When I was reading about this seemebadane kayi/chayote Chayote/Bangalore Brinjal/Chow Chow I found out it is actually a fruit. I always though it is a vegetable. Chayote is low calorie, high fiber squash with excellent source of Vitamin C, and folate. Seeme badanekaayi also contains antioxidant flavonoids that help to destroy harmful free radicals. We can make chutney, sambar and use this with many other vegetables and also see many Mexican dishes calls for Chayote.For weight loss this is one of the fruit/vegetable you should add to your diet. Here is a simple recipe of Chayote palya/Stir fry.
Dill leaves/sabsige soppu is very healthy greens, helps to boost the digestion, helps in reducing insomnia, menstrual and respiratory discomforts and so on. Our Ayurvedic doctor said chewing on handful of the raw dill greens everyday helps to protect against the arthritis. Coming to the recipe we are using this dill leaves along with the toor dal to make a healthy palya goes well as side dish to rasam rice, sambar rice. Simple yet delicious.
Matvadi palya is wholesome curry with protein and vegetable. My ajji used to make this palya with gorikaayi(cluster beans), beans and even with greens like menthya soppu, baby dill. It is an awesome side dish goes well with rice, rotis and you can just eat it as it is.
Cabbage palya or curry is always a ignored dish. This is one of a kind curry my mother makes it and goes very well with rice. You can prepare the cabbage rice using this curry and you should try this. Research say cabbage when steam cooked helps to reduce the cholesterol. Also rich in Vitamin K, and sulphur. Here is the mustard flavored cabbage curry recipe from my mother.