Sweet Leaf Bush (Star Gooseberry)

It is known as tonic leaf. They also call it as queen of vitamins. They grow in cold and moist land easily. Its flesh will be smooth and soft. If this is tied to tree or branch, it will grow 15- 20 feet height easily. It is used as ingredients for preparing certain dishes.

It consists of vitamin A, B, C. Calcium and iron is in abundance.

When it is grinded to juice, it turns to dark green colour.

This leafy vegetable can be fried in little ghee or grinded to smoothies or juice can also be used to prepare stew, salad and dry powder.
Ingredients required:
1. Small chunks of leaf and stem of the plant    
2. 1 table spoon of Cumin
3.  Pinch of Ajwain
4. 1 table spoon pepper seeds
5. Salt and Jaggery as per taste
6. 1 glass of butter milk (If buttermilk is not available then you can use more lemon juice)
7. 4 table spoons of lemon juice or as per your taste
8. Grated coconut half cup (Coconut is very good for health).

Method of Preparation
1. Lightly fry small chunk of leaf and stem along with cumin in ghee or coconut oil. Frying it for long time can remove all essence. (Or can be done without frying if you prefer it to be raw.)

Grind it well in mixer or juicer along with leafy vegetable, cumin, ajwain, black pepper seeds and with some water into smooth paste and filter it.

Add lemon juice, buttermilk, pinch of salt, two table spoon jaggery optional. Can also add two glass of water. Tasty and healthy juice is ready.

This increase blood platelet and good for athletes.

Star Gooseberry tasty Sauce

You can prepare Sauce with this leafy vegetable which can be had with dose, idly, roti and rice as well.

25 to 30 leaves of Sweet leaf bush/ Star Gooseberry
1 cup grated coconut
Green chillies 4 to 6 or (bird eye chilli 10)
Tamarind of marble size or lemon juice optional
1 table spoon cumin
sesame 1 to 2 spoon
half table spoon salt and little water

Method of Preparation
In a pan, add two table spoon of coconut oil. Once it is heated add green chilli, cumin and sesame and fry it well.

Once sesame cracks add leaves and fry it well. When leaves get dried, add grated coconut and grind it well in grinner till it becomes fine paste.

Then Add salt and tamarind or lemon juice and the sauce is ready. Add two table spoon of coconut oil to increase taste and flavour.

Sautéed Salad
Small chunks of leaf and stem of the plant,    
Grated coconut 2 to 4 table spoon,
Onion one , green chilli 2
Sesame 2 table spoon, mustard 1 table spoon,
Salt as per taste (half table spoon) and lemon juice (2 table spoon) and half table spoon turmeric.

Method of Preparation
In a pan, heat 4 table spoon oil. Once the oil is hot, add chopped chilly.

Post that add sesame and mustard. Post that add turmeric powder, add onion and chunks of leaves and sauté it for a while. Sauté in low flame for 3 minutes. Once it cool downs to room temperature, add grated coconut and lemon juice and mix it well.

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