Karnataka Style Harive Soppu Bendi Recipe is basically Amaranth Leaves Cooked in Coconut Broth. Bendi means broth in Kannada. Harive Soppu Bendi is a simple yet flavourful. The freshly prepared coconut paste is added to the cooked spinach and finished with a simple south indian tempering. It is easy to make and is a wonderful dish to include in summers, as it is mildly spiced and lighter on the tummy. Serve the Harive Soppu Bendi Recipe (Karnataka Style Amaranth Leaves Cooked in Coconut Broth) along with steamed rice, Hunase Saaru Recipe (Mysore Style Spicy Tamarind Rasam), Gorikayi Palya Recipe and elai vadam for a simple weekday lunch.
Did You Know: The Amaranth leaves are packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, iron and minerals Highly packed with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin K, folate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. They are also an important source of manganese, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus necessary for maintaining proper mineral balance in the body.
The leaves are high dietary in fiber content (3 times that of wheat) that help improve digestive health and reduces constipation. It is easily digestible and good for both young ones and adults.
Here are a few more recipes from Amaranth leaves
- Keerai Masiyal Recipe (Stir Fried Green with Mustard and Curry Leaves)
- Bengali Style Shaak Bhaja Recipe
- Amaranth Leaves Khichdi Recipe
- Harive Soppina Saaru Recipe (Karnataka Style Amaranth Leaves Cooked with lentils)