“Purslane” is this name familiar? It is for me. 🙂 “Payalaku / Kozhi Keerai ” is this name familiar? some what familiar, because I never prepared, nor my mom has never prepared. I remember seeing it in the farm markets and since I was born and brought up in Pondicherry, India…when I used to hear the name I used to think it is used to feed the chicken (Kozhi). LOL…
Recently I heard about this as “Purslane” and I was wondering what weed it is, as it said that this weed in an Indian origin. So I was much curious and later when I knew it’s health benefits, I really felt ashamed that I didn’t even know much about this weed. 🙁 But I feel that “Better Late Than Never” 🙂 🙂
I ordered some seeds online and while I am waiting…..I went to the lawn area in my backyard (I know it sounds crazy, but it’s ok until I know what I am doing :)) and went in search of this weed, because while I was reading about this weed, it said that we can find it anywhere in lawn or grass area. Voila ……I found so much and also got some seeds out of the weed and planted the weed which had roots to it and rest went into this tasty salad.
Purslane Nutrition Information
Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. It also contains Vitamin A, C and E.
1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep it for few mins so that it soaks up all the flavor.
2. Serve it cold or at room temperature.