Galijeru Pappu-pulusu - గలిజేరు పప్పు-పులుసు - Andhra Recipes

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About the Recipe

    Galijeru (Punarnava) Pappu-pulusu - గలిజేరు పప్పు-పులుసు is a forgotten recipe. It used to be popular in villages. After a long time I had the privilege to eat this at my In-laws place at Vijayawada in April 2014.  The leaves were plucked fresh from my Mother-in-law's kitchen garden.

    Punarnava has great medicinal value. The picture above shows the leaves of Punarnava (in Telugu Galijeru). There is another variant i.e if the stem is red we call it Red Punarnava (ఎర్ర గలిజేరు).The normal variety is also known as White Punarnava (తెల్ల గలిజేరు)
    Derived from two Sanskrit words 'Punaha' which means again and 'Nava' is new. Therefore as the Sanskrit name suggests herb that is said to renew the body systems and all the more rejuvenate them.  It is a stolon category creeper that grows wild in India throughout year but dries during summers. It bears small fleshy leaves, small reddish pink flowers and fruits in winter. All parts, including roots, of the plant are used in Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Medicines.The Latin name of the herb is Boerhavia diffusa and in English it is called as 'Spreading hogweed'. Its a boon to revilatise the liver

    It rejuvenates the whole body also i.e. with routine use of Punarnava a person can become young again – full of vigor and vitality. Punarnava corrects the digestive system, alleviates fluid retention and very useful in managing heart diseases. Punarnava also benefits in anemia and respiratory distress. Punarnava can also be taken to manage lipids and maintain cholesterol in healthy limits.

    We use only the leaves for this recipe. Following is a video which is very similar to this recipe. Just replace Amaranth (in Telugu Thotakoora) with this Punarnava (in Telugu Galijeru) and enjoy good health.

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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