Desiring to give birth to a Baby Einstein ?? Wanted a super brainy kiddo ?? Need to develop memory power in your kid ?? For all these, Mother Nature prescribes “Vallaarai/Brahmi Leaves”.
The extract of these leaves are used in the treatment of Alzheimer(Various stages of Memory loss) , Insomnia(Sleep disorder) and Mental depressions. These leaves are used to relieve from stress, relax brain and improvise concentration.
These leaves are easily available in Farmer’s Market(Uzhavar Sandhai). Whoever sells greens can get you this on demand. Consume these leaves when you are pregnant and do include this in the diet of kids and their grand-parents. Dads-to-be, Moms-to-be too are advised to take this to opt for a stress-free conception. Lactating moms can prefer this to soothe postnatal depressions.
Green(Vallaarai), White(Coconut) and Saffron(Carrot) colors signify our Indian National Flag and so posting this special tri-color salad to wish you all “Happy Republic Day” in advance 🙂 Jainhind !
Vallaarai Salad Recipe – Ingredients
Vallaarai – 1 bunch
Pearl Onions – handful
Carrot – 1
Coconut – 4-5 pieces or 1/4 cup grated
Lemon – 1/2
Salt – as required
Pepper powder – 1 generous pinch
Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
1.Peel the skin of pearl onions, wash and keep ready. In a single bunch of market-bought vallaarai, there will be 5 to 6 small bunches tied together. Take each bunch, cut the stems and just collect the leaves.
2.Discard the stems. Wash the leaves and soak it in water mixed with turmeric powder, rock salt and few drops of lemon for 10-15 minutes. Then take out the leaves and rinse it in clean water.3.Chop the leaves finely and add to a mixing bowl.4.Chop small onions finely and add to the chopped leaves. Do not peel the skin of carrot. Just cut the places where there are deep blemishes. Finely grate carrot.5.Add grated carrot to the salad. Grate coconut or just grind 2-3 pulses in mixie.6.Add grated coconut, required salt and a generous pinch of pepper powder7.Add plain chilli powder. squeeze half lemon. Mix well. Healthy and crunchy salad is ready! Goes well with any variety rice.
- Half tomato can be added to this salad
- Spices can be increased according to your liking
Vallaarai – Nitric acid, Iron, Calcium, Protein, Fiber
Carrot – Vitamin A,C, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Fiber
Coconut – Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B&C, Fiber & good fats
Onion – Vitamins B&C, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Potassium & other minerals
Different one 🙂 definitely to be tried !!!
keerai eaten raw-form? even for kids??
@Dhivya, yes Vallaarai keerai can be consumed raw to enjoy full nutritional benefits. 3+ years kids can eat them raw. But, if your kid doesn’t like this salad, try chutney or add it to dosa batter as we do for mudakkathaan dosai(Click here for link)
U can add roasted peanuts to salad it vl b crunchy nd tasty
@Kalpana, wow great idea 🙂 Sounds delicious..
Hi…I include 10 leaves of vallarai in making chutney for my 14 month baby but I heard like vallarai is most powerful so we have to use only 2 or 3 leaves… Is it true? And how many leaves we can use for 14 month baby
We add other ingredients which will dilute the chutney.. Pls check my video – https://youtu.be/1jD2Ex1xQos .. From this chutney, when you are giving 1 or 2 tbsp to the baby, it would hardly have 2 to 3 leaves in their portion..