Friday, December 25, 2009

Chikki greens

This is the famale flower of the Chikki green, which looks like it is made of paper. The Chikki leaves are a popular salad green. It has a slightly sour taste, which adds a tang to the salad.
The leaves can also be cooked and eaten with dal or ground into a tasty chutney. The leaves are very nutritious like the spinach.Unlike the spinach, chikki leaves are very delicate and cook within seconds. It retains its slight sour taste even after cooking, so that you don't have to add lemon juice .


  1. You always come up with these interesting plants which I have never seen before. where can I buy seed of plants from Bangalore?
    cheers ian

  2. I have never heard of this plant before. Interesting vege/plant ;-)

  3. The flower is really pretty. Nice that the plant is also edible.

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