4700 g)