Organic Gangavayalu Kura from OrganicSiri®
Water cress is simple to make and has a zesty flavor without a bitter aftertaste. It is a popular leafy vegetable in south India used in making dal and chutney. It is an excellent source of vitamin A. It is also used as a condiment for meats and other meals that need a peppery or pungent flavor.
Portulaca oleracea L
Also known as
Gangavalli kura, Gangabayalu, Jalkumbji, Chansaur, Water cress
Water cress is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, which is a powerful antioxidant and is believed to be essential for healthy vision and skin. It also contains some B-complex vitamins like riboflavin as well as dietary minerals, such as iron, calcium and potassium. It is high in dietary fiber and low in calories.
How to use Gangavayalu Kura
Similar to spinach, the simplest method to appreciate this herb in food is to eat it fresh and raw. It tastes great in salads, on sandwiches and as a green topping for curries and soups. It can also withstand some heat, it should be sautéed lightly; overcooking will render it slimy. It is finest made with moong dal, raw mango and green chilli and it is also eaten as a chutney. It makes a great gravy base for paneer, corn or even egg.
This leafy vegetable requires full sun at all times, it grows the best in well drained organic rich soil. It is important to keep the crop weed free at all stages. Gangavalli kura from OrganicSiri is grown in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
Purslane is a plant that does not keep fresh for long due to its sensitivity to cold. However, it can be preserved in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days in the vegetable compartment, wrapped in paper tissue. It is important to make sure make sure that the leaves need to be dry before storing them.
Gangavalli kura leaves are available all year as they can be sown at all seasons.
How to buy Organic Gangavayalu Kura
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