If you are new to this greens, here is what it looks like…
The name is actually from the term [in Tamil] – Mudakku + Atraan, meaning it prevents the immobility of the joints.Over time, it came to be called mudakkathan.
This is a green leafy vegetable that grows extensively in the rural areas,in almost everybody’s backyard. Though it doesn’t grow in our backyard, we are fortunate enough to get these from the farmers market where the produce comes mostly from the rural areas around here.So when ever I see a bunch, I pick it up without hesitation.
It tastes a little bitter when eaten raw but when it is made into a dish or added to a dish,the bitter taste disappears.
Some of the health benefits.
- It is used to treat joint pains.In folk medicine, it is said to cure Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- This has anti inflammatory properties.
- Balloon vine plant is rich in anti oxidants.
Here is a simple Mudakkathan Keerai Soup that can me made with these leaves.
This dosa taste good without any hint of bitterness. I added the greens puree to the dosa batter and made dosas with it. The kids will not mind eating this because of the pleasant color.
Mudakkathan Keerai Dosai Recipe is my first post for Blogging Marathon #82, Week 1, Day 1, Under the theme Crepes for all times. Dosas are our very own crepes and hence I am posting it for the theme.
A healthy herbal dosa recipe using Balloon vine leaf.
- 2 Handfuls Mudakkathan Keerai / Balloon Vine leaves, cleaned and washed
- 3 cups Dosa batter
Separate the leaves from the vine and wash well.Grind the leaves to a puree and add it to the dosa batter
.Mix well to combine and make dosas as usual.
Serve with sambar / chutney of your choice.
Step by step method to perpare Mudakkathan Keerai Dosai Recipe
Separate the leaves from the vine and wash well.Grind the leaves to a puree and add it to the dosa batter.Mix well to combine and make dosas as usual. Serve with sambar / chutney of your choice.
Tastes best when served hot!